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Sony BRAVIA VE5 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52")

Sony BRAVIA VE5 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52")
alaScore 87

224 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 reviews of Sony BRAVIA VE5 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52"). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the energy efficiency and price. The usability and sound also get good views, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

image quality, sound, usability, price, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony BRAVIA VE5 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony BRAVIA VE5 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Sony BRAVIA VE5 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and energy efficiency. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the design.

image quality, sound, price, energy, usability

reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BRAVIA VE5-Series KDL-46VE5 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz Eco-friendly LCD HDTVSony BRAVIA VE5-Series KDL-40VE5 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTVSony BRAVIA VE5-Series KDL-52VE5 52-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV

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Sony KDL-VE5

 

Sony's KDL-VE5 series of eco-friendly LCD TVs brings an innovative new power-saving feature to the party, along with respectable picture quality.

Novel automatic turn-off function works well; energy efficient; produces relatively deep black levels; mostly accurate color in bright areas; solid dejudder processing in Standard mode; numerous picture controls; plenty of connectivity with four HDMI,...

Somewhat expensive; dark areas tinged bluish; less uniform screen; must engage dejudder to enable antiblur; uninspired design

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Sony KDL-46VE5 LCD HDTV Review - Intro

 

The Sony KDL-46VE5 ($1799 MSRP) tries to make its name in the "eco-friendly" category. It offers acceptable performance, but little else. Sure, you can trust the Sony name to an extent, but there are better TVs within and without the brand.

The Sony KDL-46VE5 is a decent television, but its flaws can't be ignored. The contrast ratio is great, and a point in its favor. However, the color curves were not smooth, the motion was far from smooth, and the viewing angle was poor. Throw in the...

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Sony Bravia KDL-52VE5 LCD HDTV First Impressions Review - Intro

 

The Sony Bravia KDL-52VE5 is the largest unit in its new Eco line of LCD HDTVs that offers specific design features to lower power consumption. This model has a 52" LCD flat screen with a more power-efficient backlight and a presence sensor that will...

The KDL-52VE5 presents a nice alternative among flat screen LCD HDTVs for those who are energy conscious with its HCFL backlight and other energy saving features. To our naked eye, it displayed vibrant colors, deep blacks, and bright whites, though...

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Sony KDL-52VE5

 

The KDL-52VE5 is hands down one of the best values on the market in a 52" HDTV. That includes LED sets - this is one of the few LCD sets that can match the image quality of LED backlit sets. It's feature-packed, and makes the perfect centerpiece for...

HCFL backlight provides excellent image qualityFull HD 1080p resolution120Hz refresh ratePlenty of I/O options

Lacks Ethernet connectivity

Connectivity options include 4 HDMI inputs, 2 component video inputs...

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Sony KDL-52VE5 – With presence sensor

 

Everything is going 'green' these days and manufacturers are cashing in on the idea by putting some green features in their products. Environmental awareness is now at all time high and the easiest way to grab attention of general public is to have a...

Presence sensor feature works quite well ; Energy efficient ; Bright areas have accurate color ; Black level production is quite accurate ; Standard mode has good dejudder processing ; Lots of picture controls ; Plenty of options for connectivity with...

Expensive as compared to other TVs ; Dark areas tinge a bit blue ; Screen is less uniform ; You might enable the antiblur for engaging the dejudder ; Design is uninspiring

This TV's main selling point is the power saving feature and the picture quality too is respectable. The downside is that the price is a bit high.

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Sony KDL-40VE5 – with next generation “Presence Sensor”

 

Let us tell you a truth – the “eco-friendly” and “green” – these two word-phrases are generating a big business for technical companies, especially for Television manufacturers. Sony KDL-VE5 series is just doing the same and is a sort of “green...

If you usually forget to turn off the television and can afford a next generation feature with extensive price tag, then you can buy new Sony KDL-40VE5.

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Sony BRAVIA KDL-46VE5 46" LCD Review

 

The Sony BRAVIA KDL-46VE5 Eco Series lives up to its moniker with a meager 105W power rating. Pair that with a high performance 120Hz LCD and this no-frills 1080p TV is a winner for people who don't want extra features like Internet connectivity.

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Sony KDL-46VE5 LCD HDTV Reviewed

 

If you're torn between your love of big-screen TV and your desire to do right by the environment, Sony wants you to know about its new KDL-46VE5. This 46-inch LCD is a more energy-efficient alternative to Sony's other LCD models, with a Presence Sensor...

Motionflow 120Hz technology effectively reduces motion blur and offers multiple settings to tailor the smoothing effect to your liking ; This TV has a 1080p resolution and will accept 24p sources via its HDMI inputs ; The KDL-46VE5 has eco-friendly...

This TV does not use the LED backlighting or 240Hz technology found in higher-end Sony lines ; The 120Hz function doesn't offer separate modes for blur reduction and film judder, so you have to accept Motionflow's smoothing effect if you want to...

Kudos to Sony for pushing the Eco TV concept to the next stage. The KDL-46VE5 adds unique energy-saving options that will appeal to the eco-minded shopper, but it also has desirable HDTV features like a 1080p resolution, Motionflow 120Hz, USB media...

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Sony Bravia KDL-46VE5

 

The Sony Bravia KDL-46VE5 is one of the TVs in Sony's "eco series" line-up, but don't count on a construction of wood and moss, powered by zero-carbon hydrogen cells. No, besides a modest power consumption, the 46VE5 doesn't do much to save the earth...

The Sony KDL-46VE5 offers excellent contrast ratio. Of course, it doesn't live up to the bloated 100,000:1 figure that Sony touts on the packaging, but those numbers should never be trusted. In our own lab testing, we found a ratio of 3621:1, which is...

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Sony Bravia KDL-46VE5

 

Sure, you can trust the Sony name to an extent, but there are better TVs within and without the brand.

Product Specifications

Go green without sacrificing picture quality. Combining energy-saving features with quality picture performance, BRAVIA VE5 Eco series HDTVs make other televisions green with envy. The 46" VE5 boasts a high-efficiency HCFL backlight which provides outstanding image quality while exceeding Energy Star 3.0 requirements by over 55% in Home mode. An integrated Presence Sensor detects if you've stepped away from your TV for awhile and shuts the picture off. A built-in LightSensor automatically adjusts to your room's ambient light and lowers the brightness of the TV's backlight to conserve energy. Plus, enjoy Full HD 1080p picture quality and smooth motion with Motionflow 120Hz refresh rate technology.

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.1in/4.2in/4.5in
Height:25.1in/28.5in/32.4in
Weight:38.8lbs/50.9lbs/66.1lbs
Width:38.9in/44.1in/49.6in

DVD

Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:KDL-40VE5/KDL-46VE5/KDL-52VE5
Product Line:Sony

Miscellaneous

Color:Piano black

Television

120Hz: Yes
Diagonal Size:40in/46in/52in
Diagonal Size (cm):102cm/117cm/132cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:100000:1
Enhanced Refresh Rate:120 Hz
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:4
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:4500:1/5000:1
LCD Backlight Technology:Hot Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (HCFL)
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Series:BRAVIA VE5 Eco
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:178 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes
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