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Reviewed on Jul 22, 2013

Sony R450
TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 0.8

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6.9
Mixed Usage
Score components:
  • 70% Picture Quality
  • 20% Motion
  • 10% Inputs
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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.

Test Results
Picture Quality 6.6
Motion 7.5
Inputs 7.4
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.

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Design

Borders
Sony R450 Borders

0.63" (1.6 cm)

Thickness
Sony R450 Thickness

2.75" (7 cm)

6.6

Picture Quality

4k : No
8.8 Dark scene
Sony R450 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 Uniformity
Sony R450 Uniformity

The backlight uniformity is average.

9.3 Dark scene in a bright room
Sony R450 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 Bright scene in a bright room
Sony R450 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 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.

Pixels
7.5

Motion

Score components:
7.5 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.

7.4

Inputs

Score components:
7.4 Input lag
Sony R450 Input lag
Input lag : 50 ms

It has average input lag.

Side inputs
Sony R450 Side inputs

1 HDMI
1 USB

Rear inputs
Sony R450 Rear inputs

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

Smart Features

Remote

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6.9Mixed Usage
Score components:
  • 70% Picture Quality
  • 20% Motion
  • 10% Inputs
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.

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