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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 also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the energy efficiency, and there are some mixed views about the black level.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 user reviews of Sony KDL-42W705 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the price and durability. The design and image quality also get good reviews. There are some mixed comments about the sound.

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93% of the reviews on 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

Oct, 2017

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Expert review by: John Archer (

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 (

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

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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.

Consumer review by: Powgolf (

Sony 42\


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

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: sammyjoe1 (

Great TV


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

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Old aged pensioner (

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 (



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 (

Great Sound and Picture Quality


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

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Lisa Mc (

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 (

Sony KDL-42W705B W7 Series




May, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse
Sound modes:Music, Standard / Sports, Music


HD type:Full HD
Screen shape:Flat


VESA mounting: Yes

Management features

Hotel mode: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes

Smart TV

Lifestyle apps:skype