The ‘Smart’ in today’s smart televisions gives a whole lot of utility and functionality to what was once referred to as an ‘Idiot Box’. The television has evolved into a mature platform for serving smart content, which is updated in real-time, right into people’s homes. The televisions an actually connect to the internet and fetch the latest in news and current events. Everything, from news to entertainment is now just a click of a button away.
Sony has made a name for themselves in the electronics world by giving us high-quality products over the years. The Sony Bravia KLV-49W672E is one of the smart televisions from Sony which sports a full HD resolution. It has ports located all over it body to have a convenient connectivity without any hassles. The Sony Bravia KLV-49W672E is available at a price of Rs. 69,990/- in online stores. Let us take an up-close look at this television in this review.
The Sony Bravia KLV-49W672E is a sleek looking full HD smart television which features an almost bezel-less display. All that sophisticated technology is packed into a frame that is just 70mm thick. Sony has shaved off all the unrequired bits from the front to deliver among the smallest of bezels available on a television. Even the table-top stand of this TV looks sleek and sophisticated. It sports a dark silver finish which provides a nice visual contrast to the black bezels of the television. The stand is also a master of cable management. It is designed to hide the cables within itself and to be held in place with the included cable holder. This is a small detail, but the fact that Sony have addressed the problem of ugly tangle of cables is a wonder to behold.
The Sony Bravia KLV-49W672E has been designed to perform in the toughest conditions. With X-Protection PRO, this television is extremely durable while being protected from dust, humidity, power surges and even against lightning strikes. The built-in subwoofer provides a deep bass to put some heart into the audio output. Again, it is an achievement of sorts for Sony to include a subwoofer in a frame this thin. The IO ports are distributed all over the television. Some of the IO ports are located on the back include; 1 Ethernet Port, 1 HDMI CEC, 1 HDMI (ARC). Ones on the side are 1 TY RF (Terrestrial / Cable Connection Input), 2 HDMI Inputs, 2 USB Inputs (Stacked) and 1 Audio/Headphone Output (Hybrid with Headphone Out, Audio Out and Subwoofer Out.). There is a Composite Video Input on the bottom. The Sony KLV-49W672E weighs 12.6kg with its stand and 11.9kg without it. With its clean lines and the wire-concealing table-top stand, it makes for an impressive design review of smart tv.
The Sony Bravia KLV-49W672E has a 49” Full HD LED backlit display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. High Dynamic Range preserves detail lost in the darkest and brightest areas of a high-contrast picture. The X-Reality PRO picture processing engine upscales every pixel for crystal-clear images. Each scene is matched with a special reference image database to reduce noise and deliver exceptional output. The colours are saturated and the contrast is exceptional, to say the least. Live Colour Technology enhances the colours being displayed in an image.
The display supports following picture modes; Vivid, Standard, Custom, Cinema, Sports, Photo-Vivid, Photo-Standard, Photo-Custom, Game, Graphics, HDR Game and HDR Cinema. The display on the Sony KLV-49W672E is among the best ones available in the market, in this price range.
The Sony Bravia KLV-49W672E is a Smart TV. It supports multiple Indian regional languages in addition to a bunch of international ones. The smart remote has a dedicated YouTube button which opens YouTube with one click. On the audio front, ClearAudio+ fine tunes the television’s sound for an immersive, enriching viewing experience. It reproduces life-like sound that delivers greater clarity and separation. The built-in sub-woofer delivers a punchy bass for those deep bass riffs, soaring vocals and overall powerful sound.
The Sony KLV-49W672E also has on board Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Pulse. The DTS Digital Surround simulates S-Force Front Surround. It has Open Baffle Speaker at the front in addition to the Subwoofer which is a Bass Reflex Speaker. They have an impressive combined output of 30W. It also has plug-n-play connectivity for smartphones. The Sony KLV-49W672E does exceptionally well in its performance review.
Inside the box:
· Sony KLV-49W672E Television
· Table Top Stand
· Remote Control (2 Batteries Included)
· AC Adapter
· AC Power Cord
· Warranty Card
· 3 Instruction Manuals
ü Almost Non-existent Bezels.
ü Hidden Cable Management in mounting base.
ü X-Reality Pro.
ü ClearAudio +.
ü Built-in Woofer.
ü Slim form factor.
The Sony Bravia KLV-49W672E has a gorgeous display with an audio output to match. The smart features unlock an access to a world of endless entertainment at the press the of a single button. The entire review has been one series of praises for this television and all of them are well0-earned. The Sony Bravia KLV-49W672E offers best value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.