Packing in an extraordinary specification for the price, the Sony KDL-40L4000 is set to be an instant success.
At the heart of this Full HD Sony LCD TV is a group of picture enhancements that make for class-leading vision. As you'd expect, the Sony features a 1080p, 6.2 Mega Pixel resolution screen with 24p True Cinema - for picture scanning as smooth as the movies. Little needs to be said about BRAVIA as its reputation for vivid colour, low noise and smooth motion precedes it. The BRAVIA ENGINE featured here gives stunningly realistic results and a contrast ratio of 33,000:1
Despite offering excellent value for money, the Sony KDL40L4000 comes with a comprehensive range of sockets. Twin HDMI sockets cater for High Definition sources such as Blu-ray and HDTV. For other auxiliaries there are two SCART sockets, component and S-Video inputs. If you want to use the Sony TV as a monitor for you computer, then the standard PC Input allows the TV to become a dual use device.
True to form, the KDL40L4000 benefits from Sony's understated good looks. The anti-reflective matt black frame blends well with most decors.
For a top value BRAVIA 1080p 40" TV, the Sony KDL40L4000 takes some beating.
Analogue Tuner Does it receive conventional, analogue TV stations? Yes
Screen Size Measured diagonally in inches 40"
Hd Ready Is it ready to receive High Definition signals? Yes
1080p Full Hd Ready Is it ready to receive 1080p, Full High Definition signals? Yes
Digital Tuner Does it receive Freeview, freesat or freesat HD TV stations? Freeview
Remote Control Is an Infra-red remote control included? Yes
Pc Input Can a computer can be plugged in? Yes
Number Of Scart Sockets Number of Scart sockets 2
Component Is a component input fitted? Highest quality analogue input which can facilitate Progressive Scan where fitted. Yes
S-Video Is a S-video socket included? video only signal Yes
Hdmi Is an HDMI socket fitted? Digital interface that carries both picture and sound 2
Dvi Is a DVI input fitted? Digital interface that carries picture only No
Pixel Resolution Pixel resolution - Horizontal by vertical 1920 x 1080
Dimensions Set dimensions excluding any stand, bracket or detachable speakers (W x H x D) in mm NA
Contrast Ratio Contrast ratio - from manufacturers information 33,000:1
Response Time Time taken for screen to respond in milliseconds. NA
Brightness Brightness of screen (cd/m squared with plasma and LCD, ANSI for projectors) NA
Wall Mount Required Type of wall mount required. VESA fittings are usually 100 x 100mm, 200 x 100mm or 200 x 200mm. "Plasma type" is common with the larger LCD TV's and require a sliding bar type fitting. Plasma type
100hz Scanning Does the TV have 100Hz scanning? 100Hz reduces flicker and offers a smoother picture. No