Sony Bravia KDL43WF663 43 Inch Full HD HDR Smart TV : WiFi compatible with Youtube and Netflix apps + many more

I bought this tv for my mums christmas present, she was very happy.

Very happy with all aspect of this television.

This 43″ sony is to replace a 32″ sony so i can compare notes. I did some research and for normal tv viewing 1080 seems to be better than 4k as upscaling from sd to 4k isn’t that clever apparently. There are a few annoying features about this 2018 model i don’t like. It isn’t android based so why the lag in many of the remote features. The epg isn’t as instant as the 32″ was with a few seconds delay after pressing the green next page button. Also teletext is slower, noticeably populating one line at a time. The most glaring and annoying change is the epg which no longer has the top information panel. Yes you see more channels but you need to exit the list display to see each programs details. They’ve also removed the very useful schedule viewing feature that i used that a lot.

Immense and rather splendid. You can sit back and just be overwhelmed by the sheer wonder of this tv. Because of its epic size you may find it tricky to source a stand or tv unit to hold it. This ain’t no tv for shy retiring folk. But watching a movie, an epic movie like a star wars or anything with large battle scenes then the sheer scale brings a tear to the eye. The sound and picture quality are fantastic. Tricky to manhandle this behemoth. Everything hooked up though. If you buy this bad boy then prepare to be awed by its utter presence.

Features of Sony Bravia KDL43WF663 43 Inch Full HD HDR Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black, 2018 + Single Soundbar with Bluetooth and S-Force Front Surround, Black

HDR – Brilliant highlights, beautiful textures –

Sony bravia has been my first choice for many years and this does not disappoint. Great sound, vision and built in extras.

Very nice tv, it could do with that turns to the angle you want rather having to lift it.

Very clever machine, finding new functions all the time.

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Fantastic item, great value for money.

Remote feels cheap, some buttons are quite small and no positive feedback, so you don’t know you’ve pressed them. Picture quality is great, reasonably easy to use, applications good but still no now tv app fir android. Note there are only 2x hdmi ports, missed when i purchased as i need 3x shame as its a good tv otherwise.

Easy set up what can i say wonderful sony.

X-Reality PRO upscaling engine – Rediscover every detail –

Very pleased with product good value.

Very pleased with quick delivery. Set looked brand new when package was opened. Handy ability to catch-up on a program from the start half way through. Tedious to set up various smart apps. Such as iplayer, 5on demand you tube etc. Regarding durability- have only had the tv for 2 months, so unable to judge, but past sony equipment has never broken down before being discarder (12-15 years+).

I set up this tv next to my now-pushing-10-years-old-and-recently-gone-to-the-big-scrapheap-in-the-sky sharp aquos 46″. It was a non-led, non-smart tv (but cost significantly more than the bravia 43″ when i bought it in 2008) which was connected to a playstation 3 (my blu-ray & netflix machine) and a sky+ hd box. I’ve edited this review for brevity, but the essential points remain – i had a lot of trouble (about 3 hours) getting the sony bravia set up properly. However, while i was fiddling with it, i tried plugging in an external usb hard disk with some mp4 media on it, and that worked fine. I watched some digital/freeview sdtv with an expectedly poor, sd-quality picture, and that worked fine too. I watched some sky and found the picture very over-saturated, and we’ll get back to that later as second, severe flaw in this tv. On first impressions, the bravia is ridiculously light (the box says 12kg, so the tv is probably about 11kg). The old aquos weighed a ton while i was easily able to lift the bravia inside its box and carry it upstairs (while wearing my backpack from work at the same time. Physical setup is a breeze as a result – 4 philips screws affix two feet, plug in the power and any source boxes, and you’re done.

Powerful surround sound thanks to S-Force front surround and bass reflex unit

Always had sony bravia tv’s and they have always impressed me with the overall quality and durability, a 36 inch one i bought 10 years ago is still working well in a spare bedroom. This latest addition was easy to set up and the picture quality is great. It also works well with our old sony sound bar so the sound is also great. Best of all this new 43 inch tv takes up less room than the old 40 inch due to the slim bezel. All in all i don’t think i could have bought better for the price i paid.

This tv is exactly as stated in the headline. It’s a perfectly serviceable 1080p high definition tv. Mine is wall mounted, so i can’t comment on the stand. There are a few niggles, particularly of you are more technically minded. Installation – i had it connected to an standard aerial and it found most of the standard digital channels on freeview they play perfectly well. I had an ethernet cable cable connecting it to a powerlan plug which connected to the internet and it upgraded perfectly – i haven’t connected it via wifi as i don’t need to. Audio – the built in speakers are fine for where/how i use it. My tv is in a room where i have lots of exercise equipment, so it’s used whilst i’m on and elliptical trainer/rowing machine/doing body weight exercises. . The quality if fine for that. You could improve it quite a bit by fitting a soundbar, but you would have to use either the headphone socket or an optical cable, as this tv doesn’t have bluetooth capability. Picture quality – it’s okay, not stunning but perfectly watchable. Hd channels look pretty good, sd channels are watchable.

The sony abravia kdl43wf663 43 inch full hd smart tv with freeview play in black is a very striking looking tv,the black wide screen is complemented by two silver legs at the front black at the back. I find the hd really striking particularly commercials for food it’s almost real and i find the sound so clear,you get a variety of freeview. Channels ,i seem to have a lot more channels than my previous freeview tv. As always when you update your technology things change ,i need to purchase some cables to watch my dvd player as this modem tv doesn’t have any scart fittings but that’s not a major issue,getting a friend shortly to connect the internet to the television. Great tv and deserves five stars frim this reviewer.

The kdl43wf663 was first released in october 2016 and unless this 2018 model has undergone any upgrades it has therefore been around for nearly two years so you can’t expect it to be bristling with the latest high-tech gadgetry. And while it generally feels as if it has been ‘built to a price’, it’s still pretty good and as this is my first (semi) smart tv it’s actually a lot more up-to-date than my other tv, a 10-year old 46″ panasonic plasma. This sony tv is surprisingly light at 8. 2kg so it’s very easy to carry around from room to room, something i found myself having to do actually because of network connection problems. I found that i had to set it up in the same room as the sky q box and then move it, a slight inconvenience but not a big deal. The remote control feels cheap but it has two unusual buttons on it: youtube and netflix. This is what makes this tv an advance on most decade-old models that were just televisions and nothing else. I’ve only really used the youtube app so far and it works fine, making this a sort of cross between a tv and a huge laptop. The other apps are bbc iplayer, demand5, uktv play, dw (die welt, i think), stv, vewd app store (so you can add additional apps), photo sharing plus, amazon prime video, itv, bbc news, yupp tv, meteo news, freeview play, photo frame mode, rakuten tv, all 4, bbc sport, arte, youtube kids, berliner philharmoniker and a browser. Picture quality is okay, no complaints, sound quality about average although i’m a bit spoilt in that department as our main tv is hooked up to a devialet soundbar so the sound is far better with that.

Simple connectivity: one easy HDMI connection to TV and instant music listening from your mobile device via Bluetooth or USB

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  1. This review is from : Sony Bravia KDL43WF663 43 Inch Full HD HDR Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black, 2018 + Single Soundbar with Bluetooth and S-Force Front Surround, Black

    Before buying i contacted sony to get a user manual so i could check the inputs & outputs on the back. (why don’t the glossy adverts and photos include at least one photo of the business part of a tv?. Grrrrr)the manual showed it had a satellite terminal. It doesn’tsony explained that this feature “is only available in some countries” – but nowhere can you find which countries. I’m going back to the high street where you can have a good rummage around to get the feel and gist of the product.
    1. Before buying i contacted sony to get a user manual so i could check the inputs & outputs on the back. (why don’t the glossy adverts and photos include at least one photo of the business part of a tv?. Grrrrr)the manual showed it had a satellite terminal. It doesn’tsony explained that this feature “is only available in some countries” – but nowhere can you find which countries. I’m going back to the high street where you can have a good rummage around to get the feel and gist of the product.
  2. This review is from : Sony Bravia KDL43WF663 43 Inch Full HD HDR Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black, 2018 + Single Soundbar with Bluetooth and S-Force Front Surround, Black

    My 8-year old precious tv had 3. How am i supposed to connect the ps4, the satellite and the amazon fire?.And it has two usb ports, which amazon fire also has, yet somehow i can make it work.
  3. This review is from : Sony Bravia KDL43WF663 43 Inch Full HD HDR Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black, 2018 + Single Soundbar with Bluetooth and S-Force Front Surround, Black

    My 8-year old precious tv had 3. How am i supposed to connect the ps4, the satellite and the amazon fire?.And it has two usb ports, which amazon fire also has, yet somehow i can make it work.