This Sony TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and based on average energy prices we estimate that the KDL-32R430 will cost only £61 over 5 years to run, which is in the cheapest 15% of all 423 mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.
On average Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all TVs built by Sony.
Has a WiFi Connection
The Sony KDL-32R430 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years which do not have a WiFi connection.
There are a number of alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the LG 32LB650 (£469.00), or the Toshiba 40L3453 (£269.99).
We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Samsung UE32H4580 (£281.28).
Supports One Image Format
The KDL-32R430 has a greater number of image formats than most comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R430.
802.11b WiFi Standard
The Sony KDL-32R430 supports a newer WiFi standard than most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it. This TV supports an 802.11b WiFi standard, whereas most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago support an 802.11a WiFi standard. Across all mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-32R430 the WiFi standard ranges from 802.11a to 802.11n.
3D Comb Filter
This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most commonly found comb filter on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
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Supports One Video Format
The number of video formats supported by the KDL-32R430 is more than most televisions of this spec and age. The most commonly supported video format is H.264, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats AVCHD|AVI|M-JPEG|MKV|MP4|MPEG1|MPEG2|WEBM|WMV9|XVID are also supported by this television.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-32R430 is more than most TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this Sony TV. The smart modes Cinema|Game|Music|Personal|Photo|Sports|Standard|Vivid are also found on this television.
Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the KDL-32R430 is more than most mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Sony television. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58|NTSC 4.43|PAL|SECAM are also supported by this television.
Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
The annual energy consumptions of televisions that came out more than two years ago range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 76kWh. The KDL-32R430 has a quite low annual energy consumption (only 53 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-32R430.
The KDL-32R430 is one of the lightest comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years (only 4.7 kilograms) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The lightest TV of this spec and age is 1.5kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg.
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Not Smart TV
Most similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years are not Smart TV. The KDL-32R430 is no exception to this as it too is not Smart TV.
TVs which are Smart TV that might also be worth considering include the LG 32LB650 (£469.00) which is also higher rated.
Not 3D Compatible
The KDL-32R430 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-32R430 are also not 3D compatible.
Most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R430 do not have a built-in camera. The Sony KDL-32R430 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports One Audio Format
The Sony KDL-32R430 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this TV. The audio formats MP3|WAV|WMA are also supported by this television.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-32R430 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-32R430 also do not feature OLED technology.
Only Digital Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable spec and age to it.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
At only 10 Watts, the KDL-32R430 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-32R430. Mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-32R430 have RMS rated power of between 2W and 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W.
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The slowest motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-32R430 is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 270Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the Sony KDL-32R430 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
Only One Tuner
The Sony KDL-32R430 is a one tuner TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-32R430 have between one and four tuners.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-32R430 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the KDL-32R430 which has one USB 2.0 port.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution supported by the KDL-32R430 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most common display resolution supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-32R430.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is in fact the worst supported display resolution across all comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-32R430.
The best supported display resolution across similar types of TV is 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The Sony KDL-32R430 has one of the thicker thicknesses (80 millimeters) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The thinnest thickness of similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R430 is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm.
We compared all the other 80mm thick TVs to this TV and we think the Sony KDL-32R435 (£268.68) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Alternative televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the LG 32LN577 (79mm and cheaper).
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Released Over Two Years Ago
Sony released the KDL-32R430 over two years ago.
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1366 x 768
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4:3, 14:9, 16:9, Zoom
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1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768, 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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