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Sony KDL-40WD653

40" 50Hz Direct-LED Feb 2016
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Release Date
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Good Sound Quality

A number of Sony KDL-40WD653 owners considered that the Sony KDL-40WD653 had good sound quality. This year B. Bello gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Sound was also much improved with sharper notes” in their review of the Sony KDL-40WD653. Bk said a few weeks ago “Picture and sound both so much better” in their review of this TV and rated it 5 stars. Greek Geeza said on Amazon in October “The sound is also good” in their review of this TV.

Good Product Quality

Several customers who purchased the product thought it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in October “Great picture quality !” in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review. This year Gwyndaf mentioned in their review on Amazon “I used a Blue Ray DVD and a 1920×1080 MP4 sample video to test the picture quality - the results are pleasing”. Gwyndaf also said “I was impressed with the overall quality”.

Good Picture Quality

Three Sony KDL-40WD653 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. This month Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Very good TV, easy to operate, great colors” in their review of this TV. Gwyndaf said “The colours are rich” in their review. Humptygrumpyman gave the Sony KDL-40WD653 a very good rating and mentioned on Amazon “Brilliant Sony, excellent colours contrast and motion” in their review of this TV.

A number of customers who reviewed the Sony KDL-40WD653 agreed that it had good picture quality. Matyas Buczko said in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review on Amazon “The picture quality is quite amazing though, so that makes up for its weaknesses” nonetheless they rated it 3 stars.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good for playing games on. In October this year Mr D C Higdon gave the Sony KDL-40WD653 a rating of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is fantastic and seems great for gaming too”.

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Good High Def TV

Several customers who reviewed the Sony KDL-40WD653 wrote that it was good at displaying high definition TV. B. Bello wrote this month “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 in their review of the Sony KDL-40WD653 on Amazon a few weeks ago “Review refers to KDLWD48653 48" Full HD Smart TV What a con”. Greek Geeza mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon in October this year “I paid for a full HD smart TV” but despite that they only gave the product a score of 40 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Six customers said in their reviews that it had a good experience. In October Capt Jd Fanaken said “A wonderful viewing experience” in their review of the Sony KDL-40WD653. Greek Geeza said this month “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” in their review however despite that they only rated the product 40 out of 100. Louisdo said on Amazon “Switching to a HD channel gives a much better experience” in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review.

A few Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewers concluded that it was easy to use. A few weeks ago B. Bello wrote on Amazon “Looking forward to getting a hard drive to record on to, instructions make it sound really easy to use, remote feels quality” in their review of this TV and gave it an excellent rating. Gwyndaf mentioned 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”. This month K. Porter said in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review 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-40WD653 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. This month Gwyndaf mentioned “Not fantastically brilliant, however they are clear enough (you should play with the sound settings a little to fine tune” in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review. Louisdo wrote in their review of this TV “The EPG menu is easy to navigate” but in spite of that they only rated the Sony KDL-40WD653 60 out of 100.

A number of Sony KDL-40WD653 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. In October this year Mrs J Redman said in her review of this TV on Amazon “Very easy to set up”. One person who bought it concluded that it was easy to assemble. In October J. Mcdonald mentioned “The Bravia was fairly easy to assemble on its stand” in their review of this TV.

One Sony KDL-40WD653 owner who purchased this TV reckoned that it performed as expected. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-40WD653 “Great wee Tv ! It does what it says on the tin !” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Nice Design

A number of Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewers who reviewed the Sony KDL-40WD653 reckoned that it was good looking. B. Bello mentioned in their review of this TV in October this year “Beautiful tv, great picture and sound” . Gwyndaf wrote “Overall it was pretty good” and gave this TV an excellent review score. Gwyndaf also said “Movies on streaming services were pretty awesome too so overall I had no major complaints - especially at this price”.

One customer thought it was a good design. Harry Richardson mentioned in his review of the Sony KDL-40WD653 in October “This is so much better, great design and seems to be almost intuitive” .

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Robust

Several people wrote that the product was well made. Gwyndaf mentioned in October “Mine has a built in blue-ray player too - minimal clutter”. Gwyndaf also wrote “Value for money pushes it towards 5* - it's a well put together TV with the Sony ba”.

A number of customers who purchased it said that it was reliable. This month Sabina said “I will probs stick to Panasonic in future as it's very reliable and super user friendly”.

One Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewer reckoned that this TV was strong and durable. This month K. Porter wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-40WD653 “Wasn't a suitable replacement for my 10+ year old original Sony Bravia which is as sturdy as a brick” but even so they only scored it 40 out of 100.

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Good Connectivity

Some people said in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. J. Mcdonald said “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 gave this TV a score of 5 stars. Margey wrote in their review on Amazon in October this year “The TV was really easy to set up and even found WiFi instantly, which I have never experienced before”.

One Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity.

One Sony KDL-40WD653 owner wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. This year J. Mcdonald scored the product very highly and wrote “So, I disconnected the set from the internet and re-connected my trusty YouView box via HDMI”.

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Good Remote Control

A number of people concluded that the Sony KDL-40WD653 had a good remote control. A few weeks ago Margey wrote “The remote is clear and easy to use - nothing too taxing”.

Good Brand

Mid-size TVs manufactured by Sony have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Size

One Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewer who reviewed this TV considered that it was thin. Gwyndaf wrote on Amazon this year “The modern slim TV's have very little so none of them are really brilliant”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person thought it had a good 3D picture quality. This month Louisdo said “My original model is 1080p and 3D capable” in their review of this TV.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-40WD653 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40WD653 also have a WiFi connection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE40J6240, or the LG 43LH590.

There are a number of other TVs which also have a WiFi connection which you might also want to look at including the Philips 40PFS5501.

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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 recently released TVs.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on new comparable spec TVs.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080i|1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

two USB 2.0 ports

The KDL-40WD653 is a two USB 2.0 port television.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many latest mid-size TVs.

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11 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Average

KDL-40WD653 owners on average rated this television 69%.

Poor Smart TV Features

Several Sony KDL-40WD653 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it did not have good apps. Amazon Customer scored the product 40 out of 100 and wrote “The apps connection remain slow and input connection (I use HMDI) is already faulty within one month” in their review. Frozen Northerner said on Amazon this month “No, unfortunately the 2016 TVs do not yet have the full set of apps.”. James Hammond mentioned in his Sony KDL-40WD653 review “NO 4od and lots of other good British apps that are not available, just American trash”.

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good for watching on demand TV. Mrs. Caroline B. Cooper gave it a rating of 60 out of 100 and she said in her review of the Sony KDL-40WD653 on Amazon “They told us that Amazon Prime isn't available to this television”.

One customer who reviewed this TV wrote that it was not good for watching Freeview TV. B. Bello wrote in October this year “Setup was no problem with easy menus, have not tried free view yet as I am a Sky user”.

One person who bought the product considered that it was not good for social networking. Greek Geeza wrote in October this year “There is no twitter, Facebook or internet browser (my 5 year old samsung has an internet browser!” in their Sony KDL-40WD653 review and gave the product a rating of 40 out of 100.

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Poor Support

One customer said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-40WD653 did not have good technical guidance. Markie_m gave it a score of 60 out of 100 and said “Poor Installation Instructions and no Explanation on how to wall mount” in their review.

Not Good for Wall Mounting

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was not good for wall mounting. In October this year Markie_m wrote in their review of this TV “I can find no mention of what parts are needed to wall mount” and gave the product a score of 3 stars.

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40WD653 do not support smart TV features. The KDL-40WD653 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.

Alternative TVs which also support smart TV features that you might want to consider include the Samsung UE40J6240, or the LG 43LH590 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony KDL-40WD653 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40WD653 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-40WD653 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40WD653 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Very Slow Refresh Rate

The KDL-40WD653 has a fairly slow refresh rate (only 50 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40WD653. The average refresh rate of recently released similar spec televisions is 120Hz.

If this TV refresh rate is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Philips 43PFT4001 (60Hz), or the LG 43LH604 (100Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most recently released mid-size TVs do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-40WD653 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40WD653 range from 5W to 40W. At only 10 Watts, the Sony KDL-40WD653 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40WD653.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-40WD653 is more than most similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this Sony TV. The video formats H.265 are also supported by this TV.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40WD653

Released Ten Months Ago

It was ten months ago when Sony released the KDL-40WD653.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that came out in the last year. 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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Average Thickness

At 66 millimeters, the KDL-40WD653 has a relatively standard thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40WD653.

We compared all the other 66mm thick TVs to this TV and we think the Sony KDL-32RD430 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might be worth looking at include the Sony KDL-48WD653 (66mm).

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Specification

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TV Tuner
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Tuner
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Loudspeaker
Sound Mode
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Networking
Management Features
Smart Mode
Performance
Video Format
Design
Colour
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
Power
Typical Power Consumption
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Weight & Dimensions
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Cable Included

User Reviews

(40)
(Verified Purchase)

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. This Sony was on a deal on the Prime Day recently and I... Read more…

Reviewed 17 August 2016 by A. Dean
(Verified Purchase)

Only criticism - only 2 HDMI ports?!

Reviewed 15 August 2016 by Mrs J Redman
(Verified Purchase)

Love it. Very easy to set up. Clear crisp picture. Great value for money. Only issue USB in the middle on the back of TV making it tricky to get to on such a large screen. Would be better on the side.

Reviewed 13 August 2016 by Mr D C Higdon
(Verified Purchase)

This tv is brilliant. Going from a 32" Samsung to this is just incredible. Firstly the build and set-up is very quick and easy. The picture quality is fantastic and seems great for gaming too. The... Read more…

Reviewed 13 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Quality is below expectation. My 3 year old Sony is even better. The apps connection remain slow and input connection (I use HMDI) is already faulty within one month.

Reviewed 12 August 2016 by Sabina
(Verified Purchase)

I wish I had read the info regarding the TV as I was expecting a fully functioning smart tv. But this was on offer and I bought it in haste so not to miss the brilliant offer for a 48inch smart hd... Read more…

Reviewed 11 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great wee Tv ! It does what it says on the tin !

Reviewed 10 August 2016 by Lmafudd
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic TV. Combined with Amazon Firestick this makesa a wonderful home entertainment center!

Reviewed 8 August 2016 by Dan Rosinco
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant!

Reviewed 31 July 2016 by Mr. Bussey
(Verified Purchase)

What a superb television. Picture is crystal clear and the sound is excellent. (Although I use a sound bar which I purchased at the same time as the TV, the TV's own sound is very good for a flat... Read more…

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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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