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Sony KDL-40R555

75

Overall Score

Sony KDL-40R555

Sony KDL-40R555
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A fully featured and very economical to run 40" Full HD TV
40" Full HD No 65mm Feb 2015 A+
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Sony KDL-40R555 Review

With very low running costs and excellent features, we have scored the Sony KDL-40R555 as follows:
80
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Running Costs
$48 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest televisions 2018.
This TV has running costs of $48 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 4,388 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some great features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
Supports parental controls
Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

Sony KDL-40R555 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The KDL-40R555 has an average running cost of $48 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,388 TVs.

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Features

Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the televisions the display diagonals range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The KDL-40R555's display diagonal of only 40" is smaller than 72% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KDL-40R555 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although this is within the context that 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KDL-40R555 is not 3D. 75% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the KDL-40R555 of 65mm is pretty average compared to most other televisions. It is thicker than 36% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KDL-40R555 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of televisions.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-40R555 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-40R555 supports parental controls, unlike 87% of televisions which do not support parental controls.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The KDL-40R555 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), unlike 94% of televisions which do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the televisions the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz. The Sony KDL-40R555's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is slower than average when compared to most other televisions. It is slower than 85% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-40R555 supports 24p, unlike 85% of televisions which do not support 24p.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The KDL-40R555's RMS rated power of only 10W is lower than 89% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. Across all the televisions the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-40R555 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 78% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony kdl40r555cbaep

Barcodes:

04548736003682

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