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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of Sony BRAVIA VE5 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52"). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the energy efficiency and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Sony BRAVIA VE5 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52") from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the energy efficiency and price. The usability and sound are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical opinions about the reliability.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (

Sony KDL-VE5 review: Sony KDL-VE5


Sony KDL-VE5

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.

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.

Nov, 2009

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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...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : David Kender (

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...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Marianne Schultz (

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...

Jan, 2009

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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.

Jun, 2010

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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.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : HDTV Solutions (

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.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (

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...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : David Kender (

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...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : David Kender (

Sony Bravia KDL-46VE5


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

Sep, 2009

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:Dolby Digital, TruSurround, MTS
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20

Audio System

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


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):100000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):4500:1 / 5000:1
Display Diagonal:40 / 46 / 52
Display Diagonal (metric):46.1 / 52
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:120
Progressive Scan: Yes
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 16:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178


Type: None

Energy Management

AC input voltage:120
Input Voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):140 / 160 / 180

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:11.8 x 11.8 / 300 x 300


Product Line:Sony

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes


Color:Piano black


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Package dimensions (WxDxH):52.2 x 17.3 x 39.6 / 52.7 x 9.02 x 33.2
Power LED: Yes
Power Requirements:AC 120V
Stand-by LED: Yes

Packaging Data

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes


Card reader integrated: No
Game mode: Yes
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1 / 5
Audio (L,R) out:1
Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
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
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):140 / 160 / 180


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
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:178 degrees

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:ATSC
Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
Tuner Type:Analog & digital
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.09 / 4.21 / 4.53
Depth (with stand):10.7 / 12.7 / 14.3
Height:25.1 / 28.5 / 32.4
Height (with stand):26.9 / 30.4 / 34.3
Weight:50.9 / 617.3 / 66.1
Weight with stand:57.3 / 677.3 / 76.3
Width:38.9 / 44.2 / 49.7
Width (with stand):38.9 / 44.2 / 49.7