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Sony KLD-42W800B
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Sony KLD-42W800B

42" Passive May 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
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Good Expert Reviews

This Sony television received an expert rating of 80% from cybershack.com.au.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Sony KDL-42W800 reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it had good picture quality. Cybershack.com.au wrote “The Sony KDL 800B series is capable of pleasing shadow detail and decent color performance”. One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good for playing games on. Cybershack.com.au wrote “Very low lag means it's great for gamers” in their review of this TV.

Good Product Quality

A few Sony KDL-42W800 reviewers who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Expert website Cybershack.com.au mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-42W800 “While it's capable of great picture quality, there's a few issues that could be deal breakers” and scored it 4 stars. Cybershack.com.au also mentioned “Good picture quality after you've tweaked settings”.

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

Sony is one of the better rated television manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Sony also has good ratings for its mid-size TVs.

Good High Def TV

One person said in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Cybershack.com.au said in their review “Resolucin Full HD con tecnologas de apoyo que resaltan las texturas y colores de las imgenes”.

Nice Design

One Sony KDL-42W800 reviewer considered that the product was a good design. Last year Cybershack.com.au rated it 80 out of 100 and said in their review “Great design”.

Good Sound Quality

One Sony KDL-42W800 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Cybershack.com.au gave the Sony KDL-42W800 a rating of 4 stars and wrote in October last year “Good builtin speakers” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W800.

3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-42W800 which are not 3D compatible, the Sony KDL-42W800 is 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-42W800 which do not support smart TV features, the KDL-42W800 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-42W800 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-42W800 do not have a WiFi connection.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The KDL-42W800 is a three USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The Sony KDL-42W800 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other televisions of this type and age have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Two Audio in Ports

Most TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-42W800 have between one and three audio in ports, including the Sony KDL-42W800 which has two audio in ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Sony KDL-42W800 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-42W800. The RMS rated power of TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-42W800 range from 2W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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3D Comb Filter

This television has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many televisions of a similar type and age to it.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-42W800 is more than most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. This Sony television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-42W800. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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13 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One person who reviewed this TV considered that it was not easy to use the menus. Cybershack.com.au wrote “Somewhat difficult to navigate menus” in their review of this TV. One customer said in their reviews that it did not have a good interface. Cybershack.com.au mentioned “Somewhat difficult to navigate smart interface”.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was not easy to use. Cybershack.com.au mentioned “Remote somewhat difficult to use” in their review of the Sony KDL-42W800.

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Poor 3D Picture Quality

One Sony KDL-42W800 owner who reviewed this TV thought it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Cybershack.com.au said “Terrible 3D performance and I mean it really stinks” in their review however despite that they scored the Sony KDL-42W800 80 out of 100.

Inferior Remote Control

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have a good remote control.

Quite Slow Refresh Rate

The Sony KDL-42W800 has one of the slowest refresh rates (only 50 hertz) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The slowest refresh rate of televisions of a similar type and age to the KDL-42W800 is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,600Hz.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-42W800 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-42W800 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The KDL-42W800 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs of this age and type. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Sony TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Ten Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-42W800 is more than most televisions that have been around for more than two years. This television supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-42W800. The video formats "AVI", "M-JPEG", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the KDL-42W800 is more than most televisions that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Sony TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-42W800. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago do not feature OLED technology. The Sony KDL-42W800 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-42W800 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz. The Sony KDL-42W800 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One Tuner

Most similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years have between one and seven tuners, including the KDL-42W800 which has one tuner.

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Only Has One Sound Mode

The KDL-42W800 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of this age and spec. The most commonly found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this Sony TV. The sound modes Dynamic,Movie,Music,Standard are also found on this television.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KLD-42W800B

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and spec 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this mid-size TV was released.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 63 millimeters, the KDL-42W800 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio (L,R) Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
Game Mode
24p Support
Local Dimming
Clock Function
Deep Colour Support
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Swivel Angle Range
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
Other Features
HDD Recording

Expert Reviews

(1)
13 August 2015

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Great design
Good picture quality after you've tweaked settings
Easytochange inputs
Good detail in dark scenes
Android TV has a few odd quirks
Subpar viewing angles
You'll need to tweak picture settings a bit for the best results
Remote somewhat difficult to use
Somewhat difficult to navigate smart interface

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $141.15
Electricity cost when on standby $1.39
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Total running cost over 5 years $142.54
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.93 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl42w800, kld42w800, kdl42w800a, kdl42w800b, kld42w800b, sony kdl42w800
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