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Sony BRAVIA KDL-X3500 Series LCD TV (35", 40", 46", 52", 70")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 reviews of Sony BRAVIA KDL-X3500 Series LCD TV (35", 40", 46", 52", 70"). 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. Comments about the sound and usability are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the glare. There are some mixed views about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony BRAVIA KDL-X3500 Series LCD TV (35", 40", 46", 52", 70") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony BRAVIA KDL-X3500 Series LCD TV (35", 40", 46", 52", 70")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Sony BRAVIA KDL-X3500 Series LCD TV (35", 40", 46", 52", 70") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the usability and durability are on the whole positive. The sound and image quality also get good comments. Many are negative about the reliability and glare.

price, image quality, sound, durability, usability

glare, reliability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL-40X3500 - 40'' Widescreen Bravia 1080P Full HD LCD TV - With FreeviewSony KDL-40X3500 - 40'' Widescreen Bravia 1080P Full HD LCD TV - With Freeview

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Ofer LaOr (hometheaterhifi.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-46X3500 46″ 1920x1080p LCD HDTV

 

When the local Sony dealer asked me which model I wanted to check out, I wasn't sure if I should get the smaller 40" or the larger 46" model. On the one hand, statistics say that the 40" model will be a lot more popular, but they also suggest that the...

In short, I think this is a great display and certainly a breakthrough in price/performance. Sony is continually pushing the limit. Anyone who has sufficient HD sources and is looking for a new display should give Sony’s latest lineup a close look.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Ofer LaOr (hometheaterhifi.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-46X3500 46" 1920x1080p LCD HDTV

 

When the local Sony dealer asked me which model I wanted to check out, I wasn?t sure if I should get the smaller 40??or the larger 46? model. On the one hand, statistics say that the 40? model will be a lot more popular, but they also suggest that the...

In short, I think this is a great display and certainly a breakthrough in price/performance. Sony is continually pushing the limit. Anyone who has sufficient HD sources and is looking for a new display should give Sony’s latest lineup a close look

May, 2008

Expert review by: Televisions.com (televisions.com)

Sony KDL-40 X 3500

 

Everything present: Upmarket features complement the high-contrast panel., The 24p cinematic refresh rate and video electronics guarantee smooth transition and pure movie enjoyment., Ideal for sport fans: Even fast paced transitions are faithfully...

Not suitable for the bedroom: The fan has a slight but irritating hum, which after a while will grate the nerves., Playback of DVD material requires a good external player - the Sony loses a lot of detail when processing 567i/p signals

For a solid price, one gets one of the best LCD flat-panel televisions in the 40" class. It is very easy to operate, has an exceptional feature set and pushes the limit of what is possible for a television based on LCD technology in terms of contrast...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: (pcauthority.com.au)

Sony KDL-70X3500

 

Homer Simpson's home town of Springfield's motto is: A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man. There must be a glut of noble spirit at Sony

Sep, 2008

highly-recommended

Expert review by: Vincent Teoh (hdtvtest.co.uk)

Sony KDL40X3500 Review: 40" Bravia 100Hz HD 1080p LCD TV

 

The Sony KDL40X3500 sits proudly atop of their hierarchy of LCD televisions, boasting all of the latest technologies (read: buzzwords that get the consumers salivating) in their arsenal such as 100Hz motion, true HD 1080p panel and 1080p/24 support....

Motionflow 100Hz reduces motion blur without nasty interpolation artifacts ; Excellent blacks and shadow detail ; Accurate colours with excellent decoding ; Superb HD resolution with "Full Pixel" 1:1 mapping ; Easy to calibrate to D65 greyscale...

Average video processing ; Auto-dimming unless [Game/ Text Mode] is engaged

I'll readily admit that I didn't expect much from the Motionflow 100Hz on Sony KDL40X3500, because all the motion compensation frame interpolation (MCFI) implementations on other flat screen televisions I've seen in the past have invariably thrown up...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: HDTVorg.co.uk (hdtvorg.co.uk)

Sony KDL-40X3500

 

Quite possibly the most accomplished large LCD TV currently available ..

The Sony KDL-40X3500 has joined a small but growing band of LCD TV's that have closed the gap when it come to the traditional Plasma strengths of black level performance and smooth fast motion capability. While hardened Plasma...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: HDTVorg.co.uk (hdtvorg.co.uk)

Sony KDL-46X3500

 

One of the most accomplished large LCD TV's currently available ..

The Sony KDL-46X3500 is a significant step forward for LCD technology. While hardened Plasma enthusiasts may not be convinced, others who may not previously have considered LCD should think twice.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: CHRISTOS (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL46X3500

 

Amazing design, picture quality and sound

Features now (2012) outdated, black horizontal lines in the panel after 3 years of heavy use spoiled the experience as the TV became unusable

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Cheng (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL46X3500

 

stylish, elegant,easy to use.

screen failure in just four year and can't repair. Too expensive

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: stephen (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL46X3500

 

the over all quality of the package

hann't found any as yet

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:B/G, D/K, I, L, NICAM / B/G,D/K,I,L,NICAM / S-Force Front Surround
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:22

Design

Color of product:Black / Grey

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:Digital
Contrast ratio (dynamic):18000:1 / 25000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1 / 2000:1 / 2200:1
Display brightness:500 / 550
Display Diagonal:40 / 46 / 52 / 70
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display resolution at frequency:AC, COAX
HD type:Full HD / HD
Noise reduction: Yes
Picture enhancement:BRAVIA ENGINE PRO
Response Time:8
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewable size diagonal:3.98 / 46.1 / 52 / 70.1
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 0.4
Power consumption (typical):220 / 270 / 285 / 320 / 350 / 630

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y

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-ED010
Sleep Timer: / Yes

Other Features

Audio Output:1 / RCA
AV input:RCA
Digital audio out:Y
Display:LCD
Display panel size:10
DVB:Terrestrial
Ext 1 Scart:RGB
Ext 2 Scart:RGB
Optional accessories:SU-WL500, SU-FL62
Sound output mode:3
Stand-by LED: Yes
Weight:57.3
Zoom capability:Y

Packaging Data

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes

Performance

Child lock: Yes
Teletext:2000
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1 / 2
Composite video in:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC (power) in:Y
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 0.4
Power consumption (typical):220 / 270 / 285 / 320 / 350 / 630

TV Tuner

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.484 / 12.7 / 15.1 / 16.5 / 4.84 / 4.92
Depth (with stand):1.27 / 12.7 / 15.1 / 4.84
Height:2.59 / 25.9 / 28.2 / 28.9 / 32.6 / 35 / 44.5
Height (with stand):2.82 / 25.9 / 31.3 / 35
Weight:2.86 / 57.3 / 72.8 / 9.26 / 92.6
Weight with stand:108 / 68.3 / 83.8
Width:4.37 / 43.7 / 49.7 / 55.7 / 72.5
Width (with stand):4.37 / 43.7 / 49.7 / 55.7