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Sony KDL40WD653BU

£359.00
40" Full HD 50Hz Direct-LED Apr 2016
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate LED Backlighting Type Release Date £79.95 Electricity cost over 5 years
Owner reviews are average
Poor smart TV features
Does not have good technical guidance
41 Reviews
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Best Seller

The KDL-40WD653 is one the fastest selling television currently available for sale.

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium display diagonal television was released in April 2017.


Display

Good Colour Saturation

Five people who bought the product agreed that it had good colour saturation. Newegg.com gave the Sony KDL-40WD653 a score of a maximum of 5 stars and said “Correct colors (Talking to you, MSI”. Newegg.com also wrote “LED colors are consistent” in their review. Amazon Customer gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Very good TV, easy to operate, great colors”.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Great picture quality !”. Last year Gwyndaf scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “I used a Blue Ray DVD and a 1920×1080 MP4 sample video to test the picture quality - the results are pleasing”.

One customer thought this TV was good for playing games on. Mr D C Higdon gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this TV “The picture quality is fantastic and seems great for gaming too”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

One owner concluded that this TV had a good 3D picture quality. Louisdo mentioned “My original model is 1080p and 3D capable” but even so they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this age and type. 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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Good High Def TV

Sixteen owners said in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Louisdo mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “I'm not sure why Amazon describe this model as full HD when it clearly is not” but they only gave the product a score of 3 stars out of 5. Louisdo also mentioned “If you're not bothered about crystal clear proper full HD, then I would recommend this TV” in their review. Greek Geeza said “The 2015 model is a full HD, so my homework was a little off the mark.” but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

Not 3D

Like most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this TV, the KDL-40WD653 is not 3D.

If you want a TV that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Cello C40227FT2 (£258.40) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow High Frequency Rate

At only 50 hertz, the KDL-40WD653 has a very slow high frequency rate compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. The high frequency rates of TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV range from 50Hz to 600Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 140Hz.

If you would prefer a faster high frequency rate then you might want to look at the Seiki SE50FO02UK (£279.00) (60Hz and higher rated), or the LG 43LH604 (£300.00) (100Hz and higher rated).

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Features

Good Remote Control

Two owners said in their reviews that this TV had a good remote control.

Good Features

One customer who bought it reckoned that it had good features. Newegg.com wrote “Lots of great features” .

Not Good for Wall Mounting

One owner who bought this TV wrote that it was not good for wall mounting. Markie_m mentioned last year “I can find no mention of what parts are needed to wall mount”.


Reviews

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,413 user and expert reviews (including 91 verified purchases) for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range. 94% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Owner Reviews Are Average

Based on 42 owner reviews this medium display diagonal television has an average owner rating of 69 out of 100.


Benefits

Great for Films

Two owners who reviewed this TV mentioned that it was great for watching Netflix. In April last year Mr D C Higdon wrote on Amazon “The remote even has its own 'Netflix' button! The only reason I could not give this 5 stars is because of the sound” in his review of this TV. Greek Geeza wrote “There is Netflix” in their review of this TV although they only rated it 2 stars out of 5.


Design

Good Quality

Nine customers who reviewed this TV thought it was good quality. Newegg.com wrote “SteamVR Performance Test - Quality 8.2 Very High” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Matyas Buczko wrote in their review of this TV “The picture quality is quite amazing though, so that makes up for its weaknesses”. Sabina said in her review of this TV last year “Once set up the quality of the free view was not so great, this didn't bother me too much as I mostly watch things on the apps.” although she scored it 1 stars out of 5.

Reliable

Four people concluded that this TV was reliable. Newegg.com gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Reliable, fast RAID card, cost-effective” in their review of this TV. Newegg.com also mentioned “Quiet reliable The manual can be a bit overwhelming if you're a newbie at setting up RAID arrays (I've only done it a couple of times” in their review. Sabina said in her Sony KDL-40WD653 review “I will probs stick to Panasonic in future as it's very reliable and super user friendly”.

Three owners who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was well made. Newegg.com said last year “Zero sound - looks great - feels solid - mostly runs in 40s” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Gwyndaf scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Mine has a built in blue-ray player too - minimal clutter” in their review of this TV.

One customer who bought this TV said that it was strong and durable. K. Porter said in their review of this TV on Amazon “Wasn't a suitable replacement for my 10+ year old original Sony Bravia which is as sturdy as a brick” but even so they scored this TV 40 out of 100.

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Smooth

Five owners who bought it considered that it was good looking. In April last year B. Bello mentioned “Beautiful tv, great picture and sound” in their review of this TV. Louisdo mentioned “Cost £400 four years ago, so at the offer price of £240 for this one, I was pretty certain that I would be getting roughly the same standard” yet they only rated it 60 out of 100. In April last year J. Mcdonald mentioned on Amazon “Basic sound is pretty good too for a set of this kind ( a notoriously weak point in many flat-screen TVs) – stereo speakers are built-in on the bottom of the set”.

One owner concluded that the product was smooth. Newegg.com said “They all play smooth and look fantastic at their highest settings” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. One customer who bought it thought it was well designed. Harry Richardson he wrote in his Sony KDL-40WD653 review “This is so much better, great design and seems to be almost intuitive”.

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Easy to Use the Menus

Eight customers agreed that this TV was easy to use the menus. Newegg.com gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “Game fps ultra max settings”. Newegg.com also mentioned “Forza Beta locks 60fps no matter what settings I use” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Project Cars with all settings dimed (low AA) plays 97 103 fps with stock clock 41c Max temp” in their review.

Five customers who purchased the product said that it was easy to use. Newegg.com gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Quick Setup, gui is easy to use, attaching to Highpoint 4 is a breeze” in their review of this TV. Margey mentioned on Amazon “The remote is clear and easy to use - nothing too taxing” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. B. Bello wrote 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-40WD653.

Five owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. Last year Newegg.com mentioned “Incredibly easy to setup” in their review of this TV. In April last year Margey said “The TV was really easy to set up and even found WiFi instantly, which I have never experienced before”.

Two customers concluded that it had a good interface. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Easy setup GUI and WEB interface” . Newegg.com also said “Love the external interface connections” in their review.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. J. Mcdonald wrote last year “The Bravia was fairly easy to assemble on its stand” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity.

Poor Smart TV Features

Eight customers said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-40WD653 did not have good apps. Margey mentioned on Amazon “It has woefully few apps and you will have to download more to really use the TV” in their review of this TV. Matyas Buczko said in their review of this TV “Talking about apps, there are not many, Amazon Instant Video is missing for example”. Margey also wrote “Great TV at a great price - shame about the lack of apps” in their review.

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it was not good for watching on demand TV. Mrs. Caroline B. Cooper said “They told us that Amazon Prime isn't available to this television”.

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was not good for social networking. In April last year Greek Geeza mentioned on Amazon “There is no twitter, Facebook or internet browser (my 5 year old samsung has an internet browser!”.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was not good for watching Freeview TV. B. Bello wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “Setup was no problem with easy menus, have not tried free view yet as I am a Sky user” however despite that they still rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The KDL-40WD653 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV which support smart TV features.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person said in their reviews that it was thick. One owner considered that it was heavy and bulky. Newegg.com said in April last year “Gpu under heavy load never goes over 60c” in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review.

One owner who purchased this TV reckoned that it was thin. Gwyndaf wrote “The modern slim TV's have very little so none of them are really brilliant” in their review of this TV.

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Heavy and Bulky

One owner considered that it was heavy and bulky. Newegg.com said in April last year “Gpu under heavy load never goes over 60c” in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-40WD653 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to this television.

There are a number of other televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including the UE40K5500 (£270.00), or the UE40J6300 (£279.99) both from Samsung or the Sharp LC-43CFE6131 (£299.99) which has better reviews.

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Has a Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-40WD653 has a Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also have a Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KDL-40WD653 has an ethernet port. Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to this television also have an ethernet port.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Ten customers who bought it reckoned that it was good value for money. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this TV “Allows for high capacity with low price drives; Lower cost than competitors”. Newegg.com also said “Fast 3.0gbs) and cost effective” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Fair price” in their review.

Three owners agreed that this TV was expensive. Mark Watson said on Amazon “Massively overpriced for the spec it's a £150 TV with a Sony badge” in his review of this TV but even so he only gave it a rating of 1 stars out of 5. Amazon Customer said in their review of this TV “Overpriced is what it comes down to”.

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Price Has Gone Up by £109.01 (30%)

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Audio

Quiet

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it was noisy. Newegg.com wrote “Honestly, even the case fans aren't loud, s” in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review and scored this TV a maximum of 5 stars. Newegg.com also said “If these "Sleeve Bearing" fans are making any noise I can't tell, as my case fans ramp up when temps rise” in their review.

Two people thought it was quiet. Last year Newegg.com wrote “Quiet - Fans inaudible over my Corsair case fans” in their review of this TV and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Good Sound Quality

Seventeen customers said in their reviews that this TV had good sound quality. Margey gave this TV a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The picture is good and the sound is fine.”. Last year Willywilson wrote on Amazon “It was like the speakers were in tin cans there was quite”. Mr. Bussey said on Amazon “Picture is crystal clear and the sound is excellent”.

Noisy

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it was noisy. Newegg.com wrote “Honestly, even the case fans aren't loud, s” in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review and scored this TV a maximum of 5 stars. Newegg.com also said “If these "Sleeve Bearing" fans are making any noise I can't tell, as my case fans ramp up when temps rise” in their review.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-40WD653 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst televisions of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs of this type and age is 5W and the highest is 1,000W.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDCP

The KDL-40WD653 has an HDCP, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than a year.

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Performance

Supports 24p Support

The KDL-40WD653 supports 24p support, as do most of the other televisions that have been around for more than a year.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-40WD653 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Two people who purchased this TV concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Last year Newegg.com wrote “Manual, Online support pages or forums”. Also last year Markie_m said on Amazon “Poor Installation Instructions and no Explanation on how to wall mount”.


Energy

Average Running Costs

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the average 5 year running cost of the KDL-40WD653 is £80 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 217 televisions of a comparable type and age.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sonledkdl40wd653bubk, sonybravia kdl40wd653bu, sony sonkdl40wd653bu, summer kdl40wd653bu, sony kdl40wd653baep, barbie kdl40wd653bu, acoustic kdl40wd653, sony kdl40wd653cbu, sony kdl40wd653bu, sony xr200hz, sony hd1080p, sony hdmi2x, sony k6g7m
Barcodes 00635131627088, 04548736023659, 04548736023666, 04848736023666

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