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Sony KDL-42W805

alaTest has collected and analyzed 561 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. Comments about the reliability and design are overall positive. The size and image quality are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the sound.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KDL-42W805

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony KDL-42W805 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL42W805

 

Easy to install, great picture

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Ben (reevoo.com)

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

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Jason (reevoo.com)

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.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Richard (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL42W805

 

ease of set up use of facilities onscreen help

Not found any yet

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Ian (reevoo.com)

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.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Mike (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL42W805

 

Superb picture

Took a very long time to set up

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Richard (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL42W805

 

ease of set up ; use of facilities ; onscreen help

Not found any yet

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Robin (reevoo.com)

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.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Ian (reevoo.com)

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse, NICAM/A2 / NICAM / A2SI / NICAM/A2 Stereo
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Dolby technologies:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:6
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:16 / 20

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver
LED Indicators: Yes
Peak luminance ratio:67

Display

2D-3D converter: Yes
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Passive
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1 / 100000:1
Display Diagonal:42
Display Diagonal (metric):42 / 42.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:200 / 400
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow / Motionflow XR
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:14:9, 16:9, Auto, Zoom / 14:9, 16:9, Zoom / 14:9, Zoom / 4:3, 14:9, 16:9
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178 / 89
Viewing angle, vertical:178 / 89

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:69 / 85
Energy efficiency compliance:A / A+ / A++
Power consumption (max):127 / 99
Power consumption (standby):0.25 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):50 / 51 / 61

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
Swivel angle range:-15 - 15
VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Auto power off: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:BUL, CRO, CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, KAZ, LAV, LIT, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SLK, SLV, TUR, UKR
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: / Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Playback mode:Zoom
Playback Modes:Zoom
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Personal, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid / Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports / Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid / Game, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid

Networking

Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WLAN-ready: Yes

Other features

3D Super-resolution:Y
Advanced contrast enhancer:Y
Auto 3D depth adjustment:Y
BRAVIA Sync:Y
i-Manual:Y
Illumination LED:Y
Intelligent MPEG Noise Reduction:Y
Picture processing engine:Sony X-Reality Pro
Simulated 3D:Y
SimulView: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:Y

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Connection to PC: Yes
HDD recording: / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Live Color:Y
Placement supported:Horizontal
Skype:
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:2 / 4
Batteries included: Yes
Battery Type:LR03+R03
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote Control Type:RM-ED052
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:4.96 / 5.79
Package height:26 / 27
Package weight:33.1
Package width:42.4 / 48.4

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:3GPP, LPCM, MP3, WMA / LPCM, MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: / Yes
Digital Video Recorder (DVR): Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG, MPO
Local dimming: Yes
Panorama: / Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Teletext:2000
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:3GP, AVCHD, AVI, M-JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, TS, XVID / AVCHD, AVI, M-JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV, XVID / AVCHD, AVI, M-JPEG, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, TS, WMV, XVID
Video formats supported:3GP,AVCHD,AVI,M-JPEG,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,TS,XVID / AVCHD,AVI,M-JPEG,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,WEBM,WMV,XVID / AVCHD,AVI,M-JPEG,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,TS,WMV,XVID

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
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 / 5
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC Audio in:No / Yes
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1 / 2
SCART ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3

Power

Annual Energy Consumption:69 / 85
Energy efficiency class:A / A+ / A++
Power consumption (max):127 / 99
Power consumption (standby):0.25 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):50 / 51 / 61

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:skype
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart TV: Yes

Technical Details

LED backlight: Yes
RF input:1

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM / NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Number of tuners:1
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.48 / 2.52
Depth (with stand):11.7 / 6.69
Height:22.2 / 22.7
Height (with stand):23.6 / 24
Package depth:4.96 / 5.79
Package height:26 / 27
Package weight:33.1 / 529.1
Package width:42.4 / 48.4
Weight:23.1 / 25.8 / 27.1 / 370.4 / 42.5
Weight with stand:25.8 / 31.7 / 412.7
Width:37.7 / 38.2
Width (with stand):37.7 / 38.2