Sony KDL-42W705B W7 Series TV reviews and prices: 42" Full HD LED edgelit screen

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9.2 out of 10 based on 47 reviews.
Sony KDL-42W705B W7 Series with 42" Full HD LED edgelit screen, 4 HDMI ports and Freeview HD. See full product description

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Chris, Film and documentary lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Really pleased with the tv, it was simple to set up and the built in picture settings are very satisfactory. The dedicated Netflix button on the remote is a great idea as we watch a lot of stuff on that app.
The wifi connection is excellent and we are considering "cable-cutting", we just don't seem to watch much broadcast tv and can catch up on e.g. iPlayer.
Bad points:
I have not listened to the built-in speakers as the TV is connected to a home cinema system.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Mar 2015

Naomi, York Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Skinny, sexy, squeeeesome awesome picture. Love the quality of this tv.

Easy to set up, great that the stand also doubles up as the wall bracket.

Love the Netflix and app buttons on the doofer.
Bad points:
Angle of hdmi is a bit hard to get to.

Be nice to have more base in but that could be because I've not got it on the right settings.

Seems to take ages for Amazon to load but that could be the app rather than the tv.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Nov 2014

David, Windermere, Cumbria Streaming Images in Office

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
This TV is cutting edge and the quality is great in both sound and picture. It is light in weight and certainly is not out of place hung on any wall.
Bad points:
Don't try and use a flexible swivel arm as it will not fit this TV. It is hung on the wall by using the base stand that repositions to the rear. It is then hung the brackets that were supplied with the TV.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Jan 2015

Stacey, Witney Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use and great picture!
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Apr 2015

Wallace, Port Seton Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Slimline and with a very sharp picture.
Bad points:
Fitting the stand as per the instructions is a nightmare.
Turn the TV upside down and fit the stand that way.
Much easier
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Nov 2014

peter, Sports and games fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Sleek design
Bad points:
None so far
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Jan 2015

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 42
Type of screen LED edgelit
HD TV Full HD
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview HD
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of scart ports 1
Connections WiFi
Connections Component Video Input
Connections USB
Connections Composite Video Input
Smart TV Yes

Also known as: Sony KDL42W705BBU W7 Series

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Manufacturer's Description

Bring stylish entertainment to your home with the black Sony BRAVIA KDL42W705BBU Smart 42" LED TV, featuring superb Smart TV, X-Reality PRO for top-quality viewing and a bass reflex speaker to bring more booming bass to your films.

Smarter viewing
You won’t miss a moment of your favourite viewing with the BRAVIA 42W705. Using the built-in WiFi connection, this Smart TV lets you catch up on all your favourite programmes thanks to the BBC iPlayer and Demand 5 apps, or you can even more to watch using Video Unlimited, Netflix or LOVEFiLM. There’s also a range of content available on the exclusive Sony Entertainment Network.
There are a number of apps available using the Opera Apps System, and you’ll be able to access the internet using the Opera internet browser. You can even stay in touch with friends and family from the comfort of your sofa using the Skype application.

If that isn’t enough for you, this television also includes a built-in Freeview HD tuner that provides you with a range of digital HD channels and radio stations without the hassle of any monthly fees.

Entertainment at your fingertips
With One Flick Entertainment, you’ll be able to enjoy a range of viewing quicker than ever before. Using the new interface, all you need is your thumb to find and launch apps within seconds. This means you can cycle through TV channels, view photos on your network and much more with a simple movement. The unobtrusive menu appears at the bottom of your screen so it won’t disturb what’s currently showing on your TV.

The 42" W705 also includes the TweetView system, which lets you view what people around the world are saying about the programme that you’re watching. Your TV will suggest relevant keywords related to the current programme, or you can enter your own. Tweets will then flow across the bottom of your television screen, making your viewing more social than ever.

Amazing picture quality and bigger bass
With X-Reality PRO technology built into this TV, you can enjoy the very best viewing in your living room with the BRAVIA W705. Whether you’re settling down to a film or streaming a video from your mobile device, this technology analyses the scene to provide you with the perfect image. It compares the scene to a database of images, and sharpens the image and refines detail in nano seconds.

To truly get the best from your entertainment, you need sound that’s every bit as good as the images. With the Bass Reflex speaker and a compact speaker system, you’ll hear everything from crisp high notes to deep and rumbling low notes, treating you to a full range of sound.

Get your head in the game
Perfect for enjoying the biggest football matches, this Sony TV includes the live football mode, bringing you the match day experience from the comfort of your sofa. It automatically adjusts the picture and sound settings to simulate the stadium experience, so you can feel like you’re there watching it.

It also includes access to the latest FIFA World Cup standings, and YouTube videos of memorable World Cup moments, perfect for footy fans.

Making connections
With four HDMI connections to make use of, you’ll be able to connect plenty to your television, whether it’s the latest games consoles or your home cinema kit. View your own content using the USB 2.0 ports on the TV, perfect for connecting external hard drives or USB devices.

Enjoy your smartphone’s content on the large screen using screen mirroring technology, connecting your phone wirelessly before zipping through videos, photos, apps, games and more on your TV.

A design for life
The BRAVIA W705 has a graceful presence in your living room thanks to the high-quality aluminium design, with a slim and elegant stand that can also double as a wall mount.

It also includes an intelligent core which sits below the screen and softly cascades a light below, showing any interaction between you and the television.

Don’t forget your HDMI cables
Check out our range of HDMI cables to connect your HD devices and to make sure your new TV has a perfect picture with improved transfer speeds.

Look out for the Sandstrom Silver Series HDMI cables, which include a lifetime warranty.

Bring the best in entertainment to your living room when you bring home the BRAVIA KDL42W705BBU Smart 42" LED TV.

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