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Sony KDL-40NX713 review

Sony's 40" network TV range aims to be all things to all viewers

Our Verdict

For

  • Wonderful HD clarity
  • Beautiful design
  • Freeview HD tuner
  • Wide viewing angle

Against

  • Uneven LED backlight
  • Poor network media support
  • Separate 3D sync transmitter
  • 3D crosstalk
  • Redundant Yahoo Widgets

Step up from Sony's mainstream EX TV range and you'll find the first of its 3D designer models. The NX Network sets combine advanced multimedia capability with premium picture performance and Sony's trademark Monolithic Design.

NX models come in a variety of sizes, from 32- to 55-inch; confusingly, there are no fewer than four 40-inch models (the NX803, 703, 503 and the 713 reviewed here) on offer. All you need to know is that this is the one to aim for, because it alone has Dynamic Edge LED backlighting (as opposed to regular edge LED) and MotionFlow 100 Pro processing.

Anyone who's been shortlisting a new flatscreen recently will know that there's no shortage of LED TVs available, but not all are created equal. The LED iteration here is prefixed Dynamic because it offers a semblance of local dimming. Sony, rather inventively, says that it offers "GigaContrast" for the whitest whites and blackest blacks as a result.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyBRAVIA NX713
3D Type3D Ready
Brand NameSony
Screen Size101.6 cm (40")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Wireless LANYes
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)19.80 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard300 x 300
Operating Power Consumption142 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
RMS Output Power26 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand612 mm
Width with Stand944 mm
Depth with Stand245 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height582 mm
Width944 mm
Depth32 mm
ColourBlack Pearl
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Surround Sound
Product SeriesNX713
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesSleep Timer, Picture in Picture, Picture and Picture (PAP), Teletext, Favorite Channel Selection, Auto Program, Channel Labeling
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelKDL-40NX713
Product NameBRAVIA KDL-40NX713 LED-LCD TV
Product LineBRAVIA
Manufacturer Part NumberKDL-40NX713
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Slim build, beautiful looks and hugely entertaining - what more do you want from a TV? This BRAVIA with Dynamic Edge LED technology makes a real impression, whether it's transforming your living space or opening up a world of 3D home entertainment.

Package Contents
  • BRAVIA KDL-40NX713 LED-LCD TV
  • AC Cable
  • Operating Instructions
  • Table-Top Stand
  • Remote Commander
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty5 Year
Weight (Approximate)16.10 kg