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Sony W600B TV Review

Tested using Methodology v0.9
Reviewed May 21, 2014 at 12:00 am
Sony W600B Picture
Test Methodology v0.9
7.5
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
This TV was replaced by the Sony W650D
4k No

The Sony W600B LED TV is a great budget gaming TV. However, it has a narrow viewing angle and it doesn't have advanced features like motion interpolation. These two issues shouldn't be a concern to gamers, though.

Our Verdict

7.5 Mixed Usage

If you are a gamer looking for a 40" or 48" LED TV that doesn't break your bank, the Sony KDL40W600B or the Sony KDL48W600B is your best bet. It has low input lag and offers great picture quality for the price. For use other than gaming, you will prefer the Samsung H6350.

  • 7.5 Mixed Usage
Pros
  • Great gaming TV. The input lag is low and when you turn on the LED Motion mode, the motion blur is limited.
  • Great picture quality for the price, both in dark and bright rooms.
Cons
  • No motion interpolation feature. If you like the soap opera effect for movies or TV shows, this isn't your TV.
  • Loss of saturation at an angle. The picture quality when viewed from the side is greatly reduced.

Check Price

40" KDL40W600B
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48" KDL48W600B
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Test Results

Design
Design
Design

The design of the Sony W600B is simple. The depth and borders of the frame are thicker than average, but the TV is very light.

Design
Stand

The stand has a low profile. The TV also comes with everything you need to hang it on the wall, so you won't need to buy an additional wall mount.

Design
Borders

0.71" (1.8 cm)

Design
Thickness

2.95" (7.5 cm)

Picture Quality
8.7
Picture Quality
Contrast
Black 0.026 cd/m2
White 91.01 cd/m2
Contrast 3500 : 1

The contrast ratio isn't very impressive, but considering the price, we can't really complain. The blacks are still very good for an LED.

9.0
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity

The backlight uniformity is almost perfect. Certainly one of the best that we've seen in an LED TV.

6.0
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity

The Sony W600B's gray uniformity is also excellent. The corners are a bit darker, but this can't be noticed when watching normal content.

5.7
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Viewing Angle 19 °

As with most LED TVs, the colors lose saturation when viewed from the sides. If you sit directly in front of the TV, do not worry about this issue.

8.5
Picture Quality
Average Room
Reflection 1.8 %
Surface Type Semi-gloss

The amount of reflections off the screen is average for a semi-glossy finish. Nothing to worry about when you have a few lights on.

7.4
Picture Quality
Bright Room
Max white 233.1 cd/m2

The W600B doesn't get very bright, but it should be fine if you have a few windows in your room.

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Picture Quality
3D
3D No

Picture Quality
Pixels

Motion
7.5
Motion
Motion Blur

The motion blur is good for an LED. It is even better when using the LED Motion mode, which doesn't increase the input lag significantly, but reduces considerably the brightness (more details and a picture in the Q&A section).

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation N/A

Inputs
8.7
Inputs
Input Lag
Input Lag 33.9 ms

The input lag is low, so this is a great gaming TV. It isn't the lowest that we ever recorded, but it is more than low enough to not notice it.

Inputs
Side Inputs

1 HDMI
2 USB
1 Headphone Out

Inputs
Rear Inputs

3 HDMI
1 RF In
1 Component In
2 Composite In
1 Digital Audio Out
1 Ethernet

Smart Features
7.0
Smart Features
Smart TV

Sony's software features are really slow. It takes a while to boot and to list USB files. Check out our review of Sony's 2014 Smart TV platform.

Smart Features
Remote

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