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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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Ergonomics & Durability

The Sony KDL-46EX700 has an attractive but ultimately frustrating remote control. Look at the picture. It looks cool, right? It's got that slick style that Sony is (sometimes) known for. Unfortunately, it feels cheap in your hand. Part of the problem is that, in order to keep such a seamless style, the entire back of the remote slides out to accommodate the batteries. Because of this, the whole remote has an empty cavity underneath that creaks and bends every time you push a button.

Button Layout & Use

The button layout on this remote is not great. The d-pad in the center works well enough, but the buttons around it are so frustratingly confusing. First of all, there are too many. We were constantly hitting the wrong button. The best remote is the one you don't have to think about. The only button you need in easy reach is the back button (called 'Return' here). Secondly, why on earth does the Menu button have two labels? It's called Menu and Home. Was it so important that Sony brand their remote that they thought two labels were necessary? Third, the volume and channel up/down buttons are too small.

Programming & Flexibility

The remote control can be used to control other Sony devices with the Bravia Sync branding, but not other devices.

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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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