Excerpt: With a 40in diagonal screen, Sony’s KDL-40HX723 might not be the largest TV you can buy for £900, but it’s certainly one of the best equipped – 400Hz response times, 3D support, internet TV functions and an incredibly thin chassis that makes it ideal for wall-mounting could make it the ideal high-end set for those with a smaller living room. The screen bezel isn’t particularly thin, but the combination of black and brushed metal materials still looks fantastic.
Conclusion: While we wish Sony would support MKV media playback, we can’t complain about the audiovisual quality of this screen. Offering an admirable HD performance, active shutter 3D that doesn’t fatigue and a galaxy of IPTV, it’s the star turn in Sony’s current TV fleet. Beam us up one, Scotty.
Pros: Crisp, convincing HD images; bright ‘outy’ 3D; well-stocked streaming media portal