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Sony KDL-46W4000

Sony KDL-46W4000

hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended
46" Sep 2013
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9 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This mid-size TV received a "Highly Recommended" from Hdtvtest.co.uk who said that this TV was very good.

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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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

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

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 Wi-Fi

Most televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-46W4000 do not have a wi-Fi. The KDL-46W4000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a wi-Fi to this television and we think the TX-L32E30, or the TX-40AS640 both from Panasonic or the LG 42LB5800 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

The KDL-46W4000 does not support smart TV. Most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-46W4000 also do not support smart TV.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also support smart TV that you might want to consider including the Samsung UN32EH5300, the LG 42LY760, or the Salora 49LED9112 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The KDL-46W4000 is not 3D. Most of the other TVs of this age and type are also not 3D.

If you want a TV that is 3D then you might also want to look at the 42LW579, or the 47LB670 both from LG or the Philips 48PFK6409 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-46W4000 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the TX-L47WTW60, or the TX-47ASW804 both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE46ES8000S 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 televisions that have been around for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

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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.

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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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