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Sony KDL-42W654
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Sony KDL42W654

42" Edge-LED Aug 2013
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting WiFi Connection Release Date
W65 LED Television A quality TV for everyone Full HD (1080p) Edge LED TV With X-Reality PRO, Wireless Screen Mirroring, And Motionflow XR 200Hz - X-Reality PRO takes everything closer to Full... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony is one of the superior TV brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Sony also has good ratings for its mid-size TVs.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other TVs of this age and type which do not have a WiFi connection, the KDL-42W654 has a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this television and we think the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price], and the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Two Audio in Ports

The KDL-42W654 is a two audio in port TV. Most of the other televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-42W654 have between one and three audio in ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-42W654 is more than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This Sony TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of this spec and age. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Has Four Smart Modes

The KDL-42W654 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on televisions of a comparable age and type to the KDL-42W654. The smart modes "Cinema", "Photo" and "Sports" are also found on this Sony TV.

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Supports Five Analog Signal Format Systems

The KDL-42W654 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs that have been around for more than two years. This Sony TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of this age and type. The analog signal format systems "NTSC 3.58", "NTSC 4.43", "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this TV.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The KDL-42W654 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also do not support smart TV features.

There are a number of other televisions which also support smart TV features which you might want to look at including the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-42W654, the Sony KDL-42W654 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], or the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-42W654 do not have a built-in camera. The Sony KDL-42W654 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might want to consider 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 Nine Video Formats

The KDL-42W654 has a greater number of video formats than most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. This Sony TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-42W654. The video formats "AVCHD", "AVI", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM" and "WMV" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the KDL-42W654 is more than most comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-42W654. 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 the most commonly found tuner on mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-42W654 do not feature OLED technology. The Sony KDL-42W654 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

Other 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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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 16 Watts, the Sony KDL-42W654 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-42W654 is 2W, the highest is 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

Most comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-42W654 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KDL-42W654 which has two HDMI ports.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Sony KDL-42W654 is a one USB 2.0 port TV.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-42W654

OK Running Costs

This mid-size TV has an efficiency rating of A+, and the KDL-42W654 has an average running cost of £83 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of a similar age and type.

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 have been available 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

Sony released the KDL-42W654 over three years ago.

Average Thickness

The KDL-42W654 has a relatively standard thickness (69 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-42W654.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
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
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Internet Browser
App
Audio
Audio System
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
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
Audio in Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Digital Video Recorder
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Panorama Feature
Clock Function
Stored Teletext Page
File System
Deep Colour
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Average Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Manual
Other Features
Volume Control
Included AC Adapter

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £80.12
Electricity cost when on standby £2.74
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Total running cost over 5 years £82.86
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Energy Rating
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl42w654, kdl42w654a, kdl42w654as, kdl42w654asi, sony kdl42w654, sony kdl42w654a
Barcodes 04905524941272, 04905524941289, 04905524941296

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