46” (diag.) Sony LED EX645 Internet TV
I have had this HDTV for 3 months with no problems. Great picture use satellite dish. Auto adjusts HD mode. Also run my computer on it. Has auto update when connected to internet.
February 1, 2013
Very Good LED TV
Sony 46 inch EX645 is my first LED/LCD TV and no doubt it is better than I expected, out of box. The picture quality is stunning for the price range. It is not 3D, but I don't care. The 3D sets in this price category were below par picture quality. I liked the fact that Sony retained all connectivity including the VGA 15 pin PC connector (if your poor old PC or work laptop did not have HDMI). The sound output is not so great, but it is expected that you would add on some audio component, a sound bar, cinemate or a full 5.1 surround with a sub-woofer - to complement the tiny TV speakers.
The best part is the picture quality I get on a 46 inch screen, it is definitely superior to many in this price range and can give some higher priced models a run for money.
With the Black Friday week price tag of $799 from a Sony retail store and a corporate program discount, I got it home for $629 + taxes from my nearest Sony store. That was sweet.
Now the cons, as you guessed it is not perfect. It has wi-fi bulit in and internet enabled. It is smart and easy to start with, but not so smart and not so user friendly as you go along. Typing anything is a pain and it is NOT compatible to Sony's Media Remote app yet (irrespective of what the salesman tells you). So you don't get to use your smart-phone as a keyboard or pointing device. It does not support skype, and even if it did, you have to shell out $150 for a OEM skype add on camera and mic. You thought of plugging in your existing webcam to USB - that may not work. The internet capability of this device leaves much to be desired as possibilities are infinity. You are tied down to what comes out of box and pray for a firmware / software upgrade to make it better. It is NOT a iOS or Android like platform where you can add apps form market place to do what you want. That may be couple of years wait (or less).
Till then you can sit back and relax, enjoying the wonderful picture (plus the wonderful sound you choose to add on) it delivers from a HD cable/satellite box, your Blu Ray player, home DLNA sources or just internet video streaming with HD clarity from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and other popular sources today.
December 1, 2012
great picture easy setup great picture have always had sony this tv will keep me with sony great price great product
November 24, 2012