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Sony FWD-42W800

Sony FWD-42W800

42" Passive Apr 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
This slim, energy efficient 42 Full HD LED display is the smart way to make your point in boardrooms and offices, public spaces, retail venues and schools. It's easy to install, with plentiful... More
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8 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Television Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range.

3D Compatible

The FWD-42W800 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the FWD-42W800 are not 3D compatible.

Other 3D compatible TVs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], or the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The FWD-42W800 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FWD-42W800 do not have a WiFi connection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price], or the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price].

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The FWD-42W800 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the FWD-42W800. This TV is a three USB 2.0 port TV compared to most of the televisions of this type and age which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the FWD-42W800 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the FWD-42W800 which has four HDMI ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The FWD-42W800 has a quite high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the FWD-42W800. Across all the mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the FWD-42W800 the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 400 hertz, the Sony FWD-42W800 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs of this age and spec is 260Hz.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The Sony FWD-42W800 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the FWD-42W800. The audio formats "3GPP", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FWD-42W800 do not support smart TV features. The FWD-42W800 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.

We compared all the other televisions which also support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony FWD-42W800 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the FWD-42W800 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Eleven Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the FWD-42W800 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This television supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by televisions of a comparable age and spec to the FWD-42W800. The video formats "AVCHD", "AVI", "M-JPEG", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the FWD-42W800 is more than most televisions that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of this type and age. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as the FWD-42W800, the FWD-42W800 does not feature OLED technology.

Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony FWD-42W800

Average Running Costs

The FWD-42W800 has an average running cost of £100 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 714 televisions of a similar age and spec.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this television was released.

Average Thickness

At 63 millimeters, the Sony FWD-42W800 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the FWD-42W800.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 63mm thick TVs currently available including the Sony KDL-42W807[plb_1546512_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Internet Browser
App
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
Audio in Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
On Screen Display
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Remote Control Type
Other Features
Simulated 3D
Audio Output Port
I-Manual
Picture Processing Engine
USB Playback
Illumination LED
TV SideView

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £97.75
Electricity cost when on standby £1.52
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kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
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Water price £per litre
Annual water price inflation %
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Total running cost over 5 years £99.27
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony FWD-42W800uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.49T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers FWD-42W800P, sony p174854, sony p174854p, sony fwd42w800, sony fwd42w800p
Barcodes 05013493235939, 05013493235960, 05013493238756, 05052916669883

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