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Sony KDL-48W705
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Sony KDL-48W705

48" Flat Feb 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Release Date
Enhance your viewing with sharp Full HD pictures and super slim looks Full HD 1080p: Experience the detail of Full HD 1080p across all your entertainment. From Blu-ray Discs to catch-up TV to... More
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15 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 has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other brands.

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” .

Smart TV Features Are Good

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.

Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the KDL-48W705 supports smart TV features.

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 UE48J5510[pl_2865727_price], or the UE43J5600[pl_2856746_price] both from Samsung or the LG 49LF631[plb_2937016_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-48W705 which do not have a WiFi connection, the KDL-48W705 has a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the UE48J5510[pl_2865727_price], or the UE43J5600[pl_2856746_price] both from Samsung or the LG 49LF631[plb_2937016_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The KDL-48W705 has more HDMI ports than most of the mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-48W705. 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.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-48W705 is more than most TVs of this type and age. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-48W705. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-48W705 is more than most TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The KDL-48W705 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the LG 49LF590[plb_3026448_price], the Samsung UE40H6400[plb_3766566_price], or the Philips 40PFT6510[plb_2860929_price] which also has a higher rating.

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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 a similar time to the KDL-48W705, the KDL-48W705 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the Sony KDL-48W705 is more than most TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of this type and age. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Sony TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-48W705 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-48W705 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

At 11.3 kilograms, the Sony KDL-48W705 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-48W705. Mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-48W705 have weights of between 3.6kg and 18kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-48W705

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size 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.

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Average Thickness

At 57 millimeters, the KDL-48W705 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the KDL-48W705.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Screen Mirroring
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Parental Control
Game Mode
24p Support
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Ambient Light Sensor
Supported File Systems
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Input Voltage
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
Subwoofer Out
Clear Phase Technology
Auto Wide Mode
Other Features
HDD Recording
USB Playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
On-Screen Display for External Input
Special Features
Photo Share
X-Reality PRO
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Motionflow XR
ClearAudio+

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

(2)
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 $54.45
Electricity cost when on standby $2.25
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Total running cost over 5 years $56.70
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Energy Rating
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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 sony w705, sony w705c, sony p239792, sony p239792p, sony fwl48w705, sony kdl48w705, sony fwl48w705c, sony kdl48w705c, sony kfwl48w705, summer kdl48w705, sony kdl48w705cb, sony kfwl48w705c, sony kdl48w705cbu, sony hdpt1148ir10, sony kdl48w705cba, summer kdl48w705c, sony kdl48w705cbae, sony lfd fwl48w705, summer kdl48w705cb, sony kdl48w705cbaep, sony lfd fwl48w705c, summer kdl48w705cbu, refurbished kdl48w705, refurbished kdl48w705c, sony fwl48w705cpt1148ir10
Barcodes 04548736002173, 04548736002180, 05013493258365, 05054629923139

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