Sony KDL-40EX40B Review – 40-inch LCD HDTVOriginally Reviewed on May 7th, 2010
Sony KDL-40EX40B Review: 40” LCD HDTV
Up for Review: Sony KDL-40EX40B LCD TV. Sony gets quite a few eyeballs moving with its new series that comes with an in built Blu-ray player. Sony KDL-40EX40B boasts of being a two-in-one device. It is great news for those who do not own a Blu-ray disc Player. Though if you buy a Bravia TV and a Blu-ray disc player separately, you may have to pay a bit lower than the prices Sony has fixed for these models, you can have convenience of having a device already attached to your TV. Not only that you need to buy a device separately, but you also need not worry about an additional wired gadget fixed in your entertainment center. The model however didn’t enjoy any limelight that was stolen by the 3D ready and the XBR series which were unveiled along with it. There are other manufactures also who provide built in devices, Sony with its Bravia features and brand name is likely to find its way into more number of households.
Sony KDL-40EX40B is just another Bravia model that also boasts of Wi-Fi ready feature which is a welcome addition just like the Blu-ray disc player. So when the viewers get bored with the content they could play with this device they can create an Ethernet network from where they can stream content. The wi-fi features along with the internet widgets also allow to stream content from the internet by using the additional USB dongle. So whether or not a viewer owns a larger media library, he can still use this LCD HDTV to directly stream content from number of sources. These features make Sony KDL-40EX40B a pretty functional TV that comes with a pretty reasonable price tag.
The Sony KDL-40EX40B Features and Specification Review:
- Integrated Blu-ray Disc™ Player
- Full HD 1080p
- BRAVIA Internet Video
- Wi-Fi Ready
- Ambient Sensor
- Bravia Engine 3
- USB Media Player
Along with the other Bravia features, Sony KDL-40EX40B can prove a perfect choice. After all if one can get better image clarity and similar sound clarity then there is no point shelling out more cash for other high-end HDTVs. It appears as if Sony wants to compensate the lack some of the much talked about features it incorporates in the other much expensive model. And whatever be the reason behind a model with larger content options with DLNA, USB media Player, Wi-Fi and Blu-ray player, it is a welcome change with less wired and neat home entertainment system.
The Bravia engine 3 and Bravia sync features make sure Sony KDL-40EX40B provides high definition better and sharper images and makes operation easy with one universal remote. The other Bravia features that make it pretty interesting are the ambient sensor, 24p True Cinema, Cinema Mode and S-Force Front Surround etc. Sony surely takes care of the average buyer with this model after playing quite hard and pricey with its other high end models.
HDTVUniverse.com gives Sony KDL-40EX40B 3/5stars!