Sony Bravia KDL42W8 LED HD 1080p 3D Smart TV, 42" with Freeview HD & 2x 3D Glasses, Black

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See all the action on a glorious Full HD screen. The Sony W829 looks great too with metal accents and a super-slim design. The TV also features a built-in bass speaker that pushes out superior sound - perfect for sports and films! It’s Smart too, boasting great catch up services, Skype compatibility, Twitter and full Opera browser. Along with 3D, it’s ready to take your viewing to a whole new level.

Exceptional images
Along with Full HD, 3D and a smooth digitally enhanced 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.

Smart apps
BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Netflix and more give you the flexibility to watch what you want, when you want. There’s also a built-in Opera web browser to get you surfing the net from your armchair.

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.

Touchpad remote
The One-Flick remote (available separately) will bring complete ease-of-use to this TV with its responsive touchpad and intuitive interface.

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

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.

Take a look at our full range here.

Please note: models W829 and W815 are the same TV in black and silver respectively.

3D Ready
3D Technology Type
Accessories Included
Remote control, 2x 3D glasses
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 D6.4cm
DLNA Information Digital Living Network Alliance compatible - lets you build a digital network around the home with other DLNA devices
Energy Rating
5 year guarantee
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this will already be consumer by pre-installed data. A solid state drive has fewer moving parts so allows for a quicker start up as well as providing more security if your computer is dropped.
Record to USB
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.
4x HDMI, 2x USB 2.0, 1x SCART
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 400Hz
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


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


Sony Bravia KDL42W8 LED HD 1080p 3D Smart TV, 42" with Freeview HD & 2x 3D Glasses 4.4 5 13 13
Sony Bravia KDL42W8 LED HD 1080p 3D Smart TV, 42" with Freeview HD Excellent picture, without any adjustments to manufacturers setting. Lots of features, easy to install. 15 July 2014
good sony tv Gives good picture quality, sound not bad also, stand could have looked better? 10 July 2014
sony bravia kdl 42w8 A1 Sony TV great service from John Lewis + 5yrs G & great staff top marks well done John Lewes***** 10 July 2014
Graet value Just purchased this tv as a replacement for my old sony, fantastic value, especially with the free sound bar, easy to use and set up, grea sound and picture quality, wifi conection was easy to set up and I can now send pictures from my phone straight to the screen to view 09 July 2014
Fabulous picture Really pleased with this TV, bought just in time for the World Cup and Wimbledon. The high definition is excellent and picture quality generally is very good. I also like the sleek simplicity of the design as it doesn't overshadow everything else in the room. Would recommend. 08 July 2014
Not a bad word to say! I don't usually write reviews but this TV is so good that this is going to be the exception! The picture quality is amazing as well as the smart features on the TV. Haven't really played around with the 3D element of it yet as I don't really feel the need to watch the news in 3D, but it's always good to know that I can! It's a great deal at the moment with the free sound bar and such a good price for a sony product! 08 July 2014
very disappointing Bought this model tv after a lot of product research.the delivery was late after a 7 hour wait in and the carton had broken glass embedded in it.the picture had a blue/green cast which I couldn't tweak to normal.when we watched through a youview box the picture quality became much worse and we couldn't get any audio from the sound bar.the sound bar decided for itself whether it would turn on or not and wasn't impressive when it did play.returned after two days for a refund.instore sony rep was as puzzled by the poor performance as us.sorry about the single star but that's all we can give. 02 July 2014
just falls short The design is sleek and easy on the eye, the picture quality is brilliant and the sound is quite good too, the tv came with a sound bar and this really does enhance the sound well and makes a big difference so i'm very pleased with these areas and two thumbs up. I bought this tv partly because of its internet capabilities with the understanding that I would be able to access bt sport and blinkbox which thus far I have been unable to do, Instead the priority of sony seems to be to promote the netflix service (including sticking a red netflix button in the middle of the remote) which I have no interest. The staff I dealt with on the phone and in store were very polite and helpful, my only gripe is that I bought the tv on 25th may and I did not take delivery until 18th june which i felt was too long and disappointing. Overall great tv hence 4 stars. 27 June 2014
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