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19 Reasons For
Good Sound Quality
A number of Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it had good sound quality. In October this year B. Bello wrote “Sound was also much improved with sharper notes” and gave this TV a rating of 5 stars. Bk scored it very highly and said in their review on Amazon a few weeks ago “Picture and sound both so much better”. In October Greek Geeza said “The sound is also good” in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 yet they gave it a rating of 2 stars.
Good Picture Quality
A number of customers who purchased it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Sony KDL-48WD653 review “Very good TV, easy to operate, great colors”. In October this year Gwyndaf wrote in their review “The colours are rich”. Humptygrumpyman mentioned on Amazon this year “Brilliant Sony, excellent colours contrast and motion”.
Three Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewers who reviewed this TV said that it had good picture quality. Matyas Buczko wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon this month “The picture quality is quite amazing though, so that makes up for its weaknesses” however they gave the product a score of 3 stars.
One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was good for playing games on. Mr D C Higdon wrote in his Sony KDL-48WD653 review on Amazon a few weeks ago “The picture quality is fantastic and seems great for gaming too”.
Good High Def TV
A few Sony KDL-48WD653 owners who purchased it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. This month B. Bello said 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 mentioned in October this year “Review refers to KDLWD48653 48" Full HD Smart TV What a con”. This month Greek Geeza said on Amazon “I paid for a full HD smart TV” in their review of this TV.
Easy to Use
Some customers said in their reviews that it had a good experience. Capt Jd Fanaken said in their review of this TV this month “A wonderful viewing experience” . Greek Geeza said in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 on Amazon “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” but they only rated the product 40 out of 100. Louisdo said in their review “Switching to a HD channel gives a much better experience”.
A few Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewers who purchased the Sony KDL-48WD653 agreed that it was easy to use. This month B. Bello mentioned on Amazon “Looking forward to getting a hard drive to record on to, instructions make it sound really easy to use, remote feels quality” in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653. A few weeks ago Gwyndaf mentioned “The whole 'Smart' thing is obsolete as I like to use a common platform across all my devices which is currently Amazon Prime” in their review. K. Porter said in their review this month “Also this is a second telly so we wanted a RF input to use a magic eye for Sky TV” .
A few customers who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use the menus. Gwyndaf said on Amazon “Not fantastically brilliant, however they are clear enough (you should play with the sound settings a little to fine tune” in their review. Louisdo wrote on Amazon “The EPG menu is easy to navigate” in their Sony KDL-48WD653 review but they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.
Several Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Mrs J Redman wrote in her review of this TV on Amazon “Very easy to set up” and gave the Sony KDL-48WD653 a score of 5 stars.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewer who bought the Sony KDL-48WD653 reckoned that it was easy to assemble. A few weeks ago J. Mcdonald rated the Sony KDL-48WD653 as excellent and said in their review of this TV on Amazon “The Bravia was fairly easy to assemble on its stand”.
Good Product Quality
A few customers agreed that this TV was good quality. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon this month “Great picture quality !”. Gwyndaf said in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 this year “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 number of customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. B. Bello wrote “Beautiful tv, great picture and sound”. In October Gwyndaf said in their review on Amazon “Overall it was pretty good” and rated the product as excellent. Gwyndaf also mentioned “Movies on streaming services were pretty awesome too so overall I had no major complaints - especially at this price”.
One customer said in their reviews that it was a good design. Harry Richardson said on Amazon in October this year “This is so much better, great design and seems to be almost intuitive”.
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The KDL-48WD653 is one the most popular television currently available for purchase.
Several Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewers who purchased the product mentioned that it was well made. A few weeks ago Gwyndaf mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “Mine has a built in blue-ray player too - minimal clutter”. Gwyndaf also said “Value for money pushes it towards 5* - it's a well put together TV with the Sony ba”.
Some customers who bought the Sony KDL-48WD653 concluded that it was reliable. Sabina mentioned “I will probs stick to Panasonic in future as it's very reliable and super user friendly” in her Sony KDL-48WD653 review.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 owner who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable. K. Porter mentioned a few weeks ago “Wasn't a suitable replacement for my 10+ year old original Sony Bravia which is as sturdy as a brick” in their review.
Some Sony KDL-48WD653 owners said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Gwyndaf mentioned in their review of this TV this month “40" model (40WD635) - Very good at the Prime day price, decent otherwise” and rated this TV as excellent. This year Margey said “Great TV at a great price - shame about the lack of apps”. Margey also said “Dramas so wanted a more cinematic experience at an affordable price”.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KDL-48WD653 was a bargain for the price. Harry Richardson wrote in his review of this TV a few weeks ago “Prime bargain at £329”.
Two customers agreed that the Sony KDL-48WD653 was wifi compatible. J. Mcdonald said in October “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 October this year Margey wrote “The TV was really easy to set up and even found WiFi instantly, which I have never experienced before”.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 owner mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good in terms of connectivity.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 owner said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-48WD653 was good in terms of HDMI connections. J. Mcdonald said on Amazon “So, I disconnected the set from the internet and re-connected my trusty YouView box via HDMI”.
Good Remote Control
A few Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewers considered that it had a good remote control. Margey gave it a very good rating and mentioned a few weeks ago “The remote is clear and easy to use - nothing too taxing” in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653.
Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
On average Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs manufactured by Sony.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was thin. Gwyndaf gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said “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 person mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Louisdo said in October this year “My original model is 1080p and 3D capable” in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 but even so they gave it a score of 3 stars.
Has a WiFi Connection
The KDL-48WD653 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions that have been on the market for the last year also have a WiFi connection.
Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE40K5510[plb_3416492_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE32K5579[plb_3434604_price], or the Panasonic TX-40DS400[plb_3332580_price] which has better reviews.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on latest mid-size TVs.
1.4 HDMI Version
This TV has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080i|1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs that were released around the same time as it.
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
11 Reasons Against
User Reviews Are Average
The average user rating of this television is 69% based on 42 user reviews.
Poor Smart TV Features
Eight Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewers who reviewed this TV thought it did not have good apps. This year Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this TV “The apps connection remain slow and input connection (I use HMDI) is already faulty within one month”. This month Frozen Northerner rated it 40 out of 100 and wrote “No, unfortunately the 2016 TVs do not yet have the full set of apps.”. James Hammond mentioned “NO 4od and lots of other good British apps that are not available, just American trash” and gave the product a score of 1 stars.
A number of Sony KDL-48WD653 owners who bought it agreed that it was not good for watching on demand TV. Mrs. Caroline B. Cooper wrote in her review of this TV on Amazon “They told us that Amazon Prime isn't available to this television” and rated the product 3 stars.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 owner said in their reviews that it was not good for watching Freeview TV. In October B. Bello said on Amazon “Setup was no problem with easy menus, have not tried free view yet as I am a Sky user”. One Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewer reckoned that this TV was not good for social networking. Greek Geeza wrote on Amazon “There is no twitter, Facebook or internet browser (my 5 year old samsung has an internet browser!”.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 owner thought it did not have good technical guidance. Markie_m mentioned this month “Poor Installation Instructions and no Explanation on how to wall mount”.
Not Good for Wall Mounting
One Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was not good for wall mounting. In October Markie_m wrote “I can find no mention of what parts are needed to wall mount”.
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Does Not Support Smart TV Features
Most comparable spec TVs that have been available for the last year do not support smart TV features. The Sony KDL-48WD653 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.
The KDL-48WD653 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other televisions that came out in the last 12 months are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other TVs that were launched in the last 12 months, the Sony KDL-48WD653 does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Sony KDL-48WD653 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-48WD653 also do not feature OLED technology.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The KDL-48WD653 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-48WD653. Mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-48WD653 have RMS rated power of between 5W and 40W.
Only Supports One Video Format
The number of video formats supported by the KDL-48WD653 is more than most TVs that were released in the last 12 months. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats H.265 are also supported by this television.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The lowest annual energy consumption of mid-size TVs that came out in the last 12 months is 37kWh, the highest is 200kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 67kWh. At 85 kilowatt hours, the Sony KDL-48WD653 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-48WD653.
4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-48WD653
Released Ten Months Ago
This mid-size TV was released ten months ago.
OK Running Costs
The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A+, and the KDL-48WD653 has an average running cost of £96 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 240 new TVs.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec televisions that came out in the last 12 months. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
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At 66 millimeters, the Sony KDL-48WD653 has a pretty average thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-48WD653.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 66mm thick TVs currently available including the Sony KDL-32WD603[plb_3301683_price] which is cheaper; or the Sony KDL-32RD430[plb_3301696_price] which has better reviews.
If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-40WD653[plb_3301684_price] (66mm).
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