With the eruption of 3D-ready TVs onto the market, it is perhaps not surprising that one of the industry’s long-standing and leading manufacturers, Sony, have been quick to release their own line of TVs.
The Sony KDL46HX803U is one of their larger models and part of the high quality Bravia range, with a 46 inch screen and suitable for home viewing; an ideal size to allow the superior picture quality to be fully appreciated.
Note: The model reviewed here is also known as the KDL46HX803 in some stores.
Edge-lit LED plus 200Hz refresh rate results in superior viewing
With Dynamic Edge backlighting system, the LEDs are lit from around the edges of the screen, thus retaining the appealing super-slim design, but also with local muting of LED to allow the screen to show multi-faceted colours, even on previously matt screen areas such as black.
This innovative lighting system brings depth of colour to all the images with sharp lines and no lag.
Also incorporating 200Hz Motionflow Pro, even the fastest action scene or sports action can be viewed without any lag or double-effect being visible. Most standard televisions only have 50Hz, so with four times as such, it is no wonder the Sony KDL46HX803U is proving popular with consumers.
Top rated onboard sound with digital output to connect to sound system
With such a superior picture, it is imperative that the sound quality matches the high standards.
The Sony KDL46HX803U has a digital amplifier built in with the intelligent S-Force Front Surround, incorporating Steady Sound, which corrects the volume balance between programmes and adverts.
However, as with most large screen televisions, the best sound is obtained via a surround sound system, to truly do it justice. This model handily includes easy to access ‘speaker off’ controls and a digital optical output.
Built-in High Def Freeview Tuner
With such advanced visual enhancements, it would be a shame to not to maximise the effect and view programmes in HD.
This set includes a Freeview tuner built in, thus getting rid of any need for further unsightly boxes or trailing wires. No contract is needed to view many channels broadcast in HD – the only factor is geographical coverage.
The KDL46HX803U connects to your broadband router for internet features
The latest wave of TVs offer a bit more than just the ability to view television and films and the Sony KDL46HX803U is no exception.
With 4 HDMI ports and USB capability, music, films and photos can all be viewed.
In addition, the set includes DNLA which allows streaming of media from the home network. If these features aren’t enough to keep you busy, Sony have developed Bravia Internet Video which is a facility to access the best of the online internet services and sites and also catch-up TV, either via the Ethernet connection or an optional dongle
Sony have marketed this as a 3D ready LED TV and whilst this is correct, some further equipment is required to take advantage of any 3D broadcasts, namely a 3D transmitter and also the glasses.
This set might therefore be more appropriate for a consumer wishing to guard against a TV that will quickly become defunct, even if the full set of facilities is not yet required.
KDL46HX803U Best Price
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Don’t forget this Telly qualifies for the Sony VAT Back Promotion – Buy before 24th December and claim back the VAT.