Sony KDL40W705CBU TV reviews and prices: 40" LED screen

136 customer reviews

+ This television scores very high on sound quality. - It scores poorly on ease of use.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 136 reviews.
Sony KDL40W705CBU with 40" LED screen, 4 HDMI ports and Freeview HD. See full product description

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Keith, Huddersfield Sports and games fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic picture quality
Bad points:
Not as good sound quality as previous Bravia
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jan 2016

Kelly, Wirral Film and documentary lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good smart tv....has plenty of apps on it which is what we were looking for
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Feb 2016

S, Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
I wish i had been told that ITV hub wasn't available on this set otherwise it would have scored 10.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Feb 2016

Brian, Blackburn West Lothian Sports and games fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
This TV is affordable and stylish. The picture quality is excellent & all round it is good value for money.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Feb 2016

A, Sports and games fan

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Not straight forward to set up.
Poor audio for hard of hearing like myself. Wireless headphones are no use with this tv.
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 2.0
Image quality 6.0
Sound quality 3.0
Design 2.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Mar 2016

Solomon, Leyton Film and documentary lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Amazing machine, not just TV but a complete 40 inch entertainment hub that can keep home without knowing it, i'm not really TV person but this Sony machine is gradually changing my lifestyle
Bad points:
The screen shakes a bit sometimes, which i will blame it my antennae, with good antennae
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Mar 2016

David, Glenrothes Sports and games fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
A great tv set and certainly value for money
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Mar 2016

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 40
Type of screen LED
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview HD
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of scart ports 1
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 1920
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Energy efficiency A*

Also known as: BRAVIA KDL40W705CBU, Sony Bravia KDL-40W705C

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Manufacturer's Description

The Sony BRAVIA KDL40W705CBU Smart 40" LED TV offers enhanced Full HD picture quality thanks to X-Reality PRO technology.

Clear picture, clear sound

From live TV to Blu-ray and from games to photos, all your content is enhanced with the X-Reality PRO picture quality engine, which delivers improved clarity, rich details and reduced picture noise.

Delivering a Full HD 1080p picture, the BRAVIA W70 features Motionflow XR 200 Hz processing for reduced blur and judder, ensuring smooth, blur-free images.

The BRAVIA W70 features a pair of stereo speakers for great sound, while dialogue, music and surround effects are all enhanced with ClearAudio+ technology for an immersive entertainment experience.

Smart entertainment

With the Sony Entertainment Network you’ll have access to a wide range of movies, TV series, music and apps. Catch-up TV lets you watch any shows you may have missed, while subscription services like Netflix and Amazon Prime give you access to a wide range of movies and TV series.

Catch up on the latest news and trends with social media apps like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, or surf the web with the included Opera web browser.

Convenient connections

The BRAVIA W70 features four HDMI ports, ideal for connection external devices such as Blu-ray players or game consoles, while USB 3.0 ports let you view content on your external hard drive.

Share content from your smartphone or tablet with screen mirroring. Wirelessly cast photos, videos and apps for sharing with friends and family on the big screen.

Sleek design

With an elegant and slim design, the BRAVIA W70 seamlessly blends into any room and can be used with the table stand or mounted to the wall.

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.


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