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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all televisions Sony is one of the better rated manufacturers.
Supports Smart TV Features
The KDL-40EX650 supports smart TV features, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec do not support smart TV features.
Has a WiFi Connection
Unlike most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-40EX650 which do not have a WiFi connection, the Sony KDL-40EX650 has a WiFi connection.
Two SCART Ports
The KDL-40EX650 has more SCART ports than most of the televisions that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-40EX650. This TV is a two SCART port TV compared to most of the mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago which only have one SCART port.
Two Composite Video in Ports
The KDL-40EX650 has more composite video in ports than most of the televisions of a similar age and spec to the KDL-40EX650. Most of the mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-40EX650 only have one composite video in port, however this television has two composite video in ports.
Four HDMI Ports
Most televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-40EX650 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KDL-40EX650 which has four HDMI ports.
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Has Six Smart Modes
The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-40EX650 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-40EX650. The smart modes "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony television.
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Quite Slow Refresh Rate
When compared to other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-40EX650 that we have assessed, the KDL-40EX650's refresh rate of only 50 hertz is one of the slowest. The refresh rates of comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-40EX650 range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average refresh rate is 180Hz.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-40EX650, the Sony KDL-40EX650 is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40EX650, the Sony KDL-40EX650 does not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports Nine Analog Signal Format Systems
The KDL-40EX650 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL BG, PAL DK, PAL I, PAL L, PAL M and SECAM are also supported by this television.
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Only Analog Tuner
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years, the KDL-40EX650 does not feature OLED technology.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The KDL-40EX650 has a relatively typical thickness (60 millimeters) compared to most of the other televisions of this age and spec.
High Frequency Rate
LED Backlighting Type
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
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
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Ports & Interfaces
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
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid
On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), ENG, FRE, POR, RUS, THA
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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