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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 713 reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-W4500 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52"). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the price and design are overall positive. The sound and usability also get good comments. There are some mixed reviews about the black level. There are some less positive reviews about the energy efficiency.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-W4500 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52") from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Reviews about the sound and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the color.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL-40W4500 - 40" Widescreen 100hz / 1080P Full HD Bravia LCD TV - With DLNA Technology & FreeviewSony KDL-40W4500 - 40" Widescreen 100hz / 1080P Full HD Bravia LCD TV - With DLNA Technology & Freeview

May, 2018

Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony KDL-52W4500 review


Sony challenges for the top spot

Outstanding fine detail ; Excellent colour fidelity ; Good multimedia support

Take care with the 100Hz mode ; Uneven backlight

Sony is back on form with this superb Bravia

Nov, 2008

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Sony Bravia KDL-46W4500 46in LCD TV


Are the KDL-46W4500's good looks echoed in its picture quality? John finds out.

Feb, 2011

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Sony KDL-46W4500 review


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

Apr, 2009

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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

Apr, 2009

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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

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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

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Sony Bravia KDL40W4500


The Sony Bravia KDL40W4500 is a competent television at a good price, and while the picture is proficient it has some problems with movement.

Excellent HD pictures ; DLNA support ; Subtle styling

Occasional artefacts even with MotionFlow off ; Poor off-axis

A good, if not great television, the Sony KDL40W4500 puts in a good performance for the money, but rivals such as Samsung offer superior cosmetics and a better picture to boot. Also, be aware that the Sony KDL40W4500 is now coming to the end-of-life,...

Apr, 2009

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Sony KDL 40W4500 LCD TV


The KDL-40W4500 has exhaustive photographic capabilities, with the 6.2 megapixel display really doing justice to your digital snaps and with the option to use the screen as a large digital photo frame, cycling through happy memories.

The other great piece of innovation within the KDL-40W4500 is the fact that it can be connected to your home network and share media that is stored on your PC, provided that you have compatible software and hardware. It is really a media powerhouse...

Jul, 2012

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Sony KDL-40W4500


A great looking and performing TV with the odd minor glitch ..

Take away the minor issue with 'clouding' and Sony would have produced one of the finest LCD TV's available. As it is, with strong performance in all areas the KDL-40W4500 is still worth serious consideration.

Jan, 2009


Expert review by : Vincent Teoh (

Sony KDL40W4500 / KDL40W4500U Review


Although we liked the Sony Bravia W4000 LCD series we tested back in May 2008, we bemoaned the lack of 100Hz technology, user menu white balance control, and proper film mode deinterlacing. The Sony KDL40W4500 LCD TV is blessed with 100Hz Motionflow...

The Sony KDL40W4500 is the logical next step up from the W4000 series, adding a functional 100Hz MCFI system to excellent blacks, accurate colour gamut and almost no input lag (with the appropriate configuration). Had Sony offered white balance...

Nov, 2008

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)


Audio system:B/G, D/K, I, L, NICAM / Dolby Digital Plus / Dynamic, Standard, Clear Voice / S-Force Front Surround / S-Force Surround Sound / BBE VIVA Sound
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 20


Plug and Play: Yes


Color of product:Black


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:Digital
Contrast ratio (dynamic):50000:1
Display brightness:500 / 550
Display Diagonal:40 / 46 / 52
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
High frequency rate:100
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewable size diagonal:40.2 / 46.1 / 52
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):234 / 282 / 293


Swivel angle range:-20 - 20
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:11.8 x 11.8 / 300 x 300

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Programmable timers:Y
Remote Control Type:RM-ED011
Sleep Timer: Yes

Other Features

Audio Output:1 / RCA
Display:LCD / TFT
Music power:20
Power Requirements:100-240 V
Sound output mode:Dynamic/Standard/Clear Voice
Stand-by LED: Yes
Viewing Angle:178


Child lock: Yes
Optical disc player:N
Optical disc player type:Not included
Picture viewer: Yes
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x DLNA Ethernet\n1 x DM / 1 x DM\n1 x DLNA Ethernet
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RGB ports quantity:1 / 2
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC (power) in:Y
Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):234 / 282 / 293

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM / PAL, Secam
Auto channel search: Yes
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:29.2 / 4.33 / 4.53 / 4.69
Depth (with stand):11 / 12.1 / 13.7 / 30.8
Height:25.4 / 29.2 / 32.6 / 4.53
Height (with stand):12.1 / 26.9 / 30.8 / 34.3
Weight:1164 / 43 / 58.4 / 72.8
Weight with stand:1393.3 / 50.7 / 68.3 / 87.1
Width:38.8 / 44.1 / 49.7
Width (with stand):38.8 / 4.97 / 44.1 / 49.7