Sony Bravia KDL-40R453BBU TV reviews and prices: 40" HD TV LED screen

14 customer reviews

This television is a good all rounder.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 14 reviews.
Sony Bravia KDL-40R453BBU with 40" HD TV LED screen, 2 HDMI ports and Freeview HD. See full product description

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Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Exceptional product. I was surprised how fairly light the TV was in weight, to pick up. The picture quality and sound is a marvel. Compared to my previous TV it is prime viewing experience. I would definitely recommend to any new buyer.
Bad points:
The only gripe I have is that the remote is a let down. It looks as though it was a last minute design. And the TV is not easy to configure with SKY box especially on their new demand service.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Nov 2014

Julita, southall Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good clear picture quality and sound perfect tv
Bad points:
I can see bed points too early still new ty
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Nov 2014

sue, Abergele Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, good sound and picture.
Bad points:
When watching old programmes like 1970's comedy the picture has to be altered to widescreen, but when the adverts come on halfway and goes back to the programme it reverts back to old analogue screen.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Dec 2014

JAYNE, Selby Multi-purpose viewer

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Good picture.
Bad points:
Very slow when you press the button to see what's on, sound quality isn't that good, have to turn it much higher than when I watch my Samsung, double in fact.
It states on packaging you can use a separate hard drive with it for recording and play back using the USB portal, but not which one, which is really annoying, your customer support is left wanting as ask a question and they just refer you to the instruction hand book....... Which you have read already. Not enough information on the box to make an informed decision when purchasing a TV.
Overall rating 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Feb 2015

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 40
Type of screen LED
3D No
Built-in disc player No
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview HD
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of scart ports 1
Connections USB 2.0
Connections Component
Connections Scart
Connections Composite
Connections HDMI
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 1920
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Weight (kg) 7.4

Also known as: SONY BRAVIA KDL40R453BBU

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Manufacturer's Description

The Sony BRAVIA KDL40R453BBU 40" LED TV is a Full HD television with entertaining sharing capabilities and pure sound and picture quality.

High definition viewing
The large 40” screen on this Sony KDL40R4 offers a unbelievable 1920 × 1080p Full HD resolution, delivering excellent detail and contrast levels in addition to rich colour depth.

On-screen action looks smooth and natural with the TV’s 100 Hz motion rate, driven by a single-core processor that helps your entertainment look great with every viewing. Motionflow technology makes even fast movement – like the twist of a gymnast to the flight of a football – exceptionally sharp and clear.
This feature counteracts blur and judder for optimum smoothness, and works beautifully in 3D. On-screen figures look as sharp and detailed in full flow as they do when static or moving slowly.

Enhanced picture quality
With Clear Resolution Enhancer, substandard TV picture quality is a thing of the past.
This Sony Bravia R4 40” TV addresses image sections that are grainy or suffering other quality impingements by analysing each scene to pick up any noise, cutting down imperfections and giving you a sharper picture than on comparable LED TVs.

More satisfying sound
The Sony KDL40R4 40" LED TV houses a bass reflex speaker to really boost your audio experience and take you deep into the action with scintillating highs and deep, booming lows.
Hear subtle atmospheric sounds as clearly as the low-end impact of an explosion or the ripple of applause and conversation. Whatever you’re watching, your experience will be enhanced by incredible sound delivered by a compact speaker system in the back of the set.
The two integrated speakers deliver 16 W of cracking stereo sound.

Sophisticated TV functions
PhotoShare makes using your 40” Sony Bravia R4 more fun, allowing you to wirelessly send photos to the screen for big-sized sharing. Up to 10 people can upload images together, so the whole group can get involved in reliving special moments.
Download each other’s images to a friend’s phone or tablet in seconds, and enjoy superb resolution with lossless image transfer.
You can also use Screen Mirroring to view content from your smartphone or tablet directly on your TV screen. Enjoy large-scale versions of videos, photos, apps, web pages and games without requiring any annoying cabling.
See exactly what’s happening on your mobile device on the 40” display and hear sound from the phone or tablet loudly and clearly over the TV’s powerful speakers. Use the device’s touchscreen to swipe or zoom photos, and enjoy broad compatibility with any Miracast-compliant Android smartphone or tablet.

Free HD channels direct to your TV
The Sony KDL40R453BBU 40" LED TV has a Freeview HD tuner installed to bring you a wide range of television and radio channels, giving you a satisfying and varied entertainment package.
Freeview is a fantastic assortment of shows and channels that will keep you watching and talking long afterwards. Up to 50 digital TV channels and 24 radio stations are yours without your having to pay a subscription fee, and many channels are now available in gorgeous high definition with Freeview HD.

Bring home HD happiness with the Sony BRAVIA KDL40R453BBU 40" LED TV.

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