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Sony KDL-42EX440

Sony KDL-42EX440
alaScore 87

172 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of Sony KDL-42EX440. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably.

image quality, usability, sound, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-42EX440 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony KDL-42EX440 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on People really like the usability and durability. The price and sound also get good feedback.

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80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony KDL42EX440BU 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p TV

Oct, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 user reviews of Sony KDL-42EX440 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Comments about the design and sound are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good comments.

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96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BRAVIA KDL42EX440 42-Inch 1080p LED HDTV (Black)Sony BRAVIA KDL42EX440 42-Inch 1080p HDTV (Black)

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

Sony Bravia KDL-42EX440


Buying a budget HDTV no longer means having to settle for skewed colors and subpar image quality, but you will still have to make some sacrifices. With the Sony Bravia KDL-42EX440 ($549.99 direct) you get solid color quality and a sharp 1080p picture...

Affordable. Accurate colors. Wide viewing angles

Low contrast ratio. Mediocre black levels. Limited feature set

The Sony Bravia KDL-42EX440 is a 42-inch edge-lit LED HDTV offering good color quality and wide viewing angles. It doesn't get very bright or very dark, and lacks some of the features that come standard on many HDTVs, but its low price is appealing.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Dickee (

Sony Refurb


I feel like I won the lottery. I bought a refurb 42" Sony and had the usual apprehension when one does that. However, it showed up in the original box in perfect shape. It's working perfectly in my neighbor's house. During the purchase process, I had...


Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Numair Aidroos (

Excellent DVD Burner - bought in 2005 Aug


Would have loved extra cache, except for Plextor no one offers it. Still at this point of time in 2013, we get the same amount of memory.

Still using it, it's 2013 ; I've place it in an external enclosure and use it via USB. After all these years it works like a 'champ'. NEC is the best


Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: ZinG (

Solid Performer


We use this TV in the bedrooom, where 42" is the absolute maximum size that fits our wall unit. The TV provides that great Sony picture, and overall quality. Unfortunately, Sony has removed most of the connections that it has traditionally offered,...

Easy To Set Up","Energy Efficient","Good Remote Control","Great Picture","Great Picture Quality","LED-backlit

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Hunter (

Bare-bones Powerhouse!


This is a last gen bare bones LED tv. It doesn't have wi-fi and it doesn't have bundled apps, which is exactly what I want. I have a PS3 and PC hooked up to the Bravia...I don't need or want bundled software. If you are looking for a SONY quality,...

Gorgeous LED screen ; Lots of Customization ; Decent Speakers ; NO bloatware or Apps ; Viewing Angles ; 60hz or 120hz

Only 2 HDMI ports ; NO DVI port ; Base/Stand is stationary, it doesn't rotate or pan

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: BillinPA (

Excellant T.V.!


I couldn't be happier with this Sony t.v. The picture quality is excellant. The black level is outstanding. And the color is spot on. The details are very clear, even in dark scenes. Sony's Motionflow XR 120 does a great job at reducing motion blur....

Clear, Bright, Life-like picture, good sound quality


Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Dont (

Great TV


Only 42" I could find to fit into our space. Easy ordering. free deleivery on time. Easy setup, run our PS, and Blue ray picture quality outstanding. Easy to use

Easy setup, good sound but we run it through a Bose for best sound, great picture, great style


Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Rustabletoken (

Nice Set


At first I was a little bummed on the picture quality. But I realized that I needed to change my cable box out to a HD cable box. So keep that in mind if like me, this is your first HDTV. Once I installed the HD box the picture was crisp and clear!!!

All as expected. I was concerned when I realized they were shipping through UPS. But the packaging held up and all is well. The set works great and no issues so far

The only thing I have found to be a little disappointing is the sound. BUT.... I also have hearing issues so that might be the real issue. I need a robust sound to hear everything well and I can fix this with a sound system

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: SonyCustomerGuelph (

Gorgeous Picture!!


For the money this is an excellent TV. We love the brilliant colours and the perfect sharp picture. We've watched SD Television and its better than on the tube (yes we migrated at last). We watched Blu Ray movies and HD movies and they are amazing on...

Beautiful HD Picture. Bright beautiful colours. Light and thin. Simple to use

Dark scenes show a bit grainy

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: BigDom (

Great TV, great value


Just received the TV a few days ago and I’m really happy. Picture is great. Set-up is simple. Design is elegant. I have been a fan of Sony my whole life. They are a few bucks more than competitors, but totally worth it.

Great picture, east set-up, quality TV

Could use one more HDMI port

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: No
Ethernet: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 300 x 300


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):Unknown
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9