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

Sony has an exhaustive range of flatscreen TVs, but you need to look up the range to find the best performers. It's here you'll find the KDL-NX713.

What is really impressive about this screen is the clarity and the outstanding motion resolution of its images. This 40-incher offers first division picture processing. Pictures from Blu-ray are sensational and the HD channels offered by the Freeview HD are sharp and shiny.

Across the board there's massive detail and precious few blurring artefacts. This makes the screen great for sport, video games and action movies.

Sony is setting the standard in the IPTV content market. Its Bravia Internet Video portal has all the key attractions you'll want for bonus telly, while Qriocity and Lovefilm offer a wide range of premium PPV streaming movies.

Oddly, where the set stumbles is with network support (ostensibly the raison d'etre for the range). Video file support across a LAN is poor, and is far from comprehensive even when you pull content from USB media.

We liked

The clarity of the 40NX713's HD images, and its superb moving picture resolution, blew us away. We were pleased with the extensive content offered through its proprietary Bravia Internet Video portal, as well as the integrated Wi-Fi and the stylish overall design

We disliked

The clumsy nature of the optional bolt-on 3D sync transmitter is bit of a shame, as are the crosstalk effects prevalent on 3D content. Inadequate file support across a network and the lack of MKV support from USB also let us down.

Final verdict

This designer set is a top-flight picture performer and looks fabulous with Blu-ray. As a 3D proposition it has flaws, principally because you'll need to invest more cash to obtain the required accoutrements. But overall, the TV gets two thumbs up.

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