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Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX600 LED 40" Preview

Sony 40" BRAVIA KDL-40EX600

Sony 40" BRAVIA KDL-40EX600


  • Product Name: BRAVIA KDL-40EX600
  • Manufacturer: Sony
  • Review Date: May 06, 2010 02:10
  • MSRP: $1079.99
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
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Model #: KDL-40EX600 

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

Power Consumption (in Operation) max. : 105W Max

Power Consumption (in Standby) : 0.23W Max

Power Requirements (frequency) : 60Hz

Power Requirements (voltage) : AC 120V

Audio Power Output: 20W (10W x 2)

Speaker Configuration: 2

Speakers (Total): 2

Ambient Sensor: Yes

Auto Photo Mode: via USB

Auto Picture Setting w/ HDMI: Cinema, 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

ID-1 Detection: Yes

Info Banner: PSIP, XDS

Input Skip: Manual

Label Inputs: Yes

Multiple Language Display: English, French, Spanish

On-Screen Display for External Input: Yes

PIP (Picture in Picture): PC Input(HD15/HDMI) & TV Channel/CVBS/(HDMI)/(Component)

Parental Control: Yes

Picture Adjustments Lock : Yes

Picture Frame Mode : Yes

Program Block : Yes

Scene Select : Auto, Cinema, Sports, Photo, Music, Game, Graphics, General

Short Banner : Yes

Show/Hide Channels : Yes

Sleep Timer : Yes

Start Up Sony Logo Display : Yes

Theatre Mode (Theatre Button) : Yes

USB Application(s) : Photo Viewer (jpeg), Music Player (mp3), Video Player (mpeg1), Video Player (mpeg2 TS)

USB Player : Yes

White Balance : RGB Gain/Bias

Backlight Type : Edge LED

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 (Analog) : 1(Hybrid)

Number of Tuners (Digital) : 1(Hybrid)

TV System (Analog) : M

Tuner (Cable) : QAM

Tuner (Terrestrial) : ATSC / NTSC

Dimensions (Approx.) : 37 1/2 x 24 1/4 x 9 7/8" (952 x 613 x 250mm) with pedestal; 37 1/2 x 22 7/8 x 3" (952 x 581 x 74mm) without pedestal

Weight (Approx.) : 32.9 lbs (14.9Kg) with pedestal; 28.0 lbs (12.7Kg) without pedestal

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

Live Color Technology : Yes

MPEG Noise Reduction : Yes

Picture Mode : Vivid, Standard, Custom

Video Processing : BRAVIA Engine 2 Technology

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

Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Labor / 1 Year Parts

VESA Hole Pitch : 300x300(40")

VESA Hole Spacing Compatible : Yes

AC Power Input : 1 (Rear) Pigtail

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

Audio Out : 1(Rear)

Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) : 2 (Rear) (1 fixed/1 selectable)

Composite Video Input(s) : 2 (1 Side/1 Rear)

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

HDMI Connection(s) (Total) : 4 (2 Side/2 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)

5.1 Channel Audio Out : Yes

5.1ch Through Out (Handycam) : Yes

Alternate Audio (Digital) : yes

Audio Out : Fixed

Auto Mute (on no signal) : Yes

Auto SAP : 20FM/10AM

Clear Voice : Yes

Dolby : Dolby Digital

Invisible Speaker (w/Sound Elevation) : Yes

Sound Mode : Dynamic, Standard, Clear Voice, Custom

SteadySound Automatic Volume Control : Yes

Stereo System : MTS

Surround Effect : Cinema, Music, Live Sports, Game

Backlight Off Mode : Yes

Dynamic Backlight Control : Yes

Eco Settings : Yes

Estimated Annual Energy Consumption (kWh) : 129 kWh

Idle TV Standby : Yes

Power Consumption (On Mode) for Energy Star : 69.62W

Power Consumption (Standby Mode) for Energy Star : 0.23W

Power Saving Modes : Yes

Aspect Ratio : 16:9

Display Resolution : Full HD 1080(1920x1080)

Dynamic Contrast Ratio : Infinite4

Screen Size (measured diagonally) : 40"

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

Viewing Angle (Up/Down) : 178 (89/89)

Closed Captions (CC) : Analog, Digital

Finish (Surface Color) : PianoBlack

HDMI InstaPort : Yes


Executive Overview

The Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX600 is one of three Bravia-2-powered HDTVs announced in 2010 as part of the KDL-EX600 Series. Unlike the KDL-EX700 models, the KDL-40EX600 is not built for Internet connectivity, although it does, at the very least, still house the Bravia 2 Engine for clear and defined color/picture detail. It is 40” large and features full 1080p HD resolution with an ultra-fast frame-rate. Like its peers, the KDL-40EX600 includes a slew of connectivity options, including composite, component, USB, and HDMI. This means the device can hookup to DVD players, USB MP3 players, Blu-ray disc players, and even Playstation 3 gaming consoles.

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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