Sony KDL-46WE5B TV reviews and prices: 46" Full HD 1080p LCD screen

13 customer reviews

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8.7 out of 10 based on 13 reviews.
Sony KDL-46WE5B with 46" Full HD 1080p LCD screen, 4 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description
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Valerie, London Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
As you would expect with a Sony TV the picture is excellent with a wide viewing angle and the sound is also first class
Bad points:
None that I can find
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 26 Mar 2010

Purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The picture is great in both SD and HD to the point where I only get my favorite films on Bluray as the non upscaling DVD player looks great on this set. It has lots of input choices USB, HDMI x 4, SCART x 2, PC (VGA), Component, Composite and RF. It also has a freeview tuner which gives me a limited service with a normal not for digital aerial! It also features optical and RCA audio out and an ethernet port for applications. The feature I got it for is the presence sensor which I love as the family tend to put the TV on and leave it on when they leave the room. The styling is typical of the mid to high end sets and it looks great. It looks massive when you first get it but when you get used to it you will be back to sitting 3ft from the screen getting immersed in PS3 games! The green switch is also great as I don't like leaving sets on standby.
Bad points:
The optical out does not throughput surround from HDMI connections (Don't know if this is possible but it would be nice if it did). The sound is relatively good for a flat pannel but as expected for this type of set the low end is missing. Interestingly the presence sensor does not detect the wife too well and the screen tends to want to go in to power save when she is watching it and she has to move about to keep it on (this feature can be switched of or set to longer times if desired) I leave it on 5min's so that when she falls asleep the screen goes off :-).
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Review date: 15 Apr 2010

stephen, glasgow Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
looks great , has everything i was looking for.
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Dec 2009

Purchaser Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Quality product. Good picture and easy to use.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Review date: 11 Feb 2010

Purchaser Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
nice slim design. Excellent picture quality. Easy to use remote
Bad points:
sound ok, but would be improved with a surround sound system
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Review date: 01 Feb 2010

Purchaser High spec fanatic

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Buy it for the ECO features. We have children (and me!) that often watch TV and then head off somewhere for a while, the presence sensor works well and saves power by turning off the screen (sound still plays). The TV will go to standby if nothing is done to it (e.g. channel/volume change etc.) after a programmable amount of time too. Works well with Panasonic blu-ray player
Bad points:
Applicast is a bit of a con, hardly any apps. DLNA is a joke, only plays AVHCD videos from Sony PCs unless you spend time setting up media server apps on your PC like PlayOn.
My TV didn't play nice with a Sony BDP360 blu-ray player but suspect that was more the player than the TV, a Panasonic BD60EB works perfectly with it, including being able to control the player from the Sony remote.It would be good if the presence sensor timer and the "auto-standy" were linked - if you had the thing to turn off after 2 hours of "inactivity" (e.g. watching a long movie), the fact that you've been moving around (activating the presence sensor) seems to be ignored - you need to do something like turn the volume up/down to cancel the TV turning off. You do get a warning that this is about to happen though, so it's not all bad and I suppose means if you've fallen asleep the TV will save power in the long run...
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 01 Feb 2010

Purchaser Film and documentary lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent TV. Nothing against it.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 01 Feb 2010

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 46
Type of screen LCD
3D No
HD TV Full HD 1080p
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of scart ports 2
Connections HDMI
Connections Ethernet
Smart TV No
Frequency (Hz) 100
Response time (Milliseconds) 7
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 100000
Reflection angle 178
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 192
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 24
Release date 2009-03-19

Also known as: SONY KDL46WE5W, KDL-46WE5WAEP, Sony KDL-46WE5W, KDL-46WE5B, SONY KDL46WE5B, Sony KDL46WE5WU, Sony KDL46WE5BU, KDL46WE5BU, Sony KDL-46WE5, Bravia KDL-46WE5

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Manufacturer's Description

Half the energy – twice the impact
Green, lean and with pristine picture quality, this TV has got it all. An energy-efficient backlight saves a massive 50%* power consumption without compromising on picture. With it’s chic style and piano black finish, it fits elegantly in any setting.

Full bodied viewing
Brace yourself for fast-action scenes in super-sharp, smooth picture quality. If that’s not enough, a built-in home entertainment network lets you share videos, photos and music from other devices with the big screen.

Out of sight, out of picture
The WE5 knows you’re there. If you leave the room, its intelligent Presence Sensor automatically switches off the picture to save energy. You still enjoy sound and when you return the picture comes back on. Plus an Energy Saving Switch cuts energy use to practically 0 when the TV is off*.

3 year guarantee
We are currently offering an exclusive 3 year guarantee on the latest BRAVIA LCD TVs sized 26” and above. Every BRAVIA purchased already comes with a guarantee, but for complete peace of mind, we are giving an exclusive 3 year guarantee.*


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