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Sony KDL-40W650D

40" Smart 1080p LED HDTV

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Overview

Our take on the Sony KDL-40W650D

The KDL-40W650D's 40" screen is big enough to anchor a home theater setup in a modest-sized living room or family room, yet compact enough to fit in most bedrooms. Sony's tried-and-true screen technologies ensure a crystal-clear picture that pops without ever going over the top. Get more enjoyment from everything you watch: sports, movies, your favorite TV shows, and streamed web content.

A TV doesn't have to be big to be beautiful

Sony KDL-40W650D

The KDL-40W650D's 40" screen is big enough to anchor a home theater setup in a modest-sized living room or family room, yet compact enough to fit in most bedrooms. Sony's tried-and-true screen technologies ensure a crystal-clear picture that pops without ever going over the top. Get more enjoyment from everything you watch: sports, movies, your favorite TV shows, and streamed web content.

Video processing — a big part of the Sony difference

Sony is known for their advanced video processing technology. The X-Reality™ Pro chip enhances detail and reduces video noise by actually drawing on a database of real patterns, shapes and textures to display a startlingly lifelike picture. You'll see the benefits of X-Reality Pro on everything from Blu-ray discs to streamed Netflix® movies.

Easy entertainment, wirelessly

The KDL-40W650D's built-in Wi-Fi® lets you link up easily to your home network. Go online and browse movies, enjoy video channels like YouTube™, and access services like on-demand TV. Best of all, you can stream entertainment from the web via your home network without the clutter of cables. If you do connect any video sources, Sony's nifty idea of routing cables through the rear stand legs helps keep them out of sight.

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Beautiful Picture, and love it for being light in weight. Great Clarity and colors are perfect. Easy to setup and love watching my favorite shows in bed.

Bonnie, Clearwater, FL

What's in the Box:

  • 40" LED-LCD TV
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 57" DC cord)
  • 21" AC power cord
  • Pedestal stand
  • IR remote control (RMT-TX102U)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Component video adapter
  • Four M5 x 16mm screws (lock-/flat-washers)
  • 2 Wall-mount adapters
  • Cable-tie
  • Operating Instructions (En/Fr)
  • Setup Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Safety/Regulatory Booklet (En/Fr/Sp)
  • "Notices And Licenses For Software Used In This Television" booklet
  • "Attention" note
  • US Limited Warranty
  • Canada Consumer Warranty
  • DIRECTV brochure
  • "Child Safety" booklet

Energy Guide:

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Product Highlights:

  • 40" screen (measured diagonally)
  • direct LED backlight with frame dimming for enhanced picture contrast and black levels
  • Motionflow™ XR 240 blur reduction (60Hz refresh rate plus backlight scanning)
  • X-Reality™ PRO video processing for optimized picture quality from any video source
  • Internet-ready smart TV with built-in apps for Netflix, YouTube and more
  • built-in Wi-Fi® to link to a wireless network
  • video and music streaming from a DLNA-compatible Windows® PC
  • screen mirroring — send content wirelessly from Miracast-compatible devices to the TV
  • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • QAM cable TV tuner (subscription required to receive cable channels — contact your local service provider for details)
  • built-in down-firing speakers (5 watts x 2)
  • remote control
  • free downloadable apps for iOS® and Android™ let you use a compatible smartphone or tablet as a remote control
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 3 A/V inputs, including:
    • 2 HDMI
    • 1 composite video
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output (can pass Dolby® Digital/DTS multichannel or 2-channel audio from connected sources)
  • stereo minijack headphone output — can also be connected to a sound bar or other audio system
  • Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home network
  • 2 USB inputs for connecting a camera or thumb drive
  • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 24-1/2"W x 8-3/8"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 36-7/16"W x 21-5/8"H x 2-5/8"D (23-3/16"H x 8-3/8"D on stand)
  • weight: 17.9 lbs. with stand; 17 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Sony KDL-40W650D Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(40 Reviews)

Great Picture

Bonnie from Clearwater, FL on 2/10/2017

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Beautiful Picture, and love it for being light in weight. Great Clarity and colors are perfect. Easy to setup and love watching my favorite shows in bed.

Pros: Easy to setup

Cons: Don't have any to date and I watch every night.

Great Picture!

Ann from Philadelphia, PA on 2/6/2017

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Very nice flat screen, less than 20 lbs, energy efficient, and easy set-up and with a little help from the excellent customer service dept connected to an older BOSE system. I replaced a Sharp Aquos LCD purchased in 2007 from Crutchfield; a noticeable upgrade in picture quality and clarity and at a great price!! I have limited space and a 40" screen is my limit.

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Quite Pleased!

Paul from O'Fallon, MO on 2/6/2017

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Purchased this TV to replace 32XBR in Bedroom. Size and Picture are perfect. Easy Setup and fast delivery from Crutchfield.

Pros: Size, quality, a good value.

Cons: None

Excellent buy

Edwin from Reseda, CA on 2/5/2017

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- Perfect tv for small bedroom - Picture is very clear and sharp - Connectivity to other media like games and streaming a plus

Pros: Picture clarity, connectivity, easy of use

Cons: Just like with any other flat screen tv, sound not the best

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Anonymous from Villa Park, IL on 2/5/2017

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Excellent quality picture, though I have seen some blurring on certain high speed motion (could be my Uverse connection). I was able to get around the problem of the wall mounts blocking the rear HDMI connection by using a non-adjustable wall mount. Internal speakers leave a lot to be desired, but can be improved by adjusting the sound equalizer. The headphone jack is all but unreachable after wall mounting.

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vod from New Bern, NC on 2/1/2017

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Life is complicated. This is EASY: I trust Crutchfield, so I called, asked a question, listened, ordered. Here it is and I plugged it in. Voila' done. Sharp picture, sound I hoped it would have. Thank you! I don't feel alone at this end.

Pros: Sound, support, picture, quality.

Cons: remote shows current program w/ info. Last tv showed current and next. I miss that.

High Value

Joe from Bryan, TX on 1/25/2017

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The SONY KDL-40W650D met our criteria within a $350 budget. We were not quite ready to spend $500+ to get a 4K tv. Picture quality is very good compared to our old 50" 720P plasma tv. Zero noticeable judder on fast moving images. The dedicated button for Netflix is a nice feature. Streaming video through the tv is very good, much better than our 5+ year old blu ray player. Sound quality is surprisingly good for such a thin tv. My only minor gripe is that there are only two HDMI inputs; would have preferred three HDMI inputs. For the money, this tv is excellent value.

Pros: Picture quality Built in apps Streaming Sound quality Light weight

Cons: Only two HDMI inputs

Perfect TV for a moderate size room

Rick from Wagram, NC on 1/22/2017

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I was looking for a HDTV to use in a smaller room, 12'x12', and decided to try this Sony 40". I watch sports and other network programing and could not be more pleased with the performance of this unit. The picture and motion flow are just great for a unit this size. You won't be disappointed with this TV. I also need to note that Crutchfield had it delivered in one day!!! Great job Crutchfield.

Pros: Picture & easy set up.

Cons: Sound

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Anonymous from Portland, OR on 1/16/2017

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I needed a new tv to replace my old one of 15+ years but was restricted in size since I wanted to retain my old cabinet so went for the largest one I could use. The Sony turned out to be a good option. I had read the reviews and it is a great set for the money and I am very pleased. The tv is located in a bonus room with viewing about 9-15 feet away and the picture is great. Sound could be better but better than the reviews I read. The only down side at this point might be the stand arrangement if I was trying to put the tv on top of a sound bar. Instructions were good - unit arrived on time - would recommend for someone not needing a big screen unit.

Pros: Great set for the value

Cons: Possibly stand arrangement with sound bars

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Anonymous from Denver, CO on 1/12/2017

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Picture is amazing. I have it in a bedroom but the picture quality is so much better than my older LCD in the family room that I'm thinking of moving it. You do lose the HDMI 1 port with a wall mount which could be a problem if you want/need more than one HDMI port.

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Robert from Philadelphia, PA on 1/8/2017

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Nice size for my bedroom. Very easy hookup and good picture. I will be modifying factory settings once I get used to the picture for all venues. The Golf Channel seems quite blurry in comparison to my plasma TV and green color is a bit washed out. Hopefully settings adjustment will correct this flaw.

Pros: Nice size, easy hookup. Decent sound quality out of the box. Crutchfield was very helpful with connecting to my Bose sound system.

Cons: Picture quality and green color blur on Golf Channel falls well short of my plasma TV.

NIce TV

Johnny from Houston, TX on 1/3/2017

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Nice TV. The only thing I don't like is that 1 HDMI port is not useable with TV mount.

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Anonymous from Virginia Beach, VA on 12/28/2016

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Very nice

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Wonderful picture and good features...

Chic from Charlottesville, VA on 12/26/2016

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Great TV the 9th Sony TV I have owned.

Pros: Free Shipping!

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Nice 40" HD TV

David from Birmingham, AL on 12/20/2016

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Really Nice 40" HDTV. I bought this for my Mom who needed to upgrade from her old 100lb low-res antique TV. As expected from Sony - good quality and unit had the needed features at a fair price. I paired this with a ZVOX AV200 soundbar and the results were fantastic!

Pros: Exactly what I expected from trusted brand SONY

Cons: none

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David from PA on 12/16/2016

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Outstanding! Crutchfield never disappoints.

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Anonymous from New York, NY on 12/14/2016

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Good value for the money. You would expect the same home screen packed with the same apps and choices as in bigger sizes models. Pity. No DIRECTV NOW app!

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Jacob and Kristal from Thousand Oaks, CA on 12/11/2016

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First of all we want to thank Crutchfield for the great customer service and pricing we have found we cannot beat them! (And our items arrive so quickly!) The 40" Sony is great we will be your loyal customers. Last year we also purchased a 65" Sony and are very happy with everything.

Pros: sharp picture great sound

Cons: none

Not Designed for Wall Mounts

Hal from White Lake, MI on 12/8/2016

Can not use hdmi1 port with some wall mounts.

Pros: Good picture

Cons: Poorly designed input port location.

Great TV

Jim from Conroe, TX on 11/18/2016

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Great picture, internet capable, great price.

Pros: Great TV, great price

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Palmyra, VA on 9/26/2016

We were looking for a midsize smart TV for use in a bedroom. The Sony fills the bill. The picture is very clear and the sound is quite good considering the size of the speakers. The main reason for the purchase was to get a unit to receive Netflix, this TV works great!

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Great picture

Bob from Nazareth, PA on 9/20/2016

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Excellent picture. Easy setup. Good price. Very fast shipping from Crutchfield. Completely satisfied with my purchase.

Pros: Excellent Picture quality. Very thin. Remote has a "sleep" button on it.

Cons: Sound could be better, but considering how thin the TV is I'm surprised it sounds as good as it does.

Excellent Performance & A Great Bargain!

Michigan Jeff from Grand Rapids, MI on 9/20/2016

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The Sony KDL-40W650D television provides outstanding performance (both picture & sound) at a great price! The 40-inch, 1,080p flat screen offers all the viewing pleasure desired for a medium-sized room for Hi Def users, along with plenty of audio volume to let viewers hear all the action even during "big game day" gatherings. This fine Sony product may be used as both a stand-alone TV or as part of a modest component set-up, and can be wall-mounted or used with the included bracket for self-standing placement.

Pros: Easy set-up and operation, Excellent product documentation (i.e., Owner's Manual, Assembly Instructions, Set-Up Guide, etc.), All the basic accessories anyone might need & Wall-Mount or Self-Standing capability included.

Cons: No analog "phone jack" style audio output compatible with wireless headphones & More state-of-the-art digital inputs/outputs than I needed (but this is probably a desirable feature for many others).

Great TV

Eric B from Bridge City, TX. on 9/4/2016

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Just what I expected from Sony. Rock solid performance, great picture, and great price.

Pros: Sony reputation

Cons: None

roger

Anonymous from Greenville, SC on 8/28/2016

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Great picture and arrived as scheduled.

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Good price good size

Broco from Torrance, CA on 8/17/2016

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Great price for a decent sized TV for the "auxiliary" rooms. Not as nice as my 4K 65" Sony but for the price I bought two for the home office and spare bedroom. nice feature set and "smart" TV connectivity makes it a good internet gateway and its apps. Solid picture quality and decent sound (typical down firing speakers) Connected to Blue Ray its very nice.

Pros: Price and connectivity, picture quality is Sony-

Cons: sound is good but not powerful

Good TV

Casual viewer from Webster, NY on 7/26/2016

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A good tv at a good price. It does not have tons of apps, but I just wanted Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, and Pandora. Plays great Blue ray high def. Regular tv depends on the quality of the signal. Overall, I am very happy.

Pros: Good value

Cons: none so far

Sweet TV

Richard G. from New Bern, NC on 7/25/2016

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After receiving the great help as usual from the Crutchfield sales team, I couldn't have been any happier with my selection of the Sony KDL-40W650D TV. It fit perfectly in the placement I had in mind, and also fit the bill for what I wanted to spend.

Pros: Easy set-up, with very clear picture.

Cons: Non so far

Great TV

P G from Princeton, NJ on 7/21/2016

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Good Stuff

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Brent from Worcester, MA on 7/18/2016

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Thanks to your customer rep suggesting this tv meets my required needs. Very professional as usual.

Pros: quick delivery performamce value

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martin from Carmel by the Sea, CA on 7/12/2016

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Excellent product. True value.

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George from Mandeville, LA on 7/3/2016

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Best television for the price

Pros: Perfect size for a bedroom

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Happy camper

Cecilia W from Bainbridge, GA on 6/20/2016

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I'm very pleased with my purchase. Easy install (mostly!). Picture quality is good. I didn't find the construction cheap at all like another reviewer did. I like the remote. I haven't had a chance to try Netflix yet but connecting to the Internet was easy. Very slim design.

Pros: Pleased with Crutchfield delivery time. Very slim design Great picture

Cons: Buttons (on/off) are in the bottom instead of the top. (Wont be a problem once I get use to the location)

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Efrain from Caguas, PR on 6/12/2016

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This tv is incredible!

Pros: Smart tv, price!

Cons: None!

Nice Tv

Lenny from Aberdeen New Jersey on 6/9/2016

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Crisp clean picture. Beautiful colors , thin bezels, thin tv and lightweight ! Sound is ok

Pros: Colors, Crispness

Cons: Few Apps!

Good picture on low quality TV.

Matthewl from Canton, OH on 6/3/2016

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The good. Great picture quality and all the inputs work.. That's it. The bad. The TV frame and stand are made of cheap plastic that looks bad and feels flimsy. When I was peeling off the energy guide sticker, I almost broke off the trim piece off on the right side of the screen. It pulled out ridiculously easy. It snapped back in though. The smart TV software is a joke and very buggy. Hit the Netflix button and it will take you to Netflix about 5% of the time. Usually, it locks up the TV and you will need to turn the power off and start over. Sometimes when you hit the home app or Netflix button, it will take you to the network setup screen like you need to set up your home wifi again. When you go through the setup, you'll see that all your settings are still there and your wifi is working fine. I'm just tired of returning junk products that don't work properly or work at all. I didn't buy this TV for the smart feature, I bought it as a gaming TV for my son and I that is connected to a computer and a gaming console, so I decided to keep it. We'll see if any warranty issues arise in the future... Sony definitely isn't what they used to be. My wife and I have an older (5-6 years) 40" Sony LED TV on the wall in our bedroom and it is MUCH MUCH MUCH better quality than this new one. Waiting on software/firmware update to see if it helps with any of the issues.

Pros: Picture

Cons: Price compared to other brands. Cheap, flimsy plastic. Build quality. Terrible "smart" software. Possible hardware issues (not sure if problems are caused by software/firmware).

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Brian K from Middleton, ID on 5/25/2016

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The first thing I noticed out of the box was how very light this TV was. After setting it up and watching it, the colors are vivid and the picture crisp and clear. The brightness is also very nice. I had a previous generation Sony Z series LCD TV that had fluorescent lighting this TV blows the other picture away. I also like the Wi-Fi feature making upgrading the firmware a snap.

Pros: Bright crisp clear Vivid picture also very light.

Cons: I didn't buy it sooner.

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Caroline from Garden City, NY on 5/21/2016

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Great product from Sony, excellent value, more than adequate for watching sports! Easy direct access to Netflix. Love the TV.

Pros: Easy to set up & connect to cable, very good picture quality & sound.

Cons: None that I'm aware of after a month.

Sony Is Back!

Rich from New York, NY on 5/15/2016

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Sony is back and it is evidenced by this wonderful new 40" flat screen. Sony + Crutchfield customer service is winner!

Pros: Picture clarity, vividness of color, nice design.

Cons: None as of the few weeks that I have this product.

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Lisa from Miami, FL on 5/9/2016

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I love this TV. I really want to thank Crutchfield for suggesting it and not overselling me another TV. It is perfect for my size of room and viewing distance. I was also able to hook a 10 yr old stereo system to it. Thanks for the support you gave me when I needed to hook the stereo system to it. Great TV, Great price, Great service.

Pros: Great price, Great picture, I love it. I didn't even have to adjust any picture settings. I don't know how sound would be; I have a stereo hooked to it.

Cons: None that I am aware of

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Video Features

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 picture.
  • 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 vivid. 

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 signals.
  • 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 screen.

Wide Mode 16:9 Original Source 4:3 Original Source
Wide Zoom Enlarges the picture to fill the screen with minimal distortion. 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.
Normal Displays a 4:3 picture in its original aspect ratio when the original source is 4:3 (available for 480i or 480p sources). 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).
Full Displays the picture at its original size. Stretches the entire 4:3 picture horizontally only to fill the screen.
Zoom Enlarges the picture proportionately, both vertically and horizontally. Enlarges the entire 4:3 picture proportionately to fill the screen (useful for watching Letterbox movies).
Auto Wide

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 modes.
    • Standard: Displays a standard picture for typical viewing environments.
    • 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, or Off.
    • Reality Creation Adjusts the detail and noise from a realistic picture.
    • 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 picture.
  • CineMotion: This function provides improved picture movement and reduces picture blur and graininess for film-based content.

Audio Features

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 television's placement.

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 further fine-tuning.

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 PCM only.

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 necessary.

Audio Outputs: The Sony HDTV offers analog and digital audio outputs.

  • 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 connected.
  • 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.

Network/USB Functions

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 definition.

WiFi Direct + MiraCast: When using WiFi 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 Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu, Crackle, & YuppTV.
  • Videos & Photography: Watch popular downloaded videos on YouTube and inspiring photography from 500px.
  • Internet Radio & Music: Listen to your favorite songs & artists on Pandora.
  • 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.

Convenience Features

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 general content.
  • 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 photo.
  • 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 detailed pictures.

Channel Label: You can assign labels (such as station call letters) to channel numbers. You can also choose which channels to "show" or "hide".

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 functions.

  • 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 TV.
  • 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.

Remote Control

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 logo.

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.

Mounting Options

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.

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Like Sony prices and features and Crutchfield is the vendor I always trust. JA [ Joseph  Feb 03, 2017 ]
Good reviews [ Robert  Jan 30, 2017 ]
Need an ethernet cable because wifi is unstable in rural NH. Also no need to have 4K since most programs are not published in that format yet. And at 5Mbps download speed, I couldn't stream anything that is 4K. [ Katie  Jan 25, 2017 ]
It was the size needed [ Kay  Jan 24, 2017 ]
Good reviews and price, I have limited space and thisTV fits my needs. [ Ann  Jan 23, 2017 ]
Selected due to higher screen refresh rates and reduced motion blurring. Went to the yellow/blue box store to see in person and was impressed with the picture quality. Was looking for best TV in the $350 price range, and this Sony was good value. [ Yov  Jan 10, 2017 ]
It looked like the best deal on price, picture quality and specs. Not so concerned with smart features even though it has them. [ James  Dec 17, 2016 ]
Always buy Sony. [ Joe  Dec 09, 2016 ]
Could not find a similarly priced Samsung [ Jon  Dec 09, 2016 ]
I like Sony quality and compatibility with Control4 home automation. [ CHARLES  Dec 01, 2016 ]
I already have the 55" version of this TV and has been great, so the 40" should be as well. And can't go wrong anytime dealing with Crutchfield. [ M  Nov 30, 2016 ]
Always buy SONY. Wanted to put the KDL I already have upstairs downstairs leaving the new one upstairs. Is that clear? ;>) [ George A  Nov 28, 2016 ]
Price, Ratings, Good Size for Kids Bedrooms [ CHRISTOPHER J  Nov 19, 2016 ]
It seems like a good choice at the time and I trust Sony to manufacture good products. [ YONATTAN  Nov 18, 2016 ]
The picture size options descriptions say it has proportional zoom ability so I can watch letterboxed SD DVDs from my collection. It also has both optical and analog audio outputs. [ John  Nov 09, 2016 ]
It has all the features I want. Size, 1080p, headphone jack [ Paula  Oct 17, 2016 ]
Wall hanging [ Gregg  Sep 26, 2016 ]
Size and options [ Steve  Sep 18, 2016 ]
Love sony products and was looking for a plasma that would fit into my entertainment center. [ leandra  Sep 15, 2016 ]
recommended by advisor. I had a 40" size limit. [ Robert J.  Sep 06, 2016 ]
Sony name, features and specs that I was looking for, reasonable price, customer reviews, Crutchfield review [ H  Aug 31, 2016 ]
I have 2 Sony Bravia 32" TV's and have had good luck with them so far . I hope this one is as good as what I have now. [ George  Aug 20, 2016 ]
i need a new tv [ Shawn  Aug 11, 2016 ]
size, price, and brand. [ david  Aug 09, 2016 ]
good value/feature ratio [ Edward K.  Aug 04, 2016 ]
Good price.Nice features. [ Jose  Aug 03, 2016 ]
Features, price & previous excellent brand name experience. [ Jeffrey L.  Jun 23, 2016 ]
Quality and price [ Adem  May 30, 2016 ]
I choose this Sony KDL-40W650D, because I have one Sony XBR 2 since 2007 and still working perfectly! [ Efraín Serrano  May 16, 2016 ]
I chose this product as the TV stand was in the middle of the set rather than being spread out more to the ends enabling me to use a smaller table for the bedroom. [ Caroline  Apr 26, 2016 ]
Size was applicable to where we wanted to mount the set. [ Dominick  Apr 14, 2016 ]

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Hello Brenda. I wish I could answer that question but cannot. I am a novice. Ironically today we just took the TV out of the box and installed it in our guest room. I suggest you contact a Crutchfield tech who can answer your question and walk you through the process. They are very knowledgeable and friendly. Good Luck. [ George  Nov 16, 2016 ]
Hi Brenda Hit the Blue home button on the remote, you will see All Apps at the top, press, you then see the apps available..i.e amazon, Vudu Netflix and then YouTube below, press & it should load YouTube, then pick what you want to watch or search, hope this is helpful.... [ Caroline  Nov 15, 2016 ]
Assuming you have either a wireless ( or direct) internet access you can access YouTube on this Smart TV [ RICHARD P  Nov 15, 2016 ]
No, it does not. Under 'All Apps' I have Amazon Video, VUDU, Pandora, Crackle, Photo Frame Mode, Netflix, YUPP TV, Digital Concert Hall, Opera TV Store, You Tube, hulu Plus, 500 px, Photo Sharing Plus. I have not tried any of them yet so I do not know how well they work, but the TV is nice! I hope this info helps. [ Alfred  Oct 01, 2016 ]
No it does not [ Paul  Sep 30, 2016 ]
Re: SONY KDL40W650D. The first thing I want to say is before I decided what equipment to buy (I bought a Blu-ray DVD also) I called a Crutchfield technician and discussed what I wanted and was told what fit my need, how to set it up and operate the system: she was excellent and I got what I wanted. Now to your question. The TV is supposed to use the smart feature directly through your modem (mine is wireless and it was easy to program). However, near the end of programming the TV to get that capability to work it required me to enter how I receive TV stations (cable/satellite and maybe antenna - I don't remember if it included antenna) and since I do not have a TV connected (I don't watch TV) I could not finish programming it. That is, I COULD NOT use the "smart features" without having a way to receive TV stations. But, if you have a way to receive TV stations you can use the smart features. (To work around this problem I bought a ROKU streaming dongle device and plugged it into the TV's USB and HDMI slots and use the smart features through it. It comes with all the parts you need and was easy to set up." FYI: the DVD I bought had smart features and connects directly to the modem and TV so until I got the ROKU dongle I used those features using the TV screen.. I strongly recommend you use the technician service like I did before purchase. (They do not "push" you to buy anything.) [ JAMES H H  Sep 16, 2016 ]
Hi George! I have my TV set up in the bedroom, all I did was connect to the cable wire. My modem & linksys router are connected in the lounge to my PC. As the Sony smart TV is Wi-Fi you set up the TV by just adding your linksys password to get Netflix. Occasionally when you try Netflix it doesn't connect (bit frustrating) but to solve this problem unplug the TV adapter, wait about 20 mins reconnect and then the Netflix should re connect. Its all pretty simple. I hope this has helped.. [ Caroline  Sep 16, 2016 ]
This TV can be connected to the network (Internet) via WiFi (with or without WPS) or via Ethernet cable (wired). It's done through the TV's menus on the remote [Home]...[settings]...[preferences]...[setup]...[network]...[network setup]. The TV will connect to your existing A/V setup through an HDMI cable. Just unplug the HDMI cable from the back of your old Sony and plug it into the new one. [ Robert  Sep 16, 2016 ]
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