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Sony KDL-40EX401

alaTest has collected and analyzed 323 reviews of Sony KDL-40EX401. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 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. Views about the reliability and size are mixed.

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 Sony KDL-40EX401 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: michael (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40EX401

 

Attractive design. Great picture quality and reasonable sound. Easy to use. Good price for a quality television.

None for the price of the television.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: chris (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40EX401

 

looks good,

does not detect devices (not sony) very well

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: patrick (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40EX401

 

looks good

does not detect devices (not sony) very well

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Mike (reevoo.com)

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

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: john (reevoo.com)

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...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Mike (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

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.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: sharon (reevoo.com)

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.

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Display Diagonal:40
Display Diagonal (metric):40.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Progressive Scan: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewable size diagonal:40.2

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (standby):0.19
Power consumption (typical):110

Ergonomics

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

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Number of OSD languages:27
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Backlight: Yes
Backlight type:CCFL
DVB:DVB-T/C
Energy saving functions:Y
Energy saving functions::Y
HDMI: Yes
IFU / User manual:Y
Stand-by LED: Yes
Weight:30.6
Zoom capability:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:7.48
Package height:26.9
Package width:42.4

Performance

Card reader integrated: Yes
Child lock: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Teletext:1000
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (standby):0.19
Power consumption (typical):110

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:PAL, Secam
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.94
Depth (with stand):9.84
Height:23.5
Height (with stand):25
Weight:30.6 / 490.3
Weight with stand:35.1 / 560.9
Width:39.1
Width (with stand):39.1