Sony KDL-40EX400 LCD HDTV Review

If you’re looking for a simple TV that doesn’t need all the networking bells and whistles, you’ve got a winner here.

$899.00 MSRP 40 in.


The Sony KDL-40EX400 ($599 MSRP) is an inexpensive LCD TV. Eschewing fancy LED backlighting for older CCFL technology, the TV nevertheless managed to impress us with great contrast and color performance. It lacks some bells and whistles that you'd find on more expensive Sonys, like streaming content and DLNA support, but you get what you pay for.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Sony Bravia KDL-40NX700 Comparison
  14. Samsung LN40C630 Comparison
  15. Sharp Aquos LC-40LE700UN Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs