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Sony KDL-40S5100 LCD HDTV Review

40 in.

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Conclusion

Conclusion
The Sony KDL-40S5100 is a good television, especially at the price of $800. We were particularly impressed by the excellent black level and contrast ratio. Color performance was also above average. There are some compromises that were made, however. The worst of these is the poor motion performance, which produced significant motion blur and artifacts. The viewing angle is also poor. These are the types of compromises you'd expect on most entry-level televisions, however, and on the whole we think the positives outweight the benefits. If you're looking to spend about $800 on an HDTV you can do a lot worse than the Sony KDL-40S5100.

 

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Compare the Sony KDL-40S5100 to other HDTVs
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Samsung LN40B650 40 inches Vizio SV471XVT 47 inches JVC LT-42P300 42 inches
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Sections

  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. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Samsung LN40B650
  14. Vs Vizio SV471XVT
  15. Vs JVC LT42P300
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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