Sony Bravia KDL42W7 LED HD 1080p Smart TV, 42" with Freeview HD, Silver

Product information

With pin sharp films and programmes all wrapped in clean Sony design - the W7 series adds a sleek, modern accent to any space. Full HD 1080p renders everything in stunning detail and with Motionflow technology even fast-moving action like games and sports flow across the screen. 

Exceptional images
Along with Full HD and a smooth simulated 200Hz motion rate, this TV boasts X-Reality PRO, an advanced set of technologies that refines and sharpens every detail on-screen.

For sports fans…
Experience a stadium atmosphere in your own living room. Live Football Mode automatically adjusts the sound settings so the roar of the crowd is loud and clear. You can also browse football videos from YouTube and the FIFA sites with ease.

Made for audio
Hear clear, full-range sound from a compact Bass Reflex speaker inside your TV. There's no distortion or unwanted vibration even when the action gets loud.

Screen mirroring
Through a simple wireless connection, screen mirroring lets you view your videos, photos, and more on your TV.

Built-in wall mount
The TV's integrated stand doubles as a wall-mounting bracket, so there's no need to go out and buy one. Please note, this TV is not compatible with other, external brackets

Sound Bars

With TVs getting slimmer and built-in speakers getting smaller - choosing the right sound system is more important than ever. Sound bars add that extra audio punch to all your movies, games and TV programmes. More affordable and easier to set up than a full size speaker system, they don’t compromise on quality either.

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3D Ready
Accessories Included
Remote control
Audio Quality Information Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
Dolby Digital
Digital tuner Information Built-in digital tuners let you receive channels through an aerial with Freeview or through a satellite dish with freesat
Freeview HD
H56.3 x W95.8 x D1.58cm
DLNA Information Digital Living Network Alliance compatible - lets you build a digital network around the home with other DLNA devices
Energy Rating
5 years
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
External USB recording and playback
Internet Ready Information Internet enabled devices allow you access to a wealth of online content through Wi-Fi, dongle or Ethernet connection.
Yes - Wi-Fi / Ethernet
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Number of tuners
1 (Freeview HD)
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
RF connection input, HDMI input (4), HDMI PC, SCART in,USB (2), Ethernet, composite video in, component video (Y/Pb/Pr) in, PCMCIA input, analogue audio input (2 rear), optical digital out, audio output, headphone, video out
Power Consumption - Annual
69 kWh/year
Power Consumption - On Mode Information The average daily power consumption based on EU measures. Rated power consumption based on maximum continuous use may differ.
Power Consumption - Stand By
Refresh Rate Information The speed at which the screen is refreshed. Please note, manufacturers tend to use their own measurements for refresh rate, so these may not always be comparable.
Motionflow XR 200Hz
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Speaker output Information The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound.
Table Top Stand
Timer Facility
TV Screen Type Information LED: LED backlit LCD panel, OLED: self-lit LED panel, Plasma: self-lit gas plasma panel, LCD: CCFL backlit LCD panel.
Viewing angle (horizontal / vertical) Information Higher figure will ensure more people seated around the display will be able to view it clearly
178 degree
Visible Screen Size (measured diagonally)
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


Express 2 working day delivery to selected areas


International delivery not available

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Television disposal

The charge for this service includes the removal and environmentally-responsible disposal of your old TV

Large Screen TV Wall Mount Installation

Please note that you'll need to purchase wall brackets from John Lewis separately; we can only fit using brackets bought from us. This service includes:

  • A pre-visit phone call to check that your wall and location are suitable for wall mounting
  • Unpacking and fitting your wall bracket and removal of packaging
  • Connecting your TV to the aerial and tuning in to all available channels
  • Connection of existing devices to your TV, such as a satellite box, freesat or DVD player
  • Connecting a smart hub TV to the internet and giving a brief demonstration of how to access the key apps
  • Running all cables neatly along your wall inside trunking
  • A test demonstration to show that picture and sound are working fully

Standard Large Screen TV Installation

This service includes:

  • Unpacking your television and removal of packaging
  • Assembling the stand (if purchased)
  • Connecting your TV to the aerial and tuning in to all available channels
  • Connecting a smart hub TV to the internet and giving a brief demonstration of how to access the key apps
  • Connection of existing devices to your TV, such as a satellite box, freesat or DVD player
  • A test demonstration to show that picture and sound are working fully on all connected devices

Q & As

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 62 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hardware good, rest indifferent I've had one of these since Sep 2014 (and I paid £499 for the privilege). The picture and sound are excellent. Despite connecting my Sony stereo, I found that the sound was as good as built. Where I've marked this set down because:- 1. the online instructions are vague and unhelpful, forcing me to call customer support. 2. the set wobbles on the supplied stand. Would be very easy to knock over. 3. the set will accept only a Sony brand Skype camera which costs in the region of £90. 4. the choice of online channels are limited. Although I was aware that Sony does not include Channel4, JL did not tell me that BBC Radio Player is also excluded. This is because both C4 and Radio Player require Flash Player which will not run on this set. 21 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great TV Excellent purchase. Easy to set up. Superb picture. 18 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent value 1080p TV This Sony Smart TV not only looks the part but performs excellently, a great choice for movies, TV series or games for those not willing to jump on the 4K Ultra HD bandwagon just yet. The only real downside being a slow start up time when you turn the TV on. 17 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sony 42 " Smart TV This is a very good television, aesthetically it is pleasing to the eye and the picture quality is amazing. As yet I have not explored all the features but those that I have are easy to use. 17 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by As expected from Sony a good product I'm brand loyal with Sony and this TV as an upgrade is, as expected, very good. Setup was reasonably easy, I'm still learning my children help, the picture quality is excellent the sound is more than passable as for all the additional options with a 'smart' tv I'm getting there. Would not hesitate to recomend this Sony tv......... 11 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very clear picture Great television, it is everything we were hoping for. Useful information received by the shop assistant 07 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by First rate product. One week ago I gave a home to a nice new Sony 42" 706 television. I have no hesitation in recommending this television to anyone that is considering purchasing a new set. The quality of the picture in High and Standard definition is excellent, it is easy to set up, and connection to the internet is a breeze. The functions are numerous and adequate for most. The overall appearance is of quality, with it's metal frame and sleek stand. I am so pleased I chose this set. And so pleased I chose John Lewis to buy from, as the service was first class in their York store and a five year warranty is just icing on the cake. 06 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great TV Just love this TV. Picture quality beyond expectations and sound quality equally impressive. Netflix button on the remote so useful that my daughter want to swap her larger, more expensive, 3D Samsung with this one. Not a chance! Its MINE.................. 05 February 2015
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