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Sony BRAVIA KDL46HX800 46-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D-Ready LED HDTV, Black (2010 Model)
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- Includes removable stand; measures 42.75 x 27.1 x 10.25 inches with stand
- Inputs: 4 HDMI, 2 component, 2 composite, 1 PC, 1 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 optical digital audio output
- Motionflow 240Hz technology for smoothest motion in fast action sports and games; BRAVIA Engine 3 fully digital video processor
- 46-inch Dynamic Edge LED-backlit HDTV with Full HD 1080p resolution
- Wi-Fi ready (with optional dongle); access to BRAVIA Internet video; USB port for photos, music and video playback
- 46-inch Dynamic Edge LED-backlit HDTV with Full HD 1080p resolution; ready for you to enjoy 3D movies, sports and videogames with optional accessories
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- Brand Name: Sony
- Model Number: KDL46HX800
- Display Technology: LED-lit
- Display Size: 46 inches
- Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
From the Manufacturer
Designed to deliver dazzling Full HD 1080p resolution, this 46-inch BRAVIA HX800 Series HDTV (model KDL46HX800) features advanced dynamic LED backlighting technology for incredibly high contrast levels, deep blacks and bright whites. And get ready for a three-dimensional revolution in your living room with the HX800's 3D capabilities. Just add the optional Sony sync transmitter and active glasses to experience movies and video games in 3D like never before Full HD 1080p, or convert 2D to 3D with a push of a button on your remote.
All 3D BRAVIA TVs are supported by a rapidly increasing variety of 3D content, including the latest Hollywood movies on Blu-ray 3D disc; sport, music, natural history and entertainment from new 3D cable and satellite channels; even 3D games such as WipEout HD and MotorStorm Pacific Rift for the PlayStation3.
Enjoy incredible contrast and sharp, vibrant images with the Dynamic Edge LED backlight plus see smooth motion detail during fast-action scenes with the Motionflow PRO 240Hz technology. Edge LED-backlit HDTVs consume less power than conventional LCD televisions and contain no mercury. The Deep Black Panel also provides incredible contrast and minimized reflections. Finally, the BRAVIA Engine 3 video processor produces superior, life-like image with amazing contrast and color.
Go beyond your scheduled programming and connect to the internet to instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV shows, videos and music from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Slacker and more. You can even add a Wi-Fi adapter (sold separately) to wirelessly connect to your home network and access the internet without the mess of unsightly wires. Other features include 6 HD inputs (4 HDMI, 2 component), a USB port for photo, music, and video playback on the TV, an Ethernet port (for wired networking), and VESA compliant wall mounts.
Full HD 1080p Resolution: Experience Full HD 1080p picture quality, the highest at-home resolution, and take full advantage of HD sources like a Blu-ray Disc Player or PlayStation3 gaming console via the 16:9 wide screen panel (1920 x 1080).
Dynamic Edge LED backlight: Experience incredible contrast in a slim design with Dynamic Edge LED backlight technology.
3D in Full HD: Enjoy an immersive, realistic movie and gaming experience in Full HD 1080p using Sony's 3D accessories (3D sync transmitter and 3D active glasses, both sold separately) and connecting a compatible 3D Blu-ray Disc Player or PlayStation3 gaming console. Convert standard 2D personal content into 3D with the push of a button on your remote.
Motionflow PRO 240Hz Technology: Experience smoother motion detail and clarity with Motionflow PRO 240Hz technology. Motionflow PRO 240Hz technology increases the frame rate and applies Image Blur reduction to deliver a crisp, fluid viewing experience during fast-action scenes.
Wi-Fi Adapter Ready: Enjoy the convenience of wireless connectivity for your home entertainment network and make accessing your online entertainment--including movies, photos, music, videos and more--even easier (Wi-Fi dongle required; sold separately).
BRAVIA Internet Video: Instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV episodes, videos and music from a large selection of entertainment apps including: Netflix, YouTube, Slacker, and more. (Learn More)
BRAVIA Engine 3: Enjoy Sony's most advanced processing system for superior image detail, exceptionally vibrant, life-like images, reduced noise and optimized contrast and color with the BRAVIA Engine 3 fully digital processor.
Ambient Sensor: Get a natural looking picture whether you are watching movies late at night or playing video games during the day with an Ambient Sensor that automatically adjusts the picture color based on a room's lighting.
24p True Cinema: Movies consist of 24 images per second, and cannot be faithfully reproduced on conventional televisions, resulting in unnatural, jerky movements. But 24p True Cinema displays the 24 progressive images as they should be, in the same sequence as the original film source. Now, you can recreate the visual clarity of cinema-quality movies in the comfort of your own home.
USB Input: Share your photos on the big screen or listen to your favorite music. Simply connect your digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or USB storage device directly to your HDTV's USB input.
Deep Black Panel: Enjoy crisp, vibrant images, incredible contrast and minimized reflections with a specially coated Deep Black Panel display.
Energy Saving Switch: Eliminate standby power consumption without having to unplug your TV. Simply turn the Energy Saving Switch to off position and the TV no longer draws energy from the power source.
- Screen size: 46 inches
- CineMotion Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology: Yes
- 24p True Cinema Technology: Yes
- 3D Comb Filter: Yes
- TV Guide On-Screen: Yes
- Deep Color: Yes
- Live Color Technology: Yes
- Auto Picture Setting w/ HDMI: Cinema, Sport, Music, Photo, Graphics, Game
- Speakers: 2x 10W (20 watts of total power)
- 5.1 Channel Audio Out: Yes
- Dolby: Dolby Digital
- USB Application(s) : Photo Viewer (jpeg), Photo Viewer (RAW), Music Player (mp3), Video Player (AVCHD), Video Player (AVC), Video Player (MPEG4)
- Tuners: ATSC, NTSC, Clear QAM
- VESA wall mounting pattern: 300 x 300
- Warranty: 1 year labor and parts
- Energy Star compliant: Yes
- TV with stand: 42.75 x 27.1 x 10.25 inches (WxHxD); 42.3 pounds
- TV without stand: 42.75 x 25.8 x 3 inches (WxHxD); 37.3 pounds
- What size TV should you get?
- HDMI: 4 (2 side, 2 rear; HDMI PC input capability)
- Component: 2 (1 side, 1 rear)
- Composite A/V: 2 (1 side, 1 rear shared with component)
- Ethernet: 1
- RF: 1 (rear)
- USB 2.0: 1 (side)
- PC input (15-pin, D-Sub): 1 (side)
- Analog audio inputs: 3 (2 side, 1 rear)
- Digital audio output: 1 optical
What's in the Box
BRAVIA HX800 Series HDTV, remote control (with batteries), AC power cord, table top stand, operating instructions
Have your favorite internet content delivered to your TV screen with BRAVIA Internet Video. Stream movies, videos, music and more with BRAVIA Internet Video from a wide variety of sources and services, including:
|Amazon Instant Video provides instant access to over 50,000 hit movies and TV shows directly on your Sony BRAVIA HDTV. Watch new release movies as soon as they're on DVD and TV shows the day after they air, with thousands of titles available in HD--all commercial free.|
|Netflix: Instantly watch thousands of TV episodes and movies streamed from Netflix right to your Sony BRAVIA HDTV--watch as much as you want, any time you want. (Netflix unlimited membership required for Netflix feature functionality.)|
|Crackle: The next-generation video entertainment network with hundreds of movies, TV shows, and original series from the vast Sony Pictures library.|
|Pandora Internet Radio: Free, personalized internet radio playing only music you love. Pandora brings an effortless personal soundtrack into your living room. Enter your favorite artists and enjoy stations created just for you. Rate songs as they play, because Pandora caters to your tastes and adapts stations to your feedback on the spot.|
|With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience. |
If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.
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Top Customer Reviews
The TV is quite attractive itself.... sleek and modern. It's not sporting the new "monolithic" look of the higher end Sonys, but it has a small bezel and won't looked outdated, if that sort of thng is a concern to you. It comes with a decent stand, and has all the connections you need. Some of the connections are on the back of the unit, so be advised if you plan to wall mount it.
The TV was easy to set up and get running.
In 2D, the TV is indeed impressive. SD pictures are very good, but the HD picture is pretty spectacular. Bright, crisp, great colors.... beautiful! If you're a videophile, you'll probably want to mess with the settings. I used some calibration settings a videophile friend recommended, and it does look good, but I'm not the most sensitive person to such issues.
Some reviews complain about limited viewing angles. I did notice some loss of contrast with off-angle viewing, but again, it doesn't really seem to be an issue with me, except at fairly extreme angles, where you can't see the picture anyway.
So how's the 3D? PRETTY DARNED IMPRESSIVE! I find the 3D very convincing. Unlike some other brands I sampled, I did not detect any crosstalk or ghosting. I'm really looking froward to seeing content developed with these kind of TV's in mind.Read more ›
WELL THIS TV IS VERY GOOD OUT FROM THE BOX, BUT WITH A FEW SETTING CHANGES, THE PICTURE QUALITY IS REALLY GREAT.. AND FOR THE 3D EFEECT I JUST HAVE SEEN 4 MOVIES SO FAR, THIS IS A REALLY NICE EXPERIENCE, AFTER COMPARING SAMSUNG AND SONY MODELS, I NOTICE THE PICTURE QUALITY IS A LITTLE BIT SHARPER IN SAMSUNG, BUT THE 3D EFFECT I THINK IS MORE REALISTIC AT LEAST IN THIS HX800 MODEL.
HERE I SHARE THE CALIBRATION I MADE FOR THIS
FIRST VERY IMPORTANT FROM PICTURE AND DISPLAY MAIN MENU turn ambient sensor OFFFFFF this thing save energy and try to adapt the amount of light in your room, but you can not see vibrant color, so turn it off
for regular tv and cable channels:
picture mode VIVID
color temp COOL
sharpness 19 THIS IS IMPORTANT:19 FOR ME IS GREAT WATCHING IT AT LEAST 11 FEET OR MORE FAR FROM THE TV ....SEE NOTE AT THE END OF THE SETTING
noise red OFF
mpeg noisered OFF
motion flow SMOOTH
cinemotion AUTO 1
blu ray use
picture mode VIVID
color temp COOL
noise red OFF
mepg noisered OFF
motion flow SMOOTH
ABOUT THE SHARPNESS.....Read more ›
Now about the TV..WOW the picture quality will blow your mind. Watching 3D with my Comcast HD Box by turn on 3D was more than i expected. Tried a regular blu-ray with 3D and i was like WOW. Played the free games that came with the purchase on PS3, it takes gaming to another level.
The only little problem i noticed is when you turn on the 3D it takes about 10 seconds for your eyes to get adjusted to the 3D. I heard a lot about getting headaches and feeling of throwing up but nothing of that sort happen to me nor my finance who wears glasses.
I know there is a hugh hole in my pocket now but its worth every line of thread it took out. If you had the money, id recommend you get on, if not then wait for the price to come down and you won't regret it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had mine since early 2011 and it has had absolutely no problems whatsoever! Freakin beautiful tv and I still get compliments on it when people come over. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jake Lee
I work at a local pawn shop and i have seen a of TVs out there. I had went throught some of the higher end Samsung Tvs, and LG tvs. I have bought this tv and fell in love. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Michal krzyzanowski
Brought this tv from a sony store 4 years ago. Added on the 5 year warranty I am glad I did that because here it is less than 4 years and the entire panel went bad. Read morePublished 22 months ago by RonD
So I've had this Tv for about two years now and I think that's a safe period of time to post a review...
The picture is the best I've seen. Read more
12 hours after our warranty expired, our panel began to fail. Sony does not stand behind their products (read other reviews - I wish I had!). Read morePublished on March 6, 2012 by Disappointed mommy
I have had this TV for almost a year now. Originally I purchased it from Best Buy, it was incorrectly labeled and I got it for 1299, which was a steal at the time. Read morePublished on January 11, 2012 by Trey
We love this t.v. had it mounted on the wall for a year now. Easy to set-up, so much different access,Pandora, netflix, internet channels I never herd of. Read morePublished on December 30, 2011 by u2seapirate