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Sony KDL40EX520

76

Overall Score

Sony KDL40EX520

$615.00
Sony KDL-40EX520
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A fully featured and very economical to run 40" Full HD television, but representing only moderate value for money
40" Full HD No No May 2011 A
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Sony KDL-40EX520 Review

With low running costs and excellent features, we have ranked the Sony KDL-40EX520 number 440 across all TVs.
68
Value for Money
Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Running Costs
$71 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
This TV has running costs of $71 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 4,388 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
It has some great features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
3D comb filter
Has a child lock
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Sony KDL-40EX520 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $615.00 it is more expensive than 53% of TVs.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The KDL-40EX520 is typical compared to the other 4,388 TVs that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-40EX520 is $71.

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Features

Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all televisions is 46", with the smallest being 13" and the largest being 110". The display diagonal of the KDL-40EX520 of only 40" is smaller than 68% of all televisions when sorted by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KDL-40EX520 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KDL-40EX520 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that 75% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-40EX520 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of televisions.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-40EX520 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 78% of televisions which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Very Slow High Frequency Rate

The Sony KDL-40EX520's high frequency rate of only 50Hz is slower than 89% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The average high frequency rate of all televisions is 250Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most frequently found comb filter on televisions.

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Has a Child Lock

The KDL-40EX520 has a child lock, which is unusual. 88% of televisions do not have a child lock.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KDL-40EX520 supports Picture-in-Picture. 78% of televisions do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The KDL-40EX520 has a PC in (D-Sub) port. 71% of TVs do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony kdl40ex520

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00638346935054, 04905524736670, 05055760709866

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