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SonyW600B Series 40" Full HD Smart LED TV
 
4.6

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great picture quality (23)
  • Easy to set up (20)
  • Energy efficient (17)
  • Good connections (13)
  • Good remote control (13)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Home (20)
  • Movies (15)
  • Bedroom (14)
  • Gaming (8)
  • Wall mounting (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (14), Enthusiast (10), Power user (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

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

 

Good for the price

Picture is good. Sound on the other hand leaves much to be desired.

Picture is good. Sound on the other hand leaves much to be desired.

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5.0

Tv Purchase

By LP

from North Carolina

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

Good information when comparing with other TVs. Painless purchase going through check out. Quick and easy delivery. Product works as expected! I will buy again from B&H! Thanks for doing a great job to your entire team!!

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4.0

all as expected

By joe

from Chicago

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Great Picture Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home

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

    Product fullfills all needs.. no complaints so far

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Sony the 1 and only!

    By Dafnos3

    from Bethpage, NY

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • All the connections options I could ever need
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Energy Efficient
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Reduced Glare

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Apps
    • Attached to Computer
    • Home
    • Internet
    • Movies
    • Video Games

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

    Excellent LED Smart TV! You can never go wrong with Sony! I was looking for an inexpensive but good quality 40" TV. I bought this TV from B&H Photo. I always shop around before I make a purchase, but it seems that B&H Photo always has the lowest prices. Ordered on a Sunday afternoon, got free expedited shipping and received the TV on Tuesday afternoon. Easy to set up and has a great picture!!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Very nice TV

    By Jeff

    from Tucson, AZ

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

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

      Great picture - good sound.

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      • No

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      4.0

      New TV

      By nilmot101

      from Los Altos, CA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • All the connections options I could ever need
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Attached to Computer
      • Home
      • Movies

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

      We replaced our 15 year old 720P SONY TV with this new SONY. Everything set up easily except the TOUSLING for our ZVOX sound bar—not the sound bar or the Link's fault. We finally figured that out, but now have trouble with the DVD player getting to the sound bar. The problem is somewhere in the settings.

      The TV looks good. We will eventually get the sound system working properly. There should be something right up front about registering this TV with Sony in case of some product glitch. We have looked & looked through the literature and have found nothing. I'm sure we can register this by connecting with SONY but this is strange. Perhaps someone forgot to put the papers in the box?

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      • No

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      3.0

      Good for the price

      By Denny

      from Detroit Mi

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • All the connections options I could ever need
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Picture Quality
      • LED-backlit
      • Reduced Glare

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Business
      • Video Games

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

      Picture is good. Sound on the other hand leaves much to be desired.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Good Buy for The Cost from B&H

      By billygoat54

      from Salt lake City, UT

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound Quality
      • LED-backlit

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Business
        • Home
        • Movies

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

        This is not a XBR or K4 but for $ it is a tremendous deal. Has a great picture, color and cine motion. Easily set up, and many easy setup functions. definitely recommend.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love Sony

        By Eoanna the Greek

        from Easton, PA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Remote Control
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Home
          • Movies

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

          We have a 8 year old Sony flat screen that we absolutely love. So it was a no-brainer to get another Sony for our bedroom. Love the picture quality and look forward to many years of Sony bliss!

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          • No

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          1.0

          What can I say...

          By DearDeeDee

          from Cambridge, MA

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

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

          Huge dead pixel count. And all in one spot, so you can notice and not buying this product never again.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great picture

          By Mickey

          from Houston, Tx

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Movies
            • Video Games

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

            Need a screw driver to put base on but irt was very easy. Setup was very easy. The picture is great without adjusting settings. Great picture. I would buy this product again.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent TV with Quality Issues

            By Chris

            from New York, NY

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Reduced Glare

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Movies

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

            Like several other reviewers, I set up the TV only to find a small rectangular black area (2mm x 12mm) that looked like a small piece of black plastic blocking the picture. Replacement unit from B&H was fine. Otherwise excellent picture with good user interface. Sound is weak, but I play the sound through a good stereo amp and speakers using the headphone jack.

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            • No

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Slick

            from Amarillo, Texas

            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
            • LED-backlit

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Home

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

            I bought this tv for the bedroom and so far everything seems fine. It has a great picture, and like most flat panels, it is lacking good audio. I have had it hooked up now for a little over a week and it works just fine. Time will tell. I have always bought the XBR series but this model got such good reviews that I decided to go with this one and probably will purchase a good sound base for it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            So Far So Good

            By Mar

            from Laguna Woods, CA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Energy Efficient

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

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

              This is our main TV
              Still trying to learn and try out all the options

              Unhappy that there not a manual included.These TV's cost enough that I should not have to print out a manual or buy one. Very disappointed in Sony

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              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome tv!!

              By E.H

              from San Diego, Ca

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedroom
                  • Home
                  • Home Theater
                  • Movies

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

                  Amazing Tv I love B&H always get fast shipping and the best customer service.got the tv call drsound.us had them mount it and it was only [$]all in all if you want a great tv for a great price look no further!!

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                  4.0

                  Great picture, good value!

                  By Dirk

                  from NH

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    The picture is excellent. The sound is OK. After reading previous reviews, I had planned on having to get a sound bar, but I may not. You get premium sound on premium TV's. This is a more entry level unit of a highly respected brand name. I'm pleased with my choice.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great TV

                    By Mooseman of Milford

                    from Milford, Pa

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Energy Efficient
                    • Good Remote Control
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bedroom

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

                      We bought this to replace a TV in our bedroom. The color is excellent and it was easy to install.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      I like it

                      By Miriam

                      from Alexandria, VA

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Energy Efficient
                      • Great Picture Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bedroom
                        • Home

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

                        this is my first new TV since 1999. It is great to have the HD and all the extra digital channels.

                        As others have mentioned, the documentation is limited and even the online manual doesn't tell me a few things I would like to know about operating the remote and some of the features.

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                        • No

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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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                          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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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