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The reviewer at Flatpanels.dk recommend this TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.
We checked 1,507 expert and owner reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs.
The Sony KDL-47W805 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-47W805 are not 3D compatible.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible televisions currently available including the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], the Samsung UN40ES6500[plb_403274_price], or the Panasonic TX-47AS802[plb_2232754_price] which has better reviews.
Supports Smart TV Features
Unlike most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-47W805 which do not support smart TV features, the KDL-47W805 supports smart TV features.
Other TVs which support smart TV features currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price], or the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
The KDL-47W805 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago which do not have a WiFi connection.
Most of the other televisions of this age and spec only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the KDL-47W805 has three USB 2.0 ports.
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Four HDMI Ports
Most TVs of this age and type have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KDL-47W805 which has four HDMI ports.
Two Audio in Ports
The Sony KDL-47W805 is a two audio in port TV. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-47W805 have between one and three audio in ports.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
The RMS rated power of TVs of this spec and age range from 2W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W. At 20 Watts, the KDL-47W805 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-47W805.
Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The KDL-47W805 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency (400 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. The motion interpolation frequencies of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-47W805 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz.
Supports Three Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-47W805 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-47W805. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony television.
Has Six Smart Modes
The KDL-47W805 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The smart modes "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.
Supports Five Analog Signal Format Systems
The KDL-47W805 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-47W805. The analog signal format systems "NTSC 3.58", "NTSC 4.43", "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this Sony television.
Not Included Optical Disc Drive
This television has a Not included optical disc drive, which is the most frequently found optical disc drive on mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it.
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Expert Reviews Are Poor
This television received an expert rating of 57% from flatpanels.dk. That puts this TV in the bottom 7% of all the TVs of a similar age and spec.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KDL-47W805 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as the KDL-47W805 also do not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of other TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to consider including the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], or the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price] both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFS8109[plb_2283263_price].
Only Supports Twelve Video Formats
The KDL-47W805 has a greater number of video formats than most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. The video formats "3GP", "AVCHD", "AVI", "M-JPEG", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "TS", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this television.
Only Supports Two Image Formats
The KDL-47W805 has a greater number of image formats than most comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-47W805. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Sony television.
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Only Analog Tuner
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on televisions of this age and type.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most TVs of this type and age do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-47W805 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
There are a number of alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to consider including the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price], or the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price].
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
Across all the mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-47W805 the annual energy consumptions range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh. The Sony KDL-47W805 has a fairly high annual energy consumption (89.06 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-47W805.
At 14.6 kilograms, the KDL-47W805 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-47W805. Similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-47W805 have weights of between 3.7kg and 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions 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.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Sony released the KDL-47W805 over three years ago.
The KDL-47W805 has a fairly standard thickness (64 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 64mm thick TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba 32DL933[plb_1343987_price].
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