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Sony KDL-65W857 Review
|2 Years Old|
Why Has it Scored 78?
It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 87%. Hisense televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2018.
Customers report excellent picture quality, great product quality and good smart TV features. However they also report a poor stand.
This Sony TV has some great features:
What is This TV Best Used For?Having compared the KDL-65W857 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for watching films, ranking number 769 in TVs for film.
Should You Buy it Now?
Sony KDL-65W857 In-Depth Analysis
Users Report Great 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.
Customers Report Great 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” .
Customers 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”.
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”.
Users 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.
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”.
Users Report Great Sound 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”.
Customers 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.
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”.
Customers 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
We checked 3,322 owner and expert reviews (including 1,904 verified purchases) for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Customers Report Helpful 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”.
Customers 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”.
Users 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
Poor Value for Money
The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £1,099.99 it is in the most expensive 22% of televisions.
Price Has Gone Up by £23 (2%)
There was a cheaper price of £1,077.04 on Amazon UK 9 days ago.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This TV was released in March 2015.
Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
Televisions have display diagonals of between 13" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The Sony KDL-65W857's display diagonal of 65" is in the largest 6% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.
Only Full HD
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on televisions. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology
The Sony KDL-65W857 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although this is within the context that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.
The KDL-65W857 is 3D, unlike 75% of televisions which are not 3D.
The Sony KDL-65W857 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.
Supports Screen Mirroring
The KDL-65W857 supports screen mirroring. 84% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.
Supports HDD Recording
The KDL-65W857 supports HDD recording. 98% of televisions do not support HDD recording.
Supports Parental Controls
The Sony KDL-65W857 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 87% of televisions do not support parental controls.
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
The KDL-65W857 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 73% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.
The Sony KDL-65W857 supports Picture-In-Picture, which is unusual. 94% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.
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