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Sony KDL42W829BBU

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

Good Expert Reviews

This TV received a rating of 80 out of 100 from expert review site digitalmediaandit.com.

Easy to Use

Three customers thought it was easy to handle. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-42W829 in November last year “Fabulous motion handling” and gave this TV a rating of 80 out of 100. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Top class Full HD image quality with exceptional motion handling make this a screen a great allrounder, new OneFlick search”.

One Sony KDL-42W829 reviewer considered that the product had a good interface. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Smart interface is slick and intuitive” in their review and rated it 4 stars. One Sony KDL-42W829 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Digitalmediaandit.com said “Remote is responsive and easy to use” in their review of this TV.

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Good Product Quality

Four customers who reviewed the Sony KDL-42W829 considered that it was good quality. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-42W829 in November last year “Sensational 2D picture quality” . Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Superb image quality”. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “Sony's smart TV system is still lacklustre, while audio quality is average”.

Nice Design

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was a good design. Digitalmediaandit.com said “Sleek design”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Its design is attractive”. One Sony KDL-42W829 reviewer said in their reviews that it was smooth.

Good High Def TV

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Where it really earns it's corn is in serving up deliciously refined 2D HD pictures that are among the best big screen images”.

Good Sound Quality

Several people said in their reviews that it had good sound quality.

Good Picture Quality

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. One customer wrote that this TV had good colour saturation. Digitalmediaandit.com gave this TV a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-42W829 “Colours generally correct”.

Reasonably Priced

Several Sony KDL-42W829 owners who reviewed the Sony KDL-42W829 concluded that it was good value for money. Digitalmediaandit.com said “Good value for so much picture quality”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Tempting price point”.

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony televisions and also specifically for Sony mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Several Sony KDL-42W829 owners who reviewed this TV mentioned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Whilst this Sony offers 3D, delivers reasonable sound” in their review of this TV. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “It also offers several other things such as reasonable sound, 3-D and Smart capabilities”. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “3D weergave is niet full HD”.

Good Connectivity

One Sony KDL-42W829 owner said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-42W829 was good in terms of connectivity. Digitalmediaandit.com said “Good connectivity and features” in their review of this TV.

Good Technical Features

One Sony KDL-42W829 owner who purchased this TV considered that it had good features.

Good Standard Def TV

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was good at displaying standard definition TV. Digitalmediaandit.com said last year “Pictures are sharp across SD and HD” .

Good Remote Control

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good remote control.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Sony KDL-42W829 owner mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good for watching TV catchup services. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Sony still lacks a full complement of catchup TV services” and scored it 80 out of 100.

3D Compatible

The KDL-42W829 is 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-42W829 are not 3D compatible.

Alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the UE48H6400[pl_2232459_price], or the UE48H6500[pl_2238175_price] both from Samsung.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Philips 32PFK6509[plb_2219723_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago which do not support smart TV features, the KDL-42W829 supports smart TV features.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available including the LG 47LB580[plb_2230630_price] which is cheaper; or the Sony KDL-42W705[plb_2142205_price], or the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-42W829 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec 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 the LG 47LB580[plb_2230630_price] which is cheaper; or the Sony KDL-42W705[plb_2142205_price], or the Samsung UE48H6400[plb_2232459_price] which has better reviews.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The Sony KDL-42W829 is a four HDMI port TV.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-42W829 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Sony television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. The audio formats "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-42W829, the KDL-42W829 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the KDL-42W829 is more than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Sony television. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Only Supports Twelve Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the KDL-42W829 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-42W829. The video formats "3GP", "AVCHD", "AVI", "M-JPEG", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" 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-42W829 is more than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on comparable spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this type and age do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-42W829 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-42W829

Average Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the KDL-42W829 is £84 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs that have been around 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 frequently found HD type on TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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

Sony released the KDL-42W829 over two years ago.

Average Thickness

At 64 millimeters, the Sony KDL-42W829 has a pretty average thickness compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-42W829.

There are a number of other 64mm thick TVs currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the KDL-42W705[pl_2142205_price], or the KDL-32W706[pl_2143402_price] both from Sony.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
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
App
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
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
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Child Lock
24p Playback
Digital Video Recorder
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama Feature
Stored Teletext Page
Deep Colour
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Year of Production
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
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)
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
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
HDD Recording
Photo Effect
Scene Modes

Expert Reviews

(1)

SThis TV does one thing extremely well, that is it delivers 2-D HD picture quality of the highest order. It also offers several other things such as reasonable sound, 3-D and Smart capabilities...

Sensational 2D picture quality
Good Smart TV system overall
Good value for so much picture quality
Remarkably clear and detailed picture
Natural colour balance
3D looks a little soft and crosstalky
No ITV Player or 4OD on Smart platform
Limited viewing angle
Whites could be a touch brighter and punchier
Hint of 3D image instability

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 21 February 2015 by Xspilsx
Xspilsx would recommend the Samsung NE58F9710WS (Verified Purchase)

Very sharp style. Need the manual to operate at first. Cleans up nicely with damp cloth and stainless steel cleaner for the trim...

Many stove top burner options
Divided oven
And heating drawer. Has both convection and normal baking. Attractive
We have not found any faults
Reviewed 18 January 2015 by ......
(Verified Purchase)

This tv is fantastic, as a gamer I am Allstate looking a input lag when buying a tv and one is about 8ms tests i have read.picture quality is stunning. It's only problem is the smart tv bit is... Read more…

Small card for my mid-tower case. Everything else is pretty standard for what you would expect from a GTX 970. Runs cooler than expected
Plays Fast runs things that wouldn't look straight on my 7850 2gb skyrim 4k will do 60 fps in dnr the dynamic resolution and mxaa kill the average aa load
Small (works out great for my small case), Very low power draw by comparison to other cards, and plays the latest and greatest at Ultra settings wo issues
Worked fine with my 600 watt PSU
Low power consumption
First device was a lemon. Would freeze my computer every 30 60 seconds. Had to replace and second one worked great. Had to pay an extra 15.00 to ship the bad one back so it ended up costing me more th
Crash graphics on high settings multi process areas load straight to desktop , runs hot adjusted gigbyte is 80 celsius
Noisier at higher fan speeds (more noticeable around 50)
Not reliable
Small lags playing Far Cry 4 on ultra settings

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
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony KDL-42W829uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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 kdl42w829, kdl42w829b, sony kdl42w829, sony kdl42w829b, sony kdl42w829bb, sony kdl42w829bbu
Barcodes 04905524967678, 04905524967685, 04905524967692

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