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32" 200Hz Edge-Lit LED Feb 2014
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33 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This mid-size TV received an expert rating of 75% from product-test.ru.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 109 owner reviews this TV has a superb overall owner rating.

Nice Design

Twenty-six people who bought the product wrote that it was good looking. Two years ago @geekzilla9000 mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-32W705 on Amazon “Look a little dated now (the Samsung Series 4 with its red tinted plastic was beautiful in its day.”. @geekzilla9000 also said “They've managed to make the concept even more beautiful by having a nice brushed metal strip across the top”. Andrei D. said on Amazon “The image is really crisp and clear, beautiful colours” in their review of the Sony KDL-32W705.

Five Sony KDL-32W705 reviewers who reviewed the product wrote that it was smooth. @geekzilla9000 wrote on Amazon “Movement is nice and smooth”. Gavin Vaughan mentioned on Amazon “Gaming on this TV is brilliant also, nice and smooth and the image looks great, i do not use any of the built in image enhancements features while gaming” in his review of this TV and gave the product a score of 5 stars. James I mentioned in his review of the Sony KDL-32W705 “A perfectly smooth screen with a very neat bezel”.

Several Sony KDL-32W705 owners who reviewed this TV thought it was a good design. Daniel Goodson mentioned in his review of this TV in November last year “Great picture quality and design” . Tim said in his Sony KDL-32W705 review two years ago “Picture quality, design, price, easy set-up (in theory!), functionality, loads of inputs/outputs”. Tim also mentioned “At the moment I prefer my Roku streaming to the services that come with the TV, as it's speedier, better design and better to use”.

Several Sony KDL-32W705 owners who purchased it thought it was neat. In November last year James mentioned in his review of this TV on Amazon “Nice neat looking TV”. James I mentioned in his Sony KDL-32W705 review “It is neatly laid out and works well.I would recommend going to Sony's website for the full specification” and scored it very highly.

One person who purchased the Sony KDL-32W705 reckoned that it was luxurious.

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Good Stand

Some Sony KDL-32W705 owners concluded that the Sony KDL-32W705 had a good stand. @geekzilla9000 said on Amazon “Even the stand looks superb” in their review. Aw said on Amazon “Despite what I thought the box has a Stand AND also a Wall mount in the box” and rated this TV 5 stars. Dave gave it a very good rating and he mentioned on Amazon “The other was that I wanted to mount the TV on the wall, I was impressed that the stand also doubles up as a wall mount.” in his Sony KDL-32W705 review.

Good Standard Def TV

Some customers who reviewed the product considered that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Two years ago James I mentioned “Picture was good and the S.D” and scored the Sony KDL-32W705 very highly. James I also wrote “It's impossible to get a very good S.D”. P. Roberts scored this TV very highly and mentioned on Amazon in November last year “SD picture quality very good and HD excellent”.

Good Picture Quality

Thirty-one people who bought this TV reckoned that it had good picture quality. C. Ella mentioned “Having had this 2 days and set this up right for picture and sound, this picture quality is fantastic” . Cameron mentioned in his Sony KDL-32W705 review on Amazon two years ago “A worthy successor, picture quality is very impressive, I really like the VA panels Sony are using on their 2014 models” and rated the product as very good. D. J. Monaghan mentioned “As far as I can see the picture quality is superb” in their Sony KDL-32W705 review and scored the product 5 stars.

A number of Sony KDL-32W705 reviewers who purchased it considered that it was good for playing games on. A. Kalapchiyski rated it 5 stars and mentioned in their review two years ago “Best tv for gaming with the lowest input lag of”. A. Kalapchiyski also said “Highly recommend for gamers”. Corrinpowers mentioned “Excellent for gaming”.

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Two years ago A. Kalapchiyski mentioned “Great colors and good sound” and scored it 5 stars. Cristian Cotovan mentioned on Amazon “Amazing picture, great detail, vivid colours”. David mentioned in his review “Colours are vivid and the quality of black” .

Some customers reckoned that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Muncle said on Amazon in November last year “Also, make sure that with blu-ray/ DVD if you are watching an old DVD in 4” in their Sony KDL-32W705 review. R. Patel mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Watching a blu-ray is sublime”.

A number of people who reviewed the product said that it had a good refresh rate. Two years ago Justaguy mentioned on Amazon “And the fast refresh rate is perfect for football”.

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Good High Def TV

Twenty-four people who purchased the Sony KDL-32W705 reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. @geekzilla9000 said “They both work perfectly well and the HD streaming looks just as good as it does when I stream using my PS4, options such as Twitter” in their review. Last year Adam said on Amazon “The display itself is great - can't fault it (SD looks very good @ 32", HD looks fantastic), as is the sound as discreet speakers go” in his review. Anthony Bryant said on Amazon two years ago “I use BBC iplayer all the time and receive perfect HD pictures through my Broadband connection” in his review.

Good Smart TV

Some Sony KDL-32W705 owners who purchased it concluded that it had good apps. Amaryllis said “There are numerous other apps, some of which don't work.” in their review of the Sony KDL-32W705. Brian Baker gave it a score of 5 stars and he said “It has many more apps than show in the marketing blurb”. C. Ella rated the product 5 stars and said on Amazon in November last year “The Apps are good, plenty to choose from” in their review of this TV.

A few Sony KDL-32W705 reviewers who purchased the Sony KDL-32W705 considered that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Two years ago Amaryllis mentioned on Amazon “However, I can't believe that my set does NOT have an app for i-Player or 5 OD or for Amazon, BBC News or Sky News as my older set has”. Aw wrote “Iplayer works great as well” in their review. Baggins wrote on Amazon “I had a play with the internet side running the BBC iPlayer and it was easy”.

A few people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good for watching on demand TV. C. Gould mentioned in their review on Amazon “Anyway, I mainly use the built-in Netflix app to watch films”. Coincidence vs Fate wrote in their Sony KDL-32W705 review on Amazon “There is a bright red NETFLIX button which makes the whole thing a lot simpler” and scored the Sony KDL-32W705 very highly. D. J. Monaghan scored the product very highly and said “Also has access to netflix which is a real bonus” in their Sony KDL-32W705 review.

Eight customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Abc mentioned in their review two years ago “0 0 0 0 0 0Detail Enhancer LowEdge Enhancement OffSkin Nat OffFor Freeview HD”. Anthony Bryant mentioned in his Sony KDL-32W705 review “The HD channels superb which there are now 13 on Freeview at my last count” and scored it 5 stars. Last year Cheryl mentioned in her review of the Sony KDL-32W705 on Amazon “The free view is awesome I didn't realise you can record”.

Three people wrote that it had great smart functions. M B V mentioned on Amazon “Very good quality over all (aluminium instead of plastic used by "others"), very good full HD picture and Smart features” in their review. Rory scored this TV very highly and he said in his review on Amazon “The SMART functions are good if a little slow to load”.

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Robust

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Abc said on Amazon “The built in Media Player app can also be made to crash if it discovers the presence of certain MP4 or MKV video files stored on USB drive” and rated it 4 stars. Da Underhill rated it as very good and wrote in their review on Amazon “Access to online content is easy with the built in Wi-Fi working well”. Daniel Adderley said in his Sony KDL-32W705 review on Amazon “Very nicely built” and gave the Sony KDL-32W705 a very good review.

One Sony KDL-32W705 reviewer who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was reliable. Dr. Paul Ell wrote in his review of the Sony KDL-32W705 on Amazon “The smart TV elements are outstanding with both reliable wireless connection to a network available together with a ethernet option as well”.

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Easy to Use

Several Sony KDL-32W705 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to setup. Brainy Games wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “Very happy with this TV, excellent picture quality and easy to set up”. Coincidence vs Fate gave the Sony KDL-32W705 a very good review and said on Amazon two years ago “Now these kind of things are fairly straightforward to set-up, as was a smaller 22" LED we bought for the kitchen a couple of weeks back” in their review of this TV. Daniel Goodson mentioned in his review of the Sony KDL-32W705 on Amazon “Very easy to set up”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony KDL-32W705 was easy to use. D. J. Monaghan mentioned in November last year “Really easy to use and quick enough” in their review of the Sony KDL-32W705 and scored it 5 stars. George said in his review “It is very intuitive” and scored this TV 5 stars. Mark said “The picture is great it is easy to use” in his review of the Sony KDL-32W705.

A number of Sony KDL-32W705 reviewers thought the Sony KDL-32W705 was easy to use the menus. Abc wrote in their review “These are my settings for my TV which is mainly used for Freeview SD viewing in the daytime” . George scored the product 5 stars and he said in his Sony KDL-32W705 review “A wonderful sleek modern menu system, really easy to connect to WIFI”. Kmw wrote in their Sony KDL-32W705 review two years ago “LG smart TV's offer cursor navigation when using the LG smart remote or smartphone apps, allowing for much quicker, accurate and easier navigation between menus” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Several people wrote that this TV had a good interface. Kmw mentioned “Media compatibility & interface could be improved”. Kmw also mentioned “Here, you are greeted with an interestingly simple UI flavor, offering a stylish yet clean interface”. Kmw also mentioned “I also prefer the actual interface of the LG, although Samsung offers the best designed interface overall”.

Three Sony KDL-32W705 owners who reviewed the Sony KDL-32W705 agreed that it had a good experience. Justin Keegan wrote in his review of the Sony KDL-32W705 on Amazon last year “Enjoy 1080p for now? My 1080p experience is the best it's ever been”.

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Reasonably Priced

Some Sony KDL-32W705 owners agreed that this TV was good value for money. Adam wrote on Amazon “When this came up at a good price I bought it for my grandparents as a Christmas present as their old TV was knackered” in his review of this TV. Cameron said “Features at a good price”. In November last year Cheryl said on Amazon “I brought this wanting it to do everything.I wanted to save money in the longer term by not relying on the sky, virgin etc” and rated it 5 stars.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was a bargain for the price. Bluelion said “I purchased this tv after a great deal of research”. In November last year Lj said in their review of this TV “This Sony TV actually beats my 24" Samsung monitor that I assumed would be superior because it wasn't cheap and was specifically designed for computer use”. Techy said in their review of the Sony KDL-32W705 on Amazon “Bargain! Excellent in every regard”.

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Good Size

Some Sony KDL-32W705 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was thin. D. J. Monaghan gave the product a very good review score and said “Issues? I guess the issues are the same issues you probably get with all slim smart tvs like this one” in their Sony KDL-32W705 review. D. J. Monaghan also said “The sound quality isn't great since there is little bass from the slim body”. Daniel Adderley gave this TV a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “However the bezel is so slim it's not the end of the world” in his review.

Some people who bought the Sony KDL-32W705 wrote that it was a good depth. @geekzilla9000 scored the product very highly and said on Amazon “Bass actually has depth and the high frequency sounds have excellent clarity”. Thebolloxx wrote “The includes the sound toothe sound itself has a depth and overall clarity about it, i'm unsure why a fewpeople have complained about the sound” in their review.

One Sony KDL-32W705 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good structurally. Corrinpowers scored the product 4 stars and said in their review of this TV “It's well made and the construction is typical Sony quality”.

One Sony KDL-32W705 reviewer who reviewed the Sony KDL-32W705 considered that it was tight. Two years ago Darkbytes mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-32W705 “The only niggling thing is the remote buttons are tight packed together and I sometimes press the home key rather then the down button” and scored it very highly.

One customer wrote that it was lightweight. James I mentioned on Amazon “The remote is a little bit too small and lightweight for my liking.” in his review. One person concluded that this TV was compact. Nat Whilk mentioned on Amazon “It's as compact as a 32-incher can be” in their review of the Sony KDL-32W705.

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Good Product Quality

A few people who purchased it said that it was good quality. Amaryllis said on Amazon two years ago “I love the picture quality of the tv” and scored this TV 4 stars. Anthony Bryant wrote “I am a Pensioner and setting it up I found it was easy, picture quality excellent” and gave this TV a rating of 5 stars. Baggins mentioned in their Sony KDL-32W705 review in November last year “Once set up the picture quality as stunning and even the sound is acceptable bearing in mind the diminutive speakers they fit nowadays” and rated the Sony KDL-32W705 as very good.

Good Connectivity

Twelve people wrote in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Aw said in their review on Amazon last year “The picture is great in full HD and the WIFI connection is very easy set up”. C. Ella mentioned “Wireless is good” in their review. Coincidence vs Fate rated this TV as excellent and wrote on Amazon “The phone are on the same wifi network, etc, so I've checked all the obvious things”.

Six customers who purchased the product considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. @geekzilla9000 mentioned on Amazon “Connecting your various devices is easy, just use any of the 4 HDMI ports (a vast improvement on the measly 2 ports which ruled out Sony TVs in the past for me)” in their review of the Sony KDL-32W705. C. Ella mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-32W705 “Of course it shows it's best via HDMI for which you can see every detail” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Cristian Cotovan mentioned “Apart from that, plenty of HDMI and other inputs” in their review.

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it was able to connect to the internet. Awrsl said on Amazon “Setting up and connecting to the internet was easy”. Mr Martin said on Amazon “Annoying!The SMART services are ok a little slow even with a very fast internet connection.” nonetheless he only gave it a score of 3 stars. Mr. Alistair Rutherford gave this TV a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon in November last year “Connection to the internet is easy to set up”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good in terms of connectivity. Kmw mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-32W705 “This TV has excellent connectivity and is equipped with 4 x HDMI, 2 x USB, Ethernet, component, composite, Scart, RF in, Analog audio input, Optical digital output, Audio output” . Nat Whilk wrote on Amazon “Gorgeous picture; great connectivity; pity about the sound” in their review of the Sony KDL-32W705. Rory rated the product as very good and he mentioned in his review of the Sony KDL-32W705 two years ago “Great connectivity with enough HDMIs for most people”.

A few customers who purchased it concluded that it was ethernet compatible. C. Ella wrote in their review “It is better connected via ethernet cable.”.

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Good Sound Quality

Several Sony KDL-32W705 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. @geekzilla9000 wrote “For built-in speakers I am very impressed” in their review of this TV and rated the product as excellent. Last year Adam wrote on Amazon “On the display and sound alone this a great television, 5 stars” in his Sony KDL-32W705 review. Amaryllis mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Have no problems with the sound and the set up was quick”.

Good Support

Some Sony KDL-32W705 reviewers who reviewed this TV thought it had good technical guidance. Adam mentioned “The guide loads quickly & without audio interruption, displaying 8 channels at a time” in his review of the Sony KDL-32W705. Bluelion wrote “Would have liked a more detailed printed manual” in their review of this TV. David Martin mentioned last year “Everyone is used to a guide that easily and quickly shows you now”.

Good Technical Features

Five customers wrote that it had good features. Dr. Paul Ell rated the Sony KDL-32W705 as excellent and he wrote on Amazon two years ago “What impresses me most is the range of features Sony have built in”. Lj said on Amazon “The Bravia Link features are great for PS3”. Lj also mentioned “Then there are features which simply don't work anyway”.

Low Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this TV is A, and the average 5 year running cost of the KDL-32W705 is only £66 based on typical energy prices, which is in the cheapest 18% of all 714 TVs of a comparable spec and age.

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Good for Wall Mounting

Some Sony KDL-32W705 reviewers who purchased the product considered that it was good for wall mounting. Baggins wrote “Screws etc which I think are for wall mounting” in their Sony KDL-32W705 review. Charlie Wade said on Amazon “Also has wall mounting kit included with the Television which helpsonly thing i would say being picky would be that the speakers lack base”. Kmw gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “There's also a nice metal stand which can function both as a table stand and as a wall mount, which is cool” in their Sony KDL-32W705 review.

Good Remote Control

A few Sony KDL-32W705 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good remote control. Andrei D. wrote on Amazon “It responds to remote commands decently - not too fast”. Kmw mentioned in their Sony KDL-32W705 review “Sony also includes the One Touch Pad Smart Remote, which is OK.” and scored it 4 stars. Last year Neilr1 said on Amazon “Only niggle is the remote where some options are too close together” in their review and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some people thought the product was quiet. @geekzilla9000 said “Knack looked better than I've ever seen it!Audio is often an issue for me, I tend to find dialogue can be too quiet” in their review of this TV. Last year Rupert the Bear wrote on Amazon “Some minor gripes -Anything played from a flash drive it insists on playing in alphabetical orderPoor and quiet sound ( so you buy a soundbar from sony? )Remote is fiddly”.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

On average Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all TVs manufactured by Sony.

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Good Environmental Credentials

One Sony KDL-32W705 owner thought the Sony KDL-32W705 was good in terms of power usage. Two years ago Darkbytes mentioned on Amazon “I found the power supply nice little 19.5v block like a laptop much more energy efficient than me previous TV” and gave this TV a rating of 5 stars.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Dr. Paul Ell wrote “Top of the range are the 4k ultra-high resolution models, followed by larger LCD TVs with in built active in passive 3D, Near Field Communication (NFC” in his review of the Sony KDL-32W705 and scored the product 5 stars.

Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-32W705 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-32W705 do not support smart TV features.

Other TVs which support smart TV features currently available which you might also want to consider include the Toshiba 40RL958[plb_1530771_price] which has better reviews; or the Toshiba 40L3453[plb_2181446_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Samsung UE32H4580[plb_2256428_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-32W705 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Toshiba 40RL958[plb_1530771_price] which has better reviews; or the Toshiba 40L3453[plb_2181446_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to look at including the Samsung UE32H4580[plb_2256428_price].

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Fairly Fast Refresh Rate

At 200 hertz, the KDL-32W705 has a quite fast refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. Similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago have refresh rates of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz, and the average refresh rate is 180Hz.

We compared this TV to all the other 200Hz refresh rate TVs and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-32W706[plb_2143402_price] is also worth considering.

If this TV refresh rate is too slow for you then you might want to consider the UE32H6400[pl_2232460_price] (400Hz), or the T32E390[pl_3404279_price] (400Hz) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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3D Comb Filter

This television has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

two USB 2.0 ports

Most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the KDL-32W705 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-32W705 is more than most TVs of this age and spec. This Sony TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32W705. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Seven Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-32W705 is more than most televisions of this type and age. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-32W705. The smart modes "Cinema", "Personal", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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Supports Thirteen Analog Signal Format Systems

The KDL-32W705 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs of this age and spec. This Sony TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-32W705. The analog signal format systems "NTSC 3.58", "NTSC 4.43", "PAL", "PAL BG", "PAL DK", "PAL I", "PAL L", "PAL M", "SECAM", "SECAM B/G", "SECAM D/K" and "SECAM L" are also supported by this TV.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

The KDL-32W705 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 54 kilowatt hours) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-32W705 have annual energy consumptions of between 0.22kWh and 620kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 76kWh.

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In the last 13 days the KDL-32W705 has increased in price by £39.01.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-32W705, the KDL-32W705 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the UE32F6100[pl_2161651_price], or the UE32H6200[pl_2234257_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-32W705 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-32W705 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Eleven Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the KDL-32W705 is more than most televisions of this type and age. This Sony TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-32W705. The video formats "AVCHD", "AVI", "M-JPEG", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The KDL-32W705 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions that were released around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-32W705. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports Two TV Bands

The number of TV bands supported by the KDL-32W705 is more than most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. This Sony TV supports an UHF TV band, which is the most commonly supported TV band supported by TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-32W705. The TV band "VHF" is also supported by this TV.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 10 Watts, the KDL-32W705 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-32W705. Across all the TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-32W705 the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KDL-32W705 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only One Tuner

Most TVs of this spec and age have between one and seven tuners, including the Sony KDL-32W705 which has one tuner.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-32W705

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that were launched 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 Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over two years.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 64 millimeters, the Sony KDL-32W705 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-32W705.

Alternative 64mm thick TVs currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-32W706[plb_2143402_price].

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Toshiba 32L1343[plb_1608684_price] (88mm) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction Feature
24p Support
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
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
TV Band
Analog Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Digital Video Recorder
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama Feature
Clock Function
Stored Teletext Page
File System
Deep Colour
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Subwoofer Out Port
Other Features
HDD Recording

Expert Reviews

(1)
22 September 2015

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Accurate colours
Excellent contrast and black levels
Good antiglare coating
Access to connected services
Good media player
Narrow viewing angles
Risk of clouding
Not 3Dcompatible
No real motion compensation
Thin, sibilant sound

User Reviews

(104)
Reviewed 31 October 2015 by TillyTops2000

A number of issues with this telly that drive me mad... When switching on you can't change channel or open home page for at least 30 seconds. The remote control is the cheapest, ugliest thing I... Read more…

Reviewed 24 October 2015 by A
A would recommend the Sony KDL-32W705C

Great tv. Good picture and sound...

Ease to use
Good build quality
Looks good
Value for money
No 4 on demand"
No "ITV player"
Poor "guide"
Recording function does not do "whole series
Reviewed 31 August 2015 by Jen
Jen would recommend the Sony KDL-32W705C

Very smart looking tv good price good to link up with game machines quality picture and sound...

Ease to use
Good build quality
Looks good
Quiet
Value for money
Complicated
(Verified Purchase)

Decent picture and a decent range of Apps. However as a very flat panel the speakers are rubbish. I Invested in a Sony Soundbase...What an improvement. Don't bother with a Soundbar unless you... Read more…

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Justin Keegan
(Verified Purchase)

In a word WOW! This TV really is absolutely perfect for gaming on your PS4. After an insane amount of time searching the internet, reading reviews on TVs and monitors I decided a monitor was the... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £62.49
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £65.53
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Energy Rating
0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers no xr200, kdl32w705, sony w705, no hd1080, sony w700, no xr200h, no hd1080p, sony w700b, no xr200hz, kdl32w705b, sony w705c, kdl32w705bb, KDL-32W705C, sony p222455, sony p190248, no kdl32w705, KDL32W705CBU, no kdl32w705c, sony p222455p, sony p190248p, kdl32w705bbaep, no kdl32w705cb, sony kdl32w705, sony kdl32w705c, no kdl32w705cbu, sony kdl32w705b, sony kdl32w705bb, sonytv kdl32w705, sony kdl32w705cb, summer kdl32w705
Barcodes 04548736002135, 04548736002142, 04905524959611, 04905524959628, 04905524959642, 05053959428031, 05054230766644, 05054629739846, 05055760736992

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