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Sony KDL-42W705

Sony KDL-42W705
alaScore 94

136 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 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. People are impressed by the sound and design. The size and image quality also get good feedback.

usability, image quality, size, design, sound

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony KDL-42W705 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on People are impressed by the durability and sound. The design and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

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83% 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 - BlackGenuine Sony KDL-42W705B TV Remote Control

May, 2016

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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: (

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: kevin (

Sony KDL-42W705B W7 Series




Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Bishow (

Sony KDL-42W705B W7 Series


Excellent design...great picture quality...plenty of features...great connectivity options

Nothing particularly...sound is on the lower side but it is acceptable in this type of TV's

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Stacey (

Sony KDL-42W705B W7 Series


Easy to use and great picture

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Kevin (

Sony KDL-42W705B W7 Series


The quality of the display really is a marvel and you can't tell... Or at least I can't tell... That it's edge lit

Thevamart menus do have some lag which is a shame because the features are great. It's not a deal breaker as it does still work fairly quickly, but it's still noticeable and although this is a mid level TV, Sony is a premium brand and could do better here

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: david (

Sony KDL-42W705B W7 Series


Looks good and easy to set up

Not hard but fiddly to fit base(probably because one is frightened to damage the screen) ; No paper manual

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Craig (

Sony KDL-42W705B W7 Series


Love football mode ; Great picture quality, Netflix button on remote so no messing through menus, very low input lag for gaming

Haven't found any so far

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Chris (

Sony KDL-42W705B W7 Series


Really pleased with the tv, it was simple to set up and the built in picture settings are very satisfactory. The dedicated Netflix button on the remote is a great idea as we watch a lot of stuff on that app ; The wifi connection is excellent and we are...

I have not listened to the built-in speakers as the TV is connected to a home cinema system

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Paul (

Sony KDL-42W705B W7 Series


Top screen for console gamers input lag one of the lowest you can get

Mar, 2015

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


4K Upscaling: No
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