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Sony BRAVIA KDL-EX1 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews of Sony BRAVIA KDL-EX1 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52"). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The usability and design also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the sound, while reviews are divided on the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony BRAVIA KDL-EX1 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony KDL-40 EX1


Error-prone wireless connection., Limited HDTV picture-quality over the wireless connection., So-so picture quality for side-on viewing., No aspect-ratio options for HD signals., Motion clarity could be higher., Poor sound

May, 2009

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Sony Bravia KDL46EX1 LCD television


A thin Sony television with a great picture frame design and wireless media streaming

Media streamer hides cable clutter, picture frame design is stylish in any environment

No 1080p or 24p streaming, picture quality inferior to other (uglier) TVs

The Sony Bravia KDL46EX1 is a thin, well-designed Full HD LCD television with average image quality and a good wireless media streaming system. It may not be as competent as other models in its price range, but you’re paying for some high-class style...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Sony Bravia KDL-52EX1 52in LCD TV


It's not cheap, but the Sony Bravia KDL-52EX1 is a stylish 52-incher that also has a wireless HD video transfer system.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Sony Bravia KDL-40EX1 television


The Sony KDL-40EX1 is a slim line, 40-inch HD LCD TV that would not look out of place on the wall of any home, because the whole design ethos with the EX1 is that it can double up as a kind of giant, 40-inch digital picture frame as well as the hub for...

Good connectivity, excellent HD picture quality, great built-in sound and base, good separate voice volume, slim design

Seems expensive, 1080p and 24p True Cinema modes not available via Media Receiver (direct monitor input only)

The EX1’s premium price will make this TV a stretch for those on tighter budgets and at the same time, all those expecting premium picture quality for the premium price tag will be disappointed by the lack of wireless 1080p and 24p streaming. Having...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

Sony KDL-52EX1 Bravia LCD TV review


Sony's 52EX1 is a Wi-Fi connected wall-mounter with solid performance

Thin body ; Lack of cable clutter ; User-friendly

Wireless link supports only 1080i ; Quite expensive

If cables are your bugbear then this is a great option, but the cable-free linkup does raise issues

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Sony Bravia KDL46EX1 LCD television


A thin Sony television with a great picture frame design and wireless media streaming

Media streamer hides cable clutter, picture frame design is stylish in any environment

No 1080p or 24p streaming, picture quality inferior to other (uglier) TVs

May, 2009

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Sony Bravia KDL46EX1


The Sony Bravia KDL46EX1 is a gorgeous looking unit that shows the tremendous promise of wireless HD technology. But we'd hold off on investing till it matures a little.

Stylish ; Wireless system is simple and robust ; Good contrast and natural colours ; Detailed images

No 24p support ; No 1080p transmission ; Some smearing and jaggy problems

Despite being really cool, we're not really convinced of wireless benefits yet — especially when the screen needs to downscale to transmit material across the airwaves. Newer versions of the technology, such as in the upcoming Panasonic Z1, will...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Sony Bravia KDL40EX1


The Sony Bravia KDL40EX1 is the company's "wireless picture frame TV" that also features wireless connectivity, four HDMI ports and a USB port.

Outlook The EX1 series is an attractive-looking television set perfectly suited to mounting on the wall. While you could buy it for using it in the normal fashion, we really don't see any point. It's good to see a TV that thinks a bit differently and...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony KDL-52EX1


In looking for other reasons to justify its price, the headline act is undoubtedly its ability to transmit sound and pictures - including HD ones - wirelessly from its external tuner box to the screen, slashing the amount of connections that have to go...

Bold design, good HD pictures for the most part, wireless HD picture transmission system

It's far too expensive, it feels strangely dated in a couple of ways, surprisingly bland sound

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (

Sony KDL-40EX1 Flat-Television.


Sony is very beutiful television. This TV is perfect to wall. It's almost 5cm thick. This Television is very easy to fit with other electronic equipments. There is wireless signal wich help television to get signal from other electronic equipments and...

good quality, thin, stylish outfit, easy to use

bad sound quality, poor stand

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio system:B/G, D/K, Ik, L, NICAM
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 16 / 20


Plug and Play: Yes


Color of product:Silver / White


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:Digital
Contrast ratio (dynamic):30000:1 / 50000:1
Display Diagonal:40 / 46 / 52
Display Diagonal (metric):40.2 / 46.1 / 52
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Noise reduction: Yes
Viewable size diagonal:40.157 / 40.2 / 46.1 / 52
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.45
Power consumption (typical):221 / 247 / 324


VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes

Other Features

Advanced contrast enhancer:Y
Audio amplifier: Yes
Designjet model size (metric):44.7 / 55
Dimensions (W x D x H):113.5 / 139.6
Dimensions (W x D x H) with stand:4.03 x 2.63 x 1 / 5.17 x 3.3 x 1.35
Light sensor: Yes
Output Power:8
Package dimensions (WxDxH):44.685 x 13.110 x 30.512 / 49.5 x 13.1 x 32.3
Power cord included: Yes
Viewing Angle:178
Weight:37.5 / 72.8
x.v.Color support: Yes


Child lock: Yes
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Number of AV connections:2
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1 / 11
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):0.45
Power consumption (typical):221 / 247 / 324

Technical Details

Auto standby:Y

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC 3.58, PAL, Secam / PAL, Secam
Number of tuners:1
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.24 / 2.244
Depth (with stand):10 / 10.039
Height:25 / 27.9
Height (with stand):26.299 / 29.2
Weight:37.479 / 37.5 / 41.9 / 72.8
Weight with stand:0.847 / 1.52 / 52.911 / 57.3
Width:40.315 / 45.5
Width (with stand):40.315 / 45.5