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Sony Bravia KDL-WE5 Series LCD HDTV (40")

Sony Bravia KDL-WE5 Series LCD HDTV (40")
alaScore 89

48 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-WE5 Series LCD HDTV (40"). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Bravia KDL-WE5 Series LCD HDTV (40") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Bravia KDL-WE5 Series LCD HDTV (40")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-WE5 Series LCD HDTV (40") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Bravia KDL40WE5BU 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Eco-friendly LCD TV with Freeview - Black and 3 Year WarrantySony Bravia KDL40WE5BU 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Eco-friendly LCD TV with Freeview - Black and 3 Year Warranty

Dec, 2018

Recommended!

Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-40WE5 40in LCD TV

 

Green credentials abound in the Sony Bravia KDL-40WE5, but have these affected picture quality?

I have to admit that when I first heard about the WE5 range, I kind of wrote it off as a gimmick. Cue egg on face, for Sony has not only managed to retain its current high picture quality standards on the 40WE5 while delivering genuine running...

May, 2009

Expert review by : John Archer (techradar.com)

Sony KDL-40WE5 review

 

Sony's first dedicated Eco TV breaks the 100W barrier

Great pictures ; Very low power consumption ; Presence sensor

Limited viewing angle

Outstandingly eco-friendly credentials matched by one heck of a performance

May, 2009

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Sony Bravia KDL40WE5

 

The Sony Bravia KDL40WE5 is an impressive first stab at creating a "green" LCD, and while picture quality is good you pay a premium for the proprietary backlight.

Impressive picture ; DLNA support ; Audio ; Solid attempt at creating a power-efficient TV

Price ; Some of the Eco features are a bit naff ; LED backlighting is more power efficient

The Sony Bravia KDL40WE5 is a good all-rounder. It offers a smattering of high-end features and performance that is acceptable for an LCD in this price range. Yet, despite Sony's efforts to create a newer, greener technology, we can't help thinking...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Bravia KDL40WE5

 

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Everything!!1

none

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Sony Bravia KDL40WE5

 

I can see an anoying clouding effect in the upper right corner of LCD. I bought the TV two days ago... I love the image quality of the panel, but the clouding effect is realy worst. If I can't fix it, I will change this TV for a Samsung TV.

Contrast, Color, Sound, Design, XMB

Poor USB reading options, Corner clouding, Why not DLNA Wireless

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40WE5

 

The TV looks good, features an XMB for easier navigation and fits in with the room. Great picture and sound. PS3 games and BD Movies look stunning in HD. Swivel base is good for different angles.

No bad points.

May, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40WE5

 

picture quality

nouthing to write home about

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40WE5

 

Stylish and performs very well too!

Do not appear to adjust the timing for the movement sensor - it turns itself off if no movement detected Doesn't help that the manual supplied is for a totally different TV?

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40WE5

 

High Quality finish - ease of use for controls

None as yet!

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40WE5

 

Sleek and slim-line. Eco friendly feature such as the off-button (!) very useful.

For an eco-tv it has a stupid feature in that the on-screen menu for TV programme listings only gets updated if we leave the TV on standby for 4hours or more. Otherwise you do not get the TV listings. That is not compatible with its eco-credentials.

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:B/G, D/K, I, L, NICAM / B/G, D/K, Ik, L, NICAM / S-Force Front Surround / •NICAM A2/BBE ViVA/Dolby Virtual/S-Force Surround
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Sound enhancement technology:Y

Certificates

Plug and Play: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:Digital / Yes
Contrast ratio (dynamic):100000000:1 / 100000:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:40
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Noise reduction: Yes
Picture enhancement:BRAVIA ENGINE 3, Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE), Intelligent Picture, Live Colour
Progressive Scan: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewable size diagonal:40.2
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
Power consumption (standby):0.17
Power consumption (typical):102 / 122

Ergonomics

Swivel angle range:20 - 20
Tilt angle:-20 - 20
Tilt angle range:-20 - 20
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
Integrated clock: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:Nor
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Programmable timers:Y
Sleep Timer: Yes

Other Features

Additional accessories:RM-ED016, SU-WL500
Audio Output:1 / 5.1
Display:LCD
DVB:DVB-T, DVB-C / Terrestrial
Package dimensions (WxDxH):49.1 x 7.76 x 30.4 / 49.1 x 8.39 x 30.2
Sound output mode:Dynamic/Standard/Clear Voice/Cinema/Music/Sports/Game
Speakers:2 x 10
Zoom capability:14:9, 4:3, Smart, Wide, Zoom, AFD

Packaging Data

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package depth:8.39
Package height:30.2
Package width:49.1

Performance

Child lock: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Teletext:1000 / 2000
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:1 / 2
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 2
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:2
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Number of AV connections:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RGB ports quantity:2
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC (power) in:Y
Power consumption (standby):0.17
Power consumption (typical):102 / 122

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC 3.58, PAL, Secam / PAL, Secam
Auto channel search: Yes
Supported TV bands:CATV, UHF, VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.09
Depth (with stand):11.9
Height:25.1
Height (with stand):27
Weight:39.7 / 634.9
Weight with stand:46.3 / 740.8
Width:38.6 / 38.9
Width (with stand):38.9