Sony BRAVIA KDL40HX800 40-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D-Ready LED HDTV, Black

rate 4.2
  • Category: TV
  • screen size: 40 inches

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  • 40-inch Dynamic Edge LED-backlit HDTV with Full HD 1080p resolution; ready for you to enjoy 3D movies, sports and videogames with optional accessories
  • Motionflow 240Hz technology for smoothest motion in fast action sports and games; BRAVIA Engine 3 fully digital video processor
  • Wi-Fi ready (with optional dongle); access to BRAVIA Internet video; USB port for photos, music and video playback
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI, 2 component, 2 composite, 1 PC, 1 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 optical digital audio output
  • Includes removable stand; measures 37.5 x 24.25 x 9.8 inches with stand
  • 40-inch Dynamic Edge LED-backlit HDTV with Full HD 1080p resolution

Technical Details

  • Screen size: 40 inches
  • CineMotion Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology: Yes
  • 24p True Cinema Technology: Yes
  • 3D Comb Filter: Yes
  • TV Guide On-Screen: Yes
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • Live Color Technology: Yes
  • Auto Picture Setting w/ HDMI: Cinema, Sport, Music, Photo, Graphics, Game
  • Speakers: 2x 10W (20 watts of total power)
  • 5.1 Channel Audio Out: Yes
  • Dolby: Dolby Digital
  • USB Application(s) : Photo Viewer (jpeg), Photo Viewer (RAW), Music Player (mp3), Video Player (AVCHD), Video Player (AVC), Video Player (MPEG4)
  • Tuners: ATSC, NTSC, Clear QAM
  • VESA wall mounting pattern: 300 x 300
  • Warranty: 1 year labor and parts
  • Energy Star compliant: Yes


Designed to deliver dazzling Full HD 1080p resolution, this 40-inch BRAVIA HX800 Series HDTV (model KDL40HX800) features advanced dynamic LED backlighting technology for incredibly high contrast levels, deep blacks and bright whites. And get ready for a three-dimensional revolution in your living room with the HX800's 3D capabilities. Just add the optional Sony sync transmitter and active glasses to experience movies and video games in 3D like never before Full HD 1080p, or convert 2D to 3D with a push of a button on your remote.

All 3D BRAVIA TVs are supported by a rapidly increasing variety of 3D content, including the latest Hollywood movies on Blu-ray 3D disc; sport, music, natural history and entertainment from new 3D cable and satellite channels; even 3D games such as WipEout HD and MotorStorm Pacific Rift for the PlayStation3.

Enjoy incredible contrast and sharp, vibrant images with the Dynamic Edge LED backlight plus see smooth motion detail during fast-action scenes with the Motionflow PRO 240Hz technology. Edge LED-backlit HDTVs consume less power than conventional LCD televisions and contain no mercury. The Deep Black Panel also provides incredible contrast and minimized reflections. Finally, the BRAVIA Engine 3 video processor produces superior, life-like image with amazing contrast and color.

Go beyond your scheduled programming and connect to the internet to instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV shows, videos and music from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Slacker and more. You can even add a Wi-Fi adapter (sold separately) to wirelessly connect to your home network and access the internet without the mess of unsightly wires. Other features include 6 HD inputs (4 HDMI, 2 component), a USB port for photo, music, and video playback on the TV, an Ethernet port (for wired networking), and VESA compliant wall mounts.



James Sanford 5.0
50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
From the moment I opened the box, it was obvious I had made the right choice. This TV oozes quality in every single way.The display is wonderful. It's not a matte display, but it has a relatively low reflection, not obnoxiously glossy like recent Apple products. The picture looks gorgeous, even off angle, and the unit and base have a high gloss black finish.The features are well covered in the specs above (Netflix HD streaming capability, YouTube, a built in TV Guide using online data, DLNA s ... upport to play media off your PC over the network, 3D)Looking for downsides, the use of the large 300x300 VESA mount is unfortunate, the display is lightweight and really doesn't need such a large mount. The built-in stand uses a separate mount that is much smaller, and you could make your own plate or L bracket for the display to slide onto.The TV menus are in the style of a PS3 (XMB), but some of the animations are unacceptably slow. More >
30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
I went with this to replace my old Samsung LCD. The picture quality is absolutely amazing. I tested it with 2 different movies, Avatar and Up. I was blown away. You know that feeling you get whenever you buy something new and it's better than you even imagined? That's what I feel about this TV. Even my wife who seems to be affected by the Amish gene (cares nothing about new technology) was awed by the quality. If you're buying a new TV and trying to decide between the Bravia or Samsung take my a ... dvice and get the Sony Bravia. You won't be disappointed. More >
Donald E. Halley 5.0
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
This review is for geezers. I decided not to wait for my CRT-type Mitsubishi TV to totally fail, and looked around at the available modern models. I figured that since I don't watch that much off the air TV, I'd be plenty happy with a plasma model. However, I found this Sony LCD in my price range, and the specs made it sound pretty good. Anyway, how could I go wrong with a Sony? I read the reviews, and folks were talking about light bleed into the black areas and uneven edge LED lighting. They m ... ight be right, but you couldn't prove it by me. I had a pretty large TV before by the old standards, but turns out, 40 inches is really big! I've watched cable, satellite, and DVD pictures and they are all beautiful. The colors are true, the pictures are crisp (especially text), and I detect no motion blur (the 240 Hz refresh rate might have a lot to do with that). More >