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One Industry Award
The editor of Flatpanels.dk thought that concluded that they would endorse this mid-size TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.
Sony TVs Have Good Reviews
We calculated the average reviews for all Sony televisions and specifically for Sony mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.
The KDL-47W805 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 the UE46D7000, the UE46F7000, and the UE40ES8000 all from Samsung which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
The Sony KDL-47W805 is Smart TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-47W805 are not Smart TV.
Alternative Smart TV televisions currently available that you might also want to consider include the UE46D7000, the UE46F7000, or the UE40ES8000 all from Samsung which has a better Rating.
Has a WiFi Connection
The Sony KDL-47W805 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-47W805 do not have a WiFi connection.
Other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to look at include the UE46D7000, the UE46F7000, or the UE40ES8000 all from Samsung which has a better Rating.
Four HDMI Ports
The Sony KDL-47W805 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-47W805 only have between one and three HDMI ports.
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Three USB 2.0 Ports
The KDL-47W805 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the TVs of this age and type. Most of the comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this television has three USB 2.0 ports.
Four 3D Glasses Included
The KDL-47W805 is a four 3D glasses included TV. Most of the other TVs of this type and age have between one and five 3D glasses included.
Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the Sony KDL-47W805 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this television. The image formats JPG|MPO are also supported by this TV.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
Across all the mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-47W805 the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the KDL-47W805 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
Supports One Video Format
The KDL-47W805 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported video format is H.264, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats AVCHD|AVI|M-JPEG|MKV|MOV|MP4|MPEG2|MPEG21|WEBM|WMV|XVID are also supported by this Sony TV.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the KDL-47W805 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this television. The screen format adjustments 14:9|16:9|Zoom are also found on this TV.
Has One Smart Mode
The Sony KDL-47W805 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Cinema|Game|Photo|Sports|Standard|Vivid are also found on this Sony TV.
Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. The Sony KDL-47W805 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency (400 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.
Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The KDL-47W805 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most televisions that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most frequently 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|NTSC 3.58|NTSC 4.43|PAL|SECAM are also supported by this television.
Not Included Optical Disc Drive
This TV has a Not included optical disc drive, which is the most frequently found optical disc drive on similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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Poor Expert Reviews
This television received a rating of 57% from TV expert review site flatpanels.dk. The expert review sites don't rate this Sony TV very highly.
Only Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been on the market 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 because of it's better review score, the UE46F7000, the UE46F6510, or the UD46CB all from Samsung.
Not Cheap Compared to Other TVs of a Similar Age and Spec
The cheapeast TVs of a similar age and spec that we found costs £73 and the most expensive costs £3,099. We thought that this Sony television looks expensive for a TV that was released more than two years ago.
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-47W805, the KDL-47W805 does not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UE46F7000 which also has a higher rating.
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Only Supports One Audio Format
The Sony KDL-47W805 has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this Sony television. The audio formats 3GPP|LPCM|MP3|WMA are also supported by this television.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-47W805, the Sony KDL-47W805 does not feature OLED technology.
Only Digital Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on televisions of this type and age.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The annual energy consumptions of similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-47W805 range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 76kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 92 kilowatt hours, the Sony KDL-47W805 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-47W805.
The lightest mid-size TV that was released more than two years ago is 1.5kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. With a weight of 14.6 kilograms, the KDL-47W805 is quite heavy compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.
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Average Running Costs
This mid-size TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The KDL-47W805 has an average 5 year running cost of £108 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 423 televisions of this age and type.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This television was released over three years ago.
With a thickness of 64 millimeters, the KDL-47W805 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-47W805.
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