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Sony KDL-50EX645

alaTest has collected and analyzed 429 reviews of Sony KDL-50EX645. 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. Comments about the design and sound are overall positive. The price and usability also get good comments. There are some less positive opinions about the black level. Views about the energy efficiency and glare are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-50EX645 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony KDL-50EX645

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 358 user reviews of Sony KDL-50EX645 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. Reviews about the design and sound are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency, while there are some less positive comments about the black level.

image quality, usability, price, sound, design

black level

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL50EX645 50-Inch 1080p 120HZ Internet Slim LED HDTV (Black) (Old Version)Sony KDL50EX645 50-Inch 1080p 120HZ Internet Slim LED HDTV (Black) (Old Version)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-50EX645

 

Despite plenty of features for a fair price, Sony's Bravia EX645 series of LED-backlit HDTVs suffer from mediocre black levels and color accuracy issues.

Integrated Wi-Fi. Plenty of streaming apps and online features, including a Web browser.

Disappointing black levels. Slightly skewed colors. Few calibration options.

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Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sony KDL-50EX645

 

When choosing an HDTV, picture quality is the most important factor, and an excess of features can't make up for a screen that's not up to snuff. Sony's EX645 series of LED-lit LCD HDTVs offer up integrated Wi-Fi and plenty of online functions, but the...

Integrated Wi-Fi. Plenty of streaming apps and online features, including a Web browser

Disappointing black levels. Slightly skewed colors. Few calibration options

Despite plenty of online features for a fair price, Sony's EX645 series of LED-backlit HDTVs suffer from mediocre black levels and color accuracy issues.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-46EX645

 

Despite plenty of online features for a fair price, Sony's Bravia EX645 series of LED-backlit HDTVs suffer from mediocre black levels and color accuracy issues.

Integrated Wi-Fi. Plenty of streaming apps and online features, including a Web browser.

Disappointing black levels. Slightly skewed colors. Few calibration options.

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Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sony EX645 review: Sony EX645

 

The relatively affordable Sony EX645 offers deep-enough black levels for the money and commendable color saturation. The design is attractive and the menu system is easy to use.

We detected a couple of uniformity issues, black areas can look blue under lights, and shadow detail isn't up there with the better TVs. The SEN portion of the Smart TV interface is so slow that it's kind of a waste.

Sony has upgraded its EX645 series TV with onboard wireless providing even better value given its predecessor's already solid picture quality.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

Sony KDL-46EX645

 

Sony's upgraded KDL-46EX645 is an affordable 46-inch LED HDTV that provides good picture quality, an attractive design and an easy-to-use menu system. It also has on-board wireless connectivity, but the display does have some uniformity issues.<p

Consumer review by: jsurati23 (cnet.com)

"DEFECTIVE **DON'T BUY**"

 

Just not worth it. The TV picture is good, however, it will STOP WORKING after around 1.5 years or so. There is a known TCON board defect on this tv. The TCON board is what helps to display the picture and that will fail just after the 1yr warranty. If...

Good picture (for the time it worked)

DEFECTIVE. TV will not last you more than 2 years or so.

May, 2015

Consumer review by: danbfree (cnet.com)

"Super solid above average picture quality and features"

 

We scored this for 1000 in an awesome in store special at a "burger side dish" B&M in early 2013... was 1500 everywhere else... two years later still has 3 most popular current subscription services (Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Ptime) easily...

Very smooth native panel, good black levels, decent out of the box settings for non-techy. Still modern Smart apps

To behonest: shadow detail could be a little better, still a 9/10 easy.

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: BimmerFan93 (cnet.com)

"Great LED TV for the price."

 

I bought this TV a year ago as a floor sample model from the Sony store. All I can say is this is a great TV for the price. Some other person talked about how the Smart TV functions did not working for them but for this model, Sony doesn't market this...

Sony reliability, great price, and good picture

The TV sometimes overuses reds in dark areas

May, 2014

Consumer review by: GenieT2 (cnet.com)

"DO NOT BUY THIS TV! A WASTE OF MONEY."

 

None but because there is a 10 character minimum, the picture was nice while it lasted (not long) Picture dies after just a few months of ownership and Sony or the retailer will do nothing about it. I have the 60 inch model of this tv and 3 months...

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Juts-the-facts (cnet.com)

"WARNING-THIS IS NOT THE SAME GREAT SONY COMPANY ANYMORE"

 

Other brands are true Smart TVS.

It is not terribly heavy weight wise...

If you are looking for a SMART TV do NOT buy Sony! A technician told the truth and said "ALL Sony TVs are not true SMART TVs. You will not be able to view many web pages. We are taking it back. Email me shuffleboard(at)ymail.com for more details.

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Dolby technologies:Dolby Digital
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:16 / 20

Certificates

Certification:Energy Star® version 5.3
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes
Green (Eco) compliant:Y

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Display Diagonal:46 / 50
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:240
Motion interpolation technology:CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 16:9
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Input frequency:60
Input Voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.196 / 0.23
Power consumption (typical):67.7 / 79.7

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
Swiveling:Y
Swivelling: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300

Management Features

Auto power off: Yes
Automatic shut off: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.77
Package height:31.3
Package weight:59.5
Package width:49.2

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Clock function: Yes
Local dimming: Yes
Parental Control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:2
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Power consumption (standby):0.196 / 0.23
Power consumption (typical):67.7 / 79.7

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Smart TV: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Digital signal format system:ATSC
Supported TV bands:CATV, UHF, VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.36 / 2.4
Depth (with stand):9.88
Height:25.6 / 27.3
Height (with stand):27 / 28.8
Package depth:5.91 / 6.77
Package height:29.4 / 31.3
Package weight:46.3 / 952.4
Package width:48.1 / 49.2
Weight:30.2 / 338.6
Weight with stand:37.3 / 804.2
Width:42.3 / 45.4
Width (with stand):42.3 / 45.4