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Sony KDL-42W705

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the build quality and sound are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the color. There are some less positive reviews about the remote control and value for money.

image quality, usability, design, sound, build quality

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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.

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.