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Sony KDL-42W654

42" Full HD Edge-LED Aug 2013
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Wi-Fi Release Date £82.86 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony televisions have good reviews
Full HD
Supports Wi-Fi

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Energy

Average Running Costs

This medium display diagonal TV has an efficiency rating of A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the KDL-42W654 is £83 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 661 medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years.


Reviews

Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews

We checked 2,235 expert and user 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 for its medium display diagonal TVs. 89% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-42W654 in August 2013.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago. 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

The Sony KDL-42W654 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might be worth considering include the LG 42LW579, or the Samsung UE48H6700.

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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 similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inch TV.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-42W654 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

Other televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the LG 42LW579, or the Panasonic TX-47AS650.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-42W654 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-42W654 has an ethernet port. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Features

Supports Skype

supports Skype

The KDL-42W654 supports Skype. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support Skype.

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Performance

Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Sony KDL-42W654 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-42W654 supports parental controls, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-42W654 supports 24p. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also support 24p.

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Features Local Dimming

The KDL-42W654 features local dimming, which is unusual. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The KDL-42W654 has a game mode, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-42W654 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-42W654 supports Picture-In-Picture, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Sony KDL-42W654 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The Sony KDL-42W654 supports internet TV. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support internet TV.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KDL-42W654 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this television.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 69 millimeters, the Sony KDL-42W654 has a relatively standard depth compared to most of the other televisions that have been around for more than two years.

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Audio

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV is 4W and the highest is 1,000W. The KDL-42W654 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 16 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Product Identifiers

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

Sony KDL-42W654 Review Sources

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