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Sony KDL-40W905
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Sony KDL-40W905

40" Active Apr 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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10 Reasons For

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

Mid-size TVs produced by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

3D Compatible

The KDL-40W905 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D compatible.

There are a number of other 3D compatible TVs currently available that you might want to look at including the LG 42LW579, or the Samsung UE40H6470 which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-40W905 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs of this type and age which do not support smart TV features.

There are a number of alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available which you might want to consider including the Samsung UE40H6700 which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-40W905 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-40W905 do not have a WiFi connection.

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

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-40W905 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the KDL-40W905 has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Six Equaliser Bands

Most similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years have between three and six equaliser bands, including the KDL-40W905 which has six equaliser bands.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Sony KDL-40W905 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. Mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago have RMS rated power of between 2W and 80W.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 800 hertz, the Sony KDL-40W905 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs of this age and type range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz.

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-40W905 is more than most TVs of this age and type. This Sony television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-40W905. The audio format "WMA" is also supported by this TV.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The Sony KDL-40W905 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-40W905. The smart modes "Cinema", "Natural", "Photo", "Sports" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-40W905 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-40W905 also do not have a built-in camera.

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

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The Sony KDL-40W905 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this television. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Eight Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the KDL-40W905 is more than most televisions of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly supported video format is MKV, but this video format is not supported by this Sony TV. The video formats 3GP, AVCHD, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2 and WMV are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The KDL-40W905 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of this spec and age. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Sony TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-40W905 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-40W905 also do not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00).

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40W905

Average Running Costs

This Sony television is rated A for energy efficiency. The KDL-40W905 has an average 5 year running cost of £101 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs that were released more than two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a similar type and 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 Three Years Ago

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

Average Thickness

The KDL-40W905 has a fairly typical thickness (61 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-40W905.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
24p Support
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Audio
Audio System
Equaliser Band
Equaliser
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
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
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Network Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Hotel Mode
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Child Lock
Game Mode
24p Playback
Wide Color Enhancer
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Panorama Feature
Face Detection
Clock Function
Stored Teletext Page
File System
Deep Colour
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
Swivel Angle Range
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Dimension
HDD Recording
Box Dimension
Volume Control
Weight Without Stand
HDMI in Port

Expert Reviews

21 July 2014

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Superb image and audio quality, good quantities of online video streaming, striking design
Great design
Easy to use
Stunning 3D performance
Largely convincing and more vibrant colour palette
A little 3D crosstalk, limited viewing angle
Poor viewing angle
Detail lost in dark scenes
Blues occasionally overblown
Sound is on the thin side

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £99.35
Electricity cost when on standby £1.52
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Total running cost over 5 years £100.87
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Energy Rating
0.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 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.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl40w905, kdl40w905a, kdl40w905ab, kdl40w905abi, kdl40w905abaep
Barcodes 04905524915075, 04905524915099, 04905524915112

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