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Sony KDL42W654 42-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD LED Smart TV with Freeview HD Silver (New for 2013) [Energy Class A]
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- Full HD (1080p) Edge LED TV with X-Reality PRO, screen mirroring and Motionflow XR 200Hz, plus Wi-Fi for streaming content
- 32" and 42" sizes available
- Full HD (1080p)
- Sony Entertainment Network access
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On-mode power 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
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At a glance
- Make everything sharp and clear with X-Reality PRO
- See smartphone photos and videos on your TV with screen mirroring
- Get connected for online content and find out more about the shows you watch with TV SideView
- Enhance your living room with a sleek design
- Experience pure low notes from a Bass Reflex Box speaker
A quality TV for everyone
The car’s washed, your daughter’s been chauffeured to the shops and your wife’s upstairs doing, well, whatever they do upstairs. The sitting room is free. Free for you to sit down, put your feet up and enjoy the Man United v Barcelona game in peace on your W650.
Rooney takes a shot, the football retains its detail as it flies through the air thanks to X-Reality PRO. But now Messi is dribbling up field, the crowd roars, the Bass Reflex Box speaker directing every frequency straight to your seat -- it’s like you’re actually in the stadium. The ball is heading goalwards, you are on your feet…It’s over.
It’s all over. They’re back. Your youngest strolls in and takes over the screen using smartphone screen mirroring to look at photos and videos on the TV. Your wife makes her way downstairs and before you know it, everyone’s there. Even your eldest, a Skype video call sees her appear as large as life, smiling at where you once saw the beautiful game unfold.
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Bring your picture to life
See each strike at goal, every dribble up field, exactly as it should be -- in smooth and sharp detail. X-Reality PRO adds an extra dimension of image clarity to everything you watch. Drawing on a database of information which incorporates thousands of patterns collected from video images all over the world, it analyses and enhances every image -- it’s especially good with faces and skin tone as shapes instantly become more defined.
Mirror your smartphone on your TV
Check the scores from other games, watch the highlights, there’s plenty more you can see on the big screen. Screen mirroring* lets you connect your smartphone or tablet wirelessly to your TV -- so you can enjoy photos, videos, apps, web pages and games in super-size. Use your smartphone to swipe, enlarge, move and select content, while everyone enjoys the show. Even the sound from your smartphone comes through loud and clear on the TV speakers.
*Screen mirroring is compatible with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast mobile devices
See what’s out there
Is the match over? Finish off the evening with a whole world of content -- without even leaving your sofa. Get connected to the Sony Entertainment Network for on-demand movies, catch-up TV and music. There’s more too, with TV SideView, you can use your smartphone or tablet to learn more about the show you’re watching right now, like cast and episode details. Easily browse and discover more content -- from related TV shows and Internet videos to apps, websites and recorded shows stored on other devices. Explore content with your smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS) and make TV viewing more social by tweeting about it.
Bring some style to your living room
Before the game, the camera swoops across the stadium -- look at the sleek lines and curvature of its modern design. Your TV has the same kind of attention to detail. A slim panel design with smooth surfaces adds a sense of style to any room. You can even use the stand as a wall mount. An Intelligent Core that gently illuminates and changes colour depending on the source of the content you’re watching, whether it’s a TV or a DVD. It’s another striking visual element to enhance your living room.
Let the sound come to you
Hear the roar of the crowd like you’re actually in the stadium. The Bass Reflex Box speaker directs every frequency straight at you. This compact speaker delivers extended low frequencies and clear, sparkling highs. A specially-positioned reflector plate directs sound from the speaker cone straight to the viewer and an acoustic isolation design cuts down on unwanted vibration and resonance.
Sony TV Comparison Chart
|Screen size||32", 40", 46"||24" Black, 24" White, 32" Black, 32" Silver, 42" Black, 42" Silver, 50" Silver|
Watch programmes in higher definition.
|32" HD, 40/46" Full HD||Full HD|
|Freeview HD |
Watch BBC, ITV, C4 and C5 in HD
Access smart content through wi-fi
Catch-up TV, movies, whole boxsets
Improved speaker systems delivering sound you won't think possible from a TV
|No||Improved treble and bass|
Reduces blur and smooths movement
|X-reality Pro |
Improves the detail of any content
UK Power Plug
Table Top Stand
Fixing Screws for Stand
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Top Customer Reviews
-I researched TV's for months. Very nearly went for a Samsung (F6400) but the Sony has a much better build quality, nice metal, thin bezel and better picture. You sacrifice not having 3D, but that's fine for me.
-I don't use the Smart features so much, as the laptop is more convenient. However it's good to know that the TV has those features if needed!
-You can use a phone/tablet as a remote control! Very cool, even my iPad works fine. With the App you can access all of the buttons that are on the remote control, you can select a program from the TV guide on the iPad and the TV will change channel, genius!. You can also share media (videos, pictures, music from your Windows PC wirelessly to the TV!.
-You CAN record on the TV but you need at least a 32gb USB memory stick (I use a 64gb one). It pops neatly into the back of the TV. Recording is very basic but it's there if you need it!.
I wanted to talk about WALL MOUNTING. The stand/base on the Sony doubles up as a wall bracket, handy but check that you can use it on your wall. You cannot attach a 3rd party TV bracket, as the TV does not have the correct holes in the back.
I was worried at first, because I have 2 power plug sockets on my wall, but luckily the bracket fits around the sockets. Also note that the TV has a speaker system which protrudes out of the back, at the bottom of the TV, this is fine when wall mounted, but make sure that you don't have anything on the wall that would get in the way. You also need to make sure you have room for the Power supply (which comes with it's own small wall bracket), it sits neatly behind the TV. So just be aware of these things before you start putting sockets and plugs in your wall.
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Having previously owned a much older Sony LED TV, I was quite excited to see how well this would compare and if it was actually any better in quality.
One things for sure, it's very light for a TV it's size and has a good weight distribution making it easier to lift.
It has a lovely design, the TV width is nicely thin and has very little frame in the way of the screen.
This TV also boasts an X-Reality Pro picture processing engine with 200Hz Motionflow to deliver smooth and detailed images.
♦ Box Contents ♦
Television | AC adapter & power cable | Remote control | 2x AAA batteries |
Wall mount kit | TV stand & bolts | Instructions & other paperwork.
♦ Set-Up ♦
All you need is a Philips screwdriver (Unless you are mounting it onto the wall, in which you will also need a drill).
As my walls are extremely flimsy, I decided to go for the stand option which took barely 5 minutes (except for finding the darn screwdriver which took me 15 minutes).
- Stand Set-up -
Fixing the TV onto its stand is simplicity at its best:
1) Attach the two metal fixtures onto the stand and make sure they are screwed on securely.
2) Place the TV over the metal fixtures and insure they go into the slots. *Note: it's always best to get someone to help on this part to ensure an easy installation.
3) On the back of the TV there are two holes, one on each side, make sure the last two screws are inserted and securely tightened.
And that's it!
- Wall mount -
I'm really impressed with Sony making the stand double as a wall mount with the provided kit, this gives consumers a set-up choice right out of the box.Read more ›
The TV itself is stunning, the brushed silver frame looks so high quality and frames the screen perfectly. As for the picture quality, it's flawlwess! I play BF4 which is in itself a visual impressive game and this TV just does it justice completely. Colours are vibrant and the picture clarity is crystal clear, no motion blur at all!
I couldn't recommend this enough!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Coming from Sony, you know this is a quality product. Its light, thin, elegant and has a superb picture definition. Great value and highly recommended.Published 5 months ago by Richard D J Hill
This is a lovely tv and the picture is superb. Plenty of apps and easy to use.Published 7 months ago by I. F. Wallace
Great tv. i ordered this over 2 years ago but never review things i buy.
The 1080p is sharp, good for gaming on the pc.
Great smart TV. Looks good and works very well. Fantastic picture quality. Easy to navigate Smart Apps/channels and handy quick start button on the remote for Netflix access! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Toni Swiss