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Sony KDL-48W600
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Sony KDL-48W600

48" Flat Apr 2014
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape WiFi Connection Release Date
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13 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

Expert review website evogadget.com scored this television 90%. This means that experts think this Sony television is one of the very best televisions of a comparable age and type.

Running Costs Are Low

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-48W600 is only £66, which is in the cheapest 18% of all 714 televisions of a comparable age and spec.

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

Sony is one of the better rated TV manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Sony also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.

Good Picture Quality

One customer reckoned that the Sony KDL-48W600 had good colour saturation. Evogadget.com gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this TV “Vibrant colors and bright display”.

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed the Sony KDL-48W600 concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. Evogadget.com mentioned last year “Can be used for internet and social networking”.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-48W600 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched around the same time as the KDL-48W600 do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UN46F6400 is also worth considering.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The KDL-48W600 has more composite video in ports than most of the comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years. Most of the televisions of this spec and age only have one composite video in port, however this television has two composite video in ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most TVs that have been around for more than two years have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KDL-48W600 which has four HDMI ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This TV supports an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly supported WiFi standard on mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Two Audio in Ports

Most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-48W600 have between one and three audio in ports, including the Sony KDL-48W600 which has two audio in ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p|720p video mode, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The KDL-48W600 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. This Sony TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by televisions of this age and spec. The audio formats "3GPP", "WAV", "WMA" and "WMV" are also supported by this TV.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Sony KDL-48W600 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by televisions of this age and type.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-48W600, the KDL-48W600 does not support smart TV features.

There are a number of other TVs which also support smart TV features which you might also want to consider including the LG 47LM960, or the Samsung UE46F6400 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The KDL-48W600 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-48W600 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Samsung UE40C8000.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-48W600 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago 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 UN46ES8000, the UE40F7000, or the UN46F8000 all from Samsung 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-48W600 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. This TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-48W600. The video formats "AVCHD", "AVI", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the KDL-48W600 is more than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions of this age and spec. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this Sony television.

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Only 135 Channels

The Sony KDL-48W600 is a 135 channel TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-48W600 have between 50 and 9,998 channels.

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Only Supports Three TV Bands

The KDL-48W600 has a greater number of TV bands than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This TV supports an UHF TV band, which is the most frequently supported TV band supported by TVs of this type and age. The TV bands "CATV" and "VHF" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KDL-48W600 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Has Four Sound Modes

The KDL-48W600 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of this spec and age. This Sony TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-48W600. The sound modes "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

With a power consumption in power save mode of 39.8 Watts, the Sony KDL-48W600 has a quite high power consumption in power save mode compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type. The average power consumption in power save mode of televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-48W600 is 69W.

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Fairly Thick

With a thickness of 90.5 millimeters, the KDL-48W600 has one of the thicker thicknesses amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-48W600 have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.

If you are not concerned about having a thicker thickness then you might want to consider the UN32EH5000 (93.98mm), the UE32EH5000 (93.2mm), or the UN40EH5000 (93mm) all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-48W600

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable age and type 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-48W600 over two years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
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Display Diagonal
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
TV Band
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
App
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Auto Power Off
Performance
Audio Format
Image Format
Parental Controls
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
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DLNA Certificate
Energy Star Certification
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Technical Details
Subwoofer Out Port
Other Features
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(1)

Evogadget.com

6 April 2015

S Sony's KDL48W600B 48-Inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV is going to make many people happy. Especially those who have long wanted such a device that doesn't cost a fortune and is able to deliver a...

Stunning picture clarity
Enthralling audio
Vibrant colors and bright display
Can be used for internet and social networking
Not so userfriendly

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 25 August 2014 by N/A
N/A would recommend the Sony KDL-48W600B (Verified Purchase)

The quality is just amazing and the no hassle purchase was above expectations...

All the connections options I could ever need
Best looking TV out there
Easy To Set Up
Energy Efficient
Good Remote Control
Reviewed 2 May 2014 by Bigdadharvey
Bigdadharvey would recommend the Sony KDL-48W600B

Tv has good picture and sound only problem is lay out of hdmi inputs the usb are ok In lg there are all on 1 side talking about hdmi and usb but tv is light and easy to move around Also tv was... Read more…

Picture Andsound
All the connections options I could ever need
LED-backlit
Best looking TV out there
Easy To Set Up
HDMI inputs
Multiple Pixel Defects
Poor Sound Quality
The Manual Needs Work
Nothing
Reviewed 16 December 2014 by 1930
1930 would recommend the Sony KDL-40W600B

As with our previous Sony, which was a 32" Bravia, this one gives us all that we could ever want in picture quality. There are new electronic bells and whistles that we will figure out and enjoy.... Read more…

All the connections options I could ever need
Best looking TV out there
Easy To Set Up
Energy Efficient
Good Remote Control
Poor Sound Quality
Poor Image Quality
None that I can think of
Reviewed 9 November 2014 by RazJ
RazJ would recommend the Sony KDL-40W600B

Great features incl..DISCOVER - NETFLIXand a host of others..needs getting used to but once done a great buy...

All the connections options I could ever need
Best looking TV out there
Easy To Set Up
Energy Efficient
Good Remote Control
A Little Slow Processor
Processor
Poor Sound Quality
Reviewed 16 July 2014 by GrayGhost

The picture is big and bold. The sound is not quite as good as the picture but it is my understanding all of these sets benefit from a sound bar. I dreaded setting up this TV. Similar devices have... Read more…

Picture
Energy Efficient
Excellent Picture
Talks To Sony Blu-ray
Very Versatile Features
Poor Sound Quality
Audio
Amazon Prime Doesn't Work
Remote Control Buttons
Occasionally Slow Menus

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £63.78
Electricity cost when on standby £1.28
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Total running cost over 5 years £65.06
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0.32T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl48w600, sony w600, sony w600b, kdl48w600b, sony kdl48w600, sony kdl48w600b
Barcodes 00027242876408, 00589144932014

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