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17 Reasons For

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 TVs Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,318 expert and user reviews, Sony has good reviews for its televisions. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Picture Quality

One person who purchased it reckoned that it had clear images.

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”.

Good Product Quality

One person who bought it mentioned that it was good quality.

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.

Good Remote Control

One Sony KDL-40R553 reviewer who reviewed the Sony KDL-40R553 concluded that it had a good remote control.

Good 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.

Good 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”.

Good Smart TV Features

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good for watching Freeview TV.

Good 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”.

Has a Wi-Fi

The KDL-40R553 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age do not have a wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung UE32J5500[plb_2850736_price], or the Panasonic TX-32CS510[plb_2819394_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a wi-Fi to this TV and we think the Sharp LC-43CFE6131[plb_3021350_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV

The KDL-40R553 supports smart TV. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also support smart TV.

We compared this television to all the other televisions which support smart TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE32J5500[plb_2850736_price], and the Panasonic TX-32CS510[plb_2819394_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a smart TV and we think the Sharp LC-43CFE6131[plb_3021350_price] is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Four Sound Modess

The KDL-40R553 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of this spec and age. This television has a Music sound modes, which is the most commonly found sound modes found on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-40R553. The sound modess "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-40R553 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This Sony TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-40R553. The audio formats supported "LPCM" is also supported by this TV.

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Has Six Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-40R553 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-40R553. The smart modess "Animation", "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Most comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than a year are not 3D. The KDL-40R553 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-40R553 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of image formats supported by the KDL-40R553 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-40R553.

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Only Supports Six Video Formats Supporteds

The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-40R553 is more than most televisions of this type and age. This TV supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40R553. The video formats supporteds "AVCHD", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2" and "WMV" are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-40R553 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the Samsung UE32J4500[plb_3059439_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-40R553 is 5W and the highest is 1,000W. With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-40R553 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40R553

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the KDL-40R553 over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Depth

With a depth of 65 millimeters, the KDL-40R553 has a fairly typical depth compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age.

We compared all the other 65mm thick TVs to this television and we think the Sony KDL-32R403[plb_2796469_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony r50, kdl40r553, sony r50c, kdl40r553c, sony kdl40r553, sony kdl40r553c, sony kdl40r553cb, sony kdl40r553cba, sony kdl40r553cbu, sony kdl40r553cbae, sony kdl40r553cbaep
Barcodes 04548736003590, 04548736003620

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