Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all televisions Sony is one of the superior brands.
1080p Video Mode
This television supports 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p and 720p video modes, which is the most frequently supported video mode on comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to it.
9 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
Most televisions of this spec and age do not have a WiFi connection. The KDL-40R455 is no exception to this as it too does not have a WiFi connection.
Like most of the other televisions of this type and age, the KDL-40R455 does not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the UE46ES8000, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
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Very Low RMS Rated Power
Across all the mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40R455 the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W. The KDL-40R455 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
Only Analog Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs of this age and spec.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-40R455 do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-40R455 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
It is worth considering alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE46H7000 which also has a higher rating.
Only Two HDMI Ports
Most similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-40R455 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KDL-40R455 which has two HDMI ports.
Only Has One Sound Mode
The number of sound modes found on the Sony KDL-40R455 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently 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 Sony television.
3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40R455
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of a similar age and type to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This television was released over two years ago.
The KDL-40R455 has a relatively typical thickness (65 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-40R455.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 65mm thick TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the LOEWE Xelos 40.