This TV received a "Recommended" from Hi-tech.mail.ru/ who wrote that this television was good.
Sony Has Good TV Reviews
Sony has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other brands.
Has a Wi-Fi
The KDL-42W653 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-42W653 do not have a wi-Fi.
There are a number of other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including the TX-L32E30, or the TX-40AS640 both from Panasonic or the LG 42LB5800 which has better reviews.
Two Audio (L,R) Ins
The KDL-42W653 is a two audio (L,R) in TV.
1080p Supported Video Modes
This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as it.
Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds
The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-42W653 is more than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-42W653. The audio formats supporteds "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.
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Has Four Smart Modess
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-42W653 is more than most televisions of this spec and age. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-42W653. The smart modess "Cinema", "Photo" and "Sports" are also found on this Sony TV.
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Does Not Support Smart TV
Most TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-42W653 do not support smart TV. The Sony KDL-42W653 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV.
The Sony KDL-42W653 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the TX-L47WTW60, or the TX-47ASW804 both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE46ES8000S which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds
The number of image formats supported by the KDL-42W653 is more than most comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-42W653. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this television.
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Only Analog Tuner Type
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-42W653 do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-42W653 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys
Most similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-42W653 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the KDL-42W653 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.
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Running Costs Are OK
The efficiency rating of this TV is A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the KDL-42W653 is £83 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 670 TVs of a similar age and spec.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Sony released the KDL-42W653.
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At 69 millimeters, the Sony KDL-42W653 has a pretty average depth compared to most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 69mm thick TVs currently available including the Sony KDL-32W653 which has better reviews.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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