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Sony KDL-46W4000
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Sony KDL-46W4000

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46" Sep 2013
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9 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at Hdtvtest.co.uk strongly endorse this mid-size TV and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,507 owner and expert reviews for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

Easy to Use

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Hdtvtest.co.uk said in their review of the Sony KDL-46W4000 “Vibrant, clear picture, handles 1080p content brilliantly” . One person who purchased this TV concluded that it was easy to use. Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned in their review “Ease of use”.

One Sony KDL-46W4000 reviewer concluded that it was easy to use the menus.

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Good Size

One Sony KDL-46W4000 reviewer reckoned that it was a good depth. Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned in their review “Excellent contrast and good depth of black”.

Good High Def TV

One Sony KDL-46W4000 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-46W4000 “Full HD pictures, powerful speakers” .

Good Picture Quality

Several people reckoned that the Sony KDL-46W4000 had good picture quality.

Good Sound Quality

Some people who reviewed this TV concluded that it had good sound quality. Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned six years ago “Sounds decent” .

Nice Design

Some customers who purchased it reckoned that it was good looking. Hdtvtest.co.uk said “Stylish looks”. Hdtvtest.co.uk also mentioned “Gorgeous onscreen menus”.

Good Product Quality

A few people wrote in their reviews that the Sony KDL-46W4000 was good quality. Hdtvtest.co.uk said “Exceptional image quality” in their review of the Sony KDL-46W4000. Hdtvtest.co.uk also wrote “Sound is inferior to the excellent image quality”.

7 Reasons Against

Poor Smart TV Features

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was not good for watching Freeview TV. Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned “Dodgy Freeview” in their review of this TV.

Not Robust

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was not well made. Six years ago Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned “Shoddy Freeview picture quality, slight blur on pictures”.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-46W4000 do not have a WiFi connection. The KDL-46W4000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Sony KDL-48W600, or the Philips 40PFK5709 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The KDL-46W4000 does not support smart TV features, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-46W4000 also do not support smart TV features.

We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV features to this TV and we think the UN32EH5300, or the UE48H6470 both from Samsung or the LG 47LB670 is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-46W4000 are not 3D compatible. The KDL-46W4000 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the LG 42LW579, the Samsung UN40ES6500, or the Panasonic TX-47AS802 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-46W4000 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-46W4000 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other televisions which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the UE46ES8000, or the UN46ES8000 both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFS8109 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-46W4000 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-46W4000 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the LOEWE Art 32 (£699.00), or the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony KDL-46W4000

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-46W4000 over three years ago.

Specification

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Colour

1 Award

hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

15 February 2010

Hdtvtest.co.uk

Update: The Sony KDL40W4000 is slowly being phased out... its replacement will be the newly launched Sony KDL40W5500 HDTV.Barely seven months have passed, but Sony has now rolled out the new... Read more…

Stylish looks
Bravia Engine 2
Great connections
Colour
HDMI on side panel
No 100Hz processing
High price
Dodgy Freeview
Design is rather random
Could have more HDMI inputs at the back

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl46w4000, sony kdl46w4000u

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