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Sony KDL-42W805

alaTest has collected and analyzed 524 reviews of Sony KDL-42W805. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and image quality also get good opinions.

usability, image quality, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-42W805 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL-42W805B 42 -inch LCD 1080 pixels 200 Hz 3D TVSony KDL-42W805B 42 -inch LCD 1080 pixels 200 Hz 3D TV

May, 2017

Expert review by: (

Sony KDL-42W805A


A great-looking TV with many strengths but black levels let the side down

Bold design ; NFC-toting second remote ; High levels of picture detail ; Well-judged colours

Black levels need to be deeper ; Frustrating smart content ; Lightweight sound

The Sony KDL-42W805A is a fine performer with many strengths. We particularly like its fine detail and its stunning, comfortable 3D performance.

Consumer review by: Alfred (

Sony KDL42W805


Easy to install, great picture

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Ben (

Sony KDL42W805


Quality of picture is amazing

Sound could be better and there is a blue line around the edge which wasn't clear whilst buying it which I think should have been as not everyone will like it

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Richard (

Sony KDL42W805


ease of set up ; use of facilities ; onscreen help

Not found any yet

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Ian (

Sony KDL42W805


Slimline tv with easy to pivot screen on stand, record to USB feature, Netflix and BBC iPlayer

No 4OD, Can't watch other channels or use applications whilst recording

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Jason (

Sony KDL42W805


Brilliant picture quality, black levels are good ; 3D is a nice feature ; SEN smart channels are ok

Sound is a bit weak ; SEN ui is a bit laggy ; Screen frame/bezel would have been nicer if thinner ; TV stand should have been polished chrome like the W9 model

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Robin (

Sony KDL42W805


Have always bought sony & wasn't disappointed with this purchase. Excellent picture quality in HD & stunning in 3D. Standard def isn't bad. Some people have said the sound is poor but to me it's fine ; A great quality tv for the price

None that I can think of

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: brian (

Sony KDL42W805


Picture quality on HD is pretty good

Picture quality on SD is pretty poor with blurry images. Sound quality could be improved

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Roy (

Sony KDL42W805


fantastic picture in hd

why no paper manual

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Irene (

Sony KDL42W805


Nice design, was very easy to set up. Picture and sound quality are excellent

The only bad point is that it does not have an on/ off switch on the set

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse
Sound modes:


Peak luminance ratio:67


HD type:Full HD
Screen shape:Flat


VESA mounting: Yes

Other features

3D Super-resolution:Y
Advanced contrast enhancer: Yes
Auto 3D depth adjustment:Y
BRAVIA Sync: Yes
i-Manual: Yes
Illumination LED: Yes
Intelligent MPEG Noise Reduction:Y
Live Colour:Y
Picture processing engine:Sony X-Reality Pro
Simulated 3D:Y
Skin naturalizer:Y
Sony Entertainment Network (SEN):Y
Sound enhancement technology:S-Force Front Surround 3D, S-Master
Super resolution for Game Mode:Y
TV SideView:Y
USB playback: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes

Smart TV

Lifestyle apps:skype
Screen mirroring: / Yes

Technical Details

Face areas:
RF input:1