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Sony KDL-48W605
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Sony KDL48W605

48" Edge-LED Flat Mar 2014
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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11 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This TV received an expert rating of 78% from Chip.de.

Good Brand

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].

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Has a WiFi Connection

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.

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Two Audio in Ports

The Sony KDL-48W605 is a two audio in port TV.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and type to it.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fairly Thick

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.

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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

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.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Screen Mirroring
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
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
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Panorama Feature
Face Detection
Stored Teletext Page
File System
Deep Colour
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
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
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Subwoofer Out Port
Clear Phase Technology
Auto Wide Mode
Reflector
Other Features
AV Output Port
HDD Recording
Placement Option
I-Manual
USB Playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
On Screen Display for External Input
Apps
Weight Without Stand
HDMI in Port

Expert Reviews

(1)
9 November 2015

Der Sony KDL-60W605B zeigt im Test eine durch und durch gute Bildqualität in allen Auflösungen. Besonders der hohe Schachbrettkontrast von 215:1 sticht positiv hervor. Sound und Ausstattung sind...

Clean, detailed
Naturallooking colours
Decent upscaler
Improved, intuitive interface
Generous smart features
Sound
Lacks detail in darks
No 3D
Narrow viewing angles
No motion interpolation

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 12 January 2015 by Jeff D

Fantastic TV. Picture quality is remarkable.

Reviewed 11 December 2014 by David | 3 Comments

CRAP AND DOES NOT WORK.

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £72.11
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £75.15
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Energy Rating
0.37T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl48w605, kdl48w605b, kdl48w605bb, kdl48w605bbaep, sony kdl48w605, sony kdl48w605b, kdl48w605 kdl48w605
Barcodes 04905524965261, 04905524965292, 04905524983647, 05054230953617, 05054531168833

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