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Sony KDL-40HX853

alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 reviews of Sony KDL-40HX853. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the tuner and size get negative reviews.

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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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 People really like the price and sound. The design and usability also get good opinions. The reliability and size get mixed reviews.

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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 (New for 2012)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

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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

Awards 2012 Product of the Year - TVs. A stunning set.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

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

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: michael (

Sony KDL-40HX853


Great picture from any angle

sound could be better

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Patel (

Sony KDL-40HX853


Very good picture.

Internet slow and difficult to use.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: David (

Sony KDL-40HX853


Great HD picture, lots of options to adjust to your preference. Good sound from soundbar, but you do need to adjust the settings to get he best from it. Great to look at even when the TV is off! The tilt really sets it apart from other TVs. Updates via...

Picture options maybe too much for a novice. Internet browser is difficult to use.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Carol (

Sony KDL-40HX853


Slimline look Access to 3D Excellent audio Internet available

Manual only accessible on line 3D controls confusing Instruction menu not simple

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Alan (

Sony KDL-40HX853


Image quality is excellent, especially in HD and 3D.

Very difficult (impossible?) to remove channels from the programme listings.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Greg (

Sony KDL-40HX853


ease of use, easy integration w/ home network, picture quality, menu system is easy to navigate, attractive design

TV will not play iTunes music purchased in US. Ripped discs do fine. What is with that? Not integrated well w/ Sony soundbar - purchased soundbar with TV and set it on console in front of TV. Bar obscures 3D signal - signal should come from top of TV,...

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Pouru (

Sony KDL-40HX853


A Feature-Rich TV with Excellent Build Quality and Very Stunning Design and Picture, everything you expect from Sony. Very thoughtfully designed, all the features are easy to access and very comprehensive. Both picture quality and 3D is very good....

The sound is not great, but that is common with all slim flat-screen TV's. However, there was a great opportunity to enhance the sound with the plinth supplied, and although it is better, it didn't materialise into something great.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Robert (

Sony KDL-40HX853


Great picture, lovely design

Despite the sound being improved by the integrated stand it is still not very good

May, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:3
Number of Speakers:3
RMS rated power:10


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


Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes


3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Active
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:200
Motion interpolation frequency:800
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 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)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:101
Energy efficiency compliance:B
Power consumption (max):125
Power consumption (standby):0.25
Power consumption (typical):73

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:25
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid


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

Other Features

Backlight: Yes
Dimensions (W x D x H) with stand:38 x 10 x 23.2
Dimensions (WxDxH):37.2 x 1.57 x 22.3
Integrated clock: Yes
Power LED: Yes
Scene modes:Sports
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Remote Control Type:RM-ED047

Packaging Data

Package depth:11.1
Package height:26.3
Package width:41.8


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:LPCM, MP3, MP4, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPEG XR
Parental Control: Yes
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
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): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


Annual Energy Consumption:101
Energy efficiency class:B
Power consumption (max):125
Power consumption (standby):0.25
Power consumption (typical):73

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:skype

TV Tuner

Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-C2, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):10
Height (with stand):23.2
Package depth:11.1
Package dimensions (WxDxH):41.8 x 11.1 x 26.3
Package height:26.3
Package width:41.8
Weight with stand:40.8
Width (with stand):38