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Sony KDL-46V5100 Reviewed

Sony KDL-46V5100The 46-inch Sony KDL-46V5100 is the middle sized model from the Sony V5100 series, which is the latest version of the popular Sony Bravia V series.

While the Sony KDL-46V5100 might not be from Sony’s top of the range series, it’s placed just below the very expensive higher models. It is the least expensive model to feature 120Hz processing, but lacks some of the other features found on the higher ranking model, but nothing too vital.

120Hz MotionFlow and Bravia Engine 2 are two impressive features which are well worth having on an HDTV. The 120Hz MotionFlow displays images at 120fps, which keeps the images looking sharp, without motion blur or image judder.

Sony KDL-46V5100

While Bravia Engine 2 enhances the images quality in a number of ways, form boosting contrast, to reducing noise.

Connectivity on the Sony KDL-46V5100 is good, with 4x HDMI inputs, 2x component and PC VGA inputs. A nice feature on the Sony KDL46V5100 is it’s ability to let you adjust the video settings for each input independently of each other. Cnet looked at the KDL-46V5100 and said it exhibited very good picture quality for the price, and in some ways it bested the company’s significantly more expensive, albeit feature-laden, XBR9 model.

The commendable picture quality of Sony’s entry-level 120Hz-equipped LCD HDTV makes it a very good value.

The Sony KDL-46V5100 has a list price of $1,599, but Amazon currently have it on offer with 25% off.