Tour & Design
The front of the KDL-40V5100 has only the LED status lights, a speaker in a long strip at the very bottom, and the Sony and Bravia logos. The bezel is glossy but not so much as to be distracting.
The front of the KDL-40V5100
The back of the KDL-40V5100 has the bulk of the ports.
The back of the KDL-40V5100
The right side of the KDL-40V5100 has control buttons for power, channel up/down, etc. The left side features the easy-access ports - these could not be photographed due to the KDL-40V5100's placement next to other display units on a high shelf.
The right side of the KDL-40V5100
The KDL-40V5100 has a stand in a matte black that the sides of the unit. We had limited access to the KDL-40V5100 and the stand was locked and would not swivel, though it provided solid support to the KDL-40V5100 without much wobble.
The KDL-40V5100's stand
Clearly showing its Sony genes, the KDL-40V5100 has clean, stylish lines with a glossy bezel that manages to not be too distracting even under bright lights. The LED status lights are fairly unobtrusive as well. Overall, the KDL-40V5100 will complement your media room without drawing attention from any other aspect of your decor.