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Sony KDL-42W654A review

 Review: August 2013  

Rating: 4 stars

In a nutshell: The Sony 42W654A delivers impressive 2D picture quality at a surprisingly low price.



The Sony KDL-W654 is the same as the Sony W653, except that it has a silver frame instead of black. This is the only difference between the W653 and the W654. Read our detailed review of the W653 for a full assessment of this TV.

In summary, the W654 offers 2D viewing only, but it does it rather well, with good levels of contrast, sharp upscaling, and low input lags which makes it especially suitable for gaming. It's also a very stylish TV with a smart metallic finish.

On the downside, audio quality is average, and the Smart TV system isn't as good as market leader Samsung. It's also disappointing to have just 2 HDMI connections, and of course there's no 3D capability.

But when you factor in the very competitive price of this TV, the benefits seriously outweigh any shortcomings, making this one of the best televisions you can buy for the price.

Sony KDL-42W654A features include:

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Asked by charles jones from UK on 22nd Mar 2017
I have just purchased a set of wireless headphones. Sony ref RF811RK. My wife of 83 is hard of hearing. Plugged in,work o/k. However I lose the general sound for myself. Do you manufacture head phones that 1, either leave the general sound audible or 2, some way to plug in a second set of phones, perhaps a splitter plug ?

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Average rating from 4 reviews:

Reviewed by MOHD ZUHAIRI BIN HUSSIN from MALAYSIA on 14th Dec 2015
Screen mirror no detect, wifi direct doesn't connect.

Reviewed by a tryner from england on 3rd Feb 2015
a smart looking tv, a pity about the sound hardly can tell what they are saying on some programs also the tv switches on and off when it feels like it, this happened after 4-5 mnths after purchase.

Reviewed by Andresito Arceo from Philippines on 11th Sep 2014
I bought this product last july 2013.I never used the TV channel due to we used the big screen for lived comference just now try to
connected the antenna and theres no more signal at all even i tried in auto searhed mode.pls,advise me of what to do.thanks and regards.

Reply by Mark Gregory from Philippines on 12th Oct 2014
Where did you buy this TV? I've been looking for it for ages.

Reviewed by Paul mcgregor from England on 19th Sep 2013
I have had a fair few TVs in my time and spent lots of money I even had a 46" hx753 from sony last year which was stolen. This has a better picture. Repeat this has a better picture. Easier to set up. Blacks are black as night. The contrast in dark scenes this tv picks out is phenonenal for the money I feel it punches so far above its weight that sales of the 805/905 will suffer! So basically get one before they withdraw it!! (Hx853!?) all in all a seriously good tv for no money (ish).

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