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Sony KDL-42W653A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the color and value for money are on the whole positive. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and usability. There are some mixed views about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-42W653A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony KDL-42W653A review

 

Sony targets the budget market with admirable results

Impressive picture quality ; Some good online services ; Great value ; Strong video processing

Smart interface lacks sophistication ; Limited catch-up TV services ; Only two HDMIs ; Sound quality is average

Ducking out of 3D with the 42W653A has proved a masterstroke by Sony. Deciding to ditch a feature most people are no longer bothered about has enabled the brand to retain more of its latest picture processing power for the 42W653A. It has also allowed...

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We're not keen on the set's use of an external power supply or the fact it only has two HDMI ports. The KDL-42W653A, however, redeems itself with excellent picture quality thanks to its deep black levels and strong standard definition upscaling. If...

Excellent standard definition upscaling ; Deep black levels ; Strong colours ; Good selection of video on demand apps

Smart TV interface isn’t very good ; Only two HDMI ports ; External power supply ; No 3D

Elements of the design, such as the external power supply and inclusion of just two HDMI ports, are iffy. If you're not bothered about 3D support and really value good picture quality, however, then the KDL-42W653A delivers. Its deep black levels,...

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Sony KDL-42W653A

 

Sony's resurgence continues with this impressively affordable 42-inch TV.

Outstanding value ; Good picture quality for the money ; Good selection of online streaming content

no ITV Player or 4oD support ; No 3D (if that bothers you) ; Only two HDMIs

The Sony 42W653A’s network features are delivered via built-in Wi-Fi or LAN connections. But there are some significant connectivity compromises to swallow. There are just two HDMIs when even budget TVs often sport three, and just one USB port for...

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Sony KDL-42W653A

 

I' ve got this tv from a local Athens Dealer (Dixons) at a good price 550 euros (Sep 2013). I am impressed by the picture quality, the blackness reality and the image correction that does to sd channels and some terrible broadcasts. I connect the ipad...

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Sony KDL-42W653A

 

Overall, especially for its low price, this is an excellent TV. The settings menu allows many fine and useful tunings, suppresses any noise without compromising sharpness, and gives outstanding picture quality for HD, either from the tuner or (in my...

Excellentg piccture quality, SD and especially HD, deep blacks, great colour once properly calibrated

Only two HDMI inputs, which is very stingy! External power supply a slight annoyance