Sony Bravia KDL-40EX703 review

Amazingly well-specified 40" LCD TV with Freeview HD

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Sony bravia kdl 40ex703

The Sony KDL-40EX703 is a comprehensively futureproofed television that should cater to the needs of a potentially huge market for years to come.

It packs just about everything you can think of into an extremely stylish chassis, produces a thoroughly entertaining performance, and manages to do so for what amounts to a high-ish, but ultimately reasonable, price.

We liked

The colours, user system, and features.

We disliked

Occasionally patchy black levels and motion blur, and the limited audio power.

Final verdict

The Sony KDL-40EX703 is an excellent value set, with every feature you can think of and mostly superb picture performance with only the odd foible.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG2), DVB-T (MPEG2)
Video Signal StandardHD Ready 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product FamilyBRAVIA EX703
Brand NameSony
Screen Size101.6 cm (40")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)17.80 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard300 x 300
Operating Power Consumption79 W
Standby Power Consumption190 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand655 mm
Width with Stand985 mm
Depth with Stand280 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height623 mm
Width985 mm
Depth64 mm
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Product SeriesEX703
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesPicture in Picture, Picture and Picture (PAP), Child Lock, Sleep Timer, Auto Program, Channel Labeling, Teletext
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelKDL-40EX703
Product NameBRAVIA KDL-40EX703 40" LED-LCD TV
Product LineBRAVIA
Manufacturer Part NumberKDL40EX703U
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The super-slim EX703 is the ideal TV to have around the home. Stunning TV pictures give an amazing Full HD experience. Clutter-free design fits any space effortlessly. Online entertainment will amuse you for hours. Enjoy top performance and save on energy bills too.

Package Contents
  • AC Cable
  • Operating Instructions
  • Remote Control
  • Table Top Stand
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)14.90 kg