Sony KDL-40V5100 Review – 40-inch LCD HDTVOriginally Reviewed on December 28th, 2009
Sony KDL-40V5100 Review: 40” LCD HDTV
Up for Review: Sony KDL-40V5100 LCD TV. If you are a brand freak and you don’t mind smaller sized TV, then the Sony KDL-40V5100 is a wise selection. This LCD HDTV is the smallest one in the manufacturer’s KDL-V5100 line up. Sony has not invested much time on the look and feel or aesthetic appeal of this line up like its other high end models. Priced at a relatively lower level than the manufacturer’s other models, the Sony KDL-40V5100 is also a good bargain. Priced a little below USD $900 MSRP, this LCD HDTV brings in latest technology in image quality and sound features. Also, if you do not want to over spend yourself and yet buy your second TV for your children’s room or as a gift to your parents this festive season, you can always show off this Sony LCD HDTV.
Look wise, Sony KDL-40V5100 comes in matte black body finish with well squared off edges and a mirror finish at the bottom. Unlike many popular models that tend to have hidden speaker, this model would please the old timers with the speakers fitted visibly enough to the bottom. The black stand for this TV is good enough but as the screen is relatively smaller, you can always get it mounted to the wall. This 40 inches LCD HDTV can fit into any mid sized room and make everyone get the best deal of watching their favorite movie or music video. Being user friendly, KDL-V5100 line up brings in a smaller much less complicated remote control and menu system that can be used by even a novice or your aging parents. Also the parental controls help you block the channels you don’t want your kids to be watching. You get options like Picture adjustment, sound adjustment etc. which are very easy to operate and store your favorite setting without much trouble. The favorites bar allows you to shift to your USB devices or media streaming devices with just a single click.
Sony KDL-40V5100 Features and Specifications Review:
- Built-in HDTV tuner
- 40″ screen measured diagonally from corner to corner
- 1080p display
- 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
- BRAVIA Engine 2 full digital video processor
- Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE)
- Motionflow 120Hz technology
- LightSensor technology
- 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
- 3D digital comb filter
- SRS TruSurround XT
Sony KDL-40V5100 brings in 4 different aspect ratio selections that are known as Full Pixel. This setting would help you stream content from 1080i and 1080p content sources to provide good image clarity without making it look out of place and unfitting to the LCD HDTV. Even this model is equipped with selective features like the advanced contrast enhancer (ACE), Motionflow 120Hz technology and LightSensor technology to provide ultimate viewing experience with real time image processing with proper contrast ratio, less of jitters and good broadcast of fast action sequences, and no matter what kind of lighting you have for your room, you get good picture quality.
With the eco features in the menu, you can choose the backlit intensity and also the energy star certification ensures that you do not have to pay higher electricity bills even when you play your TV for long hours.
HDTVUniverse.com gives Sony KDL-40V5100 4/5 stars!