Sony Bravia KDLV40A12 TV reviews and prices: 40" HD Ready LCD screen

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This TV is a good all rounder.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 4 reviews.
Sony Bravia KDLV40A12 with 40" HD Ready LCD screen, and Freeview. See full product description

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Customer reviews of Sony Bravia KDLV40A12

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David, Buckingham

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Picture quality is superb. Depth of colour is great
Bad points:
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Nov 2005

Dan, The North

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I'd heard bad things about standard definition broadcasts being poor on LCD TVs. The Sony v40 bucks this trend, and depending on what channel you're watching (I use Sky only, can't get freeview) produces pictures that are sometimes superb, but occasionally poor. Most of the time though they're more than good enough (and I'm very picky). Hook up a good dvd player via component and the bar is raised again as the picture can be 576 progressive scan. Hook up an xbox 360 via component and WOW - 720 progressive scan pic for games is superb. Response time is also good for such a big set, with very minimal ghosting.
Once normal tv is broadcast in high definition if you buy this set you will be laughing.
Bad points:
Lack of connections. Sony cut down for the European version for some ridiculous reason. Can't believe there's only one component input. Doesn't bother me too much though as I now have a good AV amp with several. The next model will have more apparently ie several component, 2 HDMI and probably a VGA too.
Apart from that though, no bad points.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Feb 2006

Raymond, Glasgow

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Stylish design, great picture and host of connection options.
Bad points:
None worth mentioning
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Feb 2006

Howard, Cardiff

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture quality, looks good and blends in with decor.
Bad points:
Cannot use with Hi-Fi system as audio output doesn't work. (Probably fault during manufacture.) Manual vague when describing adding peripherals, hard to work out what exactly connects to where. Remote controller only works within 5 metres of TV.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 3.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Dec 2005

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 40
Type of screen LCD
3D No
HD TV HD Ready
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of scart ports 3
Connections HDMI
Smart TV No
Frequency (Hz) 50
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Reflection angle 170
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 1366
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 768
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Release date 2005-09-01

Also known as: SONY KDLV40A12, Sony Bravia KDL-V 40 A 12

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