Sony Bravia KDL-40S5100 LCD HDTV First Impressions Review

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The Sony Bravia KDL-40S5100 is at the lower end of Sony's new lineup of Bravia HDTVs.

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Tour & Design

**Front**

The Sony Bravia KDL-40S5100's front is relatively straightforward. The 40-inch display dominates, obviously, and is surrounded by a glossy black bezel. Below the bezel you'll find the speakers and nestled in between are indicator lights and infrared receiver.

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The front of the televisoin sports a glossy black bezel and the speakers below

**Back**

The only features you'll care about on the back are the ports, most of which are located there.

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The back has ports, plenty of ports

**Sides**

On the right side of the Sony Bravia KDL-40S5100 you'll find the on-TV controls. On the opposite side you'll find some side facing ports.

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On the left side you'll find more ports and on the right the on-TV controls

**Stand/Mount**

The television's stand is relatively simple. It felt stable, but does not swivel. It can also be wall mounted if you wish.

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The stand doesn't swivel

**Aesthetics**

The Sony Bravia KDL-40S5100 won't win first prize in a beauty contest, but it has a simple and elegant design that most will appreciate.

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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Performance Features
  3. Connectivity & Media
  4. Controls, Menu & Remote
  5. Conclusion

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