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Sony KDL-40HX853

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the glare and design. The usability and sound are also appreciated. The tuner and remote control get mixed comments. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

image quality, sound, usability, design, glare


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-40HX853 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 40 user reviews of Sony KDL-40HX853 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on

image quality, sound, usability, design, glare

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL40HX853 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p SMART 3D Dynamic LED Television with Built-in Home Cinema System Stand (New for 2012) Sony KDL40HX853 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p SMART 3D Dynamic LED Television with Built-in Home Cinema System Stand

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Sony KDL-40HX853


Sony's most affordable HX853 model turns out to be every bit as good as the others.

Awesome picture quality, Excellent online system, Powerful audio system

Confusing onscreen menu system, Very rare light blocking artefacts, Minor 3D crosstalk

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Sony KDL-40HX853


Awards 2012 Product of the Year - TVs

Build and finish; high-def images are crisp with stunning detail; natural tonal balance; DVD upscaling is great; extensive features

No Freesat tuner

There’s plenty on offer from the Sony KDL-40HX853, and its price tag of £1000 makes it a highly desirable TV. With its brilliant picture performance, features and great design, it’s the one to beat.


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Great choice of telly. Good service. Only issue. Had to buy glasses. After spending all that money it would have been nice if glasses were free

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Sony KDL-40HX853


The picture is stunningly sharp, with the blackest of blacks, the whitest of whites and everything in between brilliant and vibrant ; There is no motionblur on Games or Blurays ; There is no stuttering on Bluray play back either via PS3 or my Bluray...

The speakers that are built into the base are sound tinny and weak, even at higher volumes, they are frankly, shrill and uncomfortable to listen to. Spoken voice is clear, any action scenes are a non-bassy aural mess. However, I plugged in a set of...

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV):No / Yes
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Power Switch: No
Processor Cores:Dual-core
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
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: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 300 x 300


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:800
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):Unknown
Power Switch: No

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9