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Sony - BRAVIA / 40" Class / 1080p / 60Hz / LCD HDTV
Model: KDL-40S5100

2009 Price Range - About $800

This flat-panel LCD HDTV features Advanced Contrast Enhancer technology for lush, vibrant colors and LightSensor technology for adjusting the backlight according to the brightness of the ambient light.

What's Included

* Sony BRAVIA / 40" Class / 1080p / 60Hz / LCD HDTV
* Tabletop stand, 4 screws
* Remote RM-YD028
* AC power cord, 2 AA batteries
* Owner's manual

Product Features

* Built-in HDTV tuner
Add HD-capable antenna to receive over-the-air high-definition broadcasts, where available. Optional set-top box required for high-definition cable or satellite TV programming.
* 40" screen measured diagonally from corner to corner
* 1080p display Provides the highest quality progressive-scan picture possible for a high-definition source.
* 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio With CineMotion reverse 3:2 pulldown technology and 24p True Cinema mode delivers accurate reproduction of film-based sources for a cinema-style entertainment experience.
* BRAVIA Engine 2 full digital video processor Reduces video noise, improves color and sharpens the overall image detail.
* Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) Uses real-time image processing to adjust the contrast ratio. * 60Hz refresh rate Eliminates image flicker for a clear, detailed picture.
* LightSensor technology Monitors ambient room lighting conditions and adjusts the backlit intensity accordingly.
* 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
* 3D digital comb filter Brings out fine picture detail and enhances color purity.
* 20W speaker system with SRS TruSurround XT Along with Dolby Digital and SteadySound automatic volume control delivers a lush soundscape.
* Ultraslim (3-3/4" deep) design and VESA compatible Ideal for wall mounting (with optional mounting kit, not included).
* 3 HDMI inputs Provide an uncompressed all-digital audio/video link for the highest-quality connection and they support copy-protected HD broadcast content.
* PC video input Lets you connect your computer to experience high-resolution images.

* Inputs
Include 5 analog audio (2 side, 3 rear), 2 component video (rear), 2 composite video (1 side, 1 rear), 3 HDMI (2 side, 1 rear), 1 PC (side), 1 RF (rear) and 1 S-video (side).

* Outputs
Include 1 audio (rear) and 1 optical digital (rear).

* V-Chip parental controls Let you block programming above a set rating to keep children from being exposed to undesirable material.
* BRAVIA Sync technology Allows access and control of multiple BRAVIA Sync-compatible components with single-button operation.
* ENERGY STAR qualified Assures a high standard of energy efficiency.
* Additional handy features Include favorites menu, multiple language display (English, French and Spanish), channel labeling, on-screen clock, on/off timer, sleep timer and auto shut-off.



# Warranty Terms - Parts 1 year limited
# Warranty Terms - Labor 1 year limited
# Product Height 26-7/8" with stand (25-1/8" without)
# Product Width 38-7/8"
# Product Weight 40.8 lbs. with stand (37.1 lbs. without)
# Product Depth 10-3/4" with stand (3-3/4" without)
# TV Type LCD Flat-Panel
# Screen Size Class 40"
# Screen Size 40"
# Aspect Ratio 16:9
# Display Type Flat-panel LCD
# Built-In_DVR - No
# Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
# Vertical Resolution 1080p
# Contrast Ratio 30,000:1
# Comb Filter 3D digital
# Media Card Slot - No
# USB Port - Yes
# HDMI Inputs 3
# DVI Inputs - No
# S-Video Inputs 1
# Component Video Inputs 2
# Composite Inputs 2
# PC Inputs 1
# RF Antenna Input 1
# Audio Outputs 1
# Watts/Channel 10
# Speakers 2
# Simulated Surround - Yes
# Sound Leveler - Yes
# Language Options English, French, Spanish
# V-Chip - Yes
# Sleep/Alarm Timer - Yes
# Channel Labeling - Yes
# Remote Control Type Standard
# ENERGY STAR Qualified - Yes
# Screen Refresh Rate 60Hz


Where to buy Sony HDTVs:

• Best Buy Stores
• Target Stores
• Sears Stores

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Customer Reviews and Ratings

80% of buyers would recommend this product to a friend. Generally buyers agree the video is excellent while the audio is lacking unless you use a audio home theater system.

Great Picture when watching in HD
Setup was easy. We watched a Blu-Ray disc action movie. Couldn't believe the sharp, clear picture. Motion flow in the action scenes was flawless. Satelite TV picture was excellent. Upgraded to HD satelite, picture is outstanding. I did a lot of research and read a lot of reviews before deciding on this TV. I made a good choice.
Would you recommend this product to a friend?: Yes

The color stands out and my PS3 looks great. The tv looks great and the connections for all my devices were super easy. The picture looks great, but the speakers do lack a little punch, but that is what you have a theatre system for.
Would you recommend this product to a friend?: Yes

Great Picture, Bad Sound. Picture is bright and clear, lots of customization. Sound is bad.
I would give this TV a higher rating if it weren't for the sound. Quite disappointing given how beautiful the picture looks. If you always run your tv through a theater system, no problems. But if you like to watch the TV with just the tv speakers you will notice tons of audio distortion that isn't evident on many of the other Sony hdtv models. Also, I'm not a big fan of having most of the inputs on the side of the tv. This tv has 3 HDMI ports on the side, with only 1 in back. While it's a little easier to hook up temporary things, many other hdmi devices you leave plugged in all the time. You see the wires sticking out the side of your tv if you don't tie them back. The 120Hz refresh rate of this tv doesn't make much difference over the 60Hz version, either.
Would you recommend this product to a friend?: No

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