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Sony KDL42W829 42-inch WIdescreen Full HD 1080p 3D Smart TV with Freeview - Black (discontinued by manufacturer) [Energy Class A+]

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  • W8 Full HD 3D TV with X-Reality PRO, One-Flick Entertainment, and Live Football Mode
  • Full HD (1080p) with 3D
  • X-Reality PRO for enhanced picture quality
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This item is due to be released on June 15, 2015.
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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

  • Product Dimensions: 95.8 x 6.4 x 56.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 14 Kg
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: KDL42W829BBU
  • ASIN: B00IJ5RWOK
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 24 Feb. 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,756 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

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
  • Immersive 3D in brilliant detail that makes you feels like you’re there

Great picture quality with 3D and 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. This Smart TV allows you to choose from a whole host of catch-up TV, films, and complete box sets and makes it easier than ever to browse through it all with the intuitive One-Flick Entertainment menu. You can also bring the magic of the cinema to your home by slipping on your 3D glasses. Or switch to Live Football Mode which gives you the best way to experience football on your TV. Not only optimising the picture and the sound for the big game action but giving you instant access to the latest FIFA World Cup standings and clips of the most memorable World Cup moments. All that and you can even share with friends what you're looking at on your smartphone by wirelessly mirroring it to the big Bravia screen.

Improve what you watch

Experience stunning picture quality. The detail in everything from Blu-ray Discs and HD broadcasts to standard TV programs, web videos and 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.

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.

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 more 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.

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.

Sink into a 3D world

Fancy being part of the movie? With the W8's immersive, lifelike 3D viewing experience you'll be pulled into the action. Watch 3D movies on Blu-ray Disc, 3D TV broadcasts and web videos with finely detailed 3D images - all with a natural depth of field that's comfortable to watch.

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

Box Contains

Operating Instructions
Batteries (R03)
3D Glasses (TDG-500P x2pcs)
Screws
Remote control RM-ED060 (Europe) / RM-ED058 (UK & Ireland) / RM-YD099 (Brazil)
AC Power Cord
Quick Setup Guide / Supplement CUE (GA)
Table Top Stand / Wall Mount Bracket (separate, assembly required)

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr M J Nettlefold on 25 April 2015
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This is a brief review of the 42" (had the 50" version, which was great but was too big, so it had to go back). Overall this TV is OK, the look of it is fantastic with the thin bezel and clean lines, and the price of £439 is great.

However, there does seem to be an issue with the most important thing - the picture. From having the TV for a while, I have really started to notice how "jerky" the picture is when showing fast moving panning scenes on both standard and high Def transmissions and blu rays.

I have followed advice on setting the picture up and made adjustments to suit but the most important DSP addition for smoothing out the motion, the LED motion Control, is virtually unusable as it greatly reduces the brightness of the screen, making images much too dark to view satisfactorily.

Don't get me wrong - general picture quality is very sharp with HD content and the depth of field is good, with great colour when tweaked properly. It's just that the jerkiness is quite annoying.

If anyone can think of anything in the setup that I'm doing wrong, please add your solutions that smooth out the panning as I really don't want to have to send this one back.

So, in summary a good TV with nice sharp pictures but with just a little fly in the ointment when it comes to smooth motion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Merlin712 on 21 Feb. 2015
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I love this TV, however I don't rate the glasses, they gave me a headache so I bought some replacements. Very nice clear picture, with lots of connectivity options. I couldn't get the pause TV to work properly? I bought a Sandisk Ultra USB 3.0 64Gb stick, but it didn't work consistantly, however this doesn't distract from my overall feeling of the TV as I didn't buy it for that option!
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I bought the 42" - this TV is practically in its own class for this size.

+PROS+
Deep Blacks
Amazing image quality, better than all it's rivals at this price range
Thin Metal bezel, beautiful, feels well made
Works flawlessy with my Synology NAS, with Media Server or Plex
Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer all very well integrated
Software is smooth and quicker than comparable Samsung
Free Wall Mount (Stand doubles as a wall mount)
Free Soundbar + Subwoofer in my deal
Record TV shows straight to USB
Pause Live TV

-CONS-
When recording live TV or pausing live TV you cannot change channel
The supplied wall bracket cannot be tilted
Not VESA standard wall mount, adapter requires

Conclusion
very pleased with the TV, the image quality really is fantastic.
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By David H. on 14 May 2015
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Purchased this as a deal with soundbar really can not fault Sony as a brand as it is amazing always purchased a Samsung because of deals but fancied a change and because it was on offer with the soundar. The different settings are a real help although had to spend a few minutes agjusting the factory settings to my preference. Excellent colors on screen gives watching programs that real lifeness has loads of features and plenty of apps to keep you entertained.
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22 of 29 people found the following review helpful By itdragsthesea on 8 July 2014
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Tv review

Just received the 42 inch version. Set it up last night.. A few initial impressions.. Starting with the negative:

1. In case it's not clear this TV has a single tuner. Which means if your planning on using the built in free view and the PVR (record tv to USB stick function)...You cannot change channels while recording!...***UPDATE* I logged a ticket with Sony support who confirmed today 29/07/14 that the firmware upgrade PKG 2.193EUA only upgrades single to dual tuners on 4k TV's???? THERE IS NO DUAL TUNER OR PLANS TO SUPPORT THIS FUNCTION FOR THIS TV*****

2. The USB stick you use to record your tv shows will be reformatted so it's only readable by the TV..So you won't be able to transfer the files to another device.

3. I installed Servio on PC as I was too lazy to configure DLNA and the Bravia would not recognise the folders in the directory unless I removed any non alpha/numeric characters. Same for the 2nd fat32 formatted USB stick I had to use after the Tv reformatted the first one I used for PVR..So keep that in mind!

Ok so the positives!

1. Picture and sound quality ( with the free sound bar ) are fantastic for the price! Really very happy! Good build quality and set up was a breeze.

2. Tv's smart UI is fluid and you've got a decent selection of apps.. I assume the missing 4od and itv catchup will appear after Samsung's exclusive deal expires in August. iPlayer works flawlessly in HD. Netflix has a dedicated remote button.. So if your into House of Cards ,Orange is the new Black and Hemlock Grove.. Winning!.. :) It's all about content.. I would like to see a 'Now Tv' app added so I can go legit for Game of Thrones, Walking Dead , Madmen and Penny dreadful.

3. Passive 3D was great!..
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32 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Tony Allen on 18 May 2014
I previously had a Sony plasma TV for many years. It had a fantastic picture and was hesitant whether to go for a Smart Led or stay with plasma again. Unfortunately Sony no longer make plasmas so I spent a couple of months researching all 42" Led TV's out there and despite some reservations I finally decided on this Sony latest 8 series based it's lovely sleek design and picture quality.
Originally £749, It was reduced to £699. However am glad I hesitated initially as Sony currently has a limited promotional offer on this model now to include a good free sound bar worth £100, all for an amazing £599!!
This seemed a bargain deal so took the plunge and I must say how pleased I am with this TV. Just look at the specifications.
It has truly superb picture quality with adjustable modes to suit your viewing preferences, great sound quality sor a slim TV which is improved with the free sound bar and sub woofer. You won't be disappointed...buy it!!.
Sony have certainly upped their game with this model which is comparable with much higher priced opposition. If you can find this deal buy it, you will not be disappointed. Highly recommended
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