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Sony BRAVIA 40" 1080p 240Hz LCD HDTV KDL-40Z5100

  • 1920 x 1080 + 1080i/p, 720p
  • ATSC, NTSC, QAM Tuner
  • 4 HDMI, VGA, USB 2.0
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General

Brand
Sony
Series
BRAVIA
Model
KDL-40Z5100
Cabinet Color
High Gloss Black

Panel

Screen Size
40"
Recommended Resolution
1080p
Maximum Resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Backlight System
CCFL
Panel
10-bit LCD Panel
Viewing Angle
178°(H) / 178°(V)
Contrast Ratio
3800:1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
100000:1

Video

Refresh Rate
240Hz
User Settings
Picture Mode: Vivid, Standard, Custom, Cinema, Sports, Game, Graphics, Photo-Vivid, Photo-Standard, Photo-Original, Photo-Custom

Wide Mode: Wide Zoom, Normal, Full (Full1-2 for PC), H Stretch, Zoom

Eco Settings

Dynamic Backlight Control
V-Chip
Yes
Tuner
ATSC/NTSC/QAM Tuner
Enhanced Motion
Auto Picture Setting w/ HDMI: Game, Graphics, Photo, Cinema

Scene Select: Cinema, Sports, Photo, Music, Game, Graphics, General, Auto

24p True Cinema Technology

Game Mode
Video Processor
BRAVIA Engine 3 Technology
Support Video Signal
1080i/p, 720p, 480i/p

Audio

Output Power
10W + 10W
Simulated Surround
Sony Original Surround: S-Force

Connectivity

HDMI
4 In
PC Input
D-Sub
LAN
Ethernet In
USB
USB 1.1 (Rear) for Service only, USB 2.0 (Side)
Composite A/V
1 In
Component Video
2 In
S-Video
1 In
Digital Audio
1 Optical Out
Analog Audio
1 Out
Front/Side Inputs
Side
Other Connectors
AC Power Input: 1 (Rear)

RF Connection Input(s): 1 (Rear)

Power

Energy Star Compliant
Yes
Power Supply
AC 120-240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
205 W

Convenience

VESA
300mm x 300mm
Internet Connection
Wired
Widgets
BRAVIA Internet Video

BRAVIA Internet Widgets

DLNA: Client (Photo), Client (Music), Client (Video)
Remote Control
RM-YD029

Feature

Feature
Auto Photo Mode (DLNA, USB)

BRAVIA Sync

BRAVIA Sync Menu Button (on Remote Control)

Channel Block (with password)

Channel Jump

Channel Labels

Channel Surf

Control for HDMI (HDMI CEC)

Edit Channel Labels

Favorites: Graphic

Favorites (Simple UI)

ID-1 Detection

Info Banner: TV Guide on Screen, PSIP, XDS

Input Skip: Automatic

Internet Radio

Label Inputs

Multiple Language Display: English, French, Spanish

On-Screen Clock

On-Screen Display for External Input

On/Off Timer

Picture Adjustments Lock (For Americas)

Program Block

Show/Hide Channels

Sleep Timer

Start Up BRAVIA Logo Display

TV Guide On-Screen (Gemstar ver.10)

Theatre Mode (Theatre Button)

Theatre Mode with Cinema Surround

USB Application(s): Music Player (mp3), Photo Viewer (jpeg), Video Player (mpeg2 TS)

White Balance (For Americas): RGB Gain/Bias

3D Comb Filter

4:3 Default

Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE)

Auto Wide

CineMotion Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology

Deep Color

MPEG Noise Reduction

Speaker Configuration: Direct Speaker - 3.4 x 16 mm

Dimensions

Dimensions With Stand
37.88" x 26.13" x 12"
Dimensions Without Stand
37.88" x 24.25" x 3.13"

Weight

Weight With Stand
43 lbs.
Weight Without Stand
37.3 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Brian W.
  • 1/10/2010 12:23:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome TV!

Pros: The picture is great. Blue-ray and 360 games look stunning. I didn't think I would get into all the extra features like Amazn streaming and such. Surprisingly, I've found those to be incredibly valuable. I've already purchased some HD programming from Amazn on Demand and it streams beautifully to this TV

Cons: The Home interface (where you access all the special features) is set up like a PSP interface (probably like a PS3 too, but I don't have one to compare it to). It's good, but kind of clunky if you have a content category that has a lot of stuff in it.

It took some doing to get it to output via RCA cable to my surround system. Although it has RCA outputs clearly designed for a sound system, at first it would not output to them. After some tinkering, I got it to work.

Other Thoughts: Overall a fantastic television. The whole design of the thing is pleasing to the eye- even when it's turned off. Most of my friends say wow when they walk in the room and see this thing sitting in the corner. I know it's only 40 inches, but it still looks rather impressive.

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  • Nicholas C.
  • 1/9/2010 7:15:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing tv!

Pros: Amazing picture, replaced a 2 month old KDL-40S5100. The 60hz refresh on the old one was just killing us, and this one has the 240 which surprisingly makes a huge difference. Plenty of connectors.

Cons: Found cheaper at a local retailer with free bluray player for 970 out the door, newegg prob charges a tad more for shipppin? eitherway they need to get a tad more competitive with their televisions.

Other Thoughts: If i had the money, I would stick one of these in every room of the house, including the office.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/30/2009 8:38:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsVery Nice HDTV

Pros: The Picture is very clear when watching HD. HD sports look amazing and clear on this TV. Can play mpeg videos directly from USB port or through Ethernet port connected to DLNA media server. I use the free open source MiniDLNA DLNA Media Server and run it on an Ubuntu Linux box. It took a bit of tweaking but it works great. I can put all of the home movies on the server and watch them on the TV through the Ethernet. No more burning DVDs!

Stays cool and does not give off too much heat.

It has a Cinema mode that dims the screen. This is nice when watching movies in the dark. You can turn this mode on and off manually.

The remote is very nicely setup and intuitive to use.

Cons: 40" seemed so big when I bought this. I wish now that I bought the 46" or 50"!

Non HD cable channels look somewhat grainy and blurry. I guess this is the same with all HDTV but it came as a surprise to me because this was my first HDTV.

All but one of the HDMI ports are on the left side. Like the first reviewer said you can see the cables sticking out the side of the TV if the cables are thick.

Other Thoughts: Once you connect this TV to the Internet it will update the software and then download a bunch of Internet video source websites like YouTube (15 or 20 of them). All of these sources clog up your menu structure and are a pain to navigate through to find the USB and DLNA Server Input sources. I have not figures out any way to get rid of them. If you don't plan to use these sources (they really don't look too good anyway as they are lower resolution and look grainy) then I suggest not connecting this TV to the Internet. For the software updates go to the Sony website, download the updates to a USB memory stick and update the TV that way.

You can turn off the backlighting on the Sony logo if you hunt around in the menus. It took me a while to figure this out.

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  • Daryl C.
  • 12/30/2009 9:11:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsXBR Without The Xtra Cost

Pros: About 99% of the tech, etc., found on the XBR9 model at less cost...
240 hz with motionflow technology...
Good clear picture and natural looking color from Bravia 3 engine...
Decent adjustment range for most settings that provide natural looking results...
Plenty of I/O connectivity (4 HDMI, 2 Component, optical) including older tech (composite/S-Video)...
Online connectivity and widgets allows you to get access to additional content, including movies, and information...

Cons: Most of the HDMI connectors are on the side panel, recessed which is a waste of cable and causes thicker/better cables to stickout from behind the panel. You'll want thinner cables or some kind of 90 degree adapter. Natural looking color can be a bit dull sometimes...particularly if you are used to bright/oversaturated gloss panels like Samsungs. It can also be a bit dark by comparison to Sammy's, even with the panel lamp on full/max. It just has a different look..not worse, just different. Online connectivity is cool, but most things like youtube video look horrible at higher resolutions. If you don't already have streaming Netflix on another device, it's pretty cool and works pretty well if you have a good strong connection. (I'm using wired to switch).

Other Thoughts: Well, to start with, this was delivered without being double boxed, etc., and the top was open (remote was hanging out). There has to be a better way. But, the TV seems fine thus far (whew). I have zero bad pixels, and the panel looks great. I previously have owned Samsung TVs and we always like them, but have had too many problems with them (last one broke twice). So, thought we'd change up this time and try the sony. It's distinctly different in that the color and panel brightness is all about "natural" looking color, where as Samsung tends to be very saturated and bright. Its taking a little getting used to. Turning the Motionflow on High...is the strangest thing I've ever seen. It makes it look like you are watching them film the scene in your living room. The camera focus becomes much more intense and actors are separated more from the background. It looks like a stage/theater live performance and you are in front row. Works for some things, looks weird on others.

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