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Sony 40" Black 1080P LED HDTV - KDL-40R450A

Abt Model: KDL40R450A | UPC Code: 027242862852
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Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) Resolution/ Motionflow XR 120/ 24p True Cinema Technology/ Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE)/ Clear Resolution Enhancer/ LED Motion Mode/ BRAVIA Engine 3 Technology/ Smartphone Ready/ Dynamic Backlight Control/ Audio Return Channel/ USB 2.0/ Black Finish
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KDL40R450A - Sony 40" Black 1080P LED HDTV

Introduce your home to the true beauty of Sony HD. Full HD 1080p image detail and bright LED backlighting are just the foundation for a great picture. Everything moves naturally with Motionflow™ XR 120 technology that delivers clear, realistic sports and movie action. Smartphone ready - video, photos and apps on the phone are re-sized and scaled to fit the larger TV screen while charging.

Features

  • Full HD 1080p
    Nothing expresses crystal-clear detail like Full HD 1080p picture quality. Take advantage of the all-out HD glory of broadcast TV, satellite and other HD sources like your Blu-ray Disc™ player or PlayStation®3 entertainment system
  • Bright and slim
    Powerful yet thin LEDs deliver a brighter picture than conventional LCD backlighting. They also help achieve a slimmer TV design that looks beautiful in your home. What's more, Sony's Direct LED Backlight technology delivers outstanding contrast, rich colors and enhanced dark-scene detail
  • Silky smooth
    Recreate the movement of real life. Sprinters accelerate clearly with less blur, so watching from home feels like you're watching from the stands. By minimizing judder, Motionflow™ XR 120 technology helps fast-paced action look natural for a more authentic view of the game
  • Your smartphone, now on TV
    Movies, music and apps from your smartphone can now be viewed big on your TV. With the smartphone ready R450A, Sony is helping you add value to the entertainment you already own. Using a Mobile High Definition Link cable, you can connect your smartphone to the TV to literally “mirror” what’s seen on the smartphone screen. Video, photos and apps are re-sized and scaled to fit the larger TV screen. You can then use the TV remote to navigate the phone, while it’s charging from the TV
  • USB input for your camera and more
    Share your vacation photos instantly on the big screen or listen to your favorite music. Simply connect your compatible digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player or USB storage device directly to your HDTV's USB input. It's a fast and simple way to relive the memories without a hassle. Even choose between slideshow, clock and calendar viewing modes
  • Clearly different
    Fine details and textures appear in whatever you’re watching, even in flat areas. Powered by Sony’s advanced noise reduction algorithm, this technology boosts image clarity with heightened contrast and depth that you won’t find on most televisions
  • Photos on the big screen
    Turn your TV into a super-size digital photo frame. Connect a digital camera, USB thumb drive or cloud photo services. Then enjoy your photo collection with a choice of attractive slideshow, clock and calendar display modes
  • 3 HD inputs
    Plug into the action with versatile HD connection options. Three HD inputs include two HDMI® inputs for sources like your HD cable box, home theater system, Blu-ray Disc™ player or PS3™ system, and one HD component input

Specifications:

Audio

  • Audio Power Output: 8W + 8W
  • Speaker Configuration: Full Range (40x100mm) x2
  • Speaker Position: Bottom
  • Alternate Audio (Digital): Yes
  • Audio Out: Variable/Fixed
  • Auto Mute (on no signal): Yes
  • Dolby®: Dolby Digital
  • Invisible Speaker: Yes
  • Simulated Stereo: Yes
  • Sound Booster: Yes
  • Sound Mode: Standard ; Music ; Cinema ; Game ; Sports
  • SteadySound® Automatic Volume Control: Yes
  • Stereo System: MTS(AUTO SAP)
Convenience
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • Channel Jump: Yes
  • Channel Surf: Yes
  • Edit Channel Labels: Yes
  • Favorites (Simple UI): Yes
  • Info Banner: Yes
  • Input Skip: Yes
  • Label Inputs: Yes
  • Multiple Language Display: English/ Spanish/ French
  • On-Screen Clock: Yes
  • On-Screen Display for External Input: Yes
  • On/Off Timer: Yes
  • Parental Control: Yes
  • Photo Frame Mode: Yes
  • Scene Select: Music ; Cinema ; Game ; Graphics ; Sports
  • Show/Hide Channels: Yes
  • Sleep Timer: Yes
  • Twin Picture: PIP&PAP(Fixed)
  • USB Play: Yes
  • USB Play (Contents): MPEG1/ MPEG2TS/ MPEG2PS/ MP3/ Jpeg
  • USB Super Multi-Format Play: Yes

Design

  • Stand Design: Square / Glossy Black

Display

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Display Resolution: Full HD
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: over 1 million
  • Screen Size (cm): 125.7(cm)
  • Screen Size (measured diagonally): 40"(40.0")
  • Viewing Angle (Right/Left): 178(89/89)
  • Viewing Angle (Up/Down): 178(89/89)
  • Backlight Type: Direct LED
  • Display Device: LCD

Energy Saving & Efficiency

  • Backlight Off Mode: Yes
  • Dynamic Backlight Control: Yes
  • Energy Star® compliant: Yes, V6
  • Power Consumption (On Mode) for Energy Star: 53.9 W
  • Power Consumption (Standby Mode) for Energy Star: 0.13 W
General
  • Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • Closed Captions (CC): Analog; Digital
  • Demo Mode: Yes
  • Finish (Surface Color): Black
  • Hotel Mode Menu: Yes
  • Start Up Sony Logo Display: Yes

Inputs and Outputs

  • AC Power Input: 1 (Rear)
  • Analog Audio Input(s) (Total): 1 (Rear)
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s): 1 (Rear Hybrid w/Component)
  • Composite Video Input(s): 1 (Rear Hybrid w/Component)
  • Digital Audio Output(s): 1 (Rear)
  • HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total): 2 (1 Rear,1 Side)
  • HDMI™ PC Input: Yes
  • MHL: Yes
  • RF Connection Input(s): 1 (Rear)
  • USB 2.0: 1 (Side)

Power

  • Power Consumption (in Operation) max.: 89 W
  • Power Consumption (in Standby): Less than 0.2 W with 120V AC,less than 0.3 W with 240V
  • Power Requirements (frequency): 50/60Hz
  • Power Requirements (voltage): AC110 ~ 240V

Regulation and Standards Compliance

  • VESA® Hole Spacing Compatible: Yes
Sensing Features
  • LightSensor™ Technology: Yes
TV System
  • Channel Coverage (Analog): VHF: 2-13/UHF: 14-69/CATV: 1-135
  • Channel Coverage (Digital Cable): CATV: 1-135
  • Channel Coverage (Digital Terrestrial): VHF: 2-13/UHF: 14-69
  • Color System: NTSC 3.58
  • Number of Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable): 1(Digital/Analog)
  • TV System (Analog): M
  • TV System (Digital Cable): Clear QAM
  • TV System (Digital Terrestrial): ATSC
Video
  • Video Signal: 1080/24p (HDMI™ only); 1080/60i; 1080/60p (HDMI™ / Component); 480/60i; 480/60p; 720/60p
  • 24p True Cinema™ Technology: Yes
  • 3D Comb Filter: Yes
  • 4:3 Default: Yes
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): Yes
  • Auto Wide: Yes
  • Clear Resolution Enhancer: Yes
  • Digital Noise Reduction: Yes
  • LED Motion Mode: Yes
  • Live Color™ Technology: Yes
  • MPEG Noise Reduction: Yes
  • Motionflow™ XR Technology: Motionflow XR 120
  • Picture Mode: Vivid, Standard, Custom, Cinema, Graphics
  • Video Processing: BRAVIA Engine 3™ Technology
  • Wide Mode: Full, Normal, Wide Zoom, Zoom, Normal/Full1/Full2 for PC
Recycled & Recyclable Materials
  • Packaging Materials: Recycled Carton (more than 70%)

Approximate Dimensions

  • Without Stand
    • Height: 21-5/8"
    • Width: 36-3/8"
    • Depth: 3.2"
  • With Stand
    • Height: 22-3/8"
    • Width: 36-3/8"
    • Depth: 7-1/4"

Approximate Weight

  • Without Stand: 15.7 lbs
  • With Stand: 16.3 lbs
  • Shipping: 22 lbs

Warranty Information

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

Footnotes

  1. Requires Mobile High Definition Link-compatible smartphone to be connected to the TV with a Mobile High Definition Link cable, sold separately
  2. Cables sold separately
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Television TypeLED
TypeLED
LED TechnologyYes
Screen Size40
Aspect Ratio16:09
Resolution1080p
3DNo
Refresh Rate60Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power16 Watts
LEDYes
Built-In WiFiNo
Internet Movie StreamingNo
Number of HDMI Inputs2
USB PortYes
PC ConnectionYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, USB 2.0, RF, Analog
Output ConnectorsAnalog Audio, Digital Audio
Wall-MountableYes
Width (inches)36.38
Height (inches)21.63
Panel Depth (inches)3
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.6

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (16)
  • Great picture quality (16)
  • Energy efficient (10)
  • Led-backlit (10)
  • Great sound quality (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (13)
    • Bedroom (10)
    • Movies (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (8), Casual user (5), Power user (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    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...Read complete review

    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. We have Plasma, LED and LCD TVs and this one is our favorite! If you loose your remote, the controls on the side are easy to use. Our previous models had small buttons that you had to shine a light on in order to figure out which one was which. Sony made them larger and with different shapes for you to manipulate the channels with ease. The settings are very simple and easy to get to. Cons: Channel and Volume buttons on the remote are located near the bottom making it uncomfortable to manipulate. Picture in Picture doesn't work with everyone due to the need to hook up your computer, not all computers are compatible. We really wanted a 50", but settled on this 40" because of the quality and price.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Picture Quality is so so. Go for a 120

    Should go with 120Hz. Picture is not as crisp and clear as I had hoped.

    Should go with 120Hz. Picture is not as crisp and clear as I had hoped.

    Reviewed by 46 customers

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    5.0

    Very pleased with this T.V. for our fam.

    By Shirley

    from Orland Pk. IL:

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Reduced Glare

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Sony 40" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

      Very good picture on this t.v.
      Very happy with the delivery and set-up too.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Thrilled I stuck with Sony

      By Jenny Zee

      from Westerville, OH

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound Quality
      • Great Value
      • LED-backlit

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Movies
        • Wall Mounting

        Comments about Sony 40" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

        I purchased this model to replace an ancient Sony tube television that just wouldn't die. We mounted this to the wall of my narrow living room, and it is the perfect size for viewing from a mere 9 feet away. Currently, the TV is hooked up to a DVD player, Nintendo Wii, and TiVo. Please note that there is space to hook up only one set of composite (red/white/yellow) cables, but we overcame this limitation by running the DVD player and Nintendo cables into a small switching device.

        The picture quality was amazing right out of the box. I was particularly relieved that Sony's Motionflow technology (at the default setting) doesn't seem to cause the dreaded "soap opera effect" that I loathe on so many other televisions. I considered purchasing other, less expensive brands, but when I found this model at such a great price, the decision was easy.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was prompt, and the product was in pristine condition upon its arrival.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Review of Sony 40" Black 1080P LED HDTV

        By Claudia

        from Clearwater, Florida

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Home

          Comments about Sony 40" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

          This is our second 40" SONY flat-screen HDTV purchased from ABT for out winter home. We prefer this LED HDTV to the LCD HDTV. LED seems to have better sound and a crystal-clear picture. We do not use either flat screen with other electronic devices. They are solely for the purpose of watching but never recording movies and other TV programs. We are VERY HAPPY with all of our SONY TVs... the only TV brand we have purchased during the past 10 years. We also purchased several years ago two Sony 40" LCD HDTVs for two rental properties. Our renters enjoy the upgrade from analog TVs. FREE SHIPPING and NO TAX on these items to Florida and PA were a big reason we purchased these from ABT along with a competitive price and great customer service.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great TV, no complaints so far.

          By ABT_User

          from LA,CA

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Best looking TV out there
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound Quality
          • LED-backlit

          Cons

          • Confusing / Bad Remote Control

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Home
          • Movies

          Comments about Sony 40" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

          I use this TV in my bedroom. I found this TV is the perfect size for the bedroom. Good picture quality and sound. Not many fancy options, but it has whatever is needed. I found no need of additional sound speakers since TV speakers are good enough.

          I use this TV with Apple TV and I found TV remote is confusing especially with the volume button. Volume button is way below and I always click the channel button in the middle of the remote to reduce the sound.

          Overall I am happy and wish Sony quality will give this TV at least 5 years of life unless like Samsung.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent product!

          By Retired TV watcher

          from Prospect Hts, IL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • All the connections options I could ever need
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound Quality
          • LED-backlit
          • Reduced Glare
          • Vivid Colors Focus

          Cons

          • None so far

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • Movies

          Comments about Sony 40" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

          Easy set up for non-techy types- was up and running in 10 minutes.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          We Love it!

          By John

          from Northbrook. IL

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Movies

            Comments about Sony 40" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

            Light and easy to carry home.

            Fits beautifully in our family room

            Sony provides great products...great quality...never have had a problem.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Unsurpassed clarity

            By Arlene & Ed

            from Westminster Vt

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • All the connections options I could ever need
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Energy Efficient
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Home Theater
              • Movies

              Comments about Sony 40" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

              We love the picture clarity. It is as if we are there - in whatever we are watching.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Spoiled Now

              By CindyP

              from Mount Prospect, IL

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound Quality
              • LED-backlit
              • Reduced Glare

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Movies

                Comments about Sony 40" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

                Replaced my still-working old Sony with this TV. I'm completely spoiled with it. Beautiful picture. No glare. Rewatching shows I've seen before because now I can see the detail. I've found that I can't go wrong with Sony.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great TV for the price

                By Sandy

                from Chicago, Illinois

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Energy Efficient
                • Good Remote Control
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Reduced Glare

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Sony 40" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

                  Bought this TV to replace an old tube TV in living room. Picture looks great and the sound is actually better than most in this price range. Only has 2 HDMI ports though so you may run out of connection options.
                  Overall very pleased!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  A Small Price for Quality

                  By The Rookie

                  from Chicago IL

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Energy Efficient
                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Movies

                    Comments about Sony 40" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

                    For only a few dollars more, I got the "SONY" difference. Great picture, easy to connect.

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                    • No

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