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Sony R450 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Jul 22, 2013 at 12:00 am
Test Methodology v0.8
7.2
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
This TV has been discontinued.
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The only big downside of the Sony R450 LED TV is its very limited viewing angle. If you are always sitting in front of it, you will appreciate its good blacks and very good motion handling.

Our Verdict

7.2 Mixed Usage

If you can get past the narrow viewing angle, this Sony R450 LED TV is a great choice in this price range. The picture quality is great, both for video games and movies.

  • 7.2 Mixed Usage
Pros
  • Good motion handling for an LED. You won't normally notice motion blur.
  • Good picture quality. The contrast ratio is really good for the price.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angle. The picture quality when viewed at an angle is greatly reduced.

Check Price

40" 40R450A
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50" 50R450A
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Test Results

Design
Design
Borders

0.63" (1.6 cm)

Design
Thickness

2.75" (7 cm)

Picture Quality
8.8
Picture Quality
Dark scene
Black 0.022 cd/m2
White 104.5 cd/m2
Contrast 4750 : 1

The shadow details are very good while watching dark scenes in a dim environment. The blacks are deeper than its competitors in this price range.

6.5
Picture Quality
Uniformity

The backlight uniformity is average.

9.3
Picture Quality
Dark scene in a bright room
Reflection 2.5 %

The Sony R450A also has very good picture quality with the lights on. It is a great choice if you have multiple windows in your room.

5.6
Picture Quality
Bright scene in a bright room
Max white 127.1 cd/m2

The only reflection that we can see is direct light, which is very good.

5.4
Picture Quality
Viewing angle
Viewing angle 17 °

Unfortunately, the Sony R450A has a very limited viewing angle with poor color uniformity at an angle. If you watch TV from the side, go for the LG LN5400 instead.

Picture Quality
Pixels

Motion
7.5
Motion
Motion blur

For its price, it handles motion very well. It has a minimal amount of blur and it also supports 24p playback for movies.

Inputs
7.4
Inputs
Input lag
Input lag 50 ms

It has average input lag.

Inputs
Side inputs

1 HDMI
1 USB

Inputs
Rear inputs

1 HDMI
1 Headphone Out
1 RF In
1 Component In
1 Composite In
1 Digital Audio Out (Optical)

Smart Features
Smart Features
Remote

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