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Sony BRAVIA KDL-ZX1(32" ,40" ,46" ,52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the sound and remote control. The glare and design are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the value for money. There are mixed views on the color and connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony BRAVIA KDL-ZX1(32" ,40" ,46" ,52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony BRAVIA KDL-ZX1(32" ,40" ,46" ,52")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony BRAVIA KDL-ZX1(32" ,40" ,46" ,52") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony Bravia Z Series KLV-40ZX1M 40-Inch 1080p LED Monitor

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Sony Bravia KLV-40ZX1M LCD HDTV First Impressions Review - Intro

 

The Sony Bravia KLV-40ZX1M is an ultra-thin flat-screen LCD HDTV priced at $3,999. If that sounds high relative to other 40" HDTV's, it is, but you get one of the thinnest displays on the market at 9.9mm, and it also boasts Sony's latest technology for...

The KLV-40ZX1M is an incredibly stylish TV with some high-end specs that would be the flamboyant centerpiece of any home theater set-up. However, we're really disappointed by the lack of ports and the necessity of an accessory that could cost up to...

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Sony Bravia KLV-40ZX1M

 

Editors' note (March 4, 2010): The rating on this product has been lowered because of changes in the competitive marketplace, including the release of 2010 models. The review has not otherwise been modified. Click here for more information.

Ultrathin panel creates a high-tech design; hidden cords; relatively accurate color; numerous picture controls; energy efficient

Extremely expensive; subpar black-level performance and color saturation; uneven screen uniformity; scant connectivity with just one HDMI input

As the first large-screen edge-lit LED-based LCD, Sony's KLV-40ZX1M looks stunning turned off, but it falls short when powered up.

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Sony Bravia KDL40ZX1 LCD TV

 

The Sony Bravia KDL40ZX1 is a Full HD LCD television that uses a high-definition wireless media streamer for delivering video. It is a great demonstra...

Thin, great wireless system, decent speakers

Expensive, contrast could be better

As a technological tour de force, we’re extremely impressed with the Sony Bravia KDL40ZX1. It’s ultra-thin, delivers good picture quality and the wireless video streaming is an innovation we're hoping will become commonplace.

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Sony 40ZX1 review

 

Sony's 40" slims down for the high-end LCD world

Well-connected external media box ; Sexy form factor

Edge-mounted LEDs don't offer the same contrast as rear-mounted LED back-lighting ; Some motion smearing ; Speakers only an optional extra

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Sony Bravia KDL-40ZX1 40in LCD TV

 

Sony goes ultra-thin and wireless with this LED-lit 40in LCD TV.

Not surprisingly, the 40ZX1's remarkable slimness means that the TV does not carry a built-in tuner. In fact, it doesn't have much built into it at all; just a solitary HDMI ‘monitor' input, a slot for attaching an optional, speaker-bearing stand, and...

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Sony Bravia ZX1 (KDL-40ZX1) review

 

The Sony Bravia KDL-40ZX1 is a wonderful-looking TV that's basically all style and no substance. The wireless system offers only a 1080i resolution and still can't manage to send a consistent signal over relatively short distances. Hi-def pictures are...

Beautiful design ; Wireless connectivity is a technological step in the right direction

Patchy wireless connectivity ; Can receive only a 1080i signal wirelessly ; Expensive

Conclusion The Sony Bravia KDL-40ZX1 passes the footballer test with aplomb -- it's very expensive and technically deficient but aesthetically pleasing. As such, it will probably be seen in designer homes across the country before too long. It's not,...

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Sony Bravia KDL40ZX1

 

The Sony Bravia KDL40ZX1 is a beautiful looking television, and while picture quality is generally good it's restrained by a first-gen wireless technology.

Beautiful design ; Slim ; Decent black levels ; Detailed pictures

Smearing when using wireless ; Expensive ; Off-axis and backlight clouding issues

The ZX1 originally appeared for AU$7399, but has now dropped to a little more affordable price of AU$5499. Yet even at this price it's still not able to compete.

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Sony Bravia ZX1 Preview - LCD TVs

 

sony bravia zx1 review: The Sony ZX1 is the "world's thinnest" 40-inch LCD and comes with a wireless media box. Meanwhile, LED backlighting should provide this television with an impressive picture.

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ALL HDMI FLAWED LACK OF ADAPTION: HDMI 2.0 STANDARD.

 

Between price, & britleness of HDMI LCD in both screen breakage, Internal breakage & lack of controling FULL Functioning Quality PreSets, Especially Screen Image Shrinkage, LCD, Especially Better HDMI, Is Slow As Molasses, NO Demand For Better AlReady...

ALL HDMI, HAS 1080p 24/30/60 fps. First reviewer likes picture

Only Has HDMI 1.3, Flawed STANDARD. Until TV Mfgs, Make HDMI 2.0 STANDARD, Two Years Old, INTO /SETS, Implied Flaws, smaller,less overal, will be prevenlent, Yet Televison Industry REJects Out of hand HDMI2.0

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Sony Bravia KLV-40ZX1M

 

Between price, & britleness of HDMI LCD in both screen breakage, Internal breakage & lack of controling FULL Functioning Quality PreSets, Especially Screen Image Shrinkage, LCD, Especially Better HDMI, Is Slow As Molasses, NO Demand For Better AlReady...

ALL HDMI, HAS 1080p 24/30/60 fps. First reviewer likes picture

Only Has HDMI 1.3, Flawed STANDARD. Until TV Mfgs, Make HDMI 2.0 STANDARD, Two Years Old, INTO /SETS, Implied Flaws, smaller,less overal, will be prevenlent, Yet Televison Industry REJects Out of hand HDMI2.0

Product Specifications

The 40" KLV-40ZX1M boasts an ultra-thin screen thats just 9.9mm deep — about the same as a CD case. Sony achieved this remarkable thinness by developing an edge-mounted LED illumination system that replaces the typical fluorescent backlight. LED backlighting also reproduces an extremely wide range of colors for images that look vibrant and natural. BYOT — bring your own tunerAnother reason the cabinet is so thin is that it contains no built-in tuner. The KLV-40ZX1M is a monitor designed to be connected to a high-def cable or satellite box or to a separate over-the-air HD tuner. There is a single HDMI input for hooking up an HD tuner or Blu-ray player but its also easy to enjoy multiple video sources if you e using a HDMI-equipped home theater receiver with HDMI switching. Read More10-bit LCD panel and video processing for more accurate colorsTwo key factors determining LCD picture quality are the LCD panel and the video processing circuitry. The KLV-40ZX1M uses an LCD screen with 10-bit resolution. A 10-bit panel can display 1024 levels of gradation for each primary color — red green and blue — compared to only 256 steps for conventional 8-bit panels. That expands the color palette from millions of shades to over a billion. And 10-bit video processing takes full advantage of the panels exceptional color resolution to show even the subtlest shadings. Sonys Motionflow™ technology delivers smooth smear-free motionEvery TV maker approaches 120Hz processing differently but Sonys Motionflow technology is one of the most sophisticated and effective solutions. It doubles the video frame rate by inserting 60 entirely new frames between the original 60 frames. The system analyzes the motion of specific on-screen objects as well as overall movement in each scene adjusting the amount of enhancement to deliver seamlessly smooth sharp pictures

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified:No / Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4) / No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2) / DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):No / Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV:No / Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player: No
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Picture (PAP):No / Yes
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Not Applicable

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

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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