Sony KDL-40R553
Sony KDL-40R553
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Sony KDL-40R553

An economical to run 40" Full HD TV, but with not very good features
40" Full HD No No Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KDL-40R553 Review

With low running costs but at over 2 years old,
Missing Some Features
2 Years Old
£77 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has terrific user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
It has running costs of £77 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 4,025 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
Customers report it is easy to use, excellent design and great picture quality.
This Sony TV is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
Very low RMS rated power

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 Television Reviews

We checked 3,185 expert and owner reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent 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 Great Picture Quality

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

Customers Report Excellent 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.

Users 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”.

Customers Report Good Smart TV Features

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

Customers Report 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”.


Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony KDL-40R553 of 40" is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 34% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-40R553 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Sony KDL-40R553 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The KDL-40R553 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KDL-40R553 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-40R553 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

TVs have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the KDL-40R553 of only 10W is in the lowest 10% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The KDL-40R553's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is in the slowest 19% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The average motion interpolation frequency of all televisions is 440Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-40R553 supports 24p, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-40R553 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The KDL-40R553 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), unlike 94% of TVs which do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-40R553 in March 2015.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The KDL-40R553 is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-40R553 is £77.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl40r553cbaep, sony kdl40r553cbu
Barcodes 04548736003590

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