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Sony Has Good TV Reviews
Mid-size TVs manufactured by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other brands. 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.
Has a WiFi Connection
The KDL-48R470 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year which do not have a WiFi connection.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on televisions that were launched around the same time as it.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This television supports an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and type to it.
Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the Sony KDL-48R470 is more than most comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to it. The most frequently 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.
Supports Three Audio Formats
The KDL-48R470 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-48R470. The audio formats "MP4" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.
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Has Six Smart Modes
The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-48R470 is more than most TVs of this age and type. This Sony TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on TVs that came out more than a year ago. The smart modes "Cinema", "Music", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.
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Does Not Support Smart TV Features
Most of the other televisions of this age and type support smart TV features, however the Sony KDL-48R470 does not support smart TV features.
Not 3D Compatible
The Sony KDL-48R470 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-48R470, the KDL-48R470 does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Sony KDL-48R470 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-48R470 also do not feature OLED technology.
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The thicknesses of TVs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 66mm. The Sony KDL-48R470 has one of the thicker thicknesses (90 millimeters) amongst comparable spec televisions of this age.
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Released Over a Year Ago
Sony released the KDL-48R470 over a year ago.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of this age and spec. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
LED Backlighting Type
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustments
4:3, 14:9, 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Movie, Music, Sports, Standard
Audio Decoding Technologies
Dolby Digital Plus
Ports & Interfaces
RF Ports Quantity
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Cinema, Game, Music, Sports, Standard, Vivid
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), ENG, FRE, IND, PER, POR, RUS, THA, TUR, VIE
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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