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Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX400 40" HDTV

Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX400 40" HDTV

Summary

  • Product Name: BRAVIA KDL-40EX400 40" HDTV
  • Manufacturer: Sony
  • Review Date: June 15, 2010 01:00
  • MSRP: $699.99
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
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Audio Features

  • 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

Energy Saving & Efficiency

  • Backlight Off Mode : Yes

  • Dynamic Backlight Control : Yes

  • Eco Settings : Yes

  • Estimated Annual Energy Consumption (kWh) : 179.0 kWh

  • Idle TV Standby : Yes

  • Power Consumption (On Mode) for Energy Star : 97.3W

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

  • Power Saving Modes : Yes

Recycled & Recyclable Materials

  • Packaging Materials : Recycled Carton (more than 20%)

  • Printed Materials : FSC Certified

  • Product Materials : Recycled Carton (more than 40%)

Display

  • Aspect Ratio : 16:9

  • Display Resolution : Full HD 1080(1920x1080)

  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio : 140,000:1

  • Screen Size (measured diagonally) : 40"

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

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

General Features

  • Closed Captions (CC) : Analog, Digital

  • Finish (Surface Color) : PianoBlack

  • HDMI InstaPort : Yes

Video

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

Power

  • Power Consumption (in Operation) max. : 170W Max

  • Power Consumption (in Standby) : Less than 0.23W (AC120V), Less than 0.4W (AC240V)

  • Power Requirements (frequency) : 60Hz

  • Power Requirements (voltage) : AC 120V

Audio

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

  • Speaker Configuration : 2

  • Speakers (Total) : 2

Convenience Features

  • 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 (Simple UI) : 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

Display Features

  • Backlight Type : CCFL

  • Display Device : LCD

TV System

  • 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

  • TV System (Digital) : ATSC

  • Tuner (Cable) : QAM

  • Tuner (Terrestrial) : ATSC / NTSC

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.) : 39 1/8 x 25 x 9 7/8" (992 x 635 x 250mm) with pedestal; 39 1/8 x 23 5/8 x 4" (992 x 598 x 100mm) without pedestal

  • Weight (Approx.) : 35.1 lbs. (15.9kg) with pedestal; 30.7 lbs. (13.9kg) without pedestal

Video Features

  • 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)

Service and Warranty Information

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

Regulation and Standard Compliance

  • VESA Hole Pitch : 300x300(40")

  • VESA Hole Spacing Compatible : Yes

Inputs and Outputs

  • 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) ( common with HDMI 1) (stereo Mini)

  • RF Connection Input(s) : 1 (Rear)

  • USB 2.0 : 1(Side)

In the Box

  • AC Power Cord (attached)

  • Remote Control (RM-YD035)

  • Table Top Stand (separate, pre-assembled)

  • Batteries (Type AAA x2)

 


     

    Executive Overview

    Experience Full HD 1080p, incredible contrast and sharp, vibrant images with the Sony BRAVIA EX400 Series HDTV. This great HDTV features Ambient Sensor and LightSensor technology that automatically adjust the color and backlight based on a room's lighting. Connect a USB drive and share your favorite photos and music with family and friends.

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    Get versatile HD connection options with seven HD inputs, including four HDMI inputs to connect a Blu-ray Disc player, PlayStation3 gaming console or any other HDMI-capable equipment. Two HD component inputs provide added HD-capable connectivity in addition a PC input (HD-15 pin) lets you use your HDTV as a computer monitor.

    Automatically increase or decrease the level of brightness of your TV's backlight based on a room's lighting conditions with the integrated LightSensor technology. Dim the lights to watch a movie and the sensor dims the backlight, which also helps reduce unnecessary power consumption.

    Conveniently operate and control other BRAVIA Sync compatible devices - including BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc Players, surround sound systems, Handycam camcorders and Cyber-shot digital still cameras, all with one remote control.

    Get a natural looking picture whether you are watching movies late at night or playing video games during the day with an Ambient Sensor that automatically adjusts the picture color based on a room's lighting.

    Share your photos on the big screen or listen to your favorite music. Simply connect your digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or USB storage device directly to your HDTV's USB input.

    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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