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Sony KDL-48W605
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Sony KDL-48W605

48" Edge-LED Flat Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
A quality TV for everyone A quality TV for everyone: Crisply-detailed Full HD pictures are matched by true, clear sound that enhances music and dialogue. Make your TV the home hub of online... More
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8 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Expert review site 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.

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Has a Wi-Fi

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

four HDMI ports quantitys

The KDL-48W605 is a four HDMI ports quantity television.

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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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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-48W605

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

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.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this TV was released.


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LED Backlighting Type
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Screen Mirroring
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Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Parental Control
24p Support
Face Detection
Supported File Systems
Deep Colour Support
Colour of Product
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
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Power Consumption (max)
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
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Width (with Stand)
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Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Subwoofer Out
Clear Phase Technology
Auto Wide Mode
Other Features
HDD Recording
USB Playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
On-Screen Display for External Input
Weight (without Stand)

Expert Reviews

9 November 2015

Der Sony KDL-60W605B zeigt im Test eine durch und durch gute Bildqualität in allen Auflösungen. Besonders der hohe Schachbrettkontrast von 215:1 sticht positiv hervor. Sound und Ausstattung sind...

Clean, detailed
Naturallooking colours
Decent upscaler
Improved, intuitive interface
Generous smart features
Lacks detail in darks
No 3D
Narrow viewing angles
No motion interpolation

User Reviews

Reviewed 12 January 2015 by Jeff D

Fantastic TV. Picture quality is remarkable.

Reviewed 11 December 2014 by David | 3 Comments


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Electricity cost when switched on £72.11
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £75.15
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl48w605, kdl48w605b, kdl48w605bb, kdl48w605bbaep, sony kdl48w605, sony kdl48w605b, kdl48w605 kdl48w605
Barcodes 04905524965261, 04905524965292, 04905524983647, 05054230953617, 05054531168833

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