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Sony KDL-40EX640
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Sony KDL-40EX640

40" Edge-LED Dec 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible LED Backlighting Release Date
Nothing expresses crystal-clear detail like Full HD 1080p picture quality. It's the highest in-home resolution available and takes advantage of the all-out HD glory of broadcast TV, satellite and... More
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Sony BRAVIA KDL40EX640 - CNET Review
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KDL40EX640 - review for the Sony BRAVIA KDL40EX64

14 Reasons For

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

On average Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs built by Sony.

Good Picture Quality

Two people who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this TV on CNET.com “While you'd naturally assume that the more advanced models have better picture quality this isn't alw”.

Nice Design

One Sony KDL-40EX640 owner who bought it concluded that it was a good design. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this TV “The design is attractive and the menu system is easy to use”.

Good Technical Features

One Sony KDL-40EX640 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good features.

Easy to Use

One Sony KDL-40EX640 reviewer who bought the product considered that it was easy to use.

Good Product Quality

One person who bought the Sony KDL-40EX640 reckoned that it was good quality. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-40EX640 on expert website CNET.com “Sony's EX640 series is one of the better deals from the company, with decent picture quality and features for the price”.

3D Compatible

The Sony KDL-40EX640 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-40EX640 which are not 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other televisions that were launched more than two years ago which do not support smart TV features, the KDL-40EX640 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-40EX640 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-40EX640 do not have a WiFi connection.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The KDL-40EX640 is a two composite video in port TV. Most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as the KDL-40EX640 only have one composite video in port.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The KDL-40EX640 is a four HDMI port television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40EX640 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Two Audio in Ports

The KDL-40EX640 is a two audio in port television.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The KDL-40EX640 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as it. This Sony television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This Sony television received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from CNET.com. TV experts aren't convinced by this TV.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-40EX640 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Three TV Bands

The Sony KDL-40EX640 has a greater number of TV bands than most TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV supports an UHF TV band, which is the most commonly supported TV band supported by similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-40EX640. The TV bands "CATV" and "VHF" are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-40EX640 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40EX640 also do not feature OLED technology.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40EX640

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This television was released over three years ago.

Average Thickness

The KDL-40EX640 has a pretty average thickness (60 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-40EX640.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
LED Backlighting
Comb Filter
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
TV Band
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
Networking
Management Features
Performance
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
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Width
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Packaging Width
Packaging Content

Expert Reviews

(1)
4 September 2012

Sony's EX640 series is one of the better deals from the company, with decent picture quality and features for the price...

The relatively affordable Sony E 640 offers deep-enough black levels for the money and commendable color saturation
The design is attractive and the menu system is easy to use
We detected a couple of uniformity issues, black areas can look blue under lights, and shadow detail isn't up there with the better TVs
The wireless dongle takes up a USB port
The SEN portion of the Smart TV interface is so slow that it's kind of a w

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Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl40ex640
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