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Sony KDL-43W805

43" Active Feb 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This television received an expert rating of 92 out of 100 from Chip.de. This puts this Sony television in the top 3% of all the mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year when ranked by average expert review score.

Good High Def TV

Several customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. In November last year Jv wrote “Overwhelmingly positive professional reviews it has got(type kdl55w805c in google) This is launched in 2015, so one of the latest full HD TV” in their review of this TV. Jv also said “Probably the best non OLED Full HD TV in the market”. Last year Mirandy wrote on Amazon “Excellent HD TV with promised software upgrades”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few customers who purchased the product thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Ayzee wrote this year “3d excellent to with the excelvan universal glasses” in their review of this TV. This month Jusck mentioned “Given I just really wanted a big 3D capable monitor - this does the job fine for me” in their review of the Sony KDL-43W805. N. Grace said “Excellent TV, just make sure you get the correct 3D glasses” in their review of the Sony KDL-43W805.

Good Picture Quality

A few people who reviewed the product agreed that it had good picture quality. Last year Christopher Kibbey said in his Sony KDL-43W805 review “HD image quality is the best I've seen on a television”. This month Darren said on Amazon “So far am really pleased with my TV the build and picture quality is absolutely spot on I would have given 5*” in his review of this TV. Elizabeth said this year “Image quality is very good”.

Some Sony KDL-43W805 reviewers who reviewed this TV agreed that it had good colour saturation. One person who reviewed the Sony KDL-43W805 thought it had a sharp image. Steven mentioned on Amazon “The sharpness is excellent and the sheer expanse of the 50” screen all make for a completely immersive experience”.

One Sony KDL-43W805 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it had image ghosting. In November this year Jusck said “* 3D OK - bit of ghosting on high contrast” and rated it 80 out of 100.

One Sony KDL-43W805 owner who reviewed it considered that it was good for watching standard definition TV. Jv wrote in their Sony KDL-43W805 review “Pretty unstable in the stand, so you need to tie the TV to the stand(instructions provided) Standard definition videos are decent enough” and rated the product 5 stars.

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Easy to Use

A few Sony KDL-43W805 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Sony KDL-43W805 had a good experience. Amazon Customer said this month “A sounder would definitely make it a better listening experience” in their review of the Sony KDL-43W805. A few weeks ago Beth a wrote in her Sony KDL-43W805 review on Amazon “3D is a bit gimmicky, then again all 3D is like that, unless you go to a proper experience outside of your home”. Mr. C. West wrote in their Sony KDL-43W805 review “A better experience and the ability to use many of my Google services on my TV” nonetheless they only scored it 2 stars.

Five customers thought it was easy to use the menus. Albert R wrote in his review of this TV a few weeks ago “It has forgotten the picture settings I have set” but he only gave it a score of 40 out of 100. Beth a said this year “Picture is great, lot of options in the settings, audio is clear” in her review. Last year D Ikin rated it 5 stars and said in their review of this TV on Amazon “Darks aren't amazing on this set however there are various settings to reduce this issue”.

Four customers who purchased it said that it was easy to use. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer mentioned “The smart TV catchup functions are required to use the Youview interface” in their Sony KDL-43W805 review. Lajos Nagy rated it 4 stars and wrote last year “Escape as if it was a remote control”. In November last year Mirandy mentioned on Amazon “Navigation/menus seems fairly quick and intuitive” in their review of the Sony KDL-43W805 and gave the product an excellent review.

Three customers thought it had a good interface. Ravi T. gave this TV a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Speedy processor, great interface, slim bezel” in their Sony KDL-43W805 review. Ravi T. also mentioned “I like this TV as it has a quick interface and a wide range of apps that appear to run quite well”.

One Sony KDL-43W805 owner reckoned that the Sony KDL-43W805 was easy to setup. Ben Woodford wrote on Amazon “Setup Nice and easy to setup, no major issues with putting the base on (though it's not the easiest thing for one person to do.”.

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Good Size

Eight Sony KDL-43W805 owners who purchased it considered that it was thin. A few weeks ago Beth a gave the product a very good rating and she mentioned on Amazon “Pretty loud (which is sometimes a issue for such slim TV's) again lots of options to adjust audio”. Beth a also said “The TV itself is lovely, slim frame and very thing too, have our 2 wall mounted”. Ravi T. scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Nice, slim and good build”.

One Sony KDL-43W805 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Steven mentioned in his review of the Sony KDL-43W805 on Amazon “It’s not particularly heavy, which is incredible considering it’s a 50” TV – it’s actually lighter than my Panasonic 32” LCD”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was compact.

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Good Connectivity

Two Sony KDL-43W805 reviewers said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-43W805 was good in terms of USB connections. Ravi T. mentioned in their review of this TV a few weeks ago “Loading apps from the USB is simple after you have the”. Ravi T. also said “Apk file on your USB stick; Playstore is simple”.

A few people who bought this TV said that it was good in terms of connectivity. This year Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-43W805 “In summary don't buy if you need satellite connectivity there are better options out there”. Ronlh wrote on Amazon “Connectivity is excellent, I have connected a USB stick with some kids TV for my little one” in their review of the Sony KDL-43W805.

Some people who purchased it mentioned that it was able to connect to the internet. This month Elizabeth mentioned on Amazon “Even on a fast internet connection this can take 45-60 minutes! On my previous TV, updates were less than 5 minutes” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One Sony KDL-43W805 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was wifi compatible. Steven wrote in November last year “It’s all very simple; assign a wifi network for the Smart TV features, log-in to your Google Account (this is optional)” in his Sony KDL-43W805 review.

One customer concluded that this TV had network functionality. Chris Farnath wrote in his review on Amazon “Make sure you connect the network first otherwise you'll waste a bit of time when it takes you through the auto set up”.

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Robust

Some Sony KDL-43W805 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KDL-43W805 was well made. A few weeks ago Airdrieonian mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-43W805 on Amazon “Apparently the educated guess is that Sony did not build these TV's with enough Memory”. D Ikin said on Amazon “This tv is different to every other I've owned as it has android built into it along with some system storage for apps”. In November last year Matthew Wailes gave the Sony KDL-43W805 an excellent review score and he said “What can I say other than incredible, picture is flawless build quality is excellent” in his review of this TV.

One Sony KDL-43W805 reviewer said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Steven wrote on Amazon “Although this looks quite minimal it is incredibly sturdy – it fits up into the body of the TV”. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. This month R. Lloyd mentioned on Amazon “Much more reliably”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Sony KDL-43W805 reviewers who purchased this TV concluded that it was good quality. Airdrieonian said “Firstly, let me say that the picture quality is really very good” in their Sony KDL-43W805 review but in spite of that they only scored it 1 stars. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The TV quality itself is very good”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Gaming on the TV is amazing and as I said the actual image quality is great”.

Nice Design

Several Sony KDL-43W805 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Beth a scored this TV very highly and she said on Amazon “Sony's build quality is fantastic as per usual, lovely style and colour”. Lajos Nagy said on Amazon in November last year “Easy to update it's slower than the last 20 minutes at work on a beautiful Friday afternoon” in their review. Lajos Nagy also mentioned “I love the TV to bits because of its gorgeous screen”.

Several customers who bought it reckoned that it was smooth. Jv mentioned on Amazon “Once it is done everything is smooth”. Mr. C. West mentioned “It provided a smooth, quick interface with fluid animation” yet they only gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.

A number of Sony KDL-43W805 owners who reviewed the Sony KDL-43W805 said that it had a thick frame. S Adam said “Also, because of it's amazingly thin frame, looks smaller on the stand it sits on” in their review of this TV. S Adam also wrote “The TV has a very thin bezel”.

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a good design. Mr. M. Ali gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “However - what I cannot fault is the design”. One customer said in their reviews that it was well designed. D Ikin wrote “Appeared to be very well designed from he outset” in their review of the Sony KDL-43W805 and rated it as excellent.

One Sony KDL-43W805 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. Jusck mentioned “Overall pleased - it's neat good picture, I use separate hi-fi for sound anyway so haven't commented on the sound aspect - seemed ok when setting it up first though.”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The sound is also ok”. Ben Woodford mentioned in his Sony KDL-43W805 review on Amazon in November “I woud highly recommend an accompanying sound system, preferably one with a HDMI input” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Chris Farnath mentioned on Amazon “Any gripes? The speaker sound could be better.” in his review of this TV and scored this TV very highly.

Good Smart TV Features

Some Sony KDL-43W805 owners who bought it agreed that it was good for watching on demand TV. Juliab said on Amazon “It's basically a decent telly with a Netflix button” but even so they gave it a score of 3 stars. Lajos Nagy wrote in their Sony KDL-43W805 review “Changing channels on DVB-T2 takes seconds again and you'll find that typing your password into Amazon Prime Instant Video is as painful as it gets” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Three customers said in their reviews that this TV had great smart functions. Philip L. mentioned on Amazon “The SMART functions whilst interesting are a little overwhelming” and gave this TV a rating of 4 stars.

Several customers who bought this TV considered that it had good apps. In November last year Mirandy wrote “There are also some IOS apps that can cast photos” and rated it as excellent. Mr. C. West wrote “I assumed meant a better variety of apps compared to standard 'Smart TVs” in their Sony KDL-43W805 review.

A number of Sony KDL-43W805 owners thought the product was good for watching YouTube on. In November last year Jv wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-43W805 “The apps I frequently use are Kodi, youtube and iplayer”. Also in November last year Mr. M. Ali gave it a score of 4 stars and said “Integrated apps such as YouTube and Amazon instant video work brilliantly” in their review of this TV.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good for watching TV catchup services. In November R. Lloyd said in their review “Apps like ITV Player would sometimes simply disappear without notice for a few days”.

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Good Technical Features

Some Sony KDL-43W805 owners who reviewed it said that it had good features. Airdrieonian mentioned on Amazon “The built-in features are top notch.”. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer wrote “The smart features are really amazing on this model”. In November this year Jusck rated it 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Overall pleased - seems to have a reasonable range of features and image quality is good” in their review.

Good Standard Def TV

A number of people who reviewed this TV thought it was good at displaying standard definition TV. D Ikin mentioned in their review on Amazon “Using the true cinema or standard setting! Upscaling SD stuff is also good”. This year Ravi T. mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-43W805 on Amazon “Using this on FreeSAT (using the old cable from the Sky Box) the Sat tuner is great with SD and HD channels”.

Good for Wall Mounting

Some people who bought it said that it was good for wall mounting. S Adam gave the Sony KDL-43W805 a score of 80 out of 100 and said “Ideal if you're wall mounting”.

Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,555 expert and user reviews, Sony has good ratings for its TVs. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range compared to other manufacturers.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was noisy.

Nice Stand

One customer wrote in their reviews that this TV had a good stand.

Good Support

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KDL-43W805 had good technical guidance. S Adam said “Screws; spacers for wall-mounting; quick start guide; a manual plus legal malarkey.I think”.

3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago which are not 3D compatible, the KDL-43W805 is 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Sony KDL-43W807[plb_2803096_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-43W805 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago which do not have a WiFi connection.

Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the UE32J6300[pl_2830222_price], or the UE40J6300[pl_2824298_price] both from Samsung.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Sony KDL-43W807[plb_2803096_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-43W805 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support smart TV features.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the UE32J6300[pl_2830222_price], or the UE40J6300[pl_2824298_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also support smart TV features including the Sony KDL-43W807[plb_2803096_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-43W805 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the KDL-43W805 has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The Sony KDL-43W805 has more HDMI ports than most of the similar spec TVs that were released more than a year ago. Most of the similar spec televisions that came out around the same time as the KDL-43W805 only have between one and three HDMI ports, however this Sony TV has four HDMI ports.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The Sony KDL-43W805 has one of the higher RMS rated power (20 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-43W805 is 5W, the highest is 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 20W.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 800 hertz, the Sony KDL-43W805 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies amongst televisions of this age. The motion interpolation frequencies of televisions of a similar age and spec to the KDL-43W805 range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz.

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2 MHL Version

The KDL-43W805 supports a 2 MHL version which is newer than most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most TVs of this spec and age support a 1.3 MHL version.

A 2 MHL version is actually the best supported MHL version amongst all mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of television the worst supported MHL version is 1.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Remote Control

A few customers wrote that it did not have a good remote control. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Sony KDL-43W805 on Amazon in November this year “The response time to remote commands is frustrating”. I. Rawlings said “Sadly Sony's implementation of Android TV leaves much to be desired with frequent slowdowns, dodgy wireless support, regular reboots being needed, sluggish response to the remote and various other problems”. Last year Jv said in their review of the Sony KDL-43W805 on Amazon “Anyway, to do a reboot just need to keep the power button in remote for a few seconds” but despite that they still rated it as very good.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most televisions of a similar age and spec to the KDL-43W805 do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-43W805 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-43W805 do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-43W805 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The KDL-43W805 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (76 kilowatt hours) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The lowest annual energy consumption of televisions of this age and type is 26kWh, the highest is 160kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 66kWh.

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Heavy

With a weight of 10.9 kilograms, the Sony KDL-43W805 is quite heavy compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-43W805. The lightest comparable spec TV that has been on the market for more than a year is 3.6kg heavy, the heaviest is 18kg, and the average weight is 8kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-43W805

Released Over a Year Ago

This TV has been on the market for over a year.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. 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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Average Thickness

At 59 millimeters, the KDL-43W805 has a relatively standard thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-43W805.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might be worth looking at include the Sony KDL-43W807[plb_2803096_price] (59mm).

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Specification

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Vertical Viewing Angle
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Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Operating System
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART 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
MHL Version
Networking
Management Features
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
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Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
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Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Technical Details
Clear Phase Technology
Auto Wide Mode
Other Features
On Screen Display for External Input
Apps
HDMI in Port

Expert Reviews

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13 October 2015

Wer sich für den Sony KDL-43W805C entscheidet, erhält einen echten Preis-Leistungs-Kracher. Für rund 650 Euro gibt es dann jedoch auch lediglich 43 Zoll, also das kleinste der großen...

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Electricity cost when switched on $67.82
Electricity cost when on standby $2.34
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Total running cost over 5 years $70.16
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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