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Sony KDL40RD450

£391.99
40" Full HD Direct-LED Flat Feb 2016
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £79.95 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Features USB recording
Full HD
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Energy

Running Costs Are OK

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the KDL-40RD450 has an average running cost of £80 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 237 medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than a year.


Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 2,235 expert and user reviews (including 459 verified purchases) for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 89% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This television was released in February 2016.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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

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Not 3D

Like most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television, the KDL-40RD450 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-50W809 (£369.99).

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

We compared this TV to all the other 40" TVs and we think cheaper TVs such as the Philips 40PFT5500 (£369), and the Sony KDL-40WD653 (£319.90) are also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Seiki SE42FS03 (£299) (42" and cheaper), or the LG 43LH604 (£300) (43" and cheaper).

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Design

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-40RD450 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV also do not have a built-in camera.

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Performance

Features USB Recording

The KDL-40RD450 features USB recording, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-40RD450 supports parental controls, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this television.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-40RD450 supports 24p. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also support 24p.

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Does Not Feature Voice Control

The Sony KDL-40RD450 does not feature voice control, unlike most of the other televisions that are a similar age to this television which feature voice control.

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Has a Game Mode

The KDL-40RD450 has a game mode. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also have a game mode.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-40RD450 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other TVs that came out more than a year ago.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a Wi-Fi and we think the Sony KDL-43WD751 (£391.30) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-40RD450 does not have an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs that have been available for more than a year do have an ethernet port.

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Management Features

Does Not Have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-40RD450 does not have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV do have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-40RD450 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The Sony KDL-40RD450 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this television also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Smart TV

Does Not Support Smart TV

The Sony KDL-40RD450 does not support Smart TV, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and spec which support Smart TV.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The Sony KDL-40RD450 does not support internet TV. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this television do support internet TV.

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Audio

Very Low RMS Rated Power

Medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than a year have RMS rated powers of between 5W and 40W. At only 10 Watts, the Sony KDL-40RD450 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

With a depth of 66 millimeters, the Sony KDL-40RD450 has a fairly typical depth compared to most of the other televisions of this age and type.

We compared all the other 66mm thick televisions to this TV and we think the KDL-48WD653 (£333), and the KDL-40WD653 (£319.90) both from Sony and both of which are cheaper are also worth considering.

Televisions with a thicker depth that might be worth considering include the Sony KDL-40WD650 (£399.49) (66mm).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl40rd450
Barcodes 04548736023741

Sony KDL-40RD450 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-40RD450 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

Other TVs to Consider

Philips 40PFT6550 vs Sony KDL-40RD450

Philips 40PFT6550 vs Sony KDL-40RD450
Philips 40PFT6550 Sony KDL-40RD450
£ 399.00 £391.99
75% Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
A Lot Higher RMS Rated Power
Superior Energy Efficiency Rating
Two More HDMI Ports Quantitys
£7 More Expensive
Seven Months Older

Sony KDL-43W809 vs Sony KDL-40RD450

Sony KDL-43W809 vs Sony KDL-40RD450
Sony KDL-43W809 Sony KDL-40RD450
£ 399.00 £391.99
80% Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
Better Energy Efficiency Rating
A Lot Higher RMS Rated Power
Two More HDMI Ports Quantitys
£7 More Expensive
Eleven Months Older

Sony KDL-43W807 vs Sony KDL-40RD450

Sony KDL-43W807 vs Sony KDL-40RD450
Sony KDL-43W807 Sony KDL-40RD450
£ 329.99 £391.99
£62 Cheaper
78% Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
Higher Energy Efficiency Rating
Two More HDMI Ports Quantitys
Eleven Months Older
Heavier
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