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This TV received an expert rating of 78 out of 100 from Chip.de.
Sony Has Good TV Reviews
Large TVs manufactured by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just large TVs) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.
Supports Smart TV Features
Like most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-60W605, the KDL-60W605 supports smart TV features.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55D7000, and the Sony KDL-50W828 is also worth considering.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other large TVs that have been available for more than two years, the KDL-60W605 has a WiFi connection.
Most TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-60W605 have between one and two RF ports, including the KDL-60W605 which has two RF ports.
Has Five Sound Modes
The number of sound modes found on the KDL-60W605 is more than most TVs of this type and age. This Sony TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on televisions of this age and type. The sound modes "Game", "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.
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Supports Three Audio Formats
The KDL-60W605 has a greater number of audio formats than most large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-60W605. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.
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Not 3D Compatible
The Sony KDL-60W605 is not 3D compatible, unlike most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-60W605 which are 3D compatible.
If you want a television that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Samsung UE55D7000.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-60W605 do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-60W605 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
The KDL-60W605 has a greater number of image formats than most large TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-60W605. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Sony TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-60W605 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not feature OLED technology.
There are a number of other TVs which also feature OLED technology which you might also want to consider including the 55EA9809, the 55EA970, or the 55EA880 all from LG which also has a higher rating.
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Only Supports Ten Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-60W605 is more than most large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sony television supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-60W605. The video formats "3GP", "AVCHD", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM" and "WMV" are also supported by this television.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
The Sony KDL-60W605 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (139 kilowatt hours) amongst large TVs of this age. Televisions that were released around the same time as the KDL-60W605 have annual energy consumptions of between 60kWh and 320kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 120kWh.
With a thickness of 84 millimeters, the KDL-60W605 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-60W605. Across all the large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-60W605 the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 56mm.
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Running Costs Are Average
The energy efficiency classification of this large TV is A+, and the average running cost of the KDL-60W605 is £157 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 324 similar spec televisions that have been available for more than two years.
Released Over Two Years Ago
Sony released the KDL-60W605 over two years ago.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs that have been around for more than two years. 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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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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