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20 Reasons For
Easy to Use
Several Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewers considered that it had a good experience. Capt Jd Fanaken wrote “A wonderful viewing experience” in their review. Greek Geeza and mentioned “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” in their review of this TVs. In August this year Louisdo said on Amazon “Switching to a HD channel gives a much better experience” however gave the product a score of 3 stars.
A few people reckoned that it was easy to use. B. Bello rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon in August this year “Looking forward to getting a hard drive to record on to, instructions make it sound really easy to use, remote feels quality” in their Sony KDL-48WD653 review. Gwyndaf scored it 99 out of 100 and said in their review “The whole 'Smart' thing is obsolete as I like to use a common platform across all my devices which is currently Amazon Prime”. K. Porter said in August “Also this is a second telly so we wanted a RF input to use a magic eye for Sky TV” in their review of this TVs however despite that rated the Sony KDL-48WD653 40 out of 100.
A few Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewers who bought this TVs reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Gwyndaf scored the product 5 stars and mentioned in their Sony KDL-48WD653 review on Amazon this month “Not fantastically brilliant, however they are clear enough (you should play with the sound settings a little to fine tune”. Louisdo and mentioned on Amazon “The EPG menu is easy to navigate” in their review of this TVs.
A few customers who bought the Sony KDL-48WD653 thought it was easy to setup. Bk mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up” in their review and gave the Sony KDL-48WD653 a rating of 5 stars. One customer who reviewed it thought it was easy to assemble. J. Mcdonald said on Amazon “The Bravia was fairly easy to assemble on its stand” in their Sony KDL-48WD653 review.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product performed as expected. This year Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 99 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 on Amazon “Great wee Tv ! It does what it says on the tin !”.
Good Sound Quality
Some customers said in their reviews that the product had good sound quality. B. Bello mentioned on Amazon “Beautiful tv, great picture and sound” in their review. B. Bello also mentioned “Sound was also much improved with sharper notes”. B. Bello also wrote “Looking forward to getting a hard drive to record on to, instructions make it sound really easy to use, remote feels quality”.
Good High Def TV
Some people who purchased the product thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. This year B. Bello rated it 99 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “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” in their review. Frozen Northerner said on Amazon “Review refers to KDLWD48653 48" Full HD Smart TV What a con” but even so gave the Sony KDL-48WD653 a score of 40 out of 100. Greek Geeza said in August this year “I paid for a full HD smart TV” however despite that only gave it a score of 40 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
A number of Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewers agreed that the Sony KDL-48WD653 had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer wrote a few weeks ago “Very good TV, easy to operate, great colors” and scored the product 5 stars. Gwyndaf and mentioned “The colours are rich”. Humptygrumpyman said in their review of this TVs a few weeks ago “Brilliant Sony, excellent colours contrast and motion” and scored it 99 out of 100.
Three Sony KDL-48WD653 owners who purchased this TVs concluded that it had good picture quality. In August this year Amazon Customer said “Great picture quality !” and rated this TVs 5 stars. Gwyndaf mentioned in their Sony KDL-48WD653 review on Amazon “I used a Blue Ray DVD and a 1920×1080 MP4 sample video to test the picture quality - the results are pleasing” and scored this TVs 5 stars. In August Matyas Buczko wrote on Amazon “The picture quality is quite amazing though, so that makes up for its weaknesses” in their review of this TVs.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good for playing games on. This year Mr D C Higdon scored the product 4 stars and he mentioned “The picture quality is fantastic and seems great for gaming too” in his review.
Good Product Quality
Some customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Great picture quality !” and rated it 5 stars. Gwyndaf said “I used a Blue Ray DVD and a 1920×1080 MP4 sample video to test the picture quality - the results are pleasing”. Gwyndaf also said “I was impressed with the overall quality”.
A Best Selling TV
Across all televisions, the KDL-48WD653 is one the top selling products currently available for sale.
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Some Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewers reckoned that it was good looking. This year B. Bello said on Amazon “Beautiful tv, great picture and sound” and scored the product 99 out of 100. This month Gwyndaf mentioned on Amazon “Overall it was pretty good” in their review. Gwyndaf also wrote “Movies on streaming services were pretty awesome too so overall I had no major complaints - especially at this price”.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewer who purchased the Sony KDL-48WD653 reckoned that it was a good design. Harry Richardson said on Amazon “This is so much better, great design and seems to be almost intuitive” in his review.
Two Sony KDL-48WD653 owners thought the Sony KDL-48WD653 was well made. Gwyndaf wrote on Amazon this month “Mine has a built in blue-ray player too - minimal clutter” in their review. Gwyndaf also wrote “Value for money pushes it towards 5* - it's a well put together TV with the Sony ba”.
Several customers who reviewed the Sony KDL-48WD653 thought it was reliable. In August J. Mcdonald said on Amazon “So, I disconnected the set from the internet and re-connected my trusty YouView box via HDMI”. Sabina wrote in her review of this TVs on Amazon “I will probs stick to Panasonic in future as it's very reliable and super user friendly” but despite that gave it a score of 1 stars.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewer who reviewed the Sony KDL-48WD653 concluded that it was strong and durable. K. Porter wrote on Amazon “Wasn't a suitable replacement for my 10+ year old original Sony Bravia which is as sturdy as a brick” in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 however despite that only rated this TVs 40 out of 100.
A number of people who purchased the Sony KDL-48WD653 agreed that it was good value for money. Gwyndaf scored the Sony KDL-48WD653 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TVs on Amazon this month “40" model (40WD635) - Very good at the Prime day price, decent otherwise”. This year Margey mentioned on Amazon “Great TV at a great price - shame about the lack of apps” in their review and gave the product a score of 99 out of 100. Margey also mentioned “Dramas so wanted a more cinematic experience at an affordable price”.
One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was a bargain for the price. Harry Richardson rated the product 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review “Prime bargain at £329”.
Several Sony KDL-48WD653 owners who purchased the product considered that it was wifi compatible. J. Mcdonald said in their review of this TVs on Amazon this year “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.”. In August this year Margey gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The TV was really easy to set up and even found WiFi instantly, which I have never experienced before” in their Sony KDL-48WD653 review.
One customer said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-48WD653 was good in terms of connectivity.
One person who reviewed this TVs concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. J. Mcdonald said in their Sony KDL-48WD653 review “So, I disconnected the set from the internet and re-connected my trusty YouView box via HDMI” and gave the Sony KDL-48WD653 a rating of 5 stars.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewer said in their reviews that it was thick. One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was thin. This month Gwyndaf mentioned on Amazon “The modern slim TV's have very little so none of them are really brilliant”.
Good Remote Control
Several Sony KDL-48WD653 owners who bought this TVs reckoned that it had a good remote control. B. Bello mentioned on Amazon this year “Looking forward to getting a hard drive to record on to, instructions make it sound really easy to use, remote feels quality”. Margey mentioned on Amazon “The remote is clear and easy to use - nothing too taxing” in their review.
Sony Has Good TV Reviews
We checked 1,704 owner and expert reviews for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs.
Good 3D Picture Quality
One person who reviewed the product considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Louisdo mentioned “My original model is 1080p and 3D capable”.
Just Released Five Months Ago
Sony only released the KDL-48WD653 five months ago. Newer TVs like this one are likely to have better features.
Price Has Dropped by £69.00
In the last 46 days the price of the KDL-48WD653 has dropped by £69.00.
Has a WiFi Connection
The KDL-48WD653 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for the last year.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 49LH590 (£448.00), or the Philips 40PFS5501 (£399.00).
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Samsung UE49K5500 (£360.00) is also worth considering.
Has One Sound Mode
The number of sound modes found on the KDL-48WD653 is more than most comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this Sony television. The sound modes Game|Movie|Music|Sports|Standard are also found on this Sony TV.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080i|1080p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to it.
Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the KDL-48WD653 is more than most similar spec TVs that were released in the last year. The most frequently found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this TV. The screen format adjustments 14:9|Zoom are also found on this Sony TV.
11 Reasons Against
Poor Smart TV Features
Several Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewers said in their reviews that this TVs did not have good apps. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 this year “The apps connection remain slow and input connection (I use HMDI) is already faulty within one month”. Frozen Northerner said on Amazon in August “No, unfortunately the 2016 TVs do not yet have the full set of apps.”. James Hammond said this month “NO 4od and lots of other good British apps that are not available, just American trash”.
Several people who purchased it concluded that it was not good for watching on demand TV. This year Mrs. Caroline B. Cooper rated the Sony KDL-48WD653 3 stars and she said “They told us that Amazon Prime isn't available to this television”.
One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was not good for watching Freeview TV. This month B. Bello mentioned “Setup was no problem with easy menus, have not tried free view yet as I am a Sky user” in their Sony KDL-48WD653 review.
One person thought the product was not good for social networking. Greek Geeza scored the product 40 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “There is no twitter, Facebook or internet browser (my 5 year old samsung has an internet browser!” in their Sony KDL-48WD653 review.
Average User Reviews
Based on 42 user reviews the average user rating of this television is 69 out of 100.
One customer reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Markie_m wrote “Poor Installation Instructions and no Explanation on how to wall mount” in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 and rated it 60 out of 100.
Not Good for Wall Mounting
One Sony KDL-48WD653 owner said in their reviews that this TVs was not good for wall mounting. Markie_m said in their review of this TVs “I can find no mention of what parts are needed to wall mount” and gave the product a score of 3 stars.
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Not Smart TV
Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for the last year are Smart TV, however the Sony KDL-48WD653 is not Smart TV.
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-48WD653, the KDL-48WD653 is not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Samsung UE32J6270 which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-48WD653, the Sony KDL-48WD653 does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other new mid-size TVs, the Sony KDL-48WD653 does not feature OLED technology.
We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the Philips 43PUH4900 (£246.00) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The Sony KDL-48WD653 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-48WD653. The lowest RMS rated power of new mid-size TVs is 5W and the highest is 60W.
Only Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-48WD653 is more than most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Cinema|Custom|Game|Graphics|Photo|Sports|Standard|Vivid are also found on this television.
Only Two HDMI Ports
Most mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-48WD653 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KDL-48WD653 which has two HDMI ports.
2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-48WD653
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this television is Full HD, which is typical of many recently released televisions. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Alternative Full HD TVs currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the 49LH5100 (£339.99), the 43LH500, or the 49LH604 (£450.94) all from LG.
TVs with a higher display resolution that might be worth looking at include the 49UH620 (£499.00) (4K Ultra HD), or the 43UH620 (£449.00) (4K Ultra HD) both from LG or the Samsung UE40KU6000 (£269.00) (4K Ultra HD) which also has a higher Rating.
At 66 millimeters, the KDL-48WD653 has a relatively standard thickness compared to most of the other recently released mid-size TVs.
There are a number of alternative 66mm thick TVs currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony KDL-40WD653 (£279.00) which is cheaper; or the KDL-32RD430, or the KDL-32WD600 both from Sony which has a better Rating.
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