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Sony KDL-46Z4500 Reviewed

sony kdl-46z4500Earlier this year Sony announced the 46-inch Sony KDL-46Z4500 as part of the Sony Bravia Z4500 series at IFA. The most ground breaking feature of the Sony KDL-46Z4500 is Sony Motion Flow 200Hz technology with IB reduction (Image blur). While there are a number of HDTVs out there that support 100/120Hz high refresh / frame rate technology, the Sony Z4500 series is the first and currently only HDTV to increase this technology further to 200Hz.

For a long time, LCD HDTVs have suffered from losing their crisp images during high motion scenes, known as motion blur, and also juddering during slow image pans. The 200Hz Motion flow technology adds in three in-between image frames calculated from the previous and next frames to deliver 200 frames every second, this dramatically reduces motion blur and judder, keeping the images crystal clear during high motion scenes.

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The Sony Bravia KDL-46Z4500 also features IB reduction along with the powerful Sony Bravia Engine 2 for image enhancement.  This along with a high dynamic contrast ratio of 80,000:1, 24p support, x.v color and impressive connectivity make the Sony KDL-46Z4500 one of the best HDTVs currently available, with very impressive image quality. TrustedReviews gave the KDL-46Z4500 9/10 over all rating and said, the Sony KDL-46Z4500′s black levels are very good by normal LCD standards too. The 200Hz system is far from the end of the 46Z4500′s talents. Its colours, for instance, are superb, portraying with exceptional vibrancy the riot of colour on show during the Captain Jack hanging sequence. Should it end up with a 9 or an 8? In the end, the quality of the 200Hz engine together with the other undeniable strengths of the picture just did enough to bring me down on the side of an overall 9/10.