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Sony KDL-40R455
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Sony KDL-40R455

40" Edge-LED Flat Feb 2014
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

Sony is one of the better rated TV manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Sony also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.

1080p Video Mode

This TV supports 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p and 720p video modes, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The Sony KDL-40R455 does not have a WiFi connection, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40R455 also do not have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The Sony KDL-40R455 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-40R455 also do not support smart TV features.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago are not 3D compatible. The KDL-40R455 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], or the Panasonic TX-40AS640[plb_2232477_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-40R455 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider including the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], or the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price] both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-40R455 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40R455. The lowest RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40R455 is 2W, the highest is 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-40R455 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of other televisions which also feature OLED technology which you might also want to consider including the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Has One Sound Mode

The number of sound modes found on the KDL-40R455 is more than most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this TV. The sound modes Game,Movie,Music,Sports,Standard are also found on this television.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40R455

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been on the market 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over two years.

Average Thickness

The KDL-40R455 has a pretty typical thickness (65 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-40R455.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Performance
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl40r455, kdl40r455b, sony kdl40r455, sony kdl40r455c, sony kdl40r455cb, sony kdl40r455cba, sony kdl40r455cbae, sony kdl40r455cbaep
Barcodes 04548736003798, 04905524976731, 05054230953396
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