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Sony Bravia KDL-EX521 Series LED TV (32", 40", 46")

Sony Bravia KDL-EX521 Series LED TV (32", 40", 46")
alaScore 88

179 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-EX521 Series LED TV (32", 40", 46"). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the color. The reliability is also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the price.

image quality, reliability, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony Bravia KDL-EX521 Series LED TV (32", 40", 46") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Bravia 40`` 1080P LED HDTV KDL40EX521


Tres Tres bonne t?l?vision de tres belle couleurs je suis tres satisfait de ms Sony

Nov, 2011

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521 is as good as any


The picture on the 521 looks as good as any tv that I have seen. Supposedly it doesn't have the local dimming like the 720's but I could not see any difference. The flashlighting or uneven lighting I have seen mentioned from some earlier led tv's, both...

Sep, 2011

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521 is as good as any


I looked at slightly and much more expensive tv's and could not see any difference between them and the 521. Others have bells and whistles but this tv has as good a picture at a reasonable price. It displays as well as the 900 series as far as I can...

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse / Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Pulse
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Sound modes:Dynamic, Standard


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: No
Plug and Play: Yes


Color of product:Black


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Display Diagonal:32 / 40
Display Diagonal (metric):31.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:50
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080p, 720p
Viewable size diagonal:31.5 / 40.2
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50 / 50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:82 / 84
Energy efficiency compliance:B / Unspecified
Power consumption (max):113 / 88
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):113 / 56 / 65 / 88


On/Off switch: Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes
Swivel angle range:-20 - 20
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200 / 300 x 300

Management Features

Auto power off: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Number of OSD languages:27
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Backlight: Yes
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.2
Package height:24.7 / 26.7
Package weight:30.9
Package width:33.5 / 43.7


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Child lock: Yes
Clock function: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Local dimming: No
Parental Control: Yes
Picture processing technology:Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Teletext function:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in: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
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1 / 3
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity: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
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


AC input frequency:50 / 50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:82 / 84
Energy efficiency class:B
Power consumption (max):113 / 88
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):113 / 56 / 65 / 88

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:Skype
Smart TV: No

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):8.5 / 9.84
Height:18.9 / 23.1
Height (with stand):20.1 / 24.3
Package dimensions (WxDxH):33.5 x 5.2 x 24.7
Package weight:30.9
Weight:17 / 24.3 / 24.7
Weight with stand:22.5 / 31.7
Width:29.7 / 37.1
Width (with stand):29.7 / 37.1