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Sony KDL-40R555
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Sony KDL-40R555

40" Edge-LED Flat Feb 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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7 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony TVs and also specifically for Sony mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Good Sound Quality

One customer reckoned that it had good sound quality. Humptygrumpyman said in their review this year “Surprisingly good sound too”.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-40R555 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec do not have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to look at including the UE40H6400[pl_3766566_price], or the UE48J6300[pl_2824299_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

We compared all the other televisions which also have a WiFi connection to this television and we think the Sony KDL-43W755[plb_2803094_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-40R555 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-40R555 also support smart TV features.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the UE40H6400[pl_3766566_price], or the UE48J6300[pl_2824299_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

Other televisions which also support smart TV features that you might want to consider include the Sony KDL-43W755[plb_2803094_price].

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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 available for around the same time as it.

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Has Five Sound Modes

The Sony KDL-40R555 has a greater number of sound modes than most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This television has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-40R555. The sound modes "Game", "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony TV.

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-40R555 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by televisions of this spec and age. The audio format "LPCM" is also supported by this television.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the KDL-40R555 is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the KDL-43W807[pl_2803096_price], or the KDL-43W805[pl_2803097_price] both from Sony or the Samsung UE40H6400[plb_3766566_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-40R555 do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-40R555 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the KDL-40R555 is more than most TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-40R555 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40R555 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The Sony KDL-40R555 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs of this spec and age is 5W and the highest is 1,000W.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the KDL-40R555 of only 100 hertz is one of the slowest amongst mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-40R555 is 250Hz.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40R555

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this mid-size TV was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it. 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 KDL-40R555 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than a year.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-43W755[plb_2803094_price] (59mm).

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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
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART 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
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Networking
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Audio Format
Image Format
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
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Packaging Width

User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 July 2016 by Humptygrumpyman

Outstanding TV, brilliant colour and contrast. Very good motion even with sports, and surprisingly good sound too.

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $53.13
Electricity cost when on standby $2.35
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Total running cost over 5 years $55.48
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Energy Rating
0.36T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.36 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl40r555, sony kdl40r555c, sony kdl40r555cb, sony kdl40r555cba, sony kdl40r555cbae, sony kdl40r555cbaep
Barcodes 04548736003682
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