Sony Bravia KDL-46EX523 comparison

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Sony Bravia KDL-46EX523

Sony Bravia KDL-46EX523
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Panasonic TC-P55ST60

Panasonic TC-P55ST60
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Panasonic TC-P50S60

Panasonic TC-P50S60
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Sony KDL-50R550A

Sony KDL-50R550A
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Panasonic TC-L50E60

Panasonic TC-L50E60
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Price $849 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.6 (3.0 stars)
Editors' choice 5.0 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.6 (5.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 11 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date September 01, 2011 April 01, 2013 December 21, 2012 January 04, 2013 January 23, 2013
The Bottom Line The Sony EX523 series produces a solid though workmanlike picture at a price that competes well against similarly featured LED TVs. The midlevel price and outstanding quality of the Panasonic TC-PST60 series make it our strongest TV recommendation ever. The Panasonic TC-PS60 plasma TV's low price, high-end picture quality, and bare-bones Smarts make it one of the best values we've ever seen. The big-screen Sony R520/R550 series offers the best value you'll see from the company this year. Charging the right price for a very good picture, Panasonic's E60 LED LCD is one of the best values available among midrange TVs.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Plasma panel technology Info unavailable NeoPDP
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
LCD display technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable IPS
PC interface VGA (HD-15)
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Comb filter 3D digital
Info unavailable Info unavailable 3D digital
Info unavailable
Widescreen modes Wide Zoom
Full
Normal
Auto Wide
Conventional 4:3
Zoom
Info unavailable Info unavailable Wide Zoom
Full
Normal
Caption
Auto Wide
Conventional 4:3
Zoom
Info unavailable
Internet streaming services BRAVIA Internet Widgets
BRAVIA Internet Video
Viera Connect
Panasonic Online Movies
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video
CinemaNow
Vudu
Hulu Plus
Netflix
Hulu Plus
Pandora
Vimeo
YouTube
Rhapsody
Facebook
BRAVIA Internet Video
Viera Connect
Addtional features Invisible Speaker System
Auto mute
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
S-Master Digital Amplifier
Clear Voice technology
My Home Screen
Swipe & Share 2.0
Voice Guidance
Swipe & Share 2.0
App (iOS/Android) for smartphone or tablet
VIERA Link
DLNA
Narrow Bezel
Panasonic eHelp
Contrast auto tracking system (CATS)
Eco Mode
Mercury Free
Smartphone App (iOS / Android)
Bravia Sync
DLNA
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
LightSensor Technology
24p True Cinema
Advanced Contrast Enhancer circuit (ACE)
Opera Internet browser
Digital Noise Reduction (DNR)
3:2 pull down compensation
My Home Screen
Swipe & Share 2.0
Voice Guidance
Super narrow bezel
Viera Remote 2 (Smartphone App)
Web browser
DLNA
Game mode
24p Playback (3:2)
24p Smooth Film
Eco navigation
Contrast auto tracking system (CATS)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Resolution 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Total output power 20 Watt
20 Watt
20 Watt
20 Watt
20 Watt
LED backlight type Edge-lit
Info unavailable Info unavailable Edge-lit
Edge-lit
Display format 1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
Image aspect ratio 16:9
16:9
16:9
16:9
16:9
Refresh rate Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 120 Hz
HDMI ports qty 4
3
2
4
3
Diagonal size 46 in
55 in
50 in
55 in
50 in
LCD backlight technology LED Backlight technology
Info unavailable Info unavailable LED backlight technology
LED backlight technology
Technology TFT active matrix
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Supported DTV resolutions 1080/60p
720/60p
1080/60i
480/60p
1080/24p
480/60i
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1080/30p
1080/60p
720/60p
1080/60i
480/60p
1080/24p
480/60i
720/30p
720/24p
Info unavailable
Speaker(s) 2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 5 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - Built-in - 10 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
TV tuner presence Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Video interface HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
Connectivity protocols Info unavailable Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi
Ethernet
MHL
Built-in Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Dimensions (WxDxH) 42.5 in x 1.7 in x 26 in - Without stand
50.6 in x 13.1 in x 32.1 in - With stand
46.1 in x 11.6 in x 29.6 in - With stand
44.5 in x 9.2 in x 27.6 in - With stand
44.1 in x 10.8 in x 28 in - With stand
ENERGY STAR version 5.0
Info unavailable Info unavailable 6.0
6.0
Widescreen Widescreen
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight 31.3 lbs
68.3 lbs
52.9 lbs
41 lbs
45.2 lbs
Input/Output connections 2 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - Rear
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Rear
1 x Composite video input (RCA phono) - Rear
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Rear
1 x VGA input (15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)) - Side
1 x Audio line-in (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm) - Rear
3 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Rear
1 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
2 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A) - Side
1 x Network (RJ-45) - Rear
1 x Audio line-out / headphones (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm) - Side
3 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
2 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A) - Side
1 x Composite video / component video / audio input (RCA phono x 5) - Bottom
1 x Network (RJ-45) - Bottom
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Side
2 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Rear
2 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Rear
1 x Composite video / component video / audio input (RCA phono x 5) - Rear
1 x Network (RJ-45) - Rear
1 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - Rear
1 x Audio line-out - Rear
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Rear
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Rear
1 x Ethernet (RJ-45) - Rear
2 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Rear
2 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
2 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A) - Side
2 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A) - Side
3 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Rear
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Rear
1 x Network (RJ-45) - Rear
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Rear
1 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - Rear
Manufacturer warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
HDCP compatible Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Digital TV tuner ATSC
QAM
ATSC
ATSC
QAM
ATSC
QAM
Info unavailable
Sound output mode Stereo
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Surround mode Yes
Yes
Yes
Info unavailable Yes
Sound effects S-FORCE Front Surround Sound
Sony Original Surround
VR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1
V-AUDIO Surround Sound
Info unavailable V-AUDIO Surround Sound
3D technology Info unavailable Active 3D
Info unavailable Passive 3D
Info unavailable
Product type LED-LCD
Plasma
Plasma
LED-LCD
LED-LCD
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