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Sony KDL40W705CBU

£369.00
A top-rated 40" Full HD TV with fine features and cheap price
40" Full HD No No Feb 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KDL-40W705 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Sony KDL-40W705 number 28 in 40 inch TVs and number 155 across all TVs.
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6 Reviews
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Very Good
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Average Features
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2 Years Old
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£74 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
71
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this television to others. Samsung televisions 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 2017.
This Sony TV has an efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £74 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
The KDL-40W705 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Has an ambient light sensor
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is mediocre for playing games, ranking number 52 in TVs for gaming. It is also mediocre for watching sport, ranking number 258 in TVs for sport as well being mediocre for watching films, ranking number 245 in TVs for films.
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Sony KDL-40W705 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

User Reviews Are Excellent

This TV has a fantastic average user rating based on 6 user reviews. 5 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this television the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Has Very Good TV Reviews

We checked 3,185 expert and owner reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases) for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £369.00 it is cheaper than 74% of TVs.


Features

Only Full HD

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony KDL-40W705's display diagonal of 40" is relatively average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 35% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the KDL-40W705 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KDL-40W705 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the KDL-40W705 of 57mm is pretty standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 47% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KDL-40W705 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

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

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Average High Frequency Rate

The KDL-40W705's high frequency rate of 200Hz is fairly typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 73% 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). 94% of TVs do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-40W705 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 81% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W. The RMS rated power of the KDL-40W705 of only 10W is quite low compared to most other TVs. It is in the lowest 12% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-40W705 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-40W705 supports 24p, unlike 84% of televisions which do not support 24p.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-40W705 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television has been on the market since February 2015.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The efficiency rating of this television is A+. The KDL-40W705 is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-40W705 is £74.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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

Barcodes:

04548736002159, 04548736002166, 04548736003156, 05054629734780

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KDL-40W705

Faster high frequency rate
10W higher RMS rated power
£9.45 cheaper to run
£1 More Expensive
£10 Cheaper
User reviews are slightly better
10W higher RMS rated power
33% higher running costs over five years
£10 Cheaper
10W higher RMS rated power
Larger display diagonal
Appreciably Lower user review Score
User reviews are marginally better
10W higher RMS rated power
£10 More Expensive

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