This TV was given a "Recommended" award by Hi-tech.mail.ru/ who said that this Sony TV was good.
On average Sony mid-size TVs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all televisions produced by Sony.
Has a WiFi Connection
The KDL-42W653 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and type which do not have a WiFi connection.
We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this TV 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
The KDL-42W653 is a two audio in port television.
1080p Video Mode
This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many televisions of this spec and age.
Supports Four Audio Formats
The Sony KDL-42W653 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.
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Has Four Smart Modes
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-42W653 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on televisions that came out around the same time as the KDL-42W653. The smart modes "Cinema", "Photo" and "Sports" are also found on this Sony television.
Supports Five Analog Signal Format Systems
The KDL-42W653 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-42W653. The analog signal format systems "NTSC 3.58", "NTSC 4.43", "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this Sony TV.
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Does Not Support Smart TV Features
Most TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-42W653 do not support smart TV features. The KDL-42W653 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.
We compared this television to all the other TVs with a smart TV features and we think the UN32EH5300[pl_403263_price], or the UE48H6470[pl_2240459_price] both from Samsung or the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
The Sony KDL-42W653 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-42W653 are also not 3D compatible.
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-42W653, the KDL-42W653 does not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of other TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to consider including the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], or the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price] both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFS8109[plb_2283263_price] which is also higher rated.
Only Supports Eight Video Formats
The KDL-42W653 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly supported video format is MKV, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats AVCHD, M-JPEG, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV and XVID are also supported by this television.
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Only Supports Two Image Formats
The number of image formats supported by the Sony KDL-42W653 is more than most televisions of this spec and age. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of this spec and age. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this TV.
Only Analog Tuner
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-42W653 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.
Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to consider include the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price], or the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which is also higher rated.
Only Two HDMI Ports
Most TVs of this type and age have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KDL-42W653 which has two HDMI ports.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The Sony KDL-42W653 is a one USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-42W653 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
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Average Running Costs
This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-42W653 is £83, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of this age and type.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. 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 TV has been on the market for over three years.
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At 69 millimeters, the Sony KDL-42W653 has a fairly typical thickness compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-42W653.
We compared this TV to all the other 69mm thick televisions and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-32W653[plb_1500578_price] is also worth considering.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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