Sony Bravia KDL-42W807 TV reviews and prices: 42" HD TV LED screen

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+ This television has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on sound quality.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 18 reviews.
Sony Bravia KDL-42W807 with 42" HD TV LED screen, 4 HDMI ports and Freeview HD. See full product description

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Sushil, London Multi-purpose viewer

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Good image quality. Not as sharp as Samsung but nevertheless good level of detail.
Smart tv - the future of television!
Good build quality and sleek look.
Bad points:
Biggest selling point of the tv is that it's a smart tv.... But

The SEN (Sony Entertainment Network) platform for launching apps has been down on numerous occasions making the tv just as good as any old tv. The first 2 weekends since I bought the tv had the SEN under maintenance. Apps would not launch with the message to try again later. I was very close to returning the tv and purchasing a Samsung as a replacement instead as my other Samsung smart tv has never had any issues in launching apps. Fortunately SEN is now working for approx 1 consecutive week.

The SEN website is also not updated as it does not inform of maintenance work, leaving you thinking as to whether it is the tv that's the problem.

In comparison to a 2010/11 Smart samsung the Sony should outperform these older models by far. But by not being able to deliver what the tv is supposed to do on a new (2013) model, goes to show there is a lot of work needed. Customers want the tv to perform just as it says on the tin. Sort it out Sony!
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Aug 2013

David, Great Chishill Sports and games fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Extra thin, smart design and excellent picture
Bad points:
Sound quality does not match the excellent picture quality and requires an additional cinema surround system
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 3.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Jun 2013

.mark, Plymouth Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Picture near perfect obviously can't control the input signal but HD spot on
Bad points:
Of course the sound but the sound , bar supplied free with telly compensates for that I have even ditched all my surround sound equipment as not needed. You have another little controller now for sound. , a little annoying , another one to search for
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Aug 2013

M, Northamptonshire Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic picture quality, easy to set up & use.
Bad points:
Haven't found any yet.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Jun 2013

don, Cockermouth Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Picture Quality and Smart TV facilities
Bad points:
Should allow tilt facility of screen
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Jul 2013

Kazeem, Brighton Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
superb design, slim and beautiful
Bad points:
not sure about speaker
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Sep 2013

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 42
Type of screen LED
3D Yes
Built-in disc player No
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview HD
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of scart ports 1
Connections Wi-Fi
Connections Scart
Connections HDMI
Connections Composite
Connections USB 2.0
Connections PCMCIA
Connections Component
Smart TV Yes
Type of LED screen Backlit
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 1920
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Energy efficiency A
Weight (kg) 14.4

Also known as: Sony KDL-42W807A, SONY BRAVIA KDL42W807

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Manufacturer's Description

Bring home the magic of 3D cinema with the Sony BRAVIA KDL42W807 Smart 3D 42" LED TV. Offering Smart TV features including catch up TV, high quality images and the TV sideview app, you’ll be able to make the most of your home entertainment.

Smarter TV
There’s one place you’ll find everything you need for a great night in – the Sony Entertainment Network. Choose from the latest blockbuster films fresh from the cinema with Video Unlimited, catch up on TV you’ve missed with BBC iPlayer and Demand 5 or watch whole seasons of hit shows through Netflix and Lovefilm. See sporting highlights like Formula 1 or Wimbledon with the BBC Sport app or even check out the latest kitten-based viral YouTube. It’s all here in one place. All you have to do is choose what to watch and when you want to watch it.

Browse the internet from the comfort of your sofa and keep your friends and family updated with Facebook and Twitter access.

It is also Skype compatible, so keeping in touch can be as easy as using your TV.

All you need to do is connect your TV to the internet using the WiFi connection.

3D vision
Passive 3D technology allows you to enjoy 3D TV in your home. Make the most of the latest 3D movies and TV shows, enjoying home entertainment like never before. There are 4 pairs of 3D glasses included with this TV.

Watch your favourite programmes from BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in pin-sharp full high definition with the inbuilt Freeview HD tuner. You get more than 50 standard TV channels plus a myriad of radio stations to choose from, all without subscription. You’re sure to find something you love.

From a frantic F1 race to a free-flowing and expansive documentary, TV entertainment varies hugely, and you don’t want to miss a moment. Motionflow from Sony reduces blur and judder to show each moving image as smooth as possible, making a real difference to your favourite shows.

X-Reality PRO
From close up detail of a lion’s mane in a wildlife documentary to a quick shot of fireworks taken on your mobile phone, what we watch on our TVs comes from all sorts of places these days. X-Reality PRO from Sony makes sure you always get the best picture quality.

It works by cleverly analyzing the scene on the TV and comparing it to an extensive database of images, sharpening edges and refining detail to give an enhanced picture in nano seconds. Now you’ll see the individual hairs and crisper detail. In fact no matter what you watch you’ll see a lot more with X-Reality PRO.

The sound to match
Sony understand that sound is half of the experience, whether you are watching TV, playing games or settling down to a movie. The BRAVIA KDL42 W807 TV has a compact speaker system neatly housed in the back of the TV, your ears will be treated to deep reverberating lows and crystal clear highs as the sound is projected directly towards you.

Your smartphone on your TV instantly
Smartphones are great, but gathering around them to show off your photos isn’t so good. Now you can wirelessly transfer anything from your phone to your TV, all with one simple touch to the remote.

It’s all thanks to NFC (Near Field Communications) technology that allows content from various devices to be shared by just touching them together. No tricky set up, no cables, no hassle.

Take a sideview
You can also take control of your TV from your smartphone or tablet without interrupting your viewing thanks to the TVsideview app. This app allows you to see what’s on the TV schedule and even record your favourite programmes. You’ll be able to access YouTube, Netflix and more and stream content to your TV so you can enjoy even more from your TV.

You can twin the BRAVIA KDL42W807 with TVsideview to find out information about the shows you love, whether you’re looking up the cast or seeing what’s been said on Twitter.

Quartz Design
Pure, simple geometry, a rectangular screen seeming to float above a circular base – the Quartz Design creates a distinctive silhouette.

Quality materials and finish, especially evident in the chamfered green aluminium edge that runs around the bezel, mark this out as a special TV.

Quartz Design TVs also come with an intelligent core – the heart and mind of the TV – that acknowledges interaction between you and the TV with soft illuminations.

Expand your entertainment
Enjoy films and games in stunning HD by connecting a Blu-ray player or Playstation to one of the multiple HDMI connections. You could even connect a USB device to your BRAVIA TV and enjoy films, photos or music directly.

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