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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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Formats

The Sony KDL-46EX700 is a 1080p HDTV that supports 3:2 pulldown and 24p.

Viewing Angle

We measured the TV's viewing angle at about 52°. This is decent for an LCD, but it isn't super amazing when you start bringing plasmas into the comparison. You should probably get a good picture if you're sitting on the couch, but if you're anywhere else in the room, you'll notice a drop in the contrast ratio.

Viewing Angle Chart

Reflectance

The KDL-46EX700 had some problems with reflectance. We were able to see each and every LED in the array we shined at the screen. Further, the light created vertical and horizontal streaks. This is very distracting. When the light isn't facing the screen directly, the streaks aren't particularly noticeable. The glossy bezel might also catch light, but is far less of an issue, especially given the size of the screen. We wouldn't recommend putting this TV in a room that catches natural light.

Video Processing

The TV has a handful of processing features, most of which don't really do much.

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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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