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20 Reasons For
Good Sound Quality
A few Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good sound quality. B. Bello wrote on Amazon “Sound was also much improved with sharper notes”. Bk mentioned on Amazon “Picture and sound both so much better”. Greek Geeza mentioned on Amazon “The sound is also good” but they gave the product a score of 40 out of 100.
Good Product Quality
Eight Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review on Amazon last year “Great picture quality !”. Gwyndaf said in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review “I used a Blue Ray DVD and a 1920×1080 MP4 sample video to test the picture quality - the results are pleasing” . Gwyndaf also wrote “I was impressed with the overall quality”.
Good High Def TV
A number of Sony KDL-40WD653 owners who reviewed it thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. B. Bello mentioned 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”. Frozen Northerner wrote on Amazon “Review refers to KDLWD48653 48" Full HD Smart TV What a con”. Greek Geeza mentioned on Amazon “I paid for a full HD smart TV” yet they only gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
Several people who purchased the product agreed that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Very good TV, easy to operate, great colors” in their review of the Sony KDL-40WD653. Last year Gwyndaf wrote in their review on Amazon “The colours are rich”. Humptygrumpyman said on Amazon “Brilliant Sony, excellent colours contrast and motion” in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review.
Several customers who bought it mentioned that it had good picture quality. Matyas Buczko mentioned in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review on Amazon “The picture quality is quite amazing though, so that makes up for its weaknesses”. One Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewer who bought this TV reckoned that it was good for playing games on. In January last year Mr D C Higdon mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is fantastic and seems great for gaming too”.
Easy to Use
Several Sony KDL-40WD653 owners concluded that this TV had a good experience. Capt Jd Fanaken scored it very highly and mentioned in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review “A wonderful viewing experience”. Greek Geeza mentioned 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” in their review of this TV. Louisdo mentioned “Switching to a HD channel gives a much better experience” however despite that they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.
Some people who bought it agreed that it was easy to use. B. Bello mentioned in their review on Amazon “Looking forward to getting a hard drive to record on to, instructions make it sound really easy to use, remote feels quality”. Gwyndaf said on Amazon “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 of the Sony KDL-40WD653. K. Porter mentioned on Amazon “Also this is a second telly so we wanted a RF input to use a magic eye for Sky TV”.
A few Sony KDL-40WD653 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Last year Mrs J Redman said in her review of the Sony KDL-40WD653 “Very easy to set up” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.
A few people who bought this TV considered that it was easy to use the menus. Gwyndaf mentioned in their review in January last year “Not fantastically brilliant, however they are clear enough (you should play with the sound settings a little to fine tune”. In the same month Louisdo wrote on Amazon “The EPG menu is easy to navigate” but they gave this TV a score of 3 stars.
One person said in their reviews that this TV performed as expected. Amazon Customer wrote in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review on Amazon “Great wee Tv ! It does what it says on the tin !”. One person wrote that the product was easy to assemble. J. Mcdonald wrote on Amazon “The Bravia was fairly easy to assemble on its stand” in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review.
A few people considered that the Sony KDL-40WD653 was good looking. B. Bello wrote in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review “Beautiful tv, great picture and sound”. Gwyndaf mentioned in their review “Overall it was pretty good”. 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-40WD653 reviewer who bought it mentioned that it was a good design. Harry Richardson wrote “This is so much better, great design and seems to be almost intuitive” in his review of this TV.
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A few people who reviewed the Sony KDL-40WD653 wrote that it was well made. Gwyndaf wrote in January last year “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”.
Several Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. Sabina mentioned in her Sony KDL-40WD653 review “I will probs stick to Panasonic in future as it's very reliable and super user friendly” but despite that she gave it a score of 1 stars.
One customer who reviewed this TV concluded that it was strong and durable. Last year K. Porter mentioned 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-40WD653.
Several customers who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money. Gwyndaf wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-40WD653 on Amazon last year “40" model (40WD635) - Very good at the Prime day price, decent otherwise”. Margey rated the Sony KDL-40WD653 as excellent and said on Amazon “Great TV at a great price - shame about the lack of apps” in their review of this TV. Margey also mentioned “Dramas so wanted a more cinematic experience at an affordable price”.
One Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Harry Richardson mentioned “Prime bargain at £329”.
A few Sony KDL-40WD653 owners who purchased the product considered that it was wifi compatible. J. Mcdonald wrote on Amazon “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.” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Margey mentioned on Amazon “The TV was really easy to set up and even found WiFi instantly, which I have never experienced before”.
One Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewer reckoned that the Sony KDL-40WD653 was good in terms of HDMI connections. J. Mcdonald mentioned on Amazon “So, I disconnected the set from the internet and re-connected my trusty YouView box via HDMI” in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review.
One Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity.
Good Remote Control
Several customers who reviewed it wrote that it had a good remote control. Last year Margey said in their review of this TV on Amazon “The remote is clear and easy to use - nothing too taxing”.
Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews
On average Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs built by Sony.
One Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewer reckoned that the product was thin. Last year Gwyndaf said “The modern slim TV's have very little so none of them are really brilliant” and rated it as very good.
Good 3D Picture Quality
One person said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Louisdo said “My original model is 1080p and 3D capable” in their review.
Price Has Dropped by £50.99
In the last 3 days the KDL-40WD653 has dropped in price by £50.99.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that were released 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.
Has a Wi-Fi
The Sony KDL-40WD653 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other latest mid-size TVs.
Other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-43WD751[plb_3772198_price], the Sharp CFE6241K[plb_3753127_price], or the LG 32LH604[plb_3349265_price].
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many new TVs.
1.4 HDMI Version
This TV has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many recently released mid-size TVs.
1080p Supported Video Modes
This TV supports a 1080i|1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on televisions that came out around the same time as it.
Analog Tuner Type
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many latest TVs.
11 Reasons Against
Average Owner Reviews
On average, based on 42 owner reviews the average owner rating of this television is 69%.
Poor Smart TV Features
A number of Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewers thought this TV did not have good apps. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The apps connection remain slow and input connection (I use HMDI) is already faulty within one month”. Last year Frozen Northerner mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-40WD653 “No, unfortunately the 2016 TVs do not yet have the full set of apps.”. James Hammond said in his review of this TV “NO 4od and lots of other good British apps that are not available, just American trash” and scored it 1 stars.
A few Sony KDL-40WD653 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not good for watching on demand TV. Mrs. Caroline B. Cooper said on Amazon last year “They told us that Amazon Prime isn't available to this television” in her review of this TV.
One person who reviewed this TV thought it was not good for watching Freeview TV. In January last year B. Bello wrote “Setup was no problem with easy menus, have not tried free view yet as I am a Sky user” but in spite of that they gave the product a rating of 5 stars.
One Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was not good for social networking. Greek Geeza rated it 40 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-40WD653 on Amazon “There is no twitter, Facebook or internet browser (my 5 year old samsung has an internet browser!”.
One Sony KDL-40WD653 owner wrote in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Markie_m scored it 60 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon in January last year “Poor Installation Instructions and no Explanation on how to wall mount”.
Not Good for Wall Mounting
One Sony KDL-40WD653 owner considered that this TV was not good for wall mounting. Markie_m wrote in their review on Amazon “I can find no mention of what parts are needed to wall mount” and rated it 3 stars.
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Does Not Support Smart TV
The Sony KDL-40WD653 does not support smart TV, although this is within the context that most of the other latest similar spec TVs also do not support smart TV.
There are a number of other TVs which also support smart TV which you might also want to look at including the Sharp CFE6241K[plb_3753127_price], the LG 32LH604[plb_3349265_price], or the Hisense H40M2600[plb_3365573_price] which also has a higher rating.
The KDL-40WD653 is not 3D. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-40WD653 are also not 3D.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Sony KDL-40WD653 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-40WD653 also do not have a built-in camera.
Very Slow High Frequency Rate
With a high frequency rate of only 50 hertz, the KDL-40WD653 has a fairly slow high frequency rate compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out in the last year. The slowest high frequency rate of recently released similar spec televisions is 50Hz and the fastest is 400Hz.
TVs with a faster high frequency rate that might be worth looking at include the 32LH570B[pl_3817380_price] (60Hz), the 32LH604[pl_3349265_price] (100Hz), or the 43LH604[pl_3349266_price] (100Hz) all from LG which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-40WD653 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other new mid-size TVs also do not feature OLED technology.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The RMS rated powers of latest mid-size TVs range from 5W to 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 17W. At only 10 Watts, the KDL-40WD653 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-40WD653.
Only Supports One Video Formats Supported
The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-40WD653 is more than most TVs that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported video formats supported is AVI, but this video formats supported is not supported by this TV. The video formats supporteds H.265 are also supported by this television.
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OK Running Costs
This Sony TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+. The average 5 year running cost of the KDL-40WD653 is £80 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 214 similar spec televisions that came out in the last year.
Released Twelve Months Ago
This Sony TV was released twelve months ago.
At 66 millimeters, the KDL-40WD653 has a relatively average depth compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched in the last 12 months.
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