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40" 50Hz Direct-LED Feb 2016
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19 Reasons For

Good Sound Quality

A number of customers agreed that the product had good sound quality. B. Bello wrote on Amazon “Sound was also much improved with sharper notes” in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review. This year Bk mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-40WD653 on Amazon “Picture and sound both so much better”. Greek Geeza wrote on Amazon “The sound is also good” but even so they only gave the product a score of 40 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Some customers who bought the product wrote that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon in December “Great picture quality !”. Gwyndaf said “I used a Blue Ray DVD and a 1920×1080 MP4 sample video to test the picture quality - the results are pleasing” in their review of the Sony KDL-40WD653. Gwyndaf also wrote “I was impressed with the overall quality”.

Good High Def TV

Sixteen Sony KDL-40WD653 owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. B. Bello said in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review this year “It replaced a 40" Sony Brava which was 6 years old, is HD and cost over £3,000, nothing wrong with the old Sony, that is until I turned this one on” . Frozen Northerner mentioned “Review refers to KDLWD48653 48" Full HD Smart TV What a con” in their review of the Sony KDL-40WD653 nonetheless they rated the product 40 out of 100. Greek Geeza mentioned on Amazon in December “I paid for a full HD smart TV” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned “Very good TV, easy to operate, great colors” in their review of this TV and scored the product 5 stars. Gwyndaf gave it a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon in December “The colours are rich” in their review of the Sony KDL-40WD653. This month Humptygrumpyman scored it very highly and said on Amazon “Brilliant Sony, excellent colours contrast and motion”.

Several Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewers who purchased this TV wrote that it had good picture quality. In December Matyas Buczko wrote in their review of this TV “The picture quality is quite amazing though, so that makes up for its weaknesses”.

One Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewer thought this TV was good for playing games on. Mr D C Higdon wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “The picture quality is fantastic and seems great for gaming too”.

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Easy to Use

A few Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewers who bought the Sony KDL-40WD653 concluded that it had a good experience. Capt Jd Fanaken mentioned in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review on Amazon “A wonderful viewing experience” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Greek Geeza wrote on Amazon this month “I purchased this TV for the main bedroom as a secind TV, so it didn; t need to be a premium full cinema HD experience”. Louisdo said on Amazon “Switching to a HD channel gives a much better experience” in their review of the Sony KDL-40WD653.

Several Sony KDL-40WD653 owners who bought the product considered that it was easy to use. A few weeks ago B. Bello said in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review “Looking forward to getting a hard drive to record on to, instructions make it sound really easy to use, remote feels quality”. Gwyndaf wrote on Amazon “The whole 'Smart' thing is obsolete as I like to use a common platform across all my devices which is currently Amazon Prime” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. This year K. Porter mentioned in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review “Also this is a second telly so we wanted a RF input to use a magic eye for Sky TV” although they scored it 40 out of 100.

A few Sony KDL-40WD653 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. In December this year Mrs J Redman said in her review of this TV “Very easy to set up”.

Some Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewers considered that it was easy to use the menus. Gwyndaf gave the Sony KDL-40WD653 a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review on Amazon “Not fantastically brilliant, however they are clear enough (you should play with the sound settings a little to fine tune”. Louisdo mentioned in December this year “The EPG menu is easy to navigate” although they only gave the Sony KDL-40WD653 a score of 60 out of 100.

One person thought the Sony KDL-40WD653 performed as expected. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Great wee Tv ! It does what it says on the tin !” in their review of this TV. One person who reviewed it thought it was easy to assemble. In December this year J. Mcdonald gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “The Bravia was fairly easy to assemble on its stand”.

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Nice Design

Five people said in their reviews that the product was good looking. B. Bello said on Amazon a few weeks ago “Beautiful tv, great picture and sound” and scored it very highly. Gwyndaf wrote in their review of this TV this month “Overall it was pretty good”. Gwyndaf also said “Movies on streaming services were pretty awesome too so overall I had no major complaints - especially at this price”.

One person said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-40WD653 was a good design. This month Harry Richardson mentioned in his review of this TV on Amazon “This is so much better, great design and seems to be almost intuitive”.

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A Top Selling TV

Across all TVs, the KDL-40WD653 is one the best selling products currently on the market.

Robust

Two Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. In December Gwyndaf gave the Sony KDL-40WD653 a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “Mine has a built in blue-ray player too - minimal clutter”. Gwyndaf also mentioned “Value for money pushes it towards 5* - it's a well put together TV with the Sony ba”.

Some Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewers who bought the Sony KDL-40WD653 reckoned that it was reliable. J. Mcdonald mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “So, I disconnected the set from the internet and re-connected my trusty YouView box via HDMI” in their review of this TV. Sabina mentioned on Amazon in the same month “I will probs stick to Panasonic in future as it's very reliable and super user friendly” but even so she rated the product 1 stars.

One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it was strong and durable. A few weeks ago K. Porter wrote “Wasn't a suitable replacement for my 10+ year old original Sony Bravia which is as sturdy as a brick”.

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Reasonably Priced

Six customers who reviewed this TV agreed that it was good value for money. Gwyndaf wrote on Amazon “40" model (40WD635) - Very good at the Prime day price, decent otherwise” in their review. Margey scored this TV very highly and said in their review of the Sony KDL-40WD653 on Amazon “Great TV at a great price - shame about the lack of apps”. Margey also wrote “Dramas so wanted a more cinematic experience at an affordable price”.

One person said that it was a bargain for the price. Harry Richardson said on Amazon “Prime bargain at £329” in his review of the Sony KDL-40WD653.

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Good Connectivity

Several people wrote in their reviews that the Sony KDL-40WD653 was wifi compatible. A few weeks ago J. Mcdonald mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-40WD653 “To set up; I tuned the Freeview channels first which was a straightforward operation, then opted for a cable to my router (there is a Wi-Fi option.” and gave this TV a score of 5 stars. Margey mentioned “The TV was really easy to set up and even found WiFi instantly, which I have never experienced before” in their review of this TV.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. One person who reviewed the Sony KDL-40WD653 thought it was good in terms of connectivity.

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Good Remote Control

Several Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewers who purchased it said that it had a good remote control. Margey mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “The remote is clear and easy to use - nothing too taxing”.

Good Brand

Sony has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other brands.

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Good Size

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was thin. Gwyndaf mentioned on Amazon “The modern slim TV's have very little so none of them are really brilliant” in their review of this TV.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Sony KDL-40WD653 owner who reviewed this TV wrote that it had a good 3D picture quality. A few weeks ago Louisdo mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “My original model is 1080p and 3D capable” yet they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-40WD653 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other recently released similar spec TVs.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Philips 32PFS6401[plb_3305116_price], the Hisense H49M2600[plb_3365572_price], and the Panasonic TX-40DS400[plb_3332580_price] is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on mid-size TVs that were launched in the last year.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This television has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on televisions that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080i|1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on latest mid-size TVs.

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12 Reasons Against

Average User Reviews

Based on 42 user reviews this television has an average user rating of 69%.

Poor Smart TV Features

Several Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewers who bought it thought it did not have good apps. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The apps connection remain slow and input connection (I use HMDI) is already faulty within one month” in their review. In December Frozen Northerner wrote in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review “No, unfortunately the 2016 TVs do not yet have the full set of apps.”. James Hammond wrote in his Sony KDL-40WD653 review “NO 4od and lots of other good British apps that are not available, just American trash”.

Some people who purchased the product considered that it was not good for watching on demand TV. Mrs. Caroline B. Cooper rated the product 3 stars and she wrote on Amazon in December this year “They told us that Amazon Prime isn't available to this television”.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not good for watching Freeview TV. B. Bello mentioned in December this year “Setup was no problem with easy menus, have not tried free view yet as I am a Sky user”.

One Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewer who purchased the Sony KDL-40WD653 wrote that it was not good for social networking. Greek Geeza mentioned “There is no twitter, Facebook or internet browser (my 5 year old samsung has an internet browser!” and gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.

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Poor Support

One person who purchased the Sony KDL-40WD653 concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. This month Markie_m said in their review of the Sony KDL-40WD653 “Poor Installation Instructions and no Explanation on how to wall mount” and gave this TV a rating of 3 stars.

Not Good for Wall Mounting

One Sony KDL-40WD653 owner thought it was not good for wall mounting. This year Markie_m mentioned “I can find no mention of what parts are needed to wall mount”.

£60.00 Price Increase

The KDL-40WD653 has increased in price by £60.00 in the last 1 days.

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Like most of the other televisions that came out in the last 12 months, the KDL-40WD653 does not support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also support smart TV features including the Philips 32PFS6401[plb_3305116_price], the Hisense H49M2600[plb_3365572_price], or the Panasonic TX-40DS400[plb_3332580_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most recently released mid-size TVs are not 3D compatible. The KDL-40WD653 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most mid-size TVs that were released in the last 12 months do not have a built-in camera. The Sony KDL-40WD653 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Very Slow Refresh Rate

Similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-40WD653 have refresh rates of between 50Hz and 900Hz. With a refresh rate of only 50 hertz, the KDL-40WD653 has a fairly slow refresh rate compared to most of the other newly released mid-size TVs.

If you are looking for a television with a faster refresh rate then you might also want to look at the 43PFT4001[pl_3440519_price] (60Hz), or the 43HFL2849T[pl_3817581_price] (85Hz) both from Philips or the LG 43LW560[plb_3771021_price] (60Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-40WD653 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other new televisions also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 10 Watts, the Sony KDL-40WD653 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-40WD653. Across all the similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-40WD653 the RMS rated power range from 5W to 40W.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The KDL-40WD653 has a greater number of video formats than most mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this Sony TV. The video formats H.265 are also supported by this TV.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40WD653

Running Costs Are Average

This mid-size TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the KDL-40WD653 is £80 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 240 recently released mid-size TVs.

Released Ten Months Ago

Sony released the KDL-40WD653 ten months ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Thickness

The KDL-40WD653 has a fairly standard thickness (66 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-40WD653.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 66mm thick TVs currently available including a cheaper TV such as the Sony KDL-48WD653[plb_3301685_price] or you might consider a higher rated TV such as the Sony KDL-32RD430[plb_3301696_price].

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Specification

Display
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RF Port
SCART Port
USB 2.0 Port
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WiFi Connection
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On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
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24p Playback
Design
Colour
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Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
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Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
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User Reviews

(40)
(Verified Purchase)

I wanted a slightly bigger TV now that we only really watch films and dramas so wanted a more cinematic experience at an affordable price. This Sony was on a deal on the Prime Day recently and I... Read more…

Reviewed 17 August 2016 by A. Dean
(Verified Purchase)

Only criticism - only 2 HDMI ports?!

Reviewed 15 August 2016 by Mrs J Redman
(Verified Purchase)

Love it. Very easy to set up. Clear crisp picture. Great value for money. Only issue USB in the middle on the back of TV making it tricky to get to on such a large screen. Would be better on the side.

Reviewed 13 August 2016 by Mr D C Higdon
(Verified Purchase)

This tv is brilliant. Going from a 32" Samsung to this is just incredible. Firstly the build and set-up is very quick and easy. The picture quality is fantastic and seems great for gaming too. The... Read more…

Reviewed 13 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Quality is below expectation. My 3 year old Sony is even better. The apps connection remain slow and input connection (I use HMDI) is already faulty within one month.

Reviewed 12 August 2016 by Sabina
(Verified Purchase)

I wish I had read the info regarding the TV as I was expecting a fully functioning smart tv. But this was on offer and I bought it in haste so not to miss the brilliant offer for a 48inch smart hd... Read more…

Reviewed 11 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great wee Tv ! It does what it says on the tin !

Reviewed 10 August 2016 by Lmafudd
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic TV. Combined with Amazon Firestick this makesa a wonderful home entertainment center!

Reviewed 8 August 2016 by Dan Rosinco
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant!

Reviewed 31 July 2016 by Mr. Bussey
(Verified Purchase)

What a superb television. Picture is crystal clear and the sound is excellent. (Although I use a sound bar which I purchased at the same time as the TV, the TV's own sound is very good for a flat... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £76.91
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £79.95
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00635131627088, 04548736023659, 04548736023666, 04848736023666

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