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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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Multimedia & Internet

  Multimedia & Internet Summary
Editorial Note: This is a review of the Sony KDL-46BX420. Test results are for this model, but should indicate the general performance of other sizes in the KDL-xxBX420 series. The KDL-xxBX420 series includes the following models: the KDL-32BX420, the KDL-40BX420 and the KDL-46BX420.  Read here for more details on series differences.
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Internet Features*(0.0)*


The Sony KDL-46BX420 has no internet connectivity, and therefore no internet features or DLNA support. For that, you would need to construct yourself an HTPC or other streaming device and connect it via an HDMI cable.

 

Local Media Playback*(6.00)*


The Sony KDL-46BX420 has a few options in the way of local media playback via the single UDB port on the side:.mp3 playback for music, MPEG playback for video and.jpeg playback for photos. Unfortunately, the KDL-46BX420 does not support any other file types, so if you're planning on making a slide show for a party, or play music through the TV's admittedly weak speakers, you're going to need to either convert your files or break the DRM on your.mp3s so they can play. If you're worried about the legality of this, fear not: what you buy is yours to do with as you please.

The Sony KDL-46BX420 has a very simple media playback interface that doesn't really change from one media type to another.

 

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*The basic but functional media playback menu screen *

Other Media*(0.0)*


The Sony KDL-46BX420 does not support any additional media.

Other Models in the KDL-xxBX420 Series
This is a review of the Sony KDL-46BX420. The other sizes of HDTVs in this series should be similar in terms of performance and usability. For details about any differences, click on the image to jump to the Series Comparison page.
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Sony KDL-32BX420 32 inches Sony KDL-40BX420 40 inches Sony KDL-46BX420 46 inches
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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Performance
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity
  9. Audio & Menus
  10. Multimedia & Internet
  11. Power Consumption
  12. Vs. Samsung LN46D550
  13. Vs. Panasonic TC-L42E30
  14. Vs. LG 47LD4500
  15. Conclusion
  16. Series Comparison
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