The Sony Bravia KDL40RD453BU is a good entry-level Full HD TV from one of the top manufacturers on the market. While it may not have a lot of the top features that the Sony brand has to offer, it is a nice set that delivers a good viewing experience.
This model comes with a 40-inch screen, so it can be a good choice for a person that is looking for a TV that is in the small to mid size range. The Full HD 1080p screen looks great for a variety of different types of viewing and it has the Sony X-Reality Pro processing engine to enhance and upscale images. It also uses the Motionflow enhancer for smoother onscreen movement.
The sound quality is one place where many consumers are probably going to feel that this TV comes up short. You definitely get enough sound to make it usable out of the box, but it does lack volume and depth. That said, it does have Dolby Digital sound and the user can upgrade the audio experience by connecting something like a soundbar or a surround system.
As mentioned above, the KDL40RD453BU is a little basic on the features, but it does come ready for use right out of the box. You have the Freeview HD tuner to provide the user with a nice selection of viewing options and it does come with a level of connectivity that should suit all of the components that you want to hook up. Beyond that, you also have the ability to connect a USB device for media playback and HDD recording.
This is sort of an entry-level model from Sony, so the connectivity options only cover the basics. For connecting HD components, you have two HDMI ports. Beyond that, you have a SCART plug, 2 ports for USB connections, an optical audio out and headphone jack for audio out.
This TV is pretty easy to get installed and to use. The remote makes it very easy to control all of the features and the user has the option of wall mounting or using the included stand. In addition to that, it has a cable management system on the back of the TV for keeping all of the wires neat and tidy.
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1080p Full HD TV X-Reality Pro picture processing Motionflow XR motion enhancement 50 Hz refresh rate Freeview HD tuner USB media player and recording Dolby Digital Sound 2 HDMI ports (one ARC enabled) Electronic programme guide
Subpar onboard sound system