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Average Expert Reviews
Expert review site Chip.de scored this mid-size TV 78 out of 100.
Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions
Based on 1,312 user and expert reviews, Sony has good ratings for its televisions. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs compared to other manufacturers.
Good Product Quality
One person mentioned that it was good quality. Jeff D wrote in his Sony KDL-48W605 review “Picture quality is remarkable”.
Good Picture Quality
One Sony KDL-48W605 reviewer said in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.
Supports Smart TV
The Sony KDL-48W605 supports smart TV, unlike most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than two years which do not support smart TV.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs which support smart TV currently available including the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price], or the Samsung UN40H6400[plb_2540332_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Wi-Fi
The Sony KDL-48W605 has a wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec televisions that came out more than two years ago do not have a wi-Fi.
There are a number of other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the UE32H4580[pl_2256428_price], or the UE40H6400[pl_2236818_price] both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price].
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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys
The KDL-48W605 is a four HDMI ports quantity television.
Has Seven Smart Modess
The KDL-48W605 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most frequently found smart modes found on mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. The smart modess "Animation", "Cinema", "Music", "Photo", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.
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The Sony KDL-48W605 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of this age and spec are also not 3D.
TVs which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the 42LW579[pl_326450_price], or the 47LB652[pl_2503424_price] both from LG or the Philips 47PFT6309[plb_2227281_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago, the Sony KDL-48W605 does not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might want to consider including the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung.
Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds
The number of image formats supported by the KDL-48W605 is more than most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. This Sony TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-48W605. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this television.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-48W605 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-48W605 also do not feature OLED technology.
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Running Costs Are OK
The efficiency rating of this television is A++. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-48W605 is £76, which is typical compared to the other 668 TVs of this type and age.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions that are a comparable age to it. 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
It was over three years ago when this TV was released.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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