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Sony KDL-48W705
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Sony KDL-48W705

48" Flat Feb 2015
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Features Release Date
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16 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This TV received an expert rating of 70% from tweakers.net.

Good Sound Quality

Several customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good sound quality. Rob. said on Amazon “I connected it to an amplifier and proper speakers so sound was never really going to be an issue for me”.

Good Brand

Sony is one of the superior TV brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Sony also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good for playing games on. Rob. said last year “Absolutely brilliant for gaming” in their review of this TV and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Nice Design

One customer mentioned that the Sony KDL-48W705 was good looking.

Good Size

One Sony KDL-48W705 reviewer concluded that it was thin. Rob. said “Sound is also pretty good for a slim TV like this” in their Sony KDL-48W705 review and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it was good quality. Rob. mentioned “Very happy with the quality of the screen” .

Good Smart TV Features

One Sony KDL-48W705 owner wrote in their reviews that the product had good apps. Rob. mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Has a good selection of apps” in their review of this TV.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-48W705 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-48W705 which do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the UE43J5600[pl_2856746_price], and the UE40H6400[pl_3766566_price] both from Samsung or the Sony KDL-40R555[plb_2806895_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Sony KDL-48W705 supports smart TV features. Most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-48W705 also support smart TV features.

Alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the UE43J5600[pl_2856746_price], or the UE40H6400[pl_3766566_price] both from Samsung or the Sony KDL-40R555[plb_2806895_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on TVs of this spec and age.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most of the other similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-48W705 only have between one and three HDMI ports, however the Sony KDL-48W705 has four HDMI ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of TVs of this type and age range from 5W to 1,000W. The KDL-48W705 has a quite high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-48W705.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on televisions of a similar spec and age to it.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-48W705 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of this spec and age. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The Sony KDL-48W705 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This Sony TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-48W705. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The KDL-48W705 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the KDL-43W807[pl_2803096_price], or the KDL-43W809[pl_2861686_price] both from Sony or the Samsung UE40H6400[plb_3766566_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-48W705 do not have a built-in camera. The Sony KDL-48W705 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The KDL-48W705 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs that were launched more than a year ago. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-48W705, the Sony KDL-48W705 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports Nine Video Formats

The KDL-48W705 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions that came out more than a year ago. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-48W705. The video formats "3GPP", "AVCHD", "MKV", "MOV", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM" and "WMV" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Heavy

The lightest mid-size TV that has been available for a comparable time to the KDL-48W705 is 3.6kg heavy, the heaviest is 18kg, and the average weight is 8kg. At 11.3 kilograms, the KDL-48W705 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-48W705.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-48W705

Released Over a Year Ago

This mid-size 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 televisions that have been available for more than a year. 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

The Sony KDL-48W705 has a relatively typical thickness (57 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-48W705.

There are a number of alternative 57mm thick TVs currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-40W705[plb_2796116_price].

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
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OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
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Screen Format Adjustment
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Horizontal Viewing Angle
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TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
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
Consumer Electronics Control
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Networking
Management Features
Smart Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
File System
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
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Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Technical Details
Clear Phase Technology
Auto Wide Mode
Other Features
On Screen Display for External Input
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
12 September 2015

Dat de Sony W70 geen high-end model is, valt er prima aan af te zien door de plastic behuizing. Op de overige vlakken presteert deze tv evenmin uitzonderlijk, maar aan de andere kant heeft Sony...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 19 November 2015 by Rob.

Wanted to get the 48inch version of the TV from Amazon but they messed up my order so just ended to buying from elsewhere in the end. Picture wise, after some fine tuning, it's excellent! Bright,... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2015 by F. dinsdale
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Excellent...

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Electricity cost when switched on $57.04
Electricity cost when on standby $2.36
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Total running cost over 5 years $59.40
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl48w705, sony w705, sony w705c, kdl48w705c, acer fwl48w705, sony fwl48w705, sony kdl48w705, sony kdl48w705c, acer fwl48w705c, sony fwl48w705c, sony kdl48w705cb, summer kdl48w705, sony kdl48w705cba, summer kdl48w705c, sony kdl48w705cbu, sony kdl48w705cbae, summer kdl48w705cb, sony kdl48w705cbaep, summer kdl48w705cbu, refurbished kdl48w705, refurbished kdl48w705c
Barcodes 04053162880887, 04548736002173, 04548736002180, 04548736008236, 05013493258365

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