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Sony KDL-40CX523

Sony KDL-40CX523
alaScore 86

184 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the glare and usability. The sound and price also get good comments, but the resolution and remote control get mixed views.

image quality, price, sound, usability, glare

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 178 user reviews of Sony KDL-40CX523 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

image quality, price, sound, usability, glare

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

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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 KDL-40CX523 is unexpectedly affordable for a 40-inch TV with exceptional multimedia flexibility and a Freeview HD tuner and its picture quality is an eloquent reminder that CCFL lighting is no poor relation to the currently more voguish edge LED...

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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

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Sony KDL-40CX523

 

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

Expert review by:

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.

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Sony KDL-40CX523

 

Cheap now (v. good value) - with significant discount from Sony - though this take a good while to arrive ... (in fact, I am still waiting for mine after two weeks?) ... though they are quick to ask you to review the product on email? It is a good...

Discount - slow to process - should have been done at the till

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

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

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
Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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