Sony KDL-46NX713 review

A stylish 46-inch LED set with killer HD pictures – just give 3D a miss

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Sony kdl 46nx713

This set is absolutely stuffed to the gills with features, as you'd expect from a TV in this price range.

Starting with the connections, you get four HDMI v1.4 inputs – two on the side, two on the back – which is just about enough for today's home entertainment needs, plus component, composite, D-Sub 15-pin PC, RF and Scart inputs. These are joined by an optical digital audio output, Ethernet jack, a USB port for multimedia playback and a CI slot for pay-TV channels.

Although the KDL-46NX713 is ready for 3D, you have to fork out an extra £50 for the TMR-BR100 transmitter and another £99 for a single pair of TDG-BR100B glasses, so be sure to tot up how much it'll cost for the whole family before buying.

Built-in Wi-Fi is a blessing if you don't fancy running an Ethernet cable through the living room to your router, and brings with it access to Bravia Internet Video. This, in our eyes, boasts the best line-up of content of any brand's IPTV portal.

You get no fewer than 21 video services, including biggies such as BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Sky News, YouTube, LoveFilm, Sony Entertainment Television, Eurosport and Dailymotion, alongside more specialist sites like Billabong. Sony's Qriocity service also brings pay-per-view movies into your living room.

There's also a selection of music sites, including Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity, Berliner Philharmoniker and Moshcam, or if you'd rather play your own collection you can stream MP3s over a network, which works well, using clear, logical folder-based menus to display our content. You can also stream JPEG, AVCHD and MPEG2 videos.

Media can also be played locally from USB devices connected to the side-mounted port. It tackled our MP3, JPEG and AVI files with no qualms.

In terms of processing power, the set is driven by the Bravia Engine 3, which addresses contrast, detail and colour reproduction, while the MotionFlow 100Hz PRO aims to eliminate motion blur with fast-moving objects by doubling the refresh rate and using 'backlight blinking'.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyBRAVIA NX713
3D Type3D Ready
Brand NameSony
Screen Size116.8 cm (46")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Wireless LANYes
Analog TunerPAL, SECAM, NTSC
Weight with Stand (Approximate)24.40 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard300 x 300
Operating Power Consumption158 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
RMS Output Power16 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand690 mm
Width with Stand1083 mm
Depth with Stand270 mm
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height660 mm
Width1083 mm
Depth31 mm
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemSurround Sound, Dolby Digital Plus
Product SeriesNX713
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesSleep Timer, Favorite Channel Selection, Channel Labeling, Auto Program, Teletext
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelKDL-46NX713
Product LineBRAVIA
Manufacturer Part NumberKDL46NX713U
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Create a new living room 3D experience

Slim build, beautiful looks and hugely entertaining - what more do you want from a TV? This BRAVIA with Dynamic Edge LED technology makes a real impression, whether it's transforming your living space or opening up a world of 3D home entertainment.

Package Contents
  • Remote Control
  • AC Cable
  • Operating Instructions
  • Table-Top Stand
Limited Warranty5 Year
Weight (Approximate)20.50 kg