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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.
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”.
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.
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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”.
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”.
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.
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”.
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.
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].
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.
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.
Four HDMI Ports
The Sony KDL-42W829 is a four HDMI port TV.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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
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.
Released Over Two Years Ago
Sony released the KDL-42W829 over two years ago.
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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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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
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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)
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