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40" 200Hz Flat Feb 2015
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Experience the detail of Full HD 1080p across all your entertainment. From Blu-ray Discs to catch-up TV to smartphone photos, you can see it all in perfect clarity on the big screen with this... More
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11 Reasons For

Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews

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

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Sony KDL-40W705 owner reckoned that the product had good apps. Harley said in his review of the Sony KDL-40W705 “Not from amazon) it is fantastic have it in the living room there are lots of apps to chose from mostly use it for bbc iplayer” .

Good Technical Features

One Sony KDL-40W705 owner who reviewed the product considered that it had good features. Harley wrote in his Sony KDL-40W705 review “Prefer the Sony it has more features” .

Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-40W705 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE40J6300[pl_2824298_price], or the UE32J6300[pl_2830222_price] both from Samsung.

Other TVs which also support smart TV features that you might also want to look at include the Samsung UE48J5500[plb_2826204_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-40W705 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this age and type do not have a WiFi connection.

Other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to look at include the UE40J6300[pl_2824298_price], or the UE32J6300[pl_2830222_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

There are a number of other televisions which also have a WiFi connection which you might want to look at including the Samsung UE48J5500[plb_2826204_price].

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Fairly Fast Refresh Rate

At 200 hertz, the Sony KDL-40W705 has a quite fast refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. The average refresh rate of similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-40W705 is 110Hz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on televisions that are a comparable age to it.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The Sony KDL-40W705 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age only have between one and three HDMI ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-40W705 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than a year. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs that came out more than a year ago. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-40W705 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on similar spec televisions that were launched more than a year ago. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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6 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that the Sony KDL-40W705 did not have good sound quality.

Not 3D Compatible

The KDL-40W705 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the KDL-43W805[pl_2803097_price], or the KDL-43W807[pl_2803096_price] both from Sony; or the LG 32LF650[plb_2898998_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40W705 do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-40W705 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The KDL-40W705 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of this spec and age. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Sony TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs that were released more than a year ago do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-40W705 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-40W705 have RMS rated power of between 5W and 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 20W. With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-40W705 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40W705

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-40W705 is £74, which is typical compared to the other 344 televisions of a comparable age and type.

Released Over a Year Ago

This TV has been on the market for over a year.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec televisions that have been available for more than a year. 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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Average Thickness

At 57 millimeters, the Sony KDL-40W705 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus
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
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Digital Video Recorder
Ambient Light Sensor
File System
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
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
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
Subwoofer Out Port
Special Features
Football Mode
X-Reality PRO
Motionflow XR
ClearAudio+

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 19 June 2016 by Irene25
Irene25 would recommend the Sony KDL-40W705C

I have had the TV for a couple of weeks and am very pleased with the features that I have found so far...

Reviewed 12 April 2016 by Chiefychat
Chiefychat would recommend the Sony KDL-40W705C

A great picture, although the sound does let it down a bit. I would recommend a good sound bar. Apps load quickly and my iPhone connects with ease. The stand isn't bulky which helps it fit in... Read more…

Reviewed 8 March 2016 by Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy would recommend the Sony KDL-40W705C

I'm pleased overall. Picture on HD is excellent and sound is not too bad. Ordinary TV settings are easy to adjust to personal taste. My gripes are with the unintuitive nature of the "smart" side... Read more…

Reviewed 7 January 2016 by Terry1945
Terry1945 would recommend the Sony KDL-40W705C

Bought in time for Christmas. Great buy compared to previous TV*/...

Reviewed 6 June 2015 by Harley | 22 Comments

I bought this TV (but not from amazon) it is fantastic have it in the living room there are lots of apps to chose from mostly use it for bbc iplayer and watching films from amazon i have noticed... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £70.51
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £73.55
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Energy Rating
0.37T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 04053162880870, 04548736002159, 04548736002166, 04548736003156, 05054629734780

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