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Sony Bravia KDL-WE5 Series LCD HDTV (40", 46")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and energy efficiency. The design and sound also get good views. Many are critical about the reliability and remote control, while opinions are divided on the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony Bravia KDL-WE5 Series LCD HDTV (40", 46") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Bravia KDL-WE5 Series LCD HDTV (40", 46")

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 12 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-WE5 Series LCD HDTV (40", 46") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Bravia KDL46WE5BU 46-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Eco-friendly LCD TV with Freeview - BlackSony Bravia KDL46WE5WU 46-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview and 3 Year WarrantySony Bravia KDL46WE5BU 46-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Eco-friendly LCD TV with Freeview - Black

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Sony Bravia KDL46WE5 LCD TV

 

The Sony Bravia KDL46WE5 LCD TV is the Japanese electronic giant's latest attempt at an energy-efficient television. But while it has green credential...

Impressively low power consumption figures, DLNA support, decent picture quality

Dorky two-tone chassis, expensive, some eco features compromise picture quality

The Sony Bravia KDL46WE5 shows that cathode-backlit LCDs can be green-friendly without destroying image quality. The picture quality isn't as good as an LED-backlit TV, but the overall package is decent.

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Sony KDL-40WE5 review

 

Sony's first dedicated Eco TV breaks the 100W barrier

Great pictures ; Very low power consumption ; Presence sensor

Limited viewing angle

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Sony Bravia KDL-40WE5

 

The Sony Bravia KDL-40WE5 is definitive proof that effective eco-friendly features and first-class picture quality really can co-exist. Offering some of the best pictures we've seen from LCD technology, it's also attractive and formidably connected....

Could cut your electricity bill ; pictures look great ; bags of features ; looks cute

More expensive than equivalent non-eco-friendly models ; AppliCast Internet service is very limited ; no Wi-Fi connectivity ; requires care when setting up ; picture quality declines if viewed from an angle

Every TV brand and its mother is jumping on the eco bandwagon. But Sony's Bravia KDL-40WE5 offers more genuine power-saving features than any other TV we've seen to date. What's more, it does it without being ridiculously expensive, or compromising on...

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Sony Bravia WE5 (KDL-40WE5) review

 

Every TV brand and its mother is jumping on the eco bandwagon. But Sony's Bravia KDL-40WE5 offers more genuine power-saving features than any other TV we've seen to date. What's more, it does it without being ridiculously expensive, or compromising on...

Could cut your electricity bill ; Pictures look great ; Bags of features ; Looks cute

More expensive than equivalent non-eco-friendly models ; AppliCast Internet service is very limited ; No Wi-Fi connectivity ; Requires care when setting up ; Picture quality declines if viewed from an angle

Conclusion Despite the troublesome eco preset, the Sony Bravia KDL-40WE5's other impressive energy-related innovations keep the green flag flying high. What's more, these innovations have been implemented while maintaining generally outstanding AV...

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Sony KDL-46WE5 review - LCD TV reviews and video

 

The flagship set from Sony's new eco range promises a number of world-saving firsts. Its picture's not bad either…

Eco-friendly innovations. Full HD spec. Simple to use. Excellent all-round picture performance

Black levels could be better. Design a matter of taste

Recommended!

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Sony Bravia KDL-40WE5 40in LCD TV

 

Green credentials abound in the Sony Bravia KDL-40WE5, but have these affected picture quality?

I have to admit that when I first heard about the WE5 range, I kind of wrote it off as a gimmick. Cue egg on face, for Sony has not only managed to retain its current high picture quality standards on the 40WE5 while delivering genuine running...

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Stuff magazine

 

The flagship set from Sony's new eco range promises a number of world-saving firsts. Its picture's not bad either…

Delivers a stellar performance, and keeps your conscience clean into the bargain

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Sony KDL-46WE5

 

What's inside really does count - this Sony will leave your conscience clean while delivering a stellar performance

Worthwhile eco-friendly innovations ; exhaustive features and full HD specification ; predictably simple to use ; excellent all-round picture performance

Black levels could be better ; appearance divided opinion

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Sony Bravia KDL40WE5

 

The Sony Bravia KDL40WE5 is an impressive first stab at creating a "green" LCD, and while picture quality is good you pay a premium for the proprietary backlight.

Impressive picture ; DLNA support ; Audio ; Solid attempt at creating a power-efficient TV

Price ; Some of the Eco features are a bit naff ; LED backlighting is more power efficient

The Sony Bravia KDL40WE5 is a good all-rounder. It offers a smattering of high-end features and performance that is acceptable for an LCD in this price range. Yet, despite Sony's efforts to create a newer, greener technology, we can't help thinking...

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Sony Bravia KDL46WE5

 

Sony Australia's first crack at an "eco-conscious" LCD TV, the WE5 cuts power consumption through its new HCFL backlight and a Presence Sensor.

The WE5 is certainly one of the best performers energy-wise on the Australian market and kudos to Sony for setting the pace for others to follow. Surely these kinds of technologies and features will become more widespread down the track, but if power...

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
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: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: Yes
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount: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 Efficiency Class (EU):Unknown
Energy Saving Trust Feature: Yes

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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