Summary: Any quibbles relating to the KDL-46HX853’s file playback limitations or undernourished audio are quickly silenced by the storming image quality. This can be considered a top-class performer for both HD sports and movies.
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