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Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX40B HDTV 40" and Blu-Ray DVD Combo Preview

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Sony 40" BRAVIA KDL-40EX40B

Sony 40" BRAVIA KDL-40EX40B

Summary

  • Product Name: BRAVIA KDL-40EX40B
  • Manufacturer: Sony
  • Review Date: May 06, 2010 02:10
  • MSRP: $899.99
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
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Model #: KDL-40EX40B 

•Video Signal : 1080/60p (HDMI / COMPONENT), 1080/60i, 1080/24p (HDMI ONLY), 720/60p, 480/60p, 480/60i

•BRAVIA Internet Video : Ready

•DLNA : Renderer (Photo/JPEG); Renderer (Music/LPCM,MP3); Renderer (Video/MPEG2,AVCHD); Client (Photo/JPEG); Client (Music/LPCM,MP3); Client (Video/MPEG2,AVCHD)

•DLNA : Yes

•Photo MAP : Yes

•Backlight Off Mode : Yes

•Dynamic Backlight Control : Yes

•Eco Settings : Yes

•Idle TV Standby : Yes

•Power Saving Modes : Yes

•Aspect Ratio : 16:9

•Display Resolution : Full HD 1080(1920x1080)

•Screen Size (measured diagonally) : 40"

•Viewing Angle (Right/Left) : 178(89/89)

•Viewing Angle (Up/Down) : 178(89/89)

•Audio Return Channel : Yes

•Closed Captions (CC) : Analog, Digital

•Finish (Surface Color) : Black

•HDMI InstaPort : Yes

•XMB : Yes

•Dimensions (Approx.) : 39 1/8 x 25 1/8 x 11 1/8" (992 x 636 x 280mm) with pedestal; 39 1/8 x 23 5/8 x 4 5/8" (992 x 598 x 116mm) without pedestal

•Weight (Approx.) : 37.4 lbs. (17kg) with pedestal; 31.328 lbs. (14.24kg) without pedestal

•Power Consumption (in Download Acquisition Mode) : Less than 14.5 W

•Power Consumption (in Operation) max. : 176W

•Power Requirements (frequency) : 60Hz for UL,cUL 50/60Hz for other

•Power Requirements (voltage) : AC 120V for UL,cUL AC110-240V for other

•Audio Power Output : 20W (10W x 2)

•Speaker Configuration : 2

•Speakers (Total) : 2

•Ambient Sensor : Yes

•Auto Photo Mode : via HDMI, via DLNA, via USB

•Auto Picture Setting w/ HDMI : Cinema, Sport, Music, Photo, Graphics, Game

•Auto Shut-off : Yes

•BRAVIA Sync : Yes

•BRAVIA Sync Menu Button : Yes (on Remote Control)

•Channel Block (with password) : Yes

•Channel Jump : Yes

•Channel Labels : Yes

•Channel Surf : Yes

•Control for HDMI (HDMI CEC) : Yes

•Edit Channel Labels : Yes

•Favorites : Yes

•Info Banner : TV Guide on Screen, PSIP, XDS

•Input Skip : Automatic

•Label Inputs : Yes

•Multiple Language Display : English, French, Spanish

•On-Screen Clock : Yes

•On-Screen Display for External Input : Yes

•On-Screen Operating Instructions : Yes

•On/Off Timer : Yes

•PIP (Picture in Picture) : PC Input/TV Channel&CVBS

•Parental Control : Yes

•Picture Adjustments Lock : Yes

•Picture Frame Mode : Yes

•Quick Start : Yes

•Scene Select : Auto, Cinema, Sports, Photo, Music, Game, Graphics, OFF

•Show/Hide Channels : Yes

•Sleep Timer : Yes

•Stand Swivel : Yes

•Stand Swivel Range : Left 20°/Right 20°

•Start Up Sony Logo Display : Yes

•TV Guide On-Screen : Yes

•Theatre Mode (Theatre Button) : Yes

•Theatre Mode with Cinema Surround : Yes

•USB Application(s) : Photo Viewer (jpeg), Photo Viewer (RAW), Music Player (mp3), Video Player (AVCHD), Video Player (AVC), Video Player (MPEG4)

•USB Player : Yes

•White Balance : RGB Gain/Bias

•Wireless LAN : Ready

•Backlight Type : CCFL

•Display Device : LCD

•Channel Coverage : VHF: 2-13ch UHF: 14-69ch CATV (analog): 1-135ch CATV (digital) : 1-135ch

•Color System : NTSC

•Number of Tuners (Digital) : 1(Hybrid)

•TV System (Analog) : M

•TV System (Digital) : ATSC

•Tuner (Cable) : Clear QAM

•Tuner (Terrestrial) : ATSC / NTSC

•5.1 Channel Audio Out : Yes

•5.1ch Through Out (Handycam) : Yes

•Alternate Audio (Digital) : yes

•Audio Out : Variable/Fixed

•Auto Mute (on no signal) : Yes

•Auto SAP : 20FM/10AM

•Clear Voice : Yes

•Dolby : Dolby Digital

•Invisible Speaker (w/Sound Elevation) : Yes

•S-Master : Yes

•Sony Original Surround : Yes

•Sound Enhancer : Yes

•Sound Mode : Dynamic, Standard, Clear Voice, Custom

•SteadySound Automatic Volume Control : Yes

•Stereo System : MTS

•Surround Effect : Cinema, Music, Live Sports, Game

•24p True Cinema Technology : Yes

•3D Comb Filter : Yes

•4:3 Default : Yes

•Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) : Yes

•Auto Wide : Yes

•CineMotion Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology : Yes

•Cinema Mode : Yes

•Deep Color : Yes

•Live Color Technology : Yes

•MPEG Noise Reduction : Yes

•PhotoTV HD : Yes

•Picture Mode : Vivid, Standard, Cinema, Game-Standard, Game-Original, Graphics, Photo-Vivid, Photo-Standard, Photo-Original, Photo-Custom

•Video Processing : BRAVIA Engine 3

•Wide Mode : Normal, Zoom, Wide Zoom, Full (Full1-2 for PC), H Stretch

•Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Labor / 1 Year Parts

•Online Instruction Manual (Reference Book) : Yes

•VESA Hole Pitch : 300x300 M6

•VESA Hole Spacing Compatible : Yes

•AC Power Input : 1 (Rear)

•Analog Audio Input(s) (Total) : 4 (1 Side / 3 Rear)

•Audio Out : 1 (Rear)

•Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) : 2 (1 Rear / 1 Rear (Composite input common use))

•Composite Video Input(s) : 2 ( 1 Rear (Component input common use)/ 1 Side)

•Digital Audio Output(s) : Optical Digital Output - 1 (Rear)

•Ethernet Connection(s) : 1 (Rear)

•HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total) : 3(2 Side/1 Rear)

•HDMI™ PC Input : Yes

•PC In (D-Sub) + Audio In (Stereo Mini) : 1 (Rear)

•RF Connection Input(s) : 1 (Rear)

•USB 2.0 : 1 (Side)

Executive Overview

The Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX40B is one of two HDTV’s announced in 2010. This set features an integrated Blu-ray disc player, as well as the new BRAVIA 3 Engine, allowing users access to full 1080p high-definition resolution at an ultra-fast frame-rate with brilliant whites and deep hues. The 40” KDL-40EX40B also supports both USB and DLNA photo, music, and video playback. Once connected to the Internet via an Ethernet interface, users can stream online video content or access instant Twitter updates. Plus, the device includes BRAVIA Internet Widgets, with which users can access information related to whatever feature film they are watching.

Audioholics hasn't yet done a formal review of this product, but we wanted to get as much information as possible to our readers in order to help them make the best possible purchasing decisions. If possible, we will provide additional info or even a product review at a later date.

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