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Sony KDL-48R470

48" Direct-LED Flat Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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5 Reasons For

Sony Has Excellent Television Reviews

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

Has a WiFi Connection

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fairly Thick

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.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-48R470

Full HD HD Type

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.

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Released Eleven Months Ago

Sony released the KDL-48R470 eleven months ago.


Screen Size
HD Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
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
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Screen Mirroring
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
RF Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
Mobile High-Definition Link
WiFi Connection
WiFi Standard
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Wide Color Enhancer
Local Dimming
Clock Function
Picture Processing Technology
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Audio Output Port

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Electricity cost when switched on $89.96
Electricity cost when on standby $2.28
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Total running cost over 5 years $92.24
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony KDL-48R470uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl48r470, sony kdl48r470b, sony rbkdl48r470, sony rbkdl48r470b
Barcodes 00827396526743