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9 Reasons For
Low Running Costs
The energy efficiency rating of this Sony TV is A, and the KDL-32R430 is in the cheapest 13% of all 714 TVs of this spec and age that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-32R430 is only £61.
Sony is one of the superior TV brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Sony also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.
Has a WiFi Connection
The Sony KDL-32R430 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-32R430 do not have a WiFi connection.
We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price], and the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This TV supports an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type.
3D Comb Filter
This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.
Supports Three Audio Formats
The Sony KDL-32R430 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. This Sony TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R430. The audio formats "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.
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Has Eight Smart Modes
The KDL-32R430 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions that have been around for around the same time as it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on TVs that were released more than two years ago. The smart modes "Cinema", "Music", "Personal", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.
Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
Across all the TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-32R430 the annual energy consumptions range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 76kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 53 kilowatt hours, the Sony KDL-32R430 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
The lightest TV of a similar spec and age to the KDL-32R430 is 3.7kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. When compared to other mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-32R430 that we have checked the weight of, the KDL-32R430's weight of only 4.7 kilograms is one of the lightest.
13 Reasons Against
Does Not Support Smart TV Features
The KDL-32R430 does not support smart TV features, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32R430 also do not support smart TV features.
There are a number of other TVs which also support smart TV features that you might want to look at including the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price] which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the KDL-32R430 is not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], or the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the KDL-32R430 does not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of other televisions which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider including the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung.
Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Sony KDL-32R430 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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 and SECAM are also supported by this TV.
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Only Supports Ten Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the KDL-32R430 is more than most comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it. This Sony TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by televisions of a similar spec and age to the KDL-32R430. The video formats "AVCHD", "AVI", "M-JPEG", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV9" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.
Only Supports One Image Format
The KDL-32R430 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. This Sony television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
At only 10 Watts, the Sony KDL-32R430 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-32R430. The RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-32R430 range from 2W to 80W.
Only Analog Tuner
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-32R430 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-32R430 also do not feature OLED technology.
It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price].
Only Two HDMI Ports
The Sony KDL-32R430 is a two HDMI port TV.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Sony 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 the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
This TV's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is actually the worst supported display resolution across all televisions that have been on the market for more than two years.
The best supported display resolution across similar types of TV is 1920 x 1080 pixels.
At 80 millimeters, the KDL-32R430 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago. The thicknesses of TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 80mm thick TVs currently available including the Sony KDL-32R433[plb_2169590_price] which has better reviews.
If you are not worried about having a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-32R435[plb_2169534_price] (80mm).
1 Other reason to consider the Sony KDL-32R430
Released Over Two Years Ago
This mid-size TV was released over two years ago.
Motion Interpolation Frequency
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Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
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 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 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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