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Sony KDL42W706BSU

42" Flat Feb 2014
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8 Reasons For

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

Based on 1,507 expert and user reviews, Sony has good ratings for its TVs. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

Supports Smart TV Features

The Sony KDL-42W706 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of this age and type do not support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE40H6410[plb_2236819_price], the Toshiba 40L5441[plb_2404576_price], or the Philips 47PFL3188[plb_1623202_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

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.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Samsung UE40H6410[plb_2236819_price], or the Toshiba 40L5441[plb_2404576_price] is also worth considering.

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Four HDMI Ports

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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6 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-42W706

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

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.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Thickness

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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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
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
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
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
Consumer Electronics Control
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi 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
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama Feature
Face Detection
Clock Function
File System
Deep Colour
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
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)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Quick Installation Guide
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
HDD Recording
USB Port

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £80.12
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £83.16
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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 79043cd, sony w700, kdl42w706, kdl42w706b, sony w700b, KDL-42W706B, sony p191023, sony p191023p, kdl42w706bsaep, sony kdl42w706, sony kdl42w706b, sony kdl42w706bs, sonytv kdl42w706, sony kdl42w706bsu, certified kdl42w706, certified kdl42w706b, refurbished kdl42w706, refurbished kdl42w706b
Barcodes 04056572580941, 04905524967708, 04905524967739

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