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SonyW600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Energy efficient (6)
  • Great picture quality (6)
  • Good connections (5)
  • Led-backlit (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom (4)
    • Home (4)
    • Movies (4)
    • Gaming (3)
    • Wall mounting (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Wonderful TV

    I recently purchased the KDL-40W600B TV and BDP-S3200 Blu-Ray player. I'm very happy with both and give them both five stars.

    The TV assembles very easily, with a bent metal...Read complete review

    I recently purchased the KDL-40W600B TV and BDP-S3200 Blu-Ray player. I'm very happy with both and give them both five stars.

    The TV assembles very easily, with a bent metal stand that is simple and not wobbly.

    The feature set is very impressive for both devices. The remote for each device has buttons that control the essential features of the other device.

    Immediately after turning the system on and logging both devices onto my home Wi-Fi, both devices looked for updates and installed them.

    TV picture quality is wonderful.

    I was surprised by a few things, however.

    One surprise: Judging by the specs for the two devices, the streaming capabilities seemed to be identical. I assumed that they would have very similar user interfaces for the streaming features, maybe to the point of being a little redundant. But in fact, the interfaces for the streaming features are very different.

    One big difference is that Amazon Prime works on the BDP-S3200 Blu-Ray player, but not on the KDL-40W600B TV. I assume that at some point SONY will issue an update that activates the Amazon Prime app on the TV. But for now, I'm very glad that I have the Blu-Ray player to access Amazon Prime.

    Another big difference in the interfaces for the two devices is in the way that they access the media files on my networked home computer. The Blu-Ray player displays the folder tree structure, making it easy to navigatge to the files that I want. The TV displays the folders in a big matrix, making it very difficult to find folders.

    But that difference is moot, really. The truth is that neither device is very handy for browsing the media files on my home computer, and the truth is that it doesn't matter. The reason it does not matter is that it is extremely easy to browse the media files using a computer, and then just play the media to the TV. That is, I commonly use Windows Media player on a laptop in my kitchen to browse through my music collection that is stored on a computer in my office. The browsing is very fast. When I find the album that I want to play, I just tell Windows Media Player to play it to the SONY TV. The TV turns on automatically, and the sound comes out through the nice self-powered Boston Acoustics speaker system that I have attached to the TV.

    Another surprise: There is a significant difference in ergonomics of the remotes. The remote for the blu-ray player has four large arrow buttons around a center select button. It is very easy to use those arrow buttons, even in the dark. The remote for the TV is a little annoying because the four arrow buttons are not so large, and they are surrounded by an outer ring of buttons that have other functions related to the smart features. Sitting in the dark with my big thumbs, it is easy to press one of the outer buttons when I meant to press an arrow key. This sends the TV off to someplace that I didn't want to go, which is a nuisance. FAIL.

    But regardless of the little gripes that I have about some details of the streaming features or the remotes, the big conclusion is that I really love both these devices and would highly recommend them both.

    I look forward to adding a SONY home theater receiver to my system in coming months, so that I can use my larger Hi-Fi speakers.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    waiting on the second one to come

    Going on blind faith that the first one was defective. All of the features are what you would expect from Sony, very good.
    I will update when it comes in a few

    Going on blind faith that the first one was defective. All of the features are what you would expect from Sony, very good.
    I will update when it comes in a few

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    4.0

    Love Sony TVs

    By MK

    from Apex, NC

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • All the connections options I could ever need
    • Energy Efficient
    • Great Picture Quality
    • LED-backlit

    Cons

    • Occasionally Slow Menus

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

      Purchased this as a replacement to a smaller Sony flat screen. Very happy with both of them.

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      5.0

      Excellent Service and Great Product

      By Annvika

      from Brooklyn

      Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

      I have recently purchased a Sony Smart TV. The quality of the product is of a high level at reasonable price and very short term delievery. I am very satisfied with the services provided. Thank you!

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      3.0

      waiting on the second one to come

      By Daddio

      from CT

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • All the connections options I could ever need
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Poor Image Quality

      Best Uses

      • Video Games

      Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

      Going on blind faith that the first one was defective. All of the features are what you would expect from Sony, very good.
      I will update when it comes in a few

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome Television

      By Ronu

      from Irvine, CA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Best looking TV out there
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound Quality
      • LED-backlit

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Home
        • Movies

        Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

        I have tried all features of this product.
        the performance is really very good. I can strongly suggest this to my friends

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Nice picture, lousy sound system.

        By Henpets

        from Brunswick, NY

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

          Shame on SONY - who built their reputation on fine hi-fi and stereo systems, Walkmans and the like. The speaker system on the TV is very poor. You need to augment with external speaker system. Picture quality is OK, nice and bright, w/ decent detail and definition. Prepare to invest in an external sound bar or hook up to your stereo aux input if you want to hear what's going on.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Beautiful

          By Ntx

          from McKinney tx

          Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

          Beautiful TV. Great for gaming on PS4.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Experience with B&H

          By Santosh Kumar

          from Mission, Kansas

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Best looking TV out there
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound Quality
          • LED-backlit

          Cons

          • A Little Slow Processor
          • Processor

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • Movies
          • Video Games
          • Wall Mounting

          Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

          I am a online shopping freak..and I always look for good offers on different online sites. I came though B&H site and I found it very impressive in terms of offers and user friendly site. I downloaded it on IPAD and B&H impressed me again with its HD quality and quick response! Now it was the real test for B&H for my delivery product. And guess what it was on right time with right product.

          So thanks B&H for such a lovely shopping experience and I recommended it to all my friends.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great TV for money!

          By Portofino

          from NYC

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • All the connections options I could ever need

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

              Very happy! This TV is great value and performs well in every way. Couldn't be happier.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              i would buy this product againg

              By mostwanted45

              from new york

              About Me Power User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • All the connections options I could ever need
              • Best looking TV out there
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Energy Efficient
              • Good Remote Control
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound Quality
              • LED-backlit
              • Reduced Glare

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bedroom
                • Movies
                • Video Games
                • Wall Mounting

                Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

                best tv i had buy beautiful picture

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                The best is even better

                By rich

                from nyc ny

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • All the connections options I could ever need
                • Best looking TV out there
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Energy Efficient
                • Good Remote Control
                • Great Picture Quality
                • LED-backlit
                • Reduced Glare

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Attached to Computer
                  • Bedroom
                  • Home
                  • Movies
                  • Wall Mounting

                  Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

                  the set is easy to setup with your wi fi zone; reception is great and size is perfect for a small den.

                  Remote control includes a netflix button

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Very nice picture

                  By steve

                  from denver,co

                  Verified Buyer

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                        Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

                        Very nice picture, inputs and control. Only thing I would like better is a more complete wireless interface with home network.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Sony costs a bit more, but is worth it.

                        By Creature from the Black Lagoon

                        from Leesburg, VA

                        Verified Buyer

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                          Cons

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                              Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

                              Excellent picture with plenty of options for tweaking color, contrast, and sharpness.
                              The speakers included with the TV lack a bottom end, but I have the TV hooked into a home theater system when we watch a movie.
                              Our living room is small (10'X 11') and the 40" screen is big enough without being too big.
                              The TV has additional "Smart" features which I will learn to use in the future.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Picture

                              By Take 45

                              from Lake Hopatcong, NJ

                              Verified Buyer

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                                    Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

                                    Easy set up, great picture despite the 'low' price.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    i really love it

                                    By efren

                                    from edison nj

                                    Verified Buyer

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                                          Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

                                          that i was shipped to mexico without any problems and really like that

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • Yes

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                                          5.0

                                          great tv

                                          By tampolo

                                          from nyc

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Great Color

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Netfliks And Tv Content

                                            Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

                                            wonderful tv for living room. our apartment is small and this one fits nicely.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Sony TV is Great

                                            By Gillian

                                            from Culpeper, VA

                                            Verified Buyer

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                                                  Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

                                                  The picture is really excellent but the Stand is not so great - the Panasonic we gave away had a nice solid one but this one looks like a skeleton & is not easy to dust.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  More TV than I ever imagined!

                                                  By djmjlcst

                                                  from Bloomington, Illinois

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easily Hooks Up To Wi-fi
                                                  • Easy to set up
                                                  • Online Instruction Manual
                                                  • Very lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                  • None that I can think of

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Great For An Office Tv

                                                  Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

                                                  This flat screen TV replaced a 32" Sony that went to the basement to be used as a monitor and TV for my roommates computer. After plugging this in, I realized the instruction manual was embedded in the on-screen programming. There are so many adjustments one could make on this model than I ever have seen! All is good though and this TV fits the bill nicely and for the price you can't go wrong! This is a very light TV - just about 25 lbs or so. It was very easy to set up and enjoy! The color is outstanding - as is on every Sony TV. We are a Sony family, and all of our flat screen TV's are Sony. This makes flat screen number 9 for us. We also have this hooked up to our Wi-Fi and it set itself up for time, date, etc. A great TV!

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                                                  5.0

                                                  OMG! Greatest TV I ever purchased...

                                                  By Wayne

                                                  from San Francisco, CA

                                                  Verified Buyer

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                                                        Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

                                                        This TV is more than everything I wanted. It even tracks my Fitbit which I didn't expect. The interactivity between the TV and the surround sound I purchased is awesome...

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                                                        • No

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                                                        4.0

                                                        Pretty good TV

                                                        By keith

                                                        from Western Mass

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Picture

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Audio

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Home system

                                                        Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

                                                        Pretty happy with the unit. The first thing I did was to adjust the picture manually which improved it greatly (I think all TVs need adjustment out of the factory). The audio is my primary concern about this TV. Is is very tinny and lacks any bass. Even after adjustments the units built in sound system is marginal.

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                                                        • No

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Beautiful picture -highly recommend

                                                        By Bocasungirl

                                                        from Nj

                                                        Comments about Sony W600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV:

                                                        This tv is light as a feather, the picture looks great and it was simple to set up. I am glad that b&h made it so easy and a great exeperience shopping online. Highly recommend

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