There are limited options available for new 40-Inch LED TV with Full HD resolution from 2016 lineup. From Sony, you can find KDL40W650D and KDL40R350D as two of the choices that you can consider if you are looking for 40-Inch Full HD TV. You can find few similarities as well as some differences between Sony KDL40W650D and KDL40R350D. If you are interested on those two TVs as your next TV, I think you need to know the similarities and differences of those two TVs. We will talk about that on this review.
Similarities of Sony KDL40W650D and KDL40R350D
Let’s take a look at the table below first to know the similarities of Sony KDL40W650D and KDL40R350D.
|Resolution||1080p Full HD||1080p Full HD|
|Backlight||Direct-lit LED||Direct-lit LED|
|Speaker System||2Ch 10W||2Ch 10W|
After looking at the similarities table above, now We can move forward and talk more about those similarities.
1. 1080p Full HD with Direct-Lit LED
Sony KDL40W650D and KDL40R350D come with 1080p Full HD picture resolution. We have 4K UHD TV as the options for 40-Inch LED TV resolution, but there’s no significant difference between watching 4K UHD resolution and 1080p Full HD resolution in 40-Inch TV. The backlight technology of Sony KDL40W650D and KDL40R350D is also similar. They come with Direct-Lit LED that can deliver excellent clarity on your TV screen.
2. Speaker System
The internal speaker system that attached on Sony KDL40W650D is similar with the one installed on Sony KDL40R350D. They come with 2Ch 10W speaker system. It’s enough to deliver good sound but maybe you can find It’s too soft for your ear. So if you think It’s not powerful enough to meet your expectation, you can attach additional soundbar easily to those two TVs.
Differences of Sony KDL40W650D and KDL40R350D
Besides the similarities that We have talked above, there are also few differences between those two TVs. What are their differences? Let’s take a look at this table together.
|Introduced||February 2016||June 2016|
|Picture Engine||X-Reality Pro||Clear Resolution Enhancer|
|Refresh Rate||Motionflow XR 240||Motionflow XR 120|
|Price||+/- $50 Higher||+/- $50 Lower|
Do you want to talk more about those differences? Now We go ahead and talk about those differences more details.
1. Picture Engine
Sony KDL40W650D and KDL40R350D come with different picture engine. Sony KDL40W650D comes with X-Reality Pro while Sony KDL40R350D comes with Clear Resolution Enhancer as its picture engine. X-Reality Pro is the better picture engine that can deliver better picture clarity and sharpness than Clear Resolution Enhancer. So you can enjoy relatively better clarity and sharpness on Sony KDL40W650D than on Sony KDL40R350D.
2. Refresh Rate Technology
Sony still use Motionflow XR term to measure the quality of their LED TV refresh rate. Sony KDL40W650D comes with Motionflow XR 240, while Sony KDL40R350D comes with Motionflow XR 120. With Motionflow XR 240, you can enjoy smoother fast motion images especially when you use the TV as your gaming monitor. When you use the TV to watch your favorite fast motion movies or sports, you can’t find significant differences between Motionflow XR 240 and Motionflow XR 120 in 40-Inch screen.
3. Smart TV Platform with Built-in Wifi
Sony KDL40W650D is completed with Smart TV platform and Built-in Wifi. The Smart TV platform installed on Sony KDL40W650D is indeed basic Smart TV platform. It’s not the Sony Android TV one. Although It’s only basic Smart TV platform, but you can still enjoy premium entertainments from your favorite content providers. Connecting to your favorite content providers is also easy with Sony KDL40W650D as It’s completed with built-in Wifi that connect to your home network easily without any hassle. Sony KDL40R350D, in the other hand, doesn’t come with any Smart TV and built-in Wifi. So you need additional Smart TV devices to connect to your favorite content providers.
4. Remote Control
The remote control that come with KDL40W650D and KDL40R350D are both standard remote control. But They are different on the series. Sony KDL40W650D comes with RMT-TX102U, while Sony KDL40R350D comes with RM-YD092. RMT-TX102U comes with few more buttons than what you can find on RM-YD092.
As the model that positioned as the higher one, Sony KDL40W650D is offered at more expensive price than Sony KDL40R350D. How much is their price difference? Sony KDL40R350D that comes later is introduced at around $50 lower in price than Sony KDL40W650D. We have to take a note that price is not fixed and maybe changed by the retailers sometime in the future.
Which Sony’s 2016 40-Inch Full HD LED TV to Choose?
We have talked about Sony KDL40W650D and KDL40R350D as two choices that We can consider for 40-Inch Full HD TV from Sony’s 2016 TV lineup. Sony KDL40W650D comes as the higher model that comes with better picture engine, higher refresh rate and installed with Smart TV platform as well as built-in wifi. With better picture engine, you can enjoy better clarity and sharpness, while higher refresh rate give you smoother fast motion images especially for gaming needs. Additionally, You can also enjoy premium contents instantly with Sony KDL40W650D since It’s completed with built-in Smart TV and Wifi although its Smart TV platform is the basic one. As one of the popular choice for 40-Inch LED TV, you can find that most of the customers that purchased Sony KDL40W650D are satisfied with their purchase. Are you eager to know about what they said about Sony KDL40W650D? You can read more about the customers’ experience with their Sony KDL40W650D here…
How about Sony KDL40R350D? Sony KDL40R350D is a good choice especially when you don’t need Smart TV platform included on your next 40-Inch LED TV and you have more limited budget in the other hand. Although It’s basic 40-Inch LED TV but It still can deliver good picture quality based on what the customers’ said about this TV model. If you need to know more about this TV model, you can find out Sony KDL40R350D customers’ reviews on this page…
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