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Sony KD-L40R510
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Sony KDL40R510C

40" Edge-LED Flat May 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
Enjoy incredible picture quality and top notch entertainment. This elegantly slim LED TV boasts Full HD 1080p for incredible detail and Edge LED backlighting for boosted contrast. Builtin Wi-Fi... More
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11 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This Sony TV received a score of 82 out of 100 from expert review site lcdtvbuyingguide.com.

Good Brand

We checked 1,555 user and expert reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

Good Remote Control

One person who reviewed the Sony KD-L40R510 concluded that it had a good remote control. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said “Game mode effectively reduces controller input lag”.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KD-L40R510 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other televisions that were launched more than a year ago which do not have a WiFi connection.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the KD-L40R510, the KD-L40R510 supports smart TV features.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on TVs of this age and type.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This TV supports an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year.

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Has Five Sound Modes

The number of sound modes found on the Sony KD-L40R510 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This television has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year. The sound modes "Game", "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the KD-L40R510 is more than most mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for more than a year. The audio formats "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Features Two Video Apps

The number of video apps featured on the Sony KD-L40R510 is more than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. This television features a YouTube video app, which is the most commonly featured video app featured on TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-L40R510. The video app "NetFlix" is also featured on this Sony TV.

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Has One Smart Mode

The KD-L40R510 has a greater number of smart modes than most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this Sony television. The smart modes Hotel are also found on this TV.

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9 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KD-L40R510 are not 3D compatible. The Sony KD-L40R510 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other televisions of this type and age, the KD-L40R510 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The KD-L40R510 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of a similar spec and age to the KD-L40R510.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of this spec and age do not feature OLED technology. The KD-L40R510 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports Six Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the KD-L40R510 is more than most comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Sony TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-L40R510. The video formats "AVCHD", "MKV", "MPEG1", "WEBM" and "WMV9" are also supported by this TV.

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Only One Tuner

The KD-L40R510 is a one tuner TV. Most of the other TVs that were released more than a year ago have one tuner.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

Most mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Sony KD-L40R510 which has two HDMI ports.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

The power consumptions in power save mode of televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-L40R510 range from 16W to 130W, and the average power consumption in power save mode is 32W. At 33.14 Watts, the KD-L40R510 has a fairly high power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-L40R510.

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Only One RF Port

The KD-L40R510 is a one RF port television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-L40R510 have one RF port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-L40R510

Released Over a Year Ago

This Sony TV has been on the market for over a year.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. 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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Average Thickness

At 65 millimeters, the Sony KD-L40R510 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Tuner
TV Band
Analog Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Video App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Standard
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
File System
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Technical Details
Network Streaming Service

Expert Reviews

(1)

One note about black level depth on the R510C is that they look jet black on the top and bottom bars in a 16:9 format mode when directly viewed front and center. However colors can be a little... Read more…

Powerful Edge LED backlighting bright peak whites
Very strong color rendition and accuracy for a lower end edge lit LED TV
USB media player accepts a wide range of video formats
Game mode effectively reduces controller input lag
Price competitive
Side angle viewing color and contrast reduction
2 HDMI inputs (one side, one rear)
Motion artifacts can be seen in the background when not in the Custom picture mode

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 25 July 2015 by Afebrile

I bought this "smart" TV to stream MLB.tv. It DOES NOT! I packed it up to go back. Then I thought, 'I have a Roku" and decided to keep it. Then it developed a problem. Along the right side of the... Read more…

Attractive Design
Clear Audio
Clear Picture
Durable
Easy Controls
Cold Native Color Temp
Limited number of inputs
No Auto Signal Detection

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Electricity cost when switched on $72.71
Electricity cost when on standby $1.40
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Total running cost over 5 years $74.11
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers KDL40R510C, KDL40R510C/US, sony kdl40r510, sony kdl40r510c, sony kdl40r510cu, sony kdl40r510cr, sony kdl40r510cus, sony corporation kdl40r510, sony corporation kdl40r510c
Barcodes 00027242888173, 00722301866016

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