Sony KDL-40NX713 review

Sony's 40" network TV range aims to be all things to all viewers

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Sony kdl 40nx713

Once the stand is assembled – a pleasingly swift job that involves a single screw into a cylindrical base bracket, upon which the TV sits snugly, with a second screw to anchor – navigating to the auto-tune setup menu is a doddle. 

It's at this point that you'll probably notice the set's only real oddity. The remote control has a single, solitary Power On/Off button on its rear. Quite why any remote zapper needs a secondary power button on its reverse side is a mystery.

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The XMB interface will be familiar to anyone who has purchased a Sony-branded vision product over the past few years. First seen on the PS3, it's now spread virus-like across the brand's products. This is all well and good, as it's easy to master.

However it does become a tad confusing when you hook the TV up to a Sony Blu-ray player, AV receiver or PS3. It's often difficult to tell exactly what product's UI you're looking at. 
Beneath the hood, the screen is both simple and sophisticated.

There are only three picture presets (Standard, Custom and Vivid). Yet dig into the setup menus and you'll find far more than the basics.

There's a backlight Control slider, two flavours of adjustable noise reduction and variable MotionFlow options (Off, Smooth, Standard, Clear and Clear Plus), designed to prevent motion blur. It's worth noting that Sony rates power consumption as 142w when the screen is in Vivid mode, but only 97w when in the Standard setting.

The set's programme listing is easy to navigate and features a live video window.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyBRAVIA NX713
3D Type3D Ready
Brand NameSony
Screen Size101.6 cm (40")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Wireless LANYes
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Weight with Stand (Approximate)19.80 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard300 x 300
Operating Power Consumption142 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
RMS Output Power26 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand612 mm
Width with Stand944 mm
Depth with Stand245 mm
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height582 mm
Width944 mm
Depth32 mm
ColourBlack Pearl
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Surround Sound
Product SeriesNX713
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesSleep Timer, Picture in Picture, Picture and Picture (PAP), Teletext, Favorite Channel Selection, Auto Program, Channel Labeling
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelKDL-40NX713
Product LineBRAVIA
Manufacturer Part NumberKDL-40NX713
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Slim build, beautiful looks and hugely entertaining - what more do you want from a TV? This BRAVIA with Dynamic Edge LED technology makes a real impression, whether it's transforming your living space or opening up a world of 3D home entertainment.

Package Contents
  • AC Cable
  • Operating Instructions
  • Table-Top Stand
  • Remote Commander
Limited Warranty5 Year
Weight (Approximate)16.10 kg