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Sony KDL-40EX640
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Sony KDL-40EX640

40" Edge-LED Dec 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type 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

15 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony is one of the better rated TV brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Sony also has good ratings for its mid-size TVs.

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

Unlike most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-40EX640 which are not 3D compatible, the Sony KDL-40EX640 is 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-40EX640 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 similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago do not have a WiFi connection.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The Sony KDL-40EX640 is a two composite video in port television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for 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

Most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40EX640 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the Sony KDL-40EX640 which has four HDMI ports.

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Two Audio in Ports

The KDL-40EX640 is a two audio in port TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40EX640 have between one and three audio in ports.

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3D Comb Filter

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

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

two USB 2.0 ports

Most televisions that were launched around the same time as the KDL-40EX640 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the KDL-40EX640 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The KDL-40EX640 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most televisions that have been around for more than two years. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by televisions of this spec and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Television expert review site CNET.com scored this Sony TV 60 out of 100. Experts don't rate this TV very highly.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-40EX640 do not have a built-in camera. The Sony KDL-40EX640 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Three TV Bands

The number of TV bands supported by the KDL-40EX640 is more than most televisions of a comparable age and type to it. This Sony TV supports an UHF TV band, which is the most frequently supported TV band supported by televisions of this spec and age. The TV bands "CATV" and "VHF" are also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-40EX640, the KDL-40EX640 does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 16 Watts, the KDL-40EX640 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-40EX640. The average RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40EX640 is 18W, and the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W.

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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 typical of many TVs that are a comparable age to it. 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

It was over three years ago when Sony released the KDL-40EX640.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 60 millimeters, the Sony KDL-40EX640 has a pretty standard thickness compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-40EX640.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Supported TV Bands
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Digital Audio Coaxial Out
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
On Screen Display (OSD)
Auto Power Off
Performance
24p Support
Local Dimming
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
Swivelling
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Manual

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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