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Sony KDL-40W605

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Sony KDL-40W605

£345.00
Sony KDL-40W605
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A very economical to run and classic 40" Full HD TV, good for watching films
40" Full HD 89mm No Mar 2014 A+
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Sony KDL-40W605 Review

With low running costs and excellent reviews, we have ranked the Sony KDL-40W605 number 222 in 40 inch TVs.
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Reviews
1 Review
81
Value for Money
Very Good
65
Features
Good Features
68
Age
3 Years Old
89
Running Costs
£61 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 78%. Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
It has an efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £61 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports screen mirroring
Smaller than average display diagonal
Only Full HD

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the KDL-40W605 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 270 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 458 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 466 in TVs for sport.
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Watching Films
Very Good
68
Watching Sport
Good
72
Playing Games
Very Good

How Big is the Sony KDL-40W605?

The Sony KDL-40W605 is 926mm wide and 89mm tall. It is 556mm thick and weighs 7.4kg.

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Sony KDL-40W605 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

This TV received a rating of 78% from expert review site Chip.de.

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Sony TVs Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 3,350 expert and user reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its TVs. 95% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £345.00 it is cheaper than 75% of televisions.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

This television has an efficiency rating of A+. The KDL-40W605 is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-40W605 is £61.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-40W605 in March 2014.

Features

Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

TVs have display diagonals of between 13" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The display diagonal of the Sony KDL-40W605 of only 40" is in the smallest 32% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Not 3D

The KDL-40W605 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Thicker Than Average

The thinnest thickness of TVs is 1.7mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The KDL-40W605's thickness of 89mm is thicker than average when compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 93% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KDL-40W605 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KDL-40W605 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-40W605 supports HDD recording. 98% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-40W605 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-40W605 supports parental controls, unlike 87% of televisions which do not support parental controls.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-40W605 supports Picture-In-Picture. 94% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has a DVI Port

The Sony KDL-40W605 has a DVI port, unlike 96% of TVs which do not have a DVI port.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many TVs.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-40W605 supports 24p. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-40W605 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 92% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Lower Than Average RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of TVs range from 2W to 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the KDL-40W605 of only 16W is lower than 74% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony kdl40w605c, kdl40w605b

Barcodes:

04905524965056, 04905524965087, 05054230785713

Sony KDL-40W605

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