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Sony KDL-40EX520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Sony KDL-40EX520. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the durability and sound. The design and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability, and opinions are divided on the price.

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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 Opinions about the color and sound are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the remote control. Many are critical about the reliability and price.

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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)

Nov, 2015

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.

Natural ColorsInternet and Video Streaming FeaturesLaudable Detailing

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: Bob (

I like the Sony products


Family room

All the connections options I could ever need","Best looking TV out there","Easy To Setup","Energy Efficient","Good Remote Control","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound Quality","LED-backlit","Reduced Glare

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: anvitaaneja (

Sony KDL40EX520 TV black box in 20 months


It has tag of SONY

Poor customer and service support and not accepting defect

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: mkjoshi23 (

Sony service is pathetic


Sony service is pathetic

picture quality was good


I thought sony is a well known company in electronic market, so 3 years back I purchase Sony Bravia KDL 40EX520 in 68900/- with 1 year warranty, know display was gone for a toss .i have register a complain in service center they are asking me to pay...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Deboleena (

Turned a black soundless box in an year!


Turned a black soundless box in an year!


Not working at all in an y ear

I bought this set with 20K from a SONY dealer shop in Kolkata. Initially the power would come and go. We checked with the supply, changed sockets, did everything. But then as it is 1yr 1 month old and just crossed the 1year warranty period, it is not...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: bhatiajitendra (

SONY LED TV Quality doubts


SONY LED TV Quality doubts


Inferior quality of parts used

Jitendra Bhatia Jul 18 (5 days ago) to SonyService, servicehead Dear Vineet/ Meena, Anyone working on this complaint from your department? Still waiting for email response, and a call back, no one is answering your board...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Raghu Sajeev (

Great BLACKS, immersive xperience


When it comes to led tv's, luk no further, this 1's the best. Its almost 1 year since i bought this baby n m still in luv wid it. I'll shortlist its feature:

May, 2012

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