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

Sony KDL-EX500 Series LCD TV (32", 37", 40", 46", 55", 60")
alaScore 90

1216 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1216 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and sound. The value for money and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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.

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

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

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 276 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.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BRAVIA KDL-46EX500 1080P 120Hz 46-Inch LCD HD TVSony BRAVIA KDL-55EX500 Series 55-Inch LCD TV, BlackSony BRAVIA KDL-60EX500 60-Inch LCD TV, Black

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Sony Bravia KDL-32EX500

 

Series information: We performed a hands-on evaluation of the 46-inch Sony KDL-46EX500, but this review also applies to the other screen sizes in the series. All sizes have identical specs and according to the manufacturer should provide very similar...

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.

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Sony Bravia KDL-46EX500

 

Of the four Sony LCD TVs we've reviewed this year so far, the KDL-EX500 is both the least expensive and the most impressive for the money. It lacks the thin chassis of its LED-based brothers, along with the eye-catching Monolithic design of the...

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.

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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.

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Sony BRAVIA KDL-46EX500 LED 46" Preview

 

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

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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.

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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 System

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

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

DVD

Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Piano black

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

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP)
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes