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Sony KDL-40HX853

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 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 appreciated. The tuner and remote control get negative views. Reviews are divided on the size.

image quality, usability, design, price, durability

sound, remote control, tuner

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 are impressed by the price and sound. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas comments about the reliability and size are mixed.

image quality, usability, design, sound, price

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)

Aug, 2016

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

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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.

Consumer review by: michael (

Sony KDL-40HX853


Great picture from any angle

sound could be better

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Patel (

Sony KDL-40HX853


Very good picture

Internet slow and difficult to use

May, 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...

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

Apr, 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

Apr, 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

Apr, 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,...

Apr, 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

Apr, 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

Mar, 2013

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


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:800
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
HD type:Full HD
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
Curved Design: No
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9

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