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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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Value Comparison

The LG is a bit larger than the Sony, but is inexplicably pricy. If you can pick up the LG on sale, for significantly cheaper, it could make a better budget option. Otherwise, the Sony offers a whole lot more for less.

Blacks & Whites

Both TVs had similar peak brightness levels, but the LG's blacks weren't nearly as deep as the Sony's. Sony's contrast ratio is over three times greater than that of the LG's.

Contrast Chart
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Color Accuracy

The Sony's color temperature was a bit more even than the LG's which tended to drift toward cool in the brights. Both TVs had performed similarly well on our color accuracy tests, however.

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Motion

The Sony has a slight motion performance advantage, but it's not any great stretch; the TVs' motion performances shouldn't be enough to sway your purchase decision.

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Viewing Effects

Technically the Sony has a wider viewing angle than the LG, but it's not by a significant margin.

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Connectivity

The Sony has one main advantage over the LG here: internet connectivity. You can achieve this either by connecting an ethernet cable, or by buying a wireless dongle and connecting to your home wifi network. Sony also has an incredible suite of streaming options, the great majority of which are free.

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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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