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Sony KDL40RD453BU

78

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Sony KDL40RD453BU

£379.00
Sony KDL-40RD453
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A very economical to run and very cheap 40" Full HD TV, good for playing games
40" Full HD No 66mm Feb 2016 A+
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Sony KDL-40RD453 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with low running costs, we have ranked the Sony KDL-40RD453 number 140 in 40 inch TVs, number 288 in best selling TVs and number 677 across all TVs.
92
Value for Money
Excellent
68
Features
Good Features
82
Age
2 Years Old
88
Running Costs
£65 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

Hisense TVs 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At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available.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 TVs 2018.
It has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £65 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This TV has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports 24p
Supports parental controls
Full high definition
Rediscover every detail
Designed for anywhere
New ways to enjoy TV
Playback through USB
Your memories on screen
Only Full HD
Smaller than average display diagonal

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 149 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 277 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 287 in TVs for sport.
71
Watching Films
Very Good
68
Watching Sport
Good
72
Playing Games
Very Good

Sony KDL-40RD453 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good TV Reviews

We checked 3,350 expert and owner reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. 95% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Terrific Value for Money

The product is under 2 years old but has mediocre features. However at £379.00 it is still cheaper than 69% of televisions.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A+, and the KDL-40RD453 has an average 5 year running cost of £65 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV was released in February 2016.

Features

Only Full HD

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

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KDL-40RD453 of only 40" is smaller than 65% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The display diagonals of TVs range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KDL-40RD453 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Sony KDL-40RD453 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Thicker Than Average

The thinnest thickness of TVs is 1.7mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The KDL-40RD453's thickness of 66mm is thicker than 65% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-40RD453 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike 61% of TVs which support Wi-Fi.

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Average High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the KDL-40RD453 of 200Hz is relatively standard compared to most other televisions. It is faster than 36% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most other TVs, the Sony KDL-40RD453 does not have a built-in camera. 98% of televisions do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The KDL-40RD453 does not support internet TV. 59% of TVs also do not support internet TV.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-40RD453 supports 24p. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-40RD453 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 87% of televisions do not support parental controls.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The KDL-40RD453's RMS rated power of only 10W is lower than 84% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. Across all the TVs the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-40RD453 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 78% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-40RD453 supports HDD recording. 98% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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00635131627125, 04548736023758, 04548736028753, 05056129211877

Sony KDL40RD453BU

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