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Sony KDL-40EX520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Sony KDL-40EX520. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the durability and sound are overall positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas views about the remote control and price are mixed. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-40EX520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony KDL-40EX520 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People really like the color and sound. The design and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability and price, while opinions are divided on the remote control.

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony BRAVIA KDL40EX520 40-Inch 1080p LED HDTV, Black (2011 Model)

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (

Sony KDL-40EX520 Review – 40-inch LED LCD HDTV


Sony has made the model by targeting the segment of consumers not that much interested in the content being made with 3D technology supports. The TV set comes with much better audio and video quality to watch the movies, television shows and programs...

The scope of accessing a variety of content is further expanded with the smart and wireless internet connectivity option offered by the model. You can use the built in Wi-Fi feature to stream the various content and apps offered by the leading content...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Andy Sim (

Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX520 - LED the Right One In


Sony's latest Skype-ready BRAVIA will champion their new EX520 range, complete with edge-lit LEDs, a Full-HD panel and Internet suites. How will Sony's affordable HDTV stack up? Join us as we find out how the X-Reality powered panel measures up.

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Wobbly Pedestal ConstructionAverage Motion Processing

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: daya (



superb clearty but all formats r not playing bad luck but play the 720p & 1080p in mp4 its tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good g8t


Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: amit.arohi (

Sony Bravia KDL 40EX520


When you think of a quality product in LED TV SONY is the first name to come to the mind and hence when I decided to buy an LED TV in 40"+ size I checked on various models like LG, SAMSUNG etc. I nailed down on SONY purely because of the BRAVIA brand...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: satyamshah1995 (

Sony Bravia KDL 40EX520


The Sony Bravia KDL-40EX650 is part of Sony's new line of LED-LCD TVs released this year at CES. The most notable feature of this particular series is actually its lack of a feature, 3D. The EX650 series does not feature 3D like the more expensive...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: raisharan420 (

Sony Bravia KDL 40EX520


X-Realit, Picture Engine. Sony's advanced image processing engine analyses each scene to give optimum colour and contrast. Enjoy great pictures, no matter the source. Don't let your enjoyment be hampered by low-resolution source videos. With Sony's...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: BOSS1991 (

Sony Bravia KDL 40EX520


Since I heard so many good reviews about SONY television so I brought this TV this time. SONY is a Japanese company which was founded in the year 1946 and its headquarter is located in TOKYO, Japan. coming to the television part:- Very good...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: bhushan272 (

Sony Bravia KDL 40EX520


Brother have purchased a Sony Bravia KDL40EX520 2014. After days his TV was totally blank . he registered complain with Sony Authorised service centre about the issue with his TV. After 10 days technicial visited hi home and checked the TV. they opened...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: prabhu.rmp (

Sony Bravia KDL 40EX520


Dont buy sony, Our Tv is about 4 years old KDL 40EX520, has a green horizontal line. now the service center guy came and just saw the lline and said, lCD panel needs to be replaced. it costs about 22000. How unrealiable SONY has become, . it is not a...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: srikantagrawala (

Sony Bravia KDL 40EX520


I have Sony Bravia kdl-32w650a purchased in Oct-2013. Few days back my TV was went totally blank when I was trying to do a software upgrade. I registered complain with Sony Authorised service centre about the issue with my TV. they told me since the...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: Yes
Application Store (IPTV): No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): Yes
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
USB Recording: No
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: No
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Not Applicable


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:50
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:LCD