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Sony KDL-42W654

alaTest has collected and analyzed 343 reviews of Sony KDL-42W654. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and design. The sound and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the tuner and energy efficiency. Comments are divided on the reliability.

image quality, usability, sound, design, price

remote control, energy, tuner

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-42W654 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KDL-42W654

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 265 user reviews of Sony KDL-42W654 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and sound. The design and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the remote control and reliability. Some have doubts about the tuner.

image quality, usability, design, sound, price

tuner

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL42W654 42-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD LED Smart TV with Freeview HD Silver (New for 2013)Sony KDL42W654 42-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD LED Smart TV with Freeview HD Silver (New for 2013)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Joyce (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-42W654A

 

we have had a sony tv for over 30 years do i need to say more//

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Colin (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-42W654A

 

Excellant Picture Quality

Sound not as good as my previous Samsung

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Joyce (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-42W654A

 

we have had a sony tv for over 30 years do i need to say more

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Debbie (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-42W654A

 

The sound is fantastic

The guide appears to be internet driven and lags seems slow rather than just the normal guide you get on freeview they have added pictures in and it just seems very slow to bring the guide up.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: j (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-42W654A

 

none

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Gilian (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-42W654A

 

narrow frame enhances the picture without being intrusive, clear sound and looks good in the room

I could have done with a more comprehensive instruction book on how to use the 'smart' side as I am not very well up with modern technology,also difficult to fit a tilt & swivel bracket onto rear as not totally flat.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Debbie (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-42W654A

 

The sound is fantastic

The guide appears to be internet driven and lags seems slow rather than just the normal guide you get on freeview they have added pictures in and it just seems very slow to bring the guide up

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Gilian (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-42W654A

 

narrow frame enhances the picture without being intrusive, clear sound and looks good in the room

I could have done with a more comprehensive instruction book on how to use the 'smart' side as I am not very well up with modern technology,also difficult to fit a tilt & swivel bracket onto rear as not totally flat

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Susan (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-42W654A

 

looks great and the picture quality is what you expect from sony

can,t get ITV catch up on sony and no-one told us of this when we were buying it

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-42W654A

 

Excellent pictre quality and sound I couln't personally fault from a tv.

In reality none, but the sheer amount of available apps can be quite daunting.

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital + / Dolby Pulse / Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse, NICAM/A2
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 16

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Silver

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1
Display Diagonal:42
Display Diagonal (metric):42 / 42.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:200
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 540p, 576i, 720p / 1080p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:69
Energy efficiency compliance:A+
Power consumption (average):50
Power consumption (standby):0.45
Power consumption (typical):50 / 95

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports / Game, Sports

Networking

Browser supported:Opera
Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes

Other Features

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.02
Package height:26.2
Package width:41.4

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:LPCM, MP3, WMA
Clock function: Yes
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Digital Video Recorder (DVR): Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG, MPO
Local dimming:No / Yes
Panorama: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Supported file systems:exFAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS
Teletext:2000
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV
Video formats supported:AVCHD,AVI,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,WEBM,WMV

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Annual Energy Consumption:69
Energy efficiency class:A+
Power consumption (average):50
Power consumption (standby):0.45
Power consumption (typical):50 / 95

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:skype

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.72
Depth (with stand):7.76
Height:22.4
Height (with stand):23.4
Package depth:6.02
Package height:26.2
Package width:41.4
Weight:21.8 / 23.4
Weight with stand:24.3 / 25.1
Width:37.6
Width (with stand):37.6