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Sony Bravia KDL40EX503U 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 100Hz LCD Internet TV with Freeview HD

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  • Relax with a premium, yet affordable BRAVIA®® experience
  • Enjoy smooth, detailed, superior picture quality with 100Hz technology
  • Watch subscription free, High Definition TV with Freeview HD built in
  • Access YouTube™ and Catch Up TV with BRAVIA® Internet Video
  • Easily connect to Blu-ray players, PCs, games consoles and more via HDMI, DLNA, USB and BRAVIA® Sync
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Important Information

On-mode power consumption
106 Watts

Visible screen diagonal
40" / 102 cm

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 99.2 x 9.9 x 59.9 cm ; 16 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 20 Kg
  • Item model number: KDL40EX503U
  • ASIN: B003BVI4CQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Mar. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,030 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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200 of 202 people found the following review helpful By Daniel O'DONOGHUE on 12 April 2010
I bought this TV a few days ago and so far have been very pleased with it. The stand was easy to assemble and the TV itself very easy to set up - just follow the on-screen commands, and it is ready within 5 minutes or so. The Freeview HD signal, which is available in my area, tuned in perfectly - and the picture is noticeably better than the standard freeview signal. Shame there aren't a few more freeview HD channels yet but, of course, that isn't Sony's problem.

Overall the picture quality is excellent, with vibrant colours (a bit too much with the standard settings?), good contrast and dark blacks, and the sound very clear for built-in speakers. Controls and menus all fairly intuitive - so no need to look at the manual (which is built-in to the set and accessed via menus).

Connectivity is good: including 4 x HDMIs, 2 SCART, + Ethernet and 1 USB. The one niggle is the lack of an included wi-fi antenna to access Internet content. This requires purchase of a separate Sony Wi Fi dongle (which I haven't done yet) if you don't want to run an ethernet cable from your router. This sort of corner-cutting irritates me - if Sony can, for example, include full wi-fi accessibility in a PSP, why do they have to make this an optional extra in a television costing much more?

Update

I have now fitted the wi fi dongle to the TV. Initially, the internet functionality didn't work very well - the picture would freeze, or a message would pop up saying that the network was down (it wasn't). I figured my old wi fi router might be the problem - so I upgraded this to a good quality "N" router. This did the trick, and the TV streams video from the internet superbly. Using BBC i-player the picture is just as smooth as watching a normal TV programme.
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121 of 124 people found the following review helpful By A. J. Parkes TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 May 2010
I got this TV to replace a 6 year old Samsung 32" for the main TV. I was going for another Samsung, but the new ones appear to only have 1 scart. This is great if you only have 1 item that needs scart, but I have my Sky+ and a DVD/HD recorder, so reluctantly, had to discard the idea of Samsung.

After much deliberation between plasma and lcd, I finally stayed with lcd, as the power consumption was better and the clarity seems to be similar. As I also did not want to keep upgrading, I thought it best to get a TV that was full HD, 100 Hz for smooth scrolling of fast moving images and freeview hd. After much searching and reading reviews, finally settled on this model.

After the initial easy setup for searching the channels with the digital and analog tuners, you can start watching straight away. I must confess that the clarity of the pictures far exceeded my expectations. It could be a natural progression of the technology since my last purchase, but what a difference in detail. Sky seems to be clearer, the normal channels seem more defined and the 3 freeview hd channels are amazing. It depends upon what is being transmitted on the freeview hd, but the nature programs are amazing to see, the detail and clarity is superb. I have played normal DVD's through the scart connection, and again, cannot fault the picture. I was apprehensive as a larger screen means more chance of pixilation, but have not seen it as I though I would. I have connected me xbox via component and the gameplay is just as smooth as to be expected. Ramped the settings on the console to 1080p instead of 720p, and with motion flow on, the gameplay is smooth. To be honest, cannot see that great a difference between 720p and 1080p on gameplay, but it could be the games as not all are 1080p encoded.
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful By K. Young on 6 Aug. 2010
When you get it set up right, it's a great TV. That said, thereare a few points worth making even if they are not faults in the product.

Firstly, if you are going from a 4:3 CRT to this product, make sure you set all your input devices (e.g. freeview box, VCR, DVD, BluRay, etc) to output to widescreen or 16:9 because otherwise Smart mode will do its best with a 4:3 picture, but you will get tons of nasty stretch effects.

Secondly, because its a big TV you tend to be more conscious of mpeg artifacts that occur within the video production process whether that be from live video cameras, video production or, most commonly, introduced during distribution e.g from the internet or via cable or freeview. There is not much you can do about that. As bandwidths increase the problem should lessen over time.

Finally, Internet TV is weak at the moment. There's not much content. Most of it is Pay-Per-View, advertising or specialist stuff geared to the US market. This will improve when Sony and BBC get their acts together on iPlayer, but we are all still waiting on that (assuming the government doesn't slash funding for BBC internet projects). Same with HD content on FreeView. If you are using cable you may need an upgrade to watch HD content.

Now onto the product. I attached the base on my own. I found it tough balancing the TV, the base, a screw and a screwdriver at the same time, so try to get someone to help you when you do this.

The default colours are a bit too red/warm for my taste, but you can adjust it.

I have never much liked the XMB (cross media bar) interface. Its OK, but a bit disorganised.
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