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Sony KDL-40EX640 Review – 40-inch LED LCD HDTV

Originally Reviewed on March 10th, 2012

Sony KDL-40EX640 Review: 40” LED LCD HDTV

Up for Review: Sony KDL-40EX640 LED LCD HDTV. The 40inch model is one of the non-3D HD TV sets launched by Sony. It does not support 3D technology, but the overall video quality offered by the model will complement a wide variety of traditional and 2D digital content. Further, a user can access additional online and offline content by using the networking and internet connectivity options offered by the TV set. However, the model does not include some of the features offered by the models launched by Sony under the KDL-HX850 and KDL-HX750 series.

The 1080p resolution offered by the model is the maximum and high enough to complement the non-3D programs. Your family members can watch the normal television programs like news, weather, talk shows and family dramas with an enhanced resolution. The manufacturer has further included the clear resolution enhancer feature to add more clarity to the scenes. Further, the dynamic backlight control will automatically adjust the light output of the scenes based on the amount of light available in your living room.


Sony has further backed the good quality feature with 240 Hz refresh rate. The rate is lower than the subfield motion rate offered by the high-end models launched by the manufacturer. But the rate is much higher than the feature offered by the HDTV sets available in the market. With the refresh rate, you can watch the faster moving sports and action scenes with reduced motion blur. The feature will further suit the need of the younger members of your family to access their favorite sports and action related content and video games.

Sony KDL-40EX640 Features and Specifications Review:

1080p Picture Quality
240 Hz Subfield Motion Rate
Dynamic Backlight Control
Built in Wi-Fi
Sony Entertainment Network and apps access
Internet Browser
Yahoo! Widgets

You will also like the networking and connectivity options offered by this 40-inch TV set. The HDMI and USB ports included in the TV set design allow users to access their offline library of digital content stored on various types of digital devices and discs. A Blu-ray player can be connected through the HDMI terminal of the model to access the movies, music, videos and photos stored on CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. Further, you can use the input ports and terminals to access the digital content stored on your camcorder, digital camera and video game consoles directly on the 40-inch LED screen of the TV set.

Sony has further designed the model with built in Wi-Fi and web browser to provide users with a much better and convenient wireless connectivity. The Sony Entertainment Network integrated with the model allow you to stream online content from popular networks like Hulu Plus, Netflix, VUDU, YouTube, Pandora and Amazon Video on Demand. However, the model does not come with the Skype app support and the users cannot communicate with their friends through video conferencing. But the web browser allows you to access a wide range of websites and stay connected with your loved ones on popular social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter. You can always consider the model, if your family members are not very much interested in the 3D movies and video games.

HDTVUniverse.com gives Sony KDL-40EX640 3/5 stars!

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