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Sony R450

40" Full HD Direct-LED Flat Mar 2015
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Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £95.68 Electricity cost over 5 years
Nice design
Good picture quality
Poor expert reviews

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Reviews

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,413 owner and expert reviews (including 91 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range. 94% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Poor Expert Reviews

Expert review site reviewed.com scored this TV 52 out of 100. It seems that experts really don't rate this television very highly.


Display

Good Picture Quality

One Sony R450 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Reviewed.com mentioned “Brilliant colors” in their review of the Sony R450.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than two years. 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Not 3D

The Sony R450 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might also want to consider the LG 42LW579, the Sony KDL-47W800, or the Samsung UE40H6400 which also has a higher rating.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good weight.


Design

Nice Design

One Sony R450 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was a good design. Reviewed.com said “Light weight, attractive design” but they only gave the product a score of 52 out of 100.


Performance

Features Parental Control

The Sony R450 features parental control, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Has a Child Lock

The Sony R450 has a child lock. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this television also have a child lock.

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Has an Extended PVR

The Sony R450 has an extended PVR. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also have an extended PVR.

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Supports 24p Support

The Sony R450 supports 24p support. Most of the other TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV also support 24p support.

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Has a Game Mode

The Sony R450 has a game mode. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also have a game mode.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

Like most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV, the Sony R450 does not feature local dimming.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The Sony R450 has a mounting kit, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV.

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Management Features

Has a Picture-and-Picture Function

The Sony R450 has a picture-and-picture function. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also have a picture-and-picture function.

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Has a Picture-in-Picture

The Sony R450 has a Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Sony R450 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Audio

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Sony R450 has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV also have an auto volume leveler.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television is 19W. At only 16 Watts, the Sony R450 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Sony R450 has an energy Star certified, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a PC in (D-Sub)

The Sony R450 has a PC in (D-Sub), which is unusual. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV do not have a PC in (D-Sub).

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony R450 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

We compared all the other TVs which also support Wi-Fi to this TV and we think the 42LW579, or the 49LF630 both from LG or the Panasonic TX-50CSW524 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The Sony R450 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as this television which have an ethernet port.

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Ergonomics

Does Not Have an On/off Switch

The Sony R450 does not have an on/off switch. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years do have an on/off switch.

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Smart TV

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The Sony R450 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this television.

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Does Not Have an Internet TV Function

The Sony R450 does not have an internet TV function, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this television.

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Energy

OK Running Costs

This Sony television is rated A for energy efficiency. The R450 has an average running cost of £96 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 616 comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than two years.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the R450.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl40r450c, sony kdl40r450a, sony r450a
Barcodes 00027242862852, 04548736003736, 04905524967999, 05054230893654

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