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