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Sony KDL-Z5100 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 464 reviews of Sony KDL-Z5100 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52"). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the sound and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the glare.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-Z5100 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 428 user reviews of Sony KDL-Z5100 Series LCD TV (40", 46", 52") from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Reviews about the sound and design are generally positive. The price and usability also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments about the glare.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony BRAVIA Z Series KDL-52Z5100 52-Inch 1080p 240Hz LCD HDTVSony BRAVIA Z Series KDL-52Z5100 52-Inch 1080p 240Hz LCD HDTV

May, 2018

Expert review by : Bryan Gardiner (

Review: Sony KDL-46Z5100


Sony's Z-Series TV offers a rich set of Internet goodies from Netflix to Yahoo Widgets and video podcasts.

Spectacular contrast ratio. Buttery-smooth 240-Hz refresh rate banishes judder and blur. Excellent universal remote with dedicated buttons for web content

Some noticeable artifacts when upconverting SD video. Streaming video limited to MPEG-2; no AAC support

Sep, 2009

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Sony Bravia KDL-40Z5100


PCMag did not test the 40-inch Sony Bravia KDL-40Z5100. We did, however, test and review the 46-inch KDL-46Z5100 from the same series.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Robert Heron (

Sony Bravia KDL-46Z5100


Sony's 46-inch KDL-46Z5100 has excellent streaming multimedia features, but some of this LCD HDTV's critical picture quality optimizations are left up to the owner.

Excellent picture contrast. Internet and network multimedia streaming. 240-Hz display technology.

Poorly optimized cinema picture preset. Majority of HD-compatible ports on side of TV.

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Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Marianne Schultz (

Sony Bravia KDL-40Z5100 LCD HDTV First Impressions Review - Intro


The Sony Bravia KDL-40Z5100 is the smallest unit in their HD Z-series line-up with a 40-inch flat screen LCD. Like their X-series of televisions, the KDL-40Z5100 features Sony's Motionflow technology with a 240Hz refresh rate and internet connectivity...

The KDL-40Z5100 presents a good array of features on paper, and we're particularly intrigued by the 240Hz refresh rate and look forward to testing its performance in our lab. Direct connectivity to the internet is a nice option to widen the offerings...

Jan, 2009

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Sony KDL-52Z5100 Review – 52-inch LCD HDTV


A model from the Sony Bravia Z series, the TV is equipped with quality features similar to that of the top range of Sony XBR series. Available at relatively lesser price, the model has great design that is sure to catch the eye. The narrower bezel,...

With all these advanced features and more like TV Guide® Interactive Program Guide, BRAVIA Sync™, Energy Star® 3.0 compliant etc, the Sony KDL-52Z5100 definitely looks a good TV option to try.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Alfredo Padilla (

Sony Bravia KDL-46Z5100


The KDL-46Z5100 is one of Sony's newer Bravia LCD HDTVs, with a ton of media features.

Jun, 2009

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Sony KDL-40Z5100 Review – 40-inch LCD HDTV


Sony KDL-40Z5100. The new KDL-40Z5100 is the smallest unit of Sony's recently launched Z-series LCD TVs. Much like the XBR9 series, the Sony Bravia Z series feature all the latest advanced technology. With a narrow bezel and a thin cabinet depth the...

The Sony Bravia Z series features very impressive Internet connectivity along with Bravia Widgets to show the real-time info on stock, weather, and other news. With 4 HDMI inputs, BRAVIA Link and BRAVIA Sync, a varied types of connectivity with...

Feb, 2009

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Sony KDL-46Z5100 Review – 40-inch LCD HDTV


Sony KDL-46Z5100. The new Sony Z series KDL-46Z5100 LCD also incorporates the Internet-enabled Yahoo “widget” technology just like the newly launched XBR9 series of the current year. Sony incorporated the latest technology so that viewers can...

With narrow bezels and a thin cabinet depth, the Bravia Z series KDL-46Z5100 shows off a great design and the 46” screen is perfect for mid to large sized room décor. With a stylish look and embedded with latest advanced technology, the new Sony...

Feb, 2009

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Excellent TV


I love this TV. It is the second Bravia LCD. My first one (a 32 inch) still works and I am moving it to another room. I love the interface for the TV. I also love the picture. I haven't tested many capabilities yet because I don't have an ethernet...

Great price/features/performance

Nit picky - I wish the splash screen didn't stay up so long on power up

Feb, 2010

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Very Nice LCD TV, Good Value


This is a very nice LCD TV for the price. I had an opportunity to see the Samsung 8500 and Sony XBR8; they are definitely better, however they are 3 times more expensive. I will probably buy the XBR8 or one of the newer units this summer and retire...

Good Picture Quality, Price, Setup, Design

Non So Far

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Featuring narrow bezels and thin cabinet depths, BRAVIA Z series HDTVs deliver an impressive list of features wrapped up into a thin and stylish design, including Full HD 1080p and Motionflow 240Hz refresh rate technology for maximum motion detail and clarity. The KDL-46Z5100 also has Internet connectivity with built-in BRAVIA Internet Video capabilities that let you view select on-demand movies and TV shows, listen to music and more. You can even personalize your entertainment experience by selecting and positioning widgets containing the latest news, weather, sports and more directly on your TV screen. In addition to 7 HD inputs, the BRAVIA Z has a 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio which yields deep blacks in darker scenes.


Audio system: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


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):100000:1
Display Diagonal:40 / 46 / 52
Display Diagonal (metric):40.2 / 46.1 / 52
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:240
Progressive Scan: Yes
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178


Type: None

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):205 / 240 / 300

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300


Product Line:Sony

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes



Other Features

Package dimensions (WxDxH):47.8 x 7.76 x 29.6 / 52.2 x 17.3 x 38 / 52.2 x 8.31 x 32.1
Power Requirements:AC 120-240V


Game mode: Yes
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:3
Audio (L,R) out:1
Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite video in:1
DVI port: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
PC Audio in: 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
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):205 / 240 / 300

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Diagonal Size:40in/46in/52in
Diagonal Size (cm):102cm/117cm/132cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:100000:1
Enhanced Refresh Rate:240 Hz
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:4
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:3800:1
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
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video/Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:178 degrees

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM/ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.11 / 3.35
Depth (with stand):11.9 / 13 / 14.1
Height:24.2 / 27.4 / 30.8
Height (with stand):26.1 / 29.3 / 33.1
Weight:37.3 / 45.6 / 57.5
Weight with stand:43 / 52.9 / 66.4
Width:37.8 / 43.1 / 49
Width (with stand):37.8 / 43.1 / 49