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Sony KDL40R450A

Sony KDL40R450A
alaScore 87

208 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 261 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and sound. The usability and price also get good comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL40R450A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 user reviews of Sony KDL40R450A from 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 People are impressed by the sound and design. The usability and price also get good feedback.

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89% of the reviews on 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)

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Ryan Waniata (

Sony Bravia KDL-40R450A Review


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.

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. At the $500 price point, your money will go further with competing models from...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Virginia Barry (

Sony KDL-40R450A


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

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: (

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

Consumer review by: Adel1827 (

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

May, 2013

Consumer review by: thearchitect (

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

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: bearsbeware (

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.

Picture quality


Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: (

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

Consumer review by: (

Based off of 2012 predecessor


Base off of the last model, it should be a pretty good picture, especially compared to its competitors. And to the review below, this is a non wifi model which I believe is required for dlna... unless i am mistaken of course.

Good picture, Lower price than last model

60 hz

Consumer review by: (



Using a Mobile High Definition Link cable" I guess SONY has not heard of DLNA.

None yet

Cable required to view content on smartphone

Consumer review by: BigEdV (

Excellent TV, Great Price


The picture is clear and it has just the right number of connections. Optical audio out makes playing everything through my surround sound system a snap. Love this TV.

Dec, 2013