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Sony KV S42 Series TV (20", 27", 32", 35")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Sony KV S42 Series TV (20", 27", 32", 35"). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the design and color are generally positive. The sound and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative reviews about the energy efficiency. Reviews are divided on the remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KV S42 Series TV (20", 27", 32", 35") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony KV S42 Series TV (20", 27", 32", 35") from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People really like the usability and size. The sound and image quality also get good feedback.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony 32" Stereo TV (KV-32S42)

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Sony KV 20S42 review


The Sony KV-20S42 is a 20-inch color TV that has an MTS decoder for true stereo sound. It features a Trinitron picture tube with a fine-pitch Aperture Grill. Although this set doesn't have a comb filter, it displays 270 lines of resolution. This model...

Good sound quality


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Sony KV 27S42 is very different from the other models of its category of TVs. Its dimensions are; 26 in x 19.9 in x23.6 in. Because of its difference in design, it looks nicer for households. We can chose black or gray but I like black colour because...

User friendly and very nice

Could not find


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Sony KV 27S42, make happy your time


When I see Sony KV 27S42 I compare with other phisically TV, its very diferent. you can see on the dimension of TV thats Width: 26 x19.9 x23.6 in. I think If I buy this TV on put on the some place for exampleon my room its more beautiful becasue its...


only two speaker

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Solid performance.


Change my television. I bought Sony KV 27S42, a 27 inches television.It properly fits with the colour of my room. I like the colour of the tv and the look.Great design and features are also great in the TV.The colour,clarity of sound and picture is...

Great sound,picture and colour

Very heavy

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Sony KV 20S42: TECHNICAL FEATURES - The Sony KV-20S42 is a 20-inch color screen with Platinum gray metallic cabinet. MTS decoder with dbx noise reduction. It includes Dynamic Picture processor and Express Tuning System. It provides Speed surf, Caption...

Good Picture , Colour , Sound and Looks

Takes few seconds to come on screen

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easy to work


This type of tv has been put on the wall at my doctors office. it plays really clear. The picture is not fuzzy at all. The sound is nice and loud as well. It has a very simple look and keeps your attention when waiting on the nurse to call you back. It...

picture and sound


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Excellent TV -- 6 years and counting!


I bought this television in December 2000 as I was upgrading from a Panasonic 20". I had originally planned to buy another Panasonic in the 27" size, but Sears was out of that particular model. Much to my surprise, I was offered this Sony at the same ...

Excellent picture and sound, reasonable price, Sony quality

None, unless weight is an issue ... but they're all heavy.

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Excellent TV -- 7 years and counting!


I bought this television in December 2000 as I was upgrading from a Panasonic 20" that I dearly loved. I had originally planned to buy another Panasonic in the 27" size, but Sears was out of that particular model. Much to my surprise, I was offered ...

Excellent picture and sound, Sony quality, works great with DTV box

Could use more A/V inputs, very heavy (although most big tube sets are)

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Don't waste money on this High priced TV


Brand name, Image Color

Very high Price, Hyped Quality

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Two Lemons what ever


Color Size

Place to hold on when moving.Although, how often to you move a TV?

Product Specifications

Sony has been the leading force behind new TV technologies, as evidenced by their groundbreaking Trinitron picture tube. Following in this tradition, the KV35S42 delivers performance features like a crystal-clear 35" display, digital comb filter, Velocity Modulation Scanning, S-Video input, and Matrix Surround Sound. Throw in convenience features like Easy Set Up Guide, Advanced On-Screen Menu, and Speed Surf Channel Selection, and you get an affordable, high performance television in the famous Sony mold. Universal Remote Control ergonomically designed for comfort and ease of use. It is preprogrammed with the IR codes for most brands of VCRs and Cable boxes. Digital Comb Filter provides finer detail, richer colors, less color blooming, and reduced "hanging dots", for a dramatically improved picture. Broadcast Stereo with dbx Noise Reduction/SAP improves the clarity and fidelity of stereo broadcasts by restoring dynamic range and suppressing unwanted noise. Simulated surround systems create a phantom center channel, expand the front left and right channels and place virtual surround speakers around you, simulating the effects of a multichannel system. Velocity Modulation Scanning automatically analyzes the picture for changes in the brightness that indicates the edges of on-screen objects. Sony's Velocity Modulation system then slows the scanning beam down to render these edges with greater precision. The result is increased definition, improved contrast and clear contours for a sharper picture. Only the Sony Trinitron picture tube has a cylindrical screen that's vertically flat from top to bottom! Sony's exclusive Aperture Grille takes the form of vertical slits that continue unbroken from the top of the screen to the bottom. With the Horizontal cross-bars eliminated, more electrons reach the screen. This results in a brighter, more dynamic picture.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None


Product Line:Sony KV



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


CRT Type:Trinitron
Diagonal Size:27in
Diagonal Size (cm):69cm
Digital Television Certification:Not certified
Image Aspect Ratio:4:3
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
Video Interface:Composite / S-Video

TV Tuner

dbx Noise Reduction: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes