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Average Expert Reviews
This TV received an expert rating of 70 out of 100 from tweakers.net.
Good Sound Quality
Some Sony KDL-48W705 owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony KDL-48W705 had good sound quality. Rob. mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-48W705 last year “Sound is also pretty good for a slim TV like this”. Rob. also wrote “I connected it to an amplifier and proper speakers so sound was never really going to be an issue for me”.
Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions
Sony has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other brands.
Good Picture Quality
One Sony KDL-48W705 owner who reviewed it thought it was good for playing games on. Rob. wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-48W705 in August last year “Absolutely brilliant for gaming”.
One Sony KDL-48W705 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Rob. said in August last year “Sound is also pretty good for a slim TV like this” in their Sony KDL-48W705 review and scored the Sony KDL-48W705 4 stars.
One Sony KDL-48W705 owner who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money. Rob. mentioned in their review of this TVs “Picture ESPECIALLY considering the cheaper price paid from somewhere else”.
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One Sony KDL-48W705 reviewer thought it was thin. Rob. rated it 4 stars and said last year “Sound is also pretty good for a slim TV like this”.
Good Product Quality
One Sony KDL-48W705 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. In August last year Rob. rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Very happy with the quality of the screen”.
Good Smart TV
One Sony KDL-48W705 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good apps. In August last year Rob. rated the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this TVs “Has a good selection of apps”.
Has a WiFi Connection
The Sony KDL-48W705 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-48W705.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the 49LF630 (£439.00), and the 42LF5809 (£381.58) both from LG or the Samsung UE40J5510 (£379.00) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
The Sony KDL-48W705 is Smart TV, as are most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago.
We compared this TV to all the other Smart TVs and we think the 49LF630 (£439.00), and the 42LF5809 (£381.58) both from LG or the Samsung UE40J5510 (£379.00) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-48W705 is more than most TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Animation|Cinema|Game|Sports|Standard|Vivid are also found on this TV.
Four HDMI Ports
The KDL-48W705 is a four HDMI port television. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-48W705 have between one and four HDMI ports.
Supports One Image Format
The KDL-48W705 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of this age and spec. 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.
Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the Sony KDL-48W705 is more than most comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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|Zoom are also found on this TV.
1080p Video Mode
This television supports a 1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago.
5 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
The Sony KDL-48W705 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the 32LY760 (£374.90), or the 42LF652 (£342.00) both from LG or the Sony KDL-43W805 (£352.00) which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Sony KDL-48W705 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-48W705 also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared this television to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the LG 47LB656 is also worth considering.
Only Supports One Audio Format
The KDL-48W705 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions of this age and type. The most commonly supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this television. The audio formats LPCM|MP3|WMA are also supported by this Sony TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Sony KDL-48W705 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-48W705 also do not feature OLED technology.
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Televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-48W705 have weights of between 3.6kg and 20kg. At 11.3 kilograms, the KDL-48W705 is quite heavy compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-48W705.
4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-48W705
Running Costs Are Average
This mid-size TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency. The average running cost of the KDL-48W705 is £77 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 422 mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this television is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable type and age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
We compared this TV to all the other Full HD TVs and we think the 47LY761 (£1,278.00), the 32LY541, and the 43LF5400 all from LG which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Televisions with a higher display resolution that might also be worth considering include the Thomson 40UA6406 (£458.86) (4K Ultra HD), the Hisense LTDN40K321 (£344.38) (4K Ultra HD), or the Samsung UE40S9 (£649.00) (4K Ultra HD) which is also higher rated.
Released Over a Year Ago
This Sony TV was released over a year ago.
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At 57 millimeters, the KDL-48W705 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-48W705.
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