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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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Overall Design

This is a nice-looking TV. It doesn't do anything different, other than the metallic trim along the bottom, but it executes its design quite well. It's also crazy thin, which doesn't hurt.

Front

The front of the TV is surrounded by a glossy black bezel along its top and sides. The bottom is a metallic band.

Front Tour Image
The lights in the bottom left are helpful if you are ever confused whether or not the TV is on.

Back

The back of the TV keeps its ports in a cluster to the right side of the TV.

Back Tour Image
The lights in the bottom left are helpful if you are ever confused whether or not the TV is on.

Sides

The left side of the TV has a handful of ports, and the right is where you'll find all the controls. The ports and controls are indented a good inch or so from the edge of the TV's bezel.

Sides Tour Image
The features on the side of the TV are indented.

Stand/Mount

The stand is a glossy black, and swivels.

Stand Photo
The stand swivels, allowing easy access to ports.

Controls

The controls cover all the basics, and also feature an energy saving switch.

Controls Photo
The Home button accesses the menu.

Remote Control

The remote is simple enough, but looks and feels quite cheap.

Remote Control Photo
Every time you press a button, the remote will creak like the floorboards in a haunted mansion.

In the Box

The TV came with a remote, batteries, and not much else. Assembly was fairly easy: toss the screws in the appropriate holes and tighten them.

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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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