A new 40 inch LED TV
The team at Sony has brought a new LCD TV on markets everywhere, namely the Sony Bravia KDL40EX620. Despite its high price, manufacturers claim that their latest device “offers brilliant Full HD (1080p) picture quality, with LED backlighting for superb contrast and an ultra-slim design.” Is this true? We analyzed the TV and here is what we think about it.
First of all, the product looks appealing and has an aura of distinction around it. The Sony Bravia KDL40EX620 comes in black and is a sleek device. The front ships with silver trim and a slim silver strip along it and the usual black border surrounds the screen. Below the right side of the display sit an IR receiver and three small indicator lights; the Power, menu, volume, channel and source-select buttons are placed on the right side of the panel. Included in the box were a silver pedestal on which we could easily place the 1.7″ x 37.2″ x 23.1″ and 11.2kg gadget.
Edge LED Backlight
When we tested the KDL40EX620 TV for this review we found we could also mount the TV on a wall thanks to an optional wall-mount bracket. The device also features a remote control which isn’t backlit; moreover, although it doesn’t come with input-selection keys, it felt very comfortable to hold. The screen on this gadget is a 40″ 16:9 with full HD one; the resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and it delivers great image quality thanks to a technology called Edge LED Backlight: everything looks sharp and crisp, even when playing a game or watching a fast-action movie. The Motionflow 120 technology allowed for both clarity and smooth motion detail by doing the following: it doubled the frame rate from 60 frames per second after which it applied Image Blur Reduction technology.
The sensor used by the Sony KDL40EX620 was a Presence one and it saved a lot of energy whenever we weren’t in the room thanks to its ability to scan the room and detect our movement; when there was no one around, the feature automatically turned off the picture leaving only the sound on. And, after more time passed and there was still no one around, the device turned itself off. Another nice feature was the X-Reality engine. This one analyzed every scene of whatever we were watching while we were watching and enhanced the image quality with great detail and sharpness.
In the overall performance department, this LED TV did well. It started 2-3 times faster than its predecessors and had a very easy to use menu; we could quickly navigate or adjust picture settings while watching a video, a sports competition and much more.
Wi-Fi and Skype ready
In terms of connectivity and Internet streaming, the device is Wi-Fi and Skype ready, offers Internet streaming and widgets, DLNA streaming and is compatible with Bravia Sync devices such as Blu-ray Disc players, Bravia HDTVs, Cyber-shot digital still cameras and the like. Music, photos and much more can be listened to and shared by connecting an USB-enabled MP3 player or a digital camera directly to the TV’s USB input. This model also sports a HTML browser and is Wireless LAN ready. The audio quality was also good thanks to the gadget’s many audio features. Some of them: Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Pulse, S-Force Front Surround 3D, Cinema/Sports/Music/Game surround effects, Invisible Speaker (w/ Sound Elevation) and many more.
To sum it up the article, the latest Sony BRAVIA KDL40EX620 is certainly worth a buy and is a good choice if you need a LED TV.