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42" 200Hz Flat Feb 2014
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Three Industry Awards

The editor of Trusted Reviews conluded that they would endorse this TV and gave it a "Recommended" award and the writer at Hdtvtest.co.uk gave it a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

One additional expert review site said that this television was good. This Sony TV received a "Good Product" award from Benchmark.pl.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus, Chip.de and CNET.co.uk this mid-size TV has an overall expert rating of 84 out of 100. This means that experts think this Sony television is one of the better TVs of a similar type and age.

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this TV is exceptional based on 107 user reviews.

Nice Design

Twenty-six customers who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Two years ago @geekzilla9000 wrote on Amazon “Look a little dated now (the Samsung Series 4 with its red tinted plastic was beautiful in its day.” in their Sony KDL-42W705 review and gave it a very good review score. @geekzilla9000 also wrote “They've managed to make the concept even more beautiful by having a nice brushed metal strip across the top”. Andrei D. mentioned on Amazon “The image is really crisp and clear, beautiful colours”.

Several Sony KDL-42W705 owners concluded that the Sony KDL-42W705 was smooth. @geekzilla9000 said two years ago “Movement is nice and smooth” . Last year Gavin Vaughan rated this TV as very good and he wrote 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”. James I mentioned on Amazon two years ago “A perfectly smooth screen with a very neat bezel” in his review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

A number of Sony KDL-42W705 reviewers who reviewed this TV agreed that it was a good design. Daniel Goodson said “Great picture quality and design”. Tim mentioned in his review two years ago “Picture quality, design, price, easy set-up (in theory!), functionality, loads of inputs/outputs”. Tim also said “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”.

A number of Sony KDL-42W705 reviewers who purchased it said that it was neat. James said “Nice neat looking TV”. James I rated it 5 stars and he said on Amazon two years ago “It is neatly laid out and works well.I would recommend going to Sony's website for the full specification”.

One Sony KDL-42W705 owner who purchased this TV wrote that it was luxurious.

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Nice Stand

A number of customers who reviewed this TV agreed that it had a good stand. @geekzilla9000 scored it very highly and mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705 “Even the stand looks superb”. Aw gave the product an excellent review and said on Amazon “Despite what I thought the box has a Stand AND also a Wall mount in the box”. Dave mentioned “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-42W705 review and scored this TV 5 stars.

Good Standard Def TV

A few Sony KDL-42W705 reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Two years ago James I scored it 5 stars and he mentioned “Picture was good and the S.D” in his review. James I also wrote “It's impossible to get a very good S.D”. P. Roberts wrote on Amazon “SD picture quality very good and HD excellent”.

Good Picture Quality

Some Sony KDL-42W705 reviewers said in their reviews that it had good picture quality. C. Ella rated the Sony KDL-42W705 5 stars and wrote “Having had this 2 days and set this up right for picture and sound, this picture quality is fantastic” in their review of this TV. Cameron wrote in his Sony KDL-42W705 review on Amazon “A worthy successor, picture quality is very impressive, I really like the VA panels Sony are using on their 2014 models”. Last year D. J. Monaghan wrote “As far as I can see the picture quality is superb”.

Some people wrote in their reviews that it was good for playing games on. Two years ago A. Kalapchiyski said in their Sony KDL-42W705 review “Best tv for gaming with the lowest input lag of”. A. Kalapchiyski also said “Highly recommend for gamers”. Corrinpowers mentioned on Amazon “Excellent for gaming” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705.

A few customers said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. A. Kalapchiyski wrote on Amazon “Great colors and good sound”. Cristian Cotovan said “Amazing picture, great detail, vivid colours” in their review. David mentioned “Colours are vivid and the quality of black”.

A few Sony KDL-42W705 owners who purchased the Sony KDL-42W705 reckoned that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Muncle said on Amazon “Also, make sure that with blu-ray/ DVD if you are watching an old DVD in 4” in their Sony KDL-42W705 review. Two years ago R. Patel mentioned on Amazon “Watching a blu-ray is sublime” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

A few people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good refresh rate. Justaguy said in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705 on Amazon “And the fast refresh rate is perfect for football”.

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Good High Def TV

Several Sony KDL-42W705 owners concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. @geekzilla9000 mentioned in their review “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”. Adam wrote “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. Two years ago Anthony Bryant mentioned “I use BBC iplayer all the time and receive perfect HD pictures through my Broadband connection” in his review of the Sony KDL-42W705 and rated the product as very good.

Smart TV Features Are Good

A number of Sony KDL-42W705 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it had good apps. Two years ago Amaryllis mentioned on Amazon “There are numerous other apps, some of which don't work.”. Brian Baker he wrote in his review of this TV also two years ago “It has many more apps than show in the marketing blurb”. Last year C. Ella wrote in their Sony KDL-42W705 review “The Apps are good, plenty to choose from”.

A few people who reviewed this TV considered that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Two years ago Amaryllis gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their Sony KDL-42W705 review “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”. Last year Aw mentioned “Iplayer works great as well” in their Sony KDL-42W705 review. Baggins said on Amazon “I had a play with the internet side running the BBC iPlayer and it was easy”.

A few Sony KDL-42W705 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good for watching on demand TV. C. Gould wrote in their Sony KDL-42W705 review in November last year “Anyway, I mainly use the built-in Netflix app to watch films” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Coincidence vs Fate said in their review “There is a bright red NETFLIX button which makes the whole thing a lot simpler”. D. J. Monaghan rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Also has access to netflix which is a real bonus”.

Some people who reviewed the Sony KDL-42W705 agreed that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Abc said in their review on Amazon “0 0 0 0 0 0Detail Enhancer LowEdge Enhancement OffSkin Nat OffFor Freeview HD” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Anthony Bryant scored it 5 stars and he wrote “The HD channels superb which there are now 13 on Freeview at my last count” in his review of the Sony KDL-42W705. Cheryl scored the product very highly and she wrote “The free view is awesome I didn't realise you can record”.

Three Sony KDL-42W705 owners who reviewed this TV thought it had great smart functions. M B V wrote “Very good quality over all (aluminium instead of plastic used by "others"), very good full HD picture and Smart features”. Rory said “The SMART functions are good if a little slow to load” in his review of this TV.

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Robust

Several customers considered that the Sony KDL-42W705 was well made. Abc mentioned on Amazon two years ago “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” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705 and scored the product 4 stars. Da Underhill rated the Sony KDL-42W705 as excellent and mentioned “Access to online content is easy with the built in Wi-Fi working well” in their review. Daniel Adderley gave it an excellent review and he wrote “Very nicely built” in his Sony KDL-42W705 review.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Sony KDL-42W705 was reliable. Two years ago Dr. Paul Ell mentioned in his review of this TV “The smart TV elements are outstanding with both reliable wireless connection to a network available together with a ethernet option as well” and rated this TV as excellent.

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Easy to Use

Some customers who reviewed the Sony KDL-42W705 thought it was easy to setup. Two years ago Brainy Games wrote “Very happy with this TV, excellent picture quality and easy to set up” in their review and rated it 4 stars. Coincidence vs Fate wrote on Amazon “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. Last year Daniel Goodson scored it very highly and he said on Amazon “Very easy to set up” in his review of this TV.

Some customers considered that it was easy to use. Last year D. J. Monaghan gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Really easy to use and quick enough”. George wrote “It is very intuitive” in his review of the Sony KDL-42W705 and scored it very highly. Mark said “The picture is great it is easy to use” in his Sony KDL-42W705 review.

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

Several customers who bought it thought it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Abc said on Amazon “These are my settings for my TV which is mainly used for Freeview SD viewing in the daytime” in their review of this TV. George mentioned in his review of this TV “A wonderful sleek modern menu system, really easy to connect to WIFI” and gave the product a very good review. Kmw gave it a score of 4 stars and said on Amazon “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” in their review.

Several Sony KDL-42W705 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good experience. Justin Keegan gave the product a score of 5 stars and he said in November last year “Enjoy 1080p for now? My 1080p experience is the best it's ever been” in his review.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of customers agreed that the product 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”. Cameron said in his Sony KDL-42W705 review “Features at a good price”. Last year Cheryl scored the product 5 stars and she mentioned “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” in her Sony KDL-42W705 review.

A few Sony KDL-42W705 owners who reviewed it considered that it was a bargain for the price. Two years ago Bluelion mentioned in their review of this TV “I purchased this tv after a great deal of research”. Lj said in their review “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” however despite that they scored it 60 out of 100. Techy rated it as very good and wrote “Bargain! Excellent in every regard” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705.

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Good Size

Several people considered that the Sony KDL-42W705 was thin. D. J. Monaghan wrote “Issues? I guess the issues are the same issues you probably get with all slim smart tvs like this one” in their review and rated it 5 stars. D. J. Monaghan also said “The sound quality isn't great since there is little bass from the slim body”. Daniel Adderley wrote “However the bezel is so slim it's not the end of the world” in his review of this TV.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was a good depth. @geekzilla9000 mentioned on Amazon “Bass actually has depth and the high frequency sounds have excellent clarity” in their Sony KDL-42W705 review. 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 Sony KDL-42W705 review.

One Sony KDL-42W705 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was good structurally. Corrinpowers scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “It's well made and the construction is typical Sony quality” in their Sony KDL-42W705 review.

One Sony KDL-42W705 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was tight. Darkbytes wrote “The only niggling thing is the remote buttons are tight packed together and I sometimes press the home key rather then the down button” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705.

One customer who purchased the Sony KDL-42W705 mentioned that it was lightweight. James I wrote on Amazon “The remote is a little bit too small and lightweight for my liking.” and gave it an excellent rating. One customer who reviewed this TV concluded that it was compact. Nat Whilk wrote on Amazon “It's as compact as a 32-incher can be”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Sony KDL-42W705 owners agreed that it was good quality. Two years ago Amaryllis said on Amazon “I love the picture quality of the tv” in their review and gave the Sony KDL-42W705 a rating of 80 out of 100. Anthony Bryant gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “I am a Pensioner and setting it up I found it was easy, picture quality excellent”. Baggins mentioned “Once set up the picture quality as stunning and even the sound is acceptable bearing in mind the diminutive speakers they fit nowadays” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

A number of people concluded that it was wifi compatible. Aw wrote “The picture is great in full HD and the WIFI connection is very easy set up” in their review of this TV. C. Ella wrote in their review on Amazon in November last year “Wireless is good” and scored it very highly. Coincidence vs Fate mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The phone are on the same wifi network, etc, so I've checked all the obvious things” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705.

Some Sony KDL-42W705 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Two years ago @geekzilla9000 scored the product very highly and mentioned in their review of this TV 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)”. Last year C. Ella said “Of course it shows it's best via HDMI for which you can see every detail”. Cristian Cotovan wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705 on Amazon “Apart from that, plenty of HDMI and other inputs”.

Some people mentioned that it was able to connect to the internet. Awrsl said in their review on Amazon “Setting up and connecting to the internet was easy”. Mr Martin wrote two years ago “Annoying!The SMART services are ok a little slow even with a very fast internet connection.”. Mr. Alistair Rutherford gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Connection to the internet is easy to set up”.

A few Sony KDL-42W705 owners thought this TV was good in terms of connectivity. Kmw mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705 “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 mentioned in their review on Amazon “Gorgeous picture; great connectivity; pity about the sound”. Two years ago Rory mentioned “Great connectivity with enough HDMIs for most people” and gave the Sony KDL-42W705 a rating of 5 stars.

A number of Sony KDL-42W705 owners reckoned that this TV was ethernet compatible. C. Ella mentioned “It is better connected via ethernet cable.” and scored it 5 stars.

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Good Sound Quality

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good sound quality. @geekzilla9000 said two years ago “For built-in speakers I am very impressed” and scored this TV 5 stars. Adam mentioned on Amazon “On the display and sound alone this a great television, 5 stars” in his review of the Sony KDL-42W705. Amaryllis said on Amazon “Have no problems with the sound and the set up was quick”.

Good Technical Features

Six people wrote that it had good features. Dr. Paul Ell mentioned in his review of this TV “What impresses me most is the range of features Sony have built in” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Lj mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon last year “The Bravia Link features are great for PS3” but even so they gave it a score of 3 stars. Lj also mentioned “Then there are features which simply don't work anyway”.

Good Support

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Adam wrote on Amazon in November last year “The guide loads quickly & without audio interruption, displaying 8 channels at a time”. Two years ago Bluelion scored the Sony KDL-42W705 5 stars and mentioned in their Sony KDL-42W705 review “Would have liked a more detailed printed manual”. David Martin said on Amazon “Everyone is used to a guide that easily and quickly shows you now” in his review.

Good for Wall Mounting

A number of Sony KDL-42W705 reviewers who purchased this TV considered that it was good for wall mounting. Baggins wrote “Screws etc which I think are for wall mounting” in their review of this TV. Charlie Wade wrote 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” in his review. Kmw said two years ago “There's also a nice metal stand which can function both as a table stand and as a wall mount, which is cool”.

Good Remote Control

Several customers who reviewed this TV mentioned that it had a good remote control. Andrei D. said last year “It responds to remote commands decently - not too fast” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705. Kmw said “Sony also includes the One Touch Pad Smart Remote, which is OK.” in their review. In November last year Neilr1 mentioned “Only niggle is the remote where some options are too close together”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of customers who reviewed it considered that it was quiet. @geekzilla9000 mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705 on Amazon “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”. Rupert the Bear mentioned 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” in his Sony KDL-42W705 review and scored the Sony KDL-42W705 very highly.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony TVs and also specifically for Sony mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Good Environmental Credentials

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of power usage. Two years ago Darkbytes gave the product a very good review and wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705 “I found the power supply nice little 19.5v block like a laptop much more energy efficient than me previous TV”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Sony KDL-42W705 owners considered that this TV had a good 3D picture quality. Dr. Paul Ell wrote in his review “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” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their Sony KDL-42W705 review on expert review site CNET.co.uk “It lacks the 42W829's superior motion processing and 3D support.”.

Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-42W705 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-42W705 which do not support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think the Samsung UE32H6400[plb_2232460_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-42W705 which do not have a WiFi connection, the Sony KDL-42W705 has a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think cheaper TVs such as the Samsung UE32H6400[plb_2232460_price] is also worth considering.

There are a number of other TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to look at including the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price].

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Fairly Fast Refresh Rate

The average refresh rate of comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-42W705 is 180Hz. The KDL-42W705 has a fairly fast refresh rate (200 hertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.

Televisions with a faster refresh rate that might be worth considering include the Samsung UE32H6400[plb_2232460_price] (400Hz) which is also cheaper.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-42W705 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the Sony KDL-42W705 which has four HDMI ports.

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Two Audio in Ports

The KDL-42W705 is a two audio in port TV. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-42W705 have between one and three audio in ports.

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3D Comb Filter

This television has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many TVs of this spec and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

two USB 2.0 ports

Most mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-42W705 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the KDL-42W705 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-42W705 is more than most comparable spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-42W705. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Has Seven Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-42W705 is more than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-42W705. The smart modes "Cinema", "Personal", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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Supports Thirteen Analog Signal Format Systems

The KDL-42W705 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago. This Sony TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of this type and age. 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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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-42W705, the Sony KDL-42W705 is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung UE32H6400[plb_2232460_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-42W705, the Sony KDL-42W705 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Eleven Video Formats

The Sony KDL-42W705 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs that have been around for more than two years. This television supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-42W705. The video formats "AVCHD", "AVI", "M-JPEG", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The KDL-42W705 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-42W705. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Two TV Bands

The number of TV bands supported by the Sony KDL-42W705 is more than most similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. This television supports an UHF TV band, which is the most commonly supported TV band supported by mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-42W705. The TV band "VHF" is also supported by this TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-42W705 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-42W705 also do not feature OLED technology.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-42W705

Running Costs Are Average

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and based on typical energy prices we estimate that the KDL-42W705 will cost £84 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of this type and age.

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£5.87 Price Increase

The KDL-42W705 has increased in price by £5.87 in the last fortnight.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of a comparable spec 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 Two Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-42W705 over two years ago.

Average Thickness

At 64 millimeters, the Sony KDL-42W705 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
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
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
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
Local Dimming
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
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
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
HDD Recording

3 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended benchmark.pl Good Product

Expert Reviews

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28 July 2014

Not only does the Sony W705B television benefit from the excellent finish of the W805B, it also inherits its impressive colour fidelity and a contrast that puts top-of-the-range models to shame....

17 June 2014

With other screens for very little more money cropping up this year, the Sony's price is maybe a little steep.But no matter what the content ? whether it's Blu-rays, DVDs or broadcast TV ? the...

The 42W705B links arms with its 40W605 and 50W829 siblings to present a united front of startlingly affordable TV quality that should have Sony's rivals quaking in their boots.

Trusted Reviews

29 April 2014

Despite its very reasonable price, the KDL-42W705 produces extremely good pictures thanks to its accurate colours, deep black levels and strong handling of shadow detail. It lacks the 42W829's...

23 February 2014

From our tests, it seems that the Sony Bravia W7 is the new W6. Featuring deep blacks, mostly accurate colours, 2.4 gamma, and above all record-breaking gaming responsiveness, the KDL-42W705...

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Reviewed 21 November 2015 by Gorby100

Setup was very straight forward & within about 10mins. The TV OS is intuitive, clear & only suffers a slight lag on occasions. The picture quality is superb 10/10, colours are vibrant but natural... Read more…

Ease to use
Good build quality
Looks good
Quiet
Value for money
Reviewed 2 September 2015 by Serk
Serk would recommend the Sony KDL-32W705C

Good tv easy to set up perfect quality. Happy about my purchase...

Good build quality
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…

Reviewed 25 June 2015 by Jbrfc
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent tv, easy to set up. The biggest plus for me is the quality of the picture when streaming from amazon prime instant video, the room which it was bought for is the furthest from the router... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £80.12
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl42w705, sony w700, sony w700b, kdl42w705b, kdl42w705bb, KDL-42W705B, sony p190898, sony p190898p, sony kdl42w705, kdl42w705bbaep, sony kdl42w705b, sony kdl42w705bb, sonytv kdl42w705, sony kdl42w705bbu, sony kdl42w705bbuma, sony kdl42w705bbuman, sony kdl42w705bbumanu, sony kdl42w705bbumanuf, sony kdl42w705bbumanufa, sony kdl42w705bbumanufac, sony kdl42w705bbumanufact, sony kdl42w705bbumanufactu, sony kdl42w705bbumanufactur, sony kdl42w705bbumanufacture, sony kdl42w705bbumanufacturer
Barcodes 04905524959574, 04905524959581, 04905524959598, 04905524959604, 04905524967715, 05054230708149

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