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Has a WiFi Connection
The Sony KDL-48R470 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out in the last 12 months also have a WiFi connection.
Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems
The Sony KDL-48R470 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most latest similar spec televisions. This Sony TV supports a SECAM analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-48R470. The analog signal format systems "NTSC 3.58", "NTSC 4.43" and "PAL" are also supported by this TV.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This TV supports 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n WiFi standards, which is the most frequently supported WiFi standard on comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.
Has Three Screen Format Adjustments
The KDL-48R470 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most mid-size TVs that have been available for the last year. This television has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most commonly found screen format adjustment found on mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months. The screen format adjustments "4:3" and "14:9" are also found on this Sony TV.
10 Reasons Against
Not Smart TV
Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out in the last 12 months are Smart TV, however the KDL-48R470 is not Smart TV.
Not 3D Compatible
Most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-48R470 are not 3D compatible. The Sony KDL-48R470 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other televisions that have been available for the last year, the KDL-48R470 does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-48R470 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other new mid-size TVs also do not feature OLED technology.
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Quite Low RMS Rated Power
New mid-size TVs have RMS rated power of between 10W and 60W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W. At only 16 Watts, the Sony KDL-48R470 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-48R470.
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
At only 100 hertz, the KDL-48R470 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other televisions that have been around for the last year. The motion interpolation frequencies of new mid-size TVs range from 60Hz to 1,900Hz.
Only Supports Three Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-48R470 is more than most recently released mid-size TVs. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by recently released mid-size TVs. The audio formats "MP4" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.
Only Supports One Image Format
The KDL-48R470 has a greater number of image formats than most similar spec televisions that were launched in the last 12 months. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this TV. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this television.
Only 1000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The best dynamic contrast ratio of the Sony KDL-48R470 is 1000000:1. That's 90% less dynamic contrast ratio than the most common dynamic contrast ratio of Mega Contrast. The dynamic contrast ratio of all latest mid-size TVs ranges from 5000:1 to Mega Contrast.
With a thickness of 90 millimeters, the Sony KDL-48R470 has one of the thicker thicknesses amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The average thickness of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-48R470 is 65mm, and the thicknesses range from 17mm to 100mm.
2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-48R470
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were released in the last year. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Released Eleven Months Ago
Sony released the KDL-48R470 eleven months ago.
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080
480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Screen Format Adjustment
16:9, 14:9, 4:3
Horizontal Viewing Angle
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
Analog Signal Format System
PAL, SECAM, NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43
RMS Rated Power
Digital Plus, Digital
Standard, Music, Movie, Sports
Audio Decoding Technology
Dolby Digital Plus
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDCP Security Feature
Mobile High-Definition Link
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WiFi Direct Connection
Automatic Shut Off Function
Vivid, Cinema, Game, Standard, Sports, Music
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display Language
ARA, THA, RUS, ENG, FRE, POR, TUR, CHI (SIMPL), PER, VIE, IND
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