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

As long as you're not planning on watching 3D, the KDL-46NX713 will blow your socks off.

Its 2D high-definition performance is stunning, rendering detail with tremendous clarity without going to pieces once the camera starts to move, thanks largely to MotionFlow's excellent processing. It delivers reasonable blacks and radiant, natural colours too and provided you show restraint with the processing modes there are few artefacts to speak of.

What's more there are loads of features on board, with built-in Wi-Fi being a highlight. But it's their quality not quantity that impresses – its web portal is still the best in the business, media streaming is slick and easy to use, while USB file support is decent, if not comprehensive. And with Sony's Xross Media Bar on board, the set is also a breeze to operate.

But 3D lets the side down. Pictures are laden with crosstalk, 2D conversion fails to convince and the punishing price of glasses and transmitter rubs salt in the wound.

We liked

The beautifully rendered high-definition images from Blu-ray and Freeview HD, which don't suffer greatly from motion artefacts or other nasties.

Built-in Wi-Fi is always a bonus, Sony's Bravia Internet Video portal offers a market-leading range of content (particularly when it comes to catch-up TV services), while the design is gorgeous

We disliked

The crosstalk-laden 3D pictures and the high cost of the equipment needed to view them. There's also an issue with light pooling from the edge LED backlight and the remote could probably do with tweaking. The range of formats supported by the LAN feature isn't particularly extensive, either

Final verdict

The KDL-46NX713 delivers fantastic 2D hi-def picture quality and packs a pleasing amount of features into its skinny, stylish frame. 3D picture quality leaves a lot to be desired and the cost of the glasses could be prohibitive, but that aside this is a top-drawer TV.

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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