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Sony KDL-42W815
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Sony KDL-42W815

42" Passive Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
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9 Reasons For

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,318 expert and user reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs.

Supports Smart TV

The KDL-42W815 supports smart TV, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this type and age do not support smart TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available including the LG 42LB670[plb_2232215_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The KDL-42W815 has a wi-Fi, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years which do not have a wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions with a wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], or the LG 42LB670[plb_2232215_price].

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Two SCART Ports Quantitys

The Sony KDL-42W815 is a two SCART ports quantity TV.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

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The KDL-42W815 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV.

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

The KDL-42W815 is a two audio (L,R) in TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and three audio (L,R) ins.

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Supports Thirteen Video Formats Supporteds

The number of video formats supported by the KDL-42W815 is more than most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. This TV supports an MKV video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-42W815. The video formats supporteds "3GP", "ASF", "AVI", "H.264", "M-JPEG", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "WEBM" and "XVID" are also supported by this television.

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Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-42W815 is more than most similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-42W815. The audio formats supporteds "ASF", "LPCM" and "MP4" are also supported by this television.

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Has Six Smart Modess

The Sony KDL-42W815 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This television has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-42W815. The smart modess "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of this type and age, the Sony KDL-42W815 does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Sony KDL-42W815 is more than most televisions of this type and age. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this television. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Sony KDL-42W815 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of this age and spec. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The image formats supporteds "MPO" and "RAW" are 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 similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-42W815, the Sony KDL-42W815 does not feature OLED technology.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-42W815

OK Running Costs

This Sony television has an efficiency rating of A++. The average 5 year running cost of the KDL-42W815 is £85 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 670 televisions of a similar spec and age.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this age and spec. 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-42W815 over three years ago.

Average Depth

With a depth of 64 millimeters, the KDL-42W815 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this TV to all the other 64mm thick televisions and we think the KDL-42W829[pl_2167799_price], and the KDL-32W706[pl_2143402_price] both from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Internet TV
Screen Mirroring
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
WLAN-Ready
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Teletext Function
Parental Control
Game Mode
24p Support
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama
Deep Colour Support
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Clear Phase Technology
Auto Wide Mode
Other Features
HDD Recording
I-Manual
USB Playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
On-Screen Display for External Input
Illumination LED
Apps
Photo Effects
Scene Modes
HDMI in

Expert Reviews

24 July 2014

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.72
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £84.76
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Energy Rating
0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 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.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony 300, sony 400, kdl42w815, sony 400h, f3y021bf2, sony 300h, f3y021bf2m, sony 300hz, kdl42w815b, sony 400hz, kdl42w815bs, kdl42w815bsi, sony kdl42w815, kdl42w815bsae2, sony kdl42w815b, sony kdl42w815bs, sonykdl42w815bsi, sony kdl42w815bsi
Barcodes 04905524967562, 04905524967579, 04905524967593

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