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Sony KDL-42W800

42" 50Hz Nov 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
Stunning Details, Whatever You're WatchingExperience exceptional picture quality from any source. Sony's unique processing engine delivers great textures, colours and outlines. With advanced noise... More
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15 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This TV received a rating of 80 out of 100 from TV expert review website cybershack.com.au.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Sony KDL-42W800 reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it had good picture quality. Cybershack.com.au wrote “The Sony KDL 800B series is capable of pleasing shadow detail and decent color performance”. One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good for playing games on. Cybershack.com.au wrote “Very low lag means it's great for gamers” in their review of this TV.

Good Product Quality

A few Sony KDL-42W800 reviewers who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Expert website Cybershack.com.au mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-42W800 “While it's capable of great picture quality, there's a few issues that could be deal breakers” and scored it 4 stars. Cybershack.com.au also mentioned “Good picture quality after you've tweaked settings”.

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

Mid-size TVs produced by Sony have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good High Def TV

One person said in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Cybershack.com.au said in their review “Resolucin Full HD con tecnologas de apoyo que resaltan las texturas y colores de las imgenes”.

Nice Design

One Sony KDL-42W800 reviewer considered that the product was a good design. Last year Cybershack.com.au rated it 80 out of 100 and said in their review “Great design”.

Good Sound Quality

One Sony KDL-42W800 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Cybershack.com.au gave the Sony KDL-42W800 a rating of 4 stars and wrote in October last year “Good builtin speakers” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W800.

3D Compatible

The KDL-42W800 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-42W800 are not 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Sony KDL-42W800 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-42W800 which do not support smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-42W800 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-42W800 do not have a WiFi connection.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Sony KDL-42W800 is a three USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The KDL-42W800 is a four HDMI port television.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 20 Watts, the KDL-42W800 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age. The lowest RMS rated power of similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago is 2W, the highest is 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-42W800 is more than most TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as the KDL-42W800. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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13 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One person who reviewed this TV considered that it was not easy to use the menus. Cybershack.com.au wrote “Somewhat difficult to navigate menus” in their review of this TV. One customer said in their reviews that it did not have a good interface. Cybershack.com.au mentioned “Somewhat difficult to navigate smart interface”.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was not easy to use. Cybershack.com.au mentioned “Remote somewhat difficult to use” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W800.

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Poor 3D Picture Quality

One Sony KDL-42W800 owner who reviewed this TV thought it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Cybershack.com.au said “Terrible 3D performance and I mean it really stinks” in their review however despite that they scored the Sony KDL-42W800 80 out of 100.

Inferior Remote Control

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have a good remote control.

Quite Slow Refresh Rate

When compared to other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-42W800 that we have assessed the refresh rate of, the KDL-42W800's refresh rate of only 50 hertz is one of the slowest. Televisions that were released more than two years ago have refresh rates of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-42W800 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The Sony KDL-42W800 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this Sony television.

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Only Supports Ten Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-42W800 is more than most TVs of this age and type. This Sony TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years. The video formats "AVI", "M-JPEG", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The Sony KDL-42W800 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions of a similar age and type to the KDL-42W800. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Sony TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on televisions of a comparable age and type to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of a similar age and type to the KDL-42W800 do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-42W800 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-42W800 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz. The KDL-42W800 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Only One Tuner

Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-42W800 have between one and seven tuners, including the KDL-42W800 which has one tuner.

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Only Has One Sound Mode

The number of sound modes found on the Sony KDL-42W800 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this television. The sound modes Dynamic,Movie,Music,Standard are also found on this Sony TV.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-42W800

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this age and spec. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this television was released.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 63 millimeters, the KDL-42W800 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-42W800.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Refresh Rate
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
App
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
Audio Out Port
Networking
Internet Browser
Management Features
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
File System
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Swivel Angle Range
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Other Features

Expert Reviews

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13 August 2015

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Android TV
Great design
Good picture quality after you've tweaked settings
Easytochange inputs
Good detail in dark scenes
Android TV has a few odd quirks
Subpar viewing angles
You'll need to tweak picture settings a bit for the best results
Remote somewhat difficult to use
Somewhat difficult to navigate smart interface

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Electricity cost when switched on $144.25
Electricity cost when on standby $1.42
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Total running cost over 5 years $145.67
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.93 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl42w800, kld42w800, kdl42w800b, kld42w800b, sony kdl42w800
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