Mid-size TVs produced by Sony have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.
Good Sound Quality
One customer reckoned that it had good sound quality. Humptygrumpyman said in their review this year “Surprisingly good sound too”.
Supports Smart TV Features
The KDL-40R555 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-40R555 also support smart TV features.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the LG 40LF630 which is cheaper; or the UE40H6400, or the UE48J6300 both from Samsung which has better reviews.
Has a WiFi Connection
The Sony KDL-40R555 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago do not have a WiFi connection.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including a cheaper television such as the LG 40LF630 or you might consider a better rated television such as the UE40H6400, or the UE48J6300 both from Samsung.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on mid-size TVs that have been available for more than a year.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
Most mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-40R555 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Sony KDL-40R555 which has two USB 2.0 ports.
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Supports Two Audio Formats
The KDL-40R555 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40R555. The audio format "LPCM" is also supported by this television.
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Not 3D Compatible
The KDL-40R555 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-40R555 are also not 3D compatible.
Most TVs of this type and age 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.
Only Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the KDL-40R555 is more than most mid-size 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 mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40R555.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-40R555 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40R555 also do not feature OLED technology.
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Quite Low RMS Rated Power
When compared to other TVs of this spec and age that we have checked, the Sony KDL-40R555's RMS rated power of only 10 Watts is one of the lowest. The RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-40R555 range from 5W to 1,000W.
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
Across all the televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-40R555 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 250Hz. At only 100 hertz, the KDL-40R555 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-40R555.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The Sony KDL-40R555 has a fairly standard thickness (65 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40R555.
If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the KDL-40W705 (57mm), or the KDL-43W755 (59mm) both from Sony which is also cheaper.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.36 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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