Sony KDL-40HX800 Review

Sony KDL-40HX800 Review » Ratings Guide
Good Better Best

 

Model Size MSRP 1080 Net Wi-Fi 3D Price Energy Design Best-
Seller
Sony
KDL-40HX800

LED HDTV
40″ $1599 $40 4.2 10

 

Sony KDL-40HX800 Review » Key Feature Ratings
Price The cost of this LED TV is $40 per inch of screen size. This is more expensive than average and is priced in the top 19% of new TVs.
ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR qualified. This HDTV uses about 40% less electricity than standard televisions.
Efficiency Estimated annual energy use is 4.2 kWh per inch of screen size. This TV is ENERGY STAR, but it is less efficient than your average ENERGY STAR TV.
Design Incorporates 10 key design features that make a difference. This HDTV has more key features than average and ranks in the top 22% of new TV designs.
Best-Seller This TV is not a top best-seller at a national store including Amazon, Best Buy, Sears, and Wal-Mart. – Sony KDL-40HX800 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-40HX800 Review
LED Designed with edge-lit LED backlighting instead of standard LCD fluorescent bulbs. LED is more energy efficient and allows for significantly thinner TV designs.
Local Dim This LED television does not have local dimming capability. On / Off dimming of LED zones can significantly enhance the quality of your picture.
Frame Rate Employs blur reduction technology that increases the frame rate to 240 Hz (240 frames per second). The picture should be crisp and clear for sports and action movies.
THX Like most HDTVs, this is not THX certified. THX generally indicates that the TV will have high-quality picture performance. – Sony KDL-40HX800 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 3D television. You can view 3D content from select video games, Blu-ray discs, and even some 3D programming that is available. Does not include 3D glasses (about $150).
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 Like most televisions, this Sony TV does not have a built-in DVD or Blue-ray player. Most consumers purchase these items separately.
Depth This Sony television has a thin profile with a depth of only 3″. Slim TVs are attractive and more suitable for wall mounting. – Sony KDL-40HX800 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-40HX800 Review
HDMI Provides 4 HDMI inputs so that you can connect a cable box and other devices such as a DVD player, video game console, and PC.

 

Sony KDL-40HX800 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 : Yes
  • Clear Voice : Yes
  • Dolby® : Dolby® Digital
  • Invisible Speaker (w/Sound Elevation) : Yes
  • S-Master : 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) : 14 W
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) max. : 132W
  • Power Consumption (in Standby) : 0.12W
  • 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%)


Regulation and Standard Compliance

  • VESA® Hole Pitch : 300×300 M6
  • VESA® Hole Spacing Compatible : Yes


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) : 4(2 Side/2 Rear)
  • HDMI™ PC Input : Yes (see owner’s manual for supported timings)
  • PC In (D-Sub) + Audio In (Stereo Mini) : 1 (Rear)
  • RF Connection Input(s) : 1 (Rear)
  • USB 2.0 : 1 (Side)


Sensing Features

  • Ambient Sensor : 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 : Yes
  • 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 : Ready
  • 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
  • Motionflow™ PRO Technology : 240Hz
  • PhotoTV HD : Yes
  • Picture Mode : Vivid, Standard, Cinema, Game-Standard, Game-Original, Graphics, Sports, Photo-Vivid, Photo-Standard, Photo-Original, Photo-Custom
  • Video Processing : BRAVIA Engine 3™ Technology
  • 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
  • 3D Features
  • 3D : Ready


Sony KDL-40HX800 Review

  • Aspect Ratio : 16:9
  • Display Resolution : Full HD 1080(1920×1080)
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio : Infinite6
  • Screen Size (measured diagonally) : 40″
  • Viewing Angle (Right/Left) : 178(89/89)
  • Viewing Angle (Up/Down) : 178(89/89)


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


Sony KDL-40HX800 Review

  • Dimensions (Approx.) : 37 1/2 x 24 1/4 x 9 7/8″ (952 x 613 x 250mm) with pedestal; 37 1/2 x 22 7/8 x 3″ (952 x 581 x 74 mm) without pedestal
  • Packaging (Approx.) : 40 7/8 x 26 1/2 x 7 1/4″ ( 1038 x 670 x 182mm)
  • Weight (Approx.) : 36.2 lbs. (16.4kg) with pedestal; 31.3 lbs. (14.2kg) without pedestal


Design Features

  • Stand Swivel : Yes
  • Stand Swivel Range : Left 20°/Right 20°


Sony KDL-40HX800 Review

  • Backlight Off Mode : Yes
  • Dynamic Backlight Control : Yes
  • Eco Settings : Yes
  • Energy Saving Switch : Yes
  • Energy Star® compliant : Yes
  • Estimated Annual Energy Consumption (kWh) : 152.3kWh
  • Idle TV Standby : Yes
  • Power Saving Modes : Yes


Broadcast Features

  • TV Guide On-Screen : Yes


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, General
  • 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


Display Features

  • Backlight Type : Dynamic LED
  • Deep Black Panel : Yes
  • Display Device : LCD


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


In the Box

  • AC Power Cord
  • Remote Control (RM-YD040)
  • Table Top Stand (separate, pre-assembled)
  • Batteries (Type AAA x2)
  • Energy Star Product