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Sony Bravia KDL-D3500 Series TV (40", 46")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 352 reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-D3500 Series TV (40", 46"). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and design. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the tuner. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and remote control.

image quality, usability, sound, design, price

remote control, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony Bravia KDL-D3500 Series TV (40", 46") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: . (techradar.com)

Sony KDL-40D3500 review

 

Powerful pictures and strong audio, an all-round triumph from Sony

Impressive colours & black levels ; Decent images

Motion blur ; Only two HDMI inputs

A star performer in many ways, but tragically we find ourselves noticing the motion problems most

May, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-40D3500 40in LCD TV

 

Black levels…check. Colours…check. Sharpness…check. Motion-handling…could do better.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Bravia KDL-40D3500 review

 

At 40in, the Bravia KDL-40D3500 is a big TV, but the plain black bezel stops it looking too ostentatious.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: John Archer (avreview.co.uk)

Sony KDL-40D3500

 

Its rear end disappoints too, by only including two HDMIs when every other TV we've featured today manages three. Ah well; at least these HDMIs can handle 1080p/24 feeds from Blu-ray players.

Superb colours, good price, good contrast

Troubling amounts of motion blur, only two HDMIs

May, 2008

Expert review by: HDTVorg.co.uk (hdtvorg.co.uk)

Sony KDL-46D3500

 

Pristine HD pictures tempered by slightly disappointing SD pictures ..

The Sony KDL-46D3500 is a another highly accomplished performer when it comes to High Definition material. However, if SD viewing is just as important there are better performers out there.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: HDTVorg.co.uk (hdtvorg.co.uk)

Sony KDL-40D3500

 

Peerless HD performance tempered by slightly disappointing SD pictures ..

The Sony KDL-40D3500 is a highly accomplished performer when it comes to High Definition material. However, if SD viewing is just as important there are better performers out there.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Winch (sony.com)

Superb

 

Overall this tv amazes me. Picture, color depth are superior even on a regular DVD disc being played, too close blue ray disc I should say. Now I'm excited to watch my old DVD collections once again because of this awesome tv.

Light and slim. A space saver for a 60 in. Tv in our small apartment

Easily sways back and forth when lightly pushed on its stand

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: skyjohnny1 (sony.com)

wow, beautiful tv

 

very very good picture quality, easy to use netflix, youtube, but netflix need to update to enable subtitle,sony people.....i am happy, i looked at my friends samsung and compare, this is much better... very crystal clear picture..amazing,,,,sony......

picture quality is excellent, much better than i thought

internet browser not support adobe flash player, cant see chinese character

May, 2012

Consumer review by: john (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL40D3500

 

I am satisfied with the product as a whole

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Beryl (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL40D3500

 

As always you can't beat Sony televisions. The quality and style is second to none. My previous Sony television lasted over 15 years. I hope this one does the same. Also I found it easy to retune the programs after the change over. Which helped a...

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:B / G, D / K, I, L/NICAM / B/G, D/K, Ik, L, NICAM / NICAM A2
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 20

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
LED Indicators:Power, Yes

Display

3D:N / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D / Digital / Yes
Contrast ratio (dynamic):16000:1 / 1600:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1800:1
Display brightness:450 / 500
Display Diagonal:40 / 46 / 60
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / HD
Noise reduction: Yes
Response Time:8
Screen format adjustments:14:9, 16:9
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewable size diagonal:4.016 / 4.02 / 40.2 / 46.1
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (standby):0.2 / 0.3
Power consumption (typical):193 / 215 / 238

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
Number of OSD languages:8
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), ENG, FRE, RUS, THA
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Programmable timers:Y
Remote Control Type:RM-ED009
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Standard, Vivid / PC

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Display:LCD
Music power:20
Sound output mode:3
Zoom capability:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Audio formats supported:MP3
Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Teletext:1000 / 700
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:DIVX, MP4, MPEG1
Video formats supported:DIVX,MP4,MPEG1

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:2 / 4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Number of AV connections:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:223.5
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Power consumption (standby):0.2 / 0.3
Power consumption (typical):193 / 215 / 238

Smart TV

Internet TV: No
Smart TV: No

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM / PAL, Secam
Auto channel search: Yes
Tuner Type:Analog / Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.77 / 12 / 4.33 / 4.331 / 4.53
Depth (with stand):10.4 / 11.9 / 12
Height:25.3 / 25.315 / 28.7 / 30.6 / 32.9
Height (with stand):27.2 / 30.6 / 32.9
Weight:45.195 / 45.2 / 58.4 / 80.7
Weight with stand:52.9 / 67.2 / 94.8
Width:38.6 / 38.7 / 38.701 / 43.9 / 55.1
Width (with stand):38.6 / 43.9 / 55.1