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Sony KDL-40RD455

40" Full HD Direct-LED Flat Mar 2016
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £79.95 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony has good reviews for its televisions
Features USB recording
Full HD

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Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency classification of this television is A+. The average running cost of the KDL-40RD455 is £80 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 237 TVs of a comparable type and age.


Reviews

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 2,235 expert and owner reviews (including 459 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 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.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was March 2016 when this Sony TV 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 medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than a year ago. 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 TVs of this type and age, the KDL-40RD455 is not 3D.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

We compared this TV to all the other 40" televisions and we think because of its better review score, the LOEWE Art 40 (£999) is also worth considering.

If this TV display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the SE42FO02 (£269) (42"), or the SE42FS03 (£269) (42") both from Seiki or the JVC LT-42C571 (£269) (42").

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Performance

Features USB Recording

The KDL-40RD455 features USB recording. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released more than a year ago also feature USB recording.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-40RD455 supports parental controls. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than a year also support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-40RD455 supports 24p. Most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to this TV also support 24p.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The KDL-40RD455 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this TV do support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The KDL-40RD455 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year which have an ethernet port.

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Management Features

Does Not Have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-40RD455 does not have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this TV do have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The KDL-40RD455 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV which do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Smart TV

Does Not Support Smart TV

The Sony KDL-40RD455 does not support Smart TV, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and type which support Smart TV.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The KDL-40RD455 does not support internet TV, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The KDL-40RD455 has a built-in subwoofer. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the TVs of this age and spec the RMS rated powers range from 5W to 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 17W. The KDL-40RD455 has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 10 Watts) amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl40rd455
Barcodes 04548736023789

Sony KDL-40RD455 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-40RD455 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 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 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.

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