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Sony Bravia KDL W4100 Series LCD HDTV (40", 46", 52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 790 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The usability and value for money are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive views about the tuner and energy efficiency. There are some mixed opinions about the build quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony Bravia KDL W4100 Series LCD HDTV (40", 46", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Bravia KDL W4100 Series LCD HDTV (40", 46", 52")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 611 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL W4100 Series LCD HDTV (40", 46", 52") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BRAVIA W-Series KDL-52W4100 52-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTVSony Bravia W-Series KDL-40W4100 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTVSony BRAVIA W-Series KDL-46W4100 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV

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King of Frame-Processing Makes Fast Images Crystal Clea...

 

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Modern case with thin, barely there bezel. Detailed color and video-processing adjustments. Separate color presets for each input

PS3-inspired Xross Media Bar menu works a whole lot better with a gaming controller than with a remote

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Sony Bravia KDL-46W4100 LDC HDTV Review - Intro

 

The Sony Bravia KDL-46W4100 is an attractive and fully featured LCD HDTV. We were generally impressed by its performance, with dark blacks, accurate whites and a bright display. That doesn't mean there are no negatives, however, as the color gamut is...

The Sony Bravia KDL-46W4100 packs a lot of performance into its attractive package, and although it impressed us mightily at times, it also has plenty of significant negatives as well. In particular we're concerned about the viewing angle, once you get...

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Sony KDL-52W4100

 

Although CNET did not review the 52-inch Sony KDL-52W4100 we did review the 46-inch Sony KDL-46W4100. Judging from their spec sheets, the two Sony LCD HDTVs are basically identical but for screen size, so we expect that the review of the 56-inch TV...

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Sony KDL-46W4100

 

Editors' note: The rating on this review has been lowered because of changes in the competitive marketplace.

Produces a deep level of black; accurate primary colors; dejudder mode smoothes moving video with few artifacts; screen attenuates ambient lighting; solid connectivity with four HDMI and one PC input; numerous picture controls including white balance;...

Black level fluctuates in dark areas; less accurate color decoding; below-average viewing angle; cumbersome menu system.

Sony's midlevel KDL-46W4100 gets you solid dejudder video processing but otherwise its picture quality falls short of the top tier.

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Sony BRAVIA KDL-46W4100

 

The Sony Bravia KDL-46W4100 is a 46-inch LCD flat panel HDTV. Available starting at $1800 this is not a budget HDTV for its class. It offers several features we'd expect to see from a more expensive television, including deep blacks and bright whites,...

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Sony Bravia KDL-46W4100 LDC HDTV Review

 

The Sony Bravia KDL-46W4100 is a 46-inch LCD flat panel HDTV. Available starting at $1800 this is not a budget HDTV for its class. It offers several features we'd expect to see from a more expensive television, including deep blacks and bright whites,...

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Sony Bravia KDL-46W4100

 

The Sony Bravia KDL-46W4100 impressed us mightily at times, it also has plenty of significant negatives.

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Sony KDL-52W4100 LCD TV

 

After that review, I was eager to take a look at the next generation of Sony LCDs, especially a model in the tier below XBR, to see what spending less would get you. It took a while, but Sony finally sent me a KDL-52W4100, which lists for $1000 less...

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Sony KDL 40W4100 40" 1080P LCD TV

 

It is also true that more and more Americans are now watching TV over the Internet. It is kind of free and convenient. But keep in mind, to enjoy sports, games, news in high-definition and high-definition movies on Blu-ray™ you need a True 1080P High...

Considering the low price of the unit and high end features such as 120Hz video processing and 24Hz True Cinema™ processing for film frames, this LCD HDTV is an excellent choice for Home Entertainment, Business Presentations and Class room lectures. It...

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UltimateAVmag.com: Sony KDL-52W4100 LCD TV

 

When I reviewed Sony's KDL-52XBR4 LCD TV in April 2008, I was very impressed for the most part. With excellent color and exceptional detail on HD material, my only reservations were a slightly soft appearance on SD content and a black level that...

Razor-sharp detail, Rich, natural colors, Excellent effective black level, capable, Excellent performance on DVD

Menu system could be better organized, 120Hz frame interpolation not the best I've seen (but much better than XBR4), Shadow detail not the best I've seen, BIVL requires ultra-fast Internet connection to be effective ; even then, video quality is poor

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Product Specifications

Get ready for a TV with technology that will change the way you see TV and movies - the 1080p KDL-40W4100 flat panel LCD HDTV with Motionflow 120Hz technology creates a high standard for picture performance. With smooth, lifelike image quality that responds to the demands of even the fastest moving images, it's like being right in the middle of the action. Unique features like the enhanced Xross Media Bar with 3D graphics and integrated TV Guide program information, built in DMex capability for optional digital modules, and other picture quality technologies like BRAVIA Engine 2 and ACE contrast enhancement make the W-series the standard in 120Hz performance.

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II

Combined Device

Type:Home theater system with LCD TV

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:ATSC / 8-VSB / QAM

DVD

Type:DVD changer

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Manufacturer:Sony
Model:KDL-40W4100-BN1/KDL-40W4100-BN3/KDL-46W4100-BN4/KDL-52W4100-BN3
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Bravia Theater

Radio

Device Type:Radio tuner
Tuner Type:Digital

Television

Diagonal Size:40in/46in/52in
Diagonal Size (metric):101.6cm/116.8cm/132.1cm
HDTV Ready: Yes
Technology:TFT active matrix
Television Type:LCD TV

TV Tuner

Type:Standard

VCR

Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None
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