Summary: The Sony KDL-46HX853 is one of the best HD televisions around,capable of gracing any living room, packed with features, brilliant picture and sound quality, and well worth stumping up the cash for. It’s just a shame the 3D glasses don’t come included.
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. Add in a raft of on-line features and what is, by Sony’s usual standards, a hugely aggressive price and this is a great buy.
Pros: Hugely improved screen, Convincing 3D, Stacks of smartness, A sound unrivalled
Excerpt: The Sony KDL-46HX853 marks a dramatic return to form for Sony. The brand, which has been confusingly inconsistent over the past two years, appears to be back on the right track. Go to Group test: What's the best TV?
Excerpt: Sony’s presence in the TV world has always been a strong one. Well, except for the company’s last few generations of TVs that have fallen short of the mark. We’ll just put that down to a bad day in the office, because it looks as though Sony has come back kicking and screaming with the latest HX8-series.
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