The smart Sony KDL40V4000 features the latest Bravia 2 engine to give you outstanding colours, high contrast images and amazing clarity. It has full 1080p HD capacity to deliver supremely realistic images from any HD source, while the 24p True Cinema mode allows you to enjoy Blu-Ray disks at the correct frame rate, meaning no image-degrading conversion is required. Complete with a large 40" display, this Sony a perfect buy for sports fans, documentary lovers and movie buffs alike.
Sony have given the KDL40V4000 an elegant, understated style - the screen is framed by the smallest possible surround, so the whole package won't dominate your living space - even with its large screen size.
The KDL40V4000 has an integrated digital tuner for access to Freeview channels without the need for a separate set-top box. Youll be able to access on-screen programme guides for easy planning of your viewing. A table top stand is included.
Dolby Virtual Surround Sound and 20 watts of power guarantee an involving listening experience, which will put you right in the middle of the action.
This television is high definition ready which means it has the ability to display high definition signals with the addition of a separate HD receiver. HD broadcasts are at a much higher resolution than regular analogue or digital broadcasts and have greatly enhanced picture quality. The level of detail is astonishing with clearer, sharper and more vibrant images.
1080p is the purest form of high definition that a television can display. This leads to a smoother, more film-like image, which will satisfy sports and movie lovers alike. With a 1080p signal, the information that makes up an image is displayed progressively or all at once, rather than in an interlaced fashion.
Audio qualityDifferent manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience BBE Sound System, Dolby Virtual Surround Sound
Auto setupAutomatically tunes in the channels that an aerial can receive Yes
AV inputsWhere on the TV your DVD Player or other equipment can be plugged in Rear - 1 HDMI on side
Contrast ratioThe difference between the darkest black and the brightest white; greater contast produces a richer colour 30,000:1
Digital tunerDigital tuners give a better quality picture and let you receive extra channels without an additional Freeview box. Yes
Dimensions H65 x W99 x D11cm
DVI inputs No
FastextUpdated version of Teletext that uses coloured keys on a remote as shortcuts to particular pages Yes
Guarantee FREE 5 year guarantee
HD ReadyAbility to display high-definition pictures when connected to an HD compatible device Yes
HDMI inputsHigh Definition Multimedia Interface - carries video and audio signals in digital form 3
Headphone socket Yes
Model name / number KDL40V4000U
On-screen menusAccess various settings on the screen Yes
Remote control Yes
S-Video socketSeparate Video- only handles the video aspect of the signal but will give a better picture by using two separate conductors for colour and detail information. No
SCART socketsSocket for connecting audio-visual equipment together 2
Screen formatTraditional 4:3 is used on smaller TVs. Widescreen or 16:9 is a wider 'cinema-style' format Widescreen
Screen resolutionPicture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality 1920 x 1080
Screen size 40"
Speaker output (RMS)Measured in WATTS. The higher the number, the louder the sound! 20W
Table Top Stand Included
USB portsUniversal Serial Bus- socket for transferring data between electronic devices No
Visible screen size (measured diagonally)Diagonal measurement across screen 102cm
Marginally cheaper elsewhere - but 5 year John Lewis warranty is worth spending slightly more for!
Edit: Now reduced from 699 to 599