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Mid-size TVs produced by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.
The KDL-40W905 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D compatible.
There are a number of other 3D compatible TVs currently available that you might want to look at including the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], or the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] which has better reviews.
Supports Smart TV Features
The KDL-40W905 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs of this type and age which do not support smart TV features.
There are a number of alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available which you might want to consider including the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price] which has better reviews.
Has a WiFi Connection
The Sony KDL-40W905 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-40W905 do not have a WiFi connection.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price], or the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price].
Three USB 2.0 Ports
Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-40W905 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the KDL-40W905 has three USB 2.0 ports.
Six Equaliser Bands
Most similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years have between three and six equaliser bands, including the KDL-40W905 which has six equaliser bands.
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Quite High RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Sony KDL-40W905 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. Mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago have RMS rated power of between 2W and 80W.
Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
At 800 hertz, the Sony KDL-40W905 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs of this age and type range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz.
Supports Two Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-40W905 is more than most TVs of this age and type. This Sony television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-40W905. The audio format "WMA" is also supported by this TV.
Has Six Smart Modes
The Sony KDL-40W905 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-40W905. The smart modes "Cinema", "Natural", "Photo", "Sports" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Sony KDL-40W905 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-40W905 also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a built-in camera and we think the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung is also worth considering.
Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems
The Sony KDL-40W905 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this television. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this TV.
Only Supports Eight Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the KDL-40W905 is more than most televisions of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly supported video format is MKV, but this video format is not supported by this Sony TV. The video formats 3GP, AVCHD, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2 and WMV are also supported by this TV.
Only Supports Two Image Formats
The KDL-40W905 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of this spec and age. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Sony TV.
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Only Analog Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as it.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-40W905 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-40W905 also do not feature OLED technology.
We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price].
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a similar type 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.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this TV was released.
The KDL-40W905 has a fairly typical thickness (61 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-40W905.
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