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Sony KDL-40W605B

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  • Touch pad
  • good range of connections
  • Social Media bad language filter isn't present
  • no 4oD/ iPLAYER
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      29.01.2017 08:55
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      • Price
      • "Large Screen"
      • "Audio Quality"
      • "Picture Quality"

      Disadvantages

      • Apps
      • "Wi Fi"

      For a Budget TV This is a Excellent

      A low cost LED TV suits my budget quite well and this TV was an excellent match and must say I was amazed! My son plays game on it all the time.
      Despite the low price surprisingly the image quality is superb and the colour is bewitching. .
      The audio too is up to the mark, you do not need a separate amplifier. What else do you need?
      It’s Wi Fi connection is average. It also has multiple USB ports and the TV is quite light weight.
      Although it took me some time to get familiar with the menu, the manual helped me a lot.
      The down side is the software. Start-up time is a bit slow and so is changing channels.
      The Netflix app is giving problems too.
      One more thing which I would appreciate is some buttons on the TV. For any and everything you need the remote.
      For the price this is a deal I would say big screen and audio visual quality If you want a budget TV just go for it!

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      19.10.2016 23:08
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      • "good range of connections"
      • "Good Smart TV System"

      Disadvantages

      • "no 4oD/ iPLAYER"
      • "flimsy build quality"

      This is amazing, BANG FOR BUCKKK

      The 40-inch Sony 40W605B is part of the successor range to last year’s impressively good value W6 series – and it looks set to pick up where that successful range left off. That's because despite costing just £534 it enjoys Sony’s consistently excellent X-Reality Pro picture processing, and Sony’s latest SEN online/smart system. So if its picture quality hasn’t been compromised too much from that witnessed recently on its step up sibling, the excellent Sony 50W829, we could have a serious bargain on our hands.
      When we first lifted the 40W605B out of its box we nearly dropped it. Not because it was horrendously heavy, but actually because it was so light it caught us off guard. It almost feels like Sony has somehow developed a TV that runs on nothing but air!

      Not surprisingly with such a lightweight set the glossy black bezel around the screen is overtly plasticky, lacking the more understated elegance of last year’s W6 series. The bezel is slim and the bar-style stand is distinctive, but overall the 40W605B’s build quality hasn’t exactly reassured us about the set’s performance potential.

      Connectivity is good for a £500-ish 40-inch TV, though. Four HDMIs will be the ports of choice for most users, but also of note are the connections associated with its smart capabilities: screen mirroring with compatible tablets and phones, integrated Wi-Fi and LAN network options, and a duo of USB ports.

      The HDMIs are not, it’s worth noting, configured for receiving 3D, for the very good reason that the TV doesn’t support 3D playback. The network options, though, support both streaming from both the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) online platform and DLNA computers.

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      04.08.2015 12:40
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      Advantages

      • "Wireless LAN"
      • "Web Browser"
      • "Hotel Mode"
      • "Game Mode"
      • "Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080"
      • "HDTV 1080p"

      Disadvantages

      • "none for me"

      My verdict going to be a 10/10!!!!

      Let me tell you what I like about the Sony KDL40W705C:
      I think the X-Reality Pro improve his performance everything from dazzling 1080p Blu-ray Disc movies all the way to very low-resolution. His system also reduce noise and he reproduce a nice colour and sharpness this is why when it comes to clarity its really good to watch anything like 3d graphic video game, movie, YouTube and more…..
      Personally I got a nice soundbars system that I bought for using with it and I’m really happy, believe me having a good soundbars enhance your TVs sound quality and give that extra audio punch to all your film, games and TV programmes, by the way it’s More affordable and easy to set up than a full size speaker system and you should try it with the Sony HT-CT80 is really perfect for this 40-inch Sony KDL40W705C.
      About is versatile features:
      I like the BBC iPlayer and Sony Entertainment smart portal, Netflix and YouTube are all here, Amazon instant video sitting alongside pre-installed weather, news and several gaming apps available, pretty good right!!!!!!!!!!!! Lol
      The Sony KDL-40W605B also own music and video streaming service as is its Football Mode, which brings up popular YouTube football videos and activates the Sport picture mode.
      Conclusion
      This baby is a Smart TV with a visual quality. Watch what you want, when you want across the slim 40-inch screen. With X-Reality PRO and Motion flow smoothing out images, this Smart television is certainly one to add in your arsenal.
      My verdict going to be a 10/10!!!!

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      29.07.2015 15:57
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      GREAT TV

      I considered a few TV's before buying this KDL42W705B, our current Sony Lcd TV is still going strong after 6yrs. This replacement is. a worthy successor, picture quality is very impressive, I really like the VA panels Sony are using on their 2014 models, the blacks are some of the best Ive seen. I was. little concerned due to being so thin, and with other comments from some users suggesting the use of a sound bar to improve sound quality, I may need to buy one myself to get acceptable sound.
      However,the sound is almost as good as the set its replaced, its certainly far better than I was expecting, and after tweaking sound setting to increase bass a little, it sounds pretty good,so I certainly wont be buying a sound bar as I really dont think its necessary, but if audiophiles want better sound then one has that option.

      As a result of buying this TV Ive decided I will be renewing my Amazon Prime membership, as this TV has the Amazon App for playing Amazon movies, which works superbly, lots of other useful apps especially iPlayer. I also found the screen mirroring feature works great with our iPad and Android devices displaying the devices images very well indeed.

      This TV has 2 tuners, a freeview, and a satellite tuner, I have not used the freeview tuner as we cannot receive freeview here, so we use. Humax twin tuner freesat PVR which works brilliantly. I have for curiousity however tried the satellite tuner, where it found over 700 channels, with lots being mere dupicates or being encrypted but all the current free to watch channels worked fine, and though you dont get the genuine freesat EPG you do get a EPG, but the proper freesat version is better, as I use the Humax freesat box the tuners will never get used so no big deal, but the Satellite tuner may be useful to some people.

      What surprised me was the quality of the screen backlighting, being a EdgeLit backlight which is illuminated from the bottom I was expecting some uneven patches of brightness, but tests show it to be 100% uniform across the whole panel, with no bleed that I could detect even in a dark room so Im extremely pleased with the panel quality, and obviously no faulty pixels either. A very bright sharp panel, BTW if you find your set seems a little lacking in the brightness department, in other words you have to set your brightness levels high, try disabling the ambient light sensor in system settings, and it will spring to life, but make sure you calibrate it properly afterwards.

      I really dont have many negatives to say about this TV, I paid £459 which was good value price, for what is a very capable TV. Unusually it uses a separate power brick to power the TV, which may need the cable extending if wall mounting, but in my case its hidden behind the corner TV cabinet, the TV itself remains cold even after many hours use which is a plus of having a separate power unit which tends to generate most heat in a TV, and also easier to replace of course.

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      11.07.2015 16:36
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      • none

      A great mid-priced TV

      I'd like to start this review by saying just how happy I am with this TV, it has literally made my life. I bought it from Argos for the incredible price of £679.

      The KDL-50W829 could look like an unglamorous mid-range offering of a plasma television from Sony, but with a full set of high tech features including Smart connectivity, a picture processor that punches well above its weight (although you'd never guess it) and 3D compatibility this TV is truly astonishing.

      With regards to design, it's rathr minimalistic. I've never know a TV that's so simple but so elegant. When we were looking for the right TV I decided I wanted one with a black rim until I found this one which just changed my mind completely. Rather than a big horrible chunky rim its edges are barely visible, making for a wider effect on the screen.

      There seems to be plently of connectivity option, I mean I'm no expert but with the 4 HDMI's and wired mobile phone standard MHL, plus component and phono AV inputs, not to mention SCART you can't really go wrong. The set also offers two USBs, one of which allows shows to be time-shifted to an external hard drive, a feature which in my humble opinion is very impressive.

      All in all I'd say that if you're looking for a mid-range plasma screen TV then this is the telly for you. There's no way you couldn't be happy with the crisp, clear image produced by this Sony TV. I'd say it's ideal for anybody looking to invest.

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      07.07.2015 12:46
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      • "Sony Entertainment Network"

      Disadvantages

      • "Sound it's not so good"

      Good for a low/mid-end tv.

      The Sony KDL-40W605B it's a 40 inches tv which has a good picture quality for its money, with believable colors and a nice modern look.
      The Smart part it's not so fast but it has the Sony Entertainment Network - SEN (that include Music Unlimited, HD Netflix, Sky News, BBC YouTube and many others). We have 4 HDMI ports, I think that's the magic number we all need, without 3D, simply because this tv doesn't have a 3D panel. The good part is that we have Audio Return Channel (ARC), very good if we connect this to a receiver. With the integrated player we can watch movies and pictures, or listen our music directly from our computer through DLNA streaming, or from the USB stick or hdd drive connected to one of the two USB ports. There's also a Scart, which nobody's using anymore, and a LAN socket if you prefer wired over wireless, although there's no difference between them.
      It doesn't come with the Touchpad one flick Sony's remote, but it's compatible so you can buy one separately if you want (especially if you are using the Smart menu a lot).
      Another optional accesory you can buy and add to the tv it's a wireless subwoofer.
      Like majority of the tv from the last few years, it's great when you watch a full hd video but does a pretty poor job with the old SD material.
      I recommend this tv for gaming for the nice picture and great response time.

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      29.06.2015 21:17
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      • "Variety of Different Ports"
      • "The Internal System Is Good"

      Disadvantages

      • "Audio Is Not Exactly The Best"

      Decent Television With Good Video & Audio Quality. Highly Recommended!

      The 40-inch Sony 40W605B is part of the successor range to last year’s impressively good value W6 series – and it looks set to pick up where that successful range left off. That's because despite costing just £534 it enjoys Sony’s consistently excellent X-Reality Pro picture processing, and Sony’s latest SEN online/smart system. So if its picture quality hasn’t been compromised too much from that witnessed recently on its step up sibling, the excellent Sony 50W829, we could have a serious bargain on our hands.

      This Sony TV has a truly excellent picture, right out of the box, without any fuss or settings adjustment. The Cinema mode is stunning and is almost as good as a plasma. I'm quite happy to leave it in this mode for everything as the picture quality is sublime. While the sound is lacking a little it's acceptable partly because the speakers are placed in the bottom of the TV where it's thickness increases. If you turn it up it does sound better and can go quite loud without distortion. It's a lot better than my previous Panasonic TX-39A400B which had nothing to offer in picture quality and I found the sound too quiet even at 100%. I've ordered a Maxell MSXB 252 SoundBase to complement the picture quality and will review that when it arrives.

      It has a few 'smart' features such as giving information about the current programme (using the Gracenote database), a media server that can connect to DLNA servers and other apps that can browse YouTube etc. The only 'con' I've found in the weeks worth of use so far is the 10 second delay when turning on. You can't change AV or channels until the 'Please wait...' message disappears. It's a minor irritation and nothing more.

      Connections are plentiful with 4 HDMI ports, optical out and USB as well as others. You can connect a USB compatible hard drive and record direct from FreeView to it (although I think the recordings are locked to only play on this device. I haven't tried it, only read about it. but it makes sense knowing how protective Sony are about that sort of thing)

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      19.06.2015 02:28
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      Advantages

      • "Many features"
      • "Great Display"
      • "Easy setup"
      • Light

      Disadvantages

      • "Social Media bad language filter isn't present"
      • "Durability isn't the greatest"

      In conclusion this is a very good product and would recommend it!

      Pros: Great picture quality for its money, Great smart TV system, Good range of connections
      Cons: Flimsy build quality, Pretty average audio, No 4OD or ITV Player support

      When I first lifted the 40W605B out of its box I nearly dropped it. Not because it was really heavy, but actually because it was really light it caught me off guard. It kinda feels like Sony has somehow developed a TV that runs on nothing but air! Connectivity is good for its price. Four HDMIs will be the ports of choice for most consumers, but also of note are the connections associated with its smart TV capabilities: screen mirroring with compatible tablets and phones, built in Wi-Fi and LAN network choices, and a duo of USB ports. There’s also now a button providing direct access to Netflix, along with a Football mode that changes the picture settings to display football viewing while also providing shortcuts to football related YouTube content, the FIFA World Cup History site, and Sony’s One Stadium football website. Twitter users, meanwhile, may like the look of a new Social View feature which creates a scrolling ticker tape effect along the bottom of the screen containing tweets from around any subject keyword you choose. This looks nice, but the feature is of limited use in a TV context really, especially if you’ve got a family, as watching the Twitter feeds for any amount of time reveals that Sony hasn’t followed Toshiba’s lead in creating a bad language filter to the Social Media. It uses a full HD panel lit by a direct LED lighting system. There’s no local dimming engine to increase contrast, though, so we’ll have to hope the set’s ‘universal’ dynamic contrast system is up to date. A couple of final features worth noting are concern optional accessories. First, you can add a wireless subwoofer to the TV to increase its bass response, and second you can equip yourself with one of Sony’s One Flick remotes, which provide touch pad functionality to improve the way you interact with the set’s smart features.


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      07.04.2015 20:55
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      • "Touch pad"
      • "Motion picture"
      • "Wifi connection"
      • "Social media support"

      Disadvantages

      • "Dont have the home button"

      This product is perfect and it can enhanse you tv experience

      What is the Sony KDL-40W605B?

      The 40-inch Sony 40W605B is part of the successor range to last year’s impressively good value W6 series – and it looks set to pick up where that successful range left off. That's because despite costing just £534 it enjoys Sony’s consistently excellent X-Reality Pro picture processing, and Sony’s latest SEN online/smart system. So if its picture quality hasn’t been compromised too much from that witnessed recently on its step up sibling, the excellent Sony 50W829, we could have a serious bargain on our hand



      You can do whatever you want to do with this this like this is a rocket in you home seriously guys this is a amazing product with lot and lot of confrigation in it
      May possible it is hard to learn everything or take time to handle this tv
      But after you got to know about every featureit is perfect tv
      one of the most remarkable things about the 40W605B is how brilliant it is at automatically recognising what sort of source you’re watching and automatically adapting its picture settings accordingly.

      The TV’s initial installation process is very straightforward and easy to follow too, leaving as our only gripes the fact that the Smart TV menus tend to be rather sluggish to update and use, and the relegation of the main picture/sound/network setup menus to tiny icons at the top right of the main SEN home ‘hub’ screen.

      A couple of final features worth noting concern optional accessories. First, you can add a wireless subwoofer to the TV to bolster its bass response, and second you can equip yourself with one of Sony’s One Flick remotes, which provide touchpad functionality to improve the way you interface with the set’s smart features.

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  • Product Details

    Energy Efficiency Class A+ / Display size (centimeters): 102 / Display size (inch): 40 / Power consumption switched on: 45 W / Power consumption (Standby): 0,5 W / Pixels: 1920 x 1080

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