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Overall Score

Sony KDL-40RD450

An economical to run 40" Full HD TV, but with inferior features
40" Full HD No No Feb 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KDL-40RD450 Review

With low running costs and at under 2 years old, we have scored the Sony KDL-40RD450 as follows for Summary.
30
Missing Some Features
72
18 Months Old
75
£80 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
43
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
It has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £80 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This TV is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
Does not support Wi-Fi
16
Mediocre
23
Mediocre
30
Mediocre

How Big is the Sony KDL-40RD450?

The Sony KDL-40RD450 is 924mm wide and 66mm tall. It is 549mm thick and weighs 7.7kg.

Sony KDL-40RD450 front dimensions

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Sony KDL-40RD450 size in context

Sony KDL-40RD450 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Televisions

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


Features

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 KDL-40RD450 of 40" is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 29% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KDL-40RD450 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KDL-40RD450 is not 3D, although keep in mind that 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the KDL-40RD450 of 66mm is relatively typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 67% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-40RD450 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike 59% of TVs which support Wi-Fi.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-40RD450 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Does Not Feature Voice Control

The KDL-40RD450 does not feature voice control, although this is within the context that 85% of TVs also do not feature voice control.

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Does Not Have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Sony KDL-40RD450 does not have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). 61% of TVs do have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The KDL-40RD450 does not support internet TV, although this is within the context that 61% of TVs also do not support internet TV.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The Sony KDL-40RD450's RMS rated power of only 10W is in the lowest 16% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Televisions have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-40RD450 does not support Wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that 91% of TVs also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-40RD450 supports 24p, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-40RD450 supports parental controls. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Features USB Recording

The KDL-40RD450 features USB recording, which is unusual. 93% of TVs do not feature USB recording.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-40RD450 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most other TVs. 64% of TVs have an ethernet port.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-40RD450 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that 98% of televisions also do not have a built-in camera.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

Sony released the KDL-40RD450 in February 2016.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

This Sony TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The KDL-40RD450 has an average 5 year running cost of £80 based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony kdl40rd450

Barcodes:

04548736023741

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KDL-40RD450

30W higher RMS rated power
Faster motion interpolation frequency
Larger display diagonal
72% higher running costs over five years
Larger display diagonal
Higher running costs over five years by £16.03
26% cheaper to run
8" smaller display diagonal
200Hz faster motion interpolation frequency
50% higher RMS rated power
2% cheaper to run
Thicker

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