Sony KDL-40CX523 TV reviews and prices: 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen

459 customer reviews

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8.6 out of 10 based on 459 reviews.
Sony KDL-40CX523 with 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen, 4 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description
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Robert, Canterbury Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Needs a dongle
Doesn't update to extra on demand channels, only get BBC iplayer.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Mar 2013

Darron, Bordon, Hampshire High spec fanatic

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Picture and sound quality are brilliant, plenty of connection points to add external media, easy to stream from a computer
Bad points:
It stated it was Wi-Fi, but you need to buy a dongle for £90 for that to work and unless near to a RJ45 connection the internet is not accessable
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Jul 2012

Ian,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture and good design
Bad points:
Not as easy as my previous Panasonic to navigate settings etc.
Very poor quality remote control
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jun 2012

garry, Derbyshire Sports and games fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
This is great value for money and Fantastic build quality for a budget price TV.
Watching 1080p full had through virgin cable is amazing quality!.
The tv has many features to play around with..including internet and the menus are so easy a child can do it.
Plenty of connectivity with 4 hdmi slots plus other connectors.
Overall an absolute bargain at the price!
Bad points:
Not found any yet
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Jul 2012

Barry, Basingstoke Film and documentary lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent appearance
Bad points:
Buying a dongle for Internet TV was a complete waste of money
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 May 2012

tommy, cramlington Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Slim good firm stand and good picture quality
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 May 2012

Gudimetla, manchester Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
One the best products I've ever bought.
Bad points:
there are no bad points.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Nov 2012

This Sony KDL-40CX523 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 40
Type of screen LCD
3D No
HD TV Full HD 1080p
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of HDMI ports 4
Connections HDMI
Smart TV Yes
Frequency (Hz) 100
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 192
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) No
Headphone Socket No
Release date 2011-04-05

Also known as: Sony KDL40CX523B, Sony CX523, SNY Bravia KDL-40CX523, SONY Bravia KDL-40CX523

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Manufacturer's Description

A new world is waiting for you

If you want high quality Full HD viewing now and the opportunity to stream online entertainment and services in the future, we have the TV for you. Relax and enjoy impressive picture detail knowing there’s a whole new world waiting whenever you’re ready.

Watch in clear, crisp Full HD detail
Watch TV and films in Full HD and see a clear difference in picture quality. Enjoy true-to-life colours and crisp detail with X-Reality. It even improves images from Standard Definition so you can enjoy high quality viewing whatever you choose to watch.

Watch the best of the web from your sofa
Connect to the web and stream Internet videos directly to your TV. Wireless LAN Ready capability means you can simply plug in a USB Wi-Fi® adaptor from Sony and connect without wires too. With more channels being added all the time it’s now even easier to enjoy what you want, when you want.

Let us simplify your home living
Need to make a call during an ad break? Make free video calls on your TV in clear detail with Skype™. Record the show you might miss straight to hard disk via USB. You can even link a smartphone to your TV to instantly find details about the TV programme you’re watching.

Get easy access to free digital HD TV
Enjoy a huge range of free digital TV and radio channels, including HD programmes, with built-in Freeview HD. There’s no subscription or contract and no need for a set-top box or satellite dish. It’s all easily accessible using just one remote control and your external TV aerial.

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