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Sony KDL42W705BBU

£349.99
toptenreviews.com Gold hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended
An award winning and economical to run 42" Full HD TV with a gold award from one expert review website
42" Full HD No No Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KDL-42W705 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Sony KDL-42W705 number 80 in 40 inch TVs and number 445 across all TVs.
88
994 Reviews + 2 Awards
60
Good
41
Average Features
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3 Years Old
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£84 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
61
Good

Why Has it Scored 62?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 86% of buyers recommending this TV to others. This TV has received two awards including a "Highly Recommended" from Hdtvtest.co.uk and a "Gold" from Toptenreviews.com. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
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:
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports 24p
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.
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Sony KDL-42W705 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both liked this television. This TV received an Hdtvtest.co.uk "Highly Recommended" award and the writer at website Toptenreviews.com gave it a "Gold" award and thought it was fantastic.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, whathifi.com, product-test.ru and CNET.co.uk this TV has an overall expert rating of 84 out of 100.

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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.

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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.

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Features

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.

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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.

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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.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the KDL-42W705 is not 3D. 74% of televisions are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

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.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KDL-42W705 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-42W705 supports 24p. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-42W705 supports HDD recording, which is unusual. 99% of televisions do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-42W705 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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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.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-42W705 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 91% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi.

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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.

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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.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-42W705 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most frequently found comb filter on TVs.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-42W705 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-42W705 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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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).

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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.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released in February 2014.


Running Costs

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony kdl42w705bbu, sonytv kdl42w705

Barcodes:

04905524959574, 04905524959581, 04905524959598, 04905524959604, 04905524967715, 05054230708149

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