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Sony KDL‑46W905

alaTest has collected and analyzed 236 reviews of Sony KDL‑46W905. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and image quality also get good reviews. There are mixed reviews on the connectivity and price, and many are critical about the tuner and remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony KDL‑46W905 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KDL‑46W905

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony KDL‑46W905 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony 46-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 3D TV with X-Reality Pro and Freeview - BlackSony 46-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 3D TV with X-Reality Pro and Freeview - Black

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sony KDL-46W905A

 

Stacks of detail and a stunning 3D performance, but pictures lack the punch of a five-star product, and we'd like to see brighter whites too

Stacks of detail ; Good black levels ; Crisp 3D

Whites could be brighter ; Contrast could be better ; Lacks picture punch of rivals

Overall the Sony KDL-46W905A is a very capable TV, which seems to fix some issues we noticed in the 55in version, but adopts a few of its own in the process. We love the layer upon layer of detail it shows, but the picture lacks the punch and natural...

Techradar Editor's Choice 2013

Expert review by : James Rivington (techradar.com)

Sony KDL-46W905A review

 

There's plenty of momentum behind Sony TVs at the moment, and W9 is the tip of the spear

Superb picture quality ; Excellent interface ; Very efficient ; Best-ever input lag

It's pricey ; Lacking in apps ; No Freesat tuner

The W9 has become a favourite for 2013 among AV experts and it's easy to see why. It's a fantastic TV that both looks fantastic and produces picture quality to match. The W9 has become a favourite for 2013 among AV experts and it's easy to see why....

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-46W905A

 

Easy to set up Great picture Iplayer

Sound quality No itv or channel 4 catch up

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-46W905A

 

Looks good. Picture quality in the sweet spot good. Easy to set up.

Does not do the 'smart' thing very well. Struggles with connectivity to other devices, temperamental. Looses image quality when you move around the seating position, but not as badly as Samsung F7000.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-46W905A

 

great looking TV with a great picture,

sound quality is not great, a bit tinny

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-46W905A

 

Good picture nice design

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-46W905A

 

Good for gaming. Ok picture quality for an led tv. Good up scaling of standard def

Inconsistent uneven backlight. Variable inconsistent blacks. Lack of detail in blacks. Sometimes appears washed out with inconsistent brightness levels. Don't like the Sony badg design at bottom. Weak sound. Expensive, why give away a phone with it...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-46W905A

 

Stunning picture,good sound.Ease of use is a bit of a learning curve.Love the picture frame style screen.Forget Panasonic and Samsung,there is only Sony!

Dissapoined satalite tuner is not available in UK for Freesat.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-46W905A

 

The Smart TV giving easy access to much else

No ITV catch up ; inability to watch directly eg Sky Sports or BT sports directly from internet -only via lap top . Poor resolution when watchjng via internet and laptop

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-46W905A

 

Nice and light to handle.

Wasnt very happy with the set up takes to long as very poor instructions to help you.

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse, NICAM/A2 / Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Pulse / NICAM/A2
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 20

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes
On/Off switch:Y
VESA mounting:Y

Display

2D-3D converter: Yes
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Active
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1 / 100000:1
Display Diagonal:46
Display Diagonal (metric):46.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:800
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:14:9, 16:9, Zoom / 16:9, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:210.2 / 86 / 89
Energy efficiency compliance:A+
Power consumption (max):144
Power consumption (standby):0.25
Power consumption (typical):64

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
Swivel angle range:-15 - 15
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:11.8 x 11.8 / 300 x 300

Management Features

Auto power off: Yes
Automatic shut off: Yes
Control Type:Buttons
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Natural, Photo, Sports / Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid

Management features

Hotel mode:Y

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
WLAN-ready: Yes

Other Features

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Power cord included: Yes
Power LED: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:4
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Camera included: Yes
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.79
Package height:28.5
Package width:53.5

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:3GPP, LPCM, MP3, WMA
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG, MPO
Local dimming: Yes
Noise reduction:Y
Optical disc player:N
Optical disc player type:Not included
Panorama: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Picture processing technology:Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Plug and Play: Yes
Supported file systems:exFAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS
Teletext:2000
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:AVCHD, AVI, M-JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV, XVID / AVCHD, AVI, M-JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG21, WEBM, WMV, XVID
Video formats supported:AVCHD,AVI,M-JPEG,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,WEBM,WMV,XVID / AVCHD,AVI,M-JPEG,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG21,WEBM,WMV,XVID

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
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
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

Annual Energy Consumption:210.2 / 86 / 89
Energy efficiency class:A+
Power consumption (max):144
Power consumption (standby):0.25
Power consumption (typical):64

Smart TV

Lifestyle apps:skype
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Natural, Photo, Sports
Smart TV:No / Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system: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
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.4
Depth (with stand):11.7
Height:24.3
Height (with stand):25.5
Package depth:5.79
Package height:28.5
Package width:53.5
Weight:33.5 / 53.6
Weight with stand:38.1 / 61
Width:41.3
Width (with stand):41.3