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Owner Reviews Are Average
KDL-48WD653 owners on average rated this TV 70 out of 100.
Good Product Quality
Several customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Great picture quality !” in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 and gave the product an excellent rating. Gwyndaf said “I used a Blue Ray DVD and a 1920×1080 MP4 sample video to test the picture quality - the results are pleasing” in their review. Gwyndaf also wrote “I was impressed with the overall quality”.
Easy to Use
Some people said that it had a good experience. Capt Jd Fanaken mentioned “A wonderful viewing experience” in their review of this TV. Greek Geeza wrote on Amazon in January last year “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” however despite that they only gave it a rating of 40 out of 100. Louisdo mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 “Switching to a HD channel gives a much better experience” but even so they gave this TV a score of 60 out of 100.
Several Sony KDL-48WD653 owners concluded that it was easy to use. In January last year B. Bello mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 “Looking forward to getting a hard drive to record on to, instructions make it sound really easy to use, remote feels quality”. Gwyndaf wrote in their review on Amazon “The whole 'Smart' thing is obsolete as I like to use a common platform across all my devices which is currently Amazon Prime”. K. Porter mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “Also this is a second telly so we wanted a RF input to use a magic eye for Sky TV”.
Several Sony KDL-48WD653 owners who purchased this TV considered that it was easy to setup. Mrs J Redman mentioned “Very easy to set up” in her review of this TV.
A few Sony KDL-48WD653 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Gwyndaf mentioned “Not fantastically brilliant, however they are clear enough (you should play with the sound settings a little to fine tune”. Louisdo said in their Sony KDL-48WD653 review “The EPG menu is easy to navigate” but even so they only gave it a score of 3 stars.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 owner considered that it performed as expected. Amazon Customer said “Great wee Tv ! It does what it says on the tin !” in their review. One Sony KDL-48WD653 owner who purchased it concluded that it was easy to assemble. J. Mcdonald said in their review on Amazon “The Bravia was fairly easy to assemble on its stand”.
Good High Def TV
A number of Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewers said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-48WD653 was good at displaying high definition TV. B. Bello said in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 “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 said “Review refers to KDLWD48653 48" Full HD Smart TV What a con” in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653. Greek Geeza mentioned “I paid for a full HD smart TV” in their Sony KDL-48WD653 review.
Good Picture Quality
Three Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewers agreed that this TV had good colour saturation. Last year Amazon Customer rated it 5 stars and said “Very good TV, easy to operate, great colors” in their Sony KDL-48WD653 review. Gwyndaf wrote on Amazon “The colours are rich”. Humptygrumpyman said on Amazon “Brilliant Sony, excellent colours contrast and motion”.
A few customers thought it had good picture quality. Matyas Buczko mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “The picture quality is quite amazing though, so that makes up for its weaknesses”. One person said in their reviews that the product was good for playing games on. Mr D C Higdon he mentioned “The picture quality is fantastic and seems great for gaming too” in his Sony KDL-48WD653 review.
Good Sound Quality
Several Sony KDL-48WD653 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KDL-48WD653 had good sound quality. B. Bello wrote on Amazon “Sound was also much improved with sharper notes”. Bk wrote “Picture and sound both so much better” in their review of this TV. Greek Geeza wrote “The sound is also good”.
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A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. B. Bello wrote in January last year “Beautiful tv, great picture and sound”. Last year Gwyndaf wrote “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-48WD653 owner who reviewed the Sony KDL-48WD653 reckoned that it was a good design. Harry Richardson wrote in his Sony KDL-48WD653 review last year “This is so much better, great design and seems to be almost intuitive” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.
Two Sony KDL-48WD653 owners agreed that the Sony KDL-48WD653 was well made. Gwyndaf mentioned “Mine has a built in blue-ray player too - minimal clutter” in their review. Gwyndaf also wrote “Value for money pushes it towards 5* - it's a well put together TV with the Sony ba”.
Several customers who bought the product thought it was reliable. J. Mcdonald said in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 “So, I disconnected the set from the internet and re-connected my trusty YouView box via HDMI” . Sabina mentioned “I will probs stick to Panasonic in future as it's very reliable and super user friendly” in her review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 but in spite of that she gave this TV a rating of 20 out of 100.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewer concluded that this TV was strong and durable. K. Porter wrote on Amazon “Wasn't a suitable replacement for my 10+ year old original Sony Bravia which is as sturdy as a brick” yet they only gave this TV a rating of 40 out of 100.
A number of Sony KDL-48WD653 owners who bought this TV agreed that it was good value for money. Gwyndaf said on Amazon in January last year “40" model (40WD635) - Very good at the Prime day price, decent otherwise” in their Sony KDL-48WD653 review and rated the product as very good. Last year Margey wrote in their review of this TV “Great TV at a great price - shame about the lack of apps” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Margey also said “Dramas so wanted a more cinematic experience at an affordable price”.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewer who purchased this TV reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Harry Richardson gave it a rating of 4 stars and he wrote in his review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 on Amazon “Prime bargain at £329”.
Some people who purchased it agreed that it was wifi compatible. J. Mcdonald mentioned “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 scored this TV very highly. Margey wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “The TV was really easy to set up and even found WiFi instantly, which I have never experienced before”.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewer who reviewed this TV mentioned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity.
Good Remote Control
Several people reckoned that it had a good remote control. Margey mentioned “The remote is clear and easy to use - nothing too taxing”.
Sony TVs Have Good Reviews
Sony has good average ratings for its TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other brands.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewer who bought this TV concluded that it was thin. Gwyndaf scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 on Amazon “The modern slim TV's have very little so none of them are really brilliant”.
Good 3D Picture Quality
One Sony KDL-48WD653 owner who purchased the product said that it had a good 3D picture quality. Louisdo wrote in their review in January last year “My original model is 1080p and 3D capable”.
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Poor Smart TV Features
Eight people who reviewed it thought it 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” and gave it a score of 2 stars. Frozen Northerner mentioned on Amazon “No, unfortunately the 2016 TVs do not yet have the full set of apps.”. James Hammond gave it a score of 20 out of 100 and he wrote “NO 4od and lots of other good British apps that are not available, just American trash”.
Two Sony KDL-48WD653 owners thought it was not good for watching on demand TV. Mrs. Caroline B. Cooper rated the product 60 out of 100 and she said in her review in January last year “They told us that Amazon Prime isn't available to this television”.
One Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewer who reviewed this TV thought it was not good for watching Freeview TV. B. Bello mentioned “Setup was no problem with easy menus, have not tried free view yet as I am a Sky user”. One person concluded that it was not good for social networking. Greek Geeza mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-48WD653 “There is no twitter, Facebook or internet browser (my 5 year old samsung has an internet browser!”.
One person who purchased the Sony KDL-48WD653 concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Markie_m rated the product 60 out of 100 and mentioned “Poor Installation Instructions and no Explanation on how to wall mount”.
Not Good for Wall Mounting
One Sony KDL-48WD653 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was not good for wall mounting. In January last year Markie_m mentioned “I can find no mention of what parts are needed to wall mount”.
The KDL-48WD653 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other recently released TVs are also not 3D.
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Does Not Support Smart TV
The Sony KDL-48WD653 does not support smart TV, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-48WD653 also do not support smart TV.
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Like most of the other latest TVs, the KDL-48WD653 does not have a wi-Fi.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KDL-48WD653 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that were released in the last 12 months also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-48WD653 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as the KDL-48WD653 also do not feature OLED technology.
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Released Nine Months Ago
It was nine months ago when this Sony television was released.
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