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Sony KV V42 Series TV (27", 32", 35")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and color. The price and sound also get good comments. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability, and many are negative about the energy efficiency and remote control.

image quality, sound, price, color, usability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KV V42 Series TV (27", 32", 35") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony KV V42 Series TV (27", 32", 35")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony KV V42 Series TV (27", 32", 35") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony KV-32V42 32" Trinitron TVSony KV-27V42 27" Stereo TV

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Class TV That Will Last

 

We bought this Sony Trinitron Kv-27v42 TV new in 1999. At the time it was considered one of the best tv's on the market and Sony was considered one of the best and most reliable tv makers. Well it's now 2010 and they were right! - at least about this...

Picture: excellent ; Use: simple ; Sound: good ; Connections: plenty as rear input, outputs ; Durability - lasts

HEAVY-95 LBS ; Need more connections today: digital box + an outdoor antenna or cable

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QUALITY PROBLEMS - POWER SUPPLY

 

My wife purchased this Model in 2000 for me as a gift less than five years ago. Given the quality associated with the SONY name, I enjoyed the set for it's quality picture, audio and easy connection to my audio system. We experienced no problems until ...

Excellent Picture and Sound - easy to connect to Surround sound systems.

Power supplies (multiple) quality problems & reliability issues.

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Emotional Sony TV, hard to turn on, and a little lopsided

 

Sound quality, a/v connections, clear picture, good color

Poor customer service, power-up issues, screen is tilted.

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Emotional Sony TV, hard to turn on, and a little lopsided

 

I've had this set for three years now, and I have to say the picture is great, I love the range of connectivity options, but Sony needs a new set of engineers. I have the tilt/skew problem (btw, Sony's website says you can make adjustments to this ...

Sound quality, a/v connections, clear picture, good color

Poor customer service, power-up issues, screen is tilted.

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Wonderful TV

 

Great picture quality, reasonable price, no problems since buying.

Can't really think of any.....

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Don't buy this television for over $100

 

Terrible product. After taking this set home, going to Europe for one month, and then returning, I found that there was a sparking "arcing" noise that would shut off the picture tube. As my 30 days were up, I had to go through the Sony customer...

Pretty Flat Screen, Nice hidden buttons on the top of the set.

Sony could not fix a tilt problem - after three tubes sent. It's a Sony.

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Don't buy this television for over $100

 

Pretty Flat Screen, Nice hidden buttons on the top of the set.

Sony could not fix a tilt problem - after three tubes sent.It's a Sony.

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Sony 27" TV

 

This television has an awesome picture quality, and excellent sound. There is a set of audio outputs on the back which can be set to fixed or variable. Variable audio out allows you to control your volume level of the stereo with the remote for the...

Excellent picture, all the features you need without the fluff

1 year warranty

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Sony 27" TV

 

Excellent picture, all the features you need without the fluff

1 year warranty

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Sony, the only

 

excellent picture, excellent sound, its a ; Sony, shorter than most 27's

slight counter-clockwise tilt

Product Specifications

This 32" Trinitron Picture Tube comes with a Digital Comb Filter that automatically processes the incoming signal with digital circuitry for best picture with minimum dot-crawl distortion. Velocity Modulation Scanning helps to sharpen the picture definition by varying the beam scanning rate to give every object a sharp, clean edge. The Auto Channel Programming feature automatically locks active channels in memory for scan-tuning convenience that allows for manual Channel Add/Erase. The Speed Surf Channel Selection "Rapid Fire" channel change allows viewer to quickly scroll through channels. To ensure that your children are viewing appropriate programming, the V-Chip Parental Control allows parental control over various rated television programs. Channel Fix automatically sets the TV to a specific channel (i.e. 3) for cable box control, allowing the viewer to control the cable box via the TV remote control. Auto Channel Programming automatically locks active channels in memory for scan-tuning convenience.

Audio System

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:20in
Height:23.6in
Weight:93.5lbs
Width:26in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:27V42
Product Line:Sony KV

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

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

TV Tuner

dbx Noise Reduction: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes
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