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Sony KDL40RD453BU

£279.00
40" Full HD 50Hz Direct-LED Apr 2016
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate LED Backlighting Type Release Date £79.95 Electricity cost over 5 years
Popular choice
Sony has good television reviews
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Reviews

Sony Has Good Television Reviews

We checked 2,295 user and expert reviews (including 517 verified purchases) for Sony TVs 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.


Energy

OK Running Costs

This Sony television has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and the KDL-40RD453 is typical compared to the other 225 TVs that have been around for more than a year that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the KDL-40RD453 will cost £80 over 5 years to run.


Other

Popular Choice

The KDL-40RD453 is one the fastest selling TV currently available according to sales data from Amazon.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2016 when this television was released.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of this type and age. 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

The KDL-40RD453 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this TV are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Cello C40227FT2.

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Quite Slow High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of only 50 hertz, the KDL-40RD453's high frequency rate is one of the slowest amongst TVs of this type and age. Medium display diagonal TVs that were released one year ago have high frequency rates of between 50Hz and 600Hz.

If this television high frequency rate is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Seiki SE50FO02UK (60Hz), or the LG 43LH604 (£300) (100Hz).

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

There are a number of other 40" televisions currently available which you might want to look at including the UE40J6300 (£279.99), or the UE40J5100 (£229.99) both from Samsung which and both of have better reviews.

Televisions with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the JVC LT-42C571 (£269) (42" and cheaper), or the Seiki SE42FO02 (£269) (42" and cheaper).

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The KDL-40RD453 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV do support Wi-Fi.

Other televisions which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the UE40J6300 (£279.99), or the UE40K5500 (£270) both from Samsung or the Hisense H40M2600 (£269.99).

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-40RD453 does not have an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this TV do have an ethernet port.

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Performance

Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-40RD453 supports parental controls. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out more than a year ago also support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-40RD453 supports 24p, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this television.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-40RD453 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other televisions of this age and type also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Smart TV

Does Not Support Smart TV

The Sony KDL-40RD453 does not support Smart TV, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The KDL-40RD453 does not support internet TV, unlike most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Audio

Very Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this television is 17W, and the RMS rated powers range from 5W to 40W. At only 10 Watts, the KDL-40RD453 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to this television.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 66 millimeters, the Sony KDL-40RD453 has a pretty average depth compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than a year.

TVs with a thicker depth that might be worth looking at include the Sharp LC-43CFE6131 (£299.99) (67.1mm), or the Sony KDL-48WD653 (£333) (66mm).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers namesonymanufacturersony kdl40rd453bu, sony sonledkdl40rd453bubk, sonybravia kdl40rd453bu, agnostic kdl40rd453bu, acoustic kdl40rd453, summer kdl40rd453bu, sony kdl40rd453cbu, sony p239746p, sony hdmi2x, sony k6g7j
Barcodes 00635131627125, 04548736023758, 04548736028753

Sony KDL-40RD453 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-40RD453 review we compared this TV to 4,701 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 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 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

Sony KDL-50W809 vs Sony KDL-40RD453

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£ 369.99 £279.00
80% Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
50% Faster High Frequency Rate
A Lot Higher RMS Rated Power
Higher Energy Efficiency Rating
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Samsung HG40EE690 vs Sony KDL-40RD453

Samsung HG40EE690 vs Sony KDL-40RD453
Samsung HG40EE690 Sony KDL-40RD453
£ 299.00 £279.00
50% Higher RMS Rated Power
Energy Efficiency Rating is Higher
Three HDMI Ports Quantitys
11.9mm Thinner
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Samsung UE50J5500 vs Sony KDL-40RD453

Samsung UE50J5500 vs Sony KDL-40RD453
Samsung UE50J5500 Sony KDL-40RD453
£ 769.00 £279.00
Energy Efficiency Rating is Superior
50% Higher RMS Rated Power
Larger Display Diagonal
10Hz Faster High Frequency Rate
£490 More Expensive
£32.22 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
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