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Thoughts on a Sony KDL-46S4100

For $999. Sound like a good deal?

Tech Specs
General
Product Type

46" LCD TV
Series

BRAVIA
Digital Television Certification

HDTV
TV Tuner

1x analog, 1x digital
Video Interface

Component, composite, HDMI, S-Video
PC Interface

VGA (HD-15)
Dimensions

Without stand
Width

44.5 in
Height

29.3 in
Weight

57.3 lbs
Display
Diagonal Size

46" - widescreen
Technology

TFT active matrix
Resolution

1920 x 1080
Display Format

1080p (FullHD)
Image Aspect Ratio

16:9
Image Contrast Ratio

2500:1
Progressive Scan

Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Viewing Angle

178 degrees
Display Menu Language

English, French, Spanish
Comb Filter

3D digital
V-Chip Control

Yes
Additional Features

V-Chip, parental control, on-screen menu, 3:2 pull down compensation, channel labeling, Digital MPEG Noise Reduction Circuit
TV Tuner
Analog TV Tuner

NTSC
Multi-channel Preview

Picture-in-picture (PIP) (1 tuner)
Reception System

NTSC-M
Stereo Reception System

MTS
Secondary Audio Program (SAP)

Yes
Digital TV Tuner
Digital TV Tuner

ATSC
Video Features
HDTV Ready

Yes
Input Video Formats

480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 480i
Parental Channel Lock

Yes
Closed Caption Capability

Yes
Remote Control
Type

Remote control - infrared
Audio System
Sound Output Mode

Stereo
Audio Controls

Sound mode
Speakers Included

2 speakers
Output Power / Total

20 Watt
Additional Features

Auto volume adjustment
Speaker(s)

2 x right/left channel speaker - built-in - 10 Watt
Connections
Connector Type

1 x composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ 1 x composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - side ¦ 1 x S-Video input ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - rear ¦ 2 x HDMI ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear ¦ 1 x HDMI ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - side ¦ 2 x component video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ 1 x VGA input ( 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ) - rear ¦ 1 x audio line-in ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - rear ¦ 3 x audio line-in ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear ¦ 1 x digital audio output (optical) ( TOSLINK ) - rear
Stands & Mounts
Stand Included

Yes
Stand Design

Tabletop
Flat Panel Mount Interface

Yes
Environmental Standards
EPA Energy Star Compliant

Yes
Power
Power Device

Power supply - internal
Voltage Required

AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support

1 year warranty
Service & Support Details

Limited warranty - parts and labor - 1 year
Dimensions & Weight Details
Dimensions & Weight Details

Panel without stand - 44.5 in x 4.5 in x 29.4 in x 58.4 lbs ¦ Panel with stand - 44.5 in x 12.1 in x 30.9 in x 66.1 lbs






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For $999. Sound like a good deal?


I can't say I'm a sony fan, but the TV has good reviews - it's affordable. Most people complain about the cheap remote, 10w speakers, and lack of features - but if you're using your own remote, and you have a sound system then that negates most of the complaints. Some people complain about the sony's loss of colors at angles, but that's typical for any TV in this pricerange.
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Well I ordered the TV last night through Dell Online. I have an account with Dell and I usually order my desktops through them and some other electronics if the price is right.

$999 for the TV. Free shipping. Paid $150 for the 2 year extended warranty. $95 in taxes. Grand total of $1242.




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I dont know about that model but the 32" Bravias that are setup for demo in the Blockbusters look damned sweet. They are usually running BluRay content and the picture is so detailed it looks like candy. I looked for one for our bedroom but went with a 50" 1080p LG LCD instead because it was larger and cheaper.

The Sony will hold its value better than others as well. Sony electronics has a huge following.

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I'm pretty happy with the price I got on it. It'll be the most expensive TV I've ever bought, my first 1080p, and my first Sony. About the only negative thing I've read about it is the slow turn on time but that's cool with me.




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I'm pretty happy with the price I got on it. It'll be the most expensive TV I've ever bought, my first 1080p, and my first Sony. About the only negative thing I've read about it is the slow turn on time but that's cool with me.
That's a great deal Jose, and by start up time it takes about 3 sec., I don't think that's slow, hell tube TV's take that long if not longer. Wait til you see a blu-ray in 1080p, you won't go back to the movies.
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That's a great deal Jose, and by start up time it takes about 3 sec., I don't think that's slow, hell tube TV's take that long if not longer. Wait til you see a blu-ray in 1080p, you won't go back to the movies.
Especially when you can get alot of the current movies in the theaters in blue ray format to burn on torrent sites...I'm just sayin;
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That's a great deal Jose, and by start up time it takes about 3 sec., I don't think that's slow, hell tube TV's take that long if not longer. Wait til you see a blu-ray in 1080p, you won't go back to the movies.
Thanks Henry. I hear the startup time is actually a little longer but that's cool. I've been holding off buying a Blue-Ray for some time because of the additional cost of the player and the disk and also the fact that I didn't have a TV that would support it (my other TV is 720). Now I've gotta look for a stand

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Especially when you can get alot of the current movies in the theaters in blue ray format to burn on torrent sites...I'm just sayin;
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Thanks Henry. I hear the startup time is actually a little longer but that's cool. I've been holding off buying a Blue-Ray for some time because of the additional cost of the player and the disk and also the fact that I didn't have a TV that would support it (my other TV is 720). Now I've gotta look for a stand



Damn Brad, now I've gotta buy a Blu-Ray burner LOL!
Wall mount that beyotch

Get the LG blue ray burner from fry's or online.
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Wall mount that beyotch

Get the LG blue ray burner from fry's or online.
I've never cared for wall mounting but this particular room doesn't lend itself for mounting on the wall (it's a patio/sun room with lots of windows) so a stand is what I'm going to go with.

What do blank Blu-Ray disk run?




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I've never cared for wall mounting but this particular room doesn't lend itself for mounting on the wall (it's a patio/sun room with lots of windows) so a stand is what I'm going to go with.

What do blank Blu-Ray disk run?
Less than some new releases. however the walmart deals are hard to beat

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Just an update. Set the TV up last Thursday and got some HD action going on with some NBA games. Also watched some Discovery HD. Not a huge improvement over my 42" Plasma other than the bigger screen (both viewing 720P content). Navigation through the Sony menus is pretty easy and the start up times aren't that bad after the first couple of 13-15 turn on's but now it's a fairly quick 5-7 second turn on time.

The connections on the back are certainly the easiest I've ever seen on a TV. Everything is easily accessible and there are some side auxiliary connections for plugging things on the fly if the back isn't accessible.

Other than that I picked up a very good condition Sony TV stand on Craiglist for $50. Now I'll be shopping for a Blu-Ray player next




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Just an update. Set the TV up last Thursday and got some HD action going on with some NBA games. Also watched some Discovery HD. Not a huge improvement over my 42" Plasma other than the bigger screen (both viewing 720P content). Navigation through the Sony menus is pretty easy and the start up times aren't that bad after the first couple of 13-15 turn on's but now it's a fairly quick 5-7 second turn on time.

The connections on the back are certainly the easiest I've ever seen on a TV. Everything is easily accessible and there are some side auxiliary connections for plugging things on the fly if the back isn't accessible.

Other than that I picked up a very good condition Sony TV stand on Craiglist for $50. Now I'll be shopping for a Blu-Ray player next
jose just get a PS3, they are suppose to be coming down off the prices soon if they haven't already. I bought mine just for that reason and plus if I want to rent a PS3 game its there to use.

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Looks like a pretty nice TV.

My old 32" tube TV finally went out, so now I'm shopping for something new. I'm probably the last person in my neighborhood that hasn't gone to LCD or Plasma yet.

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jose just get a PS3, they are suppose to be coming down off the prices soon if they haven't already. I bought mine just for that reason and plus if I want to rent a PS3 game its there to use.
I'm not buying a PS3 just to watch Blu-Rays. I've got a PS2 that's been sitting unplayed for probably 3 or 4 years. I just don't play console games and would rather get a good Blu-Ray player that's cheaper than the PS3.




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Looks like a pretty nice TV.

My old 32" tube TV finally went out, so now I'm shopping for something new. I'm probably the last person in my neighborhood that hasn't gone to LCD or Plasma yet.
just read the other day that only 33% of U.S. households have at least 1 high definition tv. So you might be wrong there.


I've seen alot of bravia's inside of customer's houses, and the 1080 rocks. Since you're only getting 720 I'm guessing you have time warner or charter?

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You need to connect to Direct TV HD the're channels are in 1080i which is a huge difference IMO.
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You need to connect to Direct TV HD the're channels are in 1080i which is a huge difference IMO.

They also have On Demand movies in 1080P now. Just need an HD DVR receiver.

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Sony LCDs are good. Only reason I didnt buy a Sony was because they were all fn silver when I was buying vs the samsung and it's brilliant small bordered piano black finish. They look much better now.
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