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40" 200Hz Flat Feb 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Screen Shape Release Date
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11 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Sony mid-size TVs have good reviews on average and across all TVs Sony is one of the better rated brands.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Sony KDL-40W705 reviewer mentioned that the product had good apps. Harley said “Not from amazon) it is fantastic have it in the living room there are lots of apps to chose from mostly use it for bbc iplayer” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Harley mentioned two years ago “Prefer the Sony it has more features” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The KDL-40W705 has a wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago do not have a wi-Fi.

We compared this television to all the other televisions with a wi-Fi and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE40J6300[plb_2824298_price] is also worth considering.

Alternative TVs which also have a wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Samsung UE48J5500[plb_2826204_price], or the LG 42LB650[plb_2229284_price].

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Supports Smart TV

The KDL-40W705 supports smart TV, as do most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-40W705.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE32J6300[plb_2830222_price].

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also support smart TV including the Samsung UE48J5500[plb_2826204_price], or the LG 42LB650[plb_2229284_price].

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Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

Across all the TVs of this age and type the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 400Hz. With a high frequency rate of 200 hertz, the Sony KDL-40W705 has a quite fast high frequency rate compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released one year ago.

We compared this television to all the other 200Hz refresh rate televisions and we think cheaper TVs such as the Sony KDL-32W705[plb_2143275_price], and the Philips 40PFH5300/88[plb_2798776_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a faster high frequency rate then you might want to consider the LG 43LF540[plb_2822609_price] (300Hz and cheaper).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

The KDL-40W705 is a four HDMI ports quantity television.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as it.

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Supports Three Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-40W705 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as the KDL-40W705. The audio formats supporteds "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Six Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-40W705 is more than most televisions of a similar spec and age to it. This Sony TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-40W705. The smart modess "Animation", "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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8 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

One Sony KDL-40W705 owner thought it did not have good sound quality.

Recent Price Increase of £26.10

The price of the KDL-40W705 has increased by £26.10 in the last 37 days.

Not 3D

The KDL-40W705 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs that were launched more than a year ago are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Sony KDL-43W807[plb_2803096_price] or the Philips 40PFT6510[plb_2860929_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-40W705 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-40W705 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of image formats supported by the KDL-40W705 is more than most TVs of this age and spec. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-40W705. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Nine Video Formats Supporteds

The KDL-40W705 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. This Sony TV supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. The video formats supporteds "3GPP", "AVCHD", "MKV", "MOV", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM" and "WMV" are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KDL-40W705 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40W705 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40W705 the RMS rated powers range from 5W to 1,000W. The KDL-40W705 has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 10 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40W705

Running Costs Are OK

This Sony TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+. Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-40W705 is £74, which is typical compared to the other 366 TVs of this spec and age.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this TV was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Depth

At 57 millimeters, the KDL-40W705 has a relatively average depth compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.

If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the LG 42LB580[plb_2230631_price] (55.5mm and cheaper).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Parental Control
Game Mode
24p Support
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Ambient Light Sensor
Supported File Systems
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Input Voltage
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
Subwoofer Out
Special Features
Football Mode
X-Reality PRO
Motionflow XR
ClearAudio+

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 19 June 2016 by Irene25
Irene25 would recommend the Sony KDL-40W705C

I have had the TV for a couple of weeks and am very pleased with the features that I have found so far...

Reviewed 12 April 2016 by Chiefychat
Chiefychat would recommend the Sony KDL-40W705C

A great picture, although the sound does let it down a bit. I would recommend a good sound bar. Apps load quickly and my iPhone connects with ease. The stand isn't bulky which helps it fit in... Read more…

Reviewed 8 March 2016 by Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy would recommend the Sony KDL-40W705C

I'm pleased overall. Picture on HD is excellent and sound is not too bad. Ordinary TV settings are easy to adjust to personal taste. My gripes are with the unintuitive nature of the "smart" side... Read more…

Reviewed 7 January 2016 by Terry1945
Terry1945 would recommend the Sony KDL-40W705C

Bought in time for Christmas. Great buy compared to previous TV*/...

Reviewed 6 June 2015 by Harley | 22 Comments

I bought this TV (but not from amazon) it is fantastic have it in the living room there are lots of apps to chose from mostly use it for bbc iplayer and watching films from amazon i have noticed... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £70.51
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £73.55
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Energy Rating
0.37T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony w705, sony w705c, KDL-40W705C, sony p222456, sony p222456p, sonytv kdl40w705, sony kdl40w705cb, sony kdl40w705cbu, sonytv kdl40w705c, sonytv kdl40w705cb, sonytv kdl40w705cbu
Barcodes 04548736002159, 04548736002166, 04548736003156, 05054629734780

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