48" Sony Bravia 48WD653BU Smart LED TV for £349 @ John Lewis
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48" Sony Bravia 48WD653BU Smart LED TV for £349 @ John Lewis

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Found 4th Nov 2016Made hot 4th Nov 2016
Bought this from John Lewis last week at £379 and they have dropped it again.

5 year warranty.

A bargain for a Full HD TV from Sony.

Oh and please be gentle... it is my first post

8/11/2016 - John Lewis are back in stock. 3 in as I write this.

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hot deal! 40 inch same price

same price argos and currys..

I would prefer to buy from John Lewis because 5 year warranty but quidco are offering 10% cashback

HOT !!

Hot!!!

Only missing part is it's not 4k

£349 (inc 6 Yrs Warranty) at Richer Sounds (In store only though). See Here

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nagarenb

Only missing part is it's not 4k


I was waiting for a decent 4K TV for ages but ended up getting this to put me on for the next year or so.

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sb1970

£349 (inc 6 Yrs Warranty) at Richer Sounds (In store only though). See … £349 (inc 6 Yrs Warranty) at Richer Sounds (In store only though). See Here


Good find. There seems to be a price war on the Full HD TV's atm. Great for us!

Good deal with the 5yr warranty.

Got mine from Argos for £377 after Quidco including the Sony HT CT180 Soundbar.

Standard warranty with Argos though.

The 40" version is £329 at richersounds with six year warranty fyi

Looks great, only drawback seems to be 2xHDMI. I could use about six!

Does this TV have a digital optical port?

jakehill307

Does this TV have a digital optical port?


Try the RicherSounds link that someone above gave or ideally the manufacturer's website as that's usually definitive:
richersounds.com/pro…3bu

Agharta

Try the RicherSounds link that someone above gave or ideally the … Try the RicherSounds link that someone above gave or ideally the manufacturer's website as that's usually definitive:http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/sony/bravia-kdl48wd653/sony-kdl48wd653bu



Thanks for the link it syas that it does have one on there.

I have an old LG lcd 1080p tv from about 6 years ago still works perfectly back then it only cost about £350. Would there be much advantage in buying this mainly for video games. Would the picture and higher refresh be a big change? would have rather 3 or 4 hdmi slots but could make do with 2.

I currentley have a Samsung 4K in my front room. I am tempted to move that to my games room and buy this for the front room. Question is will I notice a difference when watching TV? My understanding is the 4K tv is wasted on watching normal TV as it is not yet filmed in 4K? Or should I save up and buy a second 4K set?

jakehill307

I currentley have a Samsung 4K in my front room. I am tempted to move … I currentley have a Samsung 4K in my front room. I am tempted to move that to my games room and buy this for the front room. Question is will I notice a difference when watching TV? My understanding is the 4K tv is wasted on watching normal TV as it is not yet filmed in 4K? Or should I save up and buy a second 4K set?


I don't have a 4K TV but the but most people's opinions I have seen recently indicate that you will notice no difference; in fact the non-4k TV may actually display the SD / HD feeds better than the 4k TV does.

great deal with the warranty; seriously tempted

nagarenb

Only missing part is it's not 4k


That's probably why it's this price !! I looked at a Vauxhall Astra for £11,000 but was disappointed it wasn't a Mercedes.

pioneertrini

I have an old LG lcd 1080p tv from about 6 years ago still works … I have an old LG lcd 1080p tv from about 6 years ago still works perfectly back then it only cost about £350. Would there be much advantage in buying this mainly for video games. Would the picture and higher refresh be a big change? would have rather 3 or 4 hdmi slots but could make do with 2.



​yes. l had one of these and the xpro reality engine is sublime, by far a better picture and the lag is about 30ms, so not noticeable and easily playable. hope this helps!

Captain Banana

That's probably why it's this price !! I looked at a Vauxhall Astra for … That's probably why it's this price !! I looked at a Vauxhall Astra for £11,000 but was disappointed it wasn't a Mercedes.


easliy fixed; add a mercedes badge onto it and make sure more things go wrong.

Could go sub 300 before Xmas

Well i hope that it's better than the 2015 android tv's prone to software glitches

haslitt

Looks great, only drawback seems to be 2xHDMI. I could use about six!



You could use a couple of these: ebay.co.uk/itm…007?hash=item4aef0531ff:g:mt4AAOSwgQ9VncXv

I've got one as current TV only has 4 HDMI and I've got about 9 different devices to connect. Saves constantly yanking out the cables and damaging the ports on the TV!

can you load kodi onto this? I missed out on that one from argos and am slightly gutted but this seems like a good deal

Emailed them yesterday with Argos price....
Thank you for your enquiry.
I am pleased to advise that the Sony Bravia 48WD653BU LED HD 1080p Smart TV is now priced at £349.00 at JohnLewis.com.
You can place your order online, or, by calling us on 03456 049 049 where an assistant will be happy to place an order over the telephone for you.
If I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate in contacting me again.
Yours sincerely,
Leah
JohnLewis.com

I have noticed a massive difference from my old samsung tv and my ips monitor for playing ps4 games. The samsung is a 50hz. I would prefer a standard tv to play my ps4 on. Would this be suitable and a noticeable difference from my old samsung?
Thanks

tvparanoia

can you load kodi onto this? I missed out on that one from argos and am … can you load kodi onto this? I missed out on that one from argos and am slightly gutted but this seems like a good deal


No.

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joe6996

Emailed them yesterday with Argos price....Thank you for your enquiry.I … Emailed them yesterday with Argos price....Thank you for your enquiry.I am pleased to advise that the Sony Bravia 48WD653BU LED HD 1080p Smart TV is now priced at £349.00 at JohnLewis.com.You can place your order online, or, by calling us on 03456 049 049 where an assistant will be happy to place an order over the telephone for you.If I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate in contacting me again.Yours sincerely, Leah JohnLewis.com


Thanks

Would I be better buying this or a Hisense 4K TV at a similar price?

Cheers for any advice offered.

Banned

richersounds.com/pro…600 or the sony with 6 year warranty or the better option Hisense H50M3300 50 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV. argos £429

Howizzat

Would I be better buying this or a Hisense 4K TV at a similar … Would I be better buying this or a Hisense 4K TV at a similar price?Cheers for any advice offered.


discoman2016

http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/hisense/49m2600/hise-49m2600 … http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/hisense/49m2600/hise-49m2600 or the sony with 6 year warranty or the better option Hisense H50M3300 50 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV. argos £429:D



So do you think the Hisense would be a better option?

Howizzat

So do you think the Hisense would be a better option?



Depends if you like LCD tv's as thick as CRT tv's.

Lol, hisense doesn't look like it'll look good if wall mounted.

haslitt

Looks great, only drawback seems to be 2xHDMI. I could use about six!


If you use 6 HDMI's then you need to get a AVR.

Hot. Not hisense

Banned

Howizzat

So do you think the Hisense would be a better option?


yes

Captain Banana

That's probably why it's this price !! I looked at a Vauxhall Astra for … That's probably why it's this price !! I looked at a Vauxhall Astra for £11,000 but was disappointed it wasn't a Mercedes.



I think a better comparison would be that you looked at a Mercedes for £11,000 but it didn't have the voice control [ or some other pointless feature ] that a Vauxhall Astra has.
Edited by: "Dodge62" 4th Nov 2016

Make sure you turn off the "ambient sensor" unless you want the TV going light-dark constantly. It will drive you crazy. Look up settings advice online and you will eventually get a stunning picture. 4K is a red herring at the moment so dont worry that it doesn't have it. The Hisense tv's mentioned are not in the same league as the Sony's. Look up the reviews. Great price and great find. Cheap as chips for a decent 48 inch smart tv and a 5 year warranty to boot.

nagarenb

Only missing part is it's not 4k


You don't need 4k for most content. Even Blu-ray - the highest quality standard is mostly 1080p.
Only a few 4k titles out, only of them only a few real 4k - rest is upscaled.
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