Its automatic turn-off feature saves power and its matte screen reduces glare in brighter rooms. It has solid Internet services, including numerous niche videos and exclusive Qriocity and Gracenote. Lastly, the TV boasts classy, understated styling. The Bad It reproduces lighter black levels, and its darker areas are tinged blue.
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Its automatic turn-off feature saves power and its matte screen reduces glare in brighter rooms. It has solid Internet services, including numerous niche videos and exclusive Qriocity and Gracenote.
Lastly, the TV boasts classy, understated styling. The Bad It reproduces lighter black levels, and its darker areas are tinged blue. Visit for details. It's also Sony's highest-end TV to feature a matte screen finish--not a bullet point, but something we really appreciate. The latter helps improve image quality in bright rooms, but overall the EX's strongest suits have little to do with the picture. Editors' note: We don't have a pair of Sony's 3D glasses on-hand yet, so we'll update this review with 3D picture quality notes when we have a chance to test the EX with the new glasses.
Series information: We performed a hands-on evaluation of the inch Sony KDLEX, but this review also applies to the other screen sizes in the series. All sizes have identical specs and, according to the manufacturer, should provide very similar picture quality.
The EX has a slim, unadorned look with a relatively thin bezel that's basic glossy black on the top and sides and subtly textured glossy black on the bottom. The panel sits low atop the glossy black swivel stand, making the whole package appear quite compact.
Sony didn't modify the ergonomics of its remote much, and it's still one of the best. The concave surface and strategic button placement guided our thumb naturally to the big cursor button, which is ringed by six keys although four would do--Guide and Synch Menu will be underused on most setups. The biggest change is a prominent red Netflix button--and we love having instant access to Watch Instantly.
Overall, however, we feel the company could have done a much better job organizing the TV's numerous features. The EX's feature set leaves little to be desired, unless you want local dimming or built-in Wi-Fi.
Like most active 3D TVs it doesn't include the proprietary glasses necessary to watch 3D content; Sony has a new version for that's lighter than the glasses. One of our favorite little extras is the energy-saving presence sensor, which automatically turns off the picture and eventually the whole TV if it fails to detect somebody actually watching it looks for movement after a user-specified period of time.
Yes, it actually works. As we mentioned at the top, we also really appreciate the matte screen finish in bright rooms. We'd also like to see support for a major subscription music service, like Rhapsody or Napster, but doubt it's coming, since Sony is pushing Qriocity. The latter recently expanded from its VOD offerings to include a subscription music service, which is available on this TV.
We did a full writeup of the new Gracenote music identification service already, so we'll just include the conclusion here: "Despite its hiccups and occasional failures, we really liked the ability to identify music quickly and conveniently with the push of a button. But is the new If you're ready to pay up for awesome image quality -- but not all the way up to an OLED With 90 zones of full-array local dimming and quantum dot color, the M-Series Quantum Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.
We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Don't show this again. March 18, a. Review Sections Review Specs. Once you peel off the Energy Star sticker, the Sony can be described as ultraminimalist. Design highlights Panel depth 1. The EX's panel keeps a low profile over the stand. Remote control and menus Remote size LxW 8. Behold the Netflix button! Samsung and Panasonic clickers we've seen don't have it.
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Manual zz. See precise motion detail plus watch your favorite 2D or 3D entertainment in clear, vivid Full HD p picture quality with incredible contrast. Plus video chat with family and friends with Skype on the big screen. Plus easy set up with built-in 3D sync transmitter. This technology sharpens image contrast giving an amazingly crisp picture you can see. The ultra-thin backlight system allows for a slimmer, sleeker design. Enjoy the widest selection of internet content at your fingertips.
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