Close
Share on
Sony KDL40R553CBU
Sony KDL-40R553
15 Images

Loading image...

Sony KDL40R553CBU

£239.00
40" Full HD Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type Release Date
Easy to use
Sony has good reviews for its TVs
Good picture quality
RGB Direct £239.00 Go to Store
1 Price from 1 Store | £239.00 | Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe

Design

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”.

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.


Reviews

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 2,295 user and expert reviews (including 517 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range. 89% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

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.


Smart TV

Smart TV Features Are Good

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”.


Display

Good Picture Quality

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

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”.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that have been available for more than two years. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Not 3D

The KDL-40R553 is not 3D. Most of the other TVs of this age and type are also not 3D.

If you want a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the Samsung UE40H6400 (£249.99), or the LG 47LA660 (£279.99).

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 40" TVs currently available including because of its better review score, the Samsung UE40B8000.

If you want a TV with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the LG 42LF5610 (£294.99) (42") which is also higher rated.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was March 2015 when this television was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl40r553cbu
Barcodes 04548736003590

Other TVs to Consider

LG 32LF650 vs Sony KDL-40R553

LG 32LF650 vs Sony KDL-40R553
LG 32LF650 Sony KDL-40R553
£ 299.99 £239.00
800Hz Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
50% Higher RMS Rated Power
Energy Efficiency Rating is Higher
Two RF Ports
£61 More Expensive
User Review Rating is Worse

Toshiba 32D1533 vs Sony KDL-40R553

Toshiba 32D1533 vs Sony KDL-40R553
Toshiba 32D1533 Sony KDL-40R553
£ 170.00 £239.00
£69 Cheaper
Thinner
Significantly Lower Annual Energy Consumption
Cheaper to Run by £26.85
Vastly Higher Mercury Content
One Less USB 2.0 Port

Philips 40PFT6550 vs Sony KDL-40R553

Philips 40PFT6550 vs Sony KDL-40R553
Philips 40PFT6550 Sony KDL-40R553
£ 399.00 £239.00
700Hz Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
Energy Efficiency Rating is Higher
50% Higher RMS Rated Power
Four HDMI Ports
£160 More Expensive
Marginally Heavier
Feedback