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Sony KDL-40CX523

alaTest has collected and analyzed 517 reviews of Sony KDL-40CX523. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The price and image quality are also appreciated. The energy efficiency and durability get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-40CX523 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KDL-40CX523

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 user reviews of Sony KDL-40CX523 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and sound are generally positive. The price and image quality also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the energy efficiency and durability.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL40CX523BU 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Internet Ready TV with Freeview HDSony KDL40CX523BU 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Internet Ready TV with Freeview HD

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

Sony KDL-40CX523 review

 

Temptingly affordable LCD with solid performance and a wealth of multimedia options

Excellent Bravia Internet Video service ; Picture quality ; Promising menu system

Chassis feels a little cheap ; Dark scenes can look slightly hollow ; Resolution loss on fast-moving objects

The Sony KDL-40CX523 steers clear of the potential minefield that is 3D, aiming instead for good old-fashioned value for money.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony KDL-40CX523

 

The Sony KDL-40CX523 might be a CCFL LCD TV at the bottom of Sony's new TV range, but its AV quality and excellent Bravia Internet Video features make it good value.

Decent picture quality for the money, Excellent online functionality, Improved operating system

Motion blur, Flimsy build quality, Shortage of shadow detail

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KDL-40CX523 review

 

The Sony KDL-40CX523 has an extensive spec for the money but economies show elsewhere

Extensive spec includes wireless internet and Skype ; bright, vivid images

Backlight inconsistencies ; not great with motion ; lacks dark-tone detail ; aging looks

It’s only too obvious how Sony has gone about hitting this price-point

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Steve May (reghardware.co.uk)

Sony KDL-40CX523 LCD TV

 

Review The Bravia KDL-40CX523 is the little net-connected TV that could. Consigned to somewhere near the bottom of Sony's 2011 line-up, and cursed with a CCFL backlight instead of trendy LED bulbs, it's clearly not one of the brand's hero products. Yet...

Affordable LCD TV with the latest Sony UI and Internet TV offerings.

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: steven (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40CX523

 

Great picture, sound and in general great features

Not compatible with some applications such as Netflix despite being compatible with LoveFilm

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Robert (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40CX523

 

Needs a dongle ; Doesn't update to extra on demand channels, only get BBC iplayer

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Gitvydas (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40CX523

 

good all rounder

there is no flash player on the browser that is the a very bad point ,and as i can see it cant be downloaded from sony site

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Gudimetla (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40CX523

 

One the best products I've ever bought

there are no bad points

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: stephen (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40CX523

 

Nice & Thin Design

None

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Neil (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40CX523

 

easy to set up, great picture, loads of inputs

poor sound quality

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): Yes
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: 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:WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

Display

4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:50
Frequency:50 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No

Energy Information

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

General Features

3D: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Curved Design: No
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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