Sony KDL-43W805
Sony KDL-43W805
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Sony KDL-43W805

A critically acclaimed 43" Full HD TV with passable features and low running costs
43" Full HD Yes No Feb 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KDL-43W805 Review

With very good reviews and low running costs,
1 Review
Average Features
2 Years Old
£92 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 56?

It has excellent expert reviews with an average expert rating of 92%. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
This Sony TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £92 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
The KDL-43W805 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology

Sony KDL-43W805 In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Television expert review website scored this TV 92%. Television experts think this television is one of the very best TVs.

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Sony TVs Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 3,185 user and expert reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its TVs. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The KDL-43W805's display diagonal of 43" is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 41% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the KDL-43W805 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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The KDL-43W805 is 3D, unlike 74% of TVs which are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The Sony KDL-43W805's thickness of 59mm is pretty typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 50% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The KDL-43W805 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the Sony KDL-43W805 of 800Hz is in the fastest 25% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KDL-43W805 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KDL-43W805 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of televisions which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-43W805 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-43W805 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KDL-43W805 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-43W805 supports 24p, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KDL-43W805 supports HDD recording, which is unusual. 99% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The KDL-43W805 has a mounting kit. 91% of TVs do not have a mounting kit.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KDL-43W805 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 85% of televisions do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market since February 2015.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the average 5 year running cost of the KDL-43W805 is £92 based on fine usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sonybravia kdl43w805cbu, sony kdl43w805cbu
Barcodes 00635131627101, 04548736003057, 04548736003095, 05054629797792

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KDL-43W805

Expert reviews are better
A lot higher RMS rated power
12.4mm thinner
More expensive to run over five years by 99%
15% larger display diagonal
£7.85 cheaper to run
Marginally thinner
Over one year older
£15.63 cheaper to run
100Hz faster motion interpolation frequency
4.5mm thinner
3% smaller display diagonal