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Sony BRAVIA KDL42EX440 42-Inch 1080p LED HDTV (Black)

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  • Full HD 1080p picture quality
  • Motion flow XR 120 - 60Hz refresh rate
  • Edge LED backlight and thin design
  • Clear Resolution Enhancer
  • TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 38.75-Inch x 25.375-Inch x 9.25-Inch, TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 38.75-Inch x 23.75-Inch x 3-Inch
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model Number: KDL42EX440
  • Display Technology: LED-lit
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Description

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super sound unleashed

Introduce your home to the true beauty of Sony HD. With Full HD 1080p image
detail and bright LED backlighting, this slim-profile TV is ideal for action movies,
sports and video games. Everything moves naturally, with Motionflow XR 120
technology that delivers clear, realistic sports and movie action.
KDL-42EX440  
Full HD 1080p. Silky smooth. Clearly different.
Nothing shows detail like Full HD 1080p picture quality. Experience the best in-home resolution available for viewing broadcast TV, satellite and other HD sources (such as your Blu-ray Disc player or Playstation 3 entertainment system) in all their HD glory.
Watch sports like never before. The Motionflow XR 120 technology minimizes judder and helps recreate the movement of real life directly on screen, so viewing at home feels like you are watching from the stands.
Capture fine detail and subtle textures not found on other televisions. With the Clear Resolution Enhancer, experience enhanced image clarity and heightened control over contrast and depth.
Full HD 3D


Technology

Full HD 1080p
Nothing expresses crystal-clear detail like Full HD 1080p picture quality. The highest in-home resolution available, it takes advantage of the all-out HD glory of broadcast TV, satellite and other HD sources like your Blu-ray Disc player or PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
Silky smooth
Recreate the movement of real life. Sprinters accelerate clearly with less blur, so watching from home feels like you're watching from the stands. By minimizing judder, Motionflow XR 120 technology helps fast-paced action look natural for a more authentic view of the game.
Clearly different
Fine details and textures appear in whatever you’re watching, even in flat areas. Powered by Sony’s advanced noise reduction algorithm, this technology boosts image clarity with heightened contrast and depth that you won’t find on most televisions.
So bright and so thin
Powerful yet thin LEDs deliver a radically brighter picture than conventional LCD backlighting. They also help achieve an ultra-slim TV design that looks beautiful in your home. Sony's Edge LED Backlight technology delivers outstanding contrast, rich colors and enhanced dark-scene detail.
Picture settings made easy
Now adjusting the picture is as easy as changing the channel. Just make a quick choice among eight pre-configured audio and video settings for a customized fit to what you're watching. Scene Select options include Sports, Photo, Game, Cinema and Music.
Digital Noise Reduction
Dazzle the whole family with ultra-crisp HD clarity and less grain. Digital Noise Reduction enhances detail in whatever you're watching with meticulous processing. It even helps clean up video from USB and other PC sources so the picture looks pristine and vivid.

Product description and full feature list
The KDL-42EX440 LED HDTV is equipped with the latest technology to bring you
incredible entertainment quality. Explore the full range of features and options below.
 

True HD 1080p
Robust Full HD 1080p is the best image resolution available for in-home viewing. Through broadcast and satellite TV, as well as other HD sources, crystal-clear movies and sports will bring your living room to life like never before.

Authentic movement
Now, watching the game at home is just like being there in real life. The Motionflow XR 120 technology helps recreate realistic movements by minimizing judder so you'll see the action exactly as it happens.



Precision pictures
Fine details and textures appear in whatever you’re watching, even in flat areas. Powered by Sony’s advanced noise reduction algorithm, this technology boosts image clarity with heightened contrast and depth that you won’t find on most televisions.

Bright and elegant
Perfect brightness and unparalleled color from a television that looks wonderful in your home: now that's innovation. Using advanced Edge LED technology, this powerful television delivers outstanding contrast and richer colors than TVs with conventional LCD backlighting.


Auto-adjust settings
The days of manually adjusting your television settings are over. Depending upon what you are watching, the Scene Select options menu lets you choose from a variety of pre-configured settings such as Sports, Cinema, Game, Photo and Music.

More like the cinema
Your favorite movies were filmed at 24 frames per second. Shouldn't the movies you watch at home be played that way too? With Sony's 24p True Cinema technology, your TV will display movies at their original 24 frames per second, just like you'd see at a theater.




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  Display Resolution Full HD
1080p
Full HD
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Full HD
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HD
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  Picture Engine X-Reality
PRO
X-Reality
PRO
X-Reality
Clear
Resolution
Enhancer
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Enhancer
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Enhancer
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Enhancer
  LED Backlight Intelligent
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  Motion Clarity Motionflow
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  3D in Full HD 1080p1
  Glare Reduction OptiContrast
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  Wi-Fi 2 Wi-Fi
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Wi-Fi
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Wi-Fi
Built in
Wi-Fi
Adaptor
Included
  Sony Entertainment Network2
  (Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, HuluPlus & more)

  Media Remote App3
  (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch,
  Android phone, Sony Tablet)
  Skype2
  Wi-Fi Direct4
  Frameless Corning
  Gorilla Glass


  HDMI Input 4 4 4 4 4 2 2
  USB Input 2 2 2
2 2 1 1




1. Requires 3D content, HDMI cable (at least 10.2 Gbps) and 3D active glasses sold separately.

2. Broadband speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD). Content subject to change and may require fees. Wireless connectivity
    requires 802.11 home network (802.11n recommended). Skype requires CMU-BR100 camera sold separately.
    Subject to Skype’s terms and conditions.

3. Requires devices connected to the same wireless home network.

4. Streaming content, copy-protected content and certain formats are not supported.


 


Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Sony
Item Weight 33 pounds
Product Dimensions 38 x 3 x 23 inches
Origin Imported (United Arab Emirates)
Item model number KDL42EX440

Additional Information

ASIN B008KECFRO
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 133 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #67,244 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#900 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions > LED & LCD TVs
Shipping Weight 37.3 pounds
Date First Available July 14, 2012

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Verified Purchase
Received this Sony 42" LED HDTV last week and I already own the 32" LED HDTV 1080p so I knew it would be just as great. Well it is better than I hoped it would be. Set up was super easy. The screen is sharper than my 32" size. You can watch this TV in a dark room and it adjusts to its environment. Same with a bright light on. From every angle you can see this TV clearly. This is in our living room. Perfect size. Highly Recommend this TV.
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The Sony quality is very evident: sound quality, picture sharpness, menu layout is all good. The led display is an improvement over the lcd which I previously own. It is lighter, thinner, with sharper image. Delivery was on time with no damage. Thanks.
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As you may of known the "motionflow xr 120" is just a b.s. number they throw up to make it look a class higher, its a 60HZ tv as per sony support.

The tv has a very nice picture but hurts a bit with movement. I noticed a lot of judder and motionblur in the tv, not so much during movies as gaming, though it is there through both.

Talking to sony support they gave me a page (will be under the review) and it greatly helped though did not fully get rid of it.

My old Vizio LCD 120hz from 2008 had no problems between tv, gaming, etc. For this tv you will need to switch between settings when playing games or watching tv.

TV was one nighted from amazon with no damage. I couldn't tell you about the sound as I use a surround sound unit. The TV is very thin though, so thin that if you swivel on a mount you can see the tv flex a bit. The screen has little to no protection, as even if you barely touch it, it looks like you are pushing hard into it (the wave/colors).

(I did find a game mode, but its under "scene" on the remote, not picture nor menu)

Per sony website/support

There is a lag or delay in the picture when playing a video game.

Solution

This can potentially occur on a High-Definition Television (HDTV) because of the built-in noise reduction and other picture adjustment circuitry designed to enhance the quality of high-resolution content. Although great when watching video from other sources, this circuitry can slow the reaction time from your controller and what you see on the TV screen when playing a video game.

If your TV has a Game mode, you can resolve this issue by going into the TV menu and turning the Game mode to On .
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Great television. Extremely easy set-up. Great picture and good sound for the bedroom. I highly recommend this TV. Very light TV was a snap to mount on wall.
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We wanted a TV that had a nice picture for a nice price. We've been pleased with our current Sony TV, just needed one a little larger. We ordered the first TV and the box and TV arrived damaged. We figured this was just a fluke so we returned that one and ordered another TV. The second arrived more damaged than the first... all the Styrofoam corners were smashed and the box had been punctured at the bottom, breaking the area of the TV where the stand sits. We returned that one and went to a B&M retailer to purchase the TV. It appears that the damage is occurring in Amazon's warehouse before being sent to the customer, as both times the box appeared to be punctured by a forklift and then re-taped over that area.

I highly recommend the TV, just purchase it from somewhere other than Amazon!
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Great picture and sound. THe tv itself is beautiful. Bought it for my husband for his birthday and he loves it. His playstation looks amazing on it, movies, tv, it's all good. I love our new Sony Bravia.
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I was not terribly excited to replace our recently dead Philips 42" lcd tv. A new TV was not really in the budget, it was important that the replacement represented a good value. I looked at several options, but eventually settled on this Sony 42" LED model. At ~$500 it was roughly 1/2 the price the Philips was 4 years ago. The Sony, while not as thin as some today, has a much thinner profile, bezel, and lighter weight than the TV it replaces. Since we weren't wall mounting this wasn't super important for us, but it was much more pleasant lugging the box in and installing thanks to the lighter weight. Installation and basic setup was easy, taking about 15 minutes.

I was a little disappointed in the lack of input options available on this model. The two HDMI, RGB Component, Co-ax, and VGA are all nice, but I would have liked to see the older composite video input option included as well (UPDATE turns out the green input from the component input can be used along with the red and white inputs for composite). The menus and firmware are nothing special, but easy to use. There's no fancy TV apps available here, but at this price I don't consider that a problem.

Picture quality is acceptable. I'm still fiddling with the color and contrast settings trying to find a good compromise between vivid colors and realisitic flesh tones. Wierdly, with the Live Color setting set to High, colors are both too vivid AND too washed out at the same time. Reds, blues, and greens are way too strong, while flesh tones and browns are muted. I suspect some more time tweaking the menu options will find a happy medium. Overall contrast performance seems much better than my old Philips, with less of the black brightening and dimming due to the active backlighting in that model.

On the whole I'm very impressed for the price.
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