Sony EX645

The Good The relatively affordable Sony EX645 offers deep-enough black levels for the money and commendable color saturation. The design is attractive and the menu system is easy to use.

The Bad We detected a couple of uniformity issues, black areas can look blue under lights, and shadow detail isn't up there with the better TVs. The SEN portion of the Smart TV interface is so slow that it's kind of a waste.

The Bottom Line Sony has upgraded its EX645 series TV with onboard wireless providing even better value given its predecessor's already solid picture quality.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 6.0
  • Value 7.0
6.7 Overall

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Sony KDL-60EX645 BRAVIA EX645 Series - 60" LED TV
Sony KDL-60EX645 BRAVIA EX645 Series
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Review

Sony EX645

When it comes to buying a TV, no matter how attractive the shiny flagship models may be, it usually makes the most sense to buy the midrange products. While you'd naturally assume that the more advanced models have better picture quality, this isn't always the case. Sometimes you're just paying for more features and a worse picture.

If you're considering a Sony LED TV and the excellent KDL-HX850 is too rich for your blood, your choice comes down to the KDL-HX750 or the KDL-EX645. After comparing the two directly, I'd say it's a pretty easy decision. The EX645 wins because its picture is actually better than that of the more expensive HX750. Despite its spot as Sony's least expensive LED TV, the EX640/EX645 offers a very tidy picture for the money, with better blacks than the HX750 and the Samsung UNES6500, and well-saturated colors. Design is a high point, unusual for a midrange model, with a nicely textured finish. The only significant feature it misses is 3D, which should actually please some people.

While the Vizio M3D0KD is better in nearly every way, if you're looking for a TV by one of the "big four" TV makers, the Sony EX645 is a good buy.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $2,000
  • Brand Sony
  • Type LED-backlit LCD TV
  • Diagonal Class 60 in
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model Sony KDL-60EX645 BRAVIA EX645 Series - 60" LED TV

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