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Sony KDL-40EX500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 388 reviews of Sony KDL-40EX500. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Sony KDL-40EX500 from 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 Comments about the design and sound are overall positive. The price and usability also get good views. There are some mixed comments about the remote control.

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92% of the reviews on 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)Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX500 Series 40-Inch LCD TV, Black (2010 Model)

May, 2018

Expert review by : Terrence Russell (

Review: Sony KDL- 40EX500


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.

The meat and potatoes TV for the rest of us. Great colors and high-speed motion performance. Ambient light sensor automatically adjusts brightness and contrast. Easy setup out of the box

Speakers lack oomph, bang, crash. Light on advanced features. Completely forgettable remote. 120-Hz video processing can give standard-def video that dreaded soap opera look

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Tony Leotta (

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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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 (

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20


Plug and Play: Yes


Color of product:Black


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:40
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
Power consumption (standby):0.23
Power consumption (typical):120


Swivel angle range:-20 - 20
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:11.8 x 11.8 / 300 x 300

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Programmable timers:Sleep
Sleep Timer: Yes

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Display:LCD / TFT
Power Requirements:220-240V AC, 60Hz
Stand-by LED: Yes


Audio formats supported:MP3
Child lock: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:4
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC (power) in:Y
Power consumption (standby):0.23
Power consumption (typical):120

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Supported TV bands:CATV, UHF, VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):10.2
Height (with stand):25
Weight:31.3 / 500.9
Weight with stand:36.2 / 578.5
Width (with stand):39.1