Sony Bravia KDL42W653 LED HD 1080p Smart TV, 42" with Freeview HD, Black

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To see all that this TV has to offer, please drop by a branch and ask a Partner for a demonstration.

The Sony W65 balances smart TV connectivity with Full HD 1080p viewing and easy screen mirroring. Built-in Wi-Fi makes streaming catch up TV or media via DLNA seamless, while powerful bass reflex speakers add more depth to soundtracks. This TV looks the part too with its metallic arched stand and trim design.

Key benefits:

  • Warmer colours and enhanced contrast - X-Reality PRO adds an extra dimension of image clarity to everything you watch. Drawing on a database of visual information, it analyses and enhances every image, it’s especially good with faces and skin tone.

  • Screen mirroring lets you connect your smartphone or tablet wirelessly to your TV - then enjoy your photos, videos, apps, web pages and games in super-size on the big screen. Just use your smartphone to swipe, enlarge, move and select.

  • Built-in Bass Reflex Box speakers direct sound towards you, delivering extended low frequencies and clear, sparkling highs. Slim and compact, they minimise vibration and resonance too.

  • Enjoy a huge range of free digital TV and radio channels, including HD programmes, without subscriptions through integrated Freeview HD. There’s no contract and no need for a set-top box or satellite dish. It’s all easily accessible using just one remote control and your external TV aerial. To watch Freeview HD broadcasts you’ll need to check that you can receive it in your area.

  • Dynamic Edge LED backlighting dims and brightens specific areas of the screen for enhanced contrast and more natural colours.

  • The TV SideView feature lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a remote while learning more about the programme you’re watching.

  • With Motionflow XR 200Hz sports and other fast moving action looks smoother and sharper.

  • Use built-in Wi-Fi on your TV to access the Sony Entertainment Network and stream content from an ever-expanding catalogue of HD movies, music and TV channels. It offers a web browser too, plus apps like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Skype.

  • The TV's integrated stand doubles as a wall-mounting bracket, so there's no need to go out and buy one. Please note, this TV is not compatible with other, external brackets.

Sound Bars

With TVs getting slimmer and built-in speakers getting smaller - choosing the right sound system is more important than ever. Sound bars add that extra audio punch to all your movies, games and TV programmes. More affordable and easier to set up than a full size speaker system, they don’t compromise on quality either.

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3D Ready
Accessories Included
Remote control, batteries, documentation
Audio Quality Information Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
Digital tuner Information Built-in digital tuners let you receive channels through an aerial with Freeview or through a satellite dish with freesat
Freeview HD
H59.5 x W95.4 x D15.3cm
DLNA Information Digital Living Network Alliance compatible - lets you build a digital network around the home with other DLNA devices
Eligible for International Delivery
Energy Rating
5 years
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
Internet Ready Information Internet enabled devices allow you access to a wealth of online content through Wi-Fi, dongle or Ethernet connection.
Yes - Wi-Fi / Ethernet
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Number of tuners
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
2x HDMI in, 1x SCART in, 1x headphones out, 1x USB
Power Consumption - Annual
69 kWh/year
Power Consumption - On Mode Information The average daily power consumption based on EU measures. Rated power consumption based on maximum continuous use may differ.
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Speaker output Information The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound!
Table Top Stand
TV Screen Type Information LED: LED backlit LCD panel, OLED: self-lit LED panel, Plasma: self-lit gas plasma panel, LCD: CCFL backlit LCD panel.
Visible Screen Size (measured diagonally)
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


Express 2 working day delivery to selected areas


International delivery not available


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Large Screen TV Wall Mount Installation

Please note that you'll need to purchase wall brackets from John Lewis separately; we can only fit using brackets bought from us. This service includes:

  • A pre-visit phone call to check that your wall and location are suitable for wall mounting
  • Unpacking and fitting your wall bracket and removal of packaging
  • Connecting your TV to the aerial and tuning in to all available channels
  • Connection of existing devices to your TV, such as a satellite box, freesat or DVD player
  • Connecting a smart hub TV to the internet and giving a brief demonstration of how to access the key apps
  • Running all cables neatly along your wall inside trunking
  • A test demonstration to show that picture and sound are working fully

Standard Large Screen TV Installation

This service includes:

  • Unpacking your television and removal of packaging
  • Assembling the stand (if purchased)
  • Connecting your TV to the aerial and tuning in to all available channels
  • Connecting a smart hub TV to the internet and giving a brief demonstration of how to access the key apps
  • Connection of existing devices to your TV, such as a satellite box, freesat or DVD player
  • A test demonstration to show that picture and sound are working fully on all connected devices

Q & As

Sony Bravia KDL42W653 LED HD 1080p Smart TV, 42" with Freeview HD, Black 4.4 5 34 34
Excellent upgrade This tv is very user friendly both in setting up and using/ control. The picture quality is wonderful and in HD viewing awesome. Only had it Three weeks so still learning about other features. Recommend this purchase to anyone. 04 March 2014
VERY GOOD QUALITY FOR ACCESSIBLE PRICE I am very happy with this TV, it is very good for watching online TV programs, has lots of interesting applications and is very user friendly. 18 February 2014
A Considered Purchase - not an impulsive buy Firstly, I wasn't interested in 3D or gaming, so the spec and the numerous reviews of this set convinced me that this should be my choice. In simple terms, I had been told that if I was a sports fan then a faster refresh rate should be my main concern ( and that would be Panasonic) but if I wanted picture/colour quality it had to be Sony. Rather than repeat all the pros and cons as listed in some of the excellent comments on various web sites, all I will give are my first impressions - and non-technical ones at that ! ( I know my limits !) Firstly, the packaging .... simple, well designed and very effective. Polystyrene blocks protect the corners of the set and all the extras ( remote, power cable etc are housed in neatly designed slots within these poly-blocks. If you open the box at the correct end, everything will be in sight ! ) The diagrammatic instructions are simple -with the set on your couch, say, the base can be attached in seconds by just 4 screws ( use of the padded seat of your couch so that the protruding base can be attached whilst the bulk is well supported). Now for the connections ... as this was a replacement set connecting was quite simple. Well, I did worry because there was only one Scart socket rather than the 2 on the previous set. However, and I realise the techies reading this will chuckle, the 'loop' connecting my 3 PVRs had HDMI cables too, so everything worked perfectly even though I had a Scart cable left over ! ( If you're looking to configure a 'loop' of boxes - search for 'TV Connection Advisor' ) Finally, my wife is hard-of-hearing, so sound quality is crucial and reviews cannot help. I needn't have worried. Her loss seems to have been over-come by the sound on this set - but as hearing defects are clearly a personal thing : it can be hit-or-miss. The result : an expensive sound bar isn't a necessity, thank goodness. Conclusion : a fantastic set and great value for money. Worth every penny. Enjoy! 14 February 2014
Excellent product ! Very clear image and sound,nice colours,I would definitely recommend it ! 12 February 2014
Sony Bravia KDL42W653 Built in DVB-T2 Freeview HD tuner shows a nice crisp picture. Smart TV accesses my faraway desktop computer. Easy to operate, but no printed guide makes life difficult for people who takes time to learn away from the TV. Cannot erase 'Error list', of recorded programs. I do not like to leave junk on my TV memory. Registered hard drive looses its portability. Cannot load my personal photos videos on it. Wifi is not strong enough to receive signal from my router. Once you accept these minor niggles TV is worth every penny, I spent for it. 05 February 2014
Lived up to and improved on its predecessor. The Sony TV was all that it purported to be. The picture quality is an imporvement on the previous model and the smaller overall size(not screen size) meant it is less imposing in the room. With the addition of the wifi connection the set becomes a useful addition to our viewing. Once the process of setting up was finished(and this was not difficult) we settled down to realise the potential of the new TV. 04 February 2014
Well Beyond Expectations Outstanding TV at this price point. Set up was a doddle, the picture is excellent and the sound is pretty good too. I used an iPad app (Sony's What TV) to figure out the size I needed. 02 February 2014
Good but Works well. The only problem I have is when I go to sleep after about 10 minutes it turns itself back on. Same when I come home from work it's already on. I don't understand why. Is it a motion sensor or is there a fault? 02 February 2014
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