Sony KDL40EX700


An affordable back-light LED TV

Another time, Sony is the first TV producer able to offer a backlight LED EDGE product, really affordable. This model ultra-fine has captured our attention because it is the only range that does not have glass covering the entire surface of the device. The display of KDL40EX700 is very thin and the brushed aluminum finish is beautiful and well designed. The attention to detail is reflected even in the remote, slightly concave and made of plastic with touch and high quality.

Impressive HD image

Sony-KDL40EX700The HD and its image is very convincing in test, with a very close look to the natural film. We can blame the manufacturer of the disappearance in movie mode presets, forcing us to dig into the market in the advanced options. The contrast is striking. The depth of black is impressive and made it quite natural despite setting warm 2 a bit warmer than usual.

The films are also very fluid in our tests. The display of KDL40EX700 it has only 100 Hz frequency but it is enough for the eye. A little grain remains on the backgrounds, but we can overcome it by turning the filter MPEG – 2 on the position 2. The standard resolution is however far from convincing.

Few images with blur effect…

In for our review we checked the images and we can say that the pictures are blurred and there is sometimes better to entrust the scaling of your movies to your favorite Blu-ray. In video games, we found good response time. There is nothing wrong, and the TV it’s almost perfect.

The connectivity of Sony KDL40EX700 is also very complete, since even find this model on the DLNA network, able to give you the access to a selection of TV channels online, but the choices are questionable material. The audio portion is correct, but below what is found on the famous W5500, produced by the same manufacturer. Too bad that Sony takes the path of Samsung in this domain.

Positive points (pros)

– Very good contrast ratio;
– Impressive HD image in movies;
– Low energy consumption;

Negative points (cons)

– The standard resolution is weak;
Its very average

Technical specifications

Display diagonal size40 inches
ResolutionFull HD 1080p
Contrast100 000:1
Panel technologyLCD / LED
TunerDigital HD
ConnectionsYUV , USB host , 4 HDMI , DLNA