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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.
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].
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].
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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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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
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.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This TV has been on the market for over three years.
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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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