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Sony BRAVIA KDL40HX800 40-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D-Ready LED HDTV Review

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sony BRAVIA KDL40HX800 40-Inch 1080p 240  Hz 3D-Ready LED HDTV, Black


Superior image quality with the experience Sony BRAVIA HX800 Series (model KDL40HX800) LCD HDTV with 3D technology. Enjoy incredible contrast with the Dynamic Edge LED backlight, the most brilliant, crisp images and fluid motion and crisp for as long as your Internet connection and transmit the widest variety of online entertainment. Add the sender Sync Sony and enjoy 3D movies, sports and video games in full 1080p HD quality personal content or convert 2D images to 3D at the touch of a button on the remote control.

All BRAVIA 3D are supported by a growing variety of 3D content, including the latest Hollywood movies on Blu-ray 3D, sports, music, natural history and entertainment 3D new cable channels and satellite, including 3D games such as HD, and MotorStorm Pacific Rift on PlayStation 3. Enjoy the incredible contrasts and sharp images and brilliant LED-backlit Edge to see in detail the dynamic movement to adjust the action scenes with fast 240Hz Motion flow PRO. Edge LED backlit HDTV is also more environmentally friendly because they consume less power than conventional LCD TVs and do not contain mercury. Deep Black Panel technology also offers an incredible contrast and reflections to a minimum. Finally, the BRAVIA Engine video processor produces more than life as an image of high contrast and color. [...]

Sony BRAVIA KDL40HX800 Features

  • 40-inch Dynamic Edge LED-backlit HDTV with Full HD 1080p resolution; ready for you to enjoy 3D movies, sports and videogames with optional accessories
  • Motionflow 240Hz technology for smoothest motion in fast action sports and games; BRAVIA Engine 3 fully digital video processor
  • Wi-Fi ready (with optional dongle); access to BRAVIA Internet video; USB port for photos, music and video playback
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI, 2 component, 2 composite, 1 PC, 1 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 optical digital audio output
  • Includes removable stand; measures 37.5 x 24.25 x 9.8 inches with stand

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: KDL40HX800
  • Display Technology: LED-lit
  • Display Size: 40 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Weight: 39.6 pounds

Key Spec

  • Screen size: 40 inches
  • CineMotion Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology: Yes
  • 24p True Cinema Technology: Yes
  • 3D Comb Filter: Yes
  • TV Guide On-Screen: Yes
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • Live Color Technology: Yes
  • Auto Picture Setting w/ HDMI: Cinema, Sport, Music, Photo, Graphics, Game
  • Speakers: 2x 10W (20 watts of total power)
  • 5.1 Channel Audio Out: Yes
  • Dolby: Dolby Digital
  • USB Application(s) : Photo Viewer (jpeg), Photo Viewer (RAW), Music Player (mp3), Video Player (AVCHD), Video Player (AVC), Video Player (MPEG4)
  • Tuners: ATSC, NTSC, Clear QAM
  • VESA wall mounting pattern: 300 x 300
  • Warranty: 1 year labor and parts
  • Energy Star compliant: Yes


  • HDMI: 4 (2 side, 2 rear; HDMI PC input capability)
  • Component: 2 (1 side, 1 rear)
  • Composite A/V: 2 (1 side, 1 rear shared with component)
  • Ethernet: 1
  • RF: 1 (rear)
  • USB 2.0: 1 (side)
  • PC input (15-pin, D-Sub): 1 (side)
  • Analog audio inputs: 3 (2 side, 1 rear)
  • Digital audio output: 1 optical

Sony Bravia 40 Inch HX800 Series Specifications

Sony BRAVIA KDL40HX800 Cnet Review

What could be the next?
I am very surprised by the quality of this TV, I started to think that Sony could not visibly improve the product. I had to buy a 40" as well as problems in the mobile industry, we built a new gallery. The result of compressing an image and a 1080p 240Hz refresh rate on a 40-inch display provides only an attention to detail, contrast and depth of nearly three dimensions (of a signal in two dimensions), which is beyond what I had imagined. Because our new gallery and wiring for internet and cable are not completed, I have not tried Internet TV or 3D real. I saw the 3D capabilities of this set in the house of my son who has the television itself, which is only 46". The 3D image is amazing, and this shows the different levels of depth that I expected, levels of depth seem to have a distinguishing number, instead of a gradual transition from close range.

I think the 3D effects are strongly dependent on the quality of the original source of the material in 3D, and if the photograph was to be as realistic as possible, or was struck by the sensationalism of 3D. I'm not convinced that the photographers of cinema, directors or producers have begun to master the new features that 3D has made available. In addition, there are a lot of 3D hardware available yet. However, I am completely satisfied with the sense of the depth of more than one combination of 1080p and 240Hz refresh rate. Also, do not expect the best sound quality of this set. The sound is just OK and should be connected to a good sound system 5.1 or better understand the sounds that support this.

However, the sound can be set to clear the box if you do not need the explosive low-frequency shaking the house, the sound is almost necessary to get the full impact of the soundtrack and adventure movies. In short, this TV is so good that the weaknesses are minor compared to the whole. Although this unit can be priced on the high side of the other on the market, the extra cost is more than worth it, in my opinion. I am reasonably sure that anyone who buys this set will agree. If you think otherwise, I would be curious to know why.

excellent 3D TV though pricey
I have had this  LED TV for three months ... purchased on the basis reviews of others .. through social media. I am very satisfied. The TV works perfectly with the Internet (you must purchase the USB Wi-Fi for about $70) and cable. I added a sound system, Sony CT150 with it and it does enhance experience and makes life easier as all that is, the Blue-Ray player and TV set-top box connected to it.

I can say that I'm not a big fan of television in 3-D, but this TV is inherent to the sophisticated chips that eliminates distortion and the delay of sound and movement so it's worth the extra cost for the best experience in 2D .. These glasses are a big pain and expensive.

The structure is very intuitive and easy. The swivel mount is well done. All screws are inserted in the holes properly and there are enough of them. Installation requires strength of mind, why not tell you that the television will automatically install the software to run properly updated Netflix, Pandora, etc., but only if you turn off the TV just a few and the Internet to keep him on standby. So If you are pretty frustrated that things do not work, it turns off (goes into standby mode) and back in ten minutes ... everything is fixed.