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Sony KDL-40R553

Sony KDL-40R553
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A very economical to run but 3 year old 40" Full HD TV, with good features
40" Full HD No 65mm Mar 2015 A+
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Sony KDL-40R553 Review

With low running costs but at over 2 years old, we have scored the Sony KDL-40R553 as follows:
69
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
89
Running Costs
£62 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good

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:
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Smaller than average display diagonal
Only Full HD

What is This TV Best Used For?

17
Watching Films
Mediocre
5
Watching Sport
Mediocre
13
Playing Games
Mediocre

Sony KDL-40R553 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

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”.

Running Costs

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.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-40R553 in March 2015.

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Features

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".

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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.

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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.

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Average Thickness

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.

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Not 3D

The Sony KDL-40R553 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-40R553 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-40R553 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-40R553 supports 24p. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-40R553 supports parental controls, unlike 87% of televisions which do not support parental controls.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Sony KDL-40R553 supports screen mirroring. 84% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-40R553 supports HDD recording, which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony kdl40r553cbaep, sony kdl40r553cbu

Barcodes:

04548736003590, 05055760763691

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