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Sony Bravia KDL-46HX750 3D LED LCD HDTV Review$1,599.00
The Sony Bravia KDL-46HX750 (MSRP $1599) seems influenced by the motto "function over form." Aesthetically, it is an average looking TV, but its screen has a good contrast ratio (3386:1) and displays colors nicely. Sony's menu system also lacks a nice form, yet there is an abundance of options to choose from, giving the user plenty of control to customize the TV to his or her specifications.
In regards to the 3D experience, Sony again chooses function over form. Their TVs, including this one, rely on active shutter technology. The 3D glasses, which must be purchased separately, are hideous in every sense of the word. The actual 3D is not bad at all, even though there was some image ghosting in certain 3D scenes.
Sony's Smart TV platform left us baffled because of their decision to include two separate interfaces. The first interface, located in their confusing menu system, easily ranks among the worst Smart TV platforms. It is ugly (again, no form) and limited in the apps that it shows. Their other interface, the Sony Entertainment Network, was visually appealing and easy to use, even though apps were limited. We covered both of these interfaces in much more depth in our overview of the platform, but needless to say, Sony needs to keep going in the direction of their Sony Entertainment Network platform: form and function.
It is easy to recommend the Sony Bravia KDL-46HX750 on its performance scores, but consumers will be buying (and paying for) this TV because of its added features, like 3D and internet connectivity. There are better options for both of these features and we would insist that consumers check out the competition first before settling on the KDL-46HX750.