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Sony Bravia KDL BX420 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 429 reviews of Sony Bravia KDL BX420 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40"). 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. Views about the design and price are generally positive. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the energy efficiency, and reviews about the connectivity and remote control are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony Bravia KDL BX420 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Bravia KDL BX420 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 227 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL BX420 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Views about the design and sound are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the connectivity and energy efficiency.

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BRAVIA KDL40BX420 40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV, Black (2011 Model)Sony BRAVIA KDL40BX420 40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV, Black (2011 Model)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Sony KDL-40BX420 Review – 40-inch LCD HDTV

 

There is not much to talk about this TV as it can only serve as a basic set for watching the normal TV programs. It neither has 3D nor the Internet TV, which are the most-sought features of this year. But since after buying a huge 3D set for your...

Sony provides 5 HD inputs in the TV which includes 2 HDMI. If you consider that this is only a basic TV which will only be a second set in the house, you may not need to connect too many high definition devices to it. However, if you want, you can...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Andrew Robinson (hometheaterreview.com)

Sony 40-inch BRAVIA BX420 Series LCD HDTV Reviewed

 

Home Theater Review managing editor Andrew Robinson got the Sony BRAVIA BX420 40-inch LCD HDTV in for review and discovered that to make this television affordable, Sony made many sacrifices....

The BX420 industrial design is clean and its build quality is better than a lot of its affordable competition ; The BX420 is easy to set up and even easier to live with, making itan ideal HDTV for a bedroom or den or for the consumer not wanting...

The BX420's lack of inputs, especially HDMI inputs is alarming and not enough in my opinion for today's modern consumer ; The BX420 cannot connect to the Internet nor playback 3D content, so those of you in the market for those features should...

It wasn't long ago that a 40 or 42-inch HDTV would cost you three grandor more; hell, that's what I paid three years ago when I bought mySamsung. Times are a-changing and prices have dropped dramaticallysince then and today's consumer is poised to reap...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Preetom Goswami (techmagnifier.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-40BX420 Review

 

After producing numerous powerful LCD televisions, Sony has once again brought a new 40 inch LCD TV, Bravia KDL-40BX420. This gadget is instrumental in providing an awesome experience to the viewers while watching content on it. You will be delighted...

Solid picture performance ; Light, easy to set up ; Customizable picture presets ; Decent sound

No Internet or network features ; Thicker bezel than some ; Less than perfect blacks

The BX420 Review indicates that it comes with a few advantages and yet another negatives. It only has two HDMI inputs while most of the others have three or even four. The screen shows bright corners with colors not being aptly displayed. But...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Preetom Goswami (techmagnifier.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-40BX420 Review, Price in India,Technical Specification

 

Sony KDL-BX420 is a LCD television with some decent features. This device provides entertainment to the viewers in the best possible manner.

• Solid picture performance ; • Light, easy to set up ; • Customizable picture presets ; • Decent sound

• No Internet or network features ; • Thicker bezel than some ; • Less than perfect blacks

The BX420 Review indicates that it comes with a few advantages and yet another negatives. It only has two HDMI inputs while most of the others have three or even four. The screen shows bright corners with colors not being aptly displayed. But...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Allan (newegg.com)

Good for the price

 

Could use another HDMI input but you get what you pay for.

Sharp clear picture

Initial display screen stays on too long

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: judebd (pcrush.com)

So Ecstatic

 

I have had several LCD’s and LED’s tried prior to this baby also; I have tried comparison with concurrent 2 LED displays from another 2 renowned brands. There I could dispute the myth of LED advantage over LCD’s except power usage. That would be...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: (pcrush.com)

So Ecstatic

 
Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Master Thespian (abt.com)

BRAVIA BX420 is great

 

I had issues with the color on initial connection. 20 minutes later, it was perfect and no problem since. Sound is low volume-wise so I hooked it to my stereo, all good! Everything else works wonderfully. And for the price, it's awesome.

Energy Efficient, Good Remote Control, Great Picture Quality, Easy To Setup

Poor Sound Quality

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Claudine (abt.com)

Sony 40" Bravia BX-420 LCD HDTV

 

Delivery was one day earlier than expected but I had addressed it to my neighbor who received these three flat screens: one each for two rental properties in FL which had old analog TVs and one for my second home in FL. I have never been disappointed...

Great Sound Quality, Reduced Glare, Easy To Setup, Great Picture Quality

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Guy from LA (abt.com)

Good product

 

Good Buy for the price

Energy Efficient, Good Remote Control, Easy To Setup

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital + / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Plus, A2, NICAM
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:16

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N
DLNA Certified: No

Design

Color of product:Black
On/Off switch: Yes

Display

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Display Diagonal:37 / 40
Display Diagonal (metric):37
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:50 / 60
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Screen format adjustments:14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p / 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewable size diagonal:37 / 40
Viewing angle, horizontal:176 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:176 / 178

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:156 / 158 / 182
Energy efficiency compliance:C
Power consumption (max):135
Power consumption (PowerSave):107
Power consumption (standby):0.25 / 0.35
Power consumption (typical):107 / 123 / 135 / 180

Ergonomics

Placement supported:Horizontal
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
Number of OSD languages:27
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), ENG, FRE, RUS, THA
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture:No / Yes
Playback mode:Normal, Zoom
Playback Modes:Normal, Zoom
Remote Control Type:RM-ED046 / RM-GA020
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Personal, Standard, Vivid / Cinema, Game, Photo, Standard, Vivid

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Backlight: Yes
Backlight type:CCFL
Power LED: Yes
Power supply type:AC
Stand-by LED: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Weight:28 / 32408

Other features

Timer:Y

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes
Package depth:7.17 / 7.24
Package height:25.6 / 27.1
Package weight:41.9
Package width:39.4 / 42.3

Performance

Audio formats supported:MP3
Card reader integrated: No
Child lock:No / Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Parental Control:No / Yes
Teletext:1000
Teletext function:No / Yes
Video compression format:H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG4

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:3
Audio (L,R) out:1
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface (CI):No / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDCP:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC (power) in:Y
AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:156 / 158 / 182
Energy efficiency class:C
Power consumption (max):135
Power consumption (PowerSave):107
Power consumption (standby):0.25 / 0.35
Power consumption (typical):107 / 123 / 135 / 180

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL I, PAL M, SECAM, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog / Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.58 / 3.7
Depth (with stand):9.84
Height:22.1 / 23.6
Height (with stand):23.4 / 24.9
Weight:28 / 30
Weight with stand:32.4 / 34.6
Width:36.1 / 38.9
Width (with stand):36.1 / 38.9