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Sony KDL42W807ASU

£599.99
A 4 year old 42" Full HD TV with alright features but a price that represents inferior value for money
42" Full HD Yes No Apr 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KDL-42W807A Review

With low running costs and mediocre features, we have ranked the Sony KDL-42W807A number 192 in 3D TVs and number 206 in 40 inch TVs.
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Poor
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Average Features
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4 Years Old
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£100 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
44
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
It has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £100 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
3D
Supports Wi-Fi
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the KDL-42W807A with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is mediocre for watching films, ranking number 678 in TVs for films. It is also mediocre for playing games, ranking number 472 in TVs for gaming as well being mediocre for watching sport, ranking number 803 in TVs for sport.
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Sony KDL-42W807A In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Televisions Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 3,185 expert and user reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 90% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old but at £599.99 it is cheaper than 51% of TVs.


Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KDL-42W807A of 42" is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 38% of all TVs when sorted 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-42W807A does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The Sony KDL-42W807A is 3D, which is unusual. 74% of televisions are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the KDL-42W807A of 63mm is pretty typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 57% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KDL-42W807A supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of televisions.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Sony KDL-42W807A supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), unlike 94% of TVs which do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-42W807A supports parental controls, unlike 88% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Sony KDL-42W807A supports screen mirroring, unlike 87% of televisions which do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-42W807A supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KDL-42W807A has a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike 85% of televisions which do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The KDL-42W807A has a 2D-3D converter, which is unusual. 86% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The Sony KDL-42W807A supports smartphones being used as a remote, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Features Local Dimming

The Sony KDL-42W807A features local dimming, unlike 76% of televisions which do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-42W807A supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 91% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Equalizer

The KDL-42W807A has an equalizer. 94% of TVs do not have an equalizer.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-42W807A supports 24p, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KDL-42W807A supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KDL-42W807A supports HDD recording, which is unusual. 99% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-42W807A supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-42W807A does not have a built-in camera. 98% of TVs also do not have a built-in camera.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of televisions range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The Sony KDL-42W807A's RMS rated power of only 10W is quite low compared to most other televisions. It is in the lowest 8% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Camera Included

The KDL-42W807A has a camera included, which is unusual. 99% of TVs do not have a camera included.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This TV was released in April 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This television is rated A for energy efficiency, and the KDL-42W807A has an average running cost of £100 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers info kdl42w807asu, sony kdl42w807a
Barcodes 04905524941401, 04905524941418, 04905524941449

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