Sony Bravia KDL-40V5100 LCD HDTV First Impressions Review

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The KDL-40V5100 is a nice-looking unit that offers ample connectivity options for the home theater.

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Tour & Design

**Front**

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.

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The front of the KDL-40V5100

**Back**

The back of the KDL-40V5100 has the bulk of the ports.

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The back of the KDL-40V5100

**Sides**

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.

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The right side of the KDL-40V5100

**Stand/Mount**

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.

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The KDL-40V5100's stand

**Aesthetics**

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.

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Sections

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

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