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Sony KDL-46W905
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Sony KDL-46W905

46" Active Apr 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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11 Reasons For

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 1,507 owner and expert reviews for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

3D Compatible

The Sony KDL-46W905 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-46W905 are not 3D compatible.

We compared this TV to all the other 3D compatible televisions 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 KDL-46W905 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-46W905 which do not support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support smart TV features and we think the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-46W905 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-46W905 which do not have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to look at 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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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The KDL-46W905 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-46W905. This television is a three USB 2.0 port TV compared to most of the televisions of a similar type and age to the KDL-46W905 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The KDL-46W905 is a four HDMI port television. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-46W905 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Televisions that came out more than two years ago have RMS rated power of between 2W and 80W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the KDL-46W905 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-46W905.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The KDL-46W905 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency (800 hertz) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. Across all the TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-46W905 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-46W905 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by televisions of this age and type. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony television.

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Has Five Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-46W905 is more than most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-46W905. The smart modes "Cinema", "Natural", "Photo" and "Sports" are also found on this television.

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Not Included Optical Disc Drive

This TV has a Not included optical disc drive, which is the most commonly found optical disc drive on mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-46W905 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-46W905 also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera including 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 Sony KDL-46W905 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs of a similar spec and age to 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 television.

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Only Supports Eleven Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the KDL-46W905 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. This TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-46W905. The video formats "AVCHD", "AVI", "M-JPEG", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The KDL-46W905 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it. This Sony television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-46W905. The image format "MPO" is 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 TVs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years, the KDL-46W905 does not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other televisions which also feature OLED technology to this television and we think the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Heavy

The lightest TV that has been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-46W905 is 3.7kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. The Sony KDL-46W905 is one of the heavier mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years (15.2 kilograms) amongst similar spec TVs of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-46W905

Average Running Costs

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and based on average energy prices we estimate that the KDL-46W905 will cost £105 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of a comparable age and type.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. 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 Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this TV was released.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 61 millimeters, the Sony KDL-46W905 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Screen Format Adjustment
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
App
Audio
Audio System
Equaliser
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
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
PC in Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
Control
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Hotel Mode
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Wide Color Enhancer
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Plug and Play
Panorama Feature
Stored Teletext Page
File System
Deep Colour
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
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)
Depth (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
Camera Included
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Manual
Other Features
Included Power Cord
Power LED
Headphone Connection
Volume Control

Expert Reviews

21 July 2014

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Superb image and audio quality, good quantities of online video streaming, striking design
Great design
Easy to use
Stunning 3D performance
Largely convincing and more vibrant colour palette
A little 3D crosstalk, limited viewing angle
Poor viewing angle
Detail lost in dark scenes
Blues occasionally overblown
Sound is on the thin side

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £102.55
Electricity cost when on standby £1.52
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Total running cost over 5 years £104.07
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Energy Rating
0.52T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.52 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl46w905, kdl46w905a, sony kdl46w905, kdl46w905abaep, sony kdl46w905a, sony kdl46w905ab, sony kdl46w905abu
Barcodes 04905524915037, 04905524915044, 04905524915068

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