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

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42-inch
Black
  • 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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Sony KDL42W705B 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Smart TV with Freeview - Black + Sony HT-CT60BT 2.1 Channel Surround Soundbar and Subwoofer with Bluetooth/NFC Function
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Important Information

Energy efficiency class
A+

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 Amazon.co.uk: 11 Feb 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,114 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

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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.

Box Contains

Batteries (R03)
Operating Instructions
Screws
Table Top Stand / Wall Mount Bracket (separate, assembly required)
Remote control RM-ED061 (Europe) / RM-ED059 (UK & Ireland)
Quick Setup Guide / Supplement CUE (GA)
AC Power Cord

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

75 of 77 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By RICK DENNY on 29 Jun 2014
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 32-inch Verified Purchase
the TV itself is great, what lets it down is the smart side of it. perhaps I should have done more research and it probably isn`t Sony`s fault but the internet side of the TV is not as good as I expected. the browser is very limited and will not play live videos which is why I bought it rather than a new laptop to stream to my old TV.
the quality of the picture is really great and everything else the TV does is really good, if it wasn`t for the internet problems it would get 5 stars.
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📦 When I received the box, I was taken aback by how slim it was.

On the front :
- it says "Sony Bravia - feel the beauty". I thought that was pretty cocky! (I later realised it's warranted!)
- Also on the box [see the top left of this page - user photos] it touts a recommended *optional* accessory, a wireless subwoofer. (I'll come back to this later, when discussing sound)

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I initially set this up in the corner of the living room away from the cable box. It asked for me to select my WiFi network and then enter my password. [It was a midly annoying to do this using the on screen keyboard; thankfully you'll only ever have to do it once.]

It then asked if it could update itself. I accepted and it duly updated, with the white light at the bottom pulsing on and off [🎥 see video] for about a minute.

I was able to watch iPlayer (🎥see video) within minutes.

It's a boon that I could stream TV from the internet without any additional hardware; it's all built in. [It's like having a BUILT-IN Roku box or Apple TV! I've seen apps on TVs before, and this may be damning with faint praise, but this is the least-crap, most usable implementation I've seen of it].

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✨The picture is stunning. You can tell as you flick through the menus.
🔊 The sound is a bit 'meh'. (It's a bit crap - maybe it improves dramatically with the purchase of that wireless sub advertised on the box)
👎 What's missing, at the time of writing, is the ability to watch 4OD (over the internet).
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29 of 32 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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