Sony KDL-40EX40B Review

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Sony
KDL-40EX40B

LCD HDTV
40″ $799 $20 4.3 7

 

Sony KDL-40EX40B Review » Key Feature Ratings
Price The cost of this LCD TV is $20 per inch of screen size. This is priced about average.
ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR qualified. This HDTV uses about 40% less electricity than standard televisions.
Efficiency Estimated annual energy use is 4.3 kWh per inch of screen size. This TV is ENERGY STAR, but it is less efficient than your average ENERGY STAR TV.
Design Incorporates 7 key design features that make a difference. This HDTV has an average number of key features.
Best-Seller This TV is not a top best-seller at a national store including Amazon, Best Buy, Sears, and Wal-Mart. – Sony KDL-40EX40B Review
Resolution Designed with 1080p resolution, the highest definition available. Provides nearly twice the resolution of 720p, and allows you to fully utilize 1080p videos or programming.
Side Inputs Includes side inputs that allow you to conveniently plug-in some devices without having to reach behind the TV. – Sony KDL-40EX40B Review
LED Does not incorporate LED backlighting. LED technology is more expensive, but it saves on energy and allows the TV to be significantly thinner.
Local Dim Local dimming technology is only available on LCD televisions with LED backlighting.
Frame Rate Uses a standard 60 Hz (60 frames per second) which is adequate for many programs and movies, but you may experience slight motion blur during fast action scenes.
THX Like most HDTVs, this is not THX certified. THX generally indicates that the TV will have high-quality picture performance. – Sony KDL-40EX40B Review
DLNA Not DLNA certified (Digital Living Network Alliance). DLNA promotes interoperability between electronic devices, which makes sharing digital content easier and more convenient.
3D This Sony television is not 3D ready. 3D TVs allow you to view 3D content from select video games, Blu-ray discs, and programming, but are much more expensive.
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi capable, but does not include a built-in receiver or external adaptor. Purchase an external adaptor and you can access your home wireless internet service.
Internet You can access internet videos and streaming content via widgets and applications. A wide variety of internet content is available, but you don’t have browser search capability.
DVD Player Includes a built-in Blu-ray disc and DVD player. Blu-ray offers high image quality with 1080p resolution so that you can make the best use of your high-definition TV.
Depth This TV is thicker than average with a depth of 4.6″. If you plan to mount it on the wall, you may consider a thinner model. – Sony KDL-40EX40B Review
Frame Standard, multiple-level design with some space between the screen and the bezel. Single-level designs can provide a seamless look that is preferred by some consumers.
Speakers Speakers provide 20 watts of total output power, which is about average. – Sony KDL-40EX40B Review
HDMI Provides 3 HDMI inputs so that you can connect a cable box and two other devices such as a DVD player and video game console. Do you need to connect a PC as well?

 

 

Sony KDL-40EX40B Review » Features & Specs

Audio Features

  • 5.1 Channel Audio Out : Yes
  • 5.1ch Through Out (Handycam) : Yes
  • Alternate Audio (Digital) : yes
  • Audio Out : Variable/Fixed
  • Auto Mute (on no signal) : Yes
  • Auto SAP : 20FM/10AM
  • Clear Voice : Yes
  • Dolby® : Dolby® Digital
  • Invisible Speaker (w/Sound Elevation) : Yes
  • S-Master : Yes
  • Sony Original Surround : Yes
  • Sound Enhancer : Yes
  • Sound Mode : Dynamic, Standard, Clear Voice, Custom
  • SteadySound® Automatic Volume Control : Yes
  • Stereo System : MTS
  • Surround Effect : Cinema, Music, Live Sports, Game


Power

  • Power Consumption (in Download Acquisition Mode) : Less than 14.5 W
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) max. : 176W
  • Power Requirements (frequency) : 60Hz for UL,cUL 50/60Hz for other
  • Power Requirements (voltage) : AC 120V for UL,cUL AC110-240V for other


Service and Warranty Information

  • Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Labor / 1 Year Parts
  • Online Instruction Manual (Reference Book) : Yes


Recycled & Recyclable Materials

  • Packaging Materials : Recycled Carton (more than 40%)
  • Product Materials : Recycled Carton (more than 40%)
  • Display Features
  • Backlight Type : CCFL
  • Display Device : LCD


General Features

  • Audio Return Channel : Yes
  • Closed Captions (CC) : Analog, Digital
  • Finish (Surface Color) : Black
  • HDMI™ InstaPort : Yes
  • Start Up Sony Logo Display : Yes
  • XMB : Yes


Video

  • Video Signal : 1080/60p (HDMI™ / COMPONENT), 1080/60i, 1080/24p (HDMI™ ONLY), 720/60p, 480/60p, 480/60i


Network Features

  • BRAVIA® Internet Video : Ready
  • DLNA : Renderer (Photo/JPEG); Renderer (Music/LPCM,MP3); Renderer (Video/MPEG2,AVCHD); Client (Photo/JPEG); Client (Music/LPCM,MP3); Client (Video/MPEG2,AVCHD)
  • DLNA : Yes
  • Photo MAP : Yes
  • Wireless LAN : Ready


Video Features

  • 24p True Cinema™ Technology : Yes
  • 3D Comb Filter : Yes
  • 4:3 Default : Yes
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) : Yes
  • Auto Wide : Yes
  • CineMotion® Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology : Yes
  • Cinema Mode : Yes
  • Deep Color : Yes
  • Live Color™ Technology : Yes
  • MPEG Noise Reduction : Yes
  • PhotoTV HD : Yes
  • Picture Mode : Vivid, Standard, Cinema, Game-Standard, Game-Original, Graphics, Photo-Vivid, Photo-Standard, Photo-Original, Photo-Custom
  • Video Processing : BRAVIA Engine 3™
  • Wide Mode : Normal, Zoom, Wide Zoom, Full (Full1-2 for PC), H Stretch


Audio

  • Audio Power Output : 20W (10W x 2)
  • Speaker Configuration : 2
  • Speakers (Total) : 2


Convenience Features

  • Ambient Sensor : Yes
  • Auto Photo Mode : via HDMI, via DLNA, via USB
  • Auto Picture Setting w/ HDMI™ : Cinema, Sport, Music, Photo, Graphics, Game
  • Auto Shut-off : Yes
  • BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes
  • BRAVIA® Sync™ Menu Button : Yes (on Remote Control)
  • Channel Block (with password) : Yes
  • Channel Jump : Yes
  • Channel Labels : Yes
  • Channel Surf : Yes
  • Control for HDMI™ (HDMI™ CEC) : Yes
  • Edit Channel Labels : Yes
  • Favorites : Yes
  • Info Banner : TV Guide on Screen, PSIP, XDS
  • Input Skip : Automatic
  • Label Inputs : Yes
  • Multiple Language Display : English, French, Spanish
  • On-Screen Clock : Yes
  • On-Screen Display for External Input : Yes
  • On-Screen Operating Instructions : Yes
  • On/Off Timer : Yes
  • PIP (Picture in Picture) : PC Input/TV Channel&CVBS;
  • Parental Control : Yes
  • Picture Adjustments Lock : Yes
  • Picture Frame Mode : Yes
  • Quick Start : Yes
  • Scene Select : Auto, Cinema, Sports, Photo, Music, Game, Graphics, OFF
  • Show/Hide Channels : Yes
  • Sleep Timer : Yes
  • Stand Swivel : Yes
  • Stand Swivel Range : Left 20°/Right 20°
  • Start Up Sony Logo Display : Yes
  • TV Guide On-Screen : Yes
  • Theatre Mode (Theatre Button) : Yes
  • Theatre Mode with Cinema Surround : Yes
  • USB Application(s) : Photo Viewer (jpeg), Photo Viewer (RAW), Music Player (mp3), Video Player (AVCHD), Video Player (AVC), Video Player (MPEG4)
  • USB Player : Yes
  • White Balance : RGB Gain/Bias
  • Wireless LAN : Ready


Inputs and Outputs

  • AC Power Input : 1 (Rear)
  • Analog Audio Input(s) (Total) : 4 (1 Side / 3 Rear)
  • Audio Out : 1 (Rear)
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) : 2 (1 Rear / 1 Rear (Composite input common use))
  • Composite Video Input(s) : 2 ( 1 Rear (Component input common use)/ 1 Side)
  • Digital Audio Output(s) : Optical Digital Output – 1 (Rear)
  • Ethernet Connection(s) : 1 (Rear)
  • HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total) : 3(2 Side/1 Rear)
  • HDMI™ PC Input : Yes
  • PC In (D-Sub) + Audio In (Stereo Mini) : 1 (Rear)
  • RF Connection Input(s) : 1 (Rear)
  • USB 2.0 : 1 (Side)


TV System

  • Channel Coverage : VHF: 2-13ch UHF: 14-69ch CATV (analog): 1-135ch CATV (digital) : 1-135ch
  • Color System : NTSC
  • Number of Tuners (Digital) : 1(Hybrid)
  • TV System (Analog) : M
  • TV System (Digital) : ATSC
  • Tuner (Cable) : Clear QAM
  • Tuner (Terrestrial) : ATSC™ / NTSC


Sony KDL-40EX40B Review

  • Dimensions (Approx.) : 39 1/8 x 25 1/8 x 11 1/8″ (992 x 636 x 280mm) with pedestal; 39 1/8 x 23 5/8 x 4 5/8″ (992 x 598 x 116mm) without pedestal
  • Weight (Approx.) : 37.4 lbs. (17kg) with pedestal; 31.328 lbs. (14.24kg) without pedestal


Design Features

  • Stand Swivel : Yes
  • Stand Swivel Range : Left 20°/Right 20°
  • Energy Saving & Efficiency
  • Backlight Off Mode : Yes
  • Dynamic Backlight Control : Yes
  • Eco Settings : Yes
  • Idle TV Standby : Yes
  • Power Saving Modes : Yes


Broadcast Features

  • TV Guide On-Screen : Yes


Sony KDL-40EX40B Review

  • Aspect Ratio : 16:9
  • Display Resolution : Full HD 1080(1920×1080)
  • Screen Size (measured diagonally) : 40″
  • Viewing Angle (Right/Left) : 178(89/89)
  • Viewing Angle (Up/Down) : 178(89/89)
  • Regulation and Standards Compliance
  • VESA® Hole Pitch : 300×300 M6
  • VESA® Hole Spacing Compatible : Yes


Sensing Features

  • Ambient Sensor : Yes


In the Box

  • Screws (for pedestal (4-screws) + for neck(4-screws))
  • Remote Control (RM-YD041)
  • Table Top Stand (separate, assembly required)
  • Batteries (Type AAA x2)