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Sony Bravia KDL-Z4500 Series LCD TV (46")

Sony Bravia KDL-Z4500 Series LCD TV (46")
alaScore 90

166 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-Z4500 Series LCD TV (46"). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Bravia KDL-Z4500 Series LCD TV (46") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Bravia KDL-Z4500 Series LCD TV (46")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-Z4500 Series LCD TV (46") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL46Z4500 - 46-inch Widescreen 1080P Full HD 200Htz LCD TV with FreeviewSony KDL46Z4500 - 46-inch Widescreen 1080P Full HD 200Htz LCD TV with Freeview

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Televisions.com (televisions.com)

Sony KDL-46 Z 4500

 

Picture quality depends strongly on viewing angle., Relatively weak contrast., Slight color casting., PlayStation-3-style menu takes some getting used to., Remote control is very large and therefore not very handy

The Sony KDL-46 Z 4500 emerges as an excellent TV, particularly in a bright living-room environment. Its high motion clarity, decent color reproduction, and comprehensive feature set make it a great all-round model. In a dark home-theater, on the other...

Jan, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-46Z4500 46in LCD TV

 

This Sony Bravia LCD TV features 200Hz processing but what's it like overall?

I don't mind saying that I really agonised over this one. Should it end up with a 9 or an 8? In the end, the quality of the 200Hz engine together with the other undeniable strengths of the picture just did enough to bring me down on the side of an...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KDL-46Z4500 review

 

Sony really is showing what it can do with this stunning step-up model to the award-winning KDL-46W4500

Builds on the already-impressive ’W4500 to create the best picture of any 46in TV we have yet seen

The individual improvements aren’t as dramatic as £600 might suggest

The ’Z4500 represents the pinnacle of what Sony is capable of right now, so it should come as no surprise that it’s simply stunning

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony KDL-46Z4500 review

 

Costing a cool £600 more than the next set down in the range, we're expecting special things from this Z series. Show us what you can do, Sony...

The ’Z4500 represents the pinnacle of what Sony is capable of right now, so it should come as no surprise that it’s simply stunning

Apr, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Costing a cool £600 more than the next set down in the range, we're expecting special things from this Z series. Show us what you can do, Sony...

The ’Z4500 represents the pinnacle of what Sony is capable of right now, so it should come as no surprise that it's simply stunning

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : John Archer (techradar.com)

Sony KDL-46Z4500 review

 

Its 200Hz processing breaks new ground – but for a price

Stylish design ; 200Hz works ; Good picture quality generally

Picture a little underwhelming ; Rather expensive

An innovative and mostly excellent TV, but we're not totally sure 200Hz justifies its current price

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Sony Bravia KDL-46Z4500

 

The Sony Bravia KDL-46Z4500 is a very well-featured performer that almost outshines Sony's flagship product at half the price.

Best anti-judder mode yet ; Bright, detailed pictures ; Good black levels ; Media streaming via Ethernet and USB ; Excellent Blu-ray playback

Minor cosmetic issues ; Not as confident with DVD

Conclusion Despite some misgivings about the cosmetics and dubious marketing, this is a very likeable television. It performs well, it's relatively good value for money, and is loaded with features — including the supremely efficient 200Hz mode. If...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Mendelson Tiu (smarthouse.com.au)

Sony Bravia KDL-46Z4500

 

Not contented with 100 Hertz, Sony has taken judder-free imaging to the next level with the introduction of its 200 Hertz LCD TV. This 46-inch LCD will definitely give you the best viewing experience - just so long as you set the unit up properly.

Motionflow; Good picture quality; Easy to use XMB interface Ethernet and USB port; Tons of ports

Slight problems with remote; Lacks bass; No video streaming function

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : John Archer (igizmo.co.uk)

Sony KDL-46Z4500

 

Sony astutely plays the specification numbers game with its latest LCD TV

Gorgeously designed and built / Pictures often look excellent

Very expensive / 200Hz not as big a game-changer as we'd hoped

As you’d expect, this new processing system increases the scanning rate of your average PAL source by a factor of four rather than the x2 of 100Hz LCD TVs. And in doing so, so the argument goes, the 46Z4500 can present motion with considerably more...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : The Age (theage.com.au)

Expert Review

 

High-definition televisions are getting better in quality, bigger in size and lower in price all the time. The differences between individual models are becoming smaller and so companies are looking at new ways to market them.

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:B/G, D/K, I, L, NICAM / S-Force Surround Sound
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:18 / 30

Certificates

Plug and Play: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:Digital
Contrast ratio (dynamic):80000:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:46
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Noise reduction: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewable size diagonal:46.1
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):28 / 283

Ergonomics

Swivel angle range:-20 - 20
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300

Management Features

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

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Display:TFT
DVB:Terrestrial
Package dimensions (WxDxH):54.5 x 10.3 x 34

Performance

Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x DLNA Ethernet\n1 x DM
Number of AV connections:3
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RGB ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):28 / 283

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:PAL, Secam
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.2
Depth (with stand):12.1
Height:29.5
Height (with stand):31.1
Weight:66.1
Weight with stand:76.1
Width:44.9
Width (with stand):44.9