Sony KDL-48W605
Sony KDL-48W605
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Sony KDL-48W605

A classic and economical to run 48" Full HD TV
48" Full HD No No Mar 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KDL-48W605 Review

With low running costs and very good reviews, we have scored the Sony KDL-48W605 as follows for Summary.
3 Reviews
Missing Some Features
3 Years Old
£76 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 49?

It has good expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 72%. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs 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 £76 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,373 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
The KDL-48W605 is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
Quite low RMS rated power

Sony KDL-48W605 In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Average

This TV received an expert rating of 78% from

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Sony Has Very Good Television Reviews

We checked 3,185 expert and owner reviews (including 1,175 verified purchases) for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. 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 television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony KDL-48W605 of 48" is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 53% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-48W605 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Sony KDL-48W605 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The KDL-48W605 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-48W605 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of televisions which do not support parental controls.

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Supports Face Detection

The KDL-48W605 supports face detection, which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support face detection.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W. The Sony KDL-48W605's RMS rated power of only 16W is quite low compared to most other TVs. It is in the lowest 23% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KDL-48W605 supports screen mirroring. 86% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-48W605 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of televisions which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-48W605 supports HDD recording, which is unusual. 99% of televisions do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-48W605 supports Wi-Fi. 91% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-48W605 supports 24p, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-48W605 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released in March 2014.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this television is A++, and the average 5 year running cost of the KDL-48W605 is £76 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,373 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung kdl48w605, sony kdl48w605b, kdl48w605bbaep


04905524965261, 04905524965292, 04905524983647, 05054230953617, 05054531168833

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