Sony KDL-48W705 vs Thomson 40UA6406

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Sony KDL-48W705
Thomson 40UA6406

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has a screen size of 48", but the Thomson 40UA6406 is only a 40" TV (8" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Thinner Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has a thickness of 57mm. That's 22mm thinner than the Thomson 40UA6406 (79mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

6 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £11.55
Over five years the Sony KDL-48W705 only costs £76.75 to run however the Thomson 40UA6406 costs £88.30 to run (15% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Sony KDL-48W705 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", whereas the Thomson 40UA6406 has a rating of "A+".
5 Reasons For
200Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Thomson 40UA6406 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, whereas the Sony KDL-48W705 is only a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (200Hz slower). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Two RF ports Edit
The Thomson 40UA6406 is a two RF port TV, whereas the Sony KDL-48W705 only has one RF port. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The Thomson 40UA6406 has three USB 2.0 ports, however the Sony KDL-48W705 only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

A lot lighter Edit
The Thomson 40UA6406 has a weight of 7.6kg, however the Sony KDL-48W705 is an 11.3kg heavy TV (3.7kg heavier). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Cheaper by £10
The Thomson 40UA6406 costs £458.86, whereas the Sony KDL-48W705 is £469.00.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Vastly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, however the Thomson 40UA6406 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (200Hz faster). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Only one RF port Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has one RF port, however the Thomson 40UA6406 only has two RF ports. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Sony KDL-48W705 is two, but the Thomson 40UA6406 only has three USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

A lot heavier Edit
Sony KDL-48W705 is 11.3kg heavy, but the Thomson 40UA6406 is a 7.6kg heavy TV (3.7kg lighter). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

More expensive by £10
The Sony KDL-48W705 is £10.14 more expensive than the Thomson 40UA6406.
Older by six months
The Sony KDL-48W705 is six months older than the Thomson 40UA6406.
5 Reasons Against
20% smaller screen size Edit
The Thomson 40UA6406 has a screen size of 40", however the Sony KDL-48W705 is a 48" TV (8" larger). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Thicker Edit
The Thomson 40UA6406 is a 79mm thick TV. That's 22mm thicker than the Sony KDL-48W705 (79mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Not as many stockists
The Thomson 40UA6406 is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Sony KDL-48W705 is stocked by 7 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
£11.55 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Thomson 40UA6406 are £88.30 which is £11.55 more than the Sony KDL-48W705. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Thomson 40UA6406 is "A+", but the rating of the Sony KDL-48W705 is "A++".

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Date Released

22 months Ago 16 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 73.71
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 76.75
Purchase price £ 469.00
Total cost of ownership £ 545.75
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.77
Total running cost £ 88.30
Purchase price £ 458.86
Total cost of ownership £ 547.16
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.38T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.44T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
48"
BEST
40"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 400Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 1000000:1
BEST
 1000000:1
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Screen Format Adjustment
 14:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
121cm
BEST
102cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
 Auto channel search feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 2
BEST
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
 Mobile high-definition link

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide

Performance

Video Format
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Audio Format
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
Parental Controls
 Parental controls
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
 24p playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Video Recorder
 Digital video recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
File System
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT

Design

LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
46W
BEST
54W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.29W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
BEST
 A++
Annual Energy Consumption
64kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
92W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
57mm
BEST
79mm
Weight
11.3kg 7.6kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
11.7kg 9.6kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 240mm
Height (with Stand)
671mm 610mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,089mm 930mm
BEST
Height
632mm 565mm
BEST
Width
1,089mm 930mm
BEST
Packaging Height
732mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
1,187mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out Port
 Subwoofer out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clear Phase Technology
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Wide Mode
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

HDD Recording
 HDD recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Playback
 USB playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
 Advanced contrast enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display for External Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Special Features

Photo Share
 Photo Share
Unknown - Click to provide data
X-Reality PRO
 X-Reality PRO
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
 Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motionflow XR
 Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
ClearAudio+
 ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
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