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Sony KDL42W829BBU

£419.00
£299.99 £119.01 cheaper than 22 days ago
42" Full HD Passive May 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £83.16 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are good
Good 3D picture quality
Decent sound
3 Reviews
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

TV expert review site digitalmediaandit.com scored this Sony television 80%.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 2,295 owner and expert reviews (including 517 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 89% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the KDL-42W829 is £84 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 622 TVs of a similar age and type.


Price

Price Has Gone Down by £119.01 (28%)

The price has dropped from £419 to £299.99 in the last 22 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 62% chance that the price will go back up. However the future is never certain and there remains a 38% chance that the price will actually go down further.

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Tempting Price Point

Two owners said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-42W829 was good value for money. Two years ago website Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Good value for so much picture quality”. They also said “Tempting price point” in their review.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was May 2014 when this TV was released.


Display

Good 3D Picture Quality

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on TVs of a similar spec and age to it.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inches television.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 42" televisions currently available including the Sony KDL-42W705 (£349.99) which has better reviews.

If this TV display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony KDL-43W807 (£329.99) (43" and higher rated), or the Samsung UE50F6400 (£349.99) (50" and higher rated).

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Deep Black Levels

Five owners who bought it said that it had good picture quality. Two owners who purchased this TV thought it had a good contrast ratio. Website Digitalmediaandit.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Deep black levels”.


Audio

Decent Sound

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it had good sound quality. Website Digitalmediaandit.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Decent sound” in their review of this TV. They also mentioned “It also offers several other things such as reasonable sound, 3-D and Smart capabilities” in their review, and also said “Whilst this Sony offers 3D, delivers reasonable sound and has SMART functionality, these are merely the TV's second string jobs”.

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 1,000W. The KDL-42W829 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 16 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV.

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Quiet

Three owners who bought this TV agreed that it was quiet. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote in their Sony KDL-42W829 review two years ago “Quiet MOST of the time”. They also mentioned “Small size, great graphics, reasonably quiet” in their review. And also wrote “The card is great, silent, temp maintain at a decent range”.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-42W829 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this television also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi to this TV and we think because of their better review scores, the KDL-43W807 (£329.99), and the KDL-42W705 (£349.99) both from Sony or the Samsung UE50F6400 (£349.99) are also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KDL-42W829 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-42W829 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-42W829 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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Other Features

Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-42W829 supports HDD recording, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV.

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Performance

Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The KDL-42W829 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), as do most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to this TV.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-42W829 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to this TV also have an ambient light sensor.

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Has a Child Lock

The KDL-42W829 has a child lock, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-42W829 supports parental controls, as do most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-42W829 supports 24p. Most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago also support 24p.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KDL-42W829 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-42W829 supports Picture-In-Picture, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KDL-42W829 supports Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this television.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-42W829 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Sony KDL-42W829 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Sony KDL-42W829 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KDL-42W829 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The KDL-42W829 supports internet TV, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports Smart TV

The KDL-42W829 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to this television.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 64 millimeters, the KDL-42W829 has a fairly average depth compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 64mm thick TVs currently available including the Sony KDL-42W705 (£349.99) which has better reviews.

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Design

Superb Image Quality

Four customers considered that the Sony KDL-42W829 was good quality. Website Digitalmediaandit.com said in their review of this TV “Superb image quality” . They also mentioned “Vivacious picture quality” in their review. ...... wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk in the same month “Picture quality is stunning”.

Good Looking

Three owners who reviewed the product considered that it was good looking. Website Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this TV “It looks pretty funny now seeing that” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “Everything else is pretty standard for what you would expect from a GTX 970” in their review. Xspilsx said in their review of this TV on expert website Bestbuy.com “Very sharp style”.

Remote is Responsive and Easy to Use

Two people reckoned that the product was easy to use. Website Digitalmediaandit.com gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this TV two years ago “Smart interface is slick and intuitive”. They also wrote “Remote is responsive and easy to use” in their review.

Two people who reviewed this TV mentioned that it was easy to handle. Website Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Fabulous motion handling” in their review of this TV.

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned two years ago “Plays the latest and greatest at Ultra settings wo issues”. They also said “Games like TeamFortress, 1 1 at maxed settings ran” in their review.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung kdl42w829bbu, sony kdl42w829bbu
Barcodes 04905524967678, 04905524967685, 04905524967692

Sony KDL-42W829 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-42W829 review we compared this TV to 4,701 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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