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Sony KDL-EX43 Series LCD TV (32", 40")

alaTest has collected and analysed 63 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The sound and value for money also get good ratings, whereas there are some negative ratings about the build quality.

image quality, value for money, sound, usability, design

build quality

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-EX43 Series LCD TV (32", 40") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 63 reviews)

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Sony Bravia KDL-40EX43B review


Good, if pricey solution for a second room

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Sony Bravia KDL-40EX43B review


It bundles Blu-ray, networked AV and off-air HDTV into a pleasantly presented package. But is this enough to impress?

Picture quality ; BD integration will appeal to some

Lacklustre sound quality ; Only DD/DTS 5.1 output ; Some usability issues

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Sony KDL-40EX43B review


We've certainly seen some interesting combos in the past: VCRs with onboard surround hard disk recorders, TVs with built-in DVD players, and iPod-ready melons. Okay, we might have made the last one up. Taking us back to into the solid realms of...

Picture quality; BD integration will appeal to some

Lacklustre sound quality; only DD/DTS 5.1 output; some usability issues ; Performance: 4/5 ; Design: 4/5 ; Features: 4/5 ; Overall: 4/5


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Sony Bravia KDL-40EX43BU


Sony has delivered the first TV in the UK to offer an integrated Blu-ray player. But does the one box route compromise quality?

Our first proper TV review of 2011 has got the year off to a surprisingly good start. For while the 40EX43BU won’t suit everyone and doesn’t by any means set new standards for picture or sound, it does do a great job for its target audience of...

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Sony Bravia KDL-40EX43B review


Let's cut to the chase. If you're and looking to buy a new TV and Blu-ray player, you'd be hard pushed to find a better value option than the Sony Bravia KDL-40EX43B. There, we've said it.

High definition viewing and Blu-ray movie playback at an amazing price. But you'll get better picture quality, functionality and features from a separate TV and Blu-ray player.

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Sony Bravia EX43B (KDL-40EX43B) review


The 40-inch Sony Bravia KDL-40EX43B produces impressively rich and vivid pictures, but its speakers are something of a let-down. Sound aside, Sony has done a good job of integrating the Blu-ray player into this set's menu system.

Natural colours ; Built in Blu-ray drive ; Sharp HD pictures

Black levels aren't as good as LED sets ; Weedy sound

We had our reservations about building a Blu-ray player into a set of this size, but Sony has managed to integrate the two surprisingly well with the Bravia KDL-40EX43B. The set also has some great support for Internet services and produces...

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Sony KDL-32EX43B


There is always something to watch no matter when, having the internet access adds so much more, being able to watch iplayer or Sony's video channel, or so many other channels means being entertained all the time

Takes a long time to boot up the internet access ; Automatic updates normally at 6.00AM so you can hear the DVD starting up, then shutting down, as we have this TV in the bedroom, it can be annoying

Product Specifications


Component Inputs:1
Composite Inputs:1
Digital Audio out:Optical
DLNA Certified: Yes
HDMI Input:3
Phono Output: Yes
Scart Connections:2
USB Ports:1
VGA (HD-15) Inputs:1


ATSC Tuner: No
HD Logo:HDTV 1080p
HD-Ready: Yes


Additional Stand/Cabinet included: No
Built-In DVD / HDD / VCR:Built-in Blu-ray
Digital text: Yes


Dimensions HxWxD:59.8x99.2x11.6 cm
Screen Size (cm):101.6 cm/81.28 cm
Weight:13.2 kg/18 kg


1080p24 Support: Yes
3D-Ready: No
Digital Noise Reduction: Yes
Frequency:50 Hz
Full HD (1920x1080):Yes (1920x1080)
Image Enhancement Engine:Sony Bravia Engine 3
PiP, PaP, PoP:PiP, PaP
Progressive Scan: Yes
Screen Format:Widescreen
Supported Picture Formats:480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i/p
THX Certfied Display: No
Zoom: Yes

Product properties

Built-In Digital TV Tuner / Freeview:Yes (HDTV)
Digital Tuner Type:DVB-T HDTV
Energy Saving Trust:N/A
NTSC Playback: Yes
Power Consumption (In use / Standby):128 / x W/176 / x W


Screen Size:32 in/40 in


Speaker Output:2x10 W
Supported Sound Formats:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus