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Sony KDL-46EX700 LED LCD HDTV Review

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By all accounts, the Sony KDL-46E700 is one of the better HDTVs we’ve reviewed.

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Audio Quality

The Sony KDL-46EX700's built-in speakers aren't great, but then again, most TVs don't have great audio quality. Voices were clear enough, but overall the sound was a bit tinny and muffled.

If you feel like fiddling around with your audio, there's an equalizer, surround sound, and sound enhancer you can toggle; none of these features seem to have much of an effect on the sound, strangely enough.

Menu Interface

The KDL-46EX700 features a PlayStation 3-like design. Pressing the menu button will bring up a horizontal string of icons that expand vertically when highlighted. The menu is attractive, intuitive, and not that dissimilar from any other Sony menu system.

Menu Main Photo
This menu system really doesn't have many surprises.

The KDL-46EX700's manual is average overall. It has a table of contents and a very sparse index, both of which should help navigation to a certain extent. There's tabs on the edges of the pages to aid in browsing to a particular section. The font in the book is a good size but coud be slightly bigger. The pictures are a bit on the small side and tend to be busy with arrows, but the descriptions are good enough.

You can find the Sony KDL-46EX700's manual online here.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Samsung UN46B8500 Comparison
  14. VIZIO SV470XVT1A Comparison
  15. LG 47LH90 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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