Sony is preferred among the customers for making entertainment work at several platforms. Watching movies as per the channel schedule is revamped with the Qriocity concept. It is the latest entertainment quotient which gives better freedom for the viewer to watch their favourite movies at a convenient time. The consumers are pampered and are given a royal treatment for having the freedom to choose the content as they like. It has created good waves in the UK and particularly favoured for its wide range of content and the quality. The video on demand is economical and is added to the Sony’s Bravia internet television series. Sony KDL-40NX713 TV has this feature besides the 3D technology. The virtual movie store has added much more momentum to the 3D craze and any of that technology oriented movie can be watched at ease, rather than waiting for some channels to play the same. All in all, KDL-40NX713 comprise of something that is different from the flock.
Sony KDL-40NX713 is a full HD 3D capable television. Hence it requires a Sony 3D sync transmitter and active shutter glass to complete the 3D circle. Perhaps if the user desires to upgrade from 2D to 3D gala, then it is beneficial, otherwise it silently sits inside in the television. Like any other Bravia design the KDL-40NX713 is elegant and sleek. The opti contrast control panel controls the glare and renders good detail at any surrounding condition. The viewing experience is enhanced with the dynamic edge LED technology which can give an extraordinary giga contrast. The television is fitted with the Bravia engine 3 and offers sharper pictures and together with the motion flow 100HZ pro the standard frame rate is doubled from the regular ones, thereby giving impressive details of sports and action movies. Finally the internet feature in the KDL-40NX713 gives an amazing array of videos and it is also Wireless integrated.
Sony gives a value added aesthetic look to the television line-ups. Many manufacturers drain the investment to get the looks right, but Sony has wisely integrated the accessibility parameter in the design. The screen is designed in a manner that merges at the edge of the television, thereby allowing the content to smooth our gracefully. It is somewhat peculiar with respect to the layout of the buttons and controls. In the majority of the television the volume control, program controls are located on the lower part whereas in Sony KDL-40NX713 3D TV, the remote sensor area and the light sensor area occupy the major place. Besides this, the power switch, standby and the picture off/ timer blink is only present. The core controls are located on the lower right corner of the television. It consists of dedicated buttons to access home menu, input select and the energy saving switch. The buttons are of touch sensitive type and is placed behind the screen. It is a different idea and from user’s perceptive, on the onset of sudden malfunction of the remote control the core areas of the television can be still accessed. Moreover the chance to dirt the screen is very less, since it is not placed at very close quarters and just a touch is sufficient. The bunchin stand is optional, and the groove is structured in a manner that fits the television on the top surface.
Though KDL-40NX713 is not integrated with 3D sensor, yet the same can be activated by purchasing an external sensor and active shutter glass TDG BR 100. The shutter glass is a bit heavier and sturdy. The glass is designed with thick sides on the edge so as to block light entering the eyes. It can spoil the fun of watching 3D effects. Moreover a very real like effect is brought about the arrangement. The battery is of rechargeable type but it pulls a good show for more than 100 hours. In addition to it, Sony KDL-40NX713 is of adjustable type. Unlike other 3D glass that provides an adjusting strap, TDG BR 100 contains a slide switch adjusting factor. There are two sliders, one increase the width and the other to decrease the same. Though the concept is unique, users with large built might find it hard to tweak the small slider switches. In addition to it, the temple frames can be bended to get a perfect fit. A nose pad is also provided with the set. All in all, the 3D glass is simple in design and hence literally involves zero complications with respect to the operation.
Slots and Connectivity in KDL-40NX713
The slots available in this Sony KDL-40NX713 3D LCD TV are similar to that in any of the latest television. All the slots are vertically aligned on the rear side of the television. Literally there is no cluttering of the slots at one place and is not arranged in a random manner. Four HDMI inputs are available and are located in the side and the rear part. But it is arranged in pairs across the two different vertical lines. Using the control for HDMI option, Bravia sync assists in bringing about the compatibility. A PC in socket is available to connect it to a computer. Likewise, USB and SCART input are available. With the DLNA renderer option content from the network devices such as the phones or camera or computer can be viewed on the television. The provision to connect the TMR BR 100 3D sync transmitter is located on the rear side of the television. The connectivity process is simple as it is perfectly distinguishable from the rest due to its plug that had to be plugged in one direction thereby avoiding any confusion. The transmitter must be faced towards the face of the television and can be adjusted to +/- 10 degrees. It is because the viewing angle is set to get the best out of 3D. One of the downside, with respect to the transmitter connectivity, it flips down during the setting up process. However two adhesive tapes are provided to keep the transmitter stable. The interesting part is that the fixture of the transmitter using the adhesive tape must be carefully executed in the provided intended area. Otherwise, the same gets a warped look and the user must further peel the sticker off and must use the additional one. This could have been overcome in the upcoming models, because once if the adhesive wears off, the position of the transmitter will be unstable thereby creating an annoyed feeling while watching the 3D.
Sony RM-ED030 is the remote commander that comes along with this set. The remote control is lengthier and wider and has a good number of buttons on it. The uppermost region comprises of a mix of buttons such as the power button, energy saving button and the external equipment control functions. Along with it the operating buttons such as the forward and the reverse buttons are also present. Meanwhile, the position that is occupied default by the power button is now swapped with the TV mode or the text mode selection. This will always result in confusion irrespective of the level of easiness. It is because almost all the televisions designed a decade ago, neatly has placed the power switch on the extreme upper corner, so the operation is highly practical. RM-ED030 is blessed with a remote illuminating system which can throw some light on the remote while watching in the night. The middle part consists of the direct shortcut to the integrated manual. It is a good idea to add in the TV rather than giving it only in the book or CD. The manual is very comprehensive and covers all the operations that one would need assistance of. We wonder as why Sony has provided two buttons only for the BVD menu. One button represents as BD/ DVD top menu and the other just the BD/DVD disc menu. It could have maintained a simple layout by wisely tucking some of the features within one button, so that the other valuable buttons could have added. The “favourite” button is still present in this remote, a concept mostly ignored by many manufacturers. The user can access directly the content of their choice with the press of the button, which is a good user interface. Finally the program and the volume controls are pushed to the extreme down. It is somewhat a cripple when compared to the other models; because many remote controls have kept this function at the centre so as to gives an easy access.
The user interface is similar to that of the many televisions existing in the market. The auto start up feature gets the TV up and running and tunes the available channels.
The programmes can be grouped under different genre using the electronic programme guide. Various options such as the programme genre list, guide favourite set-up and the timer list are available. The information related to the programmes are quickly listed by using these features and the user can hand pick the details as desired. Once the system- update feature is activated, television automatically takes care of the updates in the future. Like in many conventional televisions, this one too offers various scene settings such as the cinema, sports, photo, music and auto. The notable one is the graphics. It is used to avert strain caused due to prolonged viewing sessions by optimising the screen intensity. Both the analogue and the digital tuning set-up are possible. But, the digital tuning is beneficial with settings such as the audio adjustment for the hearing impaired. Furthermore once the digital auto service is updated, it easily collects and stores the channels that are recently added. The renderer feature in the Sony KDL-40NX713 is excellent and enables the device to playback files from external devices such as cameras, mobile phones through the network. However, the access control must be activated by providing the renderer name. In addition to it, the device can even respond to the infrared signals obtained from the external equipment through the smart select option.
Opti contrast & Dynamic LED
The LED technology has groomed ever since the days discovered. Aspects like the LED backlight screen spruces up the viewing experience. The ability to bring the best in the extreme dark & light areas in any scene, gives a good picture quality. Moreover the edge LED positions the LED around the corners and hence thinner screens are developed, thereby giving the advantage of moving the television from one place to another. The Opti contrast accentuates the depth of the black tones. Meanwhile, the surface’s reflective index is low and hence can control the glare to a greater extent. All in all, these features act coherently by maintaining the power consumption at a minimum.
Motion Flow and True Cinema
The backlight blinking gives a good mileage to the motion flow 100Hz technology. Owing to this, the frame rate is twice the standard and gives vividness for the fast paced action sequences. The motion flow can work for the film based content and also for the one received from external device. The backlight blinking is not something which is visible to the viewer; however the effect of it can be felt. It eliminates the effect of after-image on the eyes prior to the appearing of the consequent image. The action is rapid and the end result is that it smoothes out the image to give a greater clarity.
The picture quality is enhanced by many aspects such as the cinema mode, 24p true cinema and many more. The cinema mode is a joint development of Bravia and Sony pictures entertainment. It places a maximum effort to reproduce the original colour as intended by the film maker. It is a quality expected in the THX certification process. Though the product is not yet certified it delivers good details. The 24p true cinema effect works in harmony with the cinema mode. The 24p true cinema can make the movie look like as if it is screened in the theatre hall, viz at the rate of 24 frames per second.
The television as such is wireless integrated. Moreover, the DLNA feature enables the user to stream line the content such as the videos, movies, pictures from external sources to be watched on the television. The internet usability is the area that outperforms most of the television in the market with the same feature. Even though, many of the TV’s are marketed with internet contents, only a few contents are accessible. Therefore it would give the user a name-sake feature rather than giving good entertainment. On the other hand, Sony KDL-40NX713 Full HD 3D TV is so loaded with the best from the web platform. Ranging from video on demand, it is possible to catch up with the latest happenings on the internet through the big screen. The Qriocity is something similar to movies on demand and is highly appreciated for the system flexibility. Access to blip TV, Wired and Daily Motion are something different in genre and caters to the creative, inquisitive and entertainment taste of individual. Nearly 18 contents can be obtained from the net, which is one of the best numbers produced by the internet TV in the market.
The Sony KDL-40NX713 3D LED TV’s picture modes are quite effective to bring the best of the content. Besides the regular ones such as the vivid, standard, cinema, sports and many more, the advance settings has adjustments that are valuable to enhance the picture performance. The advance contrast enhancer correctly balances the backlight and the contrast ratio, which comes handy for bringing out the difference in the dark scene settings. The inherit glare for some content can be reduced with the light limiter option. On the other hand, the 3D display can be adjusted to control the depth, and brightness. The side by side and the over-under operation are available. The NVOD and MF standards allows the broadcast of many programmes at the same time in one selected channel. The NVOD and MF are two different areas; the NVOD takes the multiple copies of the content spread over a period of time. The MF on the other hand, offers to select from the desired list of programmes. These are a few of the characteristic feature that creates a good entertainment value and performance mileage for the product.
Sony KDL-40NX713, the 3D capable television with high definition quality perfectly scores rank for the picture clarity, and sound. The Bravia design is acknowledged globally for the beauty and purposefulness. At the same time, the 3D capable happens by connecting a sync transmitter. Though the 3D effect is good, conditions like positioning the transmitter perfectly is a drawback. Meanwhile the Qriocity and the internet aspects are the major attractions and give a wholesome entertainment value for the entire family. Finally to paraphrase, Sony KDL-40NX713 can be purchased not only having the good options and menus but also for the getting the 3D viewing at a reasonable cost.
Sony KDL-40NX713 40-inch 3D TV – Technical Specification Table
|Dimension (W x H x D)||108.3 x 69.0 x 27.0|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Picture Enhancement Technology||Motion Flow 200Hz PRO|
|User Interface||USB, four HDMI, Scart Input, PCMCIA Card Slot ,DLNA|
|Digital and Analog TV Tuner||Yes|
|Sound Output and Speaker Type||NICAM|
|3D||3D Full HD Capable|
|Auto Channel Search||Available|
|Other Features||Dynamic Contrast, Advance Contrast Enhancer,
Intelligent Picture, 24P True Cinema, Light Sensor
|Tuning||Analogue Terrestrial Tuner ,Digital TV Cable Tuner|
|Accessories||VESA Mounting Holes, Remote Commander,
Table-Top Stand,AC Cable
Monday, October 3rd, 2011