The Sony KDL40EX520 40" BRAVIA Multisystem Internet LED TV packs a vast amount of great high-end specs and convenience features into a glossy black display that will look fine in any corner of your house.
Since every room is different, the KDL40EX520 employs Light Sensor Technology to automatically calibrate the optimal settings to match the color and light level of your specific space. The combination of Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) and full 1080p HD makes the KDL40EX520 a remarkable TV by any standard. But that's just the beginning. The display brings your content alive with X-Reality Engine. The astonishing effects will immediately grab your attention and bring your entertainment experience to the next dimension.
The KDL40EX520's wide connectivity, which includes four HDMI connections, enables one cable connection of your A/V components. The USB inputs allow you to share JPEG slide shows and videos with your friends. 24p True Cinema Technology displays HD movies just as they were shot in 24p (24 fps) for an authentic theater experience at home.
In addition to all of the above, the KDL40EX520 is loaded with convenience features like a sleep timer, parental control, closed captioning, A/V input labeling, and favorite channel programming.
Full HD 1080
With High Definition (HD) 1080 recording, the effective scanning line is 1080, which is more than twice the number in conventional standard definition (SD) format, and video data quality of High Definition 1080p recording is about 4.5 times more. The difference between HD picture and SD quality is immediately noticeable. The wider 16:9 aspect ratio of HD approximates the shape of the human visual field, making you feel like you are actually in the picture
Wireless LAN Ready
Enjoy convenient Internet connections with Wi-Fi Integrated and Wi-Fi Ready models. These features enable you to use the BRAVIA Internet TV and Widgets without any additional wires and let you experience true freedom from cumbersome and messy cables
Make calls to other Skype users or even regular telephone numbers, even as you watch your favorite shows. Keep in touch with friends and family easily by making and receiving Internet voice and video calls from your television. All you need is a compact microphone/camera to make free Skype-to-Skype calls and low-cost SkypeOut calls to regular telephone numbers.
Skype calls require a dedicated Sony microphone/camera, CMU-BR100 (not supplied). Skype-to-Skype calls are free. SkypeOut calls carry additional charges. Skype functions require a home network and broadband Internet connection. Supports half duplex audio with the following codecs: G.711, G.729, and SILK (8kHz, 12kHz, and 16kHz). Supports H.264 video at 500kbps, SD image quality 640 x 480 at 30fps. Communication speed depends on network environment
Watch as your entire entertainment system comes alive with the push of a single button. With BRAVIA Sync, each entertainment device synchronizes itself with the others so that a single command can bring every system online and play your favorite programs instantly
BRAVIA Internet Video
With BRAVIA Internet Video, your television is now a true all-in-one entertainment center that allows you to access your favorite video websites straight on your BRAVIA. Get quick access to YouTube, Style.com, Blip.tv, Singing Fool, and many more sites that will keep you entertained for hours on end. BRAVIA Internet Video serves as a gateway to Internet content, delivering a variety of on-demand entertainment straight to your TV. By making a broadband Internet connection, you can enjoy video content, including movies and cartoons
X-Reality Picture Engine
Sony's advanced image processing engine analyzes each scene to give optimum color and contrast. Don't let your enjoyment be hampered by low-resolution source videos. With Sony's exclusive X-Reality Engine, everything you watch - from HD movies to Web videos - is analyzed and selectively processed to give clean, clear, and life-like pictures. While three unique noise reduction features work their magic prior to upscaling, Sony's Intelligent Image Enhancer divides the signal into four characteristics - texture, outline, contrast, and color - and optimizes each one individually for a more vivid and distinct picture
24p True Cinema
While conventional televisions (and most DVDs) operate at 50Hz, modern film-makers record their films onto Blu-ray Disc using 24 frames per second (24Hz, or 24p). With 24p True Cinema, your BRAVIA will automatically recognize these films and select the correct format for playback so you see and hear the film just as in the theater
Live Color can reproduce colors more vividly with an image processor that uses an algorithm specially developed by Sony. You can even adjust color vividness for optimal image quality with four different options available. With Live Color, you'll be able to experience the power of vivid colors and impressive pictures with finer color tuning
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
By reproducing fine levels of gradation and dynamically controlling the contrast of every image, the Advanced Contrast Enhancer delivers superior light, mid and dark tones in every scene. Now you can enjoy those deep dark scenes without sacrificing the brightness of the lighter elements
MPEG Noise Reduction
MPEG Noise Reduction automatically reduces block noise and improves the edges of characters while at the same time, successfully suppressing noise that usually appears at high contrast edges. Enjoy crisp, noise-free images with sharp edges on BRAVIA series televisions
Connect your TV to your VAIO for seamless navigation
Easy TV Control and Text Input
Use your VAIO keyboard to control your television and input text quickly and conveniently
This new feature allows you and your loved ones to enjoy all your favorite images right on your BRAVIA TV in their full glory. Create a slide show directly from your Handycam, Cyber-shot or Alpha featuring your exotic vacation or a collection of images from days long past and enjoy them in the high definition and color of your BRAVIA TV
Lets you select the most optimal picture mode - dynamic, standard, soft and personal - to match your viewing environment
3D Comb Filter
A group of circuits inside the television that improve analog broadcasts by completely separating the information about light and dark (called luminance) from color (called chrominance)
This smart feature lets you select the ideal sound mode - dynamic, drama, soft and personal, giving you more realistic sound effects to further enhance your viewing enjoyment
S-Master Digital Amplifier produces superb accuracy, clear separation of signals, and balanced sound reproduction using a digital-to-digital process. They are designed to be highly efficient, producing minimal heat while taking up about a quarter of the space of conventional amplifiers.
Sony's S-Master accepts all digital signals in digital and cleanly amplifies the signal in "digital" without needing to convert it into analogue first. Using a simplified signal path and full digital processing, the audio signal is taken directly from DSP stage without additional D/A conversion. This keeps the purity of the digital audio signal right up to the final speaker output, reproducing a realistic sound experience just like the original recording
S-Force Front Surround 3D
After years invested in developing totally virtual surround sound technology, Sony has created S-Force front surround. This amazing technology utilizes a complex process of sound delay to bring a surrounding sound atmosphere to any space whatsoever from just two front speakers
Picture Frame Mode
The elegant design and slim dimensions of the BRAVIA Series allow you to complement every interior décor. With the Picture Frame Mode, you can blend your LED TV into your environment - adding a touch of panache into your home. You can personalize your LED TV by displaying pre-installed photos or those of your own for everyone to see
Watch two separate pictures from different sources on the screen at the same time. When watching a video from an external source, a TV program can also be viewed as a smaller window and can be moved around the screen's four corners
Watch two separate pictures from different sources on the screen at the same time. PIP allows you to view a main program as a full-screen image, while a sub-screen displays images from another channel, video source or teletext page. When watching with PC input, the TV channel is viewed as a small window
Record a few seconds of a song and get track, artist and album information sent to your phone in seconds
BRAVIA's Presence Sensor is able to detect the presence of one or more persons in the room where the TV is placed. If the Presence Sensor cannot detect anyone within the range, it will automatically set the TV to Picture Off mode which instantly reduces power consumption by 50%