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Sony Has Good TV Reviews
Sony is one of the superior TV brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Sony also has good ratings for its mid-size TVs.
The Sony KDL-40EX650 is Smart TV. Most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-40EX650 are not Smart TV.
Has a WiFi Connection
The Sony KDL-40EX650 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-40EX650 do not have a WiFi connection.
Two SCART Ports
The KDL-40EX650 is a two SCART port television.
Four HDMI Ports
The KDL-40EX650 has more HDMI ports than most of the mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-40EX650. Most of the mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-40EX650 only have between one and three HDMI ports, however this television has four HDMI ports.
Two Composite Video in Ports
The Sony KDL-40EX650 has more composite video in ports than most of the TVs of this age and spec. This TV is a two composite video in port TV compared to most of the mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40EX650 which only have one composite video in port.
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Quite High RMS Rated Power
The lowest RMS rated power of similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40EX650 is 2W, the highest is 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W. At 20 Watts, the Sony KDL-40EX650 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.
Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The KDL-40EX650 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this Sony TV. The screen format adjustments 14:9 are also found on this television.
Has One Smart Mode
The Sony KDL-40EX650 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this Sony TV. The smart modes Cinema|Game|Photo|Sports|Standard|Vivid are also found on this television.
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Only Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of this age and spec. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Not 3D Compatible
The Sony KDL-40EX650 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-40EX650 are also not 3D compatible.
Very Slow Refresh Rate
The average refresh rate of mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-40EX650 is 170Hz, and the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz. At only 50 hertz, the KDL-40EX650 has a quite slow refresh rate compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-40EX650.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KDL-40EX650 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-40EX650 also do not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Sony KDL-40EX650 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-40EX650 also do not feature OLED technology.
Only Digital Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.
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Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when Sony released the KDL-40EX650.
With a thickness of 60 millimeters, the KDL-40EX650 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-40EX650.
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustment
Full HD Display
Horizontal Viewing Angle
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-C, DVB, DVB-T
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL B, PAL BG, PAL, PAL D, PAL DK, PAL, PAL I, PAL, PAL L, PAL, PAL M, SECAM
Smart TV Features
Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Pulse
RMS Rated Power
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
PC in Port
Ethernet LAN Connection
Picture and Picture
Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), ENG, FRE, POR, RUS, THA
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