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Sony Bravia KDL-46BX420 LCD HDTV Review

46 in.

A decent budget buy that crams more performance in its 46-inch screen than many higher-priced models.

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Power Consumption

As stated in the section summary, the CCFL backlighting of the Sony KDL-46BX420 is less efficient than the newer LED edge/backlighting, so that means a higher power draw. In the end, we're not talking about a large gross cost of operation, but it's still something that's good to be aware of. By keeping the backlight setting at 5 (which puts the brightness at 200 cd/m2), you can expect to pay somewhere around $22.90 a year under normal use. To see how it functions under other settings, we've included a nifty chart that tracks all the power consumption data we collected.

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As you can see from the graph below, this is a fairly standard power draw among LCD TVs.

Power Consumption Chart
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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity
  9. Audio & Menus
  10. Multimedia & Internet
  11. Power Consumption
  12. Panasonic Viera TC-L42E30 Comparison
  13. LG 47LD4500 Comparison
  14. COMP 3
  15. Conclusion
  16. Series Comparison
  17. Photo Gallery
  18. Ratings & Specs
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