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Sony KDL-40R453C / KDL-40R453

We have collected and analyzed 1 expert reviews and 321 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 93/100. The average review date is Dec 20, 2015. We have compared these reviews to 1567552 reviews from other TVs. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Hailing from Sony's entry-level series, the Sony KDL-40R453C has only a Freeview HD tuner, but that's reflected in its low price. Sound quality of this 40-inch TV won't win any awards, but can it wow you with its picture? Read on for our review.

Jun, 2015

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mother in law replacement


" I purchased this TV for my mother in law who's 26" tv went pop, This is her replacement, she thought it may be too big for the room but I convinced her it would be OK. Really easy to set up and use, great picture and sound but best of all was the...

Aug, 2016

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Very pleased with the new tv


" As we needed a new set to replace one that had gone wrong we were very pleased with the quick delivery and the set looks good. Neat design and good quality sound and picture. "

Aug, 2016

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Sony TV


" Excellent value for money "

Aug, 2016

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picture is amazing


" Picture is was same day...set up in minutes "

Aug, 2016

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Does what it says on the tin


" My tv looks fine, but I had to rely on a much younger person to set it up. Technology and I are not best friends! "

Aug, 2016

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great price


" This Sony TV was purchased to replace a Bush 40in which was not even 2 years old but would not even turn on (wish I had googled Bush TV's before purchasing) A great TV for the price,. picture quality very good and the sound quality is better than...

Jul, 2016

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Simple to use, great picture, great sound


" Very simple to use, get picture and sound "

Jul, 2016

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" absolutely brillo "

Jul, 2016

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Sony 40 inch TV


" Easy to purchase from Argos and at a very good price, so easy to set up and install even to my wifi. Love this TV great picture, no complaints. "

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10
Sound modes:Movie, Music, Sports, Standard


Color of product:Black


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:40
Display Diagonal (metric):40.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:100
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Screen format adjustments:14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:66
Energy efficiency compliance:A+
Power consumption (max):50
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):45


On/Off switch: Yes
VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:32
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:BUL, CAT, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, KAZ, LAV, LIT, NOR, SRP, SWE, TUR, UKR / LG Smart Care, LG Magnifier, Cyberlink YouCam 3.0, SRS WOW HD,SRS Trusurround HD, LG Smart Recovery (c/ Smart Partition), LG Intelligent Update, Google Toolbar, On Screen Display, LG Smart Indicator, Oberon Game, MS Office 2010 Starter, WIDCOMM Bluetooth S/W, MS Silverlight, Windows Live Essential (Messenger, Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Writer), Cyberlink Suite (DVD)
On/Off timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Music, Photo, Sports, Vivid


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Advanced contrast enhancer:Y
HDD recording: Yes
On-screen display for external input:Y
USB playback:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mounting kit: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.22
Package height:25.2
Package width:40.2


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Game mode: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Picture processing technology:Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


Annual Energy Consumption:66
Energy efficiency class:A+
Power consumption (max):50
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):45

Technical Details

Auto Wide mode:Y
Clear Phase technology:Y
LED backlight: Yes

TV Tuner

Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):6.54
Height (with stand):22.8
Package depth:6.22
Package height:25.2
Package width:40.2
Weight with stand:19.2
Width (with stand):36.4