Sony KDL-46EX500 LCD HDTV Reviewed

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Sony-KDL46EX500.gifHigh Points
• This TV has a 1080p resolution and will accept 24p sources via its HDMI inputs.
• Motionflow 120Hz technology effectively reduces motion blur and offers multiple settings to tailor the smoothing effect to your liking.
• LCDs can be very bright, which makes them a good choice for a brightly lit viewing environment.
• The TV has a solid amount of connection options and picture adjustments.
• The USB port allows for easy playback of digital media files.

Low Points
• The KDL-46EX500 uses a traditional CCFL backlight, so its black level will likely not be as deep as you'll find in the better full-array LED-based LCDs with local dimming.
• LCD viewing angles are not as good as you'll find with a plasma TV.
• This TV lacks 3D capability.
• It does not support media streaming or Sony's BRAVIA Internet Video platform, for access to video-on-demand, YouTube and other Web services.

Conclusion
The KDL-46EX500 has an MSRP of $1099.99, but it is available for less than $1,000, which makes it a good value for a 46-inch Sony TV. It doesn't offer all the benefits you get with higher-end Sony models--like LED lighting, a super-slim cabinet, and Web/network access--but it is a 1080p display with four HDMI inputs and the all-important 120Hz technology needed to reduce motion blur in an LCD. It's a solid choice for someone who wants an affordable, 1080p Sony TV that will see a lot of use with sports, action flicks, and gaming content.

Additional Resources
• Read many more reviews for LCD HDTVs on from HomeTheaterReview.com.
• Find out more about Sony and its products.
• Buy the Sony KDL-46EX500.

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HTR Product Rating for Sony KDL-46EX500 LCD HDTV

Criteria Rating

Performance

4

Value

4

Overall

4

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