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Sony KDL-48W705 vs Thomson 40UA6406

Sony KDL-48W705 vs Thomson 40UA6406

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Sony KDL-48W705
Thomson 40UA6406

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has a display diagonal of 48", but the Thomson 40UA6406 is only a 40" TV (8" smaller). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

Thinner Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has a depth of 57mm. That's 22mm thinner than the Thomson 40UA6406 (79mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Cheaper to run by £11.55
Over five years the Sony KDL-48W705 only costs £76.75 to run however the Thomson 40UA6406 costs £88.30 to run (15% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Sony KDL-48W705 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", whereas the Thomson 40UA6406 has a rating of "A+".
1 Reason For
200Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Thomson 40UA6406 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, whereas the Sony KDL-48W705 is only a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (200Hz slower). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Vastly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, however the Thomson 40UA6406 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (200Hz faster). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Older by five months
The Sony KDL-48W705 is five months older than the Thomson 40UA6406.
5 Reasons Against
20% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Thomson 40UA6406 has a display diagonal of 40", however the Sony KDL-48W705 is a 48" TV (8" larger). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

Thicker Edit
The Thomson 40UA6406 is a 79mm thick TV. That's 22mm thicker than the Sony KDL-48W705 (79mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

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£11.55 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Thomson 40UA6406 are £88.30 which is £11.55 more than the Sony KDL-48W705. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Thomson 40UA6406 is "A+", but the rating of the Sony KDL-48W705 is "A++".

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Date Released

26 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 73.71
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 76.75
Purchase price £ 479.00
Total cost of ownership £ 555.75
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 86.53
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.77
Total running cost £ 88.30

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.38T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.44T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
48"
BEST
40"
HD Type
 4K
 4K
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 400Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 1000000:1
BEST
 1000000:1
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Screen Format Adjustments
 14:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
121cm
BEST
102cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV

Other Features

HDD Recording
 HDD recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Playback
 USB playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
 Advanced contrast enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
On-Screen Display for External Input
 On-screen display for external input
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
46W
BEST
54W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.29W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
BEST
 A++
Input Frequency
 50
 50
Annual Energy Consumption
64kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
92W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 240
 220 - 240
 220
 240
 220 - 240
 220

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Performance

Parental Controls
 Parental controls
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
24p
 24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported File Systems
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
57mm
BEST
79mm
Weight
11.3kg 7.6kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
11.7kg 9.6kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 240mm
Height (with Stand)
671mm 610mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,089mm 930mm
BEST
Height
632mm 565mm
Width
1,089mm 930mm
Package Height
732mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
1,187mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
1 2
BEST
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

Special Features

Photo Share
 Photo Share
Unknown - Click to provide data
X-Reality PRO
 X-Reality PRO
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
 Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motionflow XR
 Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
ClearAudio+
 ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out
 Subwoofer out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clear Phase Technology
 Clear Phase technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Wide Mode
 Auto Wide mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
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