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Several customers who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to handle. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Fabulous motion handling” in their review of this TVs. 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 owner said that it was easy to use. Digitalmediaandit.com rated it 80 out of 100 and said in August last year “Remote is responsive and easy to use” in their review of this TVs. One person who reviewed the Sony KDL-42W829 concluded that it had a good interface. Digitalmediaandit.com rated it 4 stars and wrote last year “Smart interface is slick and intuitive” in their review of this TVs.
Good Product Quality
A few people who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-42W829 “Sensational 2D picture quality”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Superb image quality”. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “Sony's smart TV system is still lacklustre, while audio quality is average”.
Several Sony KDL-42W829 reviewers said in their reviews that it was a good design. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Sleek design” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W829. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Its design is attractive”.
One Sony KDL-42W829 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was smooth. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Smooth motion” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W829.
Good High Def TV
Some people thought the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Digitalmediaandit.com and wrote last year “Where it really earns it's corn is in serving up deliciously refined 2D HD pictures that are among the best big screen images”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Pictures are sharp across SD and HD”. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “Top class Full HD image quality with exceptional motion handling make this a screen a great allrounder, new OneFlick search”.
Good Sound Quality
Some customers who bought it thought it had good sound quality. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their review “Whilst this Sony offers 3D, delivers reasonable sound and has SMART functionality, these are merely the TV's second string jobs”. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “It also offers several other things such as reasonable sound, 3-D and Smart capabilities”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Decent sound”.
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Good Picture Quality
Three customers who bought the Sony KDL-42W829 agreed that it had good picture quality. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Sensational 2D picture quality” in their Sony KDL-42W829 review. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Superb image quality”. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Top class Full HD image quality with exceptional motion handling make this a screen a great allrounder, new OneFlick search”.
One person who purchased the product considered that it had good colour saturation. Digitalmediaandit.com scored the product 4 stars and mentioned “Colours generally correct” in their review of this TVs.
A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KDL-42W829 was good value for money. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote in their review “Good value for so much picture quality”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Tempting price point”.
Good 3D Picture Quality
Some Sony KDL-42W829 reviewers thought this TVs had a good 3D picture quality. expert website Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their review of this TVs “Whilst this Sony offers 3D, delivers reasonable sound” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “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”.
Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews
Sony has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other manufacturers.
One Sony KDL-42W829 owner who purchased it considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Digitalmediaandit.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote last year “Good connectivity and features” in their review of this TVs.
Good Technical Features
One customer who purchased it concluded that it had good features. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in August last year “Good connectivity and features” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W829.
Good Standard Def TV
One customer who purchased the Sony KDL-42W829 reckoned that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Digitalmediaandit.com said in August last year “Pictures are sharp across SD and HD”.
Good Remote Control
One Sony KDL-42W829 owner who purchased this TVs thought it had a good remote control. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Remote is responsive and easy to use” and rated it 80 out of 100.
Smart TV Features Are Good
One person considered that this TVs was good for watching TV catchup services. Digitalmediaandit.com rated it 4 stars and wrote “Sony still lacks a full complement of catchup TV services” in their Sony KDL-42W829 review.
The Sony KDL-42W829 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-42W829 which are not 3D compatible.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 3D compatible TVs currently available including a cheaper television such as the LOEWE Individual 40 (£1,299.00) or you might consider a higher rated television such as the UE48H6400 (£449.99), or the UE40C8000 both from Samsung.
Unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-42W829 which are not Smart TV, the KDL-42W829 is Smart TV.
The Sony KDL-42W829 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the KDL-42W829 which do not have a WiFi connection.
We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this television and we think the Toshiba 40RL958 (£280.00), and the LG 47LB580 (£399.00) which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE48H6400 (£449.99) which has a better Rating are also worth considering.
Four HDMI Ports
The Sony KDL-42W829 is a four HDMI port TV.
Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
With a motion interpolation frequency of 400 hertz, the KDL-42W829 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies amongst televisions of this age. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-42W829 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 270Hz.
Has Two Screen Format Adjustments
The number of screen format adjustments found on the Sony KDL-42W829 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this TV. The screen format adjustments 14:9 and Zoom are also found on this television.
Supports Twelve Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-42W829 is more than most comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly supported video format is VP8, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats 3GP, AVCHD, AVI, M-JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV and XVID are also supported by this television.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
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Only Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Full HD TVs currently available including the UE32H6400 (£314.99), or the UE48H6400 (£449.99) both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-48AS640 (£509.79) which has a better Rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago, the KDL-42W829 does not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports Three Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-42W829 is more than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. This Sony television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-42W829. The audio formats "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.
Only Supports Three Image Formats
The number of image formats supported by the KDL-42W829 is more than most televisions of this age and spec. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-42W829. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this TV.
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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems
The KDL-42W829 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Sony TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this TV.
Only Has Five Smart Modes
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-42W829 is more than most comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This television has an Sports smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-42W829. The smart modes "Game", "Movie", "Photo" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony television.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-42W829 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-42W829 also do not feature OLED technology.
Only Digital Tuner
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs that were released more than two years ago.
Only 480i Video Mode
The KDL-42W829 supports a 480i video mode which is better than the 1080p video mode supported by most televisions of this age and spec. In addition, this TV support 1080i, 480p, 576i and 576p and 720p video modes.
A 480i video mode is in fact the worst supported video mode across all mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-42W829.
A 2160p video mode is the best supported video mode amongst similar types of TV.
Only Two 3D Glasses Included
Most televisions of a comparable age and type to the KDL-42W829 have between one and five 3D glasses included, including the KDL-42W829 which has two 3D glasses included.
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Running Costs Are Average
The energy efficiency rating of this television is A+, and based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-42W829 is £84, which is typical compared to the other 423 TVs of a comparable age and spec.
Released Over Two Years Ago
Sony released the KDL-42W829 over two years ago.
At 64 millimeters, the Sony KDL-42W829 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago.
We compared this TV to all the other 64mm thick TVs and we think the KDL-42W705 (£399.00), and the KDL-32W706 (£319.90) both from Sony which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
TVs with a thicker thickness that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba 40RL958 (£280.00) (57mm and cheaper).
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Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustment
Horizontal Viewing Angle
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Smart TV Features
RMS Rated Power
Digital, Digital Plus, Digital Pulse, Pulse
Audio Decoding Technology
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Picture and Picture
Game, Movie, Photo, Sports, Standard
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
BUL, CAT, CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, KAZ, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR, UKR
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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