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The Sony KDL-40W700 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40W700 which are not 3D compatible.
Supports Smart TV Features
Like most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-40W700, the KDL-40W700 supports smart TV features.
Has a WiFi Connection
The Sony KDL-40W700 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of this age and type do not have a WiFi connection.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to it.
Two Composite Video in Ports
The KDL-40W700 has more composite video in ports than most of the televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-40W700. Most of the televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-40W700 only have one composite video in port, however this Sony TV has two composite video in ports.
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Four HDMI Ports
The KDL-40W700 has more HDMI ports than most of the TVs that have been available for more than a year. Most of the mid-size TVs that were released one year ago only have between one and three HDMI ports, however this television has four HDMI ports.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Sony KDL-40W700 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40W700. The average RMS rated power of similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-40W700 is 20W.
Features One App
The KDL-40W700 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly featured app is Facebook, but this app is not featured on this Sony television. The apps Twitter are also featured on this television.
Supports Two Audio Formats
The KDL-40W700 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year. The audio format "WMA" is also supported by this television.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-40W700, the KDL-40W700 does not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports One Image Format
The Sony KDL-40W700 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Sony KDL-40W700 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-40W700 also do not feature OLED technology.
Only One RF Port
The KDL-40W700 is a one RF port television.
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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 a similar spec and age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The Sony KDL-40W700 has a pretty typical thickness (57 millimeters) compared to most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-40W700.
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-T, DVB, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Digital, Digital Plus, Digital, Pulse, Digital Pulse, Digital
Game, Movie, Music, Sports, Standard
Audio Decoding Technologies
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse
Ports & Interfaces
Digital Audio Coaxial Out
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), ENG, FRE, IND, PER, POR, RUS, THA, VIE
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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