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Sony KDL42W829BBU

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

Expert Reviews Are Good

This mid-size TV received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from digitalmediaandit.com.

Easy to Use

Three customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to handle. Two years ago Digitalmediaandit.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Sony KDL-42W829 review “Fabulous motion handling”. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “Top class Full HD image quality with exceptional motion handling make this a screen a great allrounder, new OneFlick search”.

One Sony KDL-42W829 owner mentioned that the product had a good interface. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Smart interface is slick and intuitive”. One Sony KDL-42W829 owner who reviewed this TV thought it was easy to use. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Remote is responsive and easy to use” in their Sony KDL-42W829 review.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who bought the Sony KDL-42W829 agreed that it was good quality. Digitalmediaandit.com scored the product 4 stars and mentioned in their review “Sensational 2D picture quality”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Superb image quality”. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “Sony's smart TV system is still lacklustre, while audio quality is average”.

Nice Design

Three Sony KDL-42W829 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote in their review two years ago “Sleek design” . Digitalmediaandit.com also said “Its design is attractive”.

One Sony KDL-42W829 owner wrote in their reviews that this TV was smooth.

Good High Def TV

Several Sony KDL-42W829 owners considered that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Where it really earns it's corn is in serving up deliciously refined 2D HD pictures that are among the best big screen images”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Pictures are sharp across SD and HD”. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “3D weergave is niet full HD”.

Good Sound Quality

Four customers said in their reviews that this TV had good sound quality.

Good Picture Quality

Several customers who purchased it concluded that it had good picture quality. One person mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Two years ago Digitalmediaandit.com said “Colours generally correct”.

Reasonably Priced

A number of customers thought the product was good value for money. Digitalmediaandit.com said “Good value for so much picture quality” in their Sony KDL-42W829 review. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Tempting price point”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Three Sony KDL-42W829 owners wrote in their reviews that this TV had a good 3D picture quality. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Whilst this Sony offers 3D, delivers reasonable sound” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W829. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “It also offers several other things such as reasonable sound, 3-D and Smart capabilities”.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Based on 1,318 expert and owner reviews, Sony has good reviews for its TVs. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs.

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Good Connectivity

One Sony KDL-42W829 reviewer thought it was good in terms of connectivity.

Good Technical Features

One Sony KDL-42W829 owner who purchased this TV wrote that it had good features. Two years ago Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Good connectivity and features” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W829.

Good Standard Def TV

One Sony KDL-42W829 reviewer who reviewed the Sony KDL-42W829 reckoned that it was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Good Remote Control

One Sony KDL-42W829 reviewer said in their reviews that the product had a good remote control.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Sony KDL-42W829 owner wrote that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Digitalmediaandit.com scored this TV 80 out of 100 and said “Sony still lacks a full complement of catchup TV services” in their review of this TV.

Supports Smart TV

The Sony KDL-42W829 supports smart TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-42W829 do not support smart TV.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV and we think the UE48H6400[pl_2232459_price], and the UE48H6500[pl_2238175_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews; or the LG 47LB580[plb_2230630_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other televisions that came out more than two years ago which do not have a wi-Fi, the Sony KDL-42W829 has a wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at including the UE48H6400[pl_2232459_price], or the UE48H6500[pl_2238175_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews; or the LG 47LB580[plb_2230630_price] which is cheaper.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

Most TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-42W829 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the Sony KDL-42W829 which has four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 400 hertz, the KDL-42W829 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencys amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Supports Six Audio Formats Supporteds

The Sony KDL-42W829 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of this age and spec. 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 comparable time to the KDL-42W829. The audio formats supporteds "3GPP", "ASF", "LPCM", "MP4" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Has Seven Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-42W829 is more than most comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-42W829. The smart modess "Cinema", "Personal", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony TV.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years, the KDL-42W829 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The KDL-42W829 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of image formats supported by the Sony KDL-42W829 is more than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This Sony television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-42W829. 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 mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-42W829, the KDL-42W829 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Has Three Sound Modess

The Sony KDL-42W829 has a greater number of sound modes than most comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to it. This television has a Music sound modes, which is the most commonly found sound modes found on televisions of this spec and age. The sound modess "Movie" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-42W829

Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+, and the KDL-42W829 has an average 5 year running cost of £84 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 670 comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on televisions of this type and age. 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 Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the KDL-42W829.

Average Depth

The KDL-42W829 has a pretty standard depth (64 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-42W829.

We compared this TV to all the other 64mm thick TVs and we think the KDL-42W705[pl_2142205_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
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
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
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
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
Child Lock
24p Support
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama
Teletext
Deep Colour Support
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Year of Production
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
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
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
HDD Recording

Expert Reviews

(1)

SThis TV does one thing extremely well, that is it delivers 2-D HD picture quality of the highest order. It also offers several other things such as reasonable sound, 3-D and Smart capabilities...

Sensational 2D picture quality
Good Smart TV system overall
Good value for so much picture quality
Remarkably clear and detailed picture
Natural colour balance
3D looks a little soft and crosstalky
No ITV Player or 4OD on Smart platform
Limited viewing angle
Whites could be a touch brighter and punchier
Hint of 3D image instability

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 21 February 2015 by Xspilsx
Xspilsx would recommend the Samsung NE58F9710WS (Verified Purchase)

Very sharp style. Need the manual to operate at first. Cleans up nicely with damp cloth and stainless steel cleaner for the trim...

Many stove top burner options
Divided oven
And heating drawer. Has both convection and normal baking. Attractive
We have not found any faults
Reviewed 18 January 2015 by ......
(Verified Purchase)

This tv is fantastic, as a gamer I am Allstate looking a input lag when buying a tv and one is about 8ms tests i have read.picture quality is stunning. It's only problem is the smart tv bit is... Read more…

Small card for my mid-tower case. Everything else is pretty standard for what you would expect from a GTX 970. Runs cooler than expected
Plays Fast runs things that wouldn't look straight on my 7850 2gb skyrim 4k will do 60 fps in dnr the dynamic resolution and mxaa kill the average aa load
Small (works out great for my small case), Very low power draw by comparison to other cards, and plays the latest and greatest at Ultra settings wo issues
Worked fine with my 600 watt PSU
Low power consumption
First device was a lemon. Would freeze my computer every 30 60 seconds. Had to replace and second one worked great. Had to pay an extra 15.00 to ship the bad one back so it ended up costing me more th
Crash graphics on high settings multi process areas load straight to desktop , runs hot adjusted gigbyte is 80 celsius
Noisier at higher fan speeds (more noticeable around 50)
Not reliable
Small lags playing Far Cry 4 on ultra settings

Running Cost

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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
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony KDL-42W829uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl42w829, kdl42w829b, sony kdl42w829, sony kdl42w829b, sony kdl42w829bb, sony kdl42w829bbu
Barcodes 04905524967678, 04905524967685, 04905524967692

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