The KDL-42W706 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-42W706 do not have a WiFi connection.
We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this television and we think the Panasonic TX-39ASW504[plb_2219816_price] which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to look at including the Samsung UE40H6410[plb_2236819_price], or the Toshiba 40L5441[plb_2404576_price].
Four HDMI Ports
The KDL-42W706 is a four HDMI port television. Most of the other televisions that were released around the same time as the KDL-42W706 only have between one and three HDMI ports.
Two Audio in Ports
The KDL-42W706 is a two audio in port television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-42W706 have between one and three audio in ports.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The KDL-42W706 is a two USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-42W706 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
Mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz. The Sony KDL-42W706 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency (400 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.
Has Two Screen Format Adjustments
The number of screen format adjustments found on the Sony KDL-42W706 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this Sony television. The screen format adjustments 14:9 and Zoom are also found on this television.
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Only Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec televisions that have been available for more than two years. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
We compared all the other Full HD TVs to this TV and we think the 39LB580[pl_2230633_price], and the 42LB580[pl_2230631_price] both from LG which has a better Rating; or the LG 42LB550[plb_2230632_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.
If you want a TV with a higher display resolution then you might also want to look at the LG 42UB820[plb_2412569_price] (4K Ultra HD) which is also higher rated.
Price Increase of £34.01
The price of the KDL-42W706 has increased by £34.01 in the last 35 days.
Not 3D Compatible
The KDL-42W706 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-42W706 are also not 3D compatible.
Most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-42W706 do not have a built-in camera. The Sony KDL-42W706 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
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Only Supports Four Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-42W706 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-42W706. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.
Only Has Six Smart Modes
The Sony KDL-42W706 has a greater number of smart modes than most similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sony television has an Sports smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on televisions that were launched around the same time as the KDL-42W706. The smart modes "Cinema", "Game", "Photo", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-42W706 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-42W706 also do not feature OLED technology.
Only Digital Tuner
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it.
Only 480i Video Mode
The Sony KDL-42W706 supports a better video mode than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. This Sony television supports a 480i video mode, whereas most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 1080p video mode. In addition, this Sony TV support 1080i, 480p, 576i and 576p and 720p video modes.
A 480i video mode is in fact the worst supported video mode across all comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-42W706.
Across similar types of TV the best supported video mode is 2160p.
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Average Running Costs
The energy efficiency rating of this Sony TV is A+, and based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the KDL-42W706 will cost £84 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 423 TVs that came out more than two years ago.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This television has been on the market for over two years.
At 64 millimeters, the KDL-42W706 has a pretty standard thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago.
We compared this TV to all the other 64mm thick TVs and we think because of it's better review score, the KDL-32W706[pl_2143402_price], and the KDL-42W705[pl_2142205_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.
Alternative TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Panasonic TX-L32EM5[plb_1718466_price] (60mm) which is also cheaper.
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Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustment
Horizontal Viewing Angle
1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
Smart TV Features
RMS Rated Power
Digital, Digital Plus, Digital Pulse, Pulse
Audio Decoding Technology
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
PC in Port
Consumer Electronics Control
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Picture and Picture
Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
BUL, CAT, CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, KAZ, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR, UKR
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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