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11 Reasons For
Two Industry Awards
This TV received a "Highly Recommended" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk, confirming their endorsement and the reviewer at Hi-tech.mail.ru/ gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.
Sony Has Good TV Reviews
We checked 1,507 owner and expert reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range.
Good Picture Quality
One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality.
Good Product Quality
One Sony KDL-32W653 owner who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-32W653 “The Sony KDL32W653 delivers very good picture quality, with the highlight being a combination of deep blacks”.
Has a WiFi Connection
The KDL-32W653 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-32W653 which do not have a WiFi connection.
We compared this television to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Sony KDL-48W600[plb_2238282_price], and the Philips 40PFK5709[plb_2227331_price] is also worth considering.
Two Audio in Ports
Most comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-32W653 have between one and three audio in ports, including the KDL-32W653 which has two audio in ports.
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Supports Four Audio Formats
The KDL-32W653 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of this spec and age. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs of this age and spec. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.
Has Four Smart Modes
The KDL-32W653 has a greater number of smart modes than most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-32W653. The smart modes "Cinema", "Photo" and "Sports" are also found on this television.
Supports Five Analog Signal Format Systems
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the KDL-32W653 is more than most televisions of a similar age and spec to it. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago. The analog signal format systems "NTSC 3.58", "NTSC 4.43", "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this Sony television.
Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
The KDL-32W653 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 57 kilowatt hours) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Across all the TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-32W653 the annual energy consumptions range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh.
The KDL-32W653 is quite light (only 6.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-32W653 the weights range from 3.7kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg.
10 Reasons Against
A Bit Expensive
One person who purchased the product reckoned that it was not cheap. Expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote “Flat 2.4 gamma that bestows a rich, lush look on all types of content, which is capable of putting some larger and more expensive TVs to shame” in their review of the Sony KDL-32W653.
Does Not Support Smart TV Features
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32W653, the KDL-32W653 does not support smart TV features.
We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also support smart TV features including the UN32EH5300[pl_403263_price], or the UE48H6470[pl_2240459_price] both from Samsung or the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price] which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago, the Sony KDL-32W653 is not 3D compatible.
The KDL-32W653 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], or the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price] both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFS8109[plb_2283263_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
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Only Supports Nine Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the KDL-32W653 is more than most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32W653. The video formats "AVCHD", "AVI", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.
Only Supports Two Image Formats
The Sony KDL-32W653 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of this age and spec. This Sony television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-32W653. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this television.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the Sony KDL-32W653 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32W653. The lowest RMS rated power of televisions of a similar age and spec to the KDL-32W653 is 2W and the highest is 80W.
Only Analog Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most TVs of this spec and age do not feature OLED technology. The Sony KDL-32W653 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price], or the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price].
Only Two HDMI Ports
The Sony KDL-32W653 is a two HDMI port television.
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Running Costs Are OK
This television is rated A for energy efficiency. The average running cost of the KDL-32W653 is £69 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 714 similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This television was released over three years ago.
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At 69 millimeters, the Sony KDL-32W653 has a pretty average thickness compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age.
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