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  • Sony KDL-42W705B
  • Sony KDL-42W705B
  • Sony KDL-42W705B


May 5, 2014, 6:07 pm

I was considering this TV , looks like a good one now

St. John Smythe

May 5, 2014, 9:36 pm

Hi John, great review, as always. I only have one question: if only picture quality counts, nothing else: is there a difference between the 40W605B and the 42W705B?


December 6, 2014, 7:34 pm

I believe the 605b is a backlight system, whereas the 705b is an edge lit system.
The 605b was a good bit deeper in dimension to the 705b, and also was a plastic frame, rather than a metal frame seen on the 705b.

As far as I can tell the 605b has been dropped and the 705b has taken it's place.


December 6, 2014, 7:47 pm

Bought this TV a few weeks ago.

I'm extremely happy with it over all. Firstly the construction, physical quality and general presence of the thing is striking. For the price it's by far the best looking TV set when sat in your living room.

The main reason I chose this set though, is like this review makes very clear, the black level response is unbelievable for this price.
Generally colours are accurate and believable, and the screen is bright too.

The only drawbacks I can see are that motion isn't *that* great. Good for the price, but not great. I understand this is actually a 50hz screen with some clever tech to make it appear quicker.
It doesn't lose detail, but it sometimes feels uncomfortable to watch quick panning scenes. Again, nothing at the same price does much better, apart from maybe some LG sets.
I find that images lacking quality and definition are shown up in all their noisey horrors, but I'm not sure you could put that to be a fault of the set.
I don't think viewing angles are all that great. You lose a lot of black level detail if you're anything that a few degrees off-axis.

The smart TV system is slow and apps aren't that great.

Otherwise it's a brilliant set. The main reason I bought it was for the price and image quality, which I genuinely can not complain about. I found it for £400.
It'll tide me over until good 4k OLED sets are affordable - a few years away yet!

Patryk Jezierski

October 10, 2015, 10:39 am

is there any difference between

KDL42W705BBU and

KDL42W705B ?

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