We’ve got a nice new Sony to check out today, an impressive piece of LED hardware. It’s the Sony Bravia KDL40HX800, and it will put on a great show for you. It may well be part of the smallest of the big screen lineup, but it will still bring out plenty of features and some great longevity to boot.
The Sony Bravia KDL40HX800 is a forty inch 1080p LED television that offers 3D capability (once you get all the necessary components to go with it), Motionflow 240Hz technology, wi-fi capability (with optional dongle) which will in turn give you access to Bravia Internet Video which gives you plenty of streaming capability, ambient sensor to adjust light levels based on conditions in the room, the Deep Black Panel system for improved picture quality, 24p True Cinema mode, two ten watt speakers with Dolby Digital decoders, four HDMI inputs, two component inputs, two composite inputs, a PC input, a USB port, an Ethernet port and an optical digital audio output.
It’s surprisingly impressive for a television that isn’t too much bigger than the normal stuff you’ll see–there are more than enough features here, and the sound and video quality are pretty well put together. It doesn’t have the sheer raw impressiveness that larger models have, but still, this does the job pretty nicely. I love that it has the streaming capability that will make it valuable in the future, though it’s not as impressive as some would be.
And it’s this lack of impressiveness that makes it hard to swallow the fact that the folks out at Amazon wants $998.97 for one of these. Still, a sub-thousand LED is hard to refuse, and that’s just what you’ll get here.
It may not be the best value you’ll find any time soon, but the Sony Bravia KDL40HX800 is still going to put on a pretty solid show that will be hard to turn your back on even for better values.