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SonyW600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

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    (21)

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    (5)

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    (1)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (10)
  • Great picture quality (10)
  • Energy efficient (9)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Good connections (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (8)
    • Movies (7)
    • Bedroom (6)
    • Gaming (4)
    • Wall mounting (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (5), Enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    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.

    VS

    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

    Reviewed by 27 customers

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    5.0

    Really Nice

    By Bill

    from Rio Rancho, NM

    About Me Casual 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
    • Reduced Glare

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Home
      • Wall Mounting

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

      A lot of tech for a TV

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      5.0

      A Magnificent Set For the Money

      By Audioboy

      from Orange, California

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      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

        • Home
        • Movies

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

        We bought a Sony 40 inch LCD eight years ago after getting some money from a giant branch falling on and demolishing our old car at my former place of employment. We noticed that suddenly we were losing channels and the scan function was not able to retrieve them. Despite the still great picture quality I was forced to bite the bullet and buy another TV.
        I decided Sony had the quality and reliability that we wanted and because of cost restraints opted for the 40 inch again. So far an excellent choice on our part. The old Sony cost us around a thousand dollars and weighed 60 pounds. This one was less than half the cost and less than half the weight. I only had to assemble the stand and that was it. Turned it on and the firmware led me through all the set up steps. WiFi connected immediately and streaming so far has been seamless. The picture quality has been stunning using just our antenna. Audio is adequate but nothing to cheer about. The speakers are good, but are still small considering the space constraints of the cabinet. I use the optical output (TOSLINK) to connect to our stereo system for a fuller audio experience.
        This has all the usual connectors. Our DVD player is also Sony so the HDMI cable connected the two devices via BRAVIA® Sync. If you have shows, movies or music on a USB drive simply plug it in and stream from that device.
        Waaay too many features to describe here. Just take the menu items one day at a time, experiment and see what give you the best picture and sound. The only negative, if you can call it that, is the frame/case is so much smaller and lighter than the old TV so our visual acuity is fooled and it feels like the picture is smaller. Plus, the stand is lower so it takes some getting used to after having the old set sit 4 inches higher for eight years. I'll just build a small stand and we'll be set.

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        4.0

        Sony ain't no Bologna

        By TV

        from Los Angeles, CA

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

        Very nice set up a little complicated at first but got the hang of quickly. My first smart TV. I love the sharpness of the picture and sleek style

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        5.0

        Great Picture

        By MD Photography

        from Fredericksburg, PA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • Movies

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

          Great Picture. Lots of features

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great Service!

          By no nickname

          from Rome, Georgia

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • All the connections options I could ever need
          • Best looking TV out there
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Home
            • Movies
            • Video Games

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

            I ordered a 40" Sony HD Smart TV for my son on Friday,12/19/14 by phone. Much to my delight, the tv was delivered to my home on Monday, 12/22/2014. The tv was a Christmas present and we were delighted that it arrived in such a timely manner. It works great. My son has been very pleased with the tv and all the features that it has.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great product

            By Marc

            from NYC

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

            Need sound systheme !!!

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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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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                  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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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Very nice picture

                          By steve

                          from denver,co

                          Verified Buyer

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                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                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

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      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.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Picture

                                      By Take 45

                                      from Lake Hopatcong, NJ

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            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

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  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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