The full HD resolution Sony KDL-32EX40B 32" BRAVIA 1080p LCD Television not only creates great looking pictures thanks to its LCD screen and CCFL backlighting, it looks great itself. Its sleek "monolithic" design presents a smooth piano-black rectangle that complements any room. There are no buttons or other controls sticking out of the front.
This set has a lot of great features but the one you may use the most is the one you probably expected the least. Your 32EX40B has a Blu-ray disc player built right in. Whether you want to preserve some space or just don't want the hassle of plugging in wires, you'll appreciate the advanced all-in-one engineering that gives you sophisticated capabilities in a clean, simple design.
You have a lot of programming choices these days, (DVD, Blu-ray, cable, satellite, console games and more) and you watch them under a variety of lighting conditions from theater-like darkness to broad daylight. You want a TV that can deliver a vivid, true-to-life image in all conditions.
That's one reason you'll love your 32EX40B. Its Ambient Sensor optimizes the set's color to match room lighting while LightSensor Technology optimizes the brightness of the screen's CCFL backlight to match room lighting. As a bonus, if you watch in a dimly lit room, LightSensor will even save you energy and money. No wonder this set is Energy Star-compliant.
Another thing you'll love about your 32EX40B is its Internet connectivity. It has an RJ45 (Ethernet) jack if you want to go the wired route or you can use the optional Wi-Fi dongle (sold separately) to go wireless. Getting online couldn't be easier.
Once you're online you can take advantage of BRAVIA Internet Video to enjoy Netflix, YouTube, Slacker Internet Radio and an ever-expanding number of sites and apps. There are thousands of hours of free content in addition to paid content available. (Not to mention a Parental Control system to limit what the kids see.)
You can also use the set's USB port to share content with family and guests. Plug in a USB compatible device like a flash drive and you can enjoy JPEGs, MP3s, home videos and more, right on your TV. Your 32EX40B is also DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compliant. This is a recent standard that promises to make media sharing among devices on your home network even easier and more convenient in the coming months and years. So you've got connectivity today and tomorrow.
And if a family member is hard of hearing or just wants to catch the game in the middle of a noisy party, closed captioning sure comes in handy. This set can display both analog and the new digital closed captioning from programming sources that provide them.
- Full HD 1080p Resolution
- Experience Full HD 1080p picture quality, the highest at-home resolution, and take full advantage of HD sources like a Blu-ray disc player or a gaming console via the 16:9 wide screen panel (1920 x 1080).
- Built-In Blu-Ray Player
- Take another look at the product picture. Can you believe that there's a fully functional Sony BRAVIA Blu-ray disc player in that chassis? Well, there is. You get the two most wanted (most needed?) home entertainment devices in one elegant package. They look great and there are no wires to plug in between them.
- BRAVIA Engine 3
- The revolutionary BRAVIA Engine 3 uses a new high definition video processor that reproduces images with impressive depth, vibrant colors with true-to-life tones, and high-definition images with amazing clarity. With the BRAVIA Engine 3, you can now enjoy clear and vibrant images in finer detail from both SD and HD sources.
- CCFL Backlight
- Enjoy a super slim design plus amazing dynamic contrast with an Edge CCFL backlight.
- 24p True Cinema Technology
- 24p True Cinema technology lets you watch films at their intended 24 fps (frames per second)—the way movies are shot and mastered —so you can enjoy cinematic picture quality.
- Ambient Sensor
- Get a natural looking picture whether you're watching movies late at night or playing video games during the day with an Ambient Sensor that automatically adjusts the picture color based on your room's lighting.
- LightSensor Technology
- What the Ambient Sensor does for color, LightSensor Technology does for brightness. It automatically increases or decreases the level of brightness of your TV's backlight based on a room's lighting conditions. Dim the lights to watch a movie and the sensor dims the backlight, which also helps reduce unnecessary power consumption.
- Wired Networking Standard—Wireless Optional
- Enjoy the convenience of Intenet connectivity for your home entertainment network and access online entertainment—including movies, photos, music, videos and more. Use the set's built-in RJ45 jack to hook up to you home network or go wireless with the optional Wi-Fi dongle (sold separately).
- BRAVIA Internet Video
- Instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV episodes, videos and music from a large selection of entertainment apps including Netflix, YouTube and Slacker—the list is ever expanding.
- BRAVIA Sync
- BRAVIA Sync technology lets you enjoy the convenience of one remote control to operate and control all your compatible home entertainment devices. It utilizes the HDMI CEC standard to easily turn on and control your compatible HDMI-connected components without having to use multiple remote controls.
- Advanced Closed Captioning
- The 32EX40B can display all four conventional closed captioning channels (CC1, CC2, CC3 and CC4) and all four text channels from analog programming that provides them. And it can also display all of the new digital closed captions when present (CC 1-4 and Service 1-6).