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Sony KDL-EX500 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40", 46", 55", 60")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 752 reviews of Sony KDL-EX500 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40", 46", 55", 60"). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the design and sound. The price and usability also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-EX500 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40", 46", 55", 60") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KDL-EX500 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40", 46", 55", 60")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony KDL-EX500 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40", 46", 55", 60") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the sound and size are overall positive. The remote control and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL-46EX500 46 -inch LCD 1080 pixels 100 Hz TVSony KDL-46EX500 46 -inch LCD 1080 pixels 100 Hz TV

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony KDL-EX500 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40", 46", 55", 60")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 user reviews of Sony KDL-EX500 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40", 46", 55", 60") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and sound are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the remote control.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BRAVIA EX 500 Series 40-Inch LCD TV, BlackSony BRAVIA EX 500 Series 40-Inch LCD TV, Black

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-EX500 review: Sony Bravia KDL-EX500

 

Reproduced somewhat deep black levels; accurate color in bright areas; matte screen works well in bright lighting; solid picture adjustment options; streams video via USB.

Dark areas tinged somewhat blue; benefits of 120Hz difficult to discern; some smoothing evident in 1080p/24 processing; fewer picture controls than some competitors.

The Sony KDL-EX500 LCD TV incorporates respectable image quality with essential features at a wallet-friendly price.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Tony Leotta (audioholics.com)

Sony BRAVIA KDL-55EX500 55" LCD HDTV Preview

 

The Sony BRAVIA KDL-55EX500 is one of five CCFL backlit LCD HDTVs announced in 2010 as part of the KDL-EX500 Series.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Tony Leotta (audioholics.com)

Sony BRAVIA KDL-46EX500 LED 46" Preview

 

The BRAVIA EX500 Series HDTV combines a clean design with cutting-edge features.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Tony Leotta (audioholics.com)

Sony BRAVIA KDL-60EX500 60" HDTV Preview

 

An impressive centerpiece to any entertainment system, the BRAVIA EX500 Series HDTV combines a clean design with cutting-edge features.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (hometheaterreview.com)

Sony KDL-46EX500 LCD HDTV Reviewed

 

As a lower-priced model in Sony's 2010 TV lineup, the KDL-46EX500 doesn't offer perks like 240Hz, 3D capability, and BRAVIA Internet Video. This traditional CCFL-backlit LCD does offer a 120Hz refresh rate and a healthy amount of A/V inputs and picture...

This TV has a 1080p resolution and will accept 24p sources via its HDMI inputs ; Motionflow 120Hz technology effectively reduces motion blur andoffers multiple settings to tailor the smoothing effect to your liking ; LCDs can be very bright, which...

The KDL-46EX500 uses a traditional CCFL backlight, so its black levelwill likely not be as deep as you'll find in the better full-arrayLED-based LCDs with local dimming ; LCD viewing angles are not as good as you'll find with a plasma TV ; This TV...

The KDL-46EX500 has an MSRP of $1099.99, but it is available for lessthan $1,000, which makes it a good value for a 46-inch Sony TV. Itdoesn't offer all the benefits you get with higher-end Sonymodels--like LED lighting, a super-slim cabinet, and...

May, 2010

Expert review by: LCD TV Buying Guide (lcdtvbuyingguide.com)

Expert Review

 

Sony Bravia KDL55EX500 55nch Full HD LCD TV

picture quality hd or sd is on a par with the best out there,extensive settings menu allows tweaking of almost every aspect of display,tv will channel 5.1 dolby via hdmi from any capable connected equipment(ps3,pvr. ect) to my surround system via...

lacks an sd card reader, so-so sound from the inbuilt speakers, needs some tweaking out of the box to give its best, one year warranty sucks

May, 2010

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Sony KDL-32EX500 Review – 32-inch LCD HDTV

 

Perhaps the lack of the LED backlight can pose a great disadvantage to Sony in this series of HDTVs. The CCFL backlights are not too bad but viewers will surely be interested in getting the best deal for their money. Besides when so much has been...

7 HD inputs are enough to keep you engaged for a long time. 4 HDMI take care of all the high definition input devices like Blu-ray disc players, camcorders and gaming consoles. The PC input encourages you to convert the TV into a computer monitor....

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Sony KDL-46EX500 Review – 46-inch LCD HDTV

 

The Sony name has become so synonymous with excellent quality and advanced technology that even when the TVs are not featured with the introductory and revolutionary technologies of the year, they sell like hot cakes. Sony is also expecting to do great...

The sensors are good when you are not in the mood to adjust the picture settings. The ambient sensor adjusts the color according to the ambiance in the room and the light sensor takes care of the brightness. Along with intelligent sensors, Sony also...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Sony KDL-55EX500 Review – 55-inch LCD HDTV

 

Sony definitely looked at providing a few series that come with a relatively lower price tag to augment its sales. Many people who look for their second or third TV do not wish to spend a lot. Keeping this in mind, Sony unveiled the KDL series which is...

Talking about its energy saving capability, it is rated with Energy Star 4, which directly means you have an eco-friendly TV in your living room. View your TV with any lighting conditions and forget about your worries of a higher energy charges as...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Sony KDL-60EX500 Review – 60-inch LCD HDTV

 

Falling back on its old war horses again, Sony has got together a whole series of TVs with specifications matching those of its models of yesteryears. This model is a big 60-inch made to bring a flicker in the eyes of the most poker faced individual....

Connectivity is fantastic with 7 HD inputs. This includes the 4 HDMI and the 2 component inputs. There is also a PC input if you want to use the HDTV as a computer. The HDMI are for connecting all the HD ready devices so that you can get a great...

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

The Sony KDL-EX500 Series LCD TV is a attractive HD TV. It offers a much lower price than some of the newer florescent TVs, but still has great picture quality. It doesn't have internet connectivity, but it will read content off of USB flash drives, which is a somewhat unique feature. It has a 120 Hz refresh rate, with dejudder processing, and good overall picture quality. The front of the TV isn't one smooth plane like some of the other TVs (it has a gray bar at the bottom, where the controls are located), however it has a nice matte finish that doesn't reflect too much light. This makes it a good TV for brightly lit areas. Overall, this is a good TV, and it is well worth the considerably lower price than many other HD TVs.

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital, MTS
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Design:Digital signage flat panel
LED Indicators: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300 / 400 x 300

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.1in/3.8in/3.9in/4.1in/4.7in
Height:19.6in/23.6in/28.1in/31.3in/34.4in
Weight:21.8lbs/31.3lbs/47.6lbs/58.9lbs/80.9lbs
Width:31.5in/39.1in/44.5in/52in/57.5in

Display

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):150000:1
Display Diagonal:32 / 37 / 46 / 55 / 60
Display Diagonal (metric):31.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
HDCP: No
High frequency rate:100 / 120
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 16:9, Zoom / 4:3, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720i / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewable size diagonal:54.7 / 60
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

DVD

Type: None

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
AC input frequency:50 / 50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:215 / 392
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (max):315 / 425
Power consumption (sleep mode):0.4
Power consumption (standby):0.2 / 0.23 / 0.4
Power consumption (typical):117.2 / 140 / 164 / 166 / 213.7 / 255 / 263 / 315 / 69.8

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Ergonomics

Stand-by LED: Yes
Swivel angle range:-20 - 20
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:15.7 x 11.8 / 200 x 200 / 200 x 200,400 x 200,400 x 400 / 300 x 300 / 400 x 300

Header

Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:KDL-32EX500/KDL-40EX500/KDL-46EX500/KDL-55EX500/KDL-60EX500
Product Line:Sony

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
Number of OSD languages:3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Programmable timers:Sleep
Remote Control Type:RM-YD034
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Energy saving, Game, Photo, Standard, Vivid / Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports

Miscellaneous

Color:Piano black

Multimedia

Built-in camera: No
TV tuner integrated: No

Networking

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

Other Features

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
AC (power) in: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Audio Input:Y
Audio Output:1 / 5.1 / Y
Backlight: Yes
Backlight type:CCFL
Battery Type:AAA
Built-in camera: No
Digital audio optical out:1
Display:LCD / TFT
DVB:DBV-T, DVB-C / DVB-T & DVB-C / DVB-T/DVB-C
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Number of loudspeakers:2
Power LED: Yes
Power Requirements:120-240V / 120-240V AC, 60Hz / AC 120/240V, 60Hz
Power supply type:AC
Product weight:58.9
Product weight (+stand) (lb):67.7
Product weight (lb):58.9
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 14:9
Set depth (inch):4.1
Set depth (with stand) (inch):13.7
Set height (inch):31.3
Set height (with stand) (inch):32.7
Set width (inch):52.1
Set width (with stand) (inch):52.1
Speakers:2
Stand-by LED:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Weight (with stand) (imperial):67.7
Weight with stand:47.6

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Package depth:9.33
Package height:34.3
Package weight:79.4
Package width:61.5 / 65.4
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Audio formats supported:MP3
Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Parental Control: Yes
Picture viewer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Teletext:1000
Teletext function:No / Yes
TV tuner integrated: No
Video compression format:MPEG1, MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG1,MPEG2

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:4
Audio (L,R) out:1
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 2
Composite video in:1 / 2
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB hub version:USB 2.0
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:1

Power

AC (power) in:Y
AC input frequency:50 / 50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:215 / 392
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Power consumption (max):315 / 425
Power consumption (sleep):0.4
Power consumption (standby):0.2 / 0.23 / 0.4
Power consumption (typical):117.2 / 140 / 164 / 166 / 213.7 / 255 / 263 / 315 / 69.8

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

120Hz: Yes
Diagonal Size:32in/40in/46in/55in/60in
Diagonal Size (cm):102cm/117cm/139cm/152cm/80cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:150000:1
Enhanced Refresh Rate:120 Hz
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:4
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
LCD Backlight Technology:Wide Color Gamut-CCFL
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Series:BRAVIA EX500 Series
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI
Viewing Angle:178 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

Thin Client

Thin client installed: No

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC / NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM / NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Digital signal format system:ATSC / DVB-C, DVB-T
Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP)
Number of tuners:2
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
Supported TV bands:CATV, UHF, VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.78 / 3.82 / 3.98 / 4 / 4.13 / 4.69
Depth (with stand):10.2 / 11.1 / 13.8 / 15.2 / 9.84
Height:19.6 / 20 / 22.2 / 26.6 / 31.3 / 34.4
Height (with stand):21 / 23.6 / 28.1 / 32.8 / 35.8
Weight:21.8 / 22 / 26 / 41.2 / 58.9 / 80.9 / 941.8
Weight with stand:1082.9 / 26.2 / 30.9 / 47.6 / 67.7 / 94.8
Width:31 / 31.5 / 36.3 / 44.4 / 52.1 / 57.3
Width (with stand):31.5 / 36.3 / 44.4 / 52.1 / 57.3