Face-Off: Bravia KDL-40HX853 vs 42LM615T


Sony Bravia KDL-40HX853 LG 42LM615T
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Sony Bravia KDL-40HX853
Overview - Full review
LG 42LM615T
Overview - Full review
Price
Playback: 576p Source
Sony Bravia KDL-40HX853
LG 42LM615T
Score
5/5
3/5
Design
4/5 3/5
2D Image Quality
5/5 3/5
Picture Quality
4/5 5/5
Clouding
4/5 3/5
Audio
3/5 2/5
Power Use
4/5 5/5
User Score
5/5 (3)
Specifications
Specifications
Screen size 40 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
HD compatibility (1080i/720p) Yes / Yes
HD Ready certification Yes
Brightness NC
Contrast ratio NC
Viewing angles (H+V) NC
Response time NC
Sound level 3 x 10 W
Connectivity HDMI (x4), Scart, Component, Composite
Dimensions (LxHxW) 964 x 589 x 255 mm
Weight 18.5 kg
Type LCD
3D yes
Specifications
Screen size 42 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
HD compatibility (1080i/720p)
HD Ready certification
Brightness NC
Contrast ratio NC
Viewing angles (H+V) NC
Response time NC
Sound level 2 x 10 W
Connectivity HDMI (x3), VGA, Scart, Component, Composite
Dimensions (LxHxW) 979 x 670 x 263 mm
Weight 14 kg
Type LCD
3D yes
Conclusion
The Sony Bravia HX853 delivers excellent picture quality in 2D and 3D, with high contrast, accurate colours, a near-perfect gamma and great responsiveness. However, even though the dynamic backlighting improves clouding (light patches leaking through into dark images), it still remains slightly visible.
The LG LM615T is an excellent TV ... for well-lit rooms. The black level just isn't deep enough for lights-out cinema-style viewing. That's all the more of a shame since the out-of-the-box picture settings are excellent and 3D image quality is first rate.
Pros

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High contrast

+

Accurate colours: average Delta E = 2.3

+

Effective Motionflow XR 800 Hz function

+

Great 3D picture quality (hardly any crosstalk)

+

Low power use: 80 watts

+

Wider than average viewing angles

+

Very good default image settings, which is rare!

+

Excellent 3D: low crosstalk, less visual fatigue with passive glasses

+

Four pairs of 3D glasses supplied

+

3D glasses are light and comfortable

Cons

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Glossy screen

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The model we tested had some clouding issues

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No 3D glasses included

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Media player not compatible with many file formats

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Low contrast (740:1)

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No motion interpolation

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Media player doesn't support chapters or menus

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Disappointing audio quality