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Sony KDL-40W605

We have collected and analyzed 7 expert reviews and 274 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 86/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is Jan 2, 2015. We have compared these reviews to 1567858 reviews from other TVs. The alaScore™ for this product is 91/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sony KDL-40W605 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and usability. The price and sound also get good feedback, whereas comments about the color and remote control are different.

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This summary is based on the products: Sony SONY KDL-40W605 40 -inch LCD 1080 pixels 200 Hz TVSony SONY KDL-40W605 40 -inch LCD 1080 pixels 200 Hz TV

Dec, 2018

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony KDL-40W605B


Sony rewrites what to expect from an affordable LCD TV

Stunning picture quality for its money ; Good smart TV system ; Good range of connections

Flimsy build quality ; Pretty average audio ; No 4OD or ITV Player support

We guess some people might feel a bit peeved at the lack of standard colour management facilities on the 40W605B. But our view is that the colour handling is so good anyway that most of the relatively mainstream audience this TV is targeted at will...

May, 2014

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony KDL-40W605B review


Sharp, detailed ; Likeably rich colours ; Good upscaler ; Prolific smart offering ; Light, but sturdy build

Sound could be better

Best 40-46in TV, Awards 2014. This five-star Sony is a great set that’s easy on the eye and wallet

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony KDL-40W605B


Sharp, detailed, Likeably rich colours, Good upscaler, Prolific smart offering, Light, but sturdy build

Sound could be better

Best 40-46in TV, Awards 2014. This five-star Sony is a great set that’s easy on the eye and wallet

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Niall Magennis (

Sony Bravia KDL-40W605 review: A modestly priced TV from a big manufacturer that delivers excellent picture quality


Its keen price and sumptuous picture quality make Sony's KDL-40W605 a good buy for those after a high-quality, mid-range TV.

This set's ability to produce pictures with deep black levels and pleasingly accurate colours help it stand out from the mid-range crowd. Add in its good lineup of ports and easy to use menu system and you've got an impressive TV.

The smart TV system isn't as good as Samsung's smart offering and it is sometimes unresponsive to the remote for several seconds after coming out of standby. The lack of 3D support may be an issue for some too.

If you're after excellent picture quality at a reasonable price, the KDL-42W705 really delivers. It lacks extras such as 3D support and advanced motion processing, but its price reflects this and overall picture quality is still very strong.

May, 2014

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Sony BRAVIA KDL-40W605


After weeks of searching for that right TV for both Gaming and Sport i have got to say this TV is really good the picture is great the sound is really good for a slim tv where they don't have room for decent sound quality i got to say im impressed with...

Not got any :)

Oct, 2015

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Sony BRAVIA KDL-40W605


Great design

Reflection on screen during daylight viewing

May, 2015

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Sony BRAVIA KDL-40W605


Good clear picture and sound. Easy to set up. Overall we are pleased that we chose BRAVIA

May, 2015

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Sony BRAVIA KDL-40W605


Very good image quality, good sound quality. Direct link to Netflix etc., removes the problems of Apple TV plug in

Over complicated controls make it complicated to use

May, 2015

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Sony BRAVIA KDL-40W605


Slim and fits exactly in the slot we bought it for. It looks great and the picture is perfect, also great that netflix is only a button click away.

May, 2015

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Sony BRAVIA KDL-40W605


I could write a book! I previously had a Sony Plasma TV bought in 2003 and this Bravia is streets ahead (after 12 years you would expect it!)

May, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Dolby technologies:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:16


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


Color of product:Black


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Display Diagonal:40
Display Diagonal (metric):40
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Motion interpolation frequency:200
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 14:9, 16:9
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Viewing angle, horizontal:89
Viewing angle, vertical:89

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:66
Energy efficiency compliance:A+
Power consumption (max):84
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):45


On/Off switch: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:11.8 x 7.87

Management Features

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, Sports, Standard


Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: 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

Advanced contrast enhancer:Y
HDD recording: Yes
HDMI in:1
On-screen display for external input:Y
Placement supported:Horizontal
Screen mirroring:Y
USB playback:Y

Packaging Content

Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.31
Package height:25.4
Package weight:26.5
Package width:47.3


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Panorama: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


Annual Energy Consumption:66
Energy efficiency class:A+
Power consumption (max):84
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):45

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Smart TV: Yes

Technical Details

Auto Wide mode:Y
Clear Phase technology:Y
LED backlight: 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
Number of tuners:1
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):6.38
Height (with stand):23
Package depth:5.31
Package height:25.4
Package weight:423.3
Package width:47.3
Weight with stand:278.7
Width (with stand):36.5