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Sony KDL-46EX620 Review - Page 2

Value Rating: 7.5/10

The Sony KDL-46EX620 is a mid range Sony offering for 2011. At around $1199 we believe this TV will come down in price slightly through the year. It delivers a few extra features over the econo-models such as thin depth, a complete Internet suite, 120Hz, good black levels, and great design and appearance. It has its negatives as well as discussed above. Competition is from Samsung with the UN46D6300.

Overall Rating: 7.2/10

Following are our recommended picture settings for the Sony EX620 series LED-LCD TV. For more brighly lit rooms we recommend you use the Standard picture mode setting, however turn the Sharpness setting down to 20. With this setting the Cinemotion feature will automatically be set to the On position so you will have to turn if off manually.

Picture Mode: Custom
Backlight: 7
Picture (Contrast): 91
Color Temp: Warm 1
Color: 55
Sharpness: 20

Advanced Settings:

Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Motionflow: ON
Cinemotion: Off

Processor Testing: The EX620 scored average to poor results with with Standard Definition testing and Average results with HD Test signals. This testing always shows up in programming in one way or another as our processor testing reflects how well the picture processes out motion artifacts, jaggies, false contouring, moire' patterns and the like. We give this TV a 5/10 rating in processor testing.

HQV Video Board Processing Tests

With 480i Input

Jaggies 1: Average results Jaggies 2: Average results Jaggies Flag Motion Test: Good result

Film Detail Test Race Car/Stadium Seating: Poor result. There is notable moire' pattern and visible jerky judder and motion lag

Film based Pulldown tests (applicable to DVDs)
Cadence 2-2 30fps: Average to Poor result
Cadence 3-2 24fps: Average to Poor result

With 1080p Input

Jaggies 1: Good
Jaggies 2: Good

Video Resolution Loss Test: Excellent
Film Resolution Loss Test: Average to Good

HD Background: Average to Good
Stadium Seating Test with Moire: Average to Good.


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