Sony KDL-40HX853 TV reviews and prices: 40" Full HD 1080p LED screen

125 customer reviews

+ This TV scores high on image quality. - It scores poorly on sound quality.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 125 reviews.
Sony KDL-40HX853 with 40" Full HD 1080p LED screen, 4 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description

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william, weedon Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
the stand is no good i got a sony soundbar i wood like a stand for the t v left up high not the one cum with the t v
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 3.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jan 2013

peter, northallerton Film and documentary lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
every thing no faults at all superb design
Bad points:
none at the moment
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: 20 Jan 2013

michael, Chania Crete Greece Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great picture from any angle
Bad points:
sound could be better
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Jun 2013

Greg, Aberdeen Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
ease of use, easy integration w/ home network, picture quality, menu system is easy to navigate, attractive design
Bad points:
TV will not play iTunes music purchased in US. Ripped discs do fine. What is with that?

Not integrated well w/ Sony soundbar - purchased soundbar with TV and set it on console in front of TV. Bar obscures 3D signal - signal should come from top of TV, or Sony should design a small stand for TV to elevate it above soundbar.

Integration of Sony remotes is not well documented - 1 for TV, 1 for soundbar, and 1 for multisystem Blue Ray all overlap. Need something pushed from Sony on making remote management simpler.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Apr 2013

theresa, New milton Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Great pic and does not dazzle unlike some if the other brands we looked at
Both dad and I are hard of hearing certain tones but have had no problem with this tv and no need for a sound bar
Bad points:
Lack of instructions when setting up especially if going wireless and no wps button on router.tokk nearly 2 hours to to after three attempts.yet my dads was done in less than 15 mins.did not help although button on my bt router bt announced it was not enabled
Also trying to go on demand is not an easy option
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Feb 2013

Mac, Chester Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Build and picture quality.
Bad points:
Sound quality is not as expected from a Sony product plus the angle the sound bar mounts the TV is unnecessary, I have taken the angle out with wedges to improve the appearance without any loss to the picture quality.
Experience loss of HD picture (pixelated) when an SD card is installed. Have reported to Sony support without any sensible suggestions to cure.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Feb 2013

Colin, Huntingdon Film and documentary lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The picture is brilliant
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Feb 2013

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 40
Type of screen LED
3D Yes
HD TV HD Ready
HD TV Full HD 1080p
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of scart ports 1
Connections Wireless
Connections HDMI
Connections Ethernet
Frequency (Hz) 800
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 1920
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 19.2
Release date 2012-03-12

Also known as: Sony KDL40HX853BU, KDL40HX853, Sony BRAVIA KDL-40HX853BU

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Manufacturer's Description

Feel closer to what you see than ever before

102cm / 40", Full HD 3D TV with Dynamic Edge LED, X-Reality PRO, built-in Wi-Fi® and Sony Internet TV

  • Life-like picture quality and immersive Full HD 3D
  • Wi-Fi® for easy access to catch-up TV, movies & apps
  • Integrated sound system and 6 degree angle

Real picture and elegant design
More than 50 years of TV innovation to combine the most real and life like picture with the most elegant design. You will enjoy an authentic picture quality with a TV designed to look beautiful switched ‘on’ or ‘off’.

Lose yourself in sharp picture & details
X Reality PRO brings a picture to life by naturally enhancing the details in whatever you’re watching. Whether it’s internet video, your favourite TV show or the latest 3D movie, it will sharpen & add texture to create the most real picture you have ever seen on a TV screen.

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.

Elegant design
Crafted from the finest quality materials and engineered to the highest quality standards the HX85 series seemlessly integrates sound with vision. Best picture quality sits on top of an innovative slim line sound system that adds another dimension to your viewing experience.

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.


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