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Sony KDL40R450A

Sony KDL40R450A
alaScore 89

464 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 464 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the connectivity.

price, usability, image quality, sound, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL40R450A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony KDL40R450A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 user reviews of Sony KDL40R450A from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL-40R450A 40-Inch 60Hz 1080p LED HDTV (Black) (2013 Model)Sony KDL-40R450A 40-Inch 60Hz 1080p LED HDTV (Black)

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Sony Bravia KDL-40R450A Review

 

As a premium television manufacturer, Sony has found itself in a vulnerable position in the ever-expanding TV market. While many of Sony's top tier HD models peak above the $1000 range, its competitors have increasingly found ways to cut pricing while...

Brilliant colors ; Light weight, attractive design ; Packed with features ; Renders sports and fast-paced video well

Extremely narrow viewing axis ; Unnecessarily confusing options ; Fixed Motion smoothing feature creates soap opera effect on films

While Sony’s R450A is an attractive, option packed TV, its poor off-axis performance and lack of control over intrusive features like MotionFlow have us looking elsewhere.

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Sony KDL-40R450A

 

You couldn't pick this television out of a low-end lineup.

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Sony KDL-40R450A 1080p LED TV

 

This 40 inch value offering from Sony falls near the bottom of it's lineup totem pole for 2013 and thus strives to offer a great price. The KDL-40R450A has lots to offer the value shopper however as Sony makes reliable small inexpensive TVs...

: Off, Auto 1 and 2. Feature does not distort background blur too much

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Great purchase. A 40" TV

 

My husband is retired and most of his day is in front of the TV. So, to keep him out of my hair, I got a larger screen so he could see better and really enjoy his shows. the picture is so real life and what a breeze to set up.

Easy To Set Up","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound Quality

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Great deal Love this tv.

 

This tv replaced a Sony, one of the last very large tvs. It was a good one, too, lasted 10 years. We really like this new tv. Right size for our room, good color, sound is great, easy set-up, and easy controls. No negatives. Sony is the best choice for...

All the connections options I could ever need","Best looking TV out there","Easy To Set Up","Good Remote Control","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound Quality","LED-backlit","Reduced Glare

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HD 40'''

 

It arrived with a cracked screen. Called Customer Support and was asked to send it back. I had to drive to FedEx to drop it off. It took only 4 days from the time I sent the broken one back until the replacement was delivered. Representatives at Sony...

Decent picture and sound

Cheap plastic material

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Broken on Delivery

 

The construction quality of this screen is poor, it was not entirely assembled and the screen was broken. no damage to the box and no marks on the bezel but clearly it was damaged during assembly. Returning tomorrow. Very disappointed. Will wait to...

Arrived very quickly and the overall design is appealing

Arrived broken. Crack in the screen behind the front panel, also the bezel was not fully secured when it arrived

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Great entry level tv

 

The tv produces great picture quality and has decent sound. Price is a bit higher than other brands but the quality that Sony produces is unmatched.

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Excellent Picture

 

Easy to setup. Direct full Backlit not edge lit. At this price it\'s a great TV. HD is really amazing on this set.

Easy To Set Up","Energy Efficient","Great Picture Quality","LED-backlit","Reduced Glare

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My family loves this TV

 

The picture quality is great, and the sound is amazing! Changing channels is quick. The feature to save your favorite channels saves time from having to flip channels until you find what you are looking for.

Great picture, great sound, easy to use

Picture in Picture may not work depending on your computer. Only comes in 40

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