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10 Reasons For
Expert Reviews Are Average
This Sony TV received an expert rating of 78 out of 100 from Chip.de.
Sony Has Good TV 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.
Good Product Quality
One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality. Jeff D wrote on Amazon “Picture quality is remarkable”.
Good Picture Quality
One person who bought the Sony KDL-48W605 mentioned that it had good picture quality. Jeff D wrote “Picture quality is remarkable”.
Unlike most of the other televisions of this spec and age which are not Smart TV, the KDL-48W605 is Smart TV.
We compared this television to all the other Smart TVs and we think the LG 42LA740, and the Toshiba 48L5453 (£272.00) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
If you are looking for a television that is Smart TV then you might want to consider the Philips 42PUS7809 (£399.00).
Has a WiFi Connection
The Sony KDL-48W605 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions of this age and type do not have a WiFi connection.
Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the LG 42LA740, the Toshiba 48L5453 (£272.00), or the LOEWE Individual 40 (£1,299.00).
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Four HDMI Ports
The KDL-48W605 is a four HDMI port television.
3D Comb Filter
This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
Most TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-48W605 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the KDL-48W605 which has two USB 2.0 ports.
Supports Eleven Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-48W605 is more than most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported video format is VP8, but this video format is not supported by this Sony TV. The video formats 3GPP, AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV and XVID are also supported by this television.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
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Only Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
There are a number of alternative Full HD TVs currently available that you might also want to look at including the 39LB580 (£299.00), or the 42LB550 (£299.00) both from LG or the Samsung UE48H6400 (£449.99) which has a better Rating.
If the display resolution of this TV is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the LG 42UB820 (£399.00) (4K Ultra HD), or the Philips 40PUS6809 (£471.59) (4K Ultra HD) which is also higher rated.
Not 3D Compatible
The KDL-48W605 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-48W605 are also not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the 42LA740, or the 42LB6200 (£392.59) both from LG which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KDL-48W605 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports Three Audio Formats
The Sony KDL-48W605 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of this spec and age. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs of this age and spec. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.
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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems
The Sony KDL-48W605 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly 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 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this Sony TV.
Only Has Seven Smart Modes
The KDL-48W605 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs that have been available for more than two years. This TV has an Sports smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-48W605. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Game", "Music", "Photo" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony television.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Sony KDL-48W605 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also do not feature OLED technology.
Only Digital Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it.
Only 480i Video Mode
The Sony KDL-48W605 supports a 480i video mode which is better than most TVs that have been around for more than two years. Most mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 1080p video mode. In addition, this Sony TV support 1080i, 480p, 576i and 576p and 720p video modes.
A 480i video mode is in fact the worst supported video mode amongst all comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as the KDL-48W605.
Amongst comparable types of television the best supported video mode is 2160p.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
This television supports 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n WiFi standards, which is the most frequently supported WiFi standard on mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.
With a thickness of 90 millimeters, the KDL-48W605 has one of the thicker thicknesses amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The thicknesses of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-48W605 range from 3.5mm to 100mm.
There are a number of alternative 90mm thick televisions currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba 32BV504.
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Running Costs Are Average
This Sony TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency, and the KDL-48W605 has an average running cost of £76 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 423 TVs of a similar age and type.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This television was released over two years ago.
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustment
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Smart TV Features
RMS Rated Power
Digital, Digital Plus, Pulse
Audio Decoding Technology
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
PC in Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Picture and Picture
Animation, Cinema, Game, Music, Photo, Sports, Standard
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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