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This TV received a score of 78% from television expert review website Chip.de.
Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
Sony has good average reviews for its large TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other manufacturers.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on large TVs that have been available 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.
There are a number of other Full HD TVs currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the UE65H8090, the UE55H6410, or the UE55H6470 all from Samsung.
If the display resolution of this large TV is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Sony FWD-55X8600 (4K Ultra HD and higher rated).
The Sony KDL-60W605 is Smart TV. Most of the other large TVs that have been around for more than two years also are Smart TV.
Other Smart TV televisions currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Philips 55PUS7909, or the Samsung UE55H6240.
Has a WiFi Connection
The KDL-60W605 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also have a WiFi connection.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Philips 55PUS7909.
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 a comparable age and spec to it.
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Two RF Ports
Most similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-60W605 have between one and three RF ports, including the KDL-60W605 which has two RF ports.
Supports Ten Video Formats
The Sony KDL-60W605 has a greater number of video formats than most similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported video format is VP8, but this video format is not supported by this television. The video formats 3GP, AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM and WMV are also supported by this TV.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
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Not 3D Compatible
The Sony KDL-60W605 is not 3D compatible, unlike most of the other large TVs that came out more than two years ago which are 3D compatible.
If you want a television that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the LOEWE Art 50 which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Sony KDL-60W605 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-60W605 also do not have a built-in camera.
It is worth also looking at other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UE55ES8000 which also has a higher Rating.
Only Has Nine Smart Modes
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-60W605 is more than most televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. This TV has an Sports smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-60W605. The smart modes "Animation", "Custom", "Game", "Graphics", "Movie", "Photo", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.
Only Has Two Screen Format Adjustments
The KDL-60W605 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. This TV has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most frequently found screen format adjustment found on TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-60W605. The screen format adjustment "14:9" is also found on this television.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-60W605 do not feature OLED technology. The Sony KDL-60W605 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the 55EA970, or the 55EA980 both from LG which also has a higher rating.
Only 480i Video Mode
The KDL-60W605 supports a 480i video mode which is better than the 1080p video mode supported by most large TVs that have been available for more than two years. In addition, this Sony TV support 1080i, 480p, 576i and 576p and 720p video modes.
A 480i video mode is in fact the worst supported video mode across all TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-60W605.
Across comparable types of television the best supported video mode is 2160p.
Only 1000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The best dynamic contrast ratio of the Sony KDL-60W605 is 1000000:1. That's 90% less dynamic contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of Mega Contrast.
This television's dynamic contrast ratio (1000000:1) is in fact the worst dynamic contrast ratio across all large TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-60W605.
The best dynamic contrast ratio across similar types of television is Brilliant Contrast.
The average thickness of large TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-60W605 is 55mm, and the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm. With a thickness of 84 millimeters, the KDL-60W605 has one of the thicker thicknesses amongst comparable spec televisions of this age.
Other televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the 50LA620 (80.9mm), the 50LN540 (82.1mm), or the 50LN575 (82.1mm) all from LG.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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