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Sony KDL40W705CBU

79

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Sony KDL40W705CBU

£369.00
Sony KDL-40W705
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A very economical to run and very highly rated 40" Full HD TV, with good features and a cheap price
40" Full HD No 57mm Feb 2015 A+
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Sony KDL-40W705 Review

With excellent reviews and very low running costs, we have ranked the Sony KDL-40W705 number 119 in 40 inch TVs and number 585 across all TVs.
92
Reviews
6 Reviews
71
Value for Money
Good
70
Features
Good Features
75
Age
3 Years Old
90
Running Costs
£57 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this TV to others. Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2018.
This Sony TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of only £57 over 5 years are in the cheapest 20% of all 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
The KDL-40W705 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Slim design for easier wall mounting
Super multi-format USB play
X-Protection pro: xtra protection TV
Screen mirroring
The wireless subwoofer made for BRAVIA
Listen to your photos with sound photo
Live football mode: for all football addicts
Flick, find, fast: one-flick entertainment
Enrich your viewing with the TV sideview app
See your smartphone on the big screen with MHL
Bass reflex speaker for bigger, better bass
Has an ambient light sensor
Clear phase for smooth, balanced frequencies
Cinematic s-force front surround
Made to listen: clearaudio+
Turn your TV into a digital recorder: USB HDD REC
Make the moment yours with photo share
Motionflow XR keeps the action smooth
X-Reality pro: rediscover every detail
Full HD 1080p
Stream playstation 3 games directly to your TV
Only Full HD
Smaller than average display diagonal

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 144 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 257 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 261 in TVs for sport.
71
Watching Films
Very Good
68
Watching Sport
Good
72
Playing Games
Very Good

Sony KDL-40W705 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

This TV received a rating of 77 out of 100 from expert review site product-test.ru.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 3,350 expert and owner reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. 95% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is cheaper than 68% of televisions, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £369.00 it does not look like great value for money overall.

Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+, and the KDL-40W705 is one of the cheaper to run TVs that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-40W705 is only £57.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV has been on the market since February 2015.

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Features

Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of TVs range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The Sony KDL-40W705's display diagonal of only 40" is smaller than 72% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KDL-40W705 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the KDL-40W705 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The Sony KDL-40W705's thickness of 57mm is pretty typical compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 55% of all televisions when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-40W705 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of TVs.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-40W705 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-40W705 supports parental controls, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-40W705 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 78% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of televisions is 2W, the highest is 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the Sony KDL-40W705 of only 10W is lower than average when compared to most other TVs. It is lower than 85% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-40W705 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Faster Than Average High Frequency Rate

The slowest high frequency rate of televisions is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz. The high frequency rate of the Sony KDL-40W705 of 200Hz is faster than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 31% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The KDL-40W705 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), unlike 94% of TVs which do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Supports 24p

The KDL-40W705 supports 24p, unlike 85% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KDL-40W705 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-40W705 supports HDD recording, which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

certified kdl40w705cbu, unbranded kdl40w705cbu, sony kdl40w705cbu, unbranded 1080p

Barcodes:

04548736002159, 04548736002166, 04548736003156, 05054629734780, 05055760737012

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