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.
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].
Two SCART Ports Quantitys
The Sony KDL-42W815 is a two SCART ports quantity TV.
Four HDMI Ports Quantitys
The KDL-42W815 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV.
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.
+4 More reasons for
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
+2 More reasons against
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.
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
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.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Sony released the KDL-42W815 over three years ago.
+2 Other reasons
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.
@ £0.139 per kwh - Edit electricity price and usage
kwh per hour
kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Hide electricity usage and price
Water cost when switched on
@ £0.003474 per litre - Edit water usage and price
litres per hour
Water price £per litre
Annual water price inflation %
Hide water usage and price
Submit Energy Consumption Figures
Total running cost over 5 years
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony KDL-42W815uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
Previous and future annual running costs of the Sony KDL-42W815 assuming future electricity price inflation of 0.0600% per year. Edit inflation assumptions
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