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11 Reasons For
Average Expert Reviews
This TV received an expert rating of 78% from Chip.de.
Sony has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other manufacturers.
Good Product Quality
One person mentioned that it was good quality. Jeff D wrote in his Sony KDL-48W605 review “Picture quality is remarkable”.
Good Picture Quality
One Sony KDL-48W605 reviewer said in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.
Supports Smart TV Features
The KDL-48W605 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-48W605 do not support smart TV features.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 47LB580[plb_2230630_price], the Sony KDL-42W705[plb_2142205_price], or the Toshiba 48L5453[plb_2220582_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-48W605 which do not have a WiFi connection, the KDL-48W605 has a WiFi connection.
Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to look at include the Philips 40PFS5709[plb_2219975_price], the Sony KDL-42W705[plb_2142205_price], or the LG 47LB580[plb_2230630_price] which has better reviews.
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802.11n WiFi Standard
This TV supports an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Two Audio in Ports
The Sony KDL-48W605 is a two audio in port TV.
3D Comb Filter
This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and type to it.
Supports Three Audio Formats
The KDL-48W605 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions of this spec and age. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-48W605. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.
Has Seven Smart Modes
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-48W605 is more than most TVs of this age and spec. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of this type and age. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Music", "Photo", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony television.
8 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years, the KDL-48W605 is not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the 48L5453[pl_2220582_price], or the 40L5441[pl_2404576_price] both from Toshiba or the LG 42LB6200[plb_2473921_price] which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-48W605, the KDL-48W605 does not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems
The KDL-48W605 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that have been around for 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 Supports Eleven Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the KDL-48W605 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This television supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. The video formats "3GPP", "AVCHD", "AVI", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.
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Only Supports Two Image Formats
The KDL-48W605 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs that came out more than two years ago. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-48W605. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Sony TV.
Only Analog Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-48W605, the KDL-48W605 does not feature OLED technology.
The thinnest thickness of comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-48W605 is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm. At 90 millimeters, the KDL-48W605 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age.
Alternative 90mm thick TVs currently available which you might also want to consider include the Sony KDL-48W585[plb_2179963_price] which has better reviews.
4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-48W605
OK Running Costs
The energy efficiency rating of this mid-size TV is A++, and based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-48W605 is £76, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of a similar spec and age.
Recent Price Increase of £3.00
In the last 58 days the KDL-48W605 has increased in price by £3.00.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this type and age. 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
It was over two years ago when Sony released the KDL-48W605.
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