Sony Bravia KDL49WE753 – Excellent quality for the price £390

Great picture easy set up easy to use.

Bought as a christmas present for my daughter. Picture quality is really good, the hdr on it obviously works well. Xbox one games look great, almost as good as my 4k tv, but not quite. The built in sound is pretty good. For the price this is a great tv.

Excellent quality for the price £390. Have a 50″ kdl803 and this is equal if not better in every aspect ( except size.

Brilliant tv, bought for my grandparents. Got an email with delivery date for a weeks time but was delivered the next day. Very pleased with the service and speed. Tv was no problem setting up, easy to follow step by guide.

The first thing we noticed when this large tv was delivered was how light it was – we were expecting something that would be far more cumbersome to carry around. This, in itself, made installation less painful than previous tv’s. The physical installation was straightforward – sony supply an installation guide, mostly in pictures, and with a few lines of text in 21 languages. The one problem was that we couldn’t find the screws to attach the machine to the stand. It turned out these were taped to the outside of the plastic bag with the stand, rather than with the other bits and pieces. Connecting the tv to our (bt supplied) wireless router was also straightforward. The supplied remote control was perfectly adequate for all our purposes. The lightness of the machine comes at a price. Much of it does not feel very solid. The stand (which does not swivel at all) felt flimsy.

Startling clarity & very good sound quality for what i like, but it should be noted that some functionality is:📝 ‘only on limited region/country/tv model’on the back of the tv ~ model kdl49we753 ~ along with the aerial socket, 2 x hdmi, 2 x usb, 1 x ethernet, 1 x digital audio out (optical)/audio out (headphones), there is a scart connector but no satellite connector. This is referred to via * and the dotted line areas in section 2: connection (1st image refers) on the useful pictorial ‘set-up guide’, (for kdl- 49we75x/43we75x), which pops up as the box is opened. It is worth noting that the manuals are all available at sony’s website to peruse. ☀️ sony bravia☀️ kdl49we753☀️ smart tv☀️ fhd – 1080 ~ 2017 modelcolour : black, offset by silver-colouringdelighted to find that the stand fitted on the intended base unit, which measures just 26 cm wide, i have to be honest and say that despite its super-slim build, the tv is a little too big for the room it is currently in. Worth bearing in mind if unaware of what a 49” tv looks like away from the shop floor and in an average-sized loungeon its stand, the tv measures around 110 cm in width with a height of around 71 cm. The ‘snooker world championship’ in its true colours for starters, followed by a ‘depeche mode’ concert for a sound check, then my usual favourite  blu-ray to finish (last images refer). Compared to an older and different brand, which takes ages to do anything, i simply love this tv. Setup was easy and the first update ran seamlessly. The smart tv arrives in a sturdy cardboard box measuring around 119 cm x 74.

Product information

  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 109.6 x 69.1 cm ; 12.1 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 17 Kg
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: KDL49WE753BU
  • ASIN: B06XMQGH3H

HDR: Brilliant highlights, beautiful textures. HDR preserves the detail in the brightest and darkest scenes found in PS4 games and Netflix titles, for a more dynamic and realistic picture.

Tv good, price good, sound very poor.

Great tv very easy to set up however some basic apps missing (nowtv).

Absolutely excellent as ever. And actually better than i’d expected.

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All of this stuff is part of my working background, so what follows is not linked to any lack of understanding, it’s a hard and 100% reproducible flaw:as soon as non tv mode is entered, eg bbc i player, the options key stops working, so all controls that you’d want to make picture and/or sound variations, (apart from volume) are gone. Until you’re back out of the app, which is about as useful as a rubber fork, or a chocolate teapot.

Great picture and easy to set up :))).

I’m reviewing the 43-inch version. It has replaced what was a very top end panasonic 42 inch plasma that was about three years old and cost three times the price. It beats that on every single front. As well as being a third of the price, it no more than half the weight and twice as thin. The picture quality at hdr also beat the deep blacks of the plasma, and its ‘smart’ functionality was also a win (one click netflix button, and easy access to apps). Note that it comes with an inbuilt freeview tuner (aerial needed) – but we have no aerial on the house so this has gone untested – whereas my old telly had a freesat tuner built in, this doesn’t. It is probably quite light on inputs – this will only suit someone who has simple needs (two hdmi inputs). The sound is nothing special, but we’ve hooked up a decent soundbar via optical cable so the screens audio is redundant to us anyway. This really is a great bit of kit from a premium brand at a very good price. However, i do wonder about buying a telly nowadays that isn’t 4k.

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I bought this after my 9 year old toshiba regza 42″ lcd blew it’s mainboard. I found it very interesting that you can still buy an hd tv from a premium brand like sony since i’ve heard that 4k is pretty worthless unless you get a massive set (not an option) or sit very close to the tv. Since toshiba have stopped making their own tvs (always my preferred brand) and decided it was time for my first sony (and to see how the tech has advanced in the previous 9 years. First impressions were good, it’s an attractive set, very slim (though it does have a power brick) and thin bezels around the outside so it looks more sophisticated than it’s price tag would have you believe. The picture quality is excellent and definitely an improvement on the old toshiba even although it was a much more expensive set back in the day. Cheaper lcd panels (like this) still have the problem of backlight bleed but since this only really has been solved by the much more expensive oled sets then this is forgivable. What isn’t great is the fact you only get 2 hdmi slots and (even worse) they are on the side of the set. Be prepared to buy new cables (or angle adaptors) if you don’t want cables sticking out the side of your tv. If you still have a tv stand with all your multimedia gear stacked below then all the cables are visible through the stand.

This was bought at discount for an extremely reasonable price of 300 quid, however i am upgrading an obsolete 720p bravia. I shopped around quite a bit and a 4k hdr tv, but a good one will set you back quite a bit. Here is a solid full hd picture, blacks are deep colours pop and response time for gaming is fine. This is an excellent upgrade and the size quality and price are unbeatable even at around the 400 mark, its also very thin and stylish, bezels are tiny, it is also a smart tv which is a must nowadays, os could be better but at the price i got it and the image it puts out this is a fantastic tv, for a gamer or a person who likes to really sit back and get immersed in a good movie.

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  1. Me and my wife bought this television with the soul intention of using it with our ps4 gaming console. We have to say that we are most disappointed with this purchase. The first issues with this tv first became obvious upon unpacking, with a 3″ scratch on the bottom right of the screen. Unfortunately, this is hardly unsurprising as there was no plastic film protecting the screen, just some tape around the sides. Apart from the tape, there was the usual serving of polystyrene, with the tv plonked in a plastic bag. Then there’s the issue of the stand. Our’s has a slight upward bend in the middle of it, which only adds insult to injury given how flimsy the stand already is. As one can imagine, a flimsy stand means a tv that isn’t best sturdy and that rocks back and forth with the slightest touch. Other problems include: extremely bad back-light bleed issuses which become truly evident when the screens turns entirely to black. Poor picture quality, there’s a definite lack of clarity and crispness to this unit’s display. The colour is pretty poor, too. It lacks a balance between colour and brightness, if that makes sense. The picture is dark and dindgy, and that only seems to made worse by hdr.
    1. Me and my wife bought this television with the soul intention of using it with our ps4 gaming console. We have to say that we are most disappointed with this purchase. The first issues with this tv first became obvious upon unpacking, with a 3″ scratch on the bottom right of the screen. Unfortunately, this is hardly unsurprising as there was no plastic film protecting the screen, just some tape around the sides. Apart from the tape, there was the usual serving of polystyrene, with the tv plonked in a plastic bag. Then there’s the issue of the stand. Our’s has a slight upward bend in the middle of it, which only adds insult to injury given how flimsy the stand already is. As one can imagine, a flimsy stand means a tv that isn’t best sturdy and that rocks back and forth with the slightest touch. Other problems include: extremely bad back-light bleed issuses which become truly evident when the screens turns entirely to black. Poor picture quality, there’s a definite lack of clarity and crispness to this unit’s display. The colour is pretty poor, too. It lacks a balance between colour and brightness, if that makes sense. The picture is dark and dindgy, and that only seems to made worse by hdr.
  2. Had two both returned faulty. One had no hd channels the other stopped working after 5 minutes.
    1. Had two both returned faulty. One had no hd channels the other stopped working after 5 minutes.