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Sony Bravia KDL-Z4500 Series LCD TV (40")

Sony Bravia KDL-Z4500 Series LCD TV (40")
alaScore 89

323 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 323 reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-Z4500 Series LCD TV (40"). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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-Z4500 Series LCD TV (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-Z4500 Series LCD TV (40")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-Z4500 Series LCD TV (40") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL40Z4500 40" Widescreen Full HD 1080p 200Hz LCD TV with FreeviewSony KDL40Z4500 40" Widescreen Full HD 1080p 200Hz LCD TV with Freeview

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Bravia KDL40Z4500

 

Australia's first TV with a 200Hz mode.

Great 200Hz motion mode, excellent contrast and blacks, DLNA certified, good SD performance for a 1080p screen

Some annoying judder when not running Motion Flow, default Cinema setting may be too soft for some

Sony's Bravia KDL40Z4500 is a fantastic Full HD TV. It's Australia's first 200Hz television and it provides an excellent Motion Flow mode; the real faults we could find with it were a question of personal taste.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sony KDL-40Z4500

 

This Sony delivers a fine flatscreen picture and excellent sound; arguably best in class

Super smooth with action scenes ; crisp, detailed image ; beefy sound for a flatscreen ; a delight to use

Some of Sony's sets are less, and almost as good

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony KDL-40Z4500 review

 

Sony's flagship LCD is the first 200Hz TV we've tested. Does it live up to the hype?

Not cheap, but a very fine TV with amazing black depth for an LCD

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-40Z4500 review

 

Sony's 40Z4500 is a pricey but solid performer that's fairly run-of-the-mill

Nicely naturalistic pictures ; Solid all-round performance

Slightly high price ; Mildly unadventurous execution

A generally solid, but ultimately rather unexciting set that's unlikely to set movie fans' hearts aflutter

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony Bravia KDL40Z4500

 

Australia's first TV with a 200Hz mode.

Great 200Hz motion mode, excellent contrast and blacks, DLNA certified, good SD performance for a 1080p screen

Some annoying judder when not running Motion Flow, default Cinema setting may be too soft for some

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : HDTVorg.co.uk (hdtvorg.co.uk)

Sony KDL-40Z4500

 

An excellent LCD TV but not the technological leap forward we had hoped for ..

Although the 200Hz does not entirely convince, the KDL-40Z4500 is actually an excellent LCD TV in all areas. Are only concern is the relatively high price.

Dec, 2008

highly-recommended

Expert review by : Vincent Teoh (hdtvtest.co.uk)

Sony KDL40W4500 / KDL40W4500U Review

 

In Sony's efforts to expand their LCD TV empire by catering to buyers with different requirements and budgets, they have come up with more range and models of Bravia LCD televisions than you can shake a stick at. We have tested the latest W4500 series,...

The deep blacks, accurate colours and low input lag on Sony’s latest high-end (W series and above) LCD HDTVs need no further praise, so we’re left to comment on the Sony KDL40Z4500's 200Hz Motionflow implementation.

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40Z4500

 

The only draw back to this TV is, no manner of updating the firmware, I have experienced intermitten picture and sound problems with the HDMI ports, I have all my HDMI devices connected through my Sony surround system.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40Z4500

 

Very good picture quality, and good sound even when cinema system isn't engaged.

The only 'fault' I can think of is the slow start up after switching on the TV, but only because the 'save energy' option is selected!

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-40Z4500

 

Mostly everything about this model is perfect. Really 200Hz is so immersive. I use the TV for a PC monitor and my friends all want to have one for their own. I play PS3 games on the screen and just turning on the PS3 has the Bravia on the right source...

BUT! I am a little sad there are no firmware updates for this model. I am not saying I can really find to many things I would change but SONY you know the menu system is really not very nice to use. As with the PS3 as well. You need to start putting...

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:B/G, D/K, I, L, NICAM
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:30

Certificates

Plug and Play: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:Digital
Contrast ratio (dynamic):80000:1
Display brightness:550
Display Diagonal:40
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:200
Noise reduction: Yes
Response Time:8
Viewable size diagonal:40.2
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):235

Ergonomics

Swivel angle range:-20 - 20
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces: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/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Package dimensions (WxDxH):48.1 x 9.33 x 30.6

Performance

Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x DM\n1 x DLNA Ethernet
Number of AV connections:3
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

Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):235

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:PAL, Secam
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.04
Depth (with stand):11
Height:26.2
Height (with stand):27.8
Weight:48.5
Weight with stand:56.2
Width:39.6
Width (with stand):39.6