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Sony KDL-48W600
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Sony KDL-48W600

48" Flat Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date
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10 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

This TV received a rating of 90% from TV expert review website evogadget.com. If all the TVs of a comparable spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this television is in the top 8%.

Low Running Costs

The KDL-48W600 is in the cheapest 20% of all 670 TVs of a similar spec and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the KDL-48W600 will cost only £66 over 5 years to run.

Good Brand

On average Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all TVs built by Sony.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who purchased this TV concluded that it had good colour saturation. Evogadget.com wrote two years ago “Vibrant colors and bright display” in their review of this TV.

Good Connectivity

One customer said in their reviews that it was able to connect to the internet. Two years ago Evogadget.com mentioned “Can be used for internet and social networking”.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The KDL-48W600 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE46F8000[plb_2149163_price].

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Two Composite Video Ins

The Sony KDL-48W600 has more composite video ins than most of the televisions of this type and age. Most of the comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago only have one composite video in, however this TV has two composite video ins.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

The KDL-48W600 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV. Most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-48W600 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This TV supports an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently supported wi-Fi standards on comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Supports Five Audio Formats Supporteds

The Sony KDL-48W600 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. The audio formats supporteds "3GPP", "WAV", "WMA" and "WMV" are also supported by this TV.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV

The KDL-48W600 does not support smart TV, although it is worth noting that most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-48W600 also do not support smart TV.

It is worth considering other TVs which also support smart TV including the LG 47LM960[plb_1277857_price], or the Samsung UE46F8000[plb_2149163_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The KDL-48W600 is not 3D. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-48W600 are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the UE48H6700[pl_2232455_price], or the UN46F6400[pl_2124455_price] both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-48W600 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-48W600 also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at other televisions which also have a built-in camera including the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price], or the UN46F8000BF[pl_1556312_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The KDL-48W600 has a greater number of image formats than most similar spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago. This Sony TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. The image formats supporteds "MPO" and "RAW" are 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 televisions that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-48W600 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-48W600 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Has Four Sound Modess

The Sony KDL-48W600 has a greater number of sound modes than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. This television has a Music sound modes, which is the most frequently found sound modes found on TVs of this age and type. The sound modess "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony TV.

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Quite Thick

The thinnest depth of TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-48W600 is 3.5mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average depth is 61mm. At 90.5 millimeters, the KDL-48W600 has a quite thick depth compared to most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as the KDL-48W600.

Alternative TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the UN46EH5000[pl_1274591_price] (94mm), the UN32EH5000[pl_403260_price] (93.98mm), or the UN40EH5000[pl_1384994_price] (93mm) all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-48W600

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions that have been around for a similar time to 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-48W600 over two years ago.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
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Display Diagonal (metric)
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Supported TV Bands
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Lifestyle Apps
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Built-In Speaker(s)
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Auto Power Off
Performance
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Parental Control
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
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Power Consumption (typical)
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Energy Star Certified
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Width (with Stand)
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Technical Details
Subwoofer Out

Expert Reviews

(1)

Evogadget.com

6 April 2015

S Sony's KDL48W600B 48-Inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV is going to make many people happy. Especially those who have long wanted such a device that doesn't cost a fortune and is able to deliver a...

Stunning picture clarity
Enthralling audio
Vibrant colors and bright display
Can be used for internet and social networking
Not so userfriendly

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 25 August 2014 by N/A
N/A would recommend the Sony KDL-48W600B (Verified Purchase)

The quality is just amazing and the no hassle purchase was above expectations...

All the connections options I could ever need
Best looking TV out there
Easy To Set Up
Energy Efficient
Good Remote Control
Reviewed 2 May 2014 by Bigdadharvey
Bigdadharvey would recommend the Sony KDL-48W600B

Tv has good picture and sound only problem is lay out of hdmi inputs the usb are ok In lg there are all on 1 side talking about hdmi and usb but tv is light and easy to move around Also tv was... Read more…

Picture Andsound
All the connections options I could ever need
LED-backlit
Best looking TV out there
Easy To Set Up
HDMI inputs
Multiple Pixel Defects
Poor Sound Quality
The Manual Needs Work
Nothing
Reviewed 16 December 2014 by 1930
1930 would recommend the Sony KDL-40W600B

As with our previous Sony, which was a 32" Bravia, this one gives us all that we could ever want in picture quality. There are new electronic bells and whistles that we will figure out and enjoy.... Read more…

All the connections options I could ever need
Best looking TV out there
Easy To Set Up
Energy Efficient
Good Remote Control
Poor Sound Quality
Poor Image Quality
None that I can think of
Reviewed 9 November 2014 by RazJ
RazJ would recommend the Sony KDL-40W600B

Great features incl..DISCOVER - NETFLIXand a host of others..needs getting used to but once done a great buy...

All the connections options I could ever need
Best looking TV out there
Easy To Set Up
Energy Efficient
Good Remote Control
A Little Slow Processor
Processor
Poor Sound Quality
Reviewed 16 July 2014 by GrayGhost

The picture is big and bold. The sound is not quite as good as the picture but it is my understanding all of these sets benefit from a sound bar. I dreaded setting up this TV. Similar devices have... Read more…

Picture
Energy Efficient
Excellent Picture
Talks To Sony Blu-ray
Very Versatile Features
Poor Sound Quality
Audio
Amazon Prime Doesn't Work
Remote Control Buttons
Occasionally Slow Menus

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £63.78
Electricity cost when on standby £1.28
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Total running cost over 5 years £65.06
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0.32T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony w600, sony w600b, sony kdl48w600, sony kdl48w600b
Barcodes 00027242876408, 00589144932014

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