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Overall Score

Sony KDL-42W706

An economical to run but 3 year old 42" Full HD TV
42" Full HD No No Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KDL-42W706 Review

With low running costs but at over 3 years old, we have scored the Sony KDL-42W706 as follows for Summary.
35
Missing Some Features
44
3 Years Old
73
£84 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
40
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 40?

Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
This TV has an energy 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 is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
Does not have an ethernet port
18
Mediocre
22
Mediocre
45
Mediocre

How Big is the Sony KDL-42W706?

The Sony KDL-42W706 is 958mm wide and 64mm tall. It is 563mm thick and weighs 10.5kg.

Sony KDL-42W706 front dimensions

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Sony KDL-42W706 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 3,185 expert and owner reviews (including 1,175 verified purchases) for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Average Display Diagonal

The KDL-42W706's display diagonal of 42" is relatively average compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 37% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television 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-42W706 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Sony KDL-42W706 is not 3D. 74% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The KDL-42W706's thickness of 64mm is fairly average compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 62% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KDL-42W706 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-42W706 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most other televisions. 64% of TVs have an ethernet port.

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Supports Face Detection

The Sony KDL-42W706 supports face detection, unlike 98% of TVs which do not support face detection.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KDL-42W706 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of TVs range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the KDL-42W706 of only 16W is fairly low compared to most other TVs. It is in the lowest 22% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-42W706 supports 24p. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KDL-42W706 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-42W706 supports Picture-In-Picture, which is unusual. 95% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KDL-42W706 supports HDD recording, unlike 99% of TVs which do not support HDD recording.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-42W706 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of televisions do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-42W706 supports parental controls. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released in February 2014.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

This television has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and the KDL-42W706 is typical compared to the other 4,373 TVs that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the KDL-42W706 will cost £84 over 5 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung kdl42w706bsu, certified kdl42w706b, sony kdl42w706bsu

Barcodes:

04056572580941, 04905524967708, 04905524967739

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KDL-42W706

Hugely thinner
24W higher RMS rated power
Four loudspeakers
199x slower motion interpolation frequency
£17.46 cheaper to run
Ethernet LAN
Ten months older
8" larger display diagonal
Higher running costs over five years by £68.90

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