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Overall Score

Sony KDL-42W654

An economical to run 42" Full HD TV, but with inferior features
42" Full HD No Edge-LED Aug 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date
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Sony KDL-42W654 Review

35
Missing Some Features
36
4 Years Old
73
£83 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
38
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 39?

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It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £83 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Not 3D
Quite low RMS rated power

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Sony KDL-42W654 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony TVs Have Very Good Reviews

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


Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony KDL-42W654 of 42" is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 38% 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 the most frequently found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Not 3D

The Sony KDL-42W654 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the Sony KDL-42W654 of 69mm is pretty typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 72% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KDL-42W654 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of televisions.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-42W654 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The KDL-42W654's RMS rated power of only 16W is quite low compared to most other TVs. It is in the lowest 25% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KDL-42W654 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-42W654 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-42W654 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Skype

Skype

The KDL-42W654 supports Skype. 97% of TVs do not support Skype.

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Features Local Dimming

The Sony KDL-42W654 features local dimming. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-42W654 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The KDL-42W654 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), which is unusual. 94% of TVs do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Sony TV has been on the market since August 2013.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

This Sony TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The KDL-42W654 has an average running cost of £83 over 5 years based on adequate energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl42w654a, kdl42w654asi
Barcodes 04905524941272, 04905524941289, 04905524941296

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