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Sony KDL-42W705

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Sony KDL-42W705. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the size and durability are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. The color and sound get mixed views. Many are critical about the remote control and price.

image quality, usability, design, durability, size

price, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-42W705 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 49 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KDL-42W705

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony KDL-42W705 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and design. The sound and image quality also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the durability. Many are less positive about the remote control.

usability, image quality, sound, design, size

remote control

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony KDL42W705B 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Smart TV with Freeview - Black

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Sony KDL-42W705B

 

Another great affordable Sony TV

Excellent picture quality ; Cute design ; Good multimedia support

Sound is only so-so ; No 4OD or ITV Player catch up services ; Pictures occasionally look slightly soft

Sony does offer a pretty wide-ranging suite of picture controls for such an affordable TV, though. But where Sony really shines compared with its competitors is with the range of picture presets it offers. These are more numerous, more intuitively...

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Sony KDL-42W705B

 

A promising start for Sony's 2014 Full HD range, this TV performs well in many areas

Punchy picture ; Rich yet natural colours ; Deep blacks ; Good upscaler ; New, improved interface ; Slim build

Thin, sibilant sound ; Dark detail is lacking

With other screens for very little more money cropping up this year, the Sony’s price is maybe a little steep.

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S:DVB-S2 (HD)
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: Yes
Processor Cores:Single-Core
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
HDMI: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:not VESA compatible

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:200
Full HD: Yes
LED Backlight: Yes

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A+

General Features

3D: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
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