Sony Bravia KDL-40CX520 TV reviews and prices: 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen

104 customer reviews

This TV is a good all rounder.

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8.7 out of 10 based on 104 reviews.
Sony Bravia KDL-40CX520 with 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen, 4 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description
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alexander, London Film and documentary lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It is a good Tv and the internet facillity is Brilliant as i am a Film buff and there is plenty of Film choices on there. The 4 Hdmi connections are just Fab for my Ps3, xbox360, Freesat recorder, Laptop. You can record on a external Hdd as it has Pvr Function. You got 2 Usb connections-1 out and 1 in for you Photos.

Bad points:
It's 50Hrz only
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jan 2012

mike, London Multi-purpose viewer

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Excellent TV
Bad points:
No use as an internet TV if you want to view films on Netflix
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Feb 2012

Maureen, Lincolnshire Occasional TV watcher

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Picture quality is good
Bad points:
I do not like the loud sound that comes on when the TV is first switched on
I have to yet to get to know how to operate the features like the internet ect
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Nov 2011

John, Essex Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Inadequate instructions for using the WiFi feature on the TV. I had to return to the Sony Store with a series of questions to be able to use the WiFi fully.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Jan 2012

David, Film and documentary lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Cystal clear pictures and sound. Good design with great features.
Bad points:
AVI produced no audio except through HIMD.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Feb 2013

Zoe, Weymouth Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Internet Video. iPlayer particularly is very good.
Facebook widget.
Record to USB is very good.
Bad points:
No divx/avi playback over DLNA.
Hardly any bass on sound playback.
Menu is a bit crowded and things are duplicated (ie qriocity).
Hardly any widgets.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Jan 2012

Simon, Alfreton Film and documentary lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Simple, great quality and feature rich, brilliant TV with Android and iPhone control, smart features, couldnt be happier.
Bad points:
Takes a while to start up (10 seconds)
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Jun 2012

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 40
Type of screen LCD
3D No
HD TV HD Ready
HD TV Full HD 1080p
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of HDMI ports 4
Connections Ethernet
Connections HDMI
Smart TV Yes
Frequency (Hz) 50
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Reflection angle 178
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 192
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Energy efficiency C
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 12.9
Release date 2011-04-27

Also known as: Sony KDL-40CX520, Sony KDL40CX520B, Sony KDL40CX520BU, Sony KDL40CX520

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