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Sony KDL-46EX523

46" 1080p LED-LCD HDTV with Wi-Fi®

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Our take on the Sony KDL-46EX523

by Tara W.
Sony

Why choose an LED-LCD TV?

Reason #1: Awesome picture quality. The LED backlights in these higher-end LCD TVs can give you better picture contrast and more lifelike colors than sets with typical fluorescent backlighting. Reason #2: They're more energy-efficient than plasma or regular LCD TVs, helping you lower your monthly electric bill and helping the environment.

Sony Entertainment Network

The KDL-46EX523 combines Sony performance and dependability with connectivity options that let you think outside the cable box. It has an LED backlight to ensure a beautifully crisp picture that balances bright, vivid colors with realistic dark-scene detail. This set has four HDMI inputs so you can hook up several high-def sources, and it's Internet-ready, too.

Internet streaming, no wires needed
Connect the KDL-46EX523 to your broadband Internet service and you can use the TV's remote to stream loads of web entertainment while parked on your couch. Play movies from Netflix®, TV shows from Hulu Plus™, music from PANDORA® Internet radio, and lots more. You can run a cable to your network for the most reliable, secure connection, but this TV also has built-in WiFi®, to give you easy access to the Internet via your wireless network.

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Features:

  • 46" screen (measured diagonally)
  • black finish
  • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service required)
  • LED edge backlight for high picture contrast and lower energy use
  • X-Reality™ Engine video processing improves the look of non-HD sources
  • Internet-ready Smart TV — has built-in apps for accessing the Sony Entertainment Network (on-demand movies and music), Netflix®, and more (broadband service required; subscription/fees required for some online services)
  • built-in web browser
  • you can find the latest info about this TV's Internet apps at Sony's website
  • built-in Wi-Fi® to link to a wireless network
  • video and music streaming from a DLNA-compatible Windows® PC
  • 1-tuner picture-in-picture
  • built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • remote control
  • BRAVIA Sync™ simplifies control of compatible Sony components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
  • meets ENERGY STAR® requirements
  • picture settings memory for each video input
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 6 A/V inputs, including:
    • 1 composite video
    • 1 component video
    • 4 HDMI v1.4
  • PC input
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output
  • stereo minijack headphone output — can also be connected to a sound bar or other audio system
  • Ethernet port for a high-speed connection to a home network
  • 2 USB ports for photo/video/music playback
  • detachable swivel stand (stand "footprint" is 18-1/8"W x 9-7/8"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 42-1/2"W x 25-3/4"H x 1-3/4"D (26-5/8"H x 10-1/4"D on stand)
  • weight: 39.2 lbs. with stand; 31.3 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Display
Screen Size
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46"
Screen Design
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Flat
Aspect Ratio
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16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels)
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1920 x 1080
Screen Refresh Rate
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60Hz
Backlighting Type
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LED (edge-lit white)
3D
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No
Features
Instant Internet Movie Streaming
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Netflix, Hulu+, YouTube, Cinem
Wi-Fi
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Yes
Picture In Picture
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1 Tuner
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Type of Warranty Service
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In-home
Connections
Total Video Inputs
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6
HDMI Inputs
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4
Component Video Inputs
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1
Composite Video Inputs
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1
RF Inputs
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1
PC Input
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Yes
Ethernet Port
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Yes
USB Port
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Yes
Optical Digital Audio Output
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1 Rear
Coaxial Digital Audio Output
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None
Analog Audio Output
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None
Power Consumption
Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)
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121 kWh
Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)
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$14
Dimensions & Mounting Information
Width (inches)
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42-1/2
Height with Stand (inches)
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26-5/8
Height without Stand (inches)
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25-3/4
Depth with Stand (inches)
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10-1/4
Depth without Stand (inches)
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1-3/4
Stand Width (inches)
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18-1/8
Weight with Stand
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39.2 lbs
Weight without Stand
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31.3 lbs
Wall Mountable
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Yes
Wall Bracket Included
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No
Pedestal Stand
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Assembly required
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What's in the box?

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  • 46" Widescreen LED-LCD TV
  • Pedestal base
  • Guide stand
  • Metal neck
  • Wireless remote control (RM-YD063)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Three 5mm x 16mm machine screws (with a flat-washer and lock-washer installed on each screw)
  • Three 6mm x 14mm hex-screws
  • Hex-key
  • Setup Guide (Operating Instructions)
  • Table-top stand assembly diagram (taped to TV)
  • Limited Warranty Information
  • "Attention" note (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Safety and Regulatory Booklet (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • End User License Agreement
  • "Tips on Presence Sensor setting" note (taped to TV)
  • "Remote Control" note (attached to remote)

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Video Features
Audio Features
PC/USB/Network Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control
Mounting Options

Video Features

Edge LED Backlight: The Sony Bravia KDL-46EX523 TV utilizes edge LED backlighting for dynamic contrast, smooth motion performance, and energy savings inside a slim designed cabinet. This technology sharpens image contrast giving an amazingly crisp picture you can see. The ultra-thin backlight system also allows for a slimmer, sleeker design.

X-Reality Engine: Sony's X-Reality engine lets you enjoy a vivid, lifelike picture experience by analyzing each scene so you see sharpened images, amazing contrast, and fine detail. Blu-ray Disc movies, cable TV, satellite TV, and even Web videos each place unique demands on the processing circuits of a TV. The X-Reality Engine helps get the best results from different video sources. The X-Reality Engine analyzes the scene and selectively applies a variety of noise reduction and image processes prior to upscaling in order to get the best results from different sources.

  • Intelligent Image Enhancer: Experience exceptional color contrast and picture accuracy in every frame with the television's Intelligent Image Enhancer. The Intelligent Image Enhancer enhances the details and outlines of the picture while suppressing artifacts. The X-Reality Engine uses the Intelligent Image Enhancer to divide the signal according to four characteristics (Texture, Outline, Contrast, and Color). The circuit divides the picture into these four parts, analyzes the quality of each scene and applies only the processing required for each part. The result is a picture that's carefully optimized for natural image reproduction.
  • Intelligent MPEG Noise Reduction: Dramatically reduces two common problems in compressed video signals - block noise and mosquito noise. The Intelligent "MPEG Noise Reduction" automatically reduces picture noise, such as mosquito noise and/or block noise, in compressed videos. It improves picture quality in Digital broadcast and DVD/BD/HDD players.
  • Adaptive Noise Reduction: The TV's Adaptive Noise Reduction automatically reduces picture noise.
  • Adaptive Dot Noise Reduction: Adaptive Dot Noise Reduction automatically reduces dot noise around objects on the screen.

Note: The X-Reality Engine performs Interlace-to-Progressive (IP) conversion and upscaling as required. Film-based 24 frames-per-second content undergoes special IP conversion to reduce the "stair-step jaggies" that can form at high-contrast edges.

NTSC/ATSC/QAM Tuners: The TV is equipped with an analog NTSC tuner, a digital ATSC/8VSB tuner, and a digital QAM tuner for receiving unscrambled digital cable channels. It is not CableCARD compatible. You do not need to connect an external HDTV set-top box in order to receive High-Definition programming.

1080p Resolution: The KDL-46EX523 has a full HD native resolution of 1920 x 1080 with over 2 million pixels (more than twice the pixels of 720p HDTV). The TV's four HDMI inputs can accept 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and 1080p (60/24Hz) signals, and the component video input can accept 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p (60Hz) signals. All video signals from standard definition and high definition are upconverted to 1080p.

HD Video Inputs: The Sony Bravia KDL-46EX523 provides High Definition HDMI and component video inputs.

  • 4 HDMI (ver.1.4) Inputs: The KDL-46EX523 features four HDMI 1.4 inputs (3 Rear/1 Side). The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) terminals provide an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface between this TV and any HDMI-equipped A/V equipment.. The HDMI input will accept 1080p (60/24Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. The rear HDMI 4 input shares a 3.5mm audio jack with the television's PC input. With an HDMI-to-DVI cable, you can connect the TV to a DVI-equipped A/V component. When connecting to a DVI-equipped component, the 3.5mm audio input is used and separate minijack audio cable must be connected.
  • Component Video Input: The component video input will accept 1080p (60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.

Note: The TV is also equipped with a composite video (480i only) input.

CineMotion: This function provides improved picture movement and reduces picture blur and graininess for film-based content. There are two settings.

  • Auto 1: Provides smoother picture movement that the original film-based content.
  • Auto 2: Displays film-based content with picture expression close to the original by applying a film-specific process.

24pTrue Cinema (24p Input Capability): Many movies are filmed at 24 frames per second (fps) and prime time TV programs are video taped at 24p. Seizing on an opportunity, some studios are taking a purist approach and encoding high definition video content such as Blu-ray Disc in 24p. Sony wisely takes advantage of this by including 24p input capability via HDMI on this television producing images that are smooth and natural looking.

LightSensor Technology: The TV's built-in Light Sensor automatically adjusts the picture brightness based on the amount of light in the room. As a result, you can enjoy automatic customized picture brightness and save energy without lifting a finger.

Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): The televisions Advance Contrast Enhancer (ACE) automatically adjusts backlight and contrast to the most suitable setting judging from the brightness of the screen. This setting is especially effective for dark scenes, and will increase the contrast distinction for the darker picture scenes. The ACE can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.

Screen Modes: You can choose from the following Screen Modes:

  • 4:3 Source:
    • Wide Zoom: enlarges the picture to fill a 16:9 screen, preserving the original picture as much as possible
    • Normal: displays a 4:3 picture in its original size; side bars are shown to fill the 16:9 screen
    • Full: stretches the 4:3 picture horizontally, to fill the 16:9 screen
    • Zoom: displays the cinemascopic (letter box format) picture in the correct proportion
    • Captions: stretches the picture horizontally to fill a 16:9 screen, while fitting captions in the screen
  • 16:9 Source:
    • Wide Zoom: enlarges the picture to fill a 16:9 screen, preserving the original picture as much as possible
    • Normal: displays a 6:9 picture in its original size; side bars shown for 4:3 image
    • Full: displays a 16:9 picture in its original size
    • Zoom: displays the cinemascopic (letter box format) picture in the correct proportion
    • Captions: stretches the picture horizontally to fill a 16:9 screen, while fitting captions in the screen
  • Auto Wide: Automatically changes screen settings base upon incoming video signal and content.

Picture Modes: You can select one of the following picture modes:

  • Standard: Displays a standard picture for typical viewing environments.
  • Cinema: For film-based content.
    • 1: suitable for a theater-like environment.
    • 2: suitable for basic home use
  • Vivid: Enhances picture contrast and sharpness.
  • Sports: Optimizes picture quality for viewing sports.
  • Animation: Optimizes picture quality for viewing animations.
  • Game: For gaming content.
    • Standard: provides standard picture suitable for games
    • Original: adjust the game picture according to your preference
  • Graphics: Optimizes picture quality for viewing graphics.
  • Photo: For still-image photography.
    • Standard: optimizes picture quality for viewing photographs
    • Original: enhances the visual warmth of photographs
    • Vivid: enhances contrast, sharpness, and color of photographs
    • Custom: adjustment of detailed settings for viewing photographs and storing your preferred settings
  • Custom: Allows you to store your preferred settings.
    • Backlight: adjust brightness of backlight
    • Picture: adjusts picture contrasts
    • Brightness: adjust brightness of picture
    • Color: adjusts color intensity
    • Hue: adjusts green and red tones
    • Color Temperature: adjust the whiteness of the picture
    • Sharpness: adjust sharpness of picture

Note: The TV's picture adjustments can be made for a particular A/V input or for all inputs.

Advanced Video Settings: In addition to the Picture mode, the Advanced Video Settings menu also features the following:

  • Auto Light Limiter: Reduces glare such as in scenes where the entire screen is white.
  • Black Corrector: Enhances black areas of the picture for stronger contrast. The Black Corrector can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
  • Detail Enhancer: Enhances the details of the picture.
  • Edge Enhancer: Enhances the edges of the picture.
  • Skin Naturalizer: Makes the texture of the skin smoother (available for USB and Media server content).  It can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
  • Gamma: Adjusts the balance between bright and dark areas of the picture.
  • Clear White: Emphasizes white and light colors. It can be set to High, Low, or Off.
  • Live Color: Makes colors more vivid and reproduces clear skin tones. It can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
  • White Balance: Adjusts the color temperature color by color.

Pro Picture Setup: The Pro Picture Setup menu allows for Color Matrix and HDMI adjustments.

  • Color Matrix: Reproduces the color-difference signals. It is recommended to leave this at the factory default setting.
  • HDMI Dynamic Range: Produces natural color by changing the luminance tone reproduction of HDMI input color signals.

Picture Adjustment Lock: This function prevents the television's Picture Settings from being changed.

Twin Picture (PIP): This feature lets you watch two pictures simultaneously. You can have view an image from a TV program and external input (excluding PC) at the same time. One picture will be displayed as the main image, while to other is displayed in an inset window or side-by-side. You can flip-flop images and switch audio between the two images.

Audio Features

ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel in HDMI 1.4 enables a TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to an A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The audio from the TV's tuner, network connection, and HDMI inputs can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. USB and analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM only.

Note:  Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI IN 1 port. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.

Sound Position: The speakers of this TV provide different sound images according to how you position the television. You can select between "Table-Top Stand" or "Wall Mount/Floor Stand" to provide the best sound quality based on the television's placement.

Sound Mode: You can customize the bass and treble or use one of the three preset sound modes:

  • Dynamic: Enhances both treble and bass to make sound clear.
  • Standard: Provides natural sound.
  • Clear Voice: Make voice clearer by lowering background sound.
  • Custom: Allows you to customize sound settings (Bass, Treble and Balance).

Note: The TV's sound adjustments can be made for a particular A/V input or for all inputs.

Equalizer: The TV is equipped with a 7-band EQ (100Hz, 200Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 5kHz, 10kHz). You can adjust the level of each band between -12 to +12 dB.

S-FORCE Front Surround: S-FORCE front surrounds provides a virtual surround experience made possible using just two front speakers. You can active a 3D mode to generate a virtual three-dimensional sound effect.

Sound Enhancer: The Sound Enhancer reproduces clear sound by complementing high-frequency bands.

Advanced Auto Volume: The Advanced Auto Volume function keeps the volume level constant across all programs and advertisements.

Volume Offset: Adjusts the volume level of the current input (TV or video input) relative to other inputs.

Audio Outputs: The Sony HDTV offers analog and digital audio outputs.

  • Headphone/Analog Output: The TV's side-panel 3.5mm analog output can be used to connect a set of headphones or as an audio output to connect your home theater receiver or soundbar system. You will need a minijack-to-RCA adapter (119MCON2M, sold separately) to make a stereo RCA connection between the television and your AV receiver. The TV's analog audio output terminal will output 2ch audio from any of the television's source inputs. You can set the TV's analog output to Fixed or Variable. You can set the TV to automatically mute the built-in speakers when a set of headphones are connected.
  • Digital Audio Output: An optical digital output is provided to allow you to connect the unit to a surround processor. The TV's digital audio output terminal outputs a Dolby Digital or 2-channel down-mixed PCM signal for use with an external Dolby Digital decoder or other external audio system with an optical audio input. The TV's optical digital terminal will output audio from the television's antenna, HDMI, and RCA inputs. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby Digital when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from a digital broadcast channel through the tuner on the TV, or Dolby Digital surround sound from a Sony Bravia Internet app, via the television's network connection. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, RCA, or USB.

PC/USB/Network Functions

PC Compatible: A side-panel 15-pin HD15 jack allows you to connect your personal computer to the display. There is also a corresponding stereo mini-jack (3.5mm) for the computer's audio signal. The television can be used as a monitor for your PC through the TV's RGB HD-15 input or HDMI input. The TV supports the following PC resolutions - VGA (640 x 480), SVGA (800x 600), XGA (1024 x 768), WXGA (1280 x 768/1360 x 768), SXGA (1280 x 1024), and HDTV (1920 x 1080). When a PC is connected to the TV and the PC input is selected, the PC settings screen is available.

  • Wide Mode: Select from Normal (original), Full 1 (enlarge picture keep original aspect ratio), or Full 2 (enlarge picture to fill display area).
  • Phase: Adjusts the phase when the screen flickers.
  • Pitch: Adjusts the pitch when the picture has unwanted vertical stripes.
  • Position: Horizontal Center (moves the position of picture left/right), Vertical Center (moves position of picture up/down)
  • Auto Adjustment: Automatically adjusts the display position and phase of the picture when the TV receives an input signal from the connected PC.

USB Port: The Sony TV features two side-panel USB type-A ports for sharing your photos (JPEG/RAW) or videos (AVCHD/MPEG), and listening to music (MP3/WAV) from your connected digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or other USB storage device. The USB device must be formatted in FAT12, FAT16, and FAT32.

  • Picture Frame: You can set photos in the connected USB device to be displayed for a specified period of time for a slide-show demonstration.
  • Photomap: By connecting a digital still camera with GPS function to the unit's USB port, you can display a photo with a map of the location where the photo was taken. To use this feature, the TV also has to be connected to the Internet to download map information.

Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Sony KDL-46EX523 is equipped with a rear-panel Ethernet (LAN) jack for connecting the television to your home network and computer. Via the TV's Ethernet connection your can enjoy music, video, and still-image files stored on your computer. You can also browse internet content (text-based), listen to internet radio (via Bravia Internet), and watch online movies (via Bravia Internet).

Built-in Wireless LAN: The Sony TV also features built-in Wi-Fi which allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your home network. The TV's built-in Wi-Fi provides a wireless network connection for your TV with easy and quick setup. With this feature, you can easily connect to a wireless LAN and enjoy the benefits of networking in a cable-free environment.

Note: A wireless connection requires a home network with an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended) and internet connection. Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.

DLNA Certified: DLNA certification allows you to enjoy various content from your home network, such as photo (JPEG), music (MP3/WAV), and video (AVCHD/MPEG) files stored on your Windows 7 PC (or other DLNA Certified media server) on the Sony HDTV. The TV can be connected to your compatible PC using a hardwired Ethernet (LAN) connection or Wi-Fi connection. This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.

Opera Internet Browser: The television's rear-panel Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi allows you to make a broadband Internet connection, so you can connect to and access select web content through it's built-in Opera Internet Browser. Using the Opera Internet Browser, you gain access to Sony.com and Gracenote Music Services. The built-in internet browser also allows you to do basic keyword searches, so you can browse other select websites (text-based only). Some web-pages maybe too large for download.

Note: Requires a broadband internet connection. The Opera Internet Browser is not a full search engine for the Internet and Web. For Internet audio/video/photo content, use Sony's Bravia Internet Video service.

Bravia Internet Video: Bravia Internet Video serves as a gateway to Internet audio/video content, delivering a variety of on-demand entertainment straight to your Sony TV. Once connection (via Ethernet or WiFi) to your network and setup is complete, Bravia Internet TV allows you to instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV episodes, videos, and music from a large selection of entertainment apps. Currently Bravia Internet Video offers the following online content (as of March 2011):

Bravia Internet Video Entertainment Library
amazon instant video Berliner Philharmoniker blip.tv concierge.com Crackle CinemaNow
Dailymotion eHow epicurious Fear.net golflink.com Howcast
HuluPlus Livestrong myplay Netflix NPR MoshCam.com
Picasa Photobucket Pandora Qriocity Singing Fool Shutterfly
Slacker Sony Pictures Television Style.com Tara Stiles ustudio Dr. Oz
Video Detective Videocast.com vTuner Wired YouTube Videos Yahoo!

Note: Bravia Internet Video Requires home network with a connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD content). Video quality and picture size vary and are dependent upon broadband speed and delivery by content provider. Online content may require additional fees and/or PC registration. Available online content may change without notice (visit Sony.com for latest information regarding online content).

Skype Ready: You can enjoy free high-definition Skype-to-Skype video calls from the comfort of your living room. The Sony KDL-46EX523 is Skype Ready, so you can easily connect to your family and friends live on the Sony TV wherever they are with Skype. Simply attach the Sony compact microphone/camera (available spring 2011, sold separately) and see your friends on the big screen.

Automatic Software Updates: Automatic software updates are done through the TV's Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi. The TV's software updates when the television is in standby mode.

Convenience Features

Menu Navigation: The Sony KDL-46EX523 features an easy-to-use menu that allows you to navigate additional content or adjust the picture settings while watching your favorite program.

Scene Mode: You can access the following scene modes from the remote control to optimize both picture and sound quality.

  • Auto: Automatically optimizes picture and sound quality according to the input source.
  • General: Optimizes picture and sound quality for general content.
  • Cinema: Delivers picture scenes and sound just like those in a theater.
  • Sports: Presents realistic pictures and sound just like those in a stadium.
  • Animation: Lets you enjoy watching an animation with superb picture and sound quality.
  • Photo: Reproduces the texture and color of a printed photo.
  • Music: Lets you experience dynamic and clear sound just like a concert.
  • Game: Broadens your game-playing experience with superb picture and sound quality.
  • Graphics: Eases prolonged monitor viewing with clearer detailed pictures.

Rovi Guide: The Rovi On-Screen Guide provides up to 24 hours of program information and easy personalization of program listings. You can search for programs by category or keyword. You can organize the program listings by profile (Move, Sports, Kids, etc..) and create your own profile to organize your favorite programs, channels, or keywords.

Note: The Rovi On-Screen Guide is available with connection to your cable service or with over-the-air antenna signal (not compatible with Satellite TV).

Info Banner: The television's Info Banner displays information about the currently viewed TV channel and program.

Favorites: The Favorites function makes it easy to quickly access your favorite TV content. The Favorites menu manages your preferred TV channels, photos, music, video content, and external inputs for quick and easy access. The Favorites feature provides quick access to your frequently used items, such as preferred TV channels or external inputs. In addition, your favorite media files, Internet content. and Widgets can be shown in the Favorites screen.

Recommendations: The Sony TV also features a "Recommendations" function which automatically analyzes your interests by referencing your viewing history to find programs and items you may like, and presents them in the TV's Favorites menu.

TrackID: This feature searches for information about music and video you've heard and seen from the TV. You can obtain information about music and video played on the current program, external input, connected USB storage device, or network connection. You can also start a new search for information about other audio/video content by entering a keyword (track title, album name, and/or artist name).

Input/Channel Label: You can assign an icon or name to an external input and connected equipment, as well as edit channel labels to your preference.

Close Captions (CC): The Sony HDTV provides Analog Closed Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text, font, and size.

ENERGY STAR Certified: This Sony HDTV exceeds ENERGY STAR requirements by incorporating advanced power saving features such as LightSensor Technology, Advance Contrast Enhancer, and the following PC Power Management functions.

  • Power Saving: This feature reduces the power consumption by adjusting the backlight brightness of the TV's screen. This also enhances the black level of the television. You can select from Low, High, Off and Picture Off.
  • Idle TV Standby: Automatically powers off the TV after 1, 2, or 4 hours when no buttons are pressed on the remote control or the TV.
  • Auto Shut Off: Automatically powers off the TV when no input signal is detected for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Presence Sensor: Presence Sensor is an audience monitoring function. When the sensor detects no audience in front of the TV for a certain period of time, it turns the picture off automatically, while leaving the TV sound on. Additionally, if no presence is detected after 30 minutes in picture off mode, the TV will switch to standby mode. This helps you save energy automatically turning the picture off when you are not in the room, leaving only the audio on, or switching the TV to standby mode After 30 minutes of no motion. The TV's Presence Sensor has a range of 20'.

TV Timer: The TV Timer turns on the television from the standby mode at a time you set, and tunes to a channel or input of your preference.

Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

Parental Control: You can select a viewing limitation based on the TV and movie ratings. Three presets are available (Child, Youth, and Young Adult) or the limitation can be customized to specific industry ratings. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit password.

Input/Channel Block: This feature allows you to block certain channels or inputs regardless of program ratings.

i-Manual: The Sony TV comes with a Quick Setup Guide booklet. The TV's full owner's manual can be accessed on the TV using the remote's i-Manual button.

Remote Control

Wireless Remote Control: The TV comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-YD061). The remote is designed for TV operation only, unless used with Bravia Sync AV components connected by HDMI.

Bravia Sync: This TV is equipped with Bravia Sync, an HDMI Control function that allows communication between Sony TVs and other Sony equipment when they are connected via HDMI. Bravia Sync helps you connect compatible Sony Bravia HDMI equipment, such as a BD player or AV amplifier, to the TV and control the external equipment using the television's remote control. With the "Control for HDMI" function, Bravia Sync helps to communicate with Bravia Sync-compatible equipment using HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control). Bravia Sync-compatible equipment is listed as a new input source in the television's menu. The television offers the following Bravia Sync operations for the listed device.

  • BD/DVD Player:
    • Automatically turns the "Bravia" Sync-compatible equipment on and switches the input to that equipment when you select it from the Home Menu or Sync Menu.
    • Automatically turns the TV on and switches the input to the connected equipment when the equipment starts to play.
    • Automatically turns the connected equipment off when you switch the TV to standby mode.
  • AV Amplifier:
    • Automatically turns the connected AV amplifier on and switches the sound output from the TV speaker to the audio system when you turn the TV on. This function is only available if you have previously used the AV amplifier to output TV sound.
    • Automatically switches the sound output to the AV amplifier by turning the AV amplifier on when the TV is turned on.
    • Automatically turns the connected AV amplifier off when you switch the TV to standby mode.
    • Adjusts the volume (VOL +/-) and mutes the sound (MUTING) of the connected AV amplifier through the TV's remote control.
  • Video Camera:
    • Automatically turns the TV on and switches the input to the connected video camera when the connected video camera is turned on.
    • Automatically turns the connected video camera off when you switch the TV to standby mode.

Note: Control for HDMI (Bravia Sync) is only available for the connected Sony equipment that has the Bravia Sync logo.

Mounting Options

Tabletop Stand: The display comes supplied with a tabletop pedestal stand which must be attached using the supplied hardware. The tabletop stand allows the television to swivel 20° left or right. The television weighs 39.2 lbs with the stand attached.

Optional Wall Mount Brackets: The stand can be removed, allowing you to wall-mount the TV using an optional wall-mount bracket. The TV has 4 threaded screw holes with a horizontal spacing of 300mm and a vertical spacing of 300mm. The screw holes all accept M6 (6mm) screws. The TV weighs 31.3 lbs without the stand.

Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 11.875" above the television for adequate ventilation.

Attached AC Power Cord: The television if fitted with an attached 5' AC power cord which is terminated by a straight two-prong AC plug. The AC plug sits 1.375" from the wall.

 
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Sony KDL-46EX523 audio problem

Written By Don, Kansas City Kansas on Sunday, January 29, 2012
 
The earphone jack can not be used as an audio out to your receiver (mine is a Sony STR DE 845). It will cause an occasional sound distortion (with the receiver turned OFF)that you won't believe. The local tech support blamed Time Warner cable and they replaced everything from the pole into the set. Finally another TV was brought to the house and it did the same thing.Only after unplugging the jack did the problem go away. If you plug in a headphone it will still act up. I will try the fiber optic out connection next and see what happens. Of note: When the tech support team plugged the cable into the headphone jack the TV sound went off but they found a setting in the menu that re-enables the TV sound. Maybe that's where the trouble lies.
Pros:
Totally happy with the picture. We have 4 flat screens in the home.
Cons:
The headphone jack problem and the undesirable "bonk"tone when you turn the TV set on. DON'T USE THE HEADPHONE JACK EVER.
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4 out of 5

Good Entry-level LED from Sony

Written By TerryP, Thornton, CO on Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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This is a solid LED TV from Sony. Set up was easy and it shows an excellent picture, with a great range of detail. My only regret is that I didn't realize that I got a 60hz instead of a 120hz until after I bought it. It's really apparent if there is a lot of action or sports. Great TV, but do yourself a favor and get the 120hz.
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