Conclusion: In some ways (particularly its supernatural ability with blacks, and the stability of its 3D images) the Sony KDL-46HX853 is the best LCD TV we’ve seen – it’s undoubtedly the best flatscreen TV we’ve heard.
Pros: Hugely improved screen, Convincing 3D, Stacks of smartness, A sound unrivalled
Excerpt: Financially speaking, things may look a bit gloomy for Sony right now, but that doesn't mean the company has lost the ability to produce some stunning televisions. Its flagship model for 2012 is the KDL-46HX853, an LED-backlit 3D TV that takes Sony's Monolithic design concept to another level.
Conclusion: Sony is kicking back hard with its latest TV series. The HX853’s image quality is sublime; we love the blacks and the punchy colours. But it’s not as perfect as many other reviewers may have you believe.
Pros: Great picture quality, soundbar stand produces rich audio straight from the box, lots of connectivity and built-in Sony Entertainment Network
Cons: Slanted stand design won’t suit all, Homeshare should be simpler to set up and have a better library system, response can be slow