Sony BRAVIA KDL-46EX500 46" LCD TV - KDL46EX500

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Awesome LCD

on 5/22/2012

I was looking for am LCD TV for my basement bonus room and found this to be one of the best 46" LCD's out there. I also purchased a Sony Receiver and Sony Blu-ray player with this TV. The Video quality is excellent even on standard definition TV. Unlike the 32" Samsung we have in our living room, this TV will actually auto adjust the screen to fit the signal (I get very tired of changing it manually on the other TV). The Bravia Sync feature between the three Sony components is one of the best I have seen. It sends all control thru HDMI and you can control any of the three components with any of the tree remotes. Great TV for the price!

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Product Overview

Experience Full HD 1080p, incredible contrast and sharp, vibrant images with the Sony® BRAVIA EX500-Series HDTV. Features incredible motion performance so you enjoy crisp, fluid motion during fast-action scenes plus LightSensor™ Technology that automatically adjusts brightness based on a room’s lighting.

Full HD 1080p Resolution
Experience Full HD 1080p picture quality, the highest at-home resolution, and take full advantage of HD sources like a Blu-ray Disc™ Player or PlayStation®3 gaming console via the 16:9 wide screen panel (1920 x 1080).

Motionflow™ 120Hz Technology
Experience smooth motion detail and clarity with Motionflow™ 120Hz technology. Motionflow™ 120Hz technology doubles the frame rate from the standard 60 frames per second and applies Image Blur Reduction technology to deliver a crisp, fluid and realistic viewing experience during fast-action scenes.

BRAVIA Engine™ 2
Enjoy sharp, vibrant, life-like images while optimizing color & contrast and significantly reducing noise with the BRAVIA Engine™ 2 fully digital processor.

Ambient Sensor
Get a natural looking picture whether you are watching movies late at night or playing video games during the day with an Ambient Sensor that automatically adjusts the picture color based on a room's lighting.

LightSensor™ Technology
Automatically increase or decrease the level of brightness of your TV's backlight based on a room's lighting conditions with the integrated LightSensor™ technology. Dim the lights to watch a movie and the sensor dims the backlight, which also helps reduce unnecessary power consumption.

BRAVIA® Sync™ Capable
Conveniently operate and control other BRAVIA® Sync™ compatible devices - including BRAVIA® HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ Players, surround sound systems, Handycam® camcorders and Cyber-shot® digital still cameras, all with one remote control.

USB Input
Share your photos on the big screen or listen to your favorite music. Simply connect your digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or USB storage device directly to your HDTV's USB input.

7 HD Inputs
Get versatile HD connection options with seven HD inputs, including four HDMI™ inputs to connect a Blu-ray Disc™ player, PlayStation®3 gaming console or any other HDMI-capable equipment. Two HD component inputs provide added HD-capable connectivity in addition a PC input (HD-15 pin) lets you use your HDTV as a computer monitor.


Manufacturer Sony
Mfg Part# KDL46EX500
SKU 214120271
UPC 027242784925
UPC 14 00027242784925
Product Guide Click here for the Sony Superstore
Full HD 1080p Resolution
Motionflow™ 120Hz Technology for Smooth Motion
BRAVIA Engine™ 2 fully digital video processor
Ambient Sensor adjusts color based on room light
LightSensor™ adjusts backlight with room light
BRAVIA® Sync™ controls compatible devices w/ one remote
USB port for photos, music & video playback
7 HD Inputs (4 HDMI, 2 Component, 1 PC)
Tech Specs
Audio Power Output : 20W (10W x 2)
Speaker Configuration : 2
Speakers (Total) : 2
Audio Features
5.1 Channel Audio Out : Yes
5.1ch Through Out (Handycam) : Yes
Alternate Audio (Digital) : yes
Audio Out : Fixed
Auto Mute (on no signal) : Yes
Auto SAP : 20FM/10AM
Clear Voice : Yes
Dolby® : Dolby® Digital
Invisible Speaker (w/Sound Elevation) : Yes
Sound Mode : Dynamic, Standard, Clear Voice, Custom
SteadySound® Automatic Volume Control : Yes
Stereo System : MTS
Surround Effect : Cinema, Music, Live Sports, Game
Convenience Features
Ambient Sensor : Yes
Auto Photo Mode : via USB
Auto Picture Setting w/ HDMI™ : Cinema, Photo, Graphics, Game
Auto Shut-off : Yes
BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes
BRAVIA® Sync™ Menu Button : Yes (on Remote Control)
Channel Block (with password) : Yes
Channel Jump : Yes
Channel Labels : Yes
Channel Surf : Yes
Edit Channel Labels : Yes
Favorites (Simple UI) : Yes
ID-1 Detection : Yes
Info Banner : PSIP, XDS
Input Skip : Manual
Label Inputs : Yes
Multiple Language Display : English, French, Spanish
On-Screen Display for External Input : Yes
PIP (Picture in Picture) : PC Input(HD15/HDMI) & TV Channel/CVBS/(HDMI)/(Component)
Parental Control : Yes
Picture Adjustments Lock : Yes
Picture Frame Mode : Yes
Program Block : Yes
Scene Select : Auto, Cinema, Sports, Photo, Music, Game, Graphics, General
Short Banner : Yes
Show/Hide Channels : Yes
Sleep Timer : Yes
Stand Swivel : Yes
Stand Swivel Range : Left 20°/Right 20°
Start Up Sony Logo Display : Yes
Theatre Mode (Theatre Button) : Yes
USB Application(s) : Photo Viewer (jpeg), Music Player (mp3), Video Player (mpeg1), Video Player (mpeg2 TS)
USB Player : Yes
White Balance : RGB Gain/Bias
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Display Resolution : Full HD 1080(1920x1080)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio : 150,000:1
Screen Size (measured diagonally) : 46"
Viewing Angle (Right/Left) : 178(89/89)
Viewing Angle (Up/Down) : 178(89/89)
Display Features
Backlight Type : CCFL
Display Device : LCD
Energy Saving & Efficiency
Backlight Off Mode : Yes
Dynamic Backlight Control : Yes
Eco Settings : Yes
Estimated Annual Energy Consumption (kWh) : 215.0 kWh
Idle TV Standby : Yes
Power Consumption (On Mode) for Energy Star : 117.2W
Power Consumption (Standby Mode) for Energy Star : 0.23W
Power Saving Modes : Yes
General Features
Closed Captions (CC) : Analog, Digital
Finish (Surface Color) : PianoBlack
HDMI™ InstaPort : Yes
Inputs and Outputs
AC Power Input : 1 (Rear) AC Socket
Analog Audio Input(s) (Total) : 4 (1 Side / 3 Rear)
Audio Out : 1(Rear)
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) : 2 (Rear) (1 fixed/1 selectable)
Composite Video Input(s) : 2 (1 Side/1 Rear)
Digital Audio Output(s) : Optical Digital Output - 1 (Rear)
HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total) : 4 (2 Side/2 Rear)
HDMI™ PC Input : Yes
PC In (D-Sub) + Audio In (Stereo Mini) : 1 (Rear)
RF Connection Input(s) : 1 (Rear)
USB 2.0 : 1(Side)
Power Consumption (in Operation) max. : 255W Max
Power Consumption (in Standby) : Less than 0.23W (AC120V), Less than 0.4W (AC240V)
Power Requirements (frequency) : 60Hz
Power Requirements (voltage) : AC 120V
Recycled & Recyclable Materials
Packaging Materials : Recycled Carton (more than 20%)
Printed Materials : FSC Certified
Product Materials : Recycled Carton (more than 40%)
Regulation and Standard Compliance
VESA® Hole Pitch : 300x300(46")
VESA® Hole Spacing Compatible : Yes
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Labor / 1 Year Parts
TV System
Channel Coverage : VHF: 2-13ch UHF: 14-69ch CATV (analog): 1-135ch CATV (digital) : 1-135ch
Color System : NTSC
Number of Tuners (Analog) : 1(Hybrid)
Number of Tuners (Digital) : 1(Hybrid)
TV System (Analog) : M
TV System (Digital) : ATSC
Tuner (Cable) : QAM
Tuner (Terrestrial) : ATSC™ / NTSC
Video Signal : 1080/60p (HDMI™ / COMPONENT), 1080/60i, 1080/24p (HDMI™ ONLY), 720/60p, 480/60p, 480/60i
Video Features
24p True Cinema™ Technology : Yes
3D Comb Filter : Yes
4:3 Default : Yes
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) : Yes
Auto Wide : Yes
CineMotion® Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology : Yes
Cinema Mode : Yes
Live Color™ Technology : Yes
MPEG Noise Reduction : Yes
Motionflow™ Technology : 120Hz
Picture Mode : Vivid, Standard, Cinema
Video Processing : BRAVIA Engine 2™ Technology
Wide Mode : Normal, Zoom, Wide Zoom, Full (Full1-2 for PC)
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) : 44 3/8 x 28 1/8 x 11.125 in (1127 x 713 x 281mm) with pedestal; 44 3/8 x 26 5/8 x 4 in (1127 x 676 x 101mm) without pedestal
Weight (Approx.) : 47.6 lbs. (21.6kg) with pedestal; 41.2 lbs. (18.7kg) without pedestal
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