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Sony KDL-32R420
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Sony KDL-32R420

32" Direct-LED Flat 76mm Mar 2013
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9 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

Two Sony KDL-32R420 owners who reviewed the product said that it was good quality. Expert website Tomsguide.com wrote in their Sony KDL-32R420 review “Despite its deserved reputation for high quality” although they gave the product a rating of 50 out of 100.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Mid-size TVs produced by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Expert review site Tomsguide.com mentioned “The company has been outpaced in recent years by more affordable upstarts, such as Vizio” but despite that they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

Good Technical Features

One Sony KDL-32R420 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it had good features. Tomsguide.com wrote “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.” in their review of this TV but they only rated it 3 stars.

Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-32R420 is more than most comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this television. The audio formats MP3,WAV,WMA are also supported by this TV.

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Has Four Smart Modes

The Sony KDL-32R420 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of this age and type. This Sony television has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-32R420. The smart modes "Cinema", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The KDL-32R420 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-32R420.

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Not Included Optical Disc Drive

This TV has a Not included optical disc drive, which is the most commonly found optical disc drive on TVs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Light

TVs of this age and spec have weights of between 3.7kg and 36kg. With a weight of only 5.1 kilograms, the Sony KDL-32R420 is one of the lighter mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-32R420 amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

TV expert review site tomsguide.com scored this Sony TV 50%. If all the comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years are ranked by average expert review score then this mid-size TV is in the bottom 3%.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most TVs of this age and spec do not have a WiFi connection. The KDL-32R420 is no exception to this as it too does not have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Samsung UE48H6470, or the Philips 47PFH5609 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Like most of the other televisions that were launched more than two years ago, the KDL-32R420 does not support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also support smart TV features including the UN32EH5300, or the UE48H6470 both from Samsung or the LG 47LB670 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The KDL-32R420 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-32R420 are also not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the LG 42LW579, the Samsung UN40ES6500, or the Panasonic TX-47AS802 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-32R420 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the UE46ES8000, or the UN46ES8000 both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFS8109 is also worth considering.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The KDL-32R420 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One TV Band

The Sony KDL-32R420 has a greater number of TV bands than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly supported TV band is UHF, but this TV band is not supported by this television. The TV bands CATV,UHF,VHF are also supported by this TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-32R420 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this television and we think the LOEWE Art 32 (£699.00), or the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the KDL-32R420 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Sony KDL-32R420 supports a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is in fact the worst supported display resolution amongst all TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-32R420.

The best supported display resolution across comparable types of TV is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Has One Sound Mode

The number of sound modes found on the Sony KDL-32R420 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this TV. The sound modes Movie,Music,Sports,Standard are also found on this television.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-32R420

OK Running Costs

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency. The KDL-32R420 is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of a similar age and spec that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the KDL-32R420 will cost £68 over 5 years to run.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released over three years ago.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 76 millimeters, the KDL-32R420 has a relatively standard thickness compared to most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32R420.

There are a number of alternative 76mm thick TVs currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony KDL-32R423 (£365.81) which has better reviews.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
TV Band
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
Equaliser Band
Equaliser
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Sound Mode
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Mode
Control
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Audio Format
Image Format
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Digital Video Recorder
Local Dimming
Plug and Play
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Other Features
Included Power Cord
Power LED
Headphone Connection
Placement Option
Volume Control
Technical Details
On/off Switch or Button

Expert Reviews

(2)
19 November 2014

The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features. But it'll cost you. Who's it for: No one Sony is still arguably the best-known TV brand around,...

17 January 2014

Sony KDL-32R420A to kolejny telewizor LED w bardzo przyst?pnej cenie (w coraz wi?kszej ilo?ci sklepów nieprzekraczaj?cej nawet 1200 z?otych ), któremu postanowili?my si? przyjrze?. Jako, ?e... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £64.10
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £67.14
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Energy Rating
0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 32r420a, kdl32r420, sony r420, sony r420b, kdl32r420a, kdl32r420ab, 4905524915846, sony kdl32r420, kdl32r420abaep, sony kdl32r420b, sony kdl32r420a, sony kdl32r420ab, sony kdl32r420aba, sony kdl32r420abae, sony kdl32r420abaep
Barcodes 00027242876415, 04905524915846

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