Pros

  • Surround sound has a lot of depth
  • Surround sound has a lot of depth
  • Cool remote with power button on back
  • Cool remote with power button on back

Cons

  • Menus take up the entire screen
  • Menus take up the entire screen
  • Colors are a little off and require tweaking
  • Colors are a little off and require tweaking

At A Glance

The Sony 40HX800 is expensive, but the picture quality and surround sound are good enough that $1700 doesn't seem outrageous.

Manufacturer’s Description

Enjoy full HD 1080p picture quality, premium contrast and energy-savings with the sleek and slim dynamic edge LED backlit BRAVIA KDL40HX800 LCD TV. Add optional 3D transmitter and glasses and bring latest full HD 3D experience into your home. Featuring powerful motion performance technology including Motionflow 240Hz Pro for incredible motion performance so you enjoy crisp, fluid motion during fast-action scenes.

The Specs

Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
VGA Yes
Number of HDMI Ports 4
Composite Video Yes
Component Video Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 40.00 "
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Backlight Technology Edge LED
Digital Tuner ATSC
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
UPC Code 027242784772
Manufacturer Part Number KDL40HX800
Brand Name Sony
Product Name BRAVIA KDL40HX800 40" LED-LCD TV
Marketing Information

Enjoy full HD 1080p picture quality, premium contrast and energy-savings with the sleek and slim dynamic edge LED backlit BRAVIA KDL40HX800 LCD TV. Add optional 3D transmitter and glasses and bring latest full HD 3D experience into your home. Featuring powerful motion performance technology including Motionflow 240Hz Pro for incredible motion performance so you enjoy crisp, fluid motion during fast-action scenes.

Product Model KDL-40HX800
Product Type LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.sony.com
Product Line BRAVIA
Product Series HX800
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • BRAVIA KDL40HX800 LED-LCD TV
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • AC Power Cord
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty Card
  • 8 x Screws for Pedestal & Neck
Features Channel Labeling, Picture in Picture, Auto-off, Closed Caption, Favorite Channel Selection
DLNA Certified Yes
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Ethernet Technology Ethernet
Ethernet Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 22.9"
Width 37.5"
Depth 2.9"
Weight (Approximate) 497.44 oz
VESA Mount Standard 300 x 300
Height with Stand 24.13"
Width with Stand 37.48"
Depth with Stand 9.84"
Weight with Stand (Approximate) 36.16 lb
Video
Analog Tuner NTSC
Video Signal Standard HDTV 1080p
Standard Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Enhanced Refresh Rate 240 Hz
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Comb Filter 3D Y/C
Scan Format 1080p
Sound
Sound System Dolby Digital, Surround Sound
Built-in Devices
Speakers Yes
Power Description
Operating Power Consumption 132 W
Technical Information
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178°
Vertical Viewing Angle 178°

Performance

Lab Tests 2D
Brightness and Contrast Rating Very Good
Brightness and Contrast Score 3.8
Color Quality Rating Very Good
Color Quality Score 3.6
Detail Rating Good
Detail Score 3.4
Motion Rating Very Good
Motion Score 3.8
Power Usage
Green Rating Very Good
Green score 90.0
Power off 0.0   watts
Power on 78.0   watts