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Sony KDL-42W705

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the durability and sound are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the color. Some have doubts about the remote control and price.

image quality, usability, design, sound, durability

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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 44 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Sony KDL-42W705


alaTest has collected and analysed 11 user reviews of Sony KDL-42W705 from 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

usability, image quality, sound, design, size

remote control

82% of the reviews on 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

Expert review by:

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

Expert review by:

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


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: Yes
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


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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:not VESA compatible


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