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Sony KDL-40W605
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Sony KDL-40W605

40" Flat Mar 2014
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Features Release Date
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11 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This television received an expert rating of 78% from Chip.de.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

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

Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years which do not support smart TV features, the KDL-40W605 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-40W605 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-40W605 do not have a WiFi connection.

Alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price].

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most TVs of this age and spec have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KDL-40W605 which has four HDMI ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This TV supports an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently supported WiFi standard on TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two Audio in Ports

The KDL-40W605 is a two audio in port television. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-40W605 have between one and three audio in ports.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most commonly found comb filter on televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

two USB 2.0 ports

The KDL-40W605 is a two USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as the KDL-40W605 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has Four Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-40W605 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-40W605. The smart modes "Cinema", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most televisions of this type and age are not 3D compatible. The Sony KDL-40W605 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], the Panasonic TC-L47ET5[plb_403365_price], or the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago, the KDL-40W605 does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other televisions which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Sony KDL-40W605 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Sony TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this television.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs of this type and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-40W605 do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-40W605 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Thick

The KDL-40W605 has a fairly thick thickness (89 millimeters) compared to most of the other televisions of this age and type. The average thickness of mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-40W605 is 62mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40W605

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a similar age to 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

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

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
24p Support
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Panorama Feature
Stored Teletext Page
Deep Colour
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
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
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
HDD Recording
Placement Option

Expert Reviews

(1)
9 November 2015

Der Sony KDL-60W605B zeigt im Test eine durch und durch gute Bildqualität in allen Auflösungen. Besonders der hohe Schachbrettkontrast von 215:1 sticht positiv hervor. Sound und Ausstattung sind...

Clean, detailed
Naturallooking colours
Decent upscaler
Improved, intuitive interface
Generous smart features
Sound
Lacks detail in darks
No 3D
Narrow viewing angles
No motion interpolation

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl40w605, kdl40w605b, kdl40w605bbi, sony kdl40w605, kdl40w605bbaep, sony kdl40w605b, sony kdl40w605c
Barcodes 04905524965056, 04905524965087, 05054230785713

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