Sony Bravia KDL-40Z5800 LCD TV review

Sony's first 40-inch LCD TV with built-in Freesat tuner is a stunner

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The 40Z5800's onscreen menus use the icon-heavy, double-axis system we've seen on a number of previous Sony TVs – and it's a system we generally like, aside from the fact that it takes a little getting used to when you first get the TV.


The remote control is a pleasant enough device for the most part, with our only niggle being that the circle within a circle design at the remote's heart can lead to a few wrong button presses, especially if you're using the remote in the dark.

We also found ourselves a little confused initially about which digital tuner we were watching – Freeview or Freesat – at any given moment. The onscreen labelling should definitely be more helpful in this regard. But again, this potential for source confusion reduced over time, as we got to know our way around the TV better.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product FamilyBRAVIA
Brand NameSony
Screen Size101.6 cm (40")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Weight with Stand (Approximate)20.80 kg
RMS Output Power20 W
Digital Audio OutputYes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate200 Hz
Sound SystemSurround Sound, Dolby
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesPicture in Picture, Teletext, Favorite Channel Selection, Channel Labeling
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelKDL-40Z5800
Product NameBRAVIA KDL-40Z5800 40" LCD TV
Product LineBRAVIA
Manufacturer Part NumberKDL40Z5800U
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Super smooth and pin sharp, this BRAVIA LCD TV is a sight to behold. Beneath its sleek "draw the LINE" design lies a masterful set up ready to deliver a mind blowing sound and picture experience. Fused with the latest eco aware features, BRAVIA's sharpest picture ever saves energy too.

Package Contents
  • Table-Top Stand
  • Screws for Table-Top Stand
  • European Warranty Card
  • Product Registration Card
  • Power Cable
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x Alkaline Battery
Weight (Approximate)17.90 kg