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Sony KDL42W705B 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Smart TV with Freeview - Black

by Sony
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RRP: £629.00
Price: £499.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • W7 Full HD TV with X-Reality PRO, One-Flick Entertainment, and Live Football Mode
  • Full HD (1080p)
  • X-Reality PRO for enhanced picture quality
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Important Information

Energy efficiency class

On-mode power consumption
50 Watts

Energy consumption
69 Kilowatts per year, based on the power consumption of the television operating 4 hours per day for 365 days. The actual energy consumption will depend on how the television is used.

Visible screen diagonal
42" / 107 cm

Product details

Size Name: 42-inch | Colour Name: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 107,799.8 x 12,600 x 65,999.9 cm ; 11 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 15 Kg
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: KDL42W705BBU
  • ASIN: B00HZAVA70
  • Date first available at 11 Feb 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,677 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


Size Name: 42-inch | Colour Name: Black
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Product Description

Size Name: 42-inch | Colour Name: Black

Product Description

At a glance

  • X-Reality PRO can greatly improve the detail of what you're watching
  • Swiftly browse the your favourite TV shows, catch-up TV and films with One-Flick Entertainment
  • Get that match-day experience with Live Football Mode
  • Screen mirroring puts your smartphone on the big screen
  • Ultra-slim, space-saving design with a high-quality aluminium finish

Great picture quality with heaps of exciting Smart features

Feel your favourite programs and films come alive before your very eyes. You'll love how the W7 boosts the picture quality of everything - including HD content, on the big screen. This image-enhancing technology analyses, cleans and refines pictures to make them sharper, clearer and more enjoyable to watch.

Not only does this Smart TV allow you to choose from a whole host of catch-up TV, films, and complete box sets, but the intuitive One-Flick Entertainment menu makes it easier than ever to browse through it all and find your favourite content.

Live Football Mode offers the best way to experience football on your TV, by not only optimising the picture and the sound for the big game action, but by also giving you instant access to the latest World Cup standings and clips of the most memorable World Cup moments.

You can even share what you’re doing on your smartphone with friends and family, by wirelessly mirroring it to the big BRAVIA screen.

X-Reality PRO improves the detail of whatever you're watching
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Improve what you're watching

Experience stunning picture quality. The detail in everything such as Blu-ray Discs, HD and standard broadcasts, web videos and even smartphone clips is improved thanks to Sony’s X-Reality PRO technology. It cleverly analyses, cleans and refines images for the most detailed Full HD picture possible, bringing whatever you are watching to life.

Everything you love at your fingertips with One-Flick Entertainment and Social Viewing
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Flick. Find. Fast.

Control your world of content with BRAVIA's quick and intuitive One-Flick Entertainment interface. Flick through TV channels, catch-up TV, recommended films, and photos on your network and access them within seconds. Plus, with Social Viewing you can even follow tweets from around the world as you watch - just choose your keyword and see comments relating to the show you're watching flow across the bottom of the screen. TV has never been so social.

Big game feel from the comfort of your living room
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Designed for football addicts

Get the match-day experience, with everything you need for football. Live Football Mode automatically adjusts picture and sound settings to closely match the authentic stadium experience. This setting also gives you access to the latest World Cup standings and videos of the most memorable moments from past World Cups via YouTube. Result.

Wirelessly mirror your smartphone screen - on the big screen
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Take your smartphone to the big screen

Screen mirroring lets you instantly view your smartphone's videos, photos, apps, web pages and games on your TV. It connects your phone to the television wirelessly so there's no need to hunt around for connecting cables. You'll see exactly what's on your phone or tablet's screen on your TV, with sound from the phone reproduced loud and clear through your TV's speakers. Screen mirroring works with any Miracast-compliant Android smartphone or tablet.

Super-slim, elegant design
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Ultra-slim design for contemporary living rooms

The sleek W7 seamlessly blends into any living room, without taking up too much space. Crafted from high-quality aluminium, it's slim and elegant with the intelligent core at below the screen acknowledging interaction between you and the TV and softly cascading a light below.

*One-Flick remote is not included and only available as an accessory.

Product Description

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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Timealan on 20 Mar 2014
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 32-inch Verified Purchase
After many long years my Panasonic 28" CRT finally went wonky.

Originally I was going to purchase a Panasonic TXL32E6B, but then I saw the new Sony and Panasonic side by side. No contest!

HD Picture simply stunning. SD excellent.. Mine is piped through a Virgin V+ box.

Sound: OK. Well I was spoiled with a CRT, so didn't expect too much. Acceptable, but will probably get a soundbase/bar sometime.

Apps: There are lots of Apps, most of them seem a bit worthless. We have used Netflix. Only has iplayer and 5OD as "watch again" apps, but this doesn't bother me as I have Watch again on the Virgin box. Amazon Prima/Instant Video doesn't work, yet.

Integration: I have mine hard wired as it's next to the router. Excellent streaming of videos/music etc from PC. Have used Nexus 7 (2013 version) for Miracast, so I can keep an eye on what's happening on the kids Minecraft!

Tweaks: You can fiddle all the settings 'til the cows come home.

Summary: Picture: Excellent Sound OK. Apps: OK
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Peter Gray on 18 Aug 2014
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 32-inch Verified Purchase
I did quite a bit of research before buying this, so expected it to be good. Set up is easy - took about 15 mins for it to download all its software, etc. At first it couldn't get a decent wi-fi signal (even though my home wifi is good), so none of the online stuff worked. Very disappointing! And the manual, FAQs etc were no use whatsoever. But then, on the third day (appropriately) it suddenly found the signal and now works perfectly. Great picture, good sound (I'm only using the tvs built-in speakers).
I'm very happy with it.

UPDATE - after another few days the internet side went off again - it can only get a weak wi-fi signal even though my router is good. Sony's only advice was to move the router into the same room as the TV - not practical in my house without paying for another phone socket. Basically the set's wi-fi reception is poor and will only work if it's less than 5 metres away. So even though my laptop could get perfect wi-fi right next to the TV, the set itself can't. SO I'm downgrading it from 5 stars to 3: picture is excellent, sound v good - internet useless.

I finally solved it today by buying a cable to connect the laptop to the TV so I use the TV as a mirror screen for the laptop. Works a treat
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nat Whilk on 10 Sep 2014
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 32-inch
This TV - also available in silver - looks and feels as well engineered as you would expect when you buy from Sony. Apart from its jutting booty, it's as compact as a 32-incher can be, and is easy to attach to its minimalist stand - assembly is a one-person job requiring nothing more challenging than inserting four cross-headed screws. (The holes on the TV into which the screws need to go are those in deep, almost square recesses.) A wall mounting kit is included too, though this TV is probably not the most wall-friendly on the market.

Power is supplied via a laptop-style transformer. Sockets include a satellite input, Ethernet, a two-way Scart, component video RCA inputs, stereo audio RCA inputs, four HDMI inputs, a USB input, a headphone minijack, an optical audio output (supplying either PCM or Dolby Digital) and a USB output for attaching a hard disc drive recorder. You also get a slot for an access card, Bluetooth and sensitive dongle-free WiFi - in a road of detached bungalows, my set detected three of my neighbours' routers as well as my own.

Automatic tuning is quick and free from glitches. I picked up a hundred and twenty-three services with an unamplified indoor antenna only two feet above the ground. If you want to swap SD channels with their HD counterparts, the renumbering process is straightforward.

The picture quality is, I think, as good as I've ever seen. The matt surface of the screen minimizes reflections, and there are none of the backlight irregularities that LED LCD displays are prone to. Contrast is vivid, detail exquisite, colour natural, movement flawless. I've read two expert reviews which said that careful calibration can tweak the picture to something very close to perfection.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By James I on 17 Jun 2014
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 32-inch
This was purchased from Amazon, but not by me.

'Don't get him started about flat panel televisions' is a commonly heard phrase in my house. As someone lucky enough to have seen the stunning picture on Sony's Trinitron H.D. C.R.T. TV (which, fair enough, weighed, er, let's just say a lot) this means that my opinion of flat panel televisions is not high. A collection of unhappy compromises, is probably the fairest I can be.

Sadly, the day had to come when my dear old Sony Trinitron began to fade. Ah, many's the time when my flat-paneled friends would come round to watch the football because the motion blur on their swanky (I added the s) new televisions did their heads in. Anyway, the review:

I'm a Sony kinda guy, and have been for decades, so when the day came to get a new television they were always going to be my first choice. I didn't want a massive screen, but I did want a television with the best H.D. picture that I could get from a 32 inch screen; the Sony KDL-32W705B is it.

Out of the box, the H.D. picture was good and the S.D. picture was terrible, but having seen and helped friends set up their new TVs, this was not unexpected, and as I would be calibrating it anyway, didn't worry me. After calibration the H.D. picture was excellent and the S.D. picture was more than acceptable. For technical reasons, it's impossible to get a very good S.D. broadcast picture on a full H.D. television.

The screen handles the H.D. signal from a Blu-ray player extremely well, displaying a crisp, clear, and detail rich picture, with only the tiniest amount of motion blur in fast action scenes. Watching the World Cup on the Freeview H.D.
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