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Sony KDL-32R423
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Sony KDL32R423A

32" Direct-LED 76mm Apr 2013
Screen Size LED Backlighting Thickness Release Date
HD Ready (720p) LED TV with Clear Resolution Enhancer, Motionflow XR 100Hz, and Direct LED backlighting.- See more natural detail with less image noise.- Enjoy smoother movement with Motionflow XR... More
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4 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 1,704 expert and owner reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs.

Has One Screen Format Adjustment

The KDL-32R423 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most televisions that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this TV. The screen format adjustments 14:9|16:9|Zoom are also found on this television.

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Has One Smart Mode

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-32R423 is more than most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Cinema|Game|Personal|Sports|Standard|Vivid are also found on this television.

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Very Light

Televisions that were launched around the same time as the KDL-32R423 have weights of between 1.5kg and 36kg. The KDL-32R423 is one of the lighter TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-32R423 (only 5.1 kilograms) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The KDL-32R423 does not have a WiFi connection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-32R423 also do not have a WiFi connection.

It is worth considering other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Samsung HG40EB690 (£499.99) or the Panasonic TX-39ASW504 (£368.87).

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Not Smart TV

Most similar spec televisions that came out more than two years ago are not Smart TV. The KDL-32R423 is no exception to this as it too is not Smart TV.

If you would prefer a TV that is Smart TV then you might also want to consider the Panasonic TX-39ASW504 (£368.87) or the Samsung HG40EB690 (£499.99).

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Not 3D Compatible

The KDL-32R423 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-32R423 are also not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Samsung UE40H6200 (£359.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-32R423, the Sony KDL-32R423 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-32R423, the KDL-32R423 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Digital Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

The Sony KDL-32R423 is a two HDMI port TV.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The KDL-32R423 supports a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels television, which is the most frequently found display resolution supported by mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-32R423.

This TV's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is actually the worst supported display resolution across all TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-32R423.

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

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-32R423

Running Costs Are OK

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and the KDL-32R423 has an average running cost of £68 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 423 TVs of this age and type.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the KDL-32R423.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 76 millimeters, the Sony KDL-32R423 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-32R423.

Televisions with a thicker thickness that might also be worth considering include the 47LN5404 (80.5mm and cheaper), or the 39LN575 (79mm and cheaper) both from LG.

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Screen Size
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
Internet Browser
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
Audio in Port
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Integrated Card Reader
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Local Dimming
LED Indicator
Peak Luminance Ratio
On/off Switch
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Type
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Supported Battery
Other Features
USB Playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
Live Colour

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
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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

Barcodes 04905524915853, 04905524915860

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