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Sony KDL-46NX713 review

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

For

  • Super-sharp HD pictures with artefact-free motion
  • Bravia Internet Video content
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Stunning external design

Against

  • 3D picture quality
  • Expensive optional glasses and transmitter
  • Networking format support could be better
  • Remote a bit fiddly
  • Minor backlight issues

The 'N' in Sony's NX series of LED TVs stands for Network. This means you'll be able to stream media wirelessly from PCs around your home and access a wide range of web content, all from the comfort of your sofa.

The NX series is the step up from Sony's Cinematic (HX) and Essential (EX) ranges, but below the more luxurious Signature (LX) range. There are a grand total of nine sets in the NX series, of which two have the 713 suffix – the 40-inch KDL-40NX713 and the 46-inch KDL-46NX713, reviewed here.

In terms of features, the KDL-46NX713 is a great all-rounder. Of primary concern to picture junkies is the use of Dynamic Edge LED, which, like regular edge LED, has diodes along the top and bottom edges of the screen, but introduces local dimming technology to control the light output of certain clusters. Sony says this, in conjunction with the OptiContrast Panel, helps deliver contrast levels so good that it has called it 'GigaContrast'.

Elsewhere, it's fully equipped for full HD 3D Blu-ray using the optional active shutter transmitter and glasses, plus it boasts built-in Wi-Fi for full networking convenience and a Freeview HD tuner. And in terms of aesthetics, it sports Sony's gorgeous Monolithic Design, which uses a glossy black bezel, a flush screen surface and the option of a 6° tilt to hit the optimum viewing angle when placed nearer the floor.

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
USBYes
HDMIYes
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
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand690 mm
Width with Stand1083 mm
Depth with Stand270 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height660 mm
Width1083 mm
Depth31 mm
ColourBlack
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 NameBRAVIA KDL-46NX713 LED-LCD TV
Product LineBRAVIA
Manufacturer Part NumberKDL46NX713U
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
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
  • BRAVIA KDL-46NX713 LED-LCD TV
  • Remote Control
  • AC Cable
  • Operating Instructions
  • Table-Top Stand
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty5 Year
Weight (Approximate)20.50 kg