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Sony KDL-42W705

alaTest has collected and analyzed 521 reviews of Sony KDL-42W705. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the color and design. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the black level. There are some less positive comments about the energy efficiency.

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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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 user reviews of Sony KDL-42W705 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and durability are on the whole positive. The design and image quality also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the sound.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Dec, 2017

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Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

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...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Niall Magennis (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Bravia KDL42W705 review

 

Sony's new strategy for TVs may be to concentrate on the higher end of the market, but that doesn't mean that its latest sets are unaffordable for those who don't have MD or CEO in their job title. That's certainly true of the 42W705 that I'm looking...

Thanks to its deep black levels and accurate colours, the Sony KDL-42W705 produces startlingly good picture quality for the price. It also has strong sound, a relatively easy to use menu system and a good lineup of ports.

This TV can sometimes be quite slow to start up and its smart TV system isn't as good as Samsung's. Also, Sony's better specified KDL-42W829 doesn't cost much more.

Despite its very reasonable price, the KDL-42W705 produces extremely good pictures thanks to its accurate colours, deep black levels and strong handling of shadow detail. It lacks the 42W829's superior motion processing and 3D support, but if your...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

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.

Consumer review by: Powgolf (tesco.com)

Sony 42\

 

Excellent TV with everything you need and easy to set up.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: sammyjoe1 (tesco.com)

Great TV

 

Great tv. Very clear picture. Slimline. Very impressed.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Old aged pensioner (tesco.com)

Fast efficient service.

 

Purchased and delivered within 48 hours, very pleased with ease of ordering and choice of delivery time. Found set up to be a bit complicated as quick start instructions were very limited and the one's we received were of a different model TV. Found...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Tinkoo (tesco.com)

great

 

I bought my TV three weeks back. Im having wonderful experience. It easily connects to wifi and we can use Netflix /Youtube and other smart apps so easily. My son connects it with play station and play his games. It's serving the purpose so well.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: sunil1980 (tesco.com)

Great Sound and Picture Quality

 

It has been a month since I have bought it and happy

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Lisa Mc (tesco.com)

Great Value Smart TV

 

We bought this a few weeks ago, what great features and a fantastic clear screen. Very compatible with Samsung tablet and phones which was a big plus for us.

May, 2015

Consumer review by: kevin (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-42W705B W7 Series

 

everything

none

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Audio system:PCM, NICAM/A2
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:16
Sound modes:Music, Standard / Sports, Music

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1
Display Diagonal:42
Display Diagonal (metric):42 / 42.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:200
Motion interpolation frequency:200
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:16:9 / 4:3, 14:9, Auto, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1280 x 768, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080p, 480p, 576p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178 / 89
Viewing angle, vertical:178 / 89

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:69
Energy efficiency compliance:A+
Power consumption (max):99
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):50

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:26
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:BUL, CAT, CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, KAZ, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR, UKR / BUL, CRO, CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, KAZ, LAV, LIT, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SLK, SLV, TUR, UKR / BUL, CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FRE, GRE, LAV, LIT, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SLK, SLV, TUR, UKR
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Personal, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid / Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports

Management features

Hotel mode:Y

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Other Features

HDD recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:4.96
Package height:26
Package weight:33.1
Package width:42.4

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:3GPP, LPCM, MP3, WMA / MP3, WAV, WMA
Clock function: Yes
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG, MPO, RAW
Panorama: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Teletext:2000
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:3GP, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, WMV, XVID / AVCHD, AVI, M-JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV, XVID
Video formats supported:3GP,AVI,MKV,MOV,MP4,WMV,XVID / AVCHD,AVI,M-JPEG,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,WEBM,WMV,XVID

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):BRAVIA Sync
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

Annual Energy Consumption:69
Energy efficiency class:A+
Power consumption (max):99
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):50

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:skype
Smart TV: Yes

Technical Details

LED backlight: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM / NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL BG, PAL DK, PAL I, PAL L, PAL M, SECAM, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K, SECAM L
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Number of tuners:1
Supported TV bands:UHF, VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.52
Depth (with stand):6.69
Height:22.2
Height (with stand):23.6
Package depth:4.96
Package height:26
Package weight:33.1
Package width:42.4
Weight:23.1 / 25.8
Weight with stand:25.8
Width:37.7
Width (with stand):37.7