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19 Reasons For
The KDL-49WD751 is one the fastest selling television currently on the market.
One Sony KDL-49WD751 reviewer concluded that this TV was smooth. Stress Fracture said in their review of the Sony KDL-49WD751 this month “As smooth an image I've seen on an HDTV”.
One Sony KDL-49WD751 owner mentioned that it was neat. This month Stress Fracture mentioned in their review on Amazon “The cable management does a genuinely excellent job of maintaining a tidy look and not making the scene around your TV resemble Spaghetti Junction”.
One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good design.
A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Amazon Customer wrote “It only has two HDMI ports which limits the connectivity options compared to my Samsung TV” in their review of this TV however they gave it a rating of 3 stars. This year Mr. Craig Emslie wrote in his review on Amazon “It only has 2 hdmi ports and erm”. Stress Fracture said in their review “There are only two HDMI ports, though, which is the first downgrade from three on my Samsung set” yet they only gave the Sony KDL-49WD751 a score of 40 out of 100.
One Sony KDL-49WD751 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had network functionality. This month Stress Fracture said in their review “Channel and network installation are quick”.
Good Picture Quality
A few people agreed that it had good picture quality. One Sony KDL-49WD751 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had a wide viewing angle. Stress Fracture wrote this month “While the viewing angle seems fine in terms of the picture itself, move to the left or right, or below”.
Good High Def TV
A few customers considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Luctons wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-49WD751 “The reception is excellent in both HD and Standard format; it is possible to watch from different angles without light leakage intruding - although probably better unmounted”.
Sony TVs Have Good Reviews
Mid-size TVs built by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.
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One Sony KDL-49WD751 owner wrote in their reviews that the Sony KDL-49WD751 was reliable. Luctons wrote on Amazon “What we wanted was a reliable full HD 32 inch” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.
One customer who purchased it considered that it was thin. In October this year Luctons mentioned on Amazon “The quality of the image is exceptional whilst the sound is very good given the slim design” in their review of this TV and gave the Sony KDL-49WD751 a rating of 80 out of 100.
Good for Wall Mounting
One customer who bought it considered that it was good for wall mounting. Stress Fracture mentioned on Amazon in October “It its worst viewed from below so wall mounting is best avoided” in their Sony KDL-49WD751 review.
One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had a good stand. In October Stress Fracture said on Amazon “Easy to fix the stand and connect all the cables”.
One Sony KDL-49WD751 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was good value for money. Mr M. rated it 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Sony KDL-49WD751 on Amazon this year “It's a TV, good price, audio ok as well”.
Good Product Quality
Three people who reviewed this TV concluded that it was good quality. In October this year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “I was quite happy with the picture quality when watching a HD source (such as Iplayer” in their review. Stress Fracture wrote “5/5 PICTURE QUALITY Another early success” in their review of this TV.
Good Smart TV Features
One Sony KDL-49WD751 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had good apps. J. Beard said on Amazon this year “On top of this the TV has some apps.” in their review of the Sony KDL-49WD751.
Good Sound Quality
Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony KDL-49WD751 had good sound quality. J. Beard wrote on Amazon “The major fault with this TV is the sound quality” but despite that they rated the Sony KDL-49WD751 40 out of 100.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-49WD751, the Sony KDL-49WD751 has a WiFi connection.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the Panasonic TX-49DS500[plb_3332645_price], or the Samsung HG40EE590[plb_3753266_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung UE40H6500[plb_3841282_price] which is cheaper.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 480p|576p|720p|1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for the last year.
The thinnest thickness of mid-size TVs that came out in the last year is 7.1mm, the thickest is 99mm, and the average thickness is 70mm. At only 56 millimeters, the KDL-49WD751 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-49WD751.
If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might also want to consider the Samsung UE40K5510[plb_3416492_price] (55.1mm and cheaper).
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on new mid-size TVs.
10 Reasons Against
Owner Reviews Are Poor
Based on 9 owner reviews this mid-size TV has an average owner rating of 64 out of 100. This means that users really don't rate this TV very highly.
Inferior Standard Def TV
Several Sony KDL-49WD751 owners agreed that the Sony KDL-49WD751 was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this TV “Standard definition was poor because the screen is so large” and gave it a rating of 3 stars. Stress Fracture wrote on Amazon “SD broadcasts are the weak point, as they so often are” in their Sony KDL-49WD751 review.
Does Not Support Smart TV Features
The KDL-49WD751 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other recently released TVs also do not support smart TV features.
There are a number of alternative TVs which also support smart TV features which you might want to consider including the TX-49DS500[pl_3332645_price], or the TX40DSW404[pl_3539278_price] both from Panasonic; or the Samsung UE40H6500[plb_3841282_price].
Not 3D Compatible
The Sony KDL-49WD751 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out in the last year are also not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Sony KDL-49WD751 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs that were launched in the last 12 months also do not have a built-in camera.
Running Costs Are Very High
The average running cost of the KDL-49WD751 is £101 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the most expensive to run recently released mid-size TVs.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-49WD751, the KDL-49WD751 does not feature OLED technology.
Only Two HDMI Ports
Most mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-49WD751 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the KDL-49WD751 which has two HDMI ports.
With a weight of 11.3 kilograms, the KDL-49WD751 is quite heavy compared to most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-49WD751. The lightest mid-size TV that was released around the same time as the KDL-49WD751 is 1kg heavy and the heaviest is 36kg.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
With an annual energy consumption of 89 kilowatt hours, the KDL-49WD751 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The lowest annual energy consumption of televisions that were launched in the last 12 months is 37kWh and the highest is 200kWh.
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Released Nine Months Ago
This Sony TV has been on the market for nine months.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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