Sony Bravia KDL-42W650A Full HD LED TV price, specs and review
|Sony Bravia KDL-42W650 Full HD LED TV
|Sony Bravia KDL-42W650 review
– today at our consumer blog we are going to take a look at one of the latest 42-inch Sony Full HD TVs which offers great picture quality and will suit best everyone who needs an excellent home cinema experience without 3D effects.
Sony Bravia KDL-42W650 is still not very popular around the world and the reason for that is not the lack of quality or functions which this TV is fully packed with but because of the fact that the KDL-42W650/ KDL-42W650A is mostly going to be sold in Eastern Europe and some parts of Asia. Of course you can find this TV in other countries as well but it is still not presented in huge markets like UK and USA.
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Looks and design
Now lets talk about the TV itself and I am going to start with the look and feel of the TV. As most of the recent Sony TVs the Bravia KDL-42W650 is an exceptionally good looking piece of technology. It is entirely made of quality materials like hard plastics and some metal finish here and there and if I had to be honest it really looks great.
The panel itself is quite thin and the frame of the TV is pretty small so the KDL-42W650 looks quite compact for a 42-inch TV.
Sony Bravia KDL-42W650
is fully packed with features and probably the only thing that I can see missing is the 3D which I personally don’t need for my home TV. Currently I use the Sony KDL-32EX650
which doesn’t have 3D and I don’t think I will be upgrading my TV soon just because the lack of this feature.
One thing that I particularly like in new Bravia TVs is the Smart functions they offer. They look a bit complicated at first but once you get to know them just a bit better you see they are quite intuitive and easy to use. And this is the part where the Sony Bravia KDL-42W650 really shines. It offers hustle free Smart TV experience with plenty of new and upgraded apps for this new series Bravia TVs. I myself mostly use the YouTube application on my Smart TV but there are are plenty of other apps that you may find interesting.
One thing I like very much in Bravia Smart TVs is the quality hardware which Sony is using – the fast built-in WiFi N
connection works flawlessly with most wireless routers. And there is surprise for this new Bravia TV, it is now 3G enabled
through a 3G dongle so now you have another option for connecting to the Internet.
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And before I get you bored with what I like and don’t like in this TV here are some facts about the Sony Bravia KDL-42W650 TV:
- TV type: LED backlit LCD
- Viewing angle: 178° (Right/Left), 178° (Up/Down)
- Display resolution: Full HD 1080p
- Sound technology: Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® Pulse
- Sound modes: Standard, Cinema, Sports, Music, Game, Compressed Audio
- Power supply: DC 19.5V
- Power consumption: 84 W
- 2x HDMI
- Headphone jack: 1x (Side/Hybrid w/Audio Out)
- RF Connection input
- Composite video input: 2x
- Component video input (Y/Pb/Pr)
- With stand: 954 x 595 x 197mm
- Without stand: 954 x 568 x 69mm
- Weight: 11kg (9.9kg without stand)
Another big improvement in the KDL-42W650 over the previous models of this size is the sound quality this TV delivers. The two 8W high quality surround speakers with bass reflex system deliver great sound experience. Of course if you are into buying this TV I would recommend you to invest a bit more for a nice more powerful external sound system, there are plenty of these in tech stores and their prices are also pretty good.
The picture quality of the Sony Bravia KDL-42W650 is very good and so are most of the specs of this TV. The only thing that worries me is the fact that some Sony LED TVs tend to experience some minor LED backlight bleeding
effects which is actually something pretty common even for expensive LED TVs which are not using special technology to reduce this effect to an absolute minimum.
Everything else in the Sony Bravia KDL-42W650 is perfectly OK and it is one of those TVs that is definitely worth the money and you are definitely going to enjoy. It is still considered to be a new model in the Bravia series so its price
is still pretty high (around 650 Euro) but I am sure big resellers are going to have it on sale very soon.
Now there is a newer slightly updated version of this TV – Sony KDL-42W651.
There is also a smaller (and of course cheaper) version of the KDL-42W650 – the KDL-42W650. You can find out more about it at the Sony Bravia KDL-32W650 review.
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