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Sony KDL-40WD653

alaTest has collected and analyzed 302 reviews of Sony KDL-40WD653. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The sound and usability also get good views. There are some critical comments about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony KDL-40WD653 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony KDL-40WD653 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on

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This summary is based on the products: Sony Bravia KDL40WD653 40 Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD LED Smart TV with Freeview HD (new for 2016)Sony Bravia KDL40WD653 40 Inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD LED Smart TV with Freeview HD (new for 2016)

Dec, 2018

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Sony bravia tv


Just a basic tv. After a year the tv freezes, sound goes off, remote stops working etc, you have to switch the plug off for a few seconds and reboot the tv then all is ok. But I'm having to reboot the tv every few months now and tv is only just over a...

Aug, 2017

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Excellent TV and service from Argos.


This was a substitution from Argos which we were concerned about but it's great. Excellent product and service.

Jul, 2017

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Good TV at a good price


The picture quality and clarity is very good and the sound is good enough, although I've linked mine through an amp via the optical link. Connectivity is fine, with 2 HDMI and USB sockets and a SCART thrown in for good measure. WiFi was quick and easy...

Jul, 2017

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Great TV. As you would expect from Sony


Great TV. As expected from Sony

Jul, 2017

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Best telly ever!!!


Looks amazing and the sound quality is fantastic. Was very easy to set up and the remote control is easy to navigate. This is a brilliant telly, best I've ever purchased.

Jul, 2017

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great thank you


all was great for me

Jul, 2017

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Super picture


Not only a superb picture but better sound than i expected without a sound bar.Its also very easy to set up I'm very happy

Jul, 2017

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Wi-fi connection not automatic every time.


One of the factors in buying this TV was the Wi-fi and Netflix connection. Every time I want to watch Netflix I have to reconnect my TV to my router, I thought this wold be automatic once I had connected for the first time, it is not. There is a lack...

Jun, 2017

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My TV looks & sounds great


Thanks to you argos i made a great choice of product.. Plus at a great price compared to other high st stores and shops. Im very pleased with the delivery service and with the Argos app also. The whole process was made easy.. Fast.. and clearly...

Jun, 2017

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Very good tv!


I am very pleased with my Sony TV so far, it looks great and the HD is excellent, much better than my old tv, and noticeably cooler (literally!) I had my former tv for 12 years, so really appreciate the advances in technology. Quality of life is...

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:DTS,Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:DTS 2.0 + Digital Out,Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Audio system:S-Master
Auto volume leveler:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10
Sound modes:Game, Movie, Music, Sports, Standard




Cable management:Y
Color of product:Black
Heavy metals free:Hg (mercury)
LED Indicators:Power
Peak luminance ratio:70
Year of production:2016


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Color Depth:8
Display Diagonal:40
Display Diagonal (metric):40.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Technology:LED
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:50
LED backlighting type:Direct-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:200
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Screen format adjustments:14:9, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:70
Energy efficiency compliance:A+
Power consumption (max):59.4
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):48


On/Off switch:Y
Smartphone remote support:Y
VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:BOS, BUL, CAT, CRO, Czech, Danish, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, EST, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, KAZ, LAT, LIT, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, SER, SLK, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
On/Off timer: Yes
Sleep Timer:Y
Smart modes:Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid
Soundbar compatibility:N


Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Web browser:Y
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes

Other Features

Stand width:24.8

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery Type:R03
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand:Y
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick installation guide:Y
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote Control Type:(RMT-TX102D

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.42
Package height:26.1
Package type:Box
Package width:40


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Adaptive Dimming Backlight:Y
Game mode:Y
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):N
Local dimming:Y
Picture processing technology:Sony Dynamic Contrast Enhancer,Sony X-Reality PRO
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) compatible:Y
Subtitles function:Y
Teletext function:Y
USB recording:Y
Video compression format:H.265
Video formats supported:H.265

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface Plus (CI+):Y
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):BRAVIA Sync
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:70
Energy efficiency class:A+
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (max):59.4
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):48

Smart TV

App store:Opera TV Store
Internet TV: Yes
Operating system installed:Linux
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart TV: No
User memory:4
Video apps:NetFlix,YouTube

Technical Details

LED backlight:Y

TV Tuner

Auto channel search:Y
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Number of tuners:1
Supported TV bands:UHF,VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):8.35
Height (with stand):23.2
Package depth:6.42
Package height:26.1
Package width:40
Weight with stand:17.9
Width (with stand):36.4