Watch all your favorite movies and TV shows in full 1080p HD on this Sony 40-inch TV. Built-in Wi-Fi provides convenient access to streaming services. The colors are vibrant, and the blacks are deep with the powerful LED backlight. This Sony 40-inch TV also features two 5W speakers that provide high-quality sound.
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Better than the Samsung I bought first.
Posted by: Reese from: on
I bought the 40" Samsung smart tv, first. It was terrible. It was always stopping Seinfeld right in the middle of the stream. You know the one where George is a Marine Biologist, and he has to walk out and...anyway, the tv kept ruining my chill sessions. I thought it was my Internet connection. It was not. Finally, I was fed up and took the Samsung tv back to Best Buy and told them that it was a piece of junk. To my surprise, the sales associate said "you're right". He said that Samsung makes great tvs over 50" and under 32". I said "reeeeeeeeaaaaalllllyyy?". He said "yep", and walked me over to this 40" tv equivalent of Margot Robbie and said "this is what you want". I quickly took my new Sony to the customer service desk and made the exchange. It took 4 minutes and 28 seconds. Impressive. Now, I'm not a 'specs guy', so if you want to hear someone's thoughts on megawatts, megapixels & mega...mega...megawatts, go somewhere else. However, if you want to hear someone say that this tv is perfect for an average sized room and doesn't cut off your favorite reruns and looks pretty cool, too? Then, this tv is perfect for an average sized room, and doesn't cut off your favorite reruns and looks pretty cool, too.
46 out of 54 found this review helpful.
A great TV with stunning picture ...
Posted by: Robb from: on
I was debating between this Sony 40" TV vs Samsung's 40" since both prices were nearly identical. I finally decided on Sony because it's a 2016 model vs Samsung 2015 model and Sony's motion rate of 240 vs Samsung's 60.
The TV is very thin at only 3/8" thick and quite light. Beautiful stunning pictures from using just the over the air antenna. The TV stand mounts to the bottom of the TV easily. However, the TV rear hookup orientation #all the jacks# is not good at all since they all face downwards instead of facing the back making it difficult to see the jacks. Also the Sony owner's manual lacks diagram schematics for people with older stereo receiver, VCR, DVD player, .... without HDMI jacks. TV does come with 2 sets of HDMI jacks and only 1 set of Red White Yellow component jacks #there's also a digital jack as well as an optical jack#. The TV speakers fire downwards and located on each end of the TV. Sound is OK for those small speakers but best to hook up a home theatre to it for better sound.
18 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Great tv great price.
Posted by: Lovecoffe from: on
I am very happy about this purchase.
I bought this Sony tv for my master bedroom. I like the quality, sound, design and price- I purchased when it was on sale- very easy to assemble the only issue I had was the factory setting was not great so I had to do some adjustments.
Love my second Sony tv and Best Buy store.
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Very nicepanel for smaller rooms!
Posted by: JSH36 from: on
Bought this Sony to upgrade to a larger screen size for our bedrooms (originally 3-year old 32", 780p flatscreens). This one had the best image quality for the resolution of all the 40" panels I viewed. After a few updates when we hooked up to wifi, which took a little time during setup, it looked even better than in store. The sound quality needed some tweaking to my liking, but we have a good EQ set for what we need for bedroom volume. I especially love the 24p compatibility with our Blu ray player. Overall, nice crisp, smooth picture with no judder at all that I can tell. Others may want a more robust sound coming out of this panel, and this is an issue with most all Sony flat screens, but for what we need, it works well. Having this one and looking at this and their other TV ranges, looks like a Sony will be in our future to upgrade our living room!
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Poor Design, very disappointed with SONY
Posted by: Kevin7984232 from: on
I bought this TV to replace a 2006 SONY Bravia 40" that quite frankly did not need replacing. I wanted to connect my old SONY to an Amazon Fire Stick, but there was only a single HDMI port. So I decided to replace it with this 2016 model. Problem 1: In preparing the TV for wall mounting, I soon discovered that as a result of a design oversight the primary HDMI port will be blocked by the mounting kit. While the TV does have an Auxiliary HDMI port and I can use it for the connection to my cable box; this leaves me with a brand new version of the 2006 SONY and no additional HDMI port for auxiliary attachments.
Problem 2: One of the benefits of this TV is that NETFLIX is suppose to be pre-loaded and no additional steps are required beyond loading your NFLX account info. Since this is a "Smart TV", during the set-up process you need to connect the device with your in-home WiFi connection. Upon doing this, the devise prompts you to connect it with SONY to register and check for software updates. Sure enough, a software update occurs and the TV cannot connect with Netflix. I spent over an hour on the phone in a Service Queue waiting for Tech Support this morning and gave up. This software update basically turned a Smart TV into a Dumb TV. If I had access to the 2nd HDMI Port I could have connected the Fire Stick and been done with the madness.
Problem 3: The sound from this TV is terrible. With the 2006 model on a scale of 1-100; I had the sound set at 20. With this model, I have it set at 60! I am not sure where the speakers are, but based on the HDMI Port placement they are probably on the back!
I would have given this TV ZERO stars, but I gave this TV a single star for its light weight, about 15 pounds. This makes it easy to dismount, put back in the box and return.
35 out of 48 found this review helpful.
Great for gaming
Posted by: vollmer2010 from: on
I was told this was a great TV for gaming, and the associate was right! The great motion dynamics makes this a perfect TV for fast-paced gaming. It also makes live TV (like sports) look so much better than normal. The TV can actually keep up with all of the movement without blurring it. Anything looks good on it, really. It is a perfect size for whatever you need, whether it be a bedroom or a living room. It also comes with hardware should you want to hang it, as well as a remote control.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Software update fail
Posted by: tonagogo from: on
I read reviews of multiple TV's, talked with family & friends, and spoke with associate before deciding I'd go with a SONY tv. I didn't need a Smart TV, but they seemed to be in abundance.
I liked how thin and light this tv was when I got it home. The picture color needed a lot of work though - yellow was very overpowering. I entered all my login info but had to do it again a couple times days later.
Last night when I turned the tv on there was a message saying it needed to do a software update. I clicked ok. It said don't turn the tv off. I clicked ok. The tv never worked again. I even tried unplugging it overnight and trying again. Still no picture. Just a green light and a dimly lit dark blue screen.
I bought the tv May 22, 2016 and it died June 8, 2016. I'm returning it today.
13 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Excellent quality Smart TV!
Posted by: HappyinHartford from: on
This is an excellent quality Smart TV! I typically buy Samsung TVs, but in comparing these two TVs with comparable features, I had to go with the Sony this time, as the picture quality, overall color and whites were better than the Samsung. I did, however also buy a smaller Samsung TV at the same time, which is also fantastic. Had to also buy a sound bar to enhance the TV's sound, which is typical of all these flatscreen TVs.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Really happy with this TV. It does everything!
Posted by: UncleJim from: on
The Sony KDL-40W650D is quite an impressive TV. It is also a "smart TV" And it is well designed unit with great capabilities and a strong RF front end. Pulls broadcast signals very well with minimal antenna input. The user interface is a little complicated, but if you read the accompanying manual it will quickly become clear. The Wifi connectivity is also very good and I can access Netflix and Hulu easily with excellent picture and sound quality. If you're looking for a good 40 inch 1080p TV you can't go wrong with this model. It is pricier than a comparable Samsung, but will probably perform better in the long run.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Replaced a dud
Posted by: Tryingtogetmypoints from: on
Well, I have to say I bought this to replace a 39 inch LED Insignia that went out after 4 years. It is a Smart TV unlike the one I replaced. That being said, there is no Amazon Prime app for streaming. Also there are only 2 USB inputs where my Insignia had 3, however, if you wall mount the tv, only 1 is actually usable. I was told via Sales that Samsung is a top seller, but Sony is actually better for action gamers and movies due to eliminating trails. We have yet to replace game system to test this theory. The picture looks better with Netflix and noticeably is grainy on a standard basic Comcast cable connection. I liked the picture on the Insignia better. I also do not care for the base on this set, as it is flimsy. So, you are darned if you wall mount as you lose a USB, and if you set on top of something, you will need a seperate longer shelf for soundbar. You will need a soundbar, as sound quality is noticeably lackluster. Also, the soundbar cannot comfortably sit in front of set without blocking remote signal. This is a good midline TV for money, but if you have more than 400 bucks, I would get a nicer set. Also, I highly encourage anyone getting any new LED TV to buy 5 year protection. In my case, it saved me 400 bucks. Customer service rep stated that these "new tvs" are "not built to last", and many are done in 4 years. I would only recommend, if you plan on purchasing warranty. I do not recommend if you plan on using more than 1 USB connection and are wall mounting. If you have more cash to spend on a tv, I personally would have bought something nicer. However, if you are just wanting a cheap tv to replace a dud like I did and don't have the extra cash it is a nice basic set.