Experience Full HD 1080p, incredible contrast and sharp, vibrant images with the Sony BRAVIA EX500-Series HDTV. Features incredible motion performance so you enjoy crisp, fluid motion during fast-action scenes plus LightSensor Technology that automatically adjusts brightness based on a room’s lighting.
An impressive centerpiece to any entertainment system, this 46-inch BRAVIA EX500 Series HDTV (model KDL-46EX500) combines a clean design with cutting-edge features. You’ll enjoy Full HD 1080p picture quality as well as exceptionally smooth motion in fast-action sports scenes, movies and games thanks to integrated Motionflow 120Hz refresh rate technology. Plus, Ambient Sensor and LightSensor technologies automatically adjust the color and brightness based on your room’s lighting to ensure you’ll always get the best possible picture.
Connect your BRAVIA Sync compatible devices and enjoy convenient operation and control using one remote. Other features include 6 HD inputs (4 HDMI, 2 component), a USB port for photo, music, and video playback on the TV, and VESA compliant wall mounts.
See a comparison of all Sony HDTV models below.
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).
Motionflow 120Hz Technology: Experience smooth motion detail and clarity with Motionflow 120Hz technology. Motionflow 120Hz technology doubles the frame rate from the standard 60 frames per second and applies Image Blur Reduction technology to deliver a crisp, fluid and realistic viewing experience during fast-action scenes.
LightSensor Technology: Automatically increase or decrease the level of brightness of your TV’s backlight based on a room’s lighting conditions with the integrated LightSensor technology. Dim the lights to watch a movie and the sensor dims the backlight, which also helps reduce unnecessary power consumption.
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.
BRAVIA Engine 2: Enjoy sharp, vibrant, life-like images while optimizing color and contrast and significantly reducing noise with the BRAVIA Engine 2 fully digital processor.
6 HD Inputs: Get versatile HD connection options with 6 HD inputs, including 4 HDMI inputs to connect a Blu-ray Disc player, PlayStation3 gaming console or any other HDMI-capable equipment. Two HD component inputs provide added HD-capable connectivity, while a PC input (HD-15 pin) lets you use your HDTV as a computer monitor.
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.
BRAVIA Sync Compatible: Conveniently operate and control other BRAVIA Sync compatible devices–including BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc Players, surround sound systems, Handycam camcorders and Cyber-shot digital still cameras, all with one remote control.
VESA-compatible hole spacing uses an industry-standard mounting-hole pattern that can be used with VESA-compliant mounting brackets, taking the guesswork out of selecting the proper hardware for hanging your TV on the wall.
- Screen size: 46 inches
- CineMotion Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology: Yes
- 24p True Cinema Technology: Yes
- 3D Comb Filter: Yes
- Live Color Technology: Yes
- Auto Picture Setting w/ HDMI: Cinema, Photo, Graphics, Game
- Speakers: 2x 10W (20 watts of total power)
- 5.1 Channel Audio Out: Yes
- Dolby: Dolby Digital
- USB Applications: Photo Viewer (jpeg), Music Player (mp3), Video Player (mpeg1), Video Player (mpeg2 TS)
- Tuners: ATSC, NTSC, Clear QAM
- VESA wall mounting pattern: 300 x 300
- Warranty: 1 year labor and parts
- TV with stand: 44.4 x 28.1 x 11.1 inches (WxHxD); 47.6 pounds
- TV without stand: 44.4 x 26.6 x 4 inches (WxHxD); 41.2 pounds
- What size TV should you get?
- HDMI: 4 (2 side, 2 rear; HDMI PC input capability)
- Component: 2 (rear)
- Composite A/V: 2 (1 side, 1 rear)
- RF: 1 (rear)
- USB 2.0: 1 (side)
- PC input (15-pin, D-Sub): 1 (rear)
- Analog audio inputs: 4 (1 side, 3 rear)
What’s in the Box
BRAVIA EX500 Series HDTV, remote control (with batteries), AC power cord, table top stand, operating instructions
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.
- Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
- Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5
Sony HDTV Comparison
|Models:||32″||22″||32″, 40″||32″, 40″|| 32″, 40″,
| 32″, 40″,
| 32″, 40″,
| 40″, 46″,
|40″, 46″|| 46″, 55″,
|Panel type||LCD (CCFL)||LCD (CCFL)||LCD (CCFL)||LCD (CCFL)||LCD (CCFL)||Edge LED||Edge LED|| Dynamic
|Edge LED|| Dynamic
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|Video processing||Engine 2||Engine 3||Engine 2||Engine 3||Engine 2||Engine 2||Engine 3||Engine 3||Engine 3||Engine 3|
|Wireless LAN||—|| Ready
|Blu-ray Disc Player||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Digital audio output||Optical||Optical||Optical||Optical||Optical||Optical||Optical||Optical||Optical||Optical|
|HDMI PC input|
|USB 2.0 port||1 (svc only)||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|MPEG 1/2 video playback||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|MPEG 4/AVCHD video playback||—||—||—||—|
|TV Guide onscreen||—||—||—||—|
46-inch HDTV with Full HD 1080p resolution and Motionflow 120Hz technology for smooth motion
Motionflow 120Hz technology for smooth motion; BRAVIA Engine 2 fully digital video processor optimizes color and contrast
Ambient Sensor adjusts color based on room light; automatic increase or decrease in backlight brightness based on room’s lighting conditions
Inputs: 4 HDMI, 2 component, 2 composite, 1 PC, 1 USB, 1 optical digital audio output
Includes removable stand; measures 44.4 x 28.1 x 11.1 inches with stand