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Sony KDL-46HX853

Sony KDL-46HX853
alaScore 93

69 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The usability and sound are also appreciated, but opinions about the remote control and reliability are mixed.

image quality, sound, usability, design, price

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 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

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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

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Sony Bravia 46-inch KDL-46HX853 LED TV review


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 the mark. We'll just put that down to a bad day in the office, because it looks as though Sony has come...

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

Fantastic image quality, deep blacks and rich sound make this set among the best in its class. But the slow responsiveness, Homestream’s headache of a setup, and the slanted "monolith" stand are issues to consider. Ignore those bumps and its otherwise...


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Sony KDL-46HX853 review


Just when you thought Sony's TV glory days were over for good, the brand goes and delivers the best LCD TV ever. Get in.

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

There really isn't any overstating the potential importance of the KDL-46HX853 to Sony right now. For in one single leap its stunning picture performance takes the struggling Japanese giant from near-zero to all-conquering hero - an achievement made...


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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

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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

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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...

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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

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Sony Bravia KDL-46HX853 review


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

Editor's Choice!

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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

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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....

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Sony KDL-46HX853


HD good

Sound ; sytem update can change some of the settings ; Took 3 engineers to set up TV to make main features operational

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


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:800
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: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