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Sony Bravia KDL-40EX703 review

Amazingly well-specified 40" LCD TV with Freeview HD

Our Verdict

For

  • Natural colours
  • Features galore
  • Freeview HD tuner
  • LED backlight
  • XMB interface

Against

  • Patchy motion handling
  • Average black levels
  • Some audio distortion at high volumes
  • Relatively pricey

Freeview HD, LED backlighting, and internet widgets have gone from being pipe dreams to mainstream in no time at all, but few sets have combined all three to such seductive effect as the Sony KDL-40EX703.

The elegant 40-inch set manages to combine just about every must-have specification you can think of and wraps it all up in an elegantly sophisticated styling, but still manages to keep the price on the right side of reasonable.

And if you can find any major corners that have been cut in order to make this possible, then we'd like to hear about them.

Decked out in glossy black and trimmed with an eye-catching brushed-metal strip running underneath the screen, this Bravia-branded set sits in the middle of the Japanese giant's current line up and is an exciting demonstration of the spec and performance to which a mass-market television can aspire.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG2), DVB-T (MPEG2)
Video Signal StandardHD Ready 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product FamilyBRAVIA EX703
Brand NameSony
Screen Size101.6 cm (40")
Aspect Ratio16:9
EthernetYes
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)17.80 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard300 x 300
Operating Power Consumption79 W
Standby Power Consumption190 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand655 mm
Width with Stand985 mm
Depth with Stand280 mm
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height623 mm
Width985 mm
Depth64 mm
ColourBlack
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Product SeriesEX703
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesPicture in Picture, Picture and Picture (PAP), Child Lock, Sleep Timer, Auto Program, Channel Labeling, Teletext
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelKDL-40EX703
Product NameBRAVIA KDL-40EX703 40" LED-LCD TV
Product LineBRAVIA
Manufacturer Part NumberKDL40EX703U
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

The super-slim EX703 is the ideal TV to have around the home. Stunning TV pictures give an amazing Full HD experience. Clutter-free design fits any space effortlessly. Online entertainment will amuse you for hours. Enjoy top performance and save on energy bills too.

Package Contents
  • BRAVIA KDL-40EX703 LED-LCD TV
  • AC Cable
  • Operating Instructions
  • Remote Control
  • Table Top Stand
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)14.90 kg