Direct-Lit LED + Frame Dimming Technology: Direct-Lit LED
backlight technology bridges the gap between lower-cost CCFL (fluorescent) LCD
TVs and edge-lit LED-LCD TVs. With the addition of Frame Dimming, the TV
provides better contrast & detail.
- Direct-Lit LED: Direct-Lit LED-LCD televisions feature
LEDs positioned all the way across the LCD panel's back plane (instead of
along the side). Unlike "Full-Array" backlight LED-LCD televisions that also
feature LEDs positioned along the LCD panel's back plane, the Direct-Lit LED
technology uses fewer LEDs. Since there are fewer LEDs, the LCD panel's back
plane must be moved farther away from the screen to provide adequate light
coverage across the LCD panel, making the TV deeper than an edge-lit LED-LCD
television. Direct-Lit LED backlight technology offers a better picture and
is more energy efficient than previous CCFL (fluorescent) LCD televisions,
though it requires a larger cabinet design than edge-lit LED-LCD TVs.
- Frame Dimming: Even though Direct-Lit LED technology
does not offer local dimming, the TV does utilize Frame Dimming technology.
Rather than illuminating the entire screen, lighting is boosted in just the
right areas for greater contrast and a more realistic picture.
X-Reality PRO Engine: Sony's X-Reality PRO Engine lets you
enjoy a vivid, lifelike picture experience by analyzing each scene
pixel-by-pixel so you see sharpened images, amazing contrast, and fine detail.
Blu-ray Disc movies, cable TV, satellite TV, and even Web videos each place
unique demands on the processing circuits of a TV. The X-Reality PRO Engine
helps get the best results from these different video sources by analyzing
texture, outline, contrast, and color reproduction. The X-Reality PRO Engine
will then analyze each scene pixel-by-pixel across 3-dimensions (Width, Height,
and Time) and uses sophisticated pattern matching to optimize the picture,
ensuring you always get the best images possible.
- Realistic Picture: Each pixel is analyzed and then
enhanced thanks to the Reality Creation database, which adjusts the detail
and noise for a more realistic picture. In addition to the Reality Creation
Database, the TV offers a Resolution, Edge, & Detail Enhancer to further
adjust the detail, edges, & clarity of the picture. There is also a Skin
Naturalizer & Smooth Gradation feature to make skin texture smoother and
more realistic, plus create smooth gradations on flat surface of the
- Accurate Color Management: Its Accurate Color
Management system reproduces accurate color while maintaining the
brightness, hue, and saturation of whatever you're watching. Additional
color settings include Live Color (makes color more vivid)), Clear White
(emphasizes white colors), White Balance (adjusts color temperature), Gamma
(balances bright & dark area of picture) & Black Corrector (enhances black
areas for stronger contrast).
- Intelligent Noise Reduction: Intelligent Noise
Reduction removes noise without sacrificing detail through. The TV's
Intelligent Noise Reduction system enhances detail in whatever you're
watching with meticulous processing. It even helps clean up video from DVD,
digital broadcasts, USB and PC sources so the picture looks pristine and
MotionFlow XR 240: Sony's MotionFlow XR 240
technology, combines 60 frames-per-second with an advanced backlight blinking
system to simulate a 240 Hz effect. MotionFlow XR 240 provides smooth and
precise detail during fast-action scenes for fast action movies and sports by
reducing blur caused by quick camera movements, enhancing image sharpness, and
overall creating a clearer picture. The TV also uses LED Motion Mode to reduce
blur in movies by decreasing the TV's brightness level.
Advanced Contrast Enhancer + Auto Light Limiter: The
televisions Advance Contrast Enhancer (ACE) automatically adjusts backlight and
contrast to the most suitable setting judging from the brightness of the screen.
This setting is especially effective for dark scenes, and will increase the
contrast distinction for the darker picture scenes. The Auto Light Limiter
automatically reduces glare in scenes where there is too much white.
1080p Resolution w/ Upscaler: The Sony KDL-W650B series
television has a HD native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p). All video signals
from standard definition to high definition sources are upscaled and displayed
at 1920 x 1080.
Video Inputs: The Sony KDL-W650B series television offers HDMI, Composite,
and Component video inputs.
- HDMI 1.4: The KDL-W650B series TV is fitted with two HDMI inputs to connect your high-definition sources; such as
Blu-ray/DVD player, Satellite/Cable receiver, game system, and AV
receiver. In addition, any HDMI input can be used to connect a PC to this
TV. The HDMI inputs will accept 1080p (60/24Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i
- Component/Composite Video: The component video input will
accept 1080p (60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. If needed,
the component video input can be used as a composite video (480i only) input instead.
Note: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC)
and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners with an RF-coaxial input, so you don't need a
separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or
unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
24pTrue Cinema (24p Input Capability): Many movies are filmed
at 24 frames per second (fps) and prime time TV programs are video taped at 24p.
Seizing on an opportunity, some studios are taking a purist approach and encoding
high definition video content such as Blu-ray Disc in 24p. Sony wisely takes
advantage of this by including 24p input capability via HDMI on this television
producing images that are smooth and natural looking.
Wide Mode: The Wide Mode feature allows you to select the
screen display which fits the current video image and TV screen best. Based on
the original signal source, you may see black bars around the picture or just on
the both sides of the screen. Sometimes you will see the picture fill the full
||16:9 Original Source
||4:3 Original Source
||Enlarges the picture to fill the screen with
||Enlarges the center portion of the 4:3 picture
proportionately, while the left and right edges of the screen are
stretched to fill the screen.
||Displays a 4:3 picture in its original aspect
ratio when the original source is 4:3 (available for 480i or 480p
||Displays the 4:3 picture in its original size
with black bars at the left and right sides to fill the screen
(available for 480i or 480p sources).
||Displays the picture at its original size.
||Stretches the entire 4:3 picture horizontally
only to fill the screen.
||Enlarges the picture proportionately, both
vertically and horizontally.
||Enlarges the entire 4:3 picture proportionately
to fill the screen (useful for watching Letterbox movies).
Automatically changes screen
settings base upon incoming video signal and content.
Picture Adjustments: The TV's picture adjustments can be made
for a particular A/V input or for all inputs. You can also lock the television's
picture adjustments to prevent the TV's Picture Settings from being changed.
- Picture Mode: You can select one of the following picture
- Standard: Displays a standard picture for typical
- Vivid: Enhances picture contrast and sharpness.
- Custom: Backlight (adjust brightness of backlight),
Picture (adjusts picture contrasts), Brightness (adjusts brightness of
picture), Color (adjusts color intensity), Hue (adjusts green and red
tones), Color Temperature (adjusts the whiteness of the picture), and
Sharpness (adjusts sharpness of picture).
- Advanced Video Settings: In addition to the Picture
mode, the Advanced Video Settings menu also features the following.
- Auto Light Limiter: Reduces glare such as in scenes
where the entire screen is white.
- LED Motion Mode: Reduces motion blur.
- Black Corrector: Enhances black areas of the picture
for stronger contrast. The Black Corrector can be set to High, Medium, Low,
- Reality Creation Adjusts the detail and noise from a realistic
- Resolution: The Resolution function adjusts detail and
clarity of the picture.
- Gamma: Adjusts the balance between bright and dark
areas of the picture.
- Clear White: Emphasizes white and light colors. It
can be set to High, Low, or Off.
- Live Color: Makes colors more vivid and reproduces
clear skin tones. It can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
- Noise Reduction: The LED-LCD TV provides
MPEG Noise Reduction to help eliminate noise and create a clear
- CineMotion: This function provides improved picture
movement and reduces picture blur and graininess for film-based content.
TV Position: The speakers of this TV provide different sound
images according to how you position the television. You can select between
"Table-Top Stand" or "Wall Mount" to provide the best sound quality based on the
Clear Voice: Clear Voice makes voices clearer by enhancing dialog and
vocals, and lowering background sounds.
Steady Sound & Volume Offset: Steady Sound keeps the volume level
constant across all programs and advertisements. Volume
Offset adjusts the volume level of the current input relative to other inputs.
Sound Modes: The TV offers five preset sound modes -
Standard, Music, Cinema, Game, & Sports. These Sound Modes apply surround sound
technology developed by Sony to reproduce a virtual soundfield. The TV is also equipped
with an adjustable 7-band EQ (100Hz, 200Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 5kHz, 10kHz) for
ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel in HDMI
1.4 enables a TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to an
A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any
separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the
television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used
to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables
connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection,
inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard
through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The
audio from the TV's tuner, HDMI inputs, network connection, and USB input can
pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. Analog connected devices will be output as 2ch
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC
for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that is
compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI IN 2
port. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel
(ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is
Audio Outputs: The Sony HDTV offers analog and digital audio
- Headphone/Analog Output: The TV's 3.5mm analog output
can be used to connect a set of headphones or as an audio output to connect
your home theater receiver or soundbar system. You will need a
minijack-to-RCA adapter (sold separately) to make a stereo RCA connection
between the television and your AV receiver. The TV's analog audio output
terminal will output 2ch audio from any of the television's source inputs.
You can set the TV's analog output to Fixed or Variable. You can set the TV
to automatically mute the built-in speakers when a set of headphones are
- Digital Audio Output: An optical digital output is
provided to allow you to connect the unit to a surround processor. The TV's
digital audio output terminal outputs a Dolby Digital or 2-channel
down-mixed PCM signal for use with an external Dolby Digital decoder or
other external audio system with an optical audio input. The TV's optical
digital terminal will output audio from the television's antenna, HDMI, and
RCA inputs. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal
in Dolby Digital when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from the TV's
built-in tuner, HDMI inputs, network connection, or connected USB device.
The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources
connected to the TV via RCA.
Optional Wireless Sub: You can use Sony's optional wireless
subwoofer (SWF-BR100, sold separately) to extend the bass response of the TV's
sound. Simply connect the wireless transceiver supplied with the SWF-BR100
wireless subwoofer to the TV's analog audio output and USB port.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony KDL-W650B
series LED-LCD TV supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the TV's
network connection, you can access select online entertainment apps. You also
get to enjoy music, video, and still-image files stored on your computer.
- Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Sony KDL-W650B series LED-LCD
TV is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the
television to your home network and computer.
- WiFi (wireless LAN): The Sony TV offers built-in WiFi
(802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz)
that allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your
home network. The TV's built-in WiFi provides a wireless network connection
for the television with easy and quick setup. With this feature, you can easily
connect to a wireless LAN and enjoy the benefits of networking in a
cable-free environment. A wireless connection requires a home network with
an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended) and internet connection.
Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.
Note: Sony recommends a home network connection speed of at
least 2.5 Mbps recommended for standard definition and 10 Mbps for high
WiFi Direct + MiraCast: When using
Direct, you can connect directly with other devices without using a wireless
router. You'll be able to wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos &
videos) to the Sony TV without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct
completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up.
Streaming of copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported.
Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the
display from your compatible Windows 8.1+ or Android 4.2+ device (with support
for Miracast) to the Sony TV. This allows you to view practically any content
that is playing on your compatible Windows or Android device on your TV screen;
no wireless router or access point required.
TV Apps: Once connected to your home's network and internet provider,
the Sony TV lets you access a variety of online services consisting of TV shows,
movies, videos, & music. You also get access to Sony's Opera TV Store for
additional online entertainment apps.
- Movies & TV Shows: Watch movies & TV shows on
- Videos & Photography: Watch popular downloaded videos on
YouTube and inspiring
photography from 500px.
- Internet Radio & Music: Listen to your favorite songs &
- Opera TV Store: The Opera TV Store provides a collection of
additional downloadable web apps that are optimized for TV viewing. These
apps range from Movies, TV series, Internet videos, Games, Music, Sports,
Lifestyle, Technology, Kids, Nature, Travel, News, & Weather.
Note: Online content may
require additional fees, subscriptions, and/or PC registration. Available online content may
change without notice.
Media Streaming: The Sony LED-LCD TV allows you to stream a
variety of audio, video, and photo content from USB (MSC) and Network (DLNA)
devices. Compatible media formats include MP3/WMA/WAV music files,
AVI/AVCHD/MPEG/MP4/MKV/WMV video files, JPEG photo files.
- DLNA Certified:
DLNA certification allows
you to enjoy various content from your home network, such as photo , music,
and video files stored on your Windows 7/8 PC (or other DLNA
Certified media server/Android device) on the Sony HDTV. The TV can be connected to your
compatible PC using a hardwired Ethernet (LAN) connection or Wi-Fi connection
(via built-in WiFi). This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and
music files to a separate USB storage device.
- Dual USB Ports: The Sony LED-LCD TV features dual
USB (type-A) ports for sharing your photos or videos, and listening to music from your
connected digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or other USB storage
device. You USB-connected device must USB mass storage class compliant and be
formatted in FAT 16/32.
Photo Modes: The Sony LED-LCD TV lets you share photos
stored on your mobile device or USB thumbdrive.
- Photo Sharing Plus: With Photo Sharing Plus, friends and
family can share their memories together on the big screen from their Android
(2.3+) or Apple iOS (6+) devices. Up to 10 mobile devices can be connected to
the TV at once for a fun interactive experience. Users can even save their
favorite pics between devices.
- Photo Frame Mode: Photo Frame Mode displays the clock
and calendar at the same time as displaying a photo and listening to music
from the TV's pre-loaded content or from an inserted USB thumbdrive.
Program Guide & Favorites: You can quickly find your
preferred off-air programs and the detailed program information. The current
program information and weekly program guides for the next eight days are
provided. You can save your most viewed off-air stations to the TV's Favorite
List for easier access.
Scene Select: You can access the following Scene Select
modes from the remote control to optimize both picture and sound quality.
- Auto: Automatically optimizes picture and sound quality
according to the input source.
- General: Optimizes picture and sound quality for
- Cinema: Delivers picture scenes and sound just like
those in a theater.
- Sports: Presents realistic pictures and sound just like
those in a stadium.
- Animation: Lets you enjoy watching an animation with
superb picture and sound quality.
- Photo: Reproduces the texture and color of a printed
- Music: Lets you experience dynamic and clear sound just
like a concert.
- Game: Broadens your game-playing experience with superb
picture and sound quality.
- Graphics: Eases prolonged monitor viewing with clearer
Channel Label: You can assign labels (such as station call
letters) to channel numbers. You can also choose which channels to "show" or
Closed Captions: The Sony televisions provides Analog Closed
Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text,
font, and size.
Power Management: This Sony LED-LCD TV offers the following Power Management
- Power Saving: This feature reduces the power
consumption by adjusting the backlight brightness of the TV's screen. You can select from Low,
High, Off and Picture Off.
- Idle TV Standby: Automatically powers off the TV after
1, 2, or 4 hours when no buttons are pressed on the remote control or the
- Auto Shut Off: Automatically powers off the TV when no
input signal is detected for approximately 15 minutes.
Timers: The Sony LED-LCD TV offers a TV timer and Sleep timer.
The TV Timer turns on the television from the
standby mode at a time you set, and tunes to a channel or input of your
preference. The sleep timer switches the television off
after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 15, 30, 45, 60,
90, or 120 minutes.
Parental Control: You can select a viewing limitation based
on the TV and movie ratings. Three presets are available (Child, Youth, and
Young Adult) or the limitation can be customized to specific industry ratings.
You can also block specific channels or input sources, regardless of program
rating. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit password.
Automatic Software Updates: Automatic software updates are
done through the TV's Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi. The TV's software
updates when the television is in standby mode. Visit the
Sony eSupport site
for the latest software updates.
Wireless Remote Control: The TV comes supplied with an IR
remote control for wireless operation of the television. The remote can also be
used to operate HDMI-CEC and Bravia Sync components that are connected to the TV
via HDMI. The remote offers a dedicated Netflix button to instantly access your
Netflix account on the Sony TV.
Bravia Sync: This TV is equipped with Bravia Sync, an HDMI
Control function that allows communication between Sony TVs and other Sony
equipment when they are connected via HDMI. Bravia Sync helps you connect
compatible Sony Bravia HDMI equipment, such as a BD player or AV amplifier, to
the TV and control the external equipment using the television's remote control.
With the "Control for HDMI" function, Bravia Sync helps to communicate with
Bravia Sync-compatible equipment using HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control).
Bravia Sync-compatible equipment is listed as a new input source in the
television's menu. The television offers the following Bravia Sync operations
for the listed device.
- BD/DVD Player: Automatically turns the BRAVIA
Sync-compatible device on and switches the input to that device when you
select it from the Home Menu or Sync Menu. Automatically turns the TV on and
switches the input to the connected device when the device starts to play
- AV Amplifier:
Automatically turns the connected AV amplifier on and switches the
sound output from the TV speaker to the audio system when you turn the
TV on; this function is only available if you have previously used the
AV amplifier to output TV sound. Automatically switches the sound output to the AV amplifier by
turning the AV amplifier on when the TV is turned on.
Automatically turns the connected AV amplifier off when you switch
the TV to standby mode.
Adjusts the volume (VOL +/-) and mutes the sound (MUTING) of the
connected AV amplifier through the TV's remote control.
- Video Camera: Automatically turns the TV on and switches the input to the
connected video camera when the connected video camera is turned on.
Automatically turns the connected video camera off when you switch
the TV to standby mode. Controls menu operation, playback, and channel
selection of the connected video camera through the TV's remote
Note: Control for HDMI (Bravia Sync) is only
available for the connected Sony equipment that has the Bravia Sync
Video & TV SideView Remote App: With the free Sony Video &
TV SideView App, you can control the Sony TV and browse its content from your
Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (5.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet (2.2+). Simply
download the this app from the
Apple Apps Store or
Google Play Store onto your compatible device. The Video & TV SideView App
will allow your compatible Apple iOS or Android device to act as a remote
control and software keyboard for the Sony LED-LCD TV. You'll be able to search
what's available to watch on broadcast stations and video on-demand apps. You
can even pull up the TV's channel guide on your smartphone or tablet without
interfering with the what you're watching on the TV. You also get to learn more
about the show you're watching right now, like cast and episode details. In
addition, you can tweet about what you're watching from your mobile device or
see what fellow fans are tweeting about in real time. You'll also be able to
stream your videos, pictures, and music stored on your Apple iOS/Android device
to the TV.
Keyboard/Mouse Compatible: You can connect a USB--enabled keyboard
and mouse (both sold separately) to the television for easier web browsing. You
can move the cursor with the mouse and enter text with the USB keyboard. Not
all web-based apps support keyboard/mouse control.
Pedestal Base: The Sony TV comes with a pedestal stand. The
TV is shipped with the pedestal stand unattached. The television weighs 17.9 lbs
with the stand. This stand does not swivel.
Optional Wall Mount Brackets: The television can be wall
mounted using an optional wall-mount bracket (sold separately). The TV has 4
threaded screw inserts with a spacing of 200mm (h) x 200mm (v), and comes with
two wall-mount adapters. These adapters must be installed into the top two
threaded screw inserts in order to attach a wall-mount bracket to the TV; this
is due to the design of the TV' back-panel. The threaded inserts and wall-mount
adapters will accept M6 (6mm) screws. The TV weighs 17 lbs without the stand.
Note: Due to the location of the HDMI 1 ARC Input and Optical Output jacks,
the list of compatible wall-mount brackets is limited.
Ventilation Clearance: When mounting the TV on the stand or
a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the
television and 11.875" above the television for adequate ventilation.
External AC Power Adapter: The television comes with an
external AC power adapter and cord. The AC power adapter plugs into the back of
the TV. The power cord
is terminated by a straight two-prong AC plug which sits approximately 1.375"
from the wall.