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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of SONY 40" BRAVIA V Series LCD HDTV. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The color and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the design and sound.

image quality, usability, color, size, reliability

remote control, sound, design

On average, users rate this product 69/100.

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Consumer review by: JerryB (

Very good


Picture is great and motion is good. Sometimes, it shows that I have an HDMI-3 connection, which I don't have. Have not used the HDMI -1 input yet, although it is connected to a receiver, but thanks for the cable warning. For the guy complaining about...

Nice picture

Remote design lacking

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Snow (

Stay Away from this model


The picture looks great when it stays consistent but that is not what this tv does well. There is a software update that was designed to fix this problem but even after the update it still changes the lighting constantly. This is really noticeable when...

Great picture when stable

Auto dimming and/or auto contrasting

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Mctee (

Not worth it!


I bought this tv thought it was great until it dims every 5 mins on dark images and bright on brighter ones!Called today about it and sony is sending me a manual and software to update it!Is this needed when u pay what u pay for a new tv?I have always...

good price for the size

dim problem

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: MackG (

Great TV but with a channel lock-on issue


Great TV. Bought on 9-8. Easy to set up. Color is suberb and True. I see another reviewer has the problem I have too, and saw a reviewer on BEST Buy with the same issue. On HDMI input, sometimes when channel surfing or just entering the channel digits,...

Color , Ease of use and set up

Doesnt lock on to channel with HDMI input sometimes

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: studranger (

be wary of channel freeze


bought one august 08-11- 09-one month ago-bought another aug 08- 18-09 a week later-there is a BUG in these tvs as good as they are!!im on cablevision nj-about 4(or more) times a week i change the channel and i get in the upper left corner of the tv...

stunning picture

has a channel freeze

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: oypirousmaen (

My First LCD TV


I love the color and picture. It is sharp clear and great color... I just love it. Nothing much to say..

Great color, picture sharp clear


Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: deepblueNC (



Even though the TV's box has a big "Dolby Digital" logo, and marketing specification claim DD, this TV cannot output DD 5.1 audio when using its ATSC or QAM tuner. I don't know how Sony can get away with this, promising something but not delivering it.

Great picture quality

No Dolby Digital 5.1 audio even though the box has a big DD logo

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: mfista (

Good tv EXCEPT for ACE


Great tv out of the box EXCEPT for the Auto Contrast Enhancer feature which is VERY annoying during viewing... How does dimming the screen enhance your movie experience? Its more of a distraction than an enhancement.

120hz, good image quality

ACE is annoying

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: jackiew (

My first HDTV


I am pleased with this TV. My daughter recommended Sony and I will agree! Out of the box it worked flawlessly and was a cinch to set up. I got this TV because it was 120hz.



May, 2009