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34 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both endorsed this television. This TV received a Trusted Reviews "Recommended" award and the expert at Hdtvtest.co.uk gave it a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

This television received a "Good Product" award from Benchmark.pl.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Ten experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digital Versus, Chip.de and CNET.co.uk have rated this Sony TV on average 84%. The TV expert review sites think this TV is one of the better mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 107 user reviews this TV has a marvellous overall user rating.

Good Stand

Some people wrote that it had a good stand. @geekzilla9000 said on Amazon “Even the stand looks superb” in their review of this TV and rated it 5 stars. Two years ago Aw said on Amazon “Despite what I thought the box has a Stand AND also a Wall mount in the box” in their review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Dave mentioned in his review “The other was that I wanted to mount the TV on the wall, I was impressed that the stand also doubles up as a wall mount.”.

Good Picture Quality

Several Sony KDL-42W705 owners said in their reviews that it had good picture quality. C. Ella mentioned in their Sony KDL-42W705 review on Amazon two years ago “Having had this 2 days and set this up right for picture and sound, this picture quality is fantastic” and scored the product 5 stars. Cameron rated the product as excellent and he said “A worthy successor, picture quality is very impressive, I really like the VA panels Sony are using on their 2014 models”. D. J. Monaghan mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “As far as I can see the picture quality is superb”.

Some people who purchased the product agreed that it was good for playing games on. A. Kalapchiyski scored the Sony KDL-42W705 5 stars and said “Best tv for gaming with the lowest input lag of” in their review. A. Kalapchiyski also mentioned “Highly recommend for gamers”. Corrinpowers wrote “Excellent for gaming”.

Several Sony KDL-42W705 owners who reviewed it considered that it had good colour saturation. Three years ago A. Kalapchiyski rated the Sony KDL-42W705 5 stars and mentioned “Great colors and good sound”. Cristian Cotovan gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “Amazing picture, great detail, vivid colours” in their Sony KDL-42W705 review. David mentioned in his Sony KDL-42W705 review on Amazon “Colours are vivid and the quality of black”.

Several people who reviewed this TV agreed that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Two years ago Muncle wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “Also, make sure that with blu-ray/ DVD if you are watching an old DVD in 4”. R. Patel said in their review of this TV “Watching a blu-ray is sublime” .

A number of Sony KDL-42W705 owners reckoned that it had a good refresh rate. Justaguy scored it very highly and wrote “And the fast refresh rate is perfect for football” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705. One person said in their reviews that it was good for watching standard definition TV.

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Good High Def TV

Twenty-eight Sony KDL-42W705 owners agreed that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. @geekzilla9000 mentioned “They both work perfectly well and the HD streaming looks just as good as it does when I stream using my PS4, options such as Twitter” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705. Anthony Bryant mentioned in his review “I use BBC iplayer all the time and receive perfect HD pictures through my Broadband connection” . Brian Baker gave it an excellent review score and he mentioned on Amazon “I can now enjoy uninterrupted viewing in HD from Freesat using my otherwise defunct Sky dish, with occasional flipping back to Freeview for a non-Freesat channel”.

Good Smart TV

Eighteen Sony KDL-42W705 owners who reviewed it agreed that it had good apps. Amaryllis said on Amazon “There are numerous other apps, some of which don't work.” in their Sony KDL-42W705 review. Three years ago Brian Baker wrote “It has many more apps than show in the marketing blurb” and rated it as excellent. C. Ella wrote on Amazon “The Apps are good, plenty to choose from” in their review of this TV.

Several people concluded that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Amaryllis gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their Sony KDL-42W705 review “However, I can't believe that my set does NOT have an app for i-Player or 5 OD or for Amazon, BBC News or Sky News as my older set has”. Two years ago Aw scored this TV 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Iplayer works great as well” in their Sony KDL-42W705 review. Baggins wrote “I had a play with the internet side running the BBC iPlayer and it was easy”.

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for watching on demand TV. C. Gould mentioned on Amazon “Anyway, I mainly use the built-in Netflix app to watch films”. Three years ago Coincidence vs Fate mentioned “There is a bright red NETFLIX button which makes the whole thing a lot simpler”. D. J. Monaghan gave this TV a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Also has access to netflix which is a real bonus”.

A few people who purchased the product wrote that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Abc mentioned on Amazon “0 0 0 0 0 0Detail Enhancer LowEdge Enhancement OffSkin Nat OffFor Freeview HD”. Anthony Bryant mentioned on Amazon “The HD channels superb which there are now 13 on Freeview at my last count” in his Sony KDL-42W705 review. Cheryl rated it 5 stars and she said on Amazon “The free view is awesome I didn't realise you can record” in her review of this TV.

Three Sony KDL-42W705 owners reckoned that it had great smart functions. M B V mentioned on Amazon “Very good quality over all (aluminium instead of plastic used by "others"), very good full HD picture and Smart features” in their review. Rory wrote on Amazon “The SMART functions are good if a little slow to load”.

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Good Standard Def TV

Some customers thought the Sony KDL-42W705 was good at displaying standard definition TV. Adam he mentioned “The display itself is great - can't fault it (SD looks very good @ 32", HD looks fantastic), as is the sound as discreet speakers go”. Daniel Adderley said two years ago “Took a while button bashing through settings to get it displaying standard definition freeview without looking awful, still worse than the crt it replaces for that.” . James I mentioned three years ago “Picture was good and the S.D” in his review of the Sony KDL-42W705.

Easy to Use

A number of Sony KDL-42W705 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was easy to setup. Brainy Games said in their review of this TV on Amazon “Very happy with this TV, excellent picture quality and easy to set up”. Coincidence vs Fate wrote on Amazon three years ago “Now these kind of things are fairly straightforward to set-up, as was a smaller 22" LED we bought for the kitchen a couple of weeks back” in their Sony KDL-42W705 review. Daniel Goodson wrote on Amazon “Very easy to set up” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Several people who purchased the Sony KDL-42W705 said that it was easy to use. D. J. Monaghan said two years ago “Really easy to use and quick enough” and gave it an excellent rating. George scored it 5 stars and he wrote in his review three years ago “It is very intuitive”. Mark rated it 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The picture is great it is easy to use”.

Six customers thought it had a good interface. Kmw wrote “Media compatibility & interface could be improved”. Kmw also said “Here, you are greeted with an interestingly simple UI flavor, offering a stylish yet clean interface”. Kmw also wrote “I also prefer the actual interface of the LG, although Samsung offers the best designed interface overall”.

Four customers mentioned that the product was easy to use the menus. Abc scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “These are my settings for my TV which is mainly used for Freeview SD viewing in the daytime” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705. Three years ago George wrote in his Sony KDL-42W705 review “A wonderful sleek modern menu system, really easy to connect to WIFI”. Kmw said on Amazon “LG smart TV's offer cursor navigation when using the LG smart remote or smartphone apps, allowing for much quicker, accurate and easier navigation between menus”.

Three people reckoned that it had a good experience. Justin Keegan said in his Sony KDL-42W705 review on Amazon “Enjoy 1080p for now? My 1080p experience is the best it's ever been”.

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Good Size

A number of Sony KDL-42W705 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was thin. D. J. Monaghan said “Issues? I guess the issues are the same issues you probably get with all slim smart tvs like this one”. D. J. Monaghan also said “The sound quality isn't great since there is little bass from the slim body”. Daniel Adderley mentioned on Amazon “However the bezel is so slim it's not the end of the world”.

A few Sony KDL-42W705 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good depth. Three years ago @geekzilla9000 wrote “Bass actually has depth and the high frequency sounds have excellent clarity”. Thebolloxx mentioned in their Sony KDL-42W705 review “The includes the sound toothe sound itself has a depth and overall clarity about it, i'm unsure why a fewpeople have complained about the sound”.

One person who reviewed it thought it was good structurally.

One Sony KDL-42W705 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was tight. Darkbytes rated the product 5 stars and wrote “The only niggling thing is the remote buttons are tight packed together and I sometimes press the home key rather then the down button” in their review of this TV.

One customer who reviewed this TV wrote that it was lightweight. James I wrote on Amazon “The remote is a little bit too small and lightweight for my liking.” in his Sony KDL-42W705 review. One customer thought the Sony KDL-42W705 was compact. Nat Whilk said on Amazon “It's as compact as a 32-incher can be” and rated it 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Several Sony KDL-42W705 owners who purchased the Sony KDL-42W705 concluded that it was good quality. Amaryllis gave the Sony KDL-42W705 a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705 “I love the picture quality of the tv”. Anthony Bryant rated the product as very good and he said on Amazon “I am a Pensioner and setting it up I found it was easy, picture quality excellent”. Baggins gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705 on Amazon “Once set up the picture quality as stunning and even the sound is acceptable bearing in mind the diminutive speakers they fit nowadays”.

Good Connectivity

A few customers who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Aw said in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705 “The picture is great in full HD and the WIFI connection is very easy set up”. C. Ella wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “Wireless is good”. Coincidence vs Fate mentioned on Amazon “The phone are on the same wifi network, etc, so I've checked all the obvious things” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705.

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. @geekzilla9000 mentioned “Connecting your various devices is easy, just use any of the 4 HDMI ports (a vast improvement on the measly 2 ports which ruled out Sony TVs in the past for me)” in their review of this TV and gave it a very good review score. C. Ella rated it as very good and said on Amazon “Of course it shows it's best via HDMI for which you can see every detail” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705. Cristian Cotovan gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705 on Amazon “Apart from that, plenty of HDMI and other inputs”.

Four Sony KDL-42W705 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. Awrsl gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Sony KDL-42W705 review “Setting up and connecting to the internet was easy”. Mr Martin wrote on Amazon “Annoying!The SMART services are ok a little slow even with a very fast internet connection.” in his Sony KDL-42W705 review although he only gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Mr. Alistair Rutherford mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Connection to the internet is easy to set up”.

Some Sony KDL-42W705 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was good in terms of connectivity. Three years ago Kmw mentioned in their Sony KDL-42W705 review on Amazon “This TV has excellent connectivity and is equipped with 4 x HDMI, 2 x USB, Ethernet, component, composite, Scart, RF in, Analog audio input, Optical digital output, Audio output”. Nat Whilk said “Gorgeous picture; great connectivity; pity about the sound”. Rory mentioned in his review of this TV “Great connectivity with enough HDMIs for most people” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Two people who purchased the product concluded that it was ethernet compatible. C. Ella mentioned in their Sony KDL-42W705 review on Amazon “It is better connected via ethernet cable.”.

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Nice Design

Twenty-six Sony KDL-42W705 owners wrote in their reviews that this TV was good looking. @geekzilla9000 wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “Look a little dated now (the Samsung Series 4 with its red tinted plastic was beautiful in its day.” and scored the Sony KDL-42W705 5 stars. @geekzilla9000 also said “They've managed to make the concept even more beautiful by having a nice brushed metal strip across the top”. Andrei D. mentioned “The image is really crisp and clear, beautiful colours” and rated it 4 stars.

A few customers said in their reviews that it was smooth. @geekzilla9000 scored the Sony KDL-42W705 very highly and said on Amazon “Movement is nice and smooth”. Gavin Vaughan mentioned on Amazon “Gaming on this TV is brilliant also, nice and smooth and the image looks great, i do not use any of the built in image enhancements features while gaming” in his review. James I scored it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “A perfectly smooth screen with a very neat bezel”.

Several Sony KDL-42W705 owners agreed that it was a good design. Two years ago Daniel Goodson wrote on Amazon “Great picture quality and design” and gave this TV a score of 5 stars. Tim said on Amazon “Picture quality, design, price, easy set-up (in theory!), functionality, loads of inputs/outputs”. Tim also said “At the moment I prefer my Roku streaming to the services that come with the TV, as it's speedier, better design and better to use”.

A few Sony KDL-42W705 reviewers who bought the Sony KDL-42W705 thought it was neat. James said “Nice neat looking TV” in his Sony KDL-42W705 review. James I mentioned on Amazon three years ago “It is neatly laid out and works well.I would recommend going to Sony's website for the full specification” in his review of this TV.

One Sony KDL-42W705 owner wrote in their reviews that this TV was luxurious.

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Reasonably Priced

Some Sony KDL-42W705 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Two years ago Adam mentioned in his review of the Sony KDL-42W705 on Amazon “When this came up at a good price I bought it for my grandparents as a Christmas present as their old TV was knackered”. Cheryl said in her Sony KDL-42W705 review on Amazon “I brought this wanting it to do everything.I wanted to save money in the longer term by not relying on the sky, virgin etc”. Da Underhill mentioned “Great value TV” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705.

A few people who purchased the Sony KDL-42W705 considered that it was a bargain for the price. Bluelion wrote on Amazon “I purchased this tv after a great deal of research” and scored the product very highly. Lj said in their review of this TV on Amazon “This Sony TV actually beats my 24" Samsung monitor that I assumed would be superior because it wasn't cheap and was specifically designed for computer use”. Techy scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “Bargain! Excellent in every regard”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few Sony KDL-42W705 owners who bought this TV wrote that it had good sound quality. @geekzilla9000 wrote three years ago “For built-in speakers I am very impressed” in their Sony KDL-42W705 review and rated the product 5 stars. Adam mentioned on Amazon two years ago “On the display and sound alone this a great television, 5 stars” in his review. Amaryllis said in their Sony KDL-42W705 review “Have no problems with the sound and the set up was quick” and scored this TV 4 stars.

Robust

Seventeen Sony KDL-42W705 reviewers who reviewed the Sony KDL-42W705 reckoned that it was well made. Abc wrote on Amazon “The built in Media Player app can also be made to crash if it discovers the presence of certain MP4 or MKV video files stored on USB drive”. Corrinpowers wrote on Amazon “It's well made and the construction is typical Sony quality” in their Sony KDL-42W705 review. Da Underhill wrote on Amazon “Access to online content is easy with the built in Wi-Fi working well” in their review.

One Sony KDL-42W705 owner who reviewed it considered that it was reliable. Three years ago Dr. Paul Ell wrote “The smart TV elements are outstanding with both reliable wireless connection to a network available together with a ethernet option as well”.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Sony KDL-42W705 reviewers who purchased the Sony KDL-42W705 reckoned that it had good features. Cameron mentioned in his review on Amazon “Excellent TV that delivers Superb Picture Quality and Features at a good price”. Dr. Paul Ell gave the product an excellent review score and he said in his review of this TV on Amazon “What impresses me most is the range of features Sony have built in”. Lj wrote “The Bravia Link features are great for PS3” in their review however they gave it a score of 3 stars.

Good Support

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Adam wrote in his review on Amazon “The guide loads quickly & without audio interruption, displaying 8 channels at a time”. Bluelion said on Amazon “Would have liked a more detailed printed manual”. David Martin said “Everyone is used to a guide that easily and quickly shows you now” in his review of the Sony KDL-42W705 but even so he gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good for Wall Mounting

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for wall mounting. Baggins wrote two years ago “Screws etc which I think are for wall mounting” in their review and scored it 5 stars. Charlie Wade wrote in his review of the Sony KDL-42W705 “Also has wall mounting kit included with the Television which helpsonly thing i would say being picky would be that the speakers lack base”. Kmw said in their review on Amazon “There's also a nice metal stand which can function both as a table stand and as a wall mount, which is cool”.

Good Remote Control

A few Sony KDL-42W705 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good remote control. Two years ago Andrei D. rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “It responds to remote commands decently - not too fast”. Kmw gave this TV a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Sony also includes the One Touch Pad Smart Remote, which is OK.” in their review. Neilr1 scored the product 4 stars and mentioned “Only niggle is the remote where some options are too close together” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few people who reviewed it agreed that it was quiet. @geekzilla9000 mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705 on Amazon “Knack looked better than I've ever seen it!Audio is often an issue for me, I tend to find dialogue can be too quiet” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Rupert the Bear wrote on Amazon “Some minor gripes -Anything played from a flash drive it insists on playing in alphabetical orderPoor and quiet sound ( so you buy a soundbar from sony? )Remote is fiddly” in his review of this TV.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 1,318 expert and user reviews for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs.

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Good Environmental Credentials

One Sony KDL-42W705 owner who bought the product concluded that it was good in terms of power usage. Three years ago Darkbytes mentioned in their review “I found the power supply nice little 19.5v block like a laptop much more energy efficient than me previous TV”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Two customers who bought it agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. Dr. Paul Ell wrote “Top of the range are the 4k ultra-high resolution models, followed by larger LCD TVs with in built active in passive 3D, Near Field Communication (NFC” . Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-42W705 on CNET.co.uk “It lacks the 42W829's superior motion processing and 3D support.”.

£49.01 Price Drop

The price of the KDL-42W705 has dropped by £49.01 in the last 15 days.

Supports Smart TV

Unlike most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago which do not support smart TV, the KDL-42W705 supports smart TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support smart TV currently available including the Samsung UE32H6400[plb_2232460_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-42W705 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago do not have a wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a wi-Fi and we think cheaper televisions such as the Samsung UE32H6400[plb_2232460_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

The Sony KDL-42W705 has one of the faster high frequency rates (200 hertz) amongst TVs of this age. Across all the TVs of this type and age the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 180Hz.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 200Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including cheaper TVs such as the Samsung UE40C7000[plb_1661050_price].

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

The KDL-42W705 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV.

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

The Sony KDL-42W705 is a two audio (L,R) in TV.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most commonly found comb filter on mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

two USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The Sony KDL-42W705 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-42W705 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds

The KDL-42W705 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-42W705. The audio formats supporteds "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Seven Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-42W705 is more than most televisions of this age and spec. This Sony TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most frequently found smart modes found on similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-42W705. The smart modess "Cinema", "Personal", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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8 Reasons Against

Not 3D

The KDL-42W705 is not 3D. Most of the other TVs of this type and age are also not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the UE32H6400[pl_2232460_price], the UE40C7000[pl_1661050_price], or the UE32F6100[pl_2161651_price] all from Samsung which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-42W705 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-42W705 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Thirteen Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the KDL-42W705 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by TVs that were released more than two years ago. The analog signal format systems "NTSC 3.58", "NTSC 4.43", "PAL", "PAL BG", "PAL DK", "PAL I", "PAL L", "PAL M", "SECAM", "SECAM B/G", "SECAM D/K" and "SECAM L" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of image formats supported by the KDL-42W705 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The image formats supporteds "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most commonly found tuner type on televisions of this type and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the KDL-42W705, the KDL-42W705 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only One Number of Tuners

The KDL-42W705 is a one number of tuners television. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the KDL-42W705 have between one and seven number of tunerss.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 16 Watts, the KDL-42W705 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-42W705. The RMS rated powers of mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-42W705 range from 4W to 80W.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-42W705

Average Running Costs

This Sony TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The KDL-42W705 is typical compared to the other 670 televisions of a similar spec and age that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-42W705 is £84.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type. 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

This mid-size TV has been on the market for over three years.

Average Depth

With a depth of 64 millimeters, the KDL-42W705 has a fairly average depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-42W705.

If you are not bothered about having a thicker depth then you might also want to consider the Samsung UE40C7000[plb_1661050_price] (26.5mm) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction
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
Supported TV Bands
Analog Signal Format System
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (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
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
WLAN-Ready
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
Game Mode
24p Support
Local Dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama
Clock Function
Teletext
Supported File Systems
Deep Colour Support
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package 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
LED Backlight
Other Features
HDD Recording

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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28 July 2014

Not only does the Sony W705B television benefit from the excellent finish of the W805B, it also inherits its impressive colour fidelity and a contrast that puts top-of-the-range models to shame....

17 June 2014

With other screens for very little more money cropping up this year, the Sony's price is maybe a little steep.But no matter what the content ? whether it's Blu-rays, DVDs or broadcast TV ? the...

The 42W705B links arms with its 40W605 and 50W829 siblings to present a united front of startlingly affordable TV quality that should have Sony's rivals quaking in their boots.

Trusted Reviews

29 April 2014

Despite its very reasonable price, the KDL-42W705 produces extremely good pictures thanks to its accurate colours, deep black levels and strong handling of shadow detail. It lacks the 42W829's...

23 February 2014

From our tests, it seems that the Sony Bravia W7 is the new W6. Featuring deep blacks, mostly accurate colours, 2.4 gamma, and above all record-breaking gaming responsiveness, the KDL-42W705...

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User Reviews

(103)
Reviewed 21 November 2015 by Gorby100

Setup was very straight forward & within about 10mins. The TV OS is intuitive, clear & only suffers a slight lag on occasions. The picture quality is superb 10/10, colours are vibrant but natural... Read more…

Ease to use
Good build quality
Looks good
Quiet
Value for money
Reviewed 2 September 2015 by Serk
Serk would recommend the Sony KDL-32W705C

Good tv easy to set up perfect quality. Happy about my purchase...

Good build quality
Complicated
(Verified Purchase)

Decent picture and a decent range of Apps. However as a very flat panel the speakers are rubbish. I Invested in a Sony Soundbase...What an improvement. Don't bother with a Soundbar unless you... Read more…

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Justin Keegan
(Verified Purchase)

In a word WOW! This TV really is absolutely perfect for gaming on your PS4. After an insane amount of time searching the internet, reading reviews on TVs and monitors I decided a monitor was the... Read more…

Reviewed 25 June 2015 by Jbrfc
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent tv, easy to set up. The biggest plus for me is the quality of the picture when streaming from amazon prime instant video, the room which it was bought for is the furthest from the router... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £80.12
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers sony w700, sony w700b, sony 42w705, KDL-42W705B, sony 42w705b, sony p190898, sony p190898p, sony kdl42w705, sony kdl42w705b, sonytv kdl42w705, sony kdl42w705bb, sony kdl42w705bbu, sony kdl42w705bbuma, sony kdl42w705bbuman, sony kdl42w705bbumanu, sony kdl42w705bbumanuf, sony kdl42w705bbumanufa, sony kdl42w705bbumanufac, sony kdl42w705bbumanufact, sony kdl42w705bbumanufactu, sony kdl42w705bbumanufactur, sony kdl42w705bbumanufacture, sony kdl42w705bbumanufacturer
Barcodes 04905524959574, 04905524959581, 04905524959598, 04905524959604, 04905524967715, 05054230708149

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