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Sony KDL40W705CBU

£369.00
40" Full HD 200Hz Flat Mar 2015
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Screen Shape Release Date £73.55 Electricity cost over 5 years
Excellent user reviews
Running costs are low
Full HD
6 Reviews
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Energy

Running Costs Are Low

The efficiency rating of this medium display diagonal TV is A+. Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-40W705 is only £74, which makes it one of the more economic to run televisions of a comparable age and type.


Reviews

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 6 user reviews this medium display diagonal TV has a brilliant overall user rating. 5 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

We checked 2,235 owner and expert reviews (including 459 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range. 89% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television has been on the market since March 2015.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this type and age. 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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Not 3D

Like most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV, the Sony KDL-40W705 is not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Samsung UE50F6400 (£349.99), or the Philips 42PFT6309 (£349.99).

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Average High Frequency Rate

The KDL-40W705 has a fairly standard high frequency rate (200 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

We compared all the other 200Hz refresh rate TVs to this television and we think because of their better review scores, the Sony KDL-42W705 (£349.99), and the Samsung UE40H6200 (£422.79) are also worth considering.

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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 medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV, the KDL-40W705 does not feature OLED technology.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inches television.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 40" TVs currently available including the Samsung UE40H6200 (£422.79) which has better reviews.

If this television display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the 42LF580 (£299) (42" and cheaper), or the 42LF5610 (£294.99) (42" and cheaper) both from LG.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-40W705 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of their better review scores, the Sony KDL-42W705 (£349.99), the Samsung UE50F6400 (£349.99), or the Philips 42PFT6309 (£349.99).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-40W705 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-40W705 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Performance

Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The KDL-40W705 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR). Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV also support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-40W705 supports parental controls. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV also support parental controls.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Sony KDL-40W705 has an ambient light sensor, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-40W705 supports 24p, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV.

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Has a Game Mode

The Sony KDL-40W705 has a game mode. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV also have a game mode.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-40W705 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KDL-40W705 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Smart TV

Supports Smart TV

The KDL-40W705 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KDL-40W705 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-40W705 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Audio

Very Low RMS Rated Power

Televisions of a similar type and age to this TV have RMS rated powers of between 4W and 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The KDL-40W705 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

With a depth of 57 millimeters, the KDL-40W705 has a fairly average depth compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

Televisions with a thicker depth that might be worth considering include the LG 42LB580 (£309) (55.5mm) which is also cheaper.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers unbranded kdl40w705cbu, sony kdl40w705cbu, unbranded 1080p, quick kdl40w705
Barcodes 04548736002159, 04548736002166, 04548736003156, 05054629734780

Sony KDL-40W705 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-40W705 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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