Sony KDL-46NX720 LED LCD 3D HDTV Review$999.00
Multimedia & Internet
If you love streaming content on your TV without the added expense of an HTPC or a separate streaming device, the Sony Bravia KDL-46NX720 has got you covered. Not only does it have a litany of Yahoo! apps, but Sony has also partnered with all the big names like Facebook, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube and others for a decent selection of streaming content. While some features (like the Netflix button) are easier to find than others, you shouldn't be left wanting for more until something new comes out. In the event of this happening, we imagine Sony will probably update its system software to keep you covered.
The remote allows for great control of streaming video content, like YouTube videos and Netflix movies, but the search functions for each are just plain awful. We realize that it's difficult to figure out a good way to interface with the internet via a TV remote, but Vizio figured it out pretty easily, why can't Sony?
Perhaps our biggest gripes lie with the internet browser, which didn't work for us, and how certain apps are split from other content in the frustrating menu of the KDL-46NX720. Once you figure your way through this annoying labyrinth of submenus, you should be very pleased with your media streaming experience (if you don't use the browser).
Local Media Playback
The local media playback (photo, video and music) was very obviously an afterthought on this model. The browsing interface is bad, diplomatically speaking, and it's seriously a crapshoot whether your photos will work all the time. The music playback interface is so boring and inflexible that you're likely to not use it very often.
The KDL-46NX720 does not support any other media.