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SONY KDL-S5100 Series LCD TV (32", 40", 46", 52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 322 reviews of SONY KDL-S5100 Series LCD TV (32", 40", 46", 52"). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and sound get mixed reviews, while many are negative about the energy efficiency and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the SONY KDL-S5100 Series LCD TV (32", 40", 46", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for SONY KDL-S5100 Series LCD TV (32", 40", 46", 52")


alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 user reviews of SONY KDL-S5100 Series LCD TV (32", 40", 46", 52") from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People really like the color and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and sound get mixed comments, and there are some less positive opinions about the durability.

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72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Bravia S-Series KDL-32S5100 32-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV, BlackSony Bravia S-Series KDL-32S5100 32-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV, Black

May, 2018

Expert review by : Alfredo Padilla (

Sony KDL-40S5100 LCD HDTV Review - Intro


The KDL-40S5100 is one of Sony's entry-level models. Offering little in the way of extras, it's available at a modest price of $800. Performance was impressive in some areas, but as you might expect there are also compromises, the most obvious of which...

The Sony KDL-40S5100 is a good television, especially at the price of $800. We were particularly impressed by the excellent black level and contrast ratio. Color performance was also above average. There are some compromises that were made, however....

Aug, 2009

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Sony KDL-32S5100 Review – 32-inch LCD HDTV


Smartly incorporating latest technologies, this Sony model has all that one looks for in a HDTV. Coming from the latest BRAVIA series of the Sony, the LCD flat panel features Contrast Enhancer (ACE) for an outstanding dynamic contrast ratio and fully...

If you are tech-savvy person who enjoys experimenting with newer and more versatile technologies, then Sony KDL-32S5100 is the right option for you. Moreover, the model also ensures superior performance and ease of use that definitely offers good value...

Dec, 2009

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Sony KDL-46S5100 Review – 46-inch LCD HDTV


Belonging to the Sony's S-series, the model boasts of outstanding picture quality and dynamic contrast. Equipped with advanced technologies, the flat panel TV is most suitable for value-oriented customers who want to opt for the Sony Full HD 1080p...

All these features and more are available at relatively lower price. So, if you want to go for a Sony brand with quality features and affordable rate, then the Sony KDL-46S5100 is an attractive option for you.

Dec, 2009

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Sony KDL-40S5100 Review – 40-inch LCD HDTV


This HDTV not so big or small size makes it ideal to be placed in a mid-sized room with perfect viewing angles. Priced at $718.99 MSRP, the Sony KDL-40S5100 is a good bargain for a branded LCD HDTV and it is probably the lowest in the price range for...

The Sony KDL-40S5100 is also equipped with 3D digital comb filter ensures that it provides fine picture quality and provide true color purity. Its ultraslim (3-3/4″ deep) design and size is ideal for mounted to the wall or placed on a table top. This...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Alfredo Padilla (

Sony Bravia KDL-40S5100


The KDL-40S5100 is one of Sony's entry-level models. Offering little in the way of extras, it's available at a modest price of $800. Performance was impressive in some areas, but as you might expect there are also compromises, the most obvious of which...

Aug, 2009

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Sony Bravia KDL-40S5100


Sony KDL-40S5100 is a moderately priced 40″ LCD TV with full HD 1080p resolution and the Bravia Engine 2. Sony has a wide lineup of TVs these days and it's not too long ago that you had to pay up …

Jul, 2009

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Sony BRAVIA 40-inch LED TV: Go Wireless!


Comes with a receiver that streams audio/video content to the TV

Wireless connectivity, ultra slim design, very good color reproduction, IR Blaster support, best noise reduction filter, good sound

Expensive, picture distorts intermittently in videos and images, USB only supports photos

Jun, 2009

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First high def.


Maybe the configuration CD is in order. High tech comes at a high price in more ways the one. This thing is a disappointment, even in high def. "Do me a favor and take it back". Way over rated IMHO. Anybody have a magnifying glass? Maybe that way I...

not many except. Phone support. Excellent 9 out of 10 times

Picture size is significantly smaller than the Sony 32 Trinitron I have owned for years. Can't seem to find a happy medium in picture settings. Non-HD channels have display issues, hazing, ghosting, distortion of backgrounds. Lettering fuzzy even with...

Feb, 2010

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bought but did not get the remote


I was told to call the manufacture to get the remote!

Feb, 2010

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Great poduct for the price


Very simple to set up. I wish the plugs were all on the back instead of the side....but I can deal with it. Quality is great

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

Step up to Full HD 1080p resolution and stunning contrast without breaking the bank. The KDL-40S5100 40-inch BRAVIA S series LCD flat panel HDTV features Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) for an impressive dynamic contrast ratio of 30,000:1 and BRAVIA Engine 2 digital video processor for superior resolution. Plus, 6 HD inputs are provided to connect all of your HD devices including PlayStation 3, Blu-ray Disc player and laptop or desktop.


Audio system:Dolby Digital / SRS TruSurround XT
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):30000:1 / 3000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):3000:1
Display Diagonal:32 / 40 / 46 / 52
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:60
Pixel Pitch:11.8 x 11.8
Progressive Scan:No / Yes
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178


Type:Blu-Ray disc player/None

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):120 / 200 / 295

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


VESA mounting interfaces:11.8 x 11.8 / 200 x 200 / 300 x 300


Product Line:Sony

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):N / Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):No / Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer:No / Yes
Picture-in-Picture:No / Yes
Programmable timers:Sleep/On/Off
Remote Control Type:RM-YD028
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Standard, Vivid


Color:Piano black

Other Features

Display panel size:40'' / 52''
Music power:20
Package dimensions (WxDxH):39.2 x 7.76 x 25.9 / 54.3 x 8.31 x 33.3
Power Requirements:120V, 60Hz / AC 120V / AC 120V 60Hz
Power supply type:AC100 - 240V 50 / 60Hz
Zoom capability:Full/Normal/Wide/Full Pixel

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes
Package depth:7.76
Package height:30.6
Package width:47


Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Teletext function:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:5
Audio (L,R) out:1
Common interface (CI):No / Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: Yes
HDCP:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:3
PC Audio in:No / Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):120 / 200 / 295

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty


Combined with:External Blu-ray Disc player
Diagonal Size:31.5in/40in/46in/52in
Diagonal Size (cm):102cm/117cm/132cm/80cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:30000:1
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:3
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:3000:1
LCD Backlight Technology:Wide Color Gamut-CCFL
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video/Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:178 degrees

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM/ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.5 / 3.66 / 3.78 / 4.53
Depth (with stand):10.7 / 12.7 / 14.3 / 8.94
Height:21.1 / 25 / 28.5 / 32.4
Height (with stand):23 / 26.9 / 30.3 / 34.2
Weight:1054.7 / 26.2 / 36.4 / 37 / 797.2
Weight with stand:1217 / 28.9 / 40.8 / 899.5
Width:31.4 / 38.9 / 44.2 / 49.7
Width (with stand):31.4 / 38.9 / 44.2 / 49.7