|42"||Full HD||No||64mm||Feb 2014||A+|
|Display Diagonal||HD Type||OLED/QLED Technology||Thickness||Release Date||Energy Efficiency|
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Sony KDL-42W705 Review
|997 Reviews + 2 Awards|
|4 Years Old|
|£64 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 75?
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 TVs 2018.
The KDL-42W705 has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £64 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
What is This TV Best Used For?
Sony KDL-42W705 In-Depth Analysis
Two Industry Awards
Good Expert Reviews
Good Owner Reviews
On average, based on 988 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Sony TV is 88%. Over 87% of reviewers gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.
Very Good Brand
We checked 3,350 owner and expert reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Running Costs Are Average
The energy efficiency classification of this television is A+. Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-42W705 is £64, which is typical compared to the other 4,306 televisions.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This television was released in February 2014.
Average Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the KDL-42W705 of 42" is fairly average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 38% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.
Only Full HD
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology
The Sony KDL-42W705 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.
Like most other televisions, the Sony KDL-42W705 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are not 3D.
The KDL-42W705's thickness of 64mm is pretty standard compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 39% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.
The KDL-42W705 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of TVs.
Supports Parental Controls
The Sony KDL-42W705 supports parental controls, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support parental controls.
The KDL-42W705 supports Picture-In-Picture, which is unusual. 94% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.
Has an Ambient Light Sensor
The KDL-42W705 has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
The KDL-42W705 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
The KDL-42W705 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 98% of televisions which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
The KDL-42W705 supports Wi-Fi. 92% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi.
The KDL-42W705 supports 24p, unlike 85% of TVs which do not support 24p.
Supports HDD Recording
The KDL-42W705 supports HDD recording, unlike 98% of TVs which do not support HDD recording.
3D Comb Filter
This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most commonly found comb filter on televisions.
Lower Than Average RMS Rated Power
The KDL-42W705's RMS rated power of only 16W is in the lowest 25% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 200W.
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.
Average High Frequency Rate
The KDL-42W705's high frequency rate of 200Hz is relatively typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 65% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.
Does Not Feature Local Dimming
The KDL-42W705 does not feature local dimming. 76% of televisions also do not feature local dimming.
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