Sony KDL-42W706


Overall Score

Sony KDL-42W706

Sony KDL-42W706
7 Images

Loading image...
A good spec and very economical to run 42" Full HD TV
42" Full HD No 64mm Feb 2014 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Share on

Sony KDL-42W706 Compare Cheapest UK Prices

Sorry, currently not available from shops in the United Kingdom.
Check used or international prices.

Notify Me When Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product

Sony KDL-42W706 Compare UK Used Prices

Discount AV
Go to Store
RGB Direct
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price | Found it cheaper elsewhere?
2 Prices from 2 Stores | £279.99-£379.00
 Show All Prices - Show Fewer Prices Notify Me When Available
Sorry, no international prices found
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Sony KDL-42W706 Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have scored the Sony KDL-42W706 as follows:
Good Features
4 Years Old
Running Costs
£64 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

Hisense TVs have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest televisions 2018.
This TV has an efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £64 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
Better clarity, contrast, and colour for everything you watchrediscover every detail: experience stunning picture quality
And even send photos to display on BRAVIA in 4k native remote (optional accessory): interacting with your tv's never been more intuitive. flick comfortably through what's on screen with the touchpad area
You don't even need to point the remote at the TV screen. with NFC embedded you can even share photos wirelessly from your smartphone on the TV screen at a single touch..wireless subwoofer (optional accessory): add impact to movies with rich, powerful bass. no cables or special setup are needed
The wireless subwoofer is automatically tuned for the best settings with new BRAVIA models (compatible with all models except the R series). the compact, stylishly crafted cabinet fits discreetly in any room.
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Watching Films
Watching Sport
Playing Games

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
Sony KDL-42W706 size in context

Sony KDL-42W706 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

We checked 3,350 user and expert reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The KDL-42W706 has an average running cost of £64 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs.

Calculate your own running costs


Released Over Four Years Ago

This television has been on the market since February 2014.

View the latest 2018 TVs


Average Display Diagonal

The KDL-42W706's display diagonal of 42" is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 38% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Edit

Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

What does "HD type" mean? Less Edit

Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

Like most other televisions, the KDL-42W706 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of televisions do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

What is OLED/QLED technology? Less Edit

Not 3D

The KDL-42W706 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

What does "3D" mean? Less Edit

Average Thickness

The KDL-42W706's thickness of 64mm is fairly average compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 39% of all televisions when sorted by this feature.

What does "thickness" mean? Less Edit

Supports Wi-Fi


The KDL-42W706 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of TVs.

What is Wi-Fi? Less Edit

Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-42W706 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 73% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

Chart Hide Chart What is Wi-Fi Direct? Less Edit

Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Sony KDL-42W706's motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz is faster than average when compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 34% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

Chart Hide Chart What does "motion interpolation frequency" mean? Less Edit

Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-42W706 supports parental controls. 87% of TVs do not support parental controls.

Chart Hide Chart What is parental controls? Less Edit

Lower Than Average RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the Sony KDL-42W706 of only 16W is lower than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the lowest 25% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 200W.

Chart Hide Chart What does "RMS rated power" mean? Less Edit

Supports Face Detection

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

Chart Hide Chart What is face detection? Less Edit

Has an Ambient Light Sensor

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

Chart Hide Chart What is an ambient light sensor? Less Edit

Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-42W706 supports HDD recording, unlike 98% of TVs which do not support HDD recording.

Chart Hide Chart What is HDD recording? Less Edit

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

Chart Hide Chart What is Near Field Communication (NFC)? Less Edit

Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-42W706 supports 24p, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

Chart Hide Chart What is 24p? Less Edit

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-42W706 supports Picture-In-Picture. 94% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

Chart Hide Chart What is Picture-In-Picture? Less Edit

Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The KDL-42W706 does not have an ethernet port. 65% of TVs do have an ethernet port.

Chart Hide Chart What is an ethernet port? Less Edit

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung kdl42w706bsu, certified kdl42w706b, sony kdl42w706bsu


04056572580941, 04905524967708, 04905524967739

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KDL-42W706

Sony KDL-42W706 - Other TVs Worth Considering

(138 reviews)
51% cheaper to run
Best Available Price
Box 119.99
Better brand
Cheaper to run by £18 over five years
Best Available Price
Argos 249.00

(87 reviews)
Better brand
Higher energy efficiency rating
£17 cheaper to run over five years
Best Available Price
eBay 274.99

Today's Best TV Deals

21% Price Drop
{Samsung UE55MU7000T
Was £993 (39 days ago)
Display Diagonal
HD Type
OLED/QLED Technology
15% Price Drop
{LG 49LV340C
Was £644 (38 days ago)
Display Diagonal
HD Type
Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology
10% Price Drop
{Logik L20HE15
Was £100 (38 days ago)
Display Diagonal
HD Type
HD Ready
OLED/QLED Technology
Save £75 Voucher
Voucher: £75 Off
£75 Off any product over £999
Found over a week ago
Voucher ending soon!
20% Price Drop
{Sony KD43XE8396
Was £749 (66 days ago)
Display Diagonal
HD Type
OLED/QLED Technology
View More TV Deals