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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 Sony offers better quality and a huge array of streaming options, but it costs a bit more than the Vizio.

Blacks & Whites

The Vizio has a terrible black level and isn't particularly bright either. The Sony has a significantly higher contrast ratio.

Contrast Chart

Color Accuracy

Both TVs have similar color performance.

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Motion

Both TVs had similar levels of motion blur and artifacting.

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Viewing Effects

Both TVs had nearly identical viewing angles. You'll be fine watching a movie from your couch, but from anywhere else in the room, you'll definitely see a negative impact on the overall contrast.

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Connectivity

The main feature the Sony offers over the Vizio is its online connectivity. You can either hook up an ethernet cable or purchase the wireless adapter and connect to your home network to stream content. Sony's library was far and away the superior one in 2009, but this year Samsung has made some great strides towards closing—if not eliminating—that gap.

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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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