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Sony KDL48WD653

£379.99
A bargain buy 48" Full HD TV with adequate features and great user reviews
48" Full HD No No Feb 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KDL-48WD653 Review

Representing excellent value for money and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony KDL-48WD653 number 184 across all TVs.
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42 Reviews
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Excellent
48
Average Features
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18 Months Old
72
£96 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
69
Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has ok user reviews with an average user rating of 69%, based on 42 reviews. Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £96 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
Customers report it is easy to use, good picture quality and great product quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports parental controls
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is mediocre for playing games, ranking number 68 in TVs for gaming. It is also mediocre for watching sport, ranking number 257 in TVs for sport as well being mediocre for watching films, ranking number 236 in TVs for films.
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Mediocre

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £300 on eBay 15 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 70% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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Sony KDL-48WD653 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Owner Reviews

People who bought this Sony television rated this TV 69 out of 100 on average.

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Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup.

Customers Report Superior Image Quality

Two customers said that the product had good picture quality.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Three owners concluded that the product was good quality.

Sony Has Very Good Television Reviews

Based on 3,185 owner and expert reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its TVs. 90% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Great Sound Quality

Seven owners reckoned that the Sony KDL-48WD653 had good sound quality.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is less than 18 months old but has mediocre features. However at £379.99 it is cheaper than 73% of TVs.

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Features

Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The KDL-48WD653's display diagonal of 48" is pretty standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 53% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-48WD653 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KDL-48WD653 is not 3D, although this is within the context that 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the KDL-48WD653 of 66mm is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 67% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-48WD653 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-48WD653 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-48WD653 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KDL-48WD653 supports screen mirroring, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-48WD653 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports a YouTube Video App

The number of video apps supported by the KDL-48WD653 is more than most TVs. The most frequently supported video app is Netflix, but this video app is not supported by this television. The video apps YouTube are also supported by this TV.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the KDL-48WD653 of only 10W is in the lowest 16% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W.

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Average High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the KDL-48WD653 of 200Hz is relatively standard compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 65% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The KDL-48WD653 supports smartphones being used as a remote. 87% of TVs do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KDL-48WD653 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 81% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KDL-48WD653 supports HDD recording, which is unusual. 99% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

Sony released the KDL-48WD653 in February 2016.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and the KDL-48WD653 has an average running cost of £96 over 5 years based on passable energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sonledkdl48wd653bubk, sonybravia kdl48wd653bu, acoustic kdl48wd653, sony kdl48wd653cbu, close kdl48wd653b, sony kdl48wd653bu, quick kdl48wd653, part kdl48wd653, sony hdmi2x, sony k6g7n
Barcodes 00635131626951, 04548736023604, 04548736023611

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KDL-48WD653

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Slightly larger display diagonal
Higher running costs over five years by £42.66
£7 Cheaper
47% cheaper to run
User reviews are appreciably better
Thicker
£10 Cheaper
User reviews are appreciably better
10W higher RMS rated power
9% higher running costs over five years
£10 Cheaper
Faster high frequency rate
10W higher RMS rated power
Smaller display diagonal

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