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Sony KDL48WD653BU

£399.99
£333.00 £66.99 cheaper than 52 days ago
48" Full HD Direct-LED Flat Apr 2016
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £95.98 Electricity cost over 5 years
A best selling TV
Owner reviews are average
Poor smart TV features
42 Reviews
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A Best Selling TV

The KDL-48WD653 is one the best selling television currently available for sale.

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the KDL-48WD653 in April 2017.


Design

Easy to Use

Four owners agreed that it was easy to use. In April last year 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” in their review of this TV but they only gave it a score of 2 stars out of 5. Margey said “The remote is clear and easy to use - nothing too taxing” and gave the Sony KDL-48WD653 a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. B. Bello wrote in their review of this TV “Looking forward to getting a hard drive to record on to, instructions make it sound really easy to use, remote feels quality”.

Three customers reckoned that the product was easy to use the menus. Louisdo said “The EPG menu is easy to navigate” in their review of this TV nonetheless they only scored it 3 stars out of 5. Gwyndaf mentioned on Amazon last year “Not fantastically brilliant, however they are clear enough (you should play with the sound settings a little to fine tune” and rated this TV a maximum of 5 stars.

Three people said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Mrs J Redman mentioned on Amazon “Very easy to set up”. Margey said “The TV was really easy to set up and even found WiFi instantly, which I have never experienced before”.

One customer said in their reviews that this TV was easy to assemble. J. Mcdonald said on Amazon “The Bravia was fairly easy to assemble on its stand” in their review of this TV.

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Robust

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. J. Mcdonald gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon in April last year “So, I disconnected the set from the internet and re-connected my trusty YouView box via HDMI”. Sabina mentioned last year “I will probs stick to Panasonic in future as it's very reliable and super user friendly” nonetheless she rated it 20 out of 100.

Two owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was well made. Gwyndaf mentioned on Amazon “Mine has a built in blue-ray player too - minimal clutter”.

One customer who purchased this TV reckoned that it was strong and durable. K. Porter wrote in their review of this TV last year “Wasn't a suitable replacement for my 10+ year old original Sony Bravia which is as sturdy as a brick” .

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Good Product Quality

Eight people said in their reviews that it was good quality. Louisdo wrote “If you're watching standard quality broadcasts that involve rapid motion, there seems to be a bit of 'smudging' before the TV's internal engine catches up” in their review of this TV however despite that they only gave this TV a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Sabina wrote on Amazon 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.”. In April last year Mr D C Higdon wrote “The picture quality is fantastic and seems great for gaming too” in his review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

Nice Design

Five people who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Louisdo wrote “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” in their review of this TV. J. Mcdonald said in their review of this TV “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”. B. Bello said on Amazon last year “Beautiful tv, great picture and sound”.

One owner who purchased the Sony KDL-48WD653 wrote that it was well designed. In April last year Harry Richardson gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and he said in his review of this TV on Amazon “This is so much better, great design and seems to be almost intuitive”.

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Display

Good Picture Quality

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony KDL-48WD653 had good colour saturation. Last year Amazon Customer mentioned “Very good TV, easy to operate, great colors” and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Humptygrumpyman wrote “Brilliant Sony, excellent colours contrast and motion” . Gwyndaf wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “The colours are rich”.

Three customers said in their reviews that this TV had good picture quality. Matyas Buczko said on Amazon last year “The picture quality is quite amazing though, so that makes up for its weaknesses” however despite that they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Great picture quality !” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Gwyndaf said in their review of this TV “I used a Blue Ray DVD and a 1920×1080 MP4 sample video to test the picture quality - the results are pleasing”.

One owner who purchased this TV concluded that it was good for playing games on.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer said in their reviews that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Louisdo wrote on Amazon last year “My original model is 1080p and 3D capable”.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many recently released televisions. 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many new similar spec televisions.

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Good High Def TV

Sixteen customers who purchased the product agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Louisdo said in their review of this TV on Amazon “If you're not bothered about crystal clear proper full HD, then I would recommend this TV”. Louisdo also wrote “I'm not sure why Amazon describe this model as full HD when it clearly is not” in their review. Last year James Hammond mentioned “You may as well by a cheaper HDTV with a chromcast or fire stick” in his review of this TV.

Not 3D

The KDL-48WD653 is not 3D. Most of the other similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as this TV are also not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung UE40H6500 (£512.89).

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Features

Good Remote Control

Two owners said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-48WD653 had a good remote control.

Not Good for Wall Mounting

One owner who bought the product concluded that it was not good for wall mounting. Markie_m wrote on Amazon “I can find no mention of what parts are needed to wall mount”.


Reviews

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

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

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Owner Reviews Are Average

People who bought this TV rated this TV 69% on average.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Seven owners reckoned that the product was good value for money. Mrs J Redman wrote “Great value for money” in her review of the Sony KDL-48WD653. Mr. Bussey wrote on Amazon “The TV's own sound is very good for a flat screen TV) incredible value for money, particularly for a Sony product”. Margey said in their review of this TV in April last year “I wanted a slightly bigger TV now that we only really watch films and dramas so wanted a more cinematic experience at an affordable price” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Three people who reviewed it considered that it was expensive. Mark Watson said on Amazon “Massively overpriced for the spec it's a £150 TV with a Sony badge” although he only gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100. Amazon Customer said on Amazon last year “Overpriced is what it comes down to” in their review of this TV.

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Price Has Gone Down by £66.99 (17%)

The price has dropped from £399.99 to £333 in the last 52 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 60% chance that the price will go back up. However the future is never certain and there remains a 40% chance that the price will actually go down further. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed this TV considered that it was good in terms of connectivity.

Supports Screen Mirroring Function

The Sony KDL-48WD653 supports screen mirroring function. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for the last year also support screen mirroring function.

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Has an Internet TV Function

The Sony KDL-48WD653 has an internet TV function, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television.

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Poor Smart TV Features

Eight people who reviewed it thought it did not have good apps. James Hammond wrote in his Sony KDL-48WD653 review on Amazon “NO 4od and lots of other good British apps that are not available, just American trash” and gave it a rating of 1 stars out of 5. In April last year Justin Hynd wrote on Amazon “It's probably advisable to double check what limited apps are available before buying”. Last year Sabina said in her review of this TV on Amazon “The main issue I had was the apps kept freezing and I had no way to exit the apps when this happened apart from switch off from mains”.

Two owners who reviewed the product thought 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”.

One person who bought the product thought it was not good for watching Freeview TV. B. Bello wrote in their review of this TV “Setup was no problem with easy menus, have not tried free view yet as I am a Sky user” however despite that they gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was not good for social networking. Last year Greek Geeza wrote in their review of this TV “There is no twitter, Facebook or internet browser (my 5 year old samsung has an internet browser!”.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The KDL-48WD653 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer wrote in their reviews that this TV 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.


Benefits

Great for Films

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it was great for watching Netflix. Mr D C Higdon mentioned “The remote even has its own 'Netflix' button! The only reason I could not give this 5 stars is because of the sound”. Greek Geeza mentioned in April last year “There is Netflix”.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

Sixteen owners said in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Willywilson mentioned on Amazon “It was like the speakers were in tin cans there was quite a bad echo”. Mr. Bussey wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 “Picture is crystal clear and the sound is excellent” . Margey scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “The picture is good and the sound is fine.”.

Very Low RMS Rated Power

Similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this TV have RMS rated powers of between 5W and 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W. The KDL-48WD653 has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 10 Watts) amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-48WD653 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to this TV also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other televisions which support Wi-Fi to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the UE40K6300 (£329.00), and the UE48J5200 (£319.00) both from Samsung or the LG 49LH590 (£429.00) is also worth considering.

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Has a Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-48WD653 has a Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for the last year.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-48WD653 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched in the last year.

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Performance

Supports 24p Support

The KDL-48WD653 supports 24p support, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV.

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Features Parental Control

The KDL-48WD653 features parental control. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also feature parental control.

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Other Features

Has an HDD Recording

The Sony KDL-48WD653 has an HDD recording, as do most of the other televisions that have been available for the last year.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDCP

The KDL-48WD653 has an HDCP, as do most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-48WD653 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for the last year.

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Support

Poor Support

One owner who purchased the Sony KDL-48WD653 thought it did not have good technical guidance. Markie_m mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “Poor Installation Instructions and no Explanation on how to wall mount”.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

This TV has an efficiency rating of A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the KDL-48WD653 is £96 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 141 new medium display diagonal TVs.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sonledkdl48wd653bubk, sony sonkdl48wd653bu, acoustic kdl48wd653, sony kdl48wd653cbu, sony kdl48wd653bu, close kdl48wd653b, quick kdl48wd653, sony 1920x1080, sony c90kza00, sony c90kzs00, sony k6g7n
Barcodes 04548736023604, 04548736023611

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