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Sony BRAVIA KDL-40HX800 LED 40" Preview

Sony 40" BRAVIA KDL-40HX800

Sony 40" BRAVIA KDL-40HX800


  • Product Name: BRAVIA KDL-40HX800
  • Manufacturer: Sony
  • Review Date: May 06, 2010 02:10
  • MSRP: $1889.99
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
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Model #: KDL-HX800 

BRAVIA Internet Video : Yes

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

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

Backlight Off Mode : Yes

Dynamic Backlight Control : Yes

Eco Settings : Yes

Energy Saving Switch : Yes

Energy Star compliant : Yes

Estimated Annual Energy Consumption (kWh) : 152.3kWh

Idle TV Standby : Yes

Power Saving Modes : Yes

Aspect Ratio : 16:9

Display Resolution : Full HD 1080(1920x1080)

Dynamic Contrast Ratio : Infinite6

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.) : 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 74 mm) without pedestal

Packaging (Approx.) : 40 7/8 x 26 1/2 x 7 1/4" ( 1038 x 670 x 182mm)

Weight (Approx.) : 36.2 lbs. (16.4kg) with pedestal; 31.3 lbs. (14.2kg) without pedestal

Power Consumption (in Download Acquisition Mode) : 14 W

Power Consumption (in Operation) max. : 132W

Power Consumption (in Standby) : 0.12W

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, General

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 : Dynamic LED

Deep Black Panel : Yes

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 : Yes

Clear Voice : Yes

Dolby : Dolby Digital

Invisible Speaker (w/Sound Elevation) : Yes

S-Master : 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 : Ready

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

Motionflow PRO Technology : 240Hz

PhotoTV HD : Yes

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

Video Processing : BRAVIA Engine 3 Technology

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) : 4(2 Side/2 Rear)

HDMI™ PC Input : Yes (see owner's manual for supported timings)

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-40HX800 is a high definition television that's basic yet has a few features that helps it create a detailed picture. The 40-inch HDTV with a Dynamic Edge LED backlight is different from other competitive models as it has a full HD display with 1920x1080p resolution. Along with being 3D ready and compatible with other Sony 3D products, the HDTV has an ambient sensor that automatically optimizes the TV's color and brightness according to the room/environment's lighting conditions. It also includes BRAVIA Internet Widgets and USB and DLNA music/video/photo playback.

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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