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Sony KDL-40W4000
Sony KDL-40W4000
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Sony KDL-40W4000

40" Sep 2013
Display Diagonal Release Date
One industry award
Poor smart TV features
Poor product quality Highly Recommended

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One Industry Award

This TV received a "Highly Recommended" award from review websites who wrote that this medium display diagonal TV was great.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 2,235 expert and owner reviews (including 459 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 89% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Smart TV

Poor Smart TV Features

A few people considered that it was not good for watching Freeview TV. mentioned in their review six years ago “Dodgy Freeview” . also wrote “Poor-quality Freeview channels dont look great”.


Poor Product Quality

Two Sony KDL-40W4000 owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony KDL-40W4000 was not good quality. wrote “Shoddy Freeview picture quality, slight blur on pictures” . also wrote “Sound isnt up to par with the excellent image quality”.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed the Sony KDL-40W4000 concluded that it was easy to handle. said in their review “Vibrant, clear picture, handles 1080p content brilliantly”. One Sony KDL-40W4000 reviewer said in their reviews that it was easy to use.

One person considered that this TV was easy to use the menus.

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Not Robust

One Sony KDL-40W4000 owner wrote in their reviews that it was not well made.

Nice Design

Several customers who bought it considered that it was good looking. wrote “Stylish looks” in their review of the Sony KDL-40W4000. also mentioned “Gorgeous onscreen menus”. One Sony KDL-40W4000 owner who bought it thought it was a good design.

Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One Sony KDL-40W4000 owner who bought the product reckoned that it was a good depth. wrote “Excellent contrast and depth of black”.


Good Sound Quality

One Sony KDL-40W4000 reviewer said that it had good sound quality.


Inferior Picture Quality

A number of people concluded that it did not have good picture quality.

Good High Def TV

A number of people who reviewed the Sony KDL-40W4000 considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. said in their review “Full HD pictures, powerful speakers”. also said “Sharp, detailed, punchy HD picture”.

40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 40" televisions currently available including because of their better review scores, the UE40F7000AT[pl_1494094_price], or the UE40ES5500[pl_1360183_price] both from Samsung or the LOEWE CONNECT ID 40 DR+ 90 Y[plb_1347235_price].

If this television display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the 42LB5800[pl_2250530_price] (41.9" and higher rated), or the 42LB5610[pl_2357718_price] (42" and higher rated) both from LG or the Panasonic TX-42ASW654[plb_2252496_price] (42" and higher rated).

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This television was released in September 2013.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl40w4000e
Barcodes 04905524495898, 04905524495973

Sony KDL-40W4000 Review Sources

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