Pros

  • Built-in Wi-Fi and good Internet options
  • Nice range of audio options
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and good Internet options
  • Slim profile
  • Slim profile
  • Nice range of audio options

Cons

  • Average picture quality with muted colors
  • Average picture quality with muted colors
  • 60Hz refresh rate produces motion blur
  • 60Hz refresh rate produces motion blur

At A Glance

Sony's 46-inch Bravia KDL-46EX523 is a fairly basic 46-inch LED-backlit 1080p HDTV with Wi-Fi connectivity, built-in apps, and decent image quality.

Manufacturer’s Description

An exceptional Full HD 1080p experience is just the beginning. Edge LED backlit BRAVIA EX523 Series LCD HDTVs produce a remarkable picture with brilliant color and contrast-all wrapped up in a slim design. However, it's features such as built-in Wi-Fi that let you break away from the cable box and dial up your favorite online entertainment. Instantly stream hit movies, popular TV shows and the latest music from Qriocity, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Pandora and many more. Use the built-in USB input to share photos, videos or your music library.

The Specs

Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
VGA Yes
Number of HDMI Ports 4
USB Standard USB 2.0
Composite Video Yes
Component Video Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes
Headphone Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 46.00 "
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Backlight Technology Edge LED
Digital Tuner ATSC
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
UPC Code 027242816916
Manufacturer Part Number KDL-46EX523
Brand Name Sony
Product Name BRAVIA KDL-46EX523 LED-LCD TV
Marketing Information

An exceptional Full HD 1080p experience is just the beginning. Edge LED backlit BRAVIA EX523 Series LCD HDTVs produce a remarkable picture with brilliant color and contrast-all wrapped up in a slim design. However, it's features such as built-in Wi-Fi that let you break away from the cable box and dial up your favorite online entertainment. Instantly stream hit movies, popular TV shows and the latest music from Qriocity, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Pandora and many more. Use the built-in USB input to share photos, videos or your music library.

Product Model KDL-46EX523
Product Type LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.sony.com
Product Line BRAVIA
Product Series EX523
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • BRAVIA KDL-46EX523 LED-LCD TV
  • Remote Control
  • AC Power Cord
  • Table Top Stand
Features Auto-off, Channel Labeling, Picture and Picture (PAP), Picture in Picture, Child Lock, Sleep Timer, Auto Program, Closed Caption
DLNA Certified Yes
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Ethernet Technology Ethernet
Ethernet Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 26"
Width 42.4"
Depth 1.7"
Weight (Approximate) 500.8 oz
Color Black
VESA Mount Standard 300 x 300
Height with Stand 27.17"
Width with Stand 42.44"
Depth with Stand 10.24"
Weight with Stand (Approximate) 39.20 lb
Video
Analog Tuner NTSC
Video Signal Standard HDTV 1080p
Standard Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Comb Filter 3D Y/C
Scan Format 1080p
Sound
Sound System Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Plus
Built-in Devices
Speakers Yes
Power Description
Standby Power Consumption 200 mW
Operating Power Consumption 103 W
Technical Information
Horizontal Viewing Angle 176°
Vertical Viewing Angle 176°
PC Streaming Yes
Internet Access Yes
Media Player Yes

Performance

Lab Tests 2D
Test Version 4
Brightness and Contrast Rating Very Good
Brightness and Contrast Score 3.6
Color Quality Rating Very Good
Color Quality Score 3.6
Detail Rating Good
Detail Score 3.2
Motion Rating Poor
Motion Score 1.4
Power Usage
Green Rating Superior
Green score 92.0
Power off 0.0   watts
Power on 45.6   watts