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Sony KDL-40R553 Review
|2 Years Old|
|£62 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 71?
It has excellent user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest televisions 2018.
It has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £62 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report it is easy to use, design and superior picture quality.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
What is This TV Best Used For?
Sony KDL-40R553 In-Depth Analysis
Customers Report That it is Easy to Use
Some customers said in their reviews that this TV was easy to use. Jaz (cloud Child) wrote this year “The remote control is simple to use and the onscreen prompts also help you learn what buttons to use for what” in their review. Jaz (cloud Child) also mentioned “Otherwise its a very good tv and a pleasure to use”.
Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs
We checked 3,350 user and expert reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. 95% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Customers Report Nice Design
One customer said that this TV was good looking. Jaz (cloud Child) said in their review of the Sony KDL-40R553 on Amazon in October “They look gorgeous”.
Users Report Superior Image Quality
One person who purchased it reckoned that it had clear images.
Users Report Great Product Quality
One person who bought it mentioned that it was good quality.
Customers Report That it is Robust
One Sony KDL-40R553 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Jaz (cloud Child) scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The built in freeview we access via a cable antenna with mixed results” in their review.
Customers Report a Good Remote Control
One Sony KDL-40R553 reviewer who reviewed the Sony KDL-40R553 concluded that it had a good remote control.
Customers Report Superior Technical Features
One customer who reviewed the product considered that it had good features. Jaz (cloud Child) said on Amazon “I like the eco saving features” in their review of the Sony KDL-40R553 and rated it as very good.
Customers Report Good Quality High Def TV
One Sony KDL-40R553 reviewer reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Jaz (cloud Child) wrote “Best thing to view on this is hd movies and hd channels”.
Users Report Good Smart TV Features
One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good for watching Freeview TV.
Customers Report Excellent Connectivity
One Sony KDL-40R553 owner who purchased the product concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. A few weeks ago Jaz (cloud Child) scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The 2 usb ports are great to put in our own content”.
Average Running Costs
This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The KDL-40R553 has an average 5 year running cost of £62 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,306 televisions.
Released Over Two Years Ago
Sony released the KDL-40R553 in March 2015.
Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal
The Sony KDL-40R553's display diagonal of only 40" is smaller than 72% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Televisions have display diagonals of between 13" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".
Only Full HD
The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology
The KDL-40R553 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.
The thickness of the KDL-40R553 of 65mm is relatively typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 64% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.
The Sony KDL-40R553 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that 75% of TVs are also not 3D.
The Sony KDL-40R553 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.
Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
The KDL-40R553 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 78% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The KDL-40R553's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is slower than 83% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The RMS rated powers of TVs range from 2W to 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the KDL-40R553 of only 10W is lower than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the lowest 15% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
The KDL-40R553 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.
The Sony KDL-40R553 supports 24p. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.
Supports Parental Controls
The KDL-40R553 supports parental controls, unlike 87% of televisions which do not support parental controls.
Supports Screen Mirroring
The Sony KDL-40R553 supports screen mirroring. 84% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.
Supports HDD Recording
The KDL-40R553 supports HDD recording, which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support HDD recording.
Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)
The Sony KDL-40R553 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), unlike 94% of TVs which do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).
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