Review of Sony KDL48R470B HDTV specs

By Peter Chubb - Nov 3, 2014

Who would have thought a few years ago that you would be able to enjoy watching realistic footage on a 48-inch HD TV for less than £400 and not be a budget brand. The Sony KDL48R470B HDTV manages to punch far above its weight when you look at the positive reviews it has been given, although we do suspect its fine balance between price and specs help.

The Sony BRAVIA R470B has so much going for it, such as its built-in Screen Mirroring allowing you to share certain content from your smartphone, to Clear Resolution Enhancer for improved image quality. However, there is far more to this TV than those two features, which we will now have a look at.

Review of Sony KDL48R470B HDTV

Sony KDL48R470B 48-inch HDTV specs – First up we have that impressive 48-inch LCD panel with its 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution and an aspect ratio of 16:9. With this resolution and ratio you get to see a movie how the director intended. As with most TVs of this kind it comes with a built-in digital tuner, doing away with the need for a separate set-top-box, unless you wish to take advantage of the new Amazon Fire TV or its Nexus equivalent?

Like we said above, Screen Mirroring allows for you to share your content wirelessly, as long as the TV and the device with the content on are using the same wireless network. Photo Share is another great feature that allows you to share, swipe and grab a photo even without a network.

What is the use of having great image quality without the sound to go with it, which is why Sony has included the Bass Reflex Box Speaker to give the KDL48R470B 48-inch TV the audio clarity it deserves.

Sony KDL48R470B HDTV specs

Sony KDL48R470B HDTV review score impresses – We have been looking over many websites that sell the KDL48R470B and looked at what owners had to say, and we could tell most of them were overly impressed. One person said how they were shocked at getting it for just $400. However, we have a feeling the Sony KDL48R470B price will be even lower over the next few weeks, as retailers aim to compete against each to get customers to their brick and mortar and online stores.

We can fully understand why some consumers were skeptical about purchasing this model because of its price, but it never took them long to realize what a good move it was to go for the Sony KDL48R470B.

If you are the proud owner of the Sony KDL48R470B HDTV, then we would love to know your thoughts, but if not, we would ask that you seriously consider this model in the build-up to Christmas.

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Review of Sony KDL48R470B HDTV specs

  • I purchased it last week and I am so thrilled with it
    I am a ps4 fan and the gaming is stunning. No image lagging and the colors are great
    the problem is with my receiver and the sd channels that messed up with its colors. thumbs up!

  • Morgan Charboneau

    I bought mine on sale from walmart for $348… I love the picture, but my wall mount is a big solid piece, with 4 holes, and the mount for this tv, covers up the plug in ports. I cant mount it. and out tv stand is for mounting, theres not a way to place it on the stand. so its a big bummer that the power and other RCA cable ports are directly in the center of where you mount the tv. so we cant get to them.
    also, the sounds is pretty bad, Im not sure if maybe I got a bad egg, but the sound is horrible. I cannot hear spoken words. and it actually doesnt seem to get any louder than 40…. I keep turning it up, and the volume stays the same.

    Other than that, I love it. its not a smart tv though, has no wifi (although the menu settings lets you set it up) it never connects. apart from all that, I do really like it but I need to call sony and see if maybe the sound on mine is broken or something.

  • Scott Lemon

    I purchased this TV from Walmart a few days ago. It had just went on sale for $348. It was missing the two screws for the base, so they knocked an additional 20% off the sale price. The screws ended up being 66 cents.

    Thr picture is great and the size is perfect, for me anyway. The sound is as good as can be expected. It’s not a SmartTV, so I just purchased the #1 ranked Sony Blu Ray player, which now streams content. The player was $70 on their site. I spent $350 for these two items and really feel like I owe someone an apology… Great deal and no complaints!