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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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Front

The front of the Sony KDL-46BX420 has a standard flat glossy black bezel, with very subtle features, like a tiny power indicator light and logo.

Front Tour Image

Back

The back of the Sony KDL-46BX420 is a boring-looking black plastic casing with a small panel on the right side for ports.

Back Tour Image

Sides

The sides of the KDL-46BX420 are home to the manual controls (on the right side) and a side-oriented input panel.

Sides Tour Image

Stand/Mount

The included stand of the KDL-46BX420 is a relatively basic affair that can be a pain to set up with at least one unnecessary piece. As with all high-gloss plastic, this stand gathers fingerprints much like a hoarder would if they could hoard fingerprints.

Stand Photo

The KDL-46BX420's fixed stand

Controls

The manual controls for the KDL-46BX420 are located on the right side of the set, and as you can see from the picture, they are quite tiny and very poorly marked. We know manual controls are hardly used anymore, but these are near-impossible to use in the dark unless you've memorized their positions beforehand.

Controls Photo

Remote Control

The KDL-46BX420's remote control is fairly basic, as it's not really needed to do much other than operate a TV without internet features. It fits in the hand well, and the buttons are nice and large while being easy to press.

Remote Control Photo

A good remote means a happy user

In the Box

Included in the packaging for the Sony KDL-46BX420 is an instruction manual, setup instructions, remote, battery and a stand.

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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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