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KDL 40EX401

alaTest has collected and analyzed 215 reviews of KDL 40EX401. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and remote control, and reviews are divided on the reliability.

image quality, usability, sound, price, design

durability, remote control, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the KDL 40EX401 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 215 reviews)

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Consumer review by: chris (

Sony KDL-40EX401


picture quality,i-manual,bravia sync and sound quality

freeview service is poor no return to last program nor program timer

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: patrick (

Sony KDL-40EX401


looks good

does not detect devices (not sony) very well

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Mike (

Sony KDL-40EX401


Looks absolutely superb - sleek design ; Outstanding picture quality across all imputs (especially Blu Ray) ; TV can swivel for viewing angle

Side HDMI ports are badly designed - it is a tight fit getting HDMI cables in ; Don't like the way the Sony logo lights up on the front ; Poor sound if not using a surround system

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: john (

Sony KDL-40EX401


Remote Control - Found the remote control to be very frustrating with regard to the 'double annulus' arrangement of buttons - Outer annulus for Guide, Return, Options etc and the inner annulus for selecting sub menu's etc. All to easy to inadvertantly...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: simon (

Sony KDL-40EX401


remote functionality excellent and easy to use. Bright and clear picture with added vibrancy

How are we supposed to clean the screen? (easily smears). Otherwise best damn TV ever

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: jacko (

Absolute bargain


Bought this and am very very pleased, brilliant sound and picture quality, to be honest typical Sony.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: sharon (

Sony KDL-40EX401


This model is in the lower price range of the Sony products so you're not going to get the same perfrormance as higher priced models. Having said that this purchase is the latest of a long line of Sony purchases, replacing an older Sony Bravia, which...

The plastic surround has a sheen which makes it look cheap, but with sensible lighting this need not be a huge problem

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Ashish (

Very Happy with the product


I am big fan of SONY thatswhy puchased this product it has turned to be what we exactly wanted.Great product from Great company.

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Peter (

Sony KDL-40EX401


Great picture

Poor instructions. Poor online help ; Bravia setup with home cinema still complicated

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Hanif (

Sony KDL-40EX401


Easy to use and picture quality is ok

Sound quality is VERY BAD

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming: No
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
PC Streaming: No
S-Video: Yes
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:200
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: Yes

General Features

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