Sony Bravia KDL-40EX503 review

The first Freeview HDTV from Sony hits a living room near you

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Sony bravia kdl 40ex503

After a few teething problems - including it taking five minutes to figure out how to get batteries into the remote! - we finally realised that the 40EX503's operating system is really rather good.

The number of key features, such as Internet Video, that have dedicated buttons on the remote for immediate access is impressive, and the PS3 XMB-style double-axis on-screen menu approach works well once you're used to it.

The electronic programme guide for finding stuff on the Freeview platform is nice too, combining lots of clearly presented information with a sensible navigation system and a small picture of the channel you're currently watching playing in the top-left corner.

We should add for the record, too, that the new remote control design feels more comfortable in the hand than the old skinnier Sony design, as well as making buttons easier to pick out.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product FamilyBRAVIA EX503
Brand NameSony
Screen Size101.6 cm (40")
Aspect Ratio16:9
EthernetYes
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)16.40 kg
Backlight TechnologyCCFL
VESA Mount Standard300 x 300
Operating Power Consumption170 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
S-VideoYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand636 mm
Width with Stand992 mm
Depth with Stand260 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height599 mm
Width992 mm
Depth99 mm
ColourBlack
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Product SeriesEX503
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesPicture in Picture, Picture and Picture (PAP), Child Lock, Sleep Timer, Teletext
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelKDL-40EX503
Product NameBRAVIA KDL-40EX503 40" LCD TV
Product LineBRAVIA
Manufacturer Part NumberKDL40EX503U
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

40" (102cm), Full HD 1080, Wi-Fi Ready, LCD TV with Motionflow 100Hz, online services & eco features. From stunning Full High Definition pictures to advanced connectivity, the BRAVIA EX503 combines fun and features with style. It's everything you're looking for in one TV.

Package Contents
  • BRAVIA KDL-40EX503 LCD TV
  • AC Cable
  • Operating Instructions
  • Table-Top Stand
  • Remote Commander
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)14.20 kg