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Sony KDL-40EX500

Sony KDL-40EX500
alaScore 86

498 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 498 reviews of Sony KDL-40EX500. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The price and usability also get good reviews, but there are some mixed reviews about the energy efficiency.

image quality, usability, price, sound, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-40EX500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 498 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony KDL-40EX500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Sony KDL-40EX500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and sound. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the remote control.

image quality, usability, price, sound, design

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX500 Series 40-Inch LCD TV, Black (2010 Model)Brand New Sony Bravia KDL-40EX500 Series HDTV 1080p LCD HDTV With "Complimentary HDTV package" Kit Includes (2) 6FT Hdmi 1.3B Cables, 6FT Audio Interc

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Terrence Russell (wired.com)

No-Frills LCD TV Is Easy on Eyes, But Not Future-Proof

 

Sony's 1080p powerhouse, the KDL-40EX500, has all the motion-smoothing tech of its pricey brethren, but delivers it in a basic, financial-aid friendly package.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Tony Leotta (audioholics.com)

Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX500 40" LCD HDTV Preview

 

An impressive centerpiece to any entertainment system, the BRAVIA EX500 Series HDTV combines a clean design with cutting-edge features.

Apr, 2010
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Expert review by: (technicalnavigator.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-40EX500 review – No internet

 

Sony Bravia KDL-40EX500 belongs to EX500 series of TVs from Sony had this product is available in five different screen sizes. Sony sent me Sony Bravia KDL-40EX500 in my labs for testing which is a 40 inch panel. The picture quality is the same in all...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: LCD TV Buying Guide (lcdtvbuyingguide.com)

Expert Review

 

Sony Bravia KDL40EX500 40inch Full HD LCD TV

Picture in picture very good. Colour and picture quality excellent. Set up was easy and the manual informative. Lots of excellent features such as being able to take a picture of the screen. DVD movies play well with the 1080i and dark parts are OK

No last channel viewed button, to switch between 2 channels is not easy.When using the stereo we had to reprogram the TV so it did not turn on when we turned the DVD player on.PVR manager dos not automatically load the channel information, you have to...

May, 2010

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Sony KDL-40EX500 Review – 40-inch LCD HDTV

 

While we saw some pretty expensive models showcased at the CES by the top manufacturers like Sony, Samsung and LG etc., we also found some cool models offered at pretty reasonable prices for those who just want to buy a good model rather than a high...

Also Sony KDL-40EX500 is a super energy saver and is qualified with Energy Star 4. No matter what type of lighting conditions you have in the room, you would have no complaint about the picture quality.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (technicalnavigator.com)

Sony KDL-40EX500 – Affordable Sibling Of Pricey Brethren

 

The Sony KDL-40EX500 is a basic, affordable television offering almost every specification of its expensive brethren. So if you are looking for a full size TV that can offer you all the modern high tech features, but doesn't have the price of an...

Consumer review by: bditman (newegg.com)

Don't know why people like this TV

 

Funky remote control. I kick myself for ever buying it. Years ago I decided that there would be no more Sony in our house, and I reconsidered, and poof... $700 down the drain on something I really can't stand at all.

It is not as good as people think. This picture is average to worse than average. That is the good part. Throw in Sony's really poor customer service life can get ugly in a hurry with this junk

The sound is terrible. I mean, you will hate yourself if you buy this terrible. It sounds worse than a cheap cell phone. Easily the worst sounding speakers I have heard - ever. Hard to imagine what Sony was thinking when they put them in there. Proves...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: TJMVoyager (newegg.com)

Newegg Top Notch, TV Is Awesome

 

Great TV for the price, with easy setup, manual. People complain about the built in sound, even though I own a DD 5.1 with DTS, the sound isn't that bad. Picture quality is again amazing. This TV is easy to setup for anyone getting into the HD world....

Ordered this on the 20th and got it the 21st. With the next day UPS with the faster processing. Newegg was top notch with the fast service. I have ordered stuff with them before, never having a problem, this was my first big package and Newegg did a...

None that I can think off, only con I can think of, if you dont buy it. :)

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Chainspike (newegg.com)

Nice TV

 

Nvidia drivers are also not so hot with supporting HDTV's.

Great price for a 120 Hz LCD TV. Has tons of options and looks great

The reason I gave this 3 eggs only is because, the response time is 8ms which is fairly high compared to LG's 4ms. The 120Hz is not true 120Hz input but 60Hz input to 120Hz output. The TV also has problems accepting a computer input on a HDMI cable....

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: torreon49 (newegg.com)

Outstanding LCD

 

New Egg rocks, prices are on par with competition. The only reason I did not purchase from New Egg were circumstances outside of my control. Otherwise I would be writing as one who had bought from NE.

Although I did not purchase this unit from New Egg, it seemed appropriate to write this review here and not on a competitor's site. I bought this Sony after 2 years of LCD/LED research based on features, cost, brand, warranty, etc. I was not...

None noted. With 4 HDMI and an USB imput, this unit meets all of my needs. It is a snap to fine tune! As one would expect, a good sound system would complete the package

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): Yes
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
Processor Cores:Single-Core
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 300 x 300

Display

4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):Unknown
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No
Power Switch: Yes

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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