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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-WE5 Series LCD HDTV (40", 46"). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The usability and sound are also appreciated. Many are negative about the remote control. There are some mixed views about the size.

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-WE5 Series LCD HDTV (40", 46") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality. The usability also gets good opinions. Some have doubts about the sound. Reviews are divided on the price.

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91% 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 KDL46WE5BU 46-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Eco-friendly LCD TV with Freeview - Black

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony Bravia KDL46WE5 LCD TV

 

This power-efficient Sony TV shows that traditional LCD panel technology isn't dead yet

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

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

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Bravia KDL46WE5 LCD TV

 

This power-efficient Sony TV shows that traditional LCD panel technology isn't dead yet

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.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

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

Outstandingly eco-friendly credentials matched by one heck of a performance

May, 2009

Expert review by: stuffmagazine (stuff.tv)

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

May, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Bravia KDL-46WE5 review

 

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

May, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

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...

May, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

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

May, 2009

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

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

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

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...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Pam Carroll (cnet.com.au)

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...

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Sound enhancement technology:Y

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HD type:Full HD