Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX640 40" LED TV

1920x1080, 120 Hz, HDTV, LED Backlight - MPN: KDL40EX640
Product Details
Description
Watch movies in crystal clear quality when you purchase the Sony KDL40EX640 40-inch Class LED HDTV. The Sony KDL40EX640 40-inch Class LED HDTV displays your high-definition content at 1080p, providing you with detail for your pictures. It is equipped with Motionflow XR 240 technology that enables it to display fast motion in crystal clear quality. HDMI and USB ports are available for streaming videos from your various devices. It is also Wi-Fi ready, enabling you to stream online content for countless hours of entertainment.
Quick Glance
Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p
Digital Tuner ATSC
Audio Video Connectors HDMI Yes, VGA Yes, Component Video Yes, Composite Video Yes, Digital Audio Yes
Display Type LED-LCD TV w/ Edge LED Backlight
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Included Network Card Ethernet
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Green Compliance ENERGY STAR 5.3
User Reviews
Feeling disappointed after my EX620
2 Star Review   By loge on Sony - Official Store - Aug 22, 2013   

This TV is a definite downgrade, not an upgrade as compared to my EX620. The EX-620 was so much more better in functions, i.e. picture setup and management, x-reality engine, crisper panel. I just feel cheated and I wanted another Sony after my EX620 was damaged. Sony just basically killed this TV as compared the functionality of the EX620. Sony wouldn't even offer any help in getting the EX 620 repaired. It was less than a month old. They offered me a 15% discount on another TV. Where is all of the functions and settings. Where is my Android remote app or side view app? It is supposed to be available to all Sony Smart TV's built after 2011, false advertisement. Where is my ability, to broadcast the TV DLNA. These are just simple functions, that should have been included. It just feels like Sony has abandoned everything about there TV's like they did PSP's and other things. The 2013 model lineup looks even much more stripped out. Sony has forgotten that people are willing to pay for quality, not lower standards, to compete with Samjunk and others. It just cannot even begin to compare as I had stated, in any part except HD picture.

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Nice TV but one audio "gotcha" got me
3 Star Review   By KenD99 on Sony - Official Store - Apr 12, 2013   

The TV meets my expectations for picture quality and internet connectivity, but I can't say that it really exceeds them, so I would have given it 4 stars, but because of the the problem with its audio output, it gets 3 stars. I'm using the TV's optical (toslink) output to connect to my stereo receiver since I prefer good stereo sound to the clutter of 5 or more speakers in a typical home theater configuration. Unfortunately, the TV toslink to stereo receiver configuration does not work for all sound sources, especially Dolby 5.1 streamed by Netflix and Amazon. Videos with HE-AAC sound work OK, but those with Dolby 5.1 sound are silent. There are various workarounds (I've consulted both Sony and Amazon Instant Video support), but the problem could have been avoided if Sony had simply included a "downmix to stereo" feature , as is commonly found on Blu-ray players, for the TV's optical output. This deficiency probably won't affect many people, but it did affect me.

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5 Star Review   By DanC on Sony - Official Store - Mar 31, 2013   

The picture and color is great, and the Clear Resolution Enhancer & Digital Noise Reduction improves non high def sources from streaming or over-the-air. It does a good job with quick moving action such as sports (for example, basketball or tennis) The case design is good - the bezel has a matte stipple pattern, not a glossy black I often see in other brands. It also has a narrow silver stripe on the edge. The screen is not glossy so it avoids reflections. The network streaming works well -- including Netflix, DLNA from my own network file server or PC. Overall, it is good in that it simplifies common settings and tasks for most people with easy to use settings. If you want to configure detailed settings, that is possible, but those are available and do not clutter the basic interface. Most of the default settings do the right thing, so out of the box, you can get it working for most TV viewing. The Bravia Link for connecting with Sony HDMI devices works great with another Sony Blu-Ray player. It does the right thing, so that when I turn off the Blu-Ray player, the TV automatically switches to TV mode. The remote keys are similar between the TV and Blu-Ray so if you press the navigation keys on the TV remote, it controls the Blu-Ray player properly, so I avoid switching remotes. Although picture quality is key, having a good remote and interface goes a long way to improving the experience. But getting a good universal remote may be best if you have many devices. The Scene Select modes for sports, movies is a great way to avoid fiddling with settigs and is accessible via one button from the remote and seems to make the right choices. There is web browser built-in, but it is best for just simple browsing. I recommend a real PC for serious viewing and you can connect a PC to this device if needed Note: 1) For DLNA streaming, devices such as a 2013 Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Disc Player can display more file formats, so if you have less popular media formats, that's a better way to go. For plain MP4, MP3, etc. then this TV is sufficient. 2) The user interface does not use the Sony XrossMediaBar (XMB) found in PS3, PSP or the S5100 Blu-Ray player. For just TV watching, the built in UI is simpler since you do not get distracted with Photo, Video menu choices and you can focus on TV related tasks. Practically, if I want to look at the many streaming or DLNA file choices, I tend to use the Sony S5100 Blu-Ray player. The device is more up-to-date in its ability to stream more file formats and is a better DLNA client device (TV is a DLNA Renderer. Blu-Ray is Renderer and Player). I believe some of the other Sony TVs do use XMB, which will give you consistency in the interface, if desired.

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BraVADA 40
1 Star Review   By Johnbbad on Sony - Official Store - Nov 23, 2012   

Bought this Bravada tv paying over $1500.00 for it after researching thinking I got the best that there was to buy. Now it does not work after only 2.5 years. Called a service tech costing me $80.00 to have it estimated at another $500.00 to have it fixed. I have bought cheaper model tvs and they are still working after nearly 30 years. I did NOT get my moneys worth. This tv was only used my myself no children in this household or other adults. Really disappointed in the SONY brand.

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Internet Access to read Text Only
1 Star Review   By TheSquirrel on Sony - Official Store - Jun 8, 2012   

I was looking forward to having a Sony HD Internet access TV but I am very disappointed since I am limited to text only. I cannot check my email since it won't load fully, I cannot watch any small videos such as a news clip on the internet since I get a message stating I need Adobe Flash player and I cannot download it to watch videos unless it is through a preloaded app which many are for a fee. The only way I can watch any news clips or the like is if I set up my laptop to this Internet TV. I ask myself why would someone need a TV like this if I have to use my laptop hooked-up to it to view news clips. This is suppose to have internet access. There is not much you can do on the Internet unless you just want to read everything minus any clips. I sure hope there is going to be a download put out by Sony to enable viewing of internet clips directly from the TV. The older model was able to do such things.

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Internet Access to read Text Only
1 Star Review   By TheSquirrel on Adorama - Jun 8, 2012   

I was looking forward to having a Sony HD Internet access TV but I am very disappointed since I am limited to text only. I cannot check my email since it won't load fully, I cannot watch any small videos such as a news clip on the internet since I get a m

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My best TV.
4 Star Review   By N2646 on Sony - Official Store - Apr 28, 2012   

Sony has produced a great television. However a computer key for accessing the internet would be good for people with vision problems.

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Great TV with 1 fatal flaw
2 Star Review   By ASingh on Sony - Official Store - Apr 17, 2012   

I bought this TV to replace my old LCD from '05 that, although it was an LCD, was still a bit heavy to wall-mount. I went to best buy expecting to buy a samsung, but the sony just seemed to have better picture quality for $100 cheaper, and it was just as sleek and slim. Unfortunately, when I unboxed the TV, I discovered that (aside from 1 HDMI and 1 RCA connection on the side), all connections come straight out of the back of the TV. WHY, SONY?? it doesn't make any sense to make a slim tv, obviously meant for wall-mounting, then put all the connections on the back so that you need 2-3 inches of clearance for the plugs. it kind of defeats the purpose of getting such a slim tv. although i love the quality of the picture, it's going back and getting replaced by a tv with a better thought design. if you're not wall mounting the TV, then sure it's a great set. but if you want a sleek wall mounted set, then look elsewhere.

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perfect for the family room
5 Star Review   By jjawacs on Sony - Official Store - Apr 14, 2012   

Replaced my 2000 36" (200lbs) trinitron...had directTV installed WOW...couldn't be happier...just hope it last 10+ year like the 36"er

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Sony Still the One and Only
5 Star Review   By Steve1963 on Sony - Official Store - Apr 11, 2012   

I have an old Trinitron still works. I bought this to replace a 36" SDTV. I never realized how great a movie could look in HD. Glad I chose this Sony!

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Product Details
Description
Watch movies in crystal clear quality when you purchase the Sony KDL40EX640 40-inch Class LED HDTV. The Sony KDL40EX640 40-inch Class LED HDTV displays your high-definition content at 1080p, providing you with detail for your pictures. It is equipped with Motionflow XR 240 technology that enables it to display fast motion in crystal clear quality. HDMI and USB ports are available for streaming videos from your various devices. It is also Wi-Fi ready, enabling you to stream online content for countless hours of entertainment.
Quick Glance
Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p
Digital Tuner ATSC
Audio Video Connectors HDMI Yes, VGA Yes, Component Video Yes, Composite Video Yes, Digital Audio Yes
Display Type LED-LCD TV w/ Edge LED Backlight
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Included Network Card Ethernet
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Green Compliance ENERGY STAR 5.3
Summary
Product Title Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX640 40" LED TV
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 3.5 | 13 Reviews
Display Panel
Diagonal Screen Size: 40 in
Interface
Interface Connection: USB Yes, Ethernet Yes
Other Features
VESA Mount: 300 x 300
Physical Specifications
Depth Without Stand: 2.4 in
Height: 24.09 in
Width: 37.05 in
Depth: 9.09 in
Weight: 25.40 lbs
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
User Reviews
Feeling disappointed after my EX620
2 Star Review   By loge on Sony - Official Store - Aug 22, 2013   

This TV is a definite downgrade, not an upgrade as compared to my EX620. The EX-620 was so much more better in functions, i.e. picture setup and management, x-reality engine, crisper panel. I just feel cheated and I wanted another Sony after my EX620 was damaged. Sony just basically killed this TV as compared the functionality of the EX620. Sony wouldn't even offer any help in getting the EX 620 repaired. It was less than a month old. They offered me a 15% discount on another TV. Where is all of the functions and settings. Where is my Android remote app or side view app? It is supposed to be available to all Sony Smart TV's built after 2011, false advertisement. Where is my ability, to broadcast the TV DLNA. These are just simple functions, that should have been included. It just feels like Sony has abandoned everything about there TV's like they did PSP's and other things. The 2013 model lineup looks even much more stripped out. Sony has forgotten that people are willing to pay for quality, not lower standards, to compete with Samjunk and others. It just cannot even begin to compare as I had stated, in any part except HD picture.

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Nice TV but one audio "gotcha" got me
3 Star Review   By KenD99 on Sony - Official Store - Apr 12, 2013   

The TV meets my expectations for picture quality and internet connectivity, but I can't say that it really exceeds them, so I would have given it 4 stars, but because of the the problem with its audio output, it gets 3 stars. I'm using the TV's optical (toslink) output to connect to my stereo receiver since I prefer good stereo sound to the clutter of 5 or more speakers in a typical home theater configuration. Unfortunately, the TV toslink to stereo receiver configuration does not work for all sound sources, especially Dolby 5.1 streamed by Netflix and Amazon. Videos with HE-AAC sound work OK, but those with Dolby 5.1 sound are silent. There are various workarounds (I've consulted both Sony and Amazon Instant Video support), but the problem could have been avoided if Sony had simply included a "downmix to stereo" feature , as is commonly found on Blu-ray players, for the TV's optical output. This deficiency probably won't affect many people, but it did affect me.

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5 Star Review   By DanC on Sony - Official Store - Mar 31, 2013   

The picture and color is great, and the Clear Resolution Enhancer & Digital Noise Reduction improves non high def sources from streaming or over-the-air. It does a good job with quick moving action such as sports (for example, basketball or tennis) The case design is good - the bezel has a matte stipple pattern, not a glossy black I often see in other brands. It also has a narrow silver stripe on the edge. The screen is not glossy so it avoids reflections. The network streaming works well -- including Netflix, DLNA from my own network file server or PC. Overall, it is good in that it simplifies common settings and tasks for most people with easy to use settings. If you want to configure detailed settings, that is possible, but those are available and do not clutter the basic interface. Most of the default settings do the right thing, so out of the box, you can get it working for most TV viewing. The Bravia Link for connecting with Sony HDMI devices works great with another Sony Blu-Ray player. It does the right thing, so that when I turn off the Blu-Ray player, the TV automatically switches to TV mode. The remote keys are similar between the TV and Blu-Ray so if you press the navigation keys on the TV remote, it controls the Blu-Ray player properly, so I avoid switching remotes. Although picture quality is key, having a good remote and interface goes a long way to improving the experience. But getting a good universal remote may be best if you have many devices. The Scene Select modes for sports, movies is a great way to avoid fiddling with settigs and is accessible via one button from the remote and seems to make the right choices. There is web browser built-in, but it is best for just simple browsing. I recommend a real PC for serious viewing and you can connect a PC to this device if needed Note: 1) For DLNA streaming, devices such as a 2013 Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Disc Player can display more file formats, so if you have less popular media formats, that's a better way to go. For plain MP4, MP3, etc. then this TV is sufficient. 2) The user interface does not use the Sony XrossMediaBar (XMB) found in PS3, PSP or the S5100 Blu-Ray player. For just TV watching, the built in UI is simpler since you do not get distracted with Photo, Video menu choices and you can focus on TV related tasks. Practically, if I want to look at the many streaming or DLNA file choices, I tend to use the Sony S5100 Blu-Ray player. The device is more up-to-date in its ability to stream more file formats and is a better DLNA client device (TV is a DLNA Renderer. Blu-Ray is Renderer and Player). I believe some of the other Sony TVs do use XMB, which will give you consistency in the interface, if desired.

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BraVADA 40
1 Star Review   By Johnbbad on Sony - Official Store - Nov 23, 2012   

Bought this Bravada tv paying over $1500.00 for it after researching thinking I got the best that there was to buy. Now it does not work after only 2.5 years. Called a service tech costing me $80.00 to have it estimated at another $500.00 to have it fixed. I have bought cheaper model tvs and they are still working after nearly 30 years. I did NOT get my moneys worth. This tv was only used my myself no children in this household or other adults. Really disappointed in the SONY brand.

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Internet Access to read Text Only
1 Star Review   By TheSquirrel on Sony - Official Store - Jun 8, 2012   

I was looking forward to having a Sony HD Internet access TV but I am very disappointed since I am limited to text only. I cannot check my email since it won't load fully, I cannot watch any small videos such as a news clip on the internet since I get a message stating I need Adobe Flash player and I cannot download it to watch videos unless it is through a preloaded app which many are for a fee. The only way I can watch any news clips or the like is if I set up my laptop to this Internet TV. I ask myself why would someone need a TV like this if I have to use my laptop hooked-up to it to view news clips. This is suppose to have internet access. There is not much you can do on the Internet unless you just want to read everything minus any clips. I sure hope there is going to be a download put out by Sony to enable viewing of internet clips directly from the TV. The older model was able to do such things.

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Internet Access to read Text Only
1 Star Review   By TheSquirrel on Adorama - Jun 8, 2012   

I was looking forward to having a Sony HD Internet access TV but I am very disappointed since I am limited to text only. I cannot check my email since it won't load fully, I cannot watch any small videos such as a news clip on the internet since I get a m

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My best TV.
4 Star Review   By N2646 on Sony - Official Store - Apr 28, 2012   

Sony has produced a great television. However a computer key for accessing the internet would be good for people with vision problems.

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Great TV with 1 fatal flaw
2 Star Review   By ASingh on Sony - Official Store - Apr 17, 2012   

I bought this TV to replace my old LCD from '05 that, although it was an LCD, was still a bit heavy to wall-mount. I went to best buy expecting to buy a samsung, but the sony just seemed to have better picture quality for $100 cheaper, and it was just as sleek and slim. Unfortunately, when I unboxed the TV, I discovered that (aside from 1 HDMI and 1 RCA connection on the side), all connections come straight out of the back of the TV. WHY, SONY?? it doesn't make any sense to make a slim tv, obviously meant for wall-mounting, then put all the connections on the back so that you need 2-3 inches of clearance for the plugs. it kind of defeats the purpose of getting such a slim tv. although i love the quality of the picture, it's going back and getting replaced by a tv with a better thought design. if you're not wall mounting the TV, then sure it's a great set. but if you want a sleek wall mounted set, then look elsewhere.

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perfect for the family room
5 Star Review   By jjawacs on Sony - Official Store - Apr 14, 2012   

Replaced my 2000 36" (200lbs) trinitron...had directTV installed WOW...couldn't be happier...just hope it last 10+ year like the 36"er

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Sony Still the One and Only
5 Star Review   By Steve1963 on Sony - Official Store - Apr 11, 2012   

I have an old Trinitron still works. I bought this to replace a 36" SDTV. I never realized how great a movie could look in HD. Glad I chose this Sony!

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Great TV
5 Star Review   By Bogy415 on Sony - Official Store - Apr 3, 2012   

Great Picture and sound works perfectly with the net.

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Perfect TV
5 Star Review   By MB420Sel on Sony - Official Store - Mar 28, 2012   

The picture, and sound is perfect with this TV, the surround sound is crisp, sounds great.. Blacks are Black, Reds Are reds.. This is the best LED TV I have ever owned.. Pricey.. but well worth it!

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Great Sony Technology
5 Star Review   By specs on Sony - Official Store - Mar 26, 2012   

Overall very pleased with our Sony TV, I recommend a sound bar.

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