Sony KDL-40EX653 TV reviews and prices: 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen

91 customer reviews

+ This television has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on sound quality.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 91 reviews.
Sony KDL-40EX653 with 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen, 4 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description

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paula, Bexhill Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Clarity of picture.
Bad points:
The hard disk recorder sold alongside the TV is problematical in that it is sometimes impossible to turn it off - the blue light does not stop flashing and it becomes necessary to unplug the set from the mains.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 May 2013

allan, dunfermline Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
difficulty in setting sky remote control. model does not appear on list of products. common problem apparrently according to info on line.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Mar 2013

Mark, Sports and games fan

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Picture quality
Bad points:
Very poor sound quality, considering buying additional speakers
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 3.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Mar 2013

matt, London Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture
Bad points:
Sometimes takes up to 30 seconds to come on depending on different devices being attached.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 4.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Apr 2013

peter, Fleet Occasional TV watcher

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
picture quality and ease of setting up, excellent
Bad points:
sound quality when not in HD format is poor
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 3.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Feb 2013

Joseph, Church Lawton, Cheshire Multi-purpose viewer

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Build quality.
Bad points:
Internet functionality.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 6.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Aug 2013

James, Cirencester Multi-purpose viewer

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture, good design.
Bad points:
Sound requires additional speakers to get the best out of this TV.
We bought a Bluray/speaker system with this TV, as well as a Humax Freetime Box...together none of these were compatible. We had our local centre (where all items were purchased) come and investigate, they initially couldn't help, so replaced all items, including TV. This made no difference. They then happened to hear via another stockist that it is the HDMI cable between the Humax and the TV that confuses the whole system. They removed one pin from this lead, and that seems to have done the trick. I suggest Manufacturers test product whilst linked to the devices that customers are likely to buy. Removing pins from HDMI leads in order for products to operate correctly is absurd.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 3.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Feb 2013

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 40
Type of screen LCD
3D No
HD TV Full HD 1080p
HD TV HD Ready
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of scart ports 1
Connections Wireless
Connections HDMI
Connections Ethernet
Frequency (Hz) 100
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 192
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Energy efficiency A
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 19.2
Release date 2012-04-11

Also known as: Sony KDL40EX653, SONY EX653, Sony 40", Sony 40

TV Buyers Guide  

Manufacturer's Description

102cm / 40", Full HD TV with Edge LED, X-Reality, built-in Wi-Fi® and Sony Internet TV

  • Detailed picture with X-Reality
  • Wi-Fi for easy access to catch-up TV, movies & apps
  • Change the TV viewing angle for the perfect view

A world of entertainment at your finger tips
Start an Internet TV revolution in your home. Discover an exciting new world of on-demand services, catch-up TV, apps and more – all on a clear, highly detailed big picture and slim LED screen. It’s time to take control of your entertainment from the heart of your home.

Sharp picture that brings action to life
Whether you’re watching online TV, a favourite DVD or a home movie, everything gets clearer, sharper and closer to HD with X-Reality. What’s more sports scenes look smoother and less juddery– no matter how fast the pace of the action.

Wirelessly access online entertainment
Use either your TV remote control or mobile device (with voice recognition) to access to the Sony Entertainment Network for streaming HD movies, millions of songs, your favourite TV channels, a web browser and apps like Twitter™, Facebook®, YouTube™, Skype™ and more.

Enjoy a new airy design
This design of the HX75 series combines contrasting materials and seamless edges. You will be amazed by the lightness of this TV with the Easel Stand that you can twist vertically and horizontally to give you the perfect viewing angle.

Energy-saving TV features
Our new LED Frame dimming feature helps to reduce the amount of energy consumed by intelligently adjusting backlight levels to suit the scene. You can enjoy sharp, high contrast TV pictures with low power consumption. You will notice the difference on your bill.

See every detail with Full HD – Get totally immersed in the action with smooth, highly detailed Full High Definition viewing.
Natural colours and clear, detailed pictures – See crisp detail with no degradation or noise, even for Standard Definition pictures, with the X-Reality picture engine.
Edge LED for high picture contrast – Benefit from enhanced colour intensity, high contrast and improved energy efficiency, all within a slim screen design.
See action clearly with Motionflow XR 100Hz – Watch action sequences at the equivalent of 100 frames a second and enjoy a smoother picture with less judder and blur.
Built-in Wi-Fi® to easily connect to the Internet – Stream entertainment from your wireless home network and the Internet without the clutter of cables.
Easily connect to the web on your TV – Stream full-screen movies, music, Internet videos, apps, and access social networks on the Sony Entertainment Network.
Ready for video and voice calls with Skype™ – Add a voice control camera and microphone and make free Skype™ calls to friends and family from the comfort of your sofa.
Surf the web through your TV – Go online to browse text and picture-based Internet pages through your TV.
Use your smartphone as a remote control – Download the Media Remote app and use your iPhone, Android™ phone or tablet as a remote control or mouse for browsing the web.
Connect directly to other Wi-Fi® devices – With a firmware update your TV can connect directly to other Wi-Fi® Direct devices without cables, routers or complicated settings.


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