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Sony KDL40R483 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Television with Freeview - Black

by Sony
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RRP: £469.00
Price: £299.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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40-inch
  • KDL-R48 TV with Wi-Fi Direct, MiraCast, Motionflow XR, MHL, Clear Resolution Enhancer and Digital Terrestrial tuner (DVB-T2)
  • Full HD resolution on 40" and larger models
  • Wireless screen mirroring with mobiles and tablets
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Size Name: 40-inch

Important Information

Energy efficiency class
A

On-mode power consumption
58 Watts

Energy consumption
85 Kilowatts per year, based on the power consumption of the television operating 4 hours per day for 365 days. The actual energy consumption will depend on how the television is used.

Visible screen diagonal
40" / 102 cm

Product details

Size Name: 40-inch
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 92.6 x 58.4 cm ; 7 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 9 Kg
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: KDL40R483BBU
  • ASIN: B00IJ8PHI0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 24 Feb 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 352 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Size Name: 40-inch

Product Description

At a glance

  • Clear Resolution Enhancer for crisper pictures with less noise
  • Share photos with friends from your devices via the TV
  • Screen mirroring puts your smartphone on the big screen
  • Hear a clearer, wider range of sound from a compact speaker
  • Watch your favourite programmes in pin-sharp high definition

Quite simply, a great TV

Your eyes - and ears - are in for a real treat. Enjoy greater clarity and sharpness, whatever you're watching, with Clear Resolution Enhancer. And hear a clearer, wider range of sound thanks to the Bass Reflex Speaker. Watch your favourite programmes from BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in pin-sharp full high definition with the inbuilt Freeview HD tuner. You get more than 50 standard TV channels plus a myriad of radio stations to choose from, all without subscription. You’re sure to find something you love. Plus, photo share means you and up to 9 others can not only wirelessly share your photos via the TV screen but everyone can also easily download each other's pictures to their phone or tablet.

Reduce noise & imperfections

The quality of TV programmes, web videos and other TV content can often be less than perfect. The R4 gives you a sharper picture by reducing any noise in the image, meaning you’ll see your favourite shows more clearly than on standard LED TVs.

Send, share and grab photos

Not only can you and up to 9 others wirelessly share your photos via the TV screen but everyone can also easily download each other's pictures. Your friend's photo will be on your phone or tablet within seconds. What's more, every photo maintains its picture quality so there's no loss in resolution.

Your smartphone screen on your TV

Screen mirroring lets you view your smartphone's videos, photos, apps, web pages and games on your TV. It connects your phone to the television wirelessly, showing exactly what's on your phone or tablet's screen on your TV. Screen mirroring works with any Miracast-compliant Android smartphone or tablet.

Expansive sound

The sharp crack of a twig in an eerie forest or the gasp around stadium as someone misses a penalty. Sound is half of the experience. With a wider range of sound the bass reflex speaker delivers clearer, crisper highs and extended lows.

Your favourite shows in HD

Watch your favourite programmes from BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in pin-sharp high definition with the inbuilt Freeview HD tuner. You get more than 50 standard TV channels plus a myriad of radio stations to choose from, all without subscription. You’re sure to find something you love.

Box Contains

Screws
Operating Instructions
AC Power Adaptor
AC Power Cord
Quick Setup Guide / Supplement CUE (GA)
Batteries (R03)
Remote control (RM-YD093)

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

78 of 79 people found the following review helpful By the lambanana TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Mar 2014
Size Name: 40-inch
WOW FACTOR
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The picture is simply amazing. Crisp, detailed and captures the colours perfectly. The set itself, is thin and compact. I sat on the couch and couldn't believe how poor the prior set had been in comparison. Samsung UE32F5000 32-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD LED TV

FREEVIEW
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I wasn't aware that many Freeview channels broadcast in HD. And for free. This little add on has made me question whether I continue subscribing to Virginmedia (especially as I hate sports) so technically, and this is what I told my wife to justify the purchase, technically it's a potential money saver.

MONEYSAVER
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Yes, moneysaver. I said it twice but my wife still wasn't convinced.

CONNECTING WITH TABLETS/PHONES
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Not sure that this is the KILLER feature. I did use it. I thought it was really good. But it's not something that I think most people would regularly use.

MID RANGE
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It's not a cinema experience but it's not a cinema experience price.

SOUND
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Special mention should be made of the sound. It is really really good. Not too base-ey, not too tin-ey. Sony have got this right.

RECOMMENDED
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Good price, looks good, and superb quality. Yes.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By V. Wheeler on 20 Oct 2014
Size Name: 40-inch Verified Purchase
My 14 year old Sony decided to go green last Xmas, also had white lines across it and the picture frame was reduced. I plodded on for 9 months with it but after one friend said I must be the last person in the UK with the old, bulky type TV I decided it was time to enter the world of flat screens. Only had this TV a week so don't want to tempt fate, but so far it is an absolute joy. I did my homework and looked at other makes but no one comes close to Sony in my view for both picture and sound quality. Anyone niggling on here about these must have a faulty model or absurd expectations.

A neighbour un packed and set mine up for me as I have bad arthritis and he did it so fast. The menu is so easy to navigate and you can play around with picture and sound settings very quickly. The High Definition is quite simply amazing..... if you enjoy wildlife programmes, you sure as hell are going to love this TV. I saw a mosquito on the BBC Monsoon series and had never realised that they are in fact full of iridescent colour.

This was delivered very fast by Amazon and unless it suddenly packs up on me I really don't feel I could have a better viewing and sound experience than this model provides (certainly not for this price anyway!). So if you are thinking of getting a new TV I strongly recommend this one.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Doug on 22 May 2014
Size Name: 32-inch Verified Purchase
I bought this TV for my Mother (I already have the 40 inch version myself), they are straight forward to set up, The HD broadcast picture is excellent, good even in non HD and the sound is pleasant, not scratchy or hollow.
You can also connect a hard drive to record programmes but there is only one tuner.
Looking for a simple Telly? I would check out this TV.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Traffic TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 29 Nov 2014
Size Name: 40-inch Verified Purchase
I ordered this yesterday via Amazon Prime and it arrived today via City Link. Thank you for a speedy service Amazon.

I currently had a flat screen, 14 inch HDTV for use with my PS4, but was fed up with squinting at the screen and so decided to upgrade to a larger set. Looking around Amazon for a decent TV for a decent price I found this 40-inch HDTV down from £469 to £299.

The first thing that amazed me was how light and thin it is. It does feel a little flimsy but then again you don't carry these around in your rucksack do you? The stand is screwed in from underneath and though again it feels flimsy it is more than adequate for supporting your TV.

Setting up was easy enough, and I'm quite impatient when it comes to setting up things like this.

I don't have any satellite or cable TV services, I just purely use TV for the PS4 and DVDs. I plugged my PS4 in via the HDMI cable (not supplied) and turned on the TV. After a bit of trial-and-error I got the PS4 start screen on the TV and I was away.

Picture quality: Awesome! I am sure there may be more expensive HDTVs which might give a slightly superior picture quality, but this is certainly more than adequate for my needs and entertainment.

One reviewer said he had proplems with motion blur when playing games. Well, I having been playing FarCry 4 and Grand Theft Auto V via PS4 on this TV, and I had no proplems at all. There was no motion blur and the large screen size makes this a whole new experience when playing PS4 games. The graphics are beautifully shown on this TV.

You can wirelessly connect your PC, tablet etc. to this TV but I haven't attempted that yet so can't comment on it.
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Jack Percival TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 May 2014
Size Name: 40-inch Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Since getting my hands on my first Sony Bravia TV a few years ago I've always been impressed by the excellent picture quality delivered by these sets. Therefore when I was offered the chance to review this example from the R4 series new for 2014 and competitively priced in the mid range just in time for the World Cup I jumped at the chance.

The first thing that struck me about this TV on getting it out the box was quite how light and slim it is. Compared to my 2 and 4 year old similar models this really is an excellent example of how modern TVs should be designed - very little frame, depth or weight giving maximum space for picture. Once you've strapped on the stand it sits firmly upright - you don't need to worry about a heavy duty table to go underneath this one. However, for those who've seen the higher end Sony 2014 models you'll be a little disappointed - none of that high quality brushed silver look has made it onto this models, the shape and lack of frame is there but unfortunately that's not.

What has successfully made it across from the higher end models though is great screen clarity. Colours are well represented, even blacks which some LED sets struggle to show beautifully. The TV also promises to sharpen the picture artificially using digital processing, something that I found made HD television look particularly crisp and clear though perhaps worsened the look of lower quality content slightly. For content there's a Freeview HD tuner built in as well as some smart TV type functionality.

The choice of this smart TV type functionality seems to me to be a little odd, with no catch up services offered as part of the software. Instead Sony appears to have offered photo and screen sharing as part of the package.
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