Edge LED Backlight: The Sony Bravia KDL-EX645 series 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.
Bravia Engine 3: Sony's latest Bravia Engine 3 digital video
processor uses a collection of unique Sony technologies to significantly reduce
noise, enhance overall image detail, and optimize contrast so every scene
produces sharp, vibrant, life-like images and color. Bravia Engine 3 builds on
tried and tested Bravia Engine technology by employing an advanced new chipset
and picture processing software.
- Dynamic Contrast: Increased depth and clarity, as well as new
light control technology to control peak brightness levels, means stunning
images even on the brightest of scenes.
- Color Histogram Technology: A new color histogram technology
detects and optimizes overall color distribution of each frame. This
technology delivers breathtaking color by making millions of improvements to
each frame before you even see it.
- Advanced Noise Reduction: Advanced Noise Reduction is behind
Bravia Engine 3's ability to show you every blade of grass on a football
HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and
Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive
and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
1080p Resolution: The Sony KDL-EX645 series television has a HD native
resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p). All video signals from
standard definition and high definition sources are displayed at 1920 x 1080.
Video Inputs: The Sony KDL-EX645 series
TV is equipped with HDMI, Component,
and Composite video inputs.
- 4 HDMI Inputs: The KDL-EX645 series features
four HDMI inputs. The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) terminals
provide an uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. The HDMI input
will accept 1080p (60/24Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. The HDMI 1 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. If needed,
the component video input can be used as a composite video input instead.
- Composite Video Input: The TV is also equipped with a composite video (480i only) input.
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.
MotionFlow XR 240: Sony's MotionFlow XR 240
technology combines 120 frames-per-second with an advanced backlight blinking
system to simulate a 240 Hz effect. MotionFlow XR 240 provides smooth and
precise detail during fast-action scenes for fast action movies and sports by
reducing blur caused by quick camera movements, enhancing image sharpness, and
overall creating a clearer picture. You can select between 3 settings - High,
CineMotion: This function provides improved picture movement
and reduces picture blur and graininess for film-based content. There are two
- 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.
Clear Resolution Enhancer: Fine details and textures appear
in whatever you're watching, even in flat areas. Powered by Sony's advanced
noise reduction algorithm, this technology boosts image clarity with heightened
contrast and depth.
Automatic Intelligence: 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. 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.
Wide Mode: The Wide Mode feature allows you to select the
screen display which fits the current video image and TV screen best. Based on
the original signal source, you may see black bars around the picture or just on
the both sides of the screen. Sometimes you will see the picture fill the full
|Wide Mode||16:9 Original Source||4:3 Original Source|
|Wide Zoom||Enlarges the picture to fill the screen with
minimal distortion. ||Enlarges the center portion of the 4:3 picture
proportionately, while the left and right edges of the screen are
stretched to fill the screen. |
|Normal||Displays a 4:3 picture in its original aspect
ratio when the original source is 4:3 (available for 480i or 480p
sources).||Displays the 4:3 picture in its original size
with black bars at the left and right sides to fill the screen
(available for 480i or 480p sources). |
|Full||Displays the picture at its original size. ||Stretches the entire 4:3 picture horizontally
only to fill the screen. |
|Zoom||Enlarges the picture proportionately, both
vertically and horizontally. ||Enlarges the entire 4:3 picture proportionately
to fill the screen (useful for watching Letterbox movies). |
Automatically changes screen
settings base upon incoming video signal and content.
Picture Mode: You can select one of the following picture
- Standard: Displays a standard picture for typical
- Vivid: Enhances picture contrast and sharpness.
- Cinema: For film-based content. Suitable for a theater-like
- Sports: Optimizes picture quality for viewing sports.
- Game: Used for gaming.
- Graphics: Optimizes picture quality for viewing
- Photo: For standard viewing of photographs.
- Custom: Allows you to store your preferred settings for
Backlight, Picture, Brightness, Color, Hue, Sharpness, and Color
Note: The TV's picture adjustments can be made for a
particular A/V input or for all inputs. You can also lock the television's picture adjustments to prevent the TV's Picture Settings
from being changed.
Advanced Video Settings: In addition to the Picture mode,
the Advanced Video Settings menu also features the following:
- LED Motion: Lights up the backlight adequately,
reducing blur in movies, but the brightness decreases
- Black Corrector: Enhances black areas of the picture
for stronger contrast. The Black Corrector can be set to High, Medium, Low,
- White Balance: Adjusts the color temperature color by
- 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.
Digital Noise Reduction (DNR): Digital Noise Reduction enhances detail
in whatever you're watching with meticulous processing. It even helps clean up
video from DVD, digital broadcasts, USB and other PC sources so the picture looks pristine and vivid.
You can set the level of noise reduction to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
PIP & PAP: The Sony LED-LCD TV offers PIP (picture in picture) and PAP
(picture and picture).
- PIP (Picture in Picture): Picture-in-Picture displays an image
from a connected PC (via PC-input or HDMI) in full-screen and a TV program
other external input in an inset window. You can swap audio between the main
and sub window. You can also change the channel of the sub window. If you
have your PC connected via HDMI, you cannot view another HDMI source in the
- PAP (Picture and Picture): This feature lets you watch two pictures
simultaneously. You can view an image from a TV program and external input
(except for PC)
at the same time. One picture will be displayed as the main image, while to
other is displayed in an sub window. You can flip-flop images
and switch audio between the two images.
Sound Mode: You can customize the bass and treble or use one
of the three preset sound modes:
- Dynamic: Enhances both treble and bass.
- Standard: Suitable for spoken dialogue.
- Clear Voice: Suitable for spoken dialogue.
- Custom: Allows you to customize sound settings (Bass,
Treble, and Balance).
Steady Sound: Steady Sound equalizes volume levels so there
is consistent output between programs and commercials.
Bass Booster: The Bass Booster feature produces a fuller
sound for more impact, by emphasizing the bass sounds.
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
- Analog Output: The TV's 3.5mm analog audio output is
used to connect your home theater receiver or soundbar system. You will need
a minijack-to-RCA adapter (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.
- 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.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony KDL-EX645
series LED-LCD TV supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the TV's
network connection your can enjoy music, video, and still-image files stored on
your computer. You can also listen to internet radio and watch online movies, via
- Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Sony KDL-EX645 series LED-LCD
TV is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the
television to your home network and computer.
- WiFi (wireless LAN): The Sony TV offers built-in WiFi that allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your
home network. The TV's built-in WiFi provides a wireless network connection
for the television 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. 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.
Bravia Entertainment Network: Once the TV has been connected
to your home network (via Ethernet or WiFi), you can have your favorite internet
content delivered to the Sony LED-LCD TV screen via Bravia Internet Video,
Yahoo! Widgets, or the built-in web browse. You can stream movies, videos, music, and more with Bravia Internet Video;
while Yahoo! Widgets allow you to easily access local news, sports
headlines, and social media feeds. The built-in web-browser lets
you search on-line content by URL and keywords.
- Bravia Internet Video: Bravia Internet Video serves as
a gateway to online audio/video content, delivering a variety of on-demand
entertainment straight to the Sony TV. 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. You'll be able to enjoy some
of the web's most popular online movie services;
Hulu Plus, Vudu,
Amazon Instant Video,
YouTube, and more. You can also listen to select music services
offered on the internet with this receiver. You'll be able to enjoy some of
the web's most popular internet radio services;
NPR, and more.
Sony Entertainment Network for a full list of the latest internet
- Yahoo! Widgets: Yahoo! Widgets deliver interactive
content when your TV is connected to the Internet. Widgets are small
downloadable applications that provide easy access to interactive content
when your TV is connected to the Internet. You can display a variety of
information on the screen. You are able to download these widgets directly
to your TV screen to quickly access news headlines, weather updates, sports
scores, finance/stocks while you watch TV. You are also able to access
- Opera Internet Browser: The built-in Opera Internet
Browser allows you to access select web content through the Sony LED-LCD TV.
Using the Opera Internet Browser, you gain access to Sony.com and Gracenote
Music Services. The built-in internet browser also allows you to enter URLs
basic keyword searches, so you can browse other select websites (text-based
only). 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. Some web-pages maybe too large for download.
Note: Bravia Entertainment Network content requires a 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
DLNA Certified: DLNA certification allows you to enjoy
various content from your home network, such as photo (JPEG), music (MP3WMA/LPCM),
and video (AVCHD/MPEG/WMV) 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
(via built-in WiFi). This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and
music files to a separate USB storage device.
USB Port: The Sony LED-LCD TV features two USB (type-A) ports for
sharing your photos (JPEG) or videos (MPEG/H.264/XviD/WMV9), and listening to music (MP3/WMA)
from your connected digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or other USB storage
device. You USB-connected device must USB mass storage class compliant and be
formatted in FAT 16/32.
- Photo Playback Auto Start: The TV automatically displays the
thumbnail view screen when the TV is turned on and a digital still camera or
other USB device storing photo files is connected to the TV's USB port.
- Photo Frame: You can enjoy looking at a photo,
listening to music, and viewing the clock/calendar at the same time. To
prevent any type of burn-in, the position of the photo, clock, and calendar
are switched automatically every hour. The TV will automatically shut off
after 1, 2, 4, or 24 hours of Photo Frame mode.
PC Compatible: A 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 1
input. The TV supports the following PC resolutions - VGA(640x480), SVGA(800x600), XGA(1024x768), WXGA(1280x768), SXGA(1280x1024) and HDTV
(1920x1080). 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
- Sharpness: Phase (fine tunes overall sharpness), Pitch (adjusts
- 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
Favorites: The Favorites function makes it easy to quickly
access your favorite TV content. The Favorites menu manages your preferred TV
channels, external inputs, media files, Internet content, and widgets 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
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: No optimized picture or sound according to the
- Cinema: Delivers picture scenes and sound just like
those in a theater.
- Sports: Presents realistic pictures and sound just like
those in a stadium.
- Photo: Reproduces the texture and color of a printed
- 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
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
Close Captions (CC): The Sony televisions provides Analog Closed
Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text,
font, and size.
ENERGY STAR Certified: This Sony LED-LCD TV exceeds ENERGY STAR
requirements by incorporating advanced power saving features such as Light Sensor
Technology, Advance Contrast Enhancer, and the following Power Management
- Power Saving: This feature reduces the power
consumption by adjusting the backlight brightness of the TV's screen. 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
- Auto Shut Off: Automatically powers off the TV when no
input signal is detected for approximately 15 minutes.
Timers: The Sony LED-LCD TV offers
On and Sleep timers.
- 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
- 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.
You can also block specific channels. 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.
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. The tested TV contained software
version 1.556-1.239 ( as of 11/6/2012). Visit theSony eSupport site for the latest software updates.
Wireless Remote Control: The TV comes supplied with an IR
remote control for wireless operation of the television. The remote is designed
for TV operation only, unless used with Bravia Sync AV components connected by
HDMI. The remote offers a dedicated Netflix button to instantly access your
Netflix account on the Sony TV.
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
USB Keyboard/Mouse Compatible: You can connect a USB-enabled keyboard
and mouse (both sold separately) to the television for easier web browsing. You
can move the cursor with the USB mouse and enter text with the USB keyboard. Not
all web-based apps support keyboard/mouse control.
Tabletop Stand: The Sony television comes supplied with a
tabletop pedestal stand which must be attached using the supplied hardware. The
television weighs 50.3 lbs with the stand
attached. The tabletop stand allows the television to swivel 15° left or right.
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
43.2 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 1.75" from the wall.