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Sony KDL65W857CSU

£1,099.99
A gigantic 65" Full HD TV with good features but a price that represents inferior value for money
65" Full HD Yes No Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KDL-65W857 Review

At over 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony KDL-65W857 number 62 in 3D TVs and number 287 across all TVs.
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Good Features
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2 Years Old
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Overall Score
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Good

Why Has it Scored 66?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 87%. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
Customers report good image quality, great product quality and good smart TV features. However they also report a poor stand.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly large display diagonal
3D
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the KDL-65W857 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is mediocre for watching films, ranking number 509 in TVs for films.
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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 £849 at ao 78 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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Sony KDL-65W857 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Customers Report Good Image Quality

Some customers who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality. Little Mo gave this TV a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this TV “The picture quality is excellent even though I've not adjusted the settings since taking it out of the box”. Oldschool wrote this year “I will admit that like other purchasers of this TV I too am truly amazed at the Superb picture quality whilst watching a select certain Type of Media”.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was good for watching movies. Little Mo mentioned on Amazon “The sound quality is good, although for movies I play it through my sony surround sound which also seems to be enhanced somehow (maybe I'm imagining it?” in their review.

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Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Some customers who reviewed the Sony KDL-65W857 agreed that it was good quality. David C mentioned in his review of the Sony KDL-65W857 “The sound quality is surprisingly good for a flat panel, to be fair I have mine linked to the recommended Sony accessory wireless subwoofer which requires no separate controls”. Difficult_guy mentioned on Amazon this month “I just fall in love with excellent picture quality, lots of contents to watch as you can download lot of apps like kodi, netflix, plex etc” in their review. Little Mo wrote in their review last year “Incredible picture quality” .

Users Report Good Smart TV Features

A few Sony KDL-65W857 owners who reviewed the Sony KDL-65W857 considered that it was good for watching on demand TV. Feeeee wrote in their Sony KDL-65W857 review on Amazon “The remote has an actual Netflix button on it which takes you straight there”.

A few Sony KDL-65W857 owners who reviewed the product considered that it had good apps. Feeeee mentioned on Amazon this month “The software makes navigating very easy and there are loads of apps such as YouTube, Amazon Prime” in their review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had great smart functions. Philip L. gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review “The SMART functions whilst interesting are a little overwhelming”.

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Customers Report Excellent Design

Several Sony KDL-65W857 reviewers thought the product was good looking. Lee R. wrote “Stunning looking TV, excellent connectivity options, beautiful picture” and rated it 5 stars. Matthew Wailes mentioned “Even the sound is pretty good for a flat screen, only drawback is you don't get any 3d glasses in the box” in his review. Prosper Afeeva gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “A very good looking tv”.

Customers Report Good Quality High Def TV

A few Sony KDL-65W857 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Difficult_guy rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon in November this year “I will highly recommend this product who is willing to buy HD tv set”. In the same month Oldschool rated the product 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “The fact is this TV absolutely Loves HD Blu Ray movies”. Oldschool also mentioned “If all you watch is the HD channels and BLU Ray movies”.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Two customers agreed that this TV was easy to use. David C said on Amazon “I find the new software interface both more intuitive and easier to use than the 55 inch 2014 model I bought for another room” in his review of the Sony KDL-65W857.

One Sony KDL-65W857 owner considered that it had a good experience. David C gave it an excellent review and he wrote in his Sony KDL-65W857 review on Amazon “Having just one remote for everything really makes viewing an effortless and enjoyable experience”.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. D. A. Moore wrote on Amazon “The TV was relatively straightforward to set-up and operate” in their review of this TV.

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Customers Report That it is Robust

A number of Sony KDL-65W857 owners wrote in their reviews that it was well made. David C said in his review on Amazon in November last year “Amazon prime TV is built in as is Netflx”. Matthew Wailes he wrote “What can I say other than incredible picture is flawless build quality is excellent” in his review of the Sony KDL-65W857.

One person mentioned that it was strong and durable. Little Mo scored it very highly and said on Amazon “The stand is just a tiny piece of rounded metal (don't be put off by that though because it's actually very sturdy”.

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Users Report Superior Audio Quality

A number of customers who reviewed the Sony KDL-65W857 said that it had good sound quality. Feeeee mentioned a few weeks ago “The combination of the incredible picture and rich, clear sound makes viewing a truly immersive experience”. P said this month “Great picture, sound etc”.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Some customers who bought it agreed that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-65W857 “Very good TV for the price, with a very good definition” . Feeeee mentioned this month “As other reviewers have mentioned, we can't imagine how 4K could produce a noticeable enough improvement to justify the massive price difference”. J. Colman mentioned “Great tv for the price” in their review of this TV.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Difficult_guy gave this TV a rating of 5 stars and said this month “Negatives, * SD channels doesnt look nice, * Tv stand does look cheap * No USB 3 * Cheap looking plastic remote * Setting could be very difficult for new user * 3D glasses” in their review of this TV.

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Users Report Excellent Connectivity

Several Sony KDL-65W857 reviewers concluded that the product was good in terms of connectivity. One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Feeeee said in their review of this TV on Amazon in November this year “It has plenty of HDMI slots for any components you wish to connect”.

One Sony KDL-65W857 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Last year D. A. Moore mentioned “I was particularly interested in the USB sockets on the TV as I like to watch a lot of stuff that I have downloaded”.

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Users Report That it is a Good Size

A number of Sony KDL-65W857 reviewers considered that this TV was thin. David C rated it as excellent and he wrote in November last year “I have mine wall mounted with a sonus LL22 slim line bracket which while not cheap is of great quality” in his review of the Sony KDL-65W857. In November Feeeee gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their Sony KDL-65W857 review “The bezel is very thin so almost the full size of it is screen (if you know what I mean”.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Based on 3,185 user 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.

Users Report Good Technical Guidance

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Keith wrote “The youview has definitely made the sony tv's better> the guide is now a lot easier to navigate”.

Users Report a Good Remote Control

One Sony KDL-65W857 reviewer who purchased it thought it had a good remote control. Difficult_guy scored it 5 stars and said in November this year “It work like a one Flick remote and it is super remote”.

Customers Report Great 3D Picture Quality

One Sony KDL-65W857 owner who reviewed this TV concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. In November this year Difficult_guy scored the Sony KDL-65W857 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I replaced with my Sharp 60" 3d TV” in their review of this TV.

Customers Report an Inferior Stand

One Sony KDL-65W857 owner wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good stand.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £1,099.99 it is more expensive than 74% of TVs.

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Features

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

TVs have display diagonals of between 2" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The display diagonal of the KDL-65W857 of 65" is fairly large compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 7% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the KDL-65W857 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of televisions do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The Sony KDL-65W857 is 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-65W857 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony television has been on the market since March 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sonybravia kdl65w857c, sony kdl65w857csu, sony kdlw857csu, sony p228765p, sony w857c, sony w85c
Barcodes 00635131626388, 04548736002531, 04548736002548

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