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Sony KDL-42W815
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Sony KDL-42W815

42" Passive Feb 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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9 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Television Reviews

We checked 1,507 expert and owner reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs.

3D Compatible

The Sony KDL-42W815 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago are not 3D compatible.

We compared this TV to all the other 3D compatible TVs and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], and the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Sony KDL-42W815 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago which do not support smart TV features.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-42W815 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as the KDL-42W815 do not have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price], or the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price].

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Two SCART Ports

The KDL-42W815 has more SCART ports than most of the televisions of this type and age. This television is a two SCART port TV compared to most of the televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-42W815 which only have one SCART port.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The Sony KDL-42W815 is a four HDMI port TV.

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Two Audio in Ports

The Sony KDL-42W815 is a two audio in port TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-42W815 have between one and three audio in ports.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-42W815 is more than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-42W815. The audio formats "ASF", "LPCM" and "MP4" are also supported by this television.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-42W815 is more than most televisions of this age and spec. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-42W815. The smart modes "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-42W815 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-42W815 also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Sony KDL-42W815 is more than most televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this Sony television.

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Only Supports Thirteen Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the KDL-42W815 is more than most TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-42W815. The video formats "3GP", "ASF", "AVI", "H.264", "M-JPEG", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "WEBM" and "XVID" are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the Sony KDL-42W815 is more than most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. This Sony TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions of a similar type and age to the KDL-42W815. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-42W815 do not feature OLED technology. The Sony KDL-42W815 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price].

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-42W815

Running Costs Are Average

This television is rated A++ for energy efficiency. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-42W815 is £85, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of this type and age.

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 TVs of a similar age and type 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 Two Years Ago

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

Average Thickness

At 64 millimeters, the KDL-42W815 has a relatively standard thickness compared to most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the KDL-42W815.

We compared all the other 64mm thick TVs to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-42W829[plb_2167799_price] is also worth considering.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might want to consider the Sony KDL-42W706[plb_2143945_price] (64mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
Screen Shape
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
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
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
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama Feature
File System
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Heavy Metals Free
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
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
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

Expert Reviews

24 July 2014

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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 sony 300, sony 400, kdl42w815, sony 400h, f3y021bf2, sony 300h, f3y021bf2m, sony 300hz, kdl42w815b, sony 400hz, kdl42w815bs, kdl42w815bsi, sony kdl42w815, kdl42w815bsae2, sony kdl42w815b, sony kdl42w815bs, sonykdl42w815bsi, sony kdl42w815bsi
Barcodes 04905524967562, 04905524967579, 04905524967593

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