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Sony KDL-40W905

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Sony KDL-40W905. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the color and durability. The design and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability and tuner, while there are mixed comments on the glare and usability.

image quality, design, durability, color

sound, remote control, price, tuner, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony KDL-40W905 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony Bravia KDL-40W905A


The best 40-inch TV in town? Could be...

Spectacular picture quality ; Good online video content ; Exceptionally low input lag

Limited viewing angle ; Smart interface is a touch primitive ; A few too many processing options

For us Sony could be doing more with its interface and secondary control apps to streamline content navigation. But despite this the SEN remains overall a superior Smart TV effort.

Aug, 2013

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Sony KDL-40W905A review


Sony's first Triluminos LED is put to the test, but how will the Sony KDL-40W905A fare?

Supremely sharp pictures ; Artful colour reproduction ; Spectacular design

Only one tuner ; Limited Entertainment Network

hcc best buy

Expert review by : Steve May (

Sony KDL-40W905A review


When the light falls just right, Sony's W9 LED TV glints emerald, like something precious – which, indeed, it is. This 40in thinscreen follows hot on the heels of one of last year's finest LCD displays, the HW8, and seeks to maintains Sony's forward...

Diamond cut design; outstanding image fidelity; mobile device integration; multimedia file support; audio clarity

Single-tuner; self-aggrandizing user interface; half-hearted catch-up service

Jul, 2013

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

Sony KDL-40W905A review


Who wants voice control when you can have NFC and gorgeous images?

NFC smartphone mirroring ; Nuanced colour ; Clean and vibrant 3D ; Motion clarity

Limited smart TV apps ; Single TV tuners ; Tight viewing angle

It's the best 40-inch TV of the year so far but it's a bit pricey for us to really recommend it

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (

Sony KDL40W905 review


Sony's best LCD TV is a beauty that comes close to matching the best plasma has to offer

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Steve May (

Sony KDL-40W905A review


Connections include four HDMIs, SCART and component, a trio of USBs, an optical digital audio output and ethernet. Wi-Fi is also built-in.

While Sony hasn’t quite kept pace with the feature innovations offered by Samsung and Panasonic, it’s unquestionably stolen a march when it comes to image quality. This Sony W9 screen sets a new benchmark when it comes to motion clarity and colour...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (

Sony Bravia KDL-40W905A



I haven't found a bad point yet.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (

Sony Bravia KDL-40W905A


Great picture quality u can't beat it, such a easy setup to get going!

Sound is very good but perhaps could be a little better, but don't let this put you off. Great T.V 10/10.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (

Sony Bravia KDL-40W905A


Great picture quality u can't beat it, such a easy setup to get going

Sound is very good but perhaps could be a little better, but don't let this put you off. Great T.V 10/10

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (

Sony Bravia KDL-40W905A


Everything about this TV is good. The picture quaility is truly amazing

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications


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


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N / Y
DLNA Certified:No / Yes


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


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
2D-3D converter: Yes
3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Active
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:40
Display Diagonal (metric):40.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full 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 / 4:3, 14:9, 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:86
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Power consumption (max):130
Power consumption (standby):0.25
Power consumption (typical):62


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

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Hotel mode:Y
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Natural, Photo, Sports, Vivid / Cinema, Game, Sports, Standard, Vivid


Bluetooth: No
Browser supported:Opera
Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Other Features

Advanced contrast enhancer:Y
HDD recording: Yes
Illumination LED:Y
On-screen display for external input:Y
Screen mirroring:Y
USB playback:Y
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:2
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.79
Package height:25.6
Package width:48.3


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: Yes
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG, MPO
Local dimming: Yes
Noise reduction:Y
Panorama: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Picture processing technology:Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Supported file systems:exFAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:3GP, AVCHD, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV
Video formats supported:3GP,AVCHD,AVI,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,WMV

Ports & interfaces

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
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3


Annual Energy Consumption:86
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (max):130
Power consumption (standby):0.25
Power consumption (typical):62

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:Skype
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Natural, Photo, Sports, Vivid
Smart TV: Yes

Technical Details

Auto Wide mode:Y
Clear Phase technology:Y
LED backlight: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): 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 / DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):11.7
Height (with stand):22.6
Package depth:5.79
Package height:25.6
Package width:48.3
Weight with stand:31.7
Width (with stand):36.1