Feeds
70%
Sony KDL-40EX724

Sony Bravia KDL-40EX724 40in LED 3D TV

Dynamic 2D, diabolical 3D

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

Review I wouldn’t give Sony’s troubles to a monkey on a rock. Horrible financial results, the PSN hacked to its knees, and now the distinction of producing the worst 3D TV I think I’ve ever seen. Yep, the KDL-40EX724 reviewed here is a three dimensional suckfest. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Sony KDL-40EX724

Sony's KDL-40EX724 comes a cropper in the third dimension

Ostensibly, this 40in Freeview HD set should be a formidable proposition. The 724 designation identifies this model as the flag-bearer in Sony’s populist EX line. Aesthetically it looks great, and it has a list of desirables which includes net connectivity, Skype and low-running costs. The panel is also de rigueur thin at just 42mm and, tipping the scales at 11.2kg, weighs less than my cat.

Plumbing it into your home entertainment system shouldn’t present any problems either. There are four HDMI inputs, Scart and component video, a digital audio output and a PC mini D-sub connector.

For networking and media playback is you get an Ethernet LAN port and two USBs. Wi-Fi is integrated. Even the pedestal stand is upmarket, in that it allows the screen to be titled back by six degrees. A nice touch if you buy your TV furniture from Ikea.

Sony KDL-40EX724

Entertainment portal

To combat the new smart TV portals of its rivals, Sony offers its long-established BRAVIA Internet Video network of VOD content providers. These include the BBC iPlayer and Demand 5, YouTube, DailyMotion, Sony Entertainment TV channel and LoveFilm. There are plenty of lesser known diversions here too.

Using blade systems to cut costs and sharpen efficiencies

Next page: TwitBook TV

More from The Register

next story
Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax
Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party?
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.