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Sony 40" KDL40BX450 LCD HDTV

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Product Highlights
  • Full HD 1080p Picture Quality
  • 4 HD Inputs
  • 1 USB Input
  • Clear Resolution Enhancer
  • Digital Noise Reduction
  • 5.1 Channel Audio Out
  • Game Mode
  • 24p True Cinema Technology
  • BRAVIA Sync
  • 12W Audio Power Output

The 40" KDL40BX450 LCD HDTV from Sony is a slim, stylish screen that has an integrated NTSC / ATSC / QAM tuner, which receives digital terrestrial, analog cable, and unencrypted digital cable signals alike. With integrated BRAVIA Sync, there's always something to watch.

Fine details and textures appear in whatever you're watching, even in flat areas. Powered by Sony's advanced noise reduction algorithm, this technology boosts image clarity with heightened contrast and depth that you won't find on most televisions.

Watch movies the way they were meant to be seen. Sony's 24p True Cinema technology allows the TV to maintain a movie's original 24 frames per second (fps) rate so it looks less like television and more like it would in the movie theater. Digital noise reduction enhances detail in whatever you're watching with meticulous processing. It even helps clean up video from USB and other PC sources so the picture looks pristine and vivid.

Lastly, operate and control other BRAVIA Sync compatible devices - including BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-ray disc players, surround sound systems, Handycam camcorders and Cyber-shot digital still cameras, all with one remote control.

Full HD 1080p
Nothing expresses crystal-clear detail like full HD 1080p picture quality. It's the highest in-home resolution available and takes advantage of the all-out HD glory of broadcast TV, satellite and other HD sources like your Blu-ray disc player or PlayStation3 entertainment system
Clearly Different
Fine details and textures appear in whatever you're watching, even in flat areas. Powered by Sony's advanced noise reduction algorithm, this technology boosts image clarity with heightened contrast and depth that you won't find on most televisions
USB Input for Your Camera and More
Share your vacation photos instantly on the big screen or listen to your favorite music. Simply connect your compatible digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player or USB storage device directly to your HDTV's USB input. It's a fast and simple way to relive the memories without a hassle
Four HD Inputs
Plug into the action with versatile HD connection options. Four HD inputs include two HDMI® inputs for sources like your HD cable box, home theater system, Blu-ray disc player or PS3™ system, one HD component input and a PC input (HD 15-pin) which lets you use your HDTV as a computer monitor
Picture Settings Made Easy
Now adjusting the picture is as easy as changing the channel. Just make a quick choice among eight preconfigured audio and video settings for a customized fit to what you're watching. Scene Select options include sports, photo, game, cinema and music
Handheld Gaming Goes Gig
Play your PSP system or other handheld gaming consoles (with SD output) on your HDTV with no irritating black borders surrounding the picture. Just select game mode for an ideal fit to your TV screen according to the input. Better yet, Super resolution processing delivers a clear, crisp view in HD size
Against the Grain
Dazzle the whole family with ultra-crisp HD clarity and less grain. Digital noise reduction enhances detail in whatever you're watching with meticulous processing. It even helps clean up video from USB and other PC sources so the picture looks pristine and vivid
Theater-Like Movie Viewing
Watch movies the way they were meant to be seen. Sony's 24p True Cinema technology allows the TV to maintain a movie's original 24 frames per second (fps) rate so it looks less like television and more like it would in the movie theater
One Remote for Multiple Devices
Conveniently operate and control other BRAVIA Sync compatible devices - including BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-ray disc players, surround sound systems, Handycam camcorders and Cyber-shot® digital still cameras, all with one remote control
Audio Features
Audio power output: 6W+6W
Speaker configuration: 2 full range (4 x 10) x 2
Speaker position: Rear facing
5.1 channel audio out: Yes
5.1ch through out (Handycam): Yes
Alternate audio (Digital): Yes
Audio out: Variable / Fixed
Bass booster: Yes
Dolby: Dolby Digital
Invisible speaker: Yes
Sound Mode : Dynamic, Standard, Clear Voice, Custom
SteadySound automatic volume control: Yes
Stereo system: MTS (Auto, SAP)
Surround effect: Cinema, Sports, Music, Game
Video Features
24p True Cinema technology: Yes
3D comb filter: Yes
4:3 Default: Yes
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): Yes
Auto wide: Yes
CineMotion reverse 3:2 pulldown technology: Yes
Clear resolution enhancer: Yes
Digital noise reduction: Yes
Live Color technology: Yes
MPEG noise reduction: Yes
Picture mode: Vivid, Standard, Custom, Cinema, Photo, Sports, Game, Graphics
Wide mode: Full, Normal, Wide Zoom, Zoom
Recycled & Recyclable Materials
Packaging materials: Recycled carton (more than 70%)
Convenience Features
Auto shut-off: Yes
BRAVIA Sync: Yes
Channel block (with password): Analog / Digital
Channel jump: Yes
Channel surf: Yes
Edit channel labels: Yes
Favorites (Simple UI): Yes
Info banner: Yes
Input skip: Auto
Label inputs: Yes
Multiple language display: English / Spanish / French
On-screen display for external input: Yes
Parental control: Yes
Picture adjustments lock: Yes
Picture frame mode: Yes
Scene select: Photo, Music, Cinema, Game, Graphics, Sports
Show / Hide channels: Yes
Sleep timer: Yes
Twin picture: PAP (Fixed), PIP
USB play: Yes
Energy Saving & Efficiency
Backlight off mode: Yes
Dynamic backlight control: Yes
Display
Screen Size (Diagonal) 40"
Aspect Ratio 16 : 9
Colors Black
Pixel Resolution 1920 x 1080
Brightness Not Specified By Manufacturer
Contrast Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Response Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Refresh Rate Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dot Pitch Not Specified By Manufacturer
Display Colors Not Specified By Manufacturer
Viewing Angle(H x V) 89° H x 89° V
Lifespan Not Specified By Manufacturer
Video
Video System ATSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC-M
HDTV Compatibility 1080 p
TV Scan Lines Up to 1080
TV Tuner Yes
Speaker
Sound Stereo
Subwoofer No
Power 12 W
Orientation Full-Range x 2 L/R
Dolby Digital Yes
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs 1x RF Service In (Rear)
1x USB 2.0 Audio/Video In/Out (Side)
1x VGA Audio/Video In (Rear)
1x RCA Composite Audio/Video In (Rear)
1x RCA S/PDIF Audio Out (Rear)
1x HDMI Audio/Video In (Rear)
1x HDMI Audio/Video In (Side)
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Audio In (Rear)
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Audio Out (Side)
1x RCA Component Audio/Video In (Rear)
1x AC Service In (Rear)
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Audio In (Rear)
Convenience
Picture in Picture (PIP) Yes
Digital Media Slot None
Wi-Fi None
Menu Language English, Spanish, French
Remote Control Yes
Tilt/Swivel None
Wall Mounting 300 x 300 mm
General
Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption Operational: 158.0W
Standby: 0.2W
Operating/Storage Temperature Not Specified By Manufacturer
Energy Star Compliant None
Dimensions (WxHxD) 38.6 x 23.8 x 3.8" / 98.0 x 60.4 x 9.6 cm Without stand
38.6 x 25.3 x 9.1" / 98.0 x 64.3 x 23.1 cm With stand
Bezel Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 28.2 lb / 12.79 kg Without stand
30.4 lb / 13.79 kg With stand
Sony 40" KDL40BX450 LCD HDTV
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    Sony40" KDL40BX450 LCD HDTV
     
    3.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

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    71%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (6)
    • Great picture quality (5)
    • Energy efficient (4)
    • Good remote control (4)
    • Great sound quality (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (6)
      • Bedroom (4)
      • Attached to computer (3)
      • Business (3)
      • Gaming (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (4), Enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      5.0

      Perfect for the Office

      By MarieJoan

      from New York, NY

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

      • Glare

      Best Uses

      • Attached to Computer
      • Business
      • Wall Mounting

      Comments about Sony 40" KDL40BX450 LCD HDTV:

      TV serves as a third monitor for presentations and keeps office abreast of headline news! East toggle from TV to monitor...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great Sony Flat Panel

      By Paddy

      from Telluride, CO

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Sony 40" KDL40BX450 LCD HDTV:

        We have 5 Sony Bravia model televisions, and this one has the same clear and excellent picture that this whole line has.

        Only negative is the stand it sits on. Smallish and the TV really needs to be tethered to the wall to make it stable. Base is just not very wide so you can touch the TV and feel the give.

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        Great affordable LCD

        By RawleJ

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Energy Efficient
        • Good Remote Control
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Business
          • Home
          • Movies
          • Video Games

          Comments about Sony 40" KDL40BX450 LCD HDTV:

          Excellent screen for an affordable price. Four HD inputs allows you to connect multiple devices. I have another TV that only has two. Seriously. Good buy indeed.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Sony Quality picture-Needs more inputs!

          By ucrfl

          from Davis, CA

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

          • Poor Connection Options

          Best Uses

          • Attached to Computer
          • Bedroom
          • Business
          • Home
          • Video Games

          Comments about Sony 40" KDL40BX450 LCD HDTV:

          I bought this as a replacement for another Sony Bravia TV 40 inch that had died after four years. The picture is stunning as one would expect from Sony. However, the number of inputs is less than I would expect, with the component video sharing ports with audio and video ports. In fact, I could not hook-up the Wii to the component audio ports and get a signal. How much trouble would it have been to just add three more rca female jacks?

          I was diappointed with the number of inputs on this TV, but it is adequate for our purposes. I can still add a PSIII to the second HDMI if desired. I would have liked to seen a better labeled back of the TV to go along with the menu on the screen.

          Thus, overall, three stars. I might move it to four if this one lasts longer than four years.

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          • No

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          2.0

          Disappointing!

          By Michael

          from Woodmere, NY

          About Me Power User

          Pros

          • Energy Efficient
          • Reduced Glare

          Cons

          • Confusing / Bad Remote Control
          • Difficult To Set Up
          • Poor Image Quality

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Home
          • Wall Mounting

          Comments about Sony 40" KDL40BX450 LCD HDTV:

          I found this TV disappointing. Connected to any HD equipment, such as HD Cable, HD Roku, Blue Ray, ETC, the noise is extreme at any setting. There is no way to customize sound. The sharpness is mediocre at best. In a side by side comparison overall visual is by far inferior to my 60" Sony.
          I would not recommend it.

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          5.0

          Best combination of features and price

          By Oldensign

          from Newark, CA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient
          • Enough connections
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Price
          • Reduced Glare

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Computer connection
            • Home
            • Home Theater
            • Movies
            • Music with external amp
            • Wall Mounting

            Comments about Sony 40" KDL40BX450 LCD HDTV:

            This is my first digital flat-screen TV. With a 40-inch TV in the bedroom, I can now actually read subtitles. The picture is incredible, although I've yet to view actual HD content. It doesn't matter. I'll miss 2-tuner picture-in-picture, but nobody makes that any longer. There are only 2 HDMI inputs and one analog, but that's enough; HDMI switchboxes are cheap. It has a line-level audio output for an external amplifier ((Panasonics don't). I use that audio output for a wireless headphone transmitter with the TV's speakers off, or connect to my audio system when I want to play one of my Rossini operas. The menu choices are great and allow most of the choices I could want. I can reduce the brightness via the remote so neither the video nor audio disturb my wife while I'm watching TV at all hours. I am extremely pleased with my choice, and will probably get a 46- or 55-inch Bravia for the living room. Sony was smart enough to make the manuals available as downloads, so I was able to make sure I was getting what I wanted. Also, I added a Sony Blu-ray player from B&H so it integrates with the TV and also gives me internet access via my home network. Total price for TV + Blu-ray make this combination extraordinarily attractive.

            The only con: speakers fire to the rear and audio isn't loud, BUT it's fine for regular TV and the menu choice of CLEAR VOICE means I can finally understand spoken dialog as well as reading the closed captions.

            That's right, I'm an old guy. All things considered, this is the best TV I've ever owned since my family's first TV in 1951 - it got one channel. Oh yeah - the digital tuner in this Bravia gets me all kinds of channels I didn't know existed.

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            4.0

            Great TV at great price

            By DrNecropolis

            from Annandale, VA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Remote Control
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Attached to Computer
              • Home
              • Video Games

              Comments about Sony 40" KDL40BX450 LCD HDTV:

              I have not had any issues in my first few weeks of ownership. I use it primarily with my COX HD service and my PS3. The unit seems to work especially well with the PS3.

              My only issue thus far is working on the custom setting for the display. The adjustment does not always seem be be linear, but that is an unimportant issue.

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