The Sony KDL-49WE660 : what is this mid-range worth ?

Sony KDL-49WE660 : the new Full HD

Sony ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this KDL-49WE660, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
First, the size : 49 inches on this device.
It is a small model. It will be more complicated for you to watch films or matches with all tour friends around.
Beside, this television is equipped with a Full HD resolution.  It could be said that this model gathers all the expected characteristics. Whether we consider its aesthetics or its size, the engineers of Sony have developed a television admittedly a middle-range one, but a quality one anyway.
Should we let ourselves be convinced by this KDL-49WE660 Sony ? All answer elements just after.

KDL-49WE660 from Sony – Design

The Sony KDL-49WE660 appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
In short, the Sony has really succeeded the design aspect of this TV, which does not go unnoticed no matter where it is installed. If when turned off it has such an effect, the sensations take on a whole new dimension when the screen of the Sony KDL-49WE660 is revealed.

The screen of the Sony KDL-49WE660

The Sony has a correct and well-calibrated image quality, but you have to do with a limited native contrast that is suitable for daytime viewing; forget about home theater programs in the dark.
Sony remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. It’s Edge LED display and that’s too bad. Due to its age and new possibilities such as the led, you will feel like you are going back 10 years. The image is poor.

This model has a Full HD display. Which is already above the average resolution of the range.
And with his 49 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that is positioned in the range of small models.Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
Sony chooses a frequency of 50 Hz, this TV has a better rendering compared to its competitors, in the same category.
In addition, Sony has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Full HD image resolution.
To conclude the display part, we could say that it is interesting and effective; it is a mid-range TV that is worth the detour.

KDL-49WE660 from Sony – The sound

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
The television set is equipped with  two speakers for a sound power of 5 W.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the KDL-49WE660 Sony, it is the word correct that comes out.

The Intelligent aspect of the Sony KDL-49WE660

It has almost become a habit for Sony, this KDL-49WE660 has its operating system Linux; You will have plenty of time to discover the world of entertainment.
This TV’s Internet access is possible either via Wi-Fi or via a LAN local network and you have the possibility to download a wide variety of applications and movies.

KDL-49WE660 from Sony – Its connectivity

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
In this price range, this TV offers a higher number of connections than most of its competitors.

It is with 10 possible connections that this KDL-49WE660 is presented. The Sony KDL-49WE660 is probably the best choice today. Most homes are now equipped with a box, a game console, a multimedia server, and other devices, in addition to the simple DVD player.
You have the following connections at your disposal:
2 USB ports, 2 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 audio input, 1 headphone socket, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

Technical characteristics of the Sony KDL-49WE660

The main features of this TV set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 110.2 cm x 65.1 cm x 7 cm
Screen size in inches 49
Screen resolution Full HD
Display system Edge-LED
Display frequency 50
Sound power 5
Smart TV Linux
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 1
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
Dolby Digital Sound Yes
DTS Sound Yes
PVR Available Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 85 W

Our conclusion on the Sony KDL-49WE660

With the intention of making a difference this new KDL-49WE660 Sony intends to make a difference. Well thought out and well finished. This mid-range is a wise choice.
In addition, it is worth noting that this KDL-49WE660 is equipped with smart TV technology. Thanks to this, you have a top-of-the-range device in its category, which makes it a relevant choice.
For this model, we forget the LED and enter the display technology in Edge-LED mode. There’s nothing to worry about. The result is flawless.
However, it is not the resolution that we expect from this television set. Indeed, the big advantage will be found in a very competitive price. Here, you will have a TV that displays all your video sources correctly and allows you to enjoy a very well defined picture in all circumstances.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the sound power, the screen size, the display frequency.