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Sony KDL48W605

£329.99
48" Full HD Edge-LED Flat Jun 2014
A++
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £75.15 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average expert reviews
Running costs are low
Good picture quality
3 Reviews
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Energy

Running Costs Are Low

The efficiency rating of this Sony TV is A++, and the KDL-48W605 has an average 5 year running cost of only £76 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the cheaper to run medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago.


Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Television expert review site Chip.de scored this Sony TV 78 out of 100.

Good Brand

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


Design

Good Product Quality

One person mentioned that it was good quality. Jeff D wrote in his Sony KDL-48W605 review “Picture quality is remarkable”.


Display

Good Picture Quality

One Sony KDL-48W605 reviewer said in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this spec 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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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago, the KDL-48W605 is not 3D.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-43W807 (£329.99), the Samsung UE50F6400 (£349.99), or the Philips 42PFT6309 (£349.99).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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48 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 48 inch TV.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 48" televisions currently available including because of its better review score, the Toshiba 48L3451.

Televisions with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the LG 49LB5500 (£289) (49" and higher rated), the Panasonic TX-50AS520 (£299.99) (50" and higher rated), or the Hisense LTDN50K220 (50" and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was June 2014 when Sony released the KDL-48W605.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-48W605 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this TV.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi and we think the JVC LT-40C750 (£329) which is cheaper; or the Sony KDL-43W807 (£329.99), and the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (£329.99) both of which have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-48W605 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KDL-48W605 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV.

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Other Features

Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KDL-48W605 supports HDD recording, as do most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Performance

Supports Face Detection

The Sony KDL-48W605 supports face detection, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and spec which do not support face detection.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-48W605 supports parental controls. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this TV also support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-48W605 supports 24p. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also support 24p.

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Smart TV

Supports Screen Mirroring

The Sony KDL-48W605 supports screen mirroring. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support screen mirroring.

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Supports Smart TV

The Sony KDL-48W605 supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support Smart TV.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-48W605 supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-48W605 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KDL-48W605 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KDL-48W605 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also have a desktop stand included.

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Audio

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 16 Watts, the KDL-48W605 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age. The RMS rated powers of televisions of a similar age and spec to this TV range from 4W to 1,000W.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl48w605 kdl48w605, samsung kdl48w605, sony kdl48w605b, kdl48w605bbaep
Barcodes 04905524965261, 04905524965292, 04905524983647, 05054230953617, 05054531168833

Sony KDL-48W605 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-48W605 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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