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Sony KDL-42W653
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Sony KDL-42W653

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42" Edge-LED Aug 2013
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting WiFi Connection Release Date
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Sony KDL42W653 | Sony Bravia W6 Series | Review
Sony KDL42W653 42-inch HD LED 1080p Smart TV Review (PlayStation Now, Netflix, Youtube etc)

8 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This television was given a "Recommended" award by Hi-tech.mail.ru/ who said that this mid-size TV was good.

Good Brand

Based on 1,555 expert and user reviews, Sony has good reviews for its TVs. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-42W653 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs that have been available for more than two years do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Samsung UE40H6400, and the Philips 32PHT4509 is also worth considering.

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Two Audio in Ports

The Sony KDL-42W653 is a two audio in port TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three audio in ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many televisions of a similar age and spec to it.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Sony KDL-42W653 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this Sony TV. The audio formats 3GPP,LPCM,MP3,WMA are also supported by this TV.

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Has Four Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-42W653 is more than most televisions of a similar age and type to it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-42W653. The smart modes "Cinema", "Photo" and "Sports" are also found on this Sony television.

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Supports Five Analog Signal Format Systems

The Sony KDL-42W653 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs of this spec and age. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of this age and spec. The analog signal format systems "NTSC 3.58", "NTSC 4.43", "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most TVs of this type and age do not support smart TV features. The Sony KDL-42W653 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a smart TV features and we think the UN32EH5300, or the UE32H6410 both from Samsung or the Philips 32PHT4509 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony KDL-42W653 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the LG 42LW579, the Sony KDL-47W800, or the Samsung UE46F8500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-42W653 do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-42W653 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at including the UE46ES8000, or the UN46ES8000 both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFS8109 which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The number of video formats supported by the KDL-42W653 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. The most commonly supported video format is MKV, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats AVCHD,AVI,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,WMV,XVID are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the KDL-42W653 is more than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this TV. The image formats JPG,MPO are also supported by this television.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-42W653, the KDL-42W653 does not feature OLED technology.

Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at include the LOEWE Art 32, or the Samsung UE46H7000 which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-42W653 have RMS rated power of between 2W and 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W. With an RMS rated power of only 16 Watts, the KDL-42W653 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

Most televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-42W653 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KDL-42W653 which has two HDMI ports.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-42W653

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this age and type. 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Sony TV was released.

Average Thickness

At 69 millimeters, the Sony KDL-42W653 has a fairly typical thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-42W653.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 69mm thick TVs currently available including the Sony KDL-32W653 which has better reviews.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
App
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Networking
Internet Browser
Management Features
Smart Mode
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Stored Teletext Page
File System
Design
Colour
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Battery Type
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Other Features
Sound Enhancement
Placement Option
Volume Control
Picture Processing Engine

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

20 December 2013

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Faithful colours (average Delta E 1.7)
Good contrast 2 880 1)
Connected services
Good media player
Miracast
Narrow viewing angles
No motion interpolation
No 3D
Potential clouding
Smart interface lacks sophistication

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Electricity cost when switched on $62.18
Electricity cost when on standby $2.13
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Total running cost over 5 years $64.31
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Energy Rating
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl42w653, sony 1080, kdl42w653a, sony 1080p, kdl42w653ab, kdl42w653abi
Barcodes 04905524915631, 04905524915648, 04905524915655
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