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Sony KDL-V5100 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 979 reviews of Sony KDL-V5100 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52"). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the energy efficiency. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-V5100 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony KDL-V5100 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 659 user reviews of Sony KDL-V5100 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Views about the design and sound are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BRAVIA V-Series KDL-46V5100 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV, BlackSony BRAVIA V-Series KDL-46V5100 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV, Black

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Sony KDL-V5100 review: Sony KDL-V5100

 

Produces relatively deep black levels; accurate color in bright areas; solid dejudder processing in Standard mode; numerous picture controls; plenty of connectivity with four HDMI, two component-video and one PC input.

Dark areas tinged bluish; must engage dejudder to enable antiblur; pedestrian design; less uniform screen.

The commendable picture quality of Sony's entry-level 120Hz-equipped LCD makes it a very good value.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Alfredo Padilla (televisioninfo.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-52V5100 LCD HDTV Review - Intro

 

The Sony Bravia KDL-52V5100 is one of their newest LCD televisions. At 52-inches in size and costing $2,299 it won't be an impulse purchase for anyone, but if you're looking for a large HDTV you could do a lot worse than the KDL-52V5100. That's not to...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Marianne Schultz (televisioninfo.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-40V5100 LCD HDTV First Impressions Review - Intro

 

The Sony Bravia KDL-40V5100 is flat-screen LCD HDTV with a 40" display. It features Sony's Motionflow 120Hz refresh rate technology and has a USB port to enable displaying media saved on other devices. The price of the KDL-40V5100 has not yet been...

The KDL-40V5100 is a nice-looking unit that offers ample connectivity options for the home theater where content doesn't just come from a cable box. We'd need to get it into our lab for testing to see how it performs, but we liked what we saw on the...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: (technicalnavigator.com)

Sony KDL-52V5100 review – Budget TV

 

The largest size in this series is 52 inch, and you also get this TV in 40 and 46 inch mode. This review will apply to all three of them. Sony KDL-52V5100 belongs to the entry level line up, it is the least expensive model and comes with a 120 HZ...

Black level production is relatively deep ; In the bright areas, color is accurate ; Standard mode has good dejudder processing ; Lots of picture controls ; Plenty of options for connectivity – 4 HDMI, 1 VGA, 2 component video

Areas which are dark tinge bluish ; To enable the antiblur, dejudder must be engaged

This is an entry level TV from Sony and we thought the picture quality was quite commendable. Buy this if you are on a stiff budget.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Sony KDL-40V5100 Review – 40-inch LCD HDTV

 

If you are a brand freak and you don't mind smaller sized TV, then the Sony KDL-40V5100 is a wise selection. This LCD HDTV is the smallest one in the manufacturer's KDL-V5100 line up. Sony has not invested much time on the look and feel or aesthetic...

With the eco features in the menu, you can choose the backlit intensity and also the energy star certification ensures that you do not have to pay higher electricity bills even when you play your TV for long hours.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Sony KDL-55V5100 Review – 55-inch LCD HDTV

 

Proving its brand value once again, the Sony has introduced Bravia V series that boasts of outstanding performance. The 55 inch Sony HDTV is ideal for creating a mini home theater. The set is equipped with BRAVIA Engine™ 2 fully digital video processor...

So, if you are looking for a big size and quality performing HDTV for your living room, then Sony KDL-55V5100 is not a bad option to try.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Sony KDL-46V5100 Review – 46-inch LCD HDTV

 

Sony is one brand that has consistently performed well with its various products. Sony's latest LCD TV range has a lot of stunners in it. The Sony KDL-46V5100 is yet another big LCD HDTV that brings better viewing experience for your family. Also, the...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Sony KDL-52V5100 Review – 52-inch LCD HDTV

 

Watching your favorite movie on an HDTV has its own charm and if you get a big screen with great audio visual experience then you are obviously in for a treat. Even with lots of manufactures entering the market with new products almost every single...

With the BRAVIA Sync technology in place, Sony KDL-52V5100 makes it extremely easy to use with just a single click. This model brings in full white balance control with about three color temperature that is preset in the set. You also get Clear White,...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Scott Wilkinson (hometheatermag.com)

Sony KDL-52XBR9 LCD HDTV

 

I'm old enough to remember when Sony introduced its first XBR models, which were top-of-the-line CRT TVs. Since then, the company has continued to use XBR in the model designation of its flagship flat panels, adding a number to indicate each new...

One piece of good news is that many of the picture-related menus under Settings have been consolidated in the Picture Adjust menu, which makes it much easier to tweak the picture controls for each input. The aspect ratio and related settings are in a...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (soundandvision.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-40V5100 LCD HDTV

 

As the most expensive entry in the group, as well as the smallest—though not by much in either case—a lot was expected of the Sony. True, it lacks many of the bells and whistles that raise a ruckus on the company's higher-end sets. There's no sign here...

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications

Keep pace with fast-action movies, sports and game play. Equipped with Full HD 1080p and Motionflow 120Hz refresh rate technology, the KDL-55V5100 54.6-inch BRAVIA V series LCD flat panel HDTV provides a more fluid, natural and realistic viewing experience while enjoying fast-paced entertainment. Additionally, every scene will be sharp, vibrant and life-like thanks to BRAVIA Engine 2 fully digital video processor. Plus, a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio yields deep blacks in darker scenes. The V series also includes 7 HD inputs (4 HDMI, 2 component and 1 PC) to ensure you get impressive image quality from all your HD components such as PlayStation 3, Blu-ray Disc player and your PC.

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital / S-Force Front Surround / SRS TruSurround XT / SRS Trusurround XT/Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: 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

Design

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.7in/12.7in/14.3in
Height:26.9in/30.4in/34.3in/35.7in
Weight:41lbs/56.2lbs/76.3lbs/85.3lbs
Width:38.9in/44.1in/49.6in/52.8in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D / Digital
Contrast ratio (dynamic):100000000:1 / 50000:1 / 5000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):5000:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:40 / 46 / 52 / 55
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:120
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan:No / Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

DVD

Type: None

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
Power consumption (standby):0.6 / 1
Power consumption (typical):200 / 245 / 295 / 300 / 370

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Ergonomics

VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300 / 400 x 300

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:KDL-40V5100/KDL-46V5100/KDL-52V5100/KDL-55V5100/KDL40V5100-BN/KDL46V5100-BN/KDL52V5100-BN/KDL55V5100-BN
Product Line:Sony

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):N / Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):No / Yes
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture:No / Yes
Remote Control Type:RM-YD028
Sleep Timer: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Piano black

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Display:LCD
DVB:Terrestrial
Package dimensions (WxDxH):47 x 7.76 x 30.6 / 54.3 x 8.31 x 33.3 / 62 x 10.8 x 38.6
Power Requirements:120 / 120V / 120V, 60Hz / AC 120V
Power supply type:AC100 - 240V 50 / 60Hz
Speakers:2

Packaging Data

Package depth:10.8
Package height:38.6
Package width:62

Performance

Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: No
Game mode:No / Yes
Teletext:2000
Teletext function:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:5
Audio (L,R) out:1
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface (CI):No / Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:2
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in:No / Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
Subwoofer out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC (power) in:Y
Power consumption (standby):0.6 / 1
Power consumption (typical):200 / 245 / 295 / 300 / 370

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

120Hz: Yes
Diagonal Size:40in/46in/52in/54.6in/55in
Diagonal Size (cm):102cm/117cm/132cm/139cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:50000:1
Enhanced Refresh Rate:120 Hz
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:4
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:5000:1
LCD Backlight Technology:Wide Color Gamut-CCFL
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:USB / VGA (HD-15)/VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Series:BRAVIA
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video/Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:178 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:PAL, Secam
Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM/ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
Tuner Type:Analog & digital
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.66 / 3.78 / 4.61 / 5.79
Depth (with stand):10.7 / 12.7 / 14 / 14.3
Height:25.1 / 28.5 / 31.6 / 33.8
Height (with stand):26.9 / 30.4 / 33.7 / 35.7
Weight:104.7 / 1047.2 / 37.3 / 49.8 / 75.2
Weight with stand:119 / 41 / 56.2 / 85.3
Width:38.9 / 44.2 / 52.6 / 58.5
Width (with stand):38.9 / 44.2 / 52.6 / 58.5