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Sony KDL40R510C

40" Edge-LED Flat May 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
Enjoy incredible picture quality and top notch entertainment. This elegantly slim LED TV boasts Full HD 1080p for incredible detail and Edge LED backlighting for boosted contrast. Builtin Wi-Fi... More
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10 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This TV received a rating of 82 out of 100 from expert review site lcdtvbuyingguide.com.

Good Brand

Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all televisions Sony is one of the superior brands.

Good Remote Control

One person who reviewed the Sony KD-L40R510 concluded that it had a good remote control. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said “Game mode effectively reduces controller input lag”.

Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs that came out more than a year ago, the KD-L40R510 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KD-L40R510 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-L40R510 which do not have a WiFi connection.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This TV supports an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently supported WiFi standard on televisions of a similar age and type to it.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The KD-L40R510 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KD-L40R510. The audio formats "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony television.

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Features Two Video Apps

The KD-L40R510 has a greater number of video apps than most mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago. This television features a YouTube video app, which is the most commonly featured video app featured on TVs of a similar age and type to the KD-L40R510. The video app "NetFlix" is also featured on this TV.

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Has One Smart Mode

The Sony KD-L40R510 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Hotel are also found on this TV.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the KD-L40R510, the KD-L40R510 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the KD-L40R510, the KD-L40R510 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Sony KD-L40R510 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than a year. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KD-L40R510.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KD-L40R510 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the KD-L40R510 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

Most TVs of a comparable age and type to the KD-L40R510 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the KD-L40R510 which has two HDMI ports.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

With a power consumption in power save mode of 33.14 Watts, the KD-L40R510 has a quite high power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age. The average power consumption in power save mode of comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the KD-L40R510 is 31W, and the power consumptions in power save mode range from 16W to 130W.

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Only One RF Port

Most similar spec TVs that came out more than a year ago have one RF port, including the KD-L40R510 which has one RF port.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the KD-L40R510.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs 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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Average Thickness

The KD-L40R510 has a relatively standard thickness (65 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than a year ago.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Tuner Type
Supported TV Bands
Analog Signal Format System
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Video Apps
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Parental Control
Child Lock
Clock Function
Supported File Systems
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Technical Details
Network Streaming Services Supported

Expert Reviews

(1)

One note about black level depth on the R510C is that they look jet black on the top and bottom bars in a 16:9 format mode when directly viewed front and center. However colors can be a little... Read more…

Powerful Edge LED backlighting bright peak whites
Very strong color rendition and accuracy for a lower end edge lit LED TV
USB media player accepts a wide range of video formats
Game mode effectively reduces controller input lag
Price competitive
Side angle viewing color and contrast reduction
2 HDMI inputs (one side, one rear)
Motion artifacts can be seen in the background when not in the Custom picture mode

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 25 July 2015 by Afebrile

I bought this "smart" TV to stream MLB.tv. It DOES NOT! I packed it up to go back. Then I thought, 'I have a Roku" and decided to keep it. Then it developed a problem. Along the right side of the... Read more…

Attractive Design
Clear Audio
Clear Picture
Durable
Easy Controls
Cold Native Color Temp
Limited number of inputs
No Auto Signal Detection

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $71.59
Electricity cost when on standby $1.38
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Total running cost over 5 years $72.97
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers KDL40R510C, KDL40R510C/US, sony kdl40r510, sony kdl40r510c, sony kdl40r510cu, sony kdl40r510cus, sony corporation kdl40r510, sony corporation kdl40r510c
Barcodes 00027242888173

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