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Sony BRAVIA KDL-EX1 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the color and usability. The sound and image quality are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony BRAVIA KDL-EX1 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 162 reviews)

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Sony KDL-40 EX1

 

Easy socket access thanks to separate connections box; Picture transmits wirelessly from connections box to display; Tuners for analog and digital terrestrial TV, plus digital cable (the latter also in HDTV); Picture-frame design and a depth of just 5...

Error-prone wireless connection; Limited HDTV picture-quality over the wireless connection; So-so picture quality for side-on viewing; No aspect-ratio options for HD signals; Motion clarity could be higher; Poor sound

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Sony KDL-52EX1 Bravia LCD TV review

 

Sony's 52EX1 is a Wi-Fi connected wall-mounter with solid performance

Thin body ; Lack of cable clutter ; User-friendly

Wireless link supports only 1080i ; Quite expensive

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Sony Bravia KDL46EX1 LCD television

 

The Sony Bravia KDL46EX1 is a thin and stylish Full HD LCD television that has decent but not spectacular picture quality, a good range of multimedia ...

Media streamer hides cable clutter, picture frame design is stylish in any environment

No 1080p or 24p streaming, picture quality inferior to other (uglier) TVs

The Sony Bravia KDL46EX1 is a thin, well-designed Full HD LCD television with average image quality and a good wireless media streaming system. It may not be as competent as other models in its price range, but you're paying for some high-class style...

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Sony Bravia KDL-40EX1 television review

 

The Sony KDL-40EX1 is a slim line, 40-inch HD LCD TV that would not look out of place on the wall of any home, because the whole design ethos with the EX1 is that it can double up as a kind of giant, 40-inch digital picture frame as well as the hub for...

Good connectivity, excellent HD picture quality, great built-in sound and base, good separate voice volume, slim design

Seems expensive, 1080p and 24p True Cinema modes not available via Media Receiver (direct monitor input only)

The latest Sony HD LCD TV is a slim and stylish affair that doubles as a 40-inch "art" picture frame. It’s also wireless too and while it looks the part it's quite expensive and has a bit of an Achilles heel in that it cannot wirelessly stream Full HD...

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Sony Bravia KDL-52EX1 52in LCD TV

 

It's not cheap, but the Sony Bravia KDL-52EX1 is a stylish 52-incher that also has a wireless HD video transfer system.

Of these, I'd argue that simple JPEG stills are the most important files so far as the 52EX1 is concerned. For the set's unusual design, low-power Picture Frame mode and PhotoTV HD engine clearly indicate that Sony wants you to use the TV as a still...

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Sony Bravia EX1 (KDL-52EX1) review

 

The Sony Bravia KDL-52EX1 ultimately comes across as something of an oddball. It offers a futuristic design and some cutting-edge tech, but in some ways feels like it's a generation behind other current TVs. Its price seems inexplicably high too

Bold design ; Wireless AV system seems stable enough ; Good picture quality

One or two processing side effects ; Doesn't use the latest Bravia Engine 3 processing system ; Wireless system can't support 1080p ; Sound quality isn't great ; Painfully expensive

Conclusion There's no doubt that the Sony Bravia KDL-52EX1 makes a bold statement. But Sony is capable of delivering better picture quality, and this fact ultimately makes for an over-priced, rather than premium, TV

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Sony Bravia KDL46EX1

 

The Sony Bravia KDL46EX1 is a gorgeous looking unit that shows the tremendous promise of wireless HD technology. But we'd hold off on investing till it matures a little.

Stylish ; Wireless system is simple and robust ; Good contrast and natural colours ; Detailed images

No 24p support ; No 1080p transmission ; Some smearing and jaggy problems

Despite being really cool, we're not really convinced of wireless benefits yet — especially when the screen needs to downscale to transmit material across the airwaves. Newer versions of the technology, such as in the upcoming Panasonic Z1, will...

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Sony Bravia KDL40EX1

 

The Sony Bravia KDL40EX1 is the company's "wireless picture frame TV" that also features wireless connectivity, four HDMI ports and a USB port.

Outlook The EX1 series is an attractive-looking television set perfectly suited to mounting on the wall. While you could buy it for using it in the normal fashion, we really don't see any point. It's good to see a TV that thinks a bit differently and...

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Sony KDL-52EX1

 

In looking for other reasons to justify its price, the headline act is undoubtedly its ability to transmit sound and pictures - including HD ones - wirelessly from its external tuner box to the screen, slashing the amount of connections that have to go...

Bold design, good HD pictures for the most part, wireless HD picture transmission system

It's far too expensive, it feels strangely dated in a couple of ways, surprisingly bland sound

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Sony KDL-40EX1 Flat-Television.

 

Sony is very beutiful television. This TV is perfect to wall. It's almost 5cm thick. This Television is very easy to fit with other electronic equipments. There is wireless signal wich help television to get signal from other electronic equipments and...

good quality, thin, stylish outfit, easy to use

bad sound quality, poor stand

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Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player: No
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Picture (PAP): Yes
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Front AV Interface: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming: No
S-Video: Yes
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Not Applicable / VESA 300 x 300

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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