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Sony KDL-48W705
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48" Flat Feb 2015
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16 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This TV received an expert rating of 70% from tweakers.net.

Good Sound Quality

Several customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good sound quality. Rob. said on Amazon “I connected it to an amplifier and proper speakers so sound was never really going to be an issue for me”.

Good Brand

Sony has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other brands.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good for playing games on. Rob. said last year “Absolutely brilliant for gaming” in their review of this TV and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Nice Design

One customer mentioned that the Sony KDL-48W705 was good looking.

Good Size

One Sony KDL-48W705 reviewer concluded that it was thin. Rob. said “Sound is also pretty good for a slim TV like this” in their Sony KDL-48W705 review and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

One Sony KDL-48W705 owner said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-48W705 was good value for money. Rob. wrote “Picture ESPECIALLY considering the cheaper price paid from somewhere else”.

Good Product Quality

One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it was good quality. Rob. mentioned “Very happy with the quality of the screen” .

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Sony KDL-48W705 owner wrote in their reviews that the product had good apps. Rob. mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Has a good selection of apps” in their review of this TV.

Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the KDL-48W705 supports smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE48J5510[pl_2865727_price], or the UE43J5600[pl_2856746_price] both from Samsung or the LG 49LF631[plb_2937016_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-48W705 which do not have a WiFi connection, the KDL-48W705 has a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the UE48J5510[pl_2865727_price], or the UE43J5600[pl_2856746_price] both from Samsung or the LG 49LF631[plb_2937016_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The KDL-48W705 has more HDMI ports than most of the mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-48W705. Most of the mid-size TVs that were released one year ago only have between one and three HDMI ports, however this television has four HDMI ports.

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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.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-48W705 is more than most TVs of this type and age. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-48W705. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-48W705 is more than most TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The KDL-48W705 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the LG 49LF590[plb_3026448_price], the Samsung UE40H6400[plb_3766566_price], or the Philips 40PFT6510[plb_2860929_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-48W705, the KDL-48W705 does not have a built-in camera.

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Not Cheap

We think this TV looks expensive compared to other mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago. We checked 146 mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago and they range in price from £129 to £1,299.

Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the Sony KDL-48W705 is more than most TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of this type and age. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Sony TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-48W705 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-48W705 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

At 11.3 kilograms, the Sony KDL-48W705 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-48W705. Mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-48W705 have weights of between 3.6kg and 18kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-48W705

OK Running Costs

This mid-size TV has an energy efficiency classification of A++. Based on average energy prices we estimate that the KDL-48W705 will cost £77 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 344 televisions of this type and age.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. 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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Average Thickness

At 57 millimeters, the KDL-48W705 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the KDL-48W705.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
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
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Digital Video Recorder
Ambient Light Sensor
File System
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
Subwoofer Out Port
Clear Phase Technology
Auto Wide Mode
Other Features
HDD Recording
USB Playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
On Screen Display for External Input
Special Features
Photo Share
X-Reality PRO
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Motionflow XR
ClearAudio+

Expert Reviews

(1)
12 September 2015

Dat de Sony W70 geen high-end model is, valt er prima aan af te zien door de plastic behuizing. Op de overige vlakken presteert deze tv evenmin uitzonderlijk, maar aan de andere kant heeft Sony...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 19 November 2015 by Rob.

Wanted to get the 48inch version of the TV from Amazon but they messed up my order so just ended to buying from elsewhere in the end. Picture wise, after some fine tuning, it's excellent! Bright,... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2015 by F. dinsdale
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Excellent...

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £73.71
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £76.75
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Energy Rating
0.38T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 kdl48w705, sony w705, sony rs232, sony w705c, kdl48w705c, sony rs232c, sony p239792, sony p239792p, sony kdl48w705, acer fwl48w705, sony fwl48w705, sony fwl48w705c, sony pt1148ir10, sony kdl48w705c, sony kfwl48w705, acer fwl48w705c, sony kdl48w705cb, sony kfwl48w705c, summer kdl48w705, sony hdpt1148ir10, sony kdl48w705cba, summer kdl48w705c, sony kdl48w705cbu, summer kdl48w705cb, sony lfd fwl48w705, sony kdl48w705cbae, sony lfd fwl48w705c, sony kdl48w705cbaep, summer kdl48w705cbu, refurbished kdl48w705
Barcodes 04053162880887, 04548736002173, 04548736002180, 04548736008236, 05013493258365, 05013493279148, 05054629744482, 05054629923139

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