Best Cheap 42-inch TVKey features
- 42-inch LCD TV with edge LED lighting
- Full HD resolution
- Aluminium build
- SEN smart TV platform
The Sony KDL-42W705B sits in the middle of Sony's 42-inch TV offerings, but while Sony does offer cheaper sets at this size the KDL-42W705B offers the best compromise of features and price.
What first marks this TV out is its premium build, which belies its £449 price. An aluminium frame and stand, with a tiny slim bezel really make this a sharp looking telly.
Next on the hit list is very good picture quality, which is lead by impressive black levels. Dark scenes in films - or just the black bars above and below - look convincingly dark and gloomy. And this is achieved not at the expense of bright, natural colours too.
Connectivity is also excellent with four HDMIs, two USBs, a LAN port and built in Wi-Fi. You also get Sony's latest SEN smart TV platform which offers a slick way to access Netflix, Amazon Instant, the BBC iPlayer, and Sky News. It does miss out on 4oD and iTV player though. Also, 3D isn't an option here. Price