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Sony KLV S400 Series TV (26", 32", 37", 40")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Sony KLV S400 Series TV (26", 32", 37", 40"). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and usability. The design and image quality are also appreciated. There are mixed comments on the tuner and durability. Many are critical about the connectivity and remote control.

price, image quality, design, usability, sound

remote control, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony KLV S400 Series TV (26", 32", 37", 40") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sony KLV S400 Series TV (26", 32", 37", 40") from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Comments about the sound and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the usability.

design, price, image quality, sound


69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KLV-40S550A BRAVIA 40" 1080p Multi-System LCD TV. Dual Voltage For Worldwide Use.Sony KLV-40S550A BRAVIA 40" 1080p Multi-System LCD TV. Dual Voltage For Worldwide Use.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Dennis Advani (

Sony Bravia KLV-26S200


The colour saturation and skin tone reproduction is very good but a few video problems and an analog tuner mean there are better value-for-money alternatives out there.

1080i compatible ; Excellent colour and saturation ; Very good sound – fills the room

Bit pricey ; Image suffers from combing ; Analog tuner looks terrible

The Bravia has a few good and bad points. At a price tag of $1,499, it is a little bit on the high side considering the issues we had with video quality. Image quality with HDMI and D-Sub is brilliant and the minor problems only appear with component...

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (

Great so far


The picture is excellent, especially for HD programs. I really like the USB ports for quick access to music.

Picture ;

No standard headphone jack for my wireless headphones ;

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (

Good Bang for the Buck


Have had my KDL 46ex400 for a month now.It is great . The pic quality is superb.It shows regular dvd's really really well.It plays back bd dvd's fantastic.I watched a soccer game and the pic was sharp and clean. I also used my ps3 to play the game...

great pic:great style ;

none ;

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (

Great TV


Great tv for the price. I have an XBR in another room and you can not tell the difference in the picture quality when both tv's are on the same hd channels. Setup was a breeze. very happy with this purchase. Only negative is the black gloss frame is...

Clear Picture, Menu bar, Great Sound ;

Black frame relective and distracting ;

Aug, 2010

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Sony is the brand!!


if you are thinking about getting or not this tv ,my advise to you is don't think anymore, this is a nice size tv for a great price and i assure you it worth your $$$.

nice picture quality,great sound,good value ;

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (

Great TV, Excellent price


The television is excellent in every way. Im expecting a ps3 later this year so i imagine the resolution more astonishing. The thing that bugs me is the remote. It is cheaply made. thats the only thing. everything else 5 stars.

Everything ;

The remote ;

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (

Excellent Upgrade


I upgraded from an Emerson 32" 720p to this. Every aspect of this television out performs the Emerson 10 fold. The only thing I miss (and I often don't even notice) is having the matt black border rather than the Glossy black. Sometimes I find it...

Crystal Clear 1080p, Good Audio, Lightweight ;

Glossy black border ;

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (

Great TV


I got this tv for a great price for a large size its not 120 hz but oh well still looks sick with my blu ray.

Everything ;

Nothing ;

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (

Excellent TV with unbeatable price


I bhouht this TV 2 weeks ago and really love this it from the day one.Did not notice a single difference between the 120Hz TV(Ex500) which was displayed next to this one and never seen a blur issue so far..The picture quality is same as the Z series...

Picutre Quality,Lots of input options,Easy to setup....and Everything ;

Nothing so far ;

Mar, 2010

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very satisfied


It would be hard to beat the value you get for the price of this Sony set.

great quality, especially for this reasonable price ;

none ;

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

The BRAVIA S400 series features WXGA resolution and fully supports HD signals. This model from the S400 series is powered by Sony's BRAVIA ENGINE 2. The improved, fully digital picture-enhancement engine leverages Sony's advanced algorithms to deliver true-to-life picture quality with vibrant, crisp images. The intelligent picture feature is added to automatically boost weak analog broadcast signals and reduce signal noise to produce crisp images with high clarity. Home theater enthusiasts will appreciate the world standard 24fps output created by the 24p true cinema mode, which brings the movie-like picture quality to home when a BRAVIA S400 series TV is connected to a film source such as the Blu-ray disc player. Sony's unique Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) reproduces fine levels of gradation and dynamically controls the contrast of very image, delivering optimal contrast and brightness in deep dark scenes. To complement the superb picture quality, the BRAVIA S400 series incorporates the S-force front surround system with an improved digital signal processor algorithm. It enables a wider listening area that delivers exceptional virtual surround sound with only the built-in television speakers.


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:Grey / Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (typical):1300:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:26 / 32
Display number of colors:1.073 billion colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:8
Viewable size diagonal:26
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178


Type: None

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):110 / 120


Product Line:Sony/Sony KLV

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):-10 - 40

Other Features

Power Requirements:AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz


Game mode: Yes
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Common interface (CI): Yes
DVI port: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:2
PC in (D-Sub): Yes


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):110 / 120


Diagonal Size:32in
Diagonal Size (cm):81cm
Digital Television Certification:HD ready/HDTV
Display Format:720p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:15000:1
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:2/3
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:1300:1/1800:1
LCD Backlight Technology:Wide Color Gamut-CCFL
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / HDMI / S-Video/Component / Composite / HDMI
Viewing Angle:176 degrees/178 degrees

TV Tuner

Multi-channel Preview:Picture-and-picture (PAP) (1 tuner) / Picture-in-picture (PIP)
Teletext: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):19.9
Height (with stand):8.66
Weight with stand:29.8
Width (with stand):26.1