On average Sony mid-size TVs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs manufactured by Sony.
Smart TV Features Are Good
One Sony KDL-40W705 owner reckoned that the product had good apps. Harley said in his review of the Sony KDL-40W705 “Not from amazon) it is fantastic have it in the living room there are lots of apps to chose from mostly use it for bbc iplayer” .
Good Technical Features
One Sony KDL-40W705 owner who reviewed the product considered that it had good features. Harley wrote in his Sony KDL-40W705 review “Prefer the Sony it has more features” .
Supports Smart TV Features
The KDL-40W705 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE40J6300, or the UE32J6300 both from Samsung.
Other TVs which also support smart TV features that you might also want to look at include the Samsung UE48J5500.
Has a WiFi Connection
The KDL-40W705 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this age and type do not have a WiFi connection.
Other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to look at include the UE40J6300, or the UE32J6300 both from Samsung which has better reviews.
There are a number of other televisions which also have a WiFi connection which you might want to look at including the Samsung UE48J5500.
Fairly Fast Refresh Rate
At 200 hertz, the Sony KDL-40W705 has a quite fast refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. The average refresh rate of similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-40W705 is 110Hz.
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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 frequently supported display resolution on televisions that are a comparable age to it.
Four HDMI Ports
The Sony KDL-40W705 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age only have between one and three HDMI ports.
1080p Video Mode
This television supports a 1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.
Supports Three Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-40W705 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than a year. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs that came out more than a year ago. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.
Has Six Smart Modes
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-40W705 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on similar spec televisions that were launched more than a year ago. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.
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Inferior Sound Quality
One person wrote in their reviews that the Sony KDL-40W705 did not have good sound quality.
Not 3D Compatible
The KDL-40W705 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.
Most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40W705 do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-40W705 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports Two Image Formats
The KDL-40W705 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of this spec and age. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Sony TV.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most TVs that were released more than a year ago do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-40W705 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
Mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-40W705 have RMS rated power of between 5W and 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 20W. With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-40W705 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This TV has been on the market for over a year.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec 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.
At 57 millimeters, the Sony KDL-40W705 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.
A great picture, although the sound does let it down a bit. I would recommend a good sound bar. Apps load quickly and my iPhone connects with ease. The stand isn't bulky which helps it fit in... Read more…
I'm pleased overall. Picture on HD is excellent and sound is not too bad. Ordinary TV settings are easy to adjust to personal taste. My gripes are with the unintuitive nature of the "smart" side... Read more…
I bought this TV (but not from amazon) it is fantastic have it in the living room there are lots of apps to chose from mostly use it for bbc iplayer and watching films from amazon i have noticed... Read more…
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