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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Sony BRAVIA KDL-ZX1(32" ,40" ,46" ,52"). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the remote control and connectivity. The design and image quality also get good opinions. Many are negative about the black level and size. There are mixed opinions on the color and sound.

image quality, design, connectivity, remote control

price, size, black level

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony BRAVIA KDL-ZX1(32" ,40" ,46" ,52") from 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

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

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (

Sony KLV-40ZX1M - 40 LCD TV review: Sony KLV-40ZX1M - 40 LCD TV


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.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Marianne Schultz (

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...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Caitlyn (

Sony ZX1 – The Walkman has risen from the grave, and looks good


Music is the one language we can all understand. Long ago you could only hear it in person, but now you can carry around a huge variety of genres in your pocket. The method in which we listen to it has changed drastically over the past couple of...

The Walkman is now making a comeback, but won’t be using cassettes any longer. While it may have the same dimensions as the iPod Touch, it’s far thicker, and has 128GB internal storage. The touchscreen is 4 inches with a 854×480 resolution. This can...

Jul, 2014


Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

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.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

Sony Bravia KDL40ZX1 LCD TV


This ultra-thin Sony Full HD LCD television has LED backlighting, 100Hz and high-definition wireless streaming.

Thin, great wireless system, decent speakers

Expensive, contrast could be better

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Mark Craven (

Sony KDL-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

This is a beautiful looking TV with a decent separate media receiver but picture issues and some minor technical flaws let down the overall score

May, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Sony Bravia KDL-40ZX1 40in LCD TV


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

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (

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.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (

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.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: The Age (

Expert Review


IT WAS one thing to go from massive, old-style, chunky televisions to flat-panels but now Sony has brought us a stunning Full High Definition television that, at its thinnest point, is just 9.9mm thick. It's also wireless, requiring no cables beyond a...

May, 2009

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


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified:No / Yes
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


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified:No / Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet:No / Yes
Front AV Interface:No / 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


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