Sony Bravia KDL40EX620


A new 40 inch LED TV from Sony

The team at Sony has brought a new LCD TV on markets everywhere, namely the Sony Bravia KDL40EX620. Despite its high price, manufacturers claim that their latest device “offers brilliant Full HD (1080p) picture quality, with LED backlighting for superb contrast and an ultra-slim design.” Is this true? We tested the TV and here is what we think about it.

Interesting design

First of all, the product looks appealing and has an aura of distinction around it. The Sony Bravia KDL40EX620 comes in black and is a sleek device. The front ships with silver trim and a slim silver strip along it and the usual black border surrounds the screen. Below the right side of the display sit an IR receiver and three small indicator lights; the Power, menu, volume, channel and source-select buttons are placed on the right side of the panel. Included in the box were a silver pedestal on which we could easily place the 1.7″ x 37.2″ x 23.1″ and 11.2kg gadget. Sony-Bravia-KDL40EX620

Edge LED Backlight

When we tested the KDL40EX620 TV for this review we found we could also mount the TV on a wall thanks to an optional wall-mount bracket. The device also features a remote control which isn’t backlit; moreover, although it doesn’t come with input-selection keys, it felt very comfortable to hold. The screen on this gadget is a 40″ 16:9 with full HD one; the resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and it delivers great image quality thanks to a technology called Edge LED Backlight: everything looks sharp and crisp, even when playing a game or watching a fast-action movie. The Motionflow 120 technology allowed for both clarity and smooth motion detail by doing the following: it doubled the frame rate from 60 frames per second after which it applied Image Blur Reduction technology.

Presence sensor

The sensor used by the Sony KDL40EX620 was a Presence one and it saved a lot of energy whenever we weren’t in the room thanks to its ability to scan the room and detect our movement; when there was no one around, the feature automatically turned off the picture leaving only the sound on. And, after more time passed and there was still no one around, the device turned itself off. Another nice feature was the X-Reality engine. This one analyzed every scene of whatever we were watching while we were watching and enhanced the image quality with great detail and sharpness.
In the overall performance department, this KDL40EX620 LED TV did well. It started 2-3 times faster than its predecessors and had a very easy to use menu; we could quickly navigate or adjust picture settings while watching a video, a sports competition and much more.

Wi-Fi and Skype ready

In terms of connectivity and Internet streaming, the device is Wi-Fi and Skype ready, offers Internet streaming and widgets, DLNA streaming and is compatible with Bravia Sync devices such as Blu-ray Disc players, Bravia HDTVs, Cyber-shot digital still cameras and the like. Music, photos and much more can be listened to and shared by connecting an USB-enabled MP3 player or a digital camera directly to the TV’s USB input. The Sony Bravia KDL40EX620 also sports a HTML browser and is Wireless LAN ready. The audio quality was also good thanks to the gadget’s many audio features. Some of them: Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Pulse, S-Force Front Surround 3D, Cinema/Sports/Music/Game surround effects, Invisible Speaker (w/ Sound Elevation) and many more.

Review conclusion

To sum it up the test performed for this review, the latest Sony BRAVIA KDL40EX620 is certainly worth a buy and is a good choice if you need a LED TV.

Technical specifications

# Screen Size
40 inches
# Display Technology
# Backlight Type
LED emission side
# Aspect ratio
# Native resolution
1920 x 1080
# Method of displaying 1080p
Full HD
# Response Time
Not applicable
# Refresh Rate
120 Hz
# Dynamic Contrast Ratio
# Static Contrast Ratio
# Video Processor
# Processor Panel
Not applicable
# Inversion of self no 3:2 picture frames
# Improved color
Live Colour technology
# Viewing Angle
178 ° / 178 °
# Brightness
Not applicable
# TV Tuner
# Picture in Picture function
# Game Mode
# Sports mode
# Cinema Mode
# Other modes
Vivid, photo, graphics and animation
# Ready for ISF calibration
Not applicable
# Audio
# Sound enhancement
# Automatic volume correction
# Speakers
# Configuring speakers
# Power output speaker
10 W + 10 W
# I / O
4 (1 side, 3 rear)
# Component video inputs
1 (rear hybrid)
# S-video inputs
Not applicable
# AV inputs (composite)
2 (1 rear, 1 hybrid)
# Coaxial Cable (RF)
1 rear
# Inputs IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
# Optical digital audio output
1 rear
# Audio outputs for stereo
2 rear
# Headphone jack
1 (on the side, hybrid audio output)
# VGA for PC
# PC Audio Inputs
1 D Sub (lateral)
# Port USB Media
2 – side
# Ethernet Port
1 rear
# Wi-Fi
# Certified DLNA
# Other inputs / outputs
PC input HDMI
# Memory card slots
# Convenience
# Replay Photo
# Replay Music
# Replay movie
# Integrated Content library
# Remote control
# Subtitling
# Labeling channels
# Recall last channel
# Language Options
English, French, Spanish
# Family Safety
# Integrated Programming Guide
# Wake-up timer / standby
# Video Input Labeling
# Feeder
# Typical consumption
110 W
# Standby power consumption
0.20 W / W 0.30
# Automatic shutdown
# Energy saver mode
# Cote Energy Star
# Physical Characteristics
# Color box
# Base support
# Wall Mount
# Features Wall Mount
# Width with stand
25.0 cm
# Height with stand
61.6 cm
# Depth with stand
94.3 cm
# Weight with stand
14.4 kg
# Width without stand
4.2 cm
# Height without stand
58.6 cm
# Depth without stand
94.3 cm
# Weight without stand
11.2 kg