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Sony TVs Have Good Reviews
Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs Sony is one of the superior manufacturers.
Has a Wi-Fi
Unlike most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the FWD-42W800 which do not have a wi-Fi, the FWD-42W800 has a wi-Fi.
We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a wi-Fi and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], and the LG 42LB670[plb_2232215_price] is also worth considering.
Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
The Sony FWD-42W800 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television.
Four HDMI Ports Quantitys
The FWD-42W800 is a four HDMI ports quantity television. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the FWD-42W800 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.
Two Audio (L,R) Ins
Most televisions of a similar age and type to the FWD-42W800 have between one and three audio (L,R) ins, including the FWD-42W800 which has two audio (L,R) ins.
Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The motion interpolation frequencys of mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the FWD-42W800 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz. At 400 hertz, the FWD-42W800 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the FWD-42W800.
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Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds
The FWD-42W800 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it. This Sony TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the FWD-42W800. The audio formats supporteds "3GPP", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.
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Does Not Support Smart TV
The Sony FWD-42W800 does not support smart TV, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago also do not support smart TV.
We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also support smart TV including the LG 42LB670[plb_2232215_price] which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The FWD-42W800 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.
We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.
Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds
The Sony FWD-42W800 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. This Sony TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the FWD-42W800. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this TV.
Only Analog Tuner Type
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most frequently found tuner type on mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The FWD-42W800 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.
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OK Running Costs
Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the FWD-42W800 is £100, which is typical compared to the other 670 TVs of this spec 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 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.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Sony released the FWD-42W800 over three years ago.
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At 63 millimeters, the FWD-42W800 has a relatively standard depth compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for more than two years.
There are a number of other 63mm thick TVs currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-42W807A[plb_1546512_price].
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Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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