Sony KDL42W706BSU W7 Series TV reviews and prices: 42" Full HD LED Backlight LCD screen

28 customer reviews

+ This TV scores high on design. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 28 reviews.
Sony KDL42W706BSU W7 Series with 42" Full HD LED Backlight LCD screen, 4 HDMI ports and Freeview HD. See full product description

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Raz, walsall

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Looks good!
Bad points:
TV stopped work after 2 months of receiving it from Currys.
Currys not interested so stuck with an expensive TV that doesn't work.
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Mar 2015

Shelley, Grays Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Sound is poor quality
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Nov 2014

Stephen, Torquay Film and documentary lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Product looks sleek and well designed with good frame to frame picture that is crisp and clear. Very happy with product.
Bad points:
On screen options take a while to get used to . Orderd kdl42w706bsu for sound quality but was supplied with the 706b less w output. Product would benefit from additional sound bar.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Feb 2014

Andrew, Blackburn Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
picture size and quality
Number of HDMI ports including ARC
Bad points:
Sub menu within sub menu when setting it up.
Not the easiest to set up with my Panasonic SCHTE80 and lip sync issues on HD through Sky
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Dec 2014

Bill, McRae Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up and link to Wi-Fi. Great picture and good sound.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Apr 2015

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 42
Type of screen LED Backlight LCD
HD TV Full HD
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview HD
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of scart ports 1
Connections WiFi
Connections Ethernet
Connections Component
Connections Composite
Smart TV Yes
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Manufacturer's Description

Bring home stylish large screen entertainment with the silver Sony BRAVIA KDL42W706BSU 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 can keep the whole family happy with the BRAVIA 42W706. Using the built-in WiFi or Ethernet 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 when you connect a compatible webcam.

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" W706 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.

For football fanatics
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.

High quality viewing
With X-Reality PRO technology at the heart of this TV, you can enjoy the very best viewing in your living room with the BRAVIA W706. 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.

Deep bass
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.

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 W706 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 the 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 Sony BRAVIA KDL42W706BSU Smart 42" LED TV.

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