Sony KDL-42W705 Review
|994 Reviews + 2 Awards|
|Value for Money||
|3 Years Old|
|£84 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 62?
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However this Sony TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2017.
The KDL-42W705 has an efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £84 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,373 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
What is This TV Best Used For?Having compared this TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is mediocre for playing games, ranking number 156 in TVs for gaming. It is also mediocre for watching sport, ranking number 514 in TVs for sport as well being mediocre for watching films, ranking number 518 in TVs for films.
Sony KDL-42W705 In-Depth Analysis
Two Industry Awards
Expert Reviews Are Good
User Reviews Are Good
Based on 985 user reviews the average user rating of this Sony TV is 87 out of 100. Over 86% of reviewers gave this television either 4 or 5 stars and 86% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.
Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs
We checked 3,185 expert and user reviews (including 1,175 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. 90% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Average Value for Money
The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £349.99 it is cheaper than 76% of TVs.
Average Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the KDL-42W705 of 42" is fairly standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 37% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.
Only Full HD
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-42W705 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED technology.
Like most other TVs, the KDL-42W705 is not 3D. 74% of televisions are not 3D.
The KDL-42W705's thickness of 64mm is fairly standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 62% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.
The KDL-42W705 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.
The KDL-42W705 supports 24p. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.
Supports HDD Recording
The KDL-42W705 supports HDD recording, which is unusual. 99% of televisions do not support HDD recording.
Supports Parental Controls
The Sony KDL-42W705 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of TVs which do not support parental controls.
Does Not Feature Local Dimming
Like most other televisions, the KDL-42W705 does not feature local dimming. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.
The KDL-42W705 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 91% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
The lowest RMS rated power of TVs is 2W, the highest is 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The Sony KDL-42W705's RMS rated power of only 16W is in the lowest 22% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.
Average High Frequency Rate
The high frequency rate of the KDL-42W705 of 200Hz is pretty standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 74% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.
The KDL-42W705 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.
3D Comb Filter
This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most frequently found comb filter on TVs.
Has an Ambient Light Sensor
The KDL-42W705 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
The KDL-42W705 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
The KDL-42W705 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
Has an Auto Volume Leveler
The KDL-42W705 has an auto volume leveler, which is unusual. 83% of TVs do not have an auto volume leveler.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This TV was released in February 2014.
Running Costs Are Average
The efficiency rating of this TV is A+. Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the KDL-42W705 will cost £84 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 4,373 televisions.
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