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Sony KDL-46HX853
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Sony KDL-46HX853

46" 200Hz Sep 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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23 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This TV received a rating of 100 out of 100 from expert review site homecinemachoice.com. That puts this television in the top 2% of all the TVs of this spec and age.

Nice Design

A number of Sony KDL-46HX853 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking. Three years ago Homecinemachoice.com said “Outstanding image processing, artefactfree framerate frippery, stylish Monolith design, contentpacked entertainment portal”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “Beautiful design, as ever”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “The Sony KDL 46H 853 is a gorgeous TV fit to be the centerpiece of any home cinema”.

One customer said in their reviews that this TV was ergonomic. Three years ago Homecinemachoice.com said “Great looks, build and finish, superb ergonomics, does fine work with black tones” in their review of this TV.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Sony KDL-46HX853 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Homecinemachoice.com said “Impressive 3D performance”. Homecinemachoice.com also said “Convincing 3D”.

Good Picture Quality

Some Sony KDL-46HX853 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it had good picture quality. Homecinemachoice.com rated the product as very good and said in their review of the Sony KDL-46HX853 three years ago “Great 3D picture quality (hardly any crosstalk”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this TV had good colour saturation. Homecinemachoice.com wrote in their Sony KDL-46HX853 review “Rich colours and stunning contrast levels” and gave it an excellent rating.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of people reckoned that it had good sound quality. Homecinemachoice.com wrote three years ago “A sound unrivalled”. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Finish, superb ergonomics, does fine work with black tones and motion, exceptional sound, impeccable backlighting”.

Good Connectivity

One Sony KDL-46HX853 reviewer who purchased the product considered that it was able to connect to the internet. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Good lineup of Internet videoondemand services” in their review of this TV and scored it 5 stars.

One Sony KDL-46HX853 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Three years ago Homecinemachoice.com gave it a very good review and mentioned “Great picture quality, soundbar stand produces rich audio straight from the box, lots of connectivity and built-in Sony Entertainment Network” in their review of the Sony KDL-46HX853.

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Good Product Quality

A few Sony KDL-46HX853 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Homecinemachoice.com rated the product 5 stars and said three years ago “Awesome 2D picture quality” in their review.

Robust

Some people who bought it thought it was well made. Homecinemachoice.com rated the Sony KDL-46HX853 as excellent and wrote “It combines Sonys preference for solid clean lines without sacrificing on the latest top tech” in their Sony KDL-46HX853 review.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Sony mid-size TVs have good reviews on average and across all televisions Sony is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Reasonably Priced

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Homecinemachoice.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote three years ago “Excellent value”.

Nice Stand

One customer said in their reviews that the product had a good stand.

Easy to Use

One customer who purchased it considered that it was easy to setup. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “Homeshare should be simpler to set up and have a better library system, response can be slow”.

3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-46HX853 which are not 3D compatible, the KDL-46HX853 is 3D compatible.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-46HX853 which do not have a WiFi connection, the KDL-46HX853 has a WiFi connection.

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Fairly Fast Refresh Rate

At 200 hertz, the Sony KDL-46HX853 has a fairly fast refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-46HX853. The average refresh rate of TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-46HX853 is 180Hz.

If you would prefer a TV with a faster refresh rate then you might also want to consider the Samsung UE32H6400[plb_2232460_price] (400Hz).

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Two SCART Ports

The KDL-46HX853 has more SCART ports than most of the TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-46HX853. Most of the mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-46HX853 only have one SCART port, however this TV has two SCART ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The KDL-46HX853 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Two Audio in Ports

The KDL-46HX853 is a two audio in port television. Most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-46HX853 have between one and three audio in ports.

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Three Loudspeakers

Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-46HX853 have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers, including the KDL-46HX853 which has three loudspeakers.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-46HX853 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz. When compared to other TVs of this spec and age that we have assessed the motion interpolation frequency of, the KDL-46HX853's motion interpolation frequency of 800 hertz is one of the fastest.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The KDL-46HX853 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The audio formats "LPCM", "MP4" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The KDL-46HX853 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of this age and type. This Sony TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on televisions that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-46HX853. The smart modes "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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Quite Thin

With a thickness of only 35 millimeters, the Sony KDL-46HX853 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Across all the mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-46HX853 the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Sony KDL-46HX853 reviewer who bought this TV considered that it was not noisy. Homecinemachoice.com said three years ago “Some noise in dark areas of the picture” in their Sony KDL-46HX853 review yet they gave this TV a score of 5 stars.

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-46HX853, the KDL-46HX853 does not support smart TV features.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-46HX853 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Four Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-46HX853 is more than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly supported video format is MKV, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats AVCHD, MP4, MPEG1 and MPEG2 are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The KDL-46HX853 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of this type and age. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions of this spec and age.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-46HX853 the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W. The Sony KDL-46HX853 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on TVs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KDL-46HX853 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-46HX853 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the TVs of this age and type the annual energy consumptions range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 76kWh. At 108 kilowatt hours, the KDL-46HX853 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

At 16.6 kilograms, the KDL-46HX853 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-46HX853. The weights of televisions of this type and age range from 3.7kg to 36kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-46HX853

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable type and age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released over three years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
3D Type
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Internet Browser
App
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
OSD Language
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Parental Controls
Child Lock
Game Mode
24p Playback
Skype Function
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Dimensions
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Remote Control Type
Other Features
Dimension
Power LED
Backlight
HDMI Connection
Volume Control
Integrated Clock
Display
Wireless Connection
Dimensions With Stand
Scene Modes

Expert Reviews

(1)
12 September 2013

It's no exaggeration to say that Sony enjoyed a bumpy 2011. Quite apart from its well documented financial ills, the brand's sprawling TV range was wildly inconsistent, with not even top-flight... Read more…

Outstanding image processing, artefactfree framerate frippery, stylish Monolith design, contentpacked entertainment portal
Rich colours and stunning contrast levels
Great motion processing
Impressive 3D performance
Good lineup of Internet videoondemand services
Crosstalk still an issue with 3D content, thin, nasal sonics, no support for MKV
No 3D glasses in box
Lack of support for some common video file formats
Design won't appeal to all
No great shakes at upscaling DVD, others offer even more dynamic contrasts

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 28 December 2012 by Sabbir
(Verified Purchase)

Hi, when I first saw the item, I was really confused because it had everything I was looking for. I mean honestly I was looking for a only LED tv 42 Inch and with minimum 100 Hz refresh rate for... Read more…

Reviewed 29 December 2012 by C. Wesson
(Verified Purchase)

For me 3d is still a bit of a gimmick and there are possible better 3D tvs out there but this one is pretty good. But for watching HD 2D TV this is the best TV out there by a mile! I watched a... Read more…

Works good when connected
Small, saves more space and CPU usage than USB adapters. Software was easy to install and use, and I loved it, but that's as far as it goes
Great reception, easy install, works like it is supposed to
When we received working units, they performed very well. I would say better than their WM 54 counterparts, but not double in rangespeed
It Connected to our router
This is a horrible little card. Installed on my XP machine, the included software hangs and crashes my system continuously. I uninstalled everything and used just the included driver only, and it will
Does NOT work with X 64
On X 32 it will work for a few hours, then disconnect. You then have to manually select a router from the list, reenter the security codes, and go along your merry way. After about three times of doin
Does not work after system standby, must restart computer
Connection was "Very Low" from a Wireless N router at 135mbps Upstairs and 10 feet away. (Through 2 walls and a floor

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl46hx853, kdl46hx853b, kdl46hx853bu, apple kdl46hx853
Barcodes 04905524853261, 04905524853278

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