Sony NSX-40GT1 Review

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Sony
NSX-40GT1

LED HDTV
40″ $999 $25 4.2 9

 

Sony NSX-40GT1 Review » Key Feature Ratings
Price The cost of this LED TV is $25 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 4.2 kWh per inch of screen size. This TV is ENERGY STAR, but it is less efficient than your average ENERGY STAR TV.
Design Incorporates 9 key design features that make a difference. This HDTV has more key features than average and ranks in the top 28% 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 NSX-40GT1 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 NSX-40GT1 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 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 NSX-40GT1 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 with either a built-in receiver or external adaptor. Allows you to wirelessly tap into your home wireless internet service instead of using ethernet cables.
Internet Equipped with full browser search capability. You can search and access any content that would normally be available through your PC.
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 2.3″. Slim TVs are attractive and more suitable for wall mounting. – Sony NSX-40GT1 Review
Frame Frameless, single level design that virtually eliminates the space between the screen and the bezel so that they seamlessly blend together.
Speakers Speakers provide 20 watts of total output power, which is about average. – Sony NSX-40GT1 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 NSX-40GT1 Review » Features & Specs

Media Player Playback (Video/Photo/Music)

  • DLNA (DMP) : Photo
  • UPnP Client : Video/Music/Photo
  • USB : USB Mass Storage Class


Control Function

  • CEC Control : Yes
  • HDMI InstaPort : Yes
  • IP Control (MDCP) : Yes (DVR/STB)
  • IR Blaster Control : Yes (DVR/STB/BD/DVD/AUDIO)
  • Input Skip : Yes (Automatic)
  • Label Inputs : Yes
  • On-Screen Display for External Input : Yes
  • RF Remote Control : Yes
  • Service and Warranty Information
  • Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year


Indicator

  • Picture Off : Yes
  • Power : Yes
  • Standby : Yes
  • Timer : Yes


Sound Quality Features

  • 5.1ch Through Out (Handycam) : Yes
  • Digital Amplifier : S-Master Digital Amplifier
  • Sound Mode : Dynamic, Standard, Clear Voice


Built-in Devices

  • Built-in Storage : 8GB
  • RF (for Input Devices) : Yes
  • Wireless LAN : 802.11.a/b/g/n


Control Panel

  • Connect (for Input Device) : Yes
  • Power : Yes
  • Recycled & Recyclable Materials
  • Packaging Materials : Recycled Carton (more than 40%)
  • Printed Materials : FSC Certified


Display Specs

  • Aspect Ratio : 16:9
  • Backlight Type : Edge LED
  • Display Device : LCD
  • Display Resolution : 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
  • Screen Size (measured diagonally) : 40″
  • Viewing Angle (Right/Left) : 178(89/89)
  • Viewing Angle (Up/Down) : 178(89/89)


CEC Control

  • Audio Return Channel : Yes
  • One touch Play : Yes
  • Remote Control Pass Through : Yes (for Disc Player App.)
  • System Audio Control : Yes
  • System Standby : Yes
  • Picture Quality Features
  • 1080p Upscale : Yes
  • 24p True Cinema™ Technology : Yes
  • 3D Comb Filter : Yes
  • 4:3 Default : Yes
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) : Yes
  • Auto Wide : Yes
  • CineMotion/Film Mode/Cinema Drive : Yes
  • ID-1 Detection : Yes
  • MPEG Noise Reduction : Yes
  • Noise Reduction : Yes
  • Picture Adjustments Lock : Yes
  • Picture Mode : Vivid, Standard, Custom, Cinema, Graphics
  • Picture Parameter Adjustment : Yes
  • White Balance : Yes
  • Wide Mode : Smart, 4:3, Wide, Zoom


Energy Saving & Efficiency

  • Backlight Off Mode : Yes
  • Dynamic Backlight Control : Yes
  • Eco Settings : Yes
  • Energy Star® compliant : Yes
  • LightSensor™ Technology : Yes
  • Power Consumption (On Mode) for Energy Star : 84.1 W
  • Power Consumption (Standby Mode) for Energy Star : 0.5 W
  • Power Saving Modes : Yes


HDMI Audio Input Signals

  • Dolby Digital bit-stream : Yes
  • LPCM 2ch : Yes (Up to 48kHz)


Convenience Features

  • Auto CC on Mute : Yes
  • Channel Block (with password) : Yes (for ATSC)
  • Channel List : Yes
  • Channel Surf : Yes
  • Closed Captions (CC) : Yes
  • Info Banner : Yes
  • On/Off Timer : Yes
  • Online Instruction Manual : Yes
  • Parental Control : Yes
  • Program Block : Yes (for ATSC)
  • Show/Hide Channels : Yes
  • Sleep Timer : Yes
  • TV Guide On Screen / EPG : Yes (for ATSC)


Settings

  • Initial Setup : Yes
  • Wifi Settings (WPS) : Yes
  • Google TV Features
  • Android Market : Yes (Coming Early 2011)
  • Home Screen : Yes
  • Notifications : Yes
  • Quick Search Box : Yes
  • Task Switcher : Yes
  • Web Browser : Yes
  • Window Manager : Yes


System Update

  • IP Network Update : Yes
  • Photo Playback Control
  • Rotation : Yes
  • Slide Show Playback : Yes


TV System

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


Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.) : 37 5/8 x 23 1/8 x 2 1/8″ (954 x 586 x 53mm) without pedestal; 37 5/8 x 24 3/8 x 11 3/4″ (954 x 619 x 298mm) with pedestal
  • Packaging (Approx.) : 41 1/8 x 27 x 6 3/4″ (1044 x 683 x 169mm)
  • Weight (Approx.) : 37.7 lbs (17.1 Kg) without pedestal; 41.5 lbs (18.8 Kg) with pedestal
  • Media Player Supported File Format
  • AAC/MPEG4-AAC : Yes
  • GIF : Yes
  • H.264/MPEG-4 AVC : Yes
  • JPEG : Yes
  • MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer) : Yes
  • PNG : Yes


Power Management

  • Auto Shut off : Yes
  • Idle TV Standby : Yes
  • Quick Power On (Quick Start) : Yes
  • Screen Saver : Yes


Video Playback Control

  • PREV/NEXT : Yes
  • Play / Stop / Pause : Yes
  • REV/ FWD : Yes
  • Repeat : Yes (All/1title)


Cosmetic

  • Fanless Design : Yes
  • Stand Tilt : Yes
  • Stand Tilt Range : 0/6


Audio Specs

  • AAC : Yes
  • Audio DAC : 48kHz/24bit
  • Audio Power Output : 20W (10W x 2)
  • Dolby Digital : Yes
  • Speaker Configuration : 2
  • Speakers (Total) : 2


Power

  • Power Consumption (in Download Acquisition Mode) : 34 Wh/day
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) : 122 W
  • Power Consumption (in Standby) : 0.5 W
  • Power Requirements (frequency) : 60Hz
  • Power Requirements (voltage) : AC 120V


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  • PREV/NEXT : Yes
  • Play / Stop / Pause : Yes
  • REV/ FWD : Yes
  • Repeat : Yes (All/1title)


Inputs and Outputs

  • AC Power : 1 (Rear)
  • Analog Audio Input(s) : 1 (Rear)
  • Analog Audio Output(s) : 1 (Headphone)
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) : 1 (Rear) – Common with Component input
  • Composite Video Input(s) : 1 (Rear) – Common with Composite input
  • Digital Audio (Optical) : Output – 1 (Rear)
  • Ethernet Connection(s) : 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T (Rear)
  • HDMI™ Connection(s) Input(s) : 4 (2 Rear/ 2 Side)
  • Headphone Connection : Mini Stereo
  • Headphone Output(s) : Yes
  • IR Blaster : 2 (Rear)
  • USB 2.0 : 4 (Side)


Optical Digital Audio Output Signals

  • Dolby Digital bit-stream : Yes
  • LPCM 2ch : Yes (Up to 48kHz)


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  • Input Device (NSG-MR1)
  • IR Blaster (x2)