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Sony KDL EX523(32", 37", 40", 46", 47")

Sony KDL EX523(32", 37", 40", 46", 47")
alaScore 90

160 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and value for money are overall positive. The usability and sound also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed comments about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL EX523(32", 37", 40", 46", 47") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 160 reviews)

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Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523

 

Just as it was at the height of the cathode-ray television's popularity, the sub-$1,000 mark is a sweet spot for flat-panel TV purchasing today. Back then Panasonic and Sony were much more popular than LG or Samsung, but things have changed.

The Sony KDL-EX523 series is relatively inexpensive for an LED-based LCD TV. It delivered decent black-level depth and very good video processing, including the ability to handle 1080p/24 sources. Its cinema preset provides decently accurate pictures...

The Sony television exhibits murky shadow detail and blue tinge in dark areas. Uniformity is a problem with large gray splotches across black screens.

The Sony EX523 series produces a solid though workmanlike picture at a price that competes well against similarly featured LED TVs.

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Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523

 

The Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523 ($749 MSRP) is among the least expensive LED-edgelit LCD televisions from Sony this year, yet its impressive blend of features and performance was enough to catch our attention. Those with a critical eye may take exception...

The Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523 ($749 MSRP) offers a lot for a TV that’s positioned closer to the entry-level end of the spectrum. Along with the EX520 series, the EX523 series is the cheapest LED-edgelit LCD that Sony offers. Yet it packs in built-in WiFi...

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Sony Bravia KDL-46EX523 Review

 

ext-align: justify;">Sony Bravia KDL-46EX523 is relatively less expensive for an LED-based LCD television, which delivers decent black level depth and very good video processing along with the capability to handle 1080p/24 sources. The cinema preset...

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Sony KDL-32EX523

 

A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

The Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523 ($749 MSRP) offers a lot for a TV that’s positioned closer to the entry-level end of the spectrum. Along with the EX520 series, the EX523 series is the cheapest LED-edgelit LCD that Sony offers. Yet it packs in built-in WiFi...

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Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523 – works better in bright rooms

 

Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523 is a TV having solid performance and the price quality is quite good for the price that it is offered for. This panel will compete well against the LED TVs having similar features in the market.The connectivity options on the...

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Sony Bravia KDL-46EX523 – good quality for its price

 

When it comes to TVs, Sony has always priced their products at a higher price as compared to the rivals but they also produce high quality and value conscious models. Hence, the bigger price tag isn't something to complain about. Sony Bravia...

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Nice features but some design flaws

 

I just got this TV a couple of days ago, and I'm relieved it was not obviously defective out of the box (the last 3 times I purchased a Sony T.V. they were defective on arrival; 2 I returned and the 3rd I just kept because it was 90lbs and I had just...

Nice picture quality. Decent built in speakers. Built in WiFi

Emits high pitched buzzing sound, even when turned off ; PIP is barely useful ; Inputs not well thought out

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"Nice features but some design flaws"

 

I just got this TV a couple of days ago, and I'm relieved it was not obviously defective out of the box (the last 3 times I purchased a Sony T.V. they were defective on arrival; 2 I returned and the 3rd I just kept because it was 90lbs and I had just...

Nice picture quality. Decent built in speakers. Built in WiFi.

Emits high pitched buzzing sound, even when turned off.

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Amazon review summary for Sony KDL EX523(32", 37", 40", 46", 47")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 223 user reviews of Sony KDL EX523(32", 37", 40", 46", 47") 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 product: Sony BRAVIA KDL32EX340 32-Inch 720p HDTV (Black)

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Excellent Buy!

 

I really liked the TV's video rendering (refresh rate) and the video quality is amazing. I would recommend this TV to any one and also the variety of online streaming this provides.

Really liked the refresh rate on this TV and the multiple Inputs and Outputs that the TV has

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):No / Yes
HbbTV:No / Yes
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP / No
Processor Cores:Single-Core
USB Recording:No / Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:not VESA compatible / Unknown / VESA 300 x 300

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):B / Unknown
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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