The KDL-42W706 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of this type and age do not have a WiFi connection.
We compared this television to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think cheaper TVs such as the LG 32LY760[plb_2592249_price] is also worth considering.
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Four HDMI Ports
The KDL-42W706 is a four HDMI port television. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-42W706 have between one and four HDMI ports.
Two Audio in Ports
The Sony KDL-42W706 is a two audio in port TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-42W706 have between one and three audio in ports.
Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
With a motion interpolation frequency of 400 hertz, the KDL-42W706 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-42W706. The motion interpolation frequencies of televisions that were released more than two years ago range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.
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Supports Four Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-42W706 is more than most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-42W706. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.
Has Six Smart Modes
The Sony KDL-42W706 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions of a similar age and spec to it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. The smart modes "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony television.
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-42W706, the KDL-42W706 is not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the LG 32LY760[plb_2592249_price] which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for more than two years, the KDL-42W706 does not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports Twelve Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the KDL-42W706 is more than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This Sony TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years. The video formats "AVCHD", "AVI", "M-JPEG", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "TS", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.
Only Supports Two Image Formats
The number of image formats supported by the KDL-42W706 is more than most comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-42W706. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this television.
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Only Analog Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many televisions of a similar type and age to it.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-42W706 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.
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Running Costs Are OK
The energy efficiency classification of this mid-size TV is A+. The KDL-42W706 has an average running cost of £84 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 714 mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this type and age. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this TV was released.
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With a thickness of 64 millimeters, the KDL-42W706 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-42W706.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 64mm thick TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the KDL-42W705[pl_2142205_price], or the KDL-32W706[pl_2143402_price] both from Sony.
If you would consider a television with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-L32EM5[plb_1718466_price] (60mm) which is also cheaper.
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