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Sony KDL42W706BSU

42" Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type Smart TV Wi-Fi Release Date
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9 Reasons For

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

Sony has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range.

Supports Smart TV

Unlike most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-42W706 which do not support smart TV, the Sony KDL-42W706 supports smart TV.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also support smart TV including the Samsung UE40H6410[plb_2236819_price], the Toshiba 40L5441[plb_2404576_price], or the Philips 47PFL3188[plb_1623202_price].

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The KDL-42W706 has a wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-42W706 do not have a wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including the LG 47LB630[plb_2233837_price] which has better reviews.

Alternative televisions which also have a wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Samsung UE40H6410[plb_2236819_price], or the Toshiba 40L5441[plb_2404576_price].

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Two SCART Ports Quantitys

The KDL-42W706 has more SCART ports quantitys than most of the TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-42W706. Most of the TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-42W706 only have one SCART ports quantity, however this TV has two SCART ports quantitys.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

Most mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-42W706 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the KDL-42W706 which has four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

two USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The Sony KDL-42W706 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity TV. Most of the other TVs of this age and type have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The KDL-42W706 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency (400 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age. The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs of this spec and age is 260Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencys range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds

The KDL-42W706 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Sony television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-42W706. The audio formats supporteds "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Six Smart Modess

The KDL-42W706 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions of a similar age and spec to it. This Sony television has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-42W706. The smart modess "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D

The Sony KDL-42W706 is not 3D. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-42W706 are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Samsung UE40H6410[plb_2236819_price], the Toshiba 40L5441[plb_2404576_price], or the LG 42LB6200[plb_2473921_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-42W706 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-42W706 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of image formats supported by the Sony KDL-42W706 is more than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by TVs of this age and spec. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this Sony TV.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KDL-42W706 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Has Two Sound Modess

The Sony KDL-42W706 has a greater number of sound modes than most televisions of this age and spec. This TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most commonly found sound modes found on mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-42W706. The sound modes "Standard" is also found on this Sony TV.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-42W706

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+. The KDL-42W706 is typical compared to the other 670 TVs of this age and type that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-42W706 is £84.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it. 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

Sony released the KDL-42W706 over three years ago.

Average Depth

At 64 millimeters, the KDL-42W706 has a fairly average depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-42W706.

There are a number of alternative 64mm thick TVs currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the KDL-32W706[pl_2143402_price], or the KDL-42W705[pl_2142205_price] both from Sony.

Alternative TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the Sony KDL-32R400C[plb_1573471_price] (76.5mm).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Motion Interpolation Frequency
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
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
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
Networking
Wi-Fi
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
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Parental Control
Game Mode
24p Support
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama
Face Detection
Clock Function
Supported File Systems
Deep Colour Support
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Quick Installation Guide

Running Cost

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Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £80.12
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £83.16
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Energy Rating
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 79043cd, sony w700, kdl42w706, kdl42w706b, sony w700b, KDL-42W706B, sony p191023, sony p191023p, kdl42w706bsaep, sony kdl42w706, sony kdl42w706b, sony kdl42w706bs, sonytv kdl42w706, sony kdl42w706bsu, certified kdl42w706, certified kdl42w706b
Barcodes 04056572580941, 04905524967708, 04905524967739

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