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Sony KDL40EX523BU 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Edge LED Internet TV with Freeview HD [Energy Class A]

by Sony
37 customer reviews

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  • 40" Screen
  • Freeview HD
  • Edge LED
  • X-Reality
  • Internet Video
  • Skype
  • Built in Wi-Fi
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Important Information

Energy efficiency class
A

On-mode power consumption
65 Watts

Energy consumption
95 Kilowatt Hours per year, based on the power consumption of the television operating 4 hours per day for 365 days. The actual energy consumption will depend on how the television is used.

Visible screen diagonal
40" / 102 cm

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 94.3 x 4.2 x 58.6 cm ; 14 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 19 Kg
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: KDL40EX523BU
  • ASIN: B00504DW5Q
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 May 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,593 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Energy efficiency class:

A

On-mode power consumption:

65 Watts

Energy consumption:

95 kWh per year, based on the power consumption of the television operating 4 hours per day for 365 days. The actual energy consumption will depend on how the television is used.

Visible screen diagonal:

40 " / 101.6 cm

Amazon.co.uk Review

Edge LED
In televisions with Edge LED backlighting, the TV picture is illuminated by white LEDs which are arranged along the top and bottom edge of the liquid crystal display panel. A special guide plate then directs the light so that it shines out through the screen. Because there are no LEDs directly behind the screen, Edge LED televisions are incredibly thin and lightweight.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

64 of 64 people found the following review helpful By cooger on 31 July 2011
Size: 40 - inch
I'm no expert in the latest and greatest electronic equipment really I just want a good telly with a bit of future proofing behind it so the search for this final selection was somewhat bewildering but very very happy with my final choice.

LED - worth the extra £100 or so, picture is much better than my old LCD screen and the screen is fantastically slim.

Wireless dongle - a little frustrated at having to buy this separately at £60, really can't see why it wouldn't be built in. Also it occupies the only USB port so if you are going to connect anything else via USB on a regular basis this would be a pain

Set up was beautifully easily I just let the auto set up do it's thing.

Internet connection - This is the future! linked into love film and streaming video direct with virtually no interuptions works like a dream. I've got a lot of experimenting still to do with the other internet functions but very happy so far.

4* not 5* because remote control is not as easy to use for navigating through menu's as I would like and also doesn't have the same quality feel as the screen itself. Secondly all the internet widgets and functions are limited, I hope they will expand in the future but at the moment I just feel it could do more.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Sam on 31 July 2011
Size: 46 - inch Verified Purchase
This TV delivers everything that it promises, except the build in wi fi described by Amazon. If you read the tv description in depth it would show that it doesn't have a build in WI FI but I made my purchase only reading the headline of the technical specification (As I had to compare many sets before deciding on which one to go for).

The USB ports are built in a very clever way (side ways), which makes it possible to mount on the wall while on the same time create a WI FI access if you purchase a WI FI dongle (but that is extra expense you had to take on board while making your sums).

The picture quality is superb specially on the HD channels (it comes with few HD channels without any extra subscription, namely BBC one, ITV1, Channel 4, and BBC).

Internet service is GREAT, you catch up with iPlayer (bbc), Channel5, but as usual ITV and 4OD (channel four) are yet to offer their services for internet tv. You also get internet browser so you can view emails or browse any site basically, but it wouldn't play built in videos on the various sites. However, it has among the many other great internet services a youtube browser which will play very smoothly (see product details for a list of the internet services, they are loads, or you can ask me if you like and I will check it for you).
I haven't experienced any problem with viewing the dark scenes on the dark which I heard about a lot in other tv sets so I am very pleased about that, as I feel maybe the price tag is not just for the name.

However one small (hopefully teething) problem, is that when I connected my home theater (bought the promotion that comes with this one (Sony BDVE370.CEK 5.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Annette Curtain on 30 Mar. 2012
Size: 32 - inch
We decided to get rid of our old fashioned MONSTER telly because people were laughing at it! Not sure it was a good decision overall ...

Good bits:
* Sleek and slim TV takes up hardly any space at all in our front room.
* The internet widget (had to pay extra for the dongle) works well so we can watch clips on YouTube or watch /listen to TV/radio programmes on BBC iPlayer.
* I've positioned it so there are no cables or wires visible, so it's clutter free.
* It was very easy to set up.

Not so good bits:
* It cost a LOT for what it is (when you factor in the dongle and wall bracket).
* The picture is OK ... if you sit directly in front of it, but stray more than a few degrees either side and it looks very washed out. (Yes I've tried altering all the settings and even using a THX DVD to calibrate the display, and it does look good head-on, but the whole family can't sit in the same seat to watch!)
* The sound is absolutely dreadful. It's a joke. Seriously. It's like listening to a toy speaker in a tin. (Yes, you can buy external speakers, but that will add to the cost and also the cables and wires).
* The iPlayer / YouTube function is such hard work to operate - typing in words to search is very cumbersome and sooo frustratingly slow - then you have to start all over again if you make a mistake! AAAGGGHHH!
* I downloaded the android app to operate the TV from my phone, thinking it might be easier to operate (eg by enabling you to use the keyboard). No, don't bother. It's purely a gimmick to try to entice those who've got smartphones to buy the product. It kind of works, but what a faff.
* I downloaded the firmware update in order to switch off the annoying beep when you turn the TV on ...
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By mclauchlan89 on 22 July 2011
Size: 40 - inch Verified Purchase
Have had this TV just over a week now, and can vouch that for the normal home user this is great TV with a fantastic plethora of features.

PRO'S:

The internet video/streaming functions are superb. Relatively easy to navigate, straightforward and took less than a minute to auto-connect to my wired internet. Was able to stream latest Top Gear episodes in HD from BBC iPlayer on the BBC HD section. If you have a 'Love Film.com' account (or like me you got the free 3 months inc with the TV) then there's a whole library of films waiting for you on there, at just the touch of the button.

Aesthetically, the TV is gorgeous. It's not much thicker than 3cm, and trust me - if you're looking instead for one thats a few milimetres thinner, it really doesnt make any difference. At these minute thicknesses, anything around 3cm is super slim. The stand is easy to attatch, and is very discrete. The gun-metal effect bevel along the bottom front edge looks stunning too. If it's class you're after, then the EX523 certainly isn't lacking.

Sound is good. Can say I really use or could reccomend using the built in speakers. Lets be frank here, if youre spending this much on a television, you should really have a 5.1 Surround sound too. Having said this, the built-in speakers can certainly turn it up when you want to fill the room.

Plenty of ports. Theres more HDMI's than I can think of uses for. There's also a good selection of other ports too, but one thing to be mindful of is that the majority of the ports are all rear-facing, which menas any cables you plug in will stick straight out the back of the TV.
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