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Sony KDL-42W807
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Sony KDL42W807ASU

42" Passive Mar 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews

Mid-size TVs manufactured by Sony have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

3D Compatible

The KDL-42W807 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other televisions that have been around for more than two years which are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE40H7000[pl_2232260_price], or the UE48H6410[pl_2251813_price] both from Samsung.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the LG 47LB730[plb_2233836_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-42W807 supports smart TV features, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-42W807 do not support smart TV features.

There are a number of alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available that you might want to look at including the UE40H7000[pl_2232260_price], or the UE48H6410[pl_2251813_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

Other televisions which also support smart TV features that you might want to consider include the LG 47LB730[plb_2233836_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-42W807 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-42W807 do not have a WiFi connection.

Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to consider include the UE40H7000[pl_2232260_price], or the UE48H6410[pl_2251813_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection which you might also want to look at including the LG 47LB730[plb_2233836_price].

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The KDL-42W807 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-42W807. Most of the similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-42W807 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this television has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Six Equaliser Bands

The Sony KDL-42W807 is a six equaliser band TV.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the KDL-42W807 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-42W807 is 2W and the highest is 80W.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. At 400 hertz, the KDL-42W807 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-42W807 is more than most televisions that have been available for a comparable time to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs of this type and age. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Has Seven Smart Modes

The Sony KDL-42W807 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sony TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of this age and type. The smart modes "Cinema", "PC", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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Not Included Optical Disc Drive

This TV has a Not included optical disc drive, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-42W807 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-42W807 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this television and we think the Samsung UE48H8000[plb_2233903_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Twelve Video Formats

The Sony KDL-42W807 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. This TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by TVs of this type and age. The video formats "3GP", "AVCHD", "AVI", "M-JPEG", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "TS", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The Sony KDL-42W807 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This Sony TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of this age and type. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this TV.

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Expensive

The cheapeast TVs of a comparable type and age that we found costs £73 and the most expensive costs £4,406. We think that this television looks expensive for a mid-size TV that came out more than two years ago.

Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on televisions that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-42W807, the KDL-42W807 does not feature OLED technology.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-42W807

Average Running Costs

This mid-size TV has an energy efficiency rating of A, and the KDL-42W807 has an average running cost of £100 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 714 similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions that have been available for a similar time 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 Three Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over three years.

Average Thickness

At 63 millimeters, the KDL-42W807 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Screen Mirroring
Audio
Audio System
Equaliser Band
Equaliser
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in 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
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
Control
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Digital Video Recorder
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Panorama Feature
Plug and Play
Deep Colour
Design
Built-In Camera
LED Indicator
Colour
Built-In Microphone
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
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
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Camera Included
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Clear Phase Technology
Auto Wide Mode
On/off Switch or Button
Other Features
HDD Recording
Included Power Cord
Power LED
Headphone Connection
Box Dimension
Placement Option
Volume Control
I-Manual
Dimensions
USB Playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
On Screen Display for External Input
Illumination LED
Apps
Wireless Connection

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 17 April 2015 by Jozef Habrovic
(Verified Purchase)

Very good.

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £97.75
Electricity cost when on standby £1.52
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Total running cost over 5 years £99.27
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Energy Rating
0.49T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers info kdl42w807, sony kdl42w807, info kdl42w807a, sony kdl42w807a, info kdl42w807as, info kdl42w807asu
Barcodes 04905524941401, 04905524941418, 04905524941449

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