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Sony Bravia KDL-W4500 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52")

Sony Bravia KDL-W4500 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52")
alaScore 89

588 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 588 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money and design. The usability and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the remote control.

image quality, sound, usability, design, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony Bravia KDL-W4500 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 588 reviews)

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Getting Sony to send us TVs to review these days is like pulling hen's teeth. So you can imagine our surprise when finally we opened the door to a courier last week to find him looking seriously cheesed off to be carrying not just any Sony TV, but a...

good design


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Sony BRAVIA KDL-52W4500


TV. And I see Sony BRAVIA KDL-52W4500, I very like this product. With style design and nice TV This Sony Bravia KDL-52W4500 including multimedia jacks in turn, USB camcorders and digital cameras. That also enable Ethernet ports in TV. This TV can...

Nice design

Backlighting problems

Consumer review by:

Sony Bravia W45 Series


Features : Size : 40 inches Inputs : HDMI, VGA, component Resolution : 1,920x1,080 Contrast Ration : 50,000:1 This is the improve version of W4 series, it added Motionflow 100 Hz technology, which in effect increases the number of frames to 100 per...

Improved version of W4 series



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A 'gamer' television


At first, I needed to get used to the new format compared to my old CRT tube. After a few weeks, we are finally getting used to it. The look distance is around 3.5 / 4 meters. The installation was very easy and done in an hour. The sound is neither...

Excellent picture quality, there is a game mode

An average sound quality

Consumer review by:

Sony KDL40W4500 HDTV


Sony KDL40W4500 HDTV sports a transparent segment of perspex between the slightly glossy LCD screen and the finely perforated speaker grille. The bezel and (to a lesser extent) the speaker grille are finished in polished black; and the ensemble is...

high quality


Expert review by:

Sony Bravia KDL-52W4500 52in LCDTV


Sony impressed us with the KDL-40W4000, so does this Bravia 52in LCD TV live up to expectations?

The 52W4500 is arguably better placed to work as a ‘picture frame' than the Samsung, too, on account of its use of LCD rather than plasma technology. After all, LCD doesn't suffer from any significant screen burn issues.

Expert review by:

Stuff magazine


If you're after detail and contrast rather than whiz-bang features, Sony thinks it has the answer with this 46in set. We'll be the judges of that...

The ’W4500 is as impressive now as when we first saw it – and it's much cheaper too

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Sony Bravia KDL-52W4500 review


What initially looks like being a spectacular success for Sony ultimately turns into a quality-control nightmare, thanks to the appearance of some horribly overt pools of light during dark scenes. Apparently these don't appear on all 52W4500 TVs, but...

Well designed and built ; Great sharpness and brightness ; Good motion handling ; Multimedia connectivity

Dark scenes are badly blighted by backlight seepage issues ; Only three HDMIs ; Occasional grain with HD

Conclusion When it's good, the 52W4500 is very good. But when it's bad, as our sample was during dark scenes, it's so bad you have to wonder how it slipped through Sony's quality-control department. Sure, if you're lucky you might order a 52W4500 and...

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Sony KDL-46W4500


The 'W4500 is as impressive now as when we first saw it - it's much cheaper, too

Unbeatable combination of deep blacks and punchy whites ; stunning detail, particularly with Blu-ray ; excellent motion

It needs care in calibration to truly impress

Expert review by:

Sony KDL-40W4500


We didn't think that Sony's flatscreen TVs could get much better, but the 40W4500 has proved us wrong. It's a stunning TV

Awesome contrast and detail levels ; handles motion well ; classy design

Nothing major

Product Specifications

PRODUCT FEATURES: View fast-moving images, such as sports or action movies, with life-like smoothness and sharper detail thanks to Motionflow 100Hz with Sony's image blur reduction technology Experience incredibly clear and defined images with Bravia Engine 2 picture enhancement technology and advanced contrast enhancer Enjoy all the music and photo content from your computer on your TV with DLNA home networking technology Watch TV, movies and games in high definition detail thanks to the 6.2-megapixel resolution Featuring Sony's unique draw the line design concept, the Bravia W4500 looks fantastic in any room See life-like and vibrant colors the way nature intended them to be viewed with x.v.Color It's easy to use your TV screen to view your digital photographs with USB photo viewer and with PhotoTV HD you can see them in superb high definition quality When you are not watching TV, turn it into a digital picture frame with picture frame mode No more confusing menu screens thanks to Sony's easy-to-navigate XrossMediaBar to browse all your TV functions If you love watching films then this is the TV for you - view movies exactly how the director intended with 24p true cinema Control your entire home cinema set-up with just one click on the TV remote and access the menus on compatible peripheral devices such as Handycam camcorders thanks to Bravia Sync Three HDMI inputs (two on rear, one on side, all with CEC) make it even easier to connect to high definition sources such as Blu-ray Disc and PlayStation 3 Share music, photos, and video by connecting your personal digital devices such as Walkman or iPod to your Bravia TV with the digital media port Experience the effect of digital surround sound from just the front speakers with Sony's advanced S-Force Front Surround technology Alter the volume of voices without changing background volume with voice zoom Watch digital TV with the integrated standard definition digital terrestrial tuner (MPEG-2, also receives analog)


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
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
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Front AV Interface: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
PC Streaming: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 300 x 300


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 of Monitor:LCD