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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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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 (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,523 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)


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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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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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Great TV - apps work responsive - 3d is passive and works fine - plenty of connection options - only negative is the lack of a Vesa plate fitting which means you have to buy some rather expensive bolts.

Picture on 42" is excellent and built in sound is good for a fact seen.
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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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I bought this TV after doing some research. Best for 2D images with average 3D was the overall opinion. I wasn't interested in the 3D side but I would say it looks better than average to me, but it depends on the film. Some still have that cardboard cut-out look which is not the fault of the tv. Avatar looked great and also Jet Li's Flying swords of Dragon Gate. The only 2 negatives I can add about this product is 1) when my mp3 player is inserted, or my laptop's hdmi, then' TV channels had a bit of interference and sometimes lost signal but only a minor gripe, and 2) Wasn't impressed with the 3D glasses, lenses fall off the frame now and again, which is irritating. Good TV, looks the business.
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This tv is fantastic, as a gamer I am Allstate looking a input lag when buying a tv and one is about 8ms tests i have read.picture quality is stunning. It's only problem is the smart tv bit is very slow, which does not bother me as I stream content from another device.
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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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I was beating myself up over getting the 42" of this TV or the supposedly 'better' 50" model.

I had read lots of comments over on AV Forums regarding the differences between the 42" model and the 50" model even though both share the same model number.
400hhz/800hhz.... motionflow vs led motionflow... ?

I can tell you now that this TV has delivered on many counts. No problems with the above regarding stutter, picture absolutely lovely to my eyes.
Plays all video formats from an external HDD plus the video output from my XBox One, PS4 look divine :-)

Stand is really solid, build quality excellent.

Got this for £706 plus postage from Amazon but prices seem to fluctuate daily?

Bottom line, if you haven't got room for the 50" model, then get this - you won't be disappointed.
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