We checked 1,507 expert and user reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range.
Good Picture Quality
One customer who bought this TV thought it had good colour saturation. Three years ago Reviewed.com said “Brilliant colors” in their review of this TV yet they only gave the product a rating of 52 out of 100.
One person concluded that the Sony KDL-40R450 was a good weight. Reviewed.com said in their review of the Sony KDL-40R450 “Light weight, attractive design” however they gave the product a rating of 3 stars.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year.
Has Two Playback Modes
The KDL-40R450 has a greater number of playback modes than most similar spec TVs that have been around for more than a year. The most commonly found playback mode is Slideshow, but this playback mode is not found on this TV. The playback modes Normal and Zoom are also found on this Sony television.
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1.4 HDMI Version
This TV has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the KDL-40R450 is more than most televisions of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this television. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this TV.
Supports One Audio Format
The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-40R450 is more than most similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by televisions of this age and spec.
Has Three Smart Modes
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-40R450 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This Sony television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on comparable spec televisions that were launched around the same time as the KDL-40R450. The smart modes "Cinema" and "Sports" are also found on this TV.
The KDL-40R450 is fairly light (only 4.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-40R450. Mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-40R450 have weights of between 3.6kg and 18kg.
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Expert Reviews Are Poor
This television received a rating of 52 out of 100 from expert review site reviewed.com. This puts this Sony TV in the bottom 3% of all the TVs of this spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.
Does Not Support Smart TV Features
The Sony KDL-40R450 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago.
Other TVs which also support smart TV features that you might want to consider include the Panasonic TX-42AS520[plb_2264496_price], the LG 40LF6309[plb_3032469_price], or the Philips 40PFH5500[plb_2861477_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than a year, the Sony KDL-40R450 does not have a WiFi connection.
Other TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE48J5515[plb_2999059_price], the Philips 40PFK6510[plb_2861473_price], or the LG 42LF6529[plb_3037352_price] which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
Most mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-40R450 are not 3D compatible. The KDL-40R450 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the UE40H6240[pl_2421135_price], or the UE40ES6300[pl_3258346_price] both from Samsung or the LG 42LB674[plb_2776424_price] which also has a higher rating.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KDL-40R450 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the KDL-40R450 also do not have a built-in camera.
Alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic TX-42AS520[plb_2264496_price], or the LG 47LB656[plb_3022403_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-40R450 do not feature OLED technology. The Sony KDL-40R450 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
There are a number of alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology which you might want to look at including the UN50J6200[pl_2958294_price], or the UE32J4500[pl_3059439_price] both from Samsung or the LG 32LX300[plb_3369694_price] which also has a higher rating.
Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
Across all the TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-40R450 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 250Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the Sony KDL-40R450 has a very slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-40R450.
Only Two HDMI Ports
Most mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago have between one and three HDMI ports, including the KDL-40R450 which has two HDMI ports.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-40R450 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the KDL-40R450 which has one USB 2.0 port.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
With an annual energy consumption of 85 kilowatt hours, the Sony KDL-40R450 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as the KDL-40R450. The annual energy consumptions of similar spec TVs that were released one year ago range from 26kWh to 160kWh.
Only One RF Port
Most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40R450 have one RF port, including the Sony KDL-40R450 which has one RF port.
The KDL-40R450 has one of the thicker thicknesses (89 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age. The thicknesses of similar spec televisions that were released more than a year ago range from 7mm to 100mm.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Sony released the KDL-40R450.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions that were launched 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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Light weight, attractive design
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Renders sports and fastpaced video well
Extremely narrow viewing axis
Unnecessarily confusing options
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