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Sony KDL-48W705

£479.00
48" Full HD Flat Mar 2015
A++
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date £76.75 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are average
Running costs are low
Good picture quality
3 Reviews
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

TV expert review site tweakers.net scored this television 70%.

Good Brand

We checked 2,235 user and expert reviews (including 459 verified purchases) for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 89% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are Low

This Sony TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-48W705 is only £77, which is in the cheapest 20% of all 661 TVs of a comparable age and spec.


Price

Price Has Gone Up by £40 (8%)

There was a cheaper price of £439 at Electronic Empire 42 days ago.Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 47% chance that the price will go back down. However the future is never certain and there remains a 53% chance that the price will actually go up further.

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Reasonably Priced

One Sony KDL-48W705 reviewer who reviewed the product wrote that it was good value for money. Rob. said on Amazon “Very happy with the quality of the screen and picture ESPECIALLY considering the cheaper price paid from somewhere else”.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

Two people who reviewed the product concluded that it had good sound quality. Rob. said on Amazon “I connected it to an amplifier and proper speakers so sound was never really going to be an issue for me” in their review of the Sony KDL-48W705.


Design

Nice Design

One person who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good looking.

Good Product Quality

One Sony KDL-48W705 owner who reviewed it thought it was good quality.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was thin. Rob. said on Amazon two years ago “Sound is also pretty good for a slim TV like this”.

Average Depth

At 57 millimeters, the KDL-48W705 has a fairly average depth compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this TV.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 57mm thick TVs currently available including because of their better review scores, the Toshiba 40RL953B, the Panasonic TX-48AS640 (£509.79), or the Philips 48PFS5709.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium display diagonal TV has been on the market since March 2015.


Display

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it thought it was good for playing games on. Two years ago Rob. wrote on Amazon “Absolutely brilliant for gaming”.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable age and type 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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Not 3D

Like most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Sony KDL-48W705 is not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might be worth considering include the 50LF652, or the 42LM3400 both from LG.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KDL-48W705 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this TV also do not feature OLED technology.

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48 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 48 inch TV.

There are a number of other 48" televisions currently available that you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the UE48H6400 (£549.99), or the UE48H6410 both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFS6909.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the KDL-49WD752 (£469.98) (49" and higher rated), the KDL-50W755 (£499) (50" and higher rated), or the KDL-50W756 (£419.99) (50" and higher rated) all from Sony.

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Smart TV

Good Smart TV

One Sony KDL-48W705 owner thought this TV had good apps. Rob. gave the product a score of 6 stars and said on Amazon “Has a good selection of apps”.

Supports Screen Mirroring

The KDL-48W705 supports screen mirroring, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The KDL-48W705 supports Smart TV. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV also support Smart TV.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-48W705 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this television also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi to this television and we think the LG 50LF652, and the Sony KDL-50W755 (£499) which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

We compared all the other TVs which also support Wi-Fi to this TV and we think the Sony KDL-50W805 is also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KDL-48W705 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this television also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KDL-48W705 has an ethernet port. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also have an ethernet port.

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Other Features

Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-48W705 supports HDD recording, as do most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to this TV.

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Performance

Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The KDL-48W705 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Sony KDL-48W705 has an ambient light sensor, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-48W705 supports parental controls. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV also support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-48W705 supports 24p, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Has a Game Mode

The KDL-48W705 has a game mode, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-48W705 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KDL-48W705 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KDL-48W705 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also have a desktop stand included.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-48W705 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers refurbished kdl48w705c, summer kdl48w705cbu, sony kdl48w705cbaep, sony kdl48w705cbu, sony hdpt1148ir10, sony kfwl48w705c, sony fwl48w705c, part fwl48w705c, sony p239792p
Barcodes 04548736002173, 04548736002180, 05013493258365, 05054629923139

Sony KDL-48W705 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-48W705 review we compared this TV to 4,717 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 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 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.

Other TVs to Consider

LG 43LF540 vs Sony KDL-48W705

LG 43LF540 vs Sony KDL-48W705
LG 43LF540 Sony KDL-48W705
£ 279.99 £479.00
£199 Cheaper
Superior Energy Efficiency Rating
One More RF Port
17.1mm Thinner
Vastly Lower RMS Rated Power
Only One USB 2.0 Port

LG 32LF650 vs Sony KDL-48W705

LG 32LF650 vs Sony KDL-48W705
LG 32LF650 Sony KDL-48W705
£ 299.99 £479.00
£179 Cheaper
Slightly Better User Reviews
5kg Lighter
Vastly Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
A Lot Smaller Screen Size
Worse Energy Efficiency Rating

LG 42LF652 vs Sony KDL-48W705

LG 42LF652 vs Sony KDL-48W705
LG 42LF652 Sony KDL-48W705
£ 398.99 £479.00
£80 Cheaper
Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
One More RF Port
Three USB 2.0 Ports
Energy Efficiency Rating is Lower
One Less HDMI Port
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