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Sony KDL‑46W905

We have collected and analyzed 19 expert reviews and 217 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 87/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is Sep 19, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 1565794 reviews from other TVs. The alaScore™ for this product is 91/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 13, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony KDL‑46W905 from 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

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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

Dec, 2018

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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 (

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

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Sony KDL-46W905A


Easy to set up Great picture Iplayer

Sound quality No itv or channel 4 catch up

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (

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

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Sony KDL-46W905A


great looking TV with a great picture,

sound quality is not great, a bit tinny

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (

Sony KDL-46W905A


Good picture nice design

Sep, 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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 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


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


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


2D-3D converter: Yes
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


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
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 / Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid


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


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 function: Yes

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


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 (with stand):11.7
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 (with stand):41.3