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Sony KDL-46HX853

alaTest has collected and analyzed 227 reviews of Sony KDL-46HX853. 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 durability and price are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical opinions about the energy efficiency and remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-46HX853 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Sony KDL-46HX853 from 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 Opinions about the price and design are on the whole positive. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the reliability and durability are mixed.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL46HX853 46-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p SMART 3D Dynamic LED Television with Built-in Home Cinema System Stand (New for 2012)Sony KDL46HX853 46-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p SMART 3D Dynamic LED Television with Built-in Home Cinema System Stand

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (

Sony Bravia 46-inch KDL-46HX853 LED TV - Pocket-lint


Sony's presence in the TV world has always been a strong one. Well, except for the company's last few generations of TVs that have fallen short of

Great picture quality, soundbar stand produces rich audio straight from the box, lots of connectivity and built-in Sony Entertainment Network

Slanted stand design won’t suit all, Homeshare should be simpler to set up and have a better library system, response can be slow

Sony is kicking back hard with its latest TV series. The HX853’s image quality is sublime; we love the blacks and the punchy colours.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: John Archer (

Sony KDL-46HX853 review


Sony finally blows our telly-loving socks off

Elegant design ; Awesome 2D picture quality ; Good online content ; Excellent value

A little crosstalk with 3D ; A few operating issues ; SEN loads slowly ; Very rare backlight 'blocking

With the latest TV ranges from Samsung and LG already out and attracting mostly positive critical notices, the pressure on Sony's debut TV for 2012 really couldn't be any greater. Especially with Sony's TV business contributing spectacularly to the...

May, 2012

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Sony KDL-46HX853 Review


Smart to look at and thoroughly clever to live with, this is by a long way the best of Sony's 2012 sets.

Sony KDL-46HX853 review – intro2011 wasn’t a vintage year for Sony’s TV division, and 2012 has already seen some outstanding products from very serious-minded rivals (we’re thinking particularly abou

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Sony KDL-46HX853


Great looks, build and finish, superb ergonomics, does fine work with black tones and motion, exceptional sound, impeccable backlighting

No great shakes at upscaling DVD, others offer even more dynamic contrasts, 3D glasses cost extra

Best 46-47in TV, Awards 2012. A really outstanding performer at the price

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Steve May (

Sony KDL-46HX853 review


The brand's online entertainment portal, now known as Sony Entertainment Network (SEN), has also had a makeover. A clean Metro-style interface gathers content into easily perused groups. Streaming TV services include iPlayer, YouTube, Demand 5,...

Any quibbles relating to the KDL-46HX853’s file playback limitations or undernourished audio are quickly silenced by the storming image quality. This can be considered a top-class performer for both HD sports and movies. Throw in a huge selection of...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: (

Sony KDL-46HX853 review


For this review we tested the 46in model in the HX853 range, but it's also available in a 55in screen size (KDL-55HX853). That model has identical specifications except for its dimensions and power usage. We're confident that image quality will be...

A fantastic high-end TV, with plenty of features and excellent image quality

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (

Sony Bravia KDL-46HX853 review


A fantastic high-end TV, with plenty of features and excellent image quality

It's clear that Sony has thrown everything at the 46HX853. It’s a superb looking TV with plenty of high-end features, but crucially both picture and sound quality are excellent. It still can’t beat a plasma set for rich colour and black level accuracy,...

Jun, 2012

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Expert review by: John Archer (

Sony KDL-46HX853


Sony badly needs a TV hit - and in the 46HX853, that's exactly what it's got.

Superb 2D pictures ; Excellent 3D pictures ; Sumptuous design

Some interface issues ; SEN can be a little slow to load ; Minor crosstalk in 3D

May, 2012

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Sony KDL-46HX853 review


Sony's new top-end TV has great smart TV and equally impressive styling

Hugely improved screen Convincing 3D Stacks of smartness A sound unrivalled

In some ways (particularly its supernatural ability with blacks, and the stability of its 3D images) the Sony KDL-46HX853 is the best LCD TV we’ve seen – it’s undoubtedly the best flatscreen TV we’ve heard. Add in a raft of on-line features and what...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (

Sony KDL-46HX853


The Sony KDL-46HX853 is a 46-inch LED 3D full high definition 3D TV with built in Wi-Fi and Sony Internet TV to use Smart TV apps. The Sony KDL-46HX853 also features an energy-saving LED frame dimming feature that adjust backlight levels to suit what's...

The Sony KDL-46HX853 is one of the best HD televisions around,capable of gracing any living room, packed with features, brilliant picture and sound quality, and well worth stumping up the cash for. It’s just a shame the 3D glasses don’t come included....

May, 2012

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV):No / Yes
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Power Switch: No
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:800
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A+
Power Switch: No

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9