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Sony KDL-46HX853
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Sony KDL-46HX853

Expert reviews are excellent
Locating the myriad of apps can also be a cumbersome experience, requiring you to scroll through lots of menus to find what you want
No 3D glasses in box
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Features

Fractured Feeling to Feature Set

Three people wrote in their reviews that it did not have good features. Homecinemachoice.com wrote four years ago “Fractured feeling to feature set”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “The Sony KDL 46H 853 still offers a tonne of features” in their review.

Speaker Stand May Put Some Off

Two owners who reviewed the Sony KDL-46HX853 agreed that it did not have a good stand. Homecinemachoice.com said in their review of the Sony KDL-46HX853 “Speaker stand may put some off”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “Slanted stand design wont suit all” in their review.


Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

TV expert review website homecinemachoice.com scored this TV 100%. This means that experts think this television is one of the very best TVs of a comparable spec and age.

Good Brand

We checked the expert and user reviews of hundreds of TVs to determine an average rating for each TV manufacturer. On average TVs made by Sony have good ratings from owners and experts. 88% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

Thin, Uninvolving Sound

Two owners who purchased it considered that it was not thin. Four years ago Homecinemachoice.com said “Crosstalk still an issue with 3D content, thin, nasal sonics, no support for MKV”. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Thin, uninvolving sound” in their review.


Benefits

Great for Films

One owner who bought the product considered that it was great for watching Netflix.


Display

No 3D Glasses in Box

Nine customers who reviewed the Sony KDL-46HX853 agreed that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Four years ago Homecinemachoice.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Sony does not include a pair of 3D glasses with the Sony KDL 46H 853, leaving you to cough up the cash for a pair of your own”. Homecinemachoice.com also said “3D Glasses are still not good” in their review. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “No 3D glasses included” in their review.

Pristine HD Images

Six customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “A generous array of connections ensures that you can plug in a number of HD compatible devices such as games consoles”. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Pristine HD images” in their review. C. Wesson said in their Sony KDL-46HX853 review five years ago “Sky HD works slightly better despite Sky compressing the living daylights out of it” .

Accurate Colours

Six people mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good picture quality. C. Wesson said in their review of this TV “For HD 2D TV - this is the best TV you can get without paying the price of a car! AWESOME! ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING PICTURE QUALITY! One final thing”. C. Wesson also wrote “SD picture quality is far less satisfactory” in their review. Sabbir mentioned “Normal 2D picture quality is perfect”.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KDL-46HX853 had good colour saturation. Four years ago Homecinemachoice.com said “Accurate colours” yet they rated the product 20 out of 100. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Rich colours and stunning contrast levels” in their review.

Two people who reviewed this TV agreed that it had a good contrast ratio. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Impressive black levels and contrast” in their Sony KDL-46HX853 review. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “High contrast” in their review.

Two owners concluded that the product was good for watching blu-ray discs.

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Smart TV

Good for Watching On Demand TV

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for watching on demand TV. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Direct stream Netflix fullscreen on my 720P HDTV without any problem”. C. Wesson wrote “BBC iPlayer quality is second to none” and rated it 6 stars.

One owner who reviewed the product thought it was good for watching Freeview TV. C. Wesson wrote “Love it! The TV does a very good job with terrestrial freeview HD”.

One person who reviewed this TV considered that it was good for watching YouTube on. C. Wesson mentioned “YouTube is like a magic trick! I have reasonably slow broadband yet watching music videos through YouTube” in their review of this TV.

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Good Signal Strength

One person who reviewed this TV considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. One customer concluded that it had a good signal strength. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Full bar signal strength with my linksys wireless router” in their review of this TV.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners agreed that it was noisy. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-46HX853 “Some noise in dark areas of the picture”. Sabbir mentioned in their review of this TV “Loud, Clear.”.

Some Noise in Dark Areas of the Picture

Two owners agreed that it was noisy. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-46HX853 “Some noise in dark areas of the picture”.

Sabbir mentioned in their review of this TV “Loud, Clear.”.

A Sound Unrivalled

Six owners who purchased the product agreed that it had good sound quality. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “A sound unrivalled” yet they only gave this TV a score of 20 out of 100. C. Wesson wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon.co.uk “Sound bar is perfectly adequate for me as well.”. Sabbir said on Amazon.co.uk “If anyone requires better sound then my request will be to buy an extra Home Theater System/ a Sound BAR with this TV”.


Design

Locating the Myriad of Apps Can Also Be a Cumbersome Experience, Requiring You to Scroll Through Lots of Menus to Find What You Want

One owner who reviewed it wrote that it was not easy to use the menus. Homecinemachoice.com said four years ago “Locating the myriad of apps can also be a cumbersome experience, requiring you to scroll through lots of menus to find what you want” in their review of the Sony KDL-46HX853.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was not easy to setup. Homecinemachoice.com said “Homeshare should be simpler to set up”. One customer who purchased it concluded that it did not have a good interface. Homecinemachoice.com wrote four years ago “Some interface issues” in their review of this TV.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was not easy to use. C. Wesson mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon.co.uk “I find that for most sport the sound quality is not good enough from the broadcaster to use the cimema 3d sound”.

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Great Looks, Build and Finish, Superb Ergonomics, Does Fine Work With Black Tones

Two owners who bought the Sony KDL-46HX853 considered that it was well made. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned four years ago “Great looks, build and finish, superb ergonomics, does fine work with black tones” but even so they gave it a score of 1 stars. Homecinemachoice.com also said “It combines Sonys preference for solid clean lines without sacrificing on the latest top tech” in their review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was reliable. Five years ago Amazon.co.uk said “Reliable Connection” in their review of this TV. One customer reckoned that it was sealed. C. Wesson said on Amazon.co.uk “Even the replacement packaging had been sealed by Sony! Truly superb” and scored it 8 stars.

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Awesome 2D Picture Quality

Eight people reckoned that this TV was good quality. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned in their Sony KDL-46HX853 review “Great 3D picture quality (hardly any crosstalk” . Homecinemachoice.com also said “Great picture quality, soundbar stand produces rich audio straight from the box, lots of connectivity” in their review. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Awesome 2D picture quality” in their review.

Elegant Design

Four customers concluded that this TV was well designed. Homecinemachoice.com said four years ago “Elegant design”. Homecinemachoice.com also said “Beautiful design, as ever” in their review. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Outstanding image processing, artefactfree framerate frippery, stylish Monolith design, contentpacked entertainment portal” in their review.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “The Sony KDL 46H 853 is a gorgeous TV fit to be the centerpiece of any home cinema” in their review of the Sony KDL-46HX853. C. Wesson said in their review of this TV on Amazon.co.uk “This one is pretty good.”.

One customer who bought it considered that it was ergonomic.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good technical guidance. Amazon.co.uk said five years ago “I followed the instructions and it worked no problems The connection is better than my old E-net card” in their review of the Sony KDL-46HX853.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-46HX853 in August 2012.


Price

Excellent Value

Two owners concluded that the product was good value for money. Homecinemachoice.com said four years ago “Excellent value” . Five years ago Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this TV “Simple installation, medium range price from a name-brand manufaturer” although they only rated it 20 out of 100.

One person thought it was expensive. Sabbir gave it a score of 8 stars and said in their review of this TV five years ago “Because this model can give you all the facilities that an expensive model will”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl46hx853, kdl46hx853bu
Barcodes 04905524853261, 04905524853278

Sony KDL-46HX853 Review Sources

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