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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 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. Reviews about the energy efficiency and usability are overall positive. The design and sound are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the remote control and size.

image quality, sound, design, usability, energy

size, remote control

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. People really like the image quality. The usability also gets good feedback. There are some critical comments about the sound. There are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, image quality

sound

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

Jan, 2018

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: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KDL-46WE5 review

 

This new Sony 46in LCD is not only a stunning performer, it'll leave your conscience clean with its eco-friendly outlook

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

What’s inside really does count – this Sony will leave your conscience clean while delivering a stellar 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: 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

Audio system:B/G, D/K, I, L, NICAM / B/G, D/K, Ik, L, NICAM / S-Force Front Surround / •NICAM A2/BBE ViVA/Dolby Virtual/S-Force Surround
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Sound enhancement technology:Y

Certificates

Plug and Play: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:Digital / Yes
Contrast ratio (dynamic):100000000:1 / 1000000:1 / 100000:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:40 / 46
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Noise reduction: Yes
Picture enhancement:BRAVIA ENGINE 3, Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE), Intelligent Picture, Live Colour
Progressive Scan: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewable size diagonal:40.2 / 46.1
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
Power consumption (standby):0.17
Power consumption (typical):102 / 122 / 144 / 162

Ergonomics

Swivel angle range:20 - 20
Tilt angle:-20 - 20
Tilt angle range:-20 - 20
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 Screen Display (OSD) languages:Nor
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Programmable timers:Y
Sleep Timer: Yes

Other Features

Additional accessories:RM-ED016 / RM-ED016, SU-WL500
Audio Output:1 / 5.1
Display:LCD
DVB:DVB-T, DVB-C / Terrestrial
Package dimensions (WxDxH):49.1 x 7.76 x 30.4 / 49.1 x 8.39 x 30.2 / 54.7 x 9.02 x 32.5
Sound output mode:Dynamic/Standard/Clear Voice/Cinema/Music/Sports/Game
Speakers:2 x 10
Zoom capability:14:9, 4:3, Smart, Wide, Zoom, AFD

Packaging Data

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package depth:8.39
Package height:30.2
Package width:49.1

Performance

Child lock: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Teletext:1000 / 2000
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:1 / 2
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 2 / 3
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:2
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Number of AV connections:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RGB ports quantity:2
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC (power) in:Y
Power consumption (standby):0.17
Power consumption (typical):102 / 122 / 144 / 162

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC 3.58, PAL, Secam / PAL / PAL, Secam
Auto channel search: Yes
Supported TV bands:CATV, UHF, VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.09 / 4.21
Depth (with stand):11.9 / 13
Height:25.1 / 28.5
Height (with stand):27 / 30.4
Weight:39.7 / 52.9 / 634.9
Weight with stand:46.3 / 60.6 / 740.8
Width:38.6 / 38.9 / 44.2
Width (with stand):38.9 / 44.2