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Sony KDL-46EX521

Sony KDL-46EX521
alaScore 85

67 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Sony KDL-46EX521. 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 color. The reliability is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the price.

image quality, reliability, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-46EX521 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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521 is as good as any


The picture on the 521 looks as good as any tv that I have seen. Supposedly it doesn't have the local dimming like the 720's but I could not see any difference. The flashlighting or uneven lighting I have seen mentioned from some earlier led tv's, both...

Sep, 2011

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521 is as good as any


I looked at slightly and much more expensive tv's and could not see any difference between them and the 521. Others have bells and whistles but this tv has as good a picture at a reasonable price. It displays as well as the 900 series as far as I can...

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20


Color of product:Black


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:46
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Progressive Scan: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewable size diagonal:4.61


VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Number of OSD languages:27
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes


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

Other Features

Backlight: Yes


Child lock: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

TV Tuner

Digital signal format system:DVB-T