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Sony KDL-40EX653

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 reviews of Sony KDL-40EX653. 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. Reviews about the remote control and durability are overall positive. The design and image quality also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the price. Reviews are divided on the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-40EX653 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KDL-40EX653

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Sony KDL-40EX653 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the remote control and durability. The sound and image quality also get good opinions, whereas there are some less positive comments about the price.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: ian (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40EX653

 

Good quality picture, and stylish, at an acceptable price

The instruction manual is too basic for someone having a smart tv for the first time. I have still not been able to use all of the facilities as the jargon used assumes that you already understand and have already used smart tv.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Joseph (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40EX653

 

Build quality.

Internet functionality.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: andrew (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40EX653

 

nice looking

slow with interactive things like i player and 5 on demand

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Joseph (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40EX653

 

Build quality

Internet functionality

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: paula (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40EX653

 

Clarity of picture.

The hard disk recorder sold alongside the TV is problematical in that it is sometimes impossible to turn it off - the blue light does not stop flashing and it becomes necessary to unplug the set from the mains.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Francis (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40EX653

 

Crisp picture

none

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: matt (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40EX653

 

Excellent picture

Sometimes takes up to 30 seconds to come on depending on different devices being attached.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: paula (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40EX653

 

Clarity of picture

The hard disk recorder sold alongside the TV is problematical in that it is sometimes impossible to turn it off - the blue light does not stop flashing and it becomes necessary to unplug the set from the mains

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Desmond (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40EX653

 

The Sound is poor. Will have to buy cinema surround sound system to boost the sound quality.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: allan (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40EX653

 

difficulty in setting sky remote control. model does not appear on list of products. common problem apparrently according to info on line.

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse / Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Digital Pulse
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 20

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1
Display Diagonal:40
Display Diagonal (metric):40.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:50
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:100
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:14:9, 16:9 / 14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA) / 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:86
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Power consumption (max):115
Power consumption (standby):0.25
Power consumption (typical):115 / 62

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes
Swivel angle range:-15 - 15
Swiveling:Y
Swivelling: Yes
Tilt angle:0 - 6
Tilt angle range:0 - 6

Management Features

Control Type:Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:25 / 29
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: No
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Personal, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid / Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid

Networking

Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes

Other Features

Advanced contrast enhancer:Y
Apps:Y
Audio output - analog:2
Backlight: Yes
Box dimensions (W x D x H):4.7 x 2.65 x 0.591
BRAVIA Sync:Y
Clock function: Yes
Designjet model size (metric):37
Dimensions (W x D x H):94.1
Display:LCD
Face detection: No
HDD recording: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
i-Manual:Y
Integrated clock: Yes
On-screen display for external input:Y
Power LED: Yes
Stereo sound:NICAM/A2
System tilt:Y
USB playback:Y
Volume Control:Digital
Warranty card: Yes
Weight:24.9
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: No
Batteries included: Yes
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.91
Package height:26.5
Package width:47

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:LPCM, MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Panorama: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Teletext function: No
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,WMV

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1 / 2
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
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub):No / Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

Annual Energy Consumption:86
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (max):115
Power consumption (standby):0.25
Power consumption (typical):115 / 62

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:skype
Smart TV: Yes

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.36
Depth (with stand):9.49
Height:22.7
Height (with stand):23.4
Package depth:5.91
Package dimensions (WxDxH):47 x 5.91 x 26.5
Package height:26.5
Package width:47
Weight:24.9
Weight with stand:0.48 / 30
Width:37
Width (with stand):37