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Sony KDL-32R500
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Sony KDL-32R500

32" Edge-LED Flat Mar 2015
Screen Size LED Backlighting Screen Shape WiFi Connection Release Date
- Slim Design- Compatible with Major IPTV Services- Wi-Fi Certified- Photo Sharing Plus- Clear Resolution Enhancer- Clear Phase More
£52.71 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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4 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Low

This Sony TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The KDL-32R500 is one of the cheaper to run TVs that were launched more than a year ago that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-32R500 is only £53.

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 1,507 owner and expert reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-32R500 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs that were released more than a year ago do not have a WiFi connection.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The lowest annual energy consumption of televisions of this age and spec is 26kWh, the highest is 160kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 66kWh. At only 45.8 kilowatt hours, the KDL-32R500 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released one year ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The KDL-32R500 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-32R500 which support smart TV features.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also support smart TV features which you might want to consider including the Philips 48PFH5500[plb_2861476_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than a year ago, the KDL-32R500 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs that have been around for more than a year do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-32R500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KDL-32R500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-32R500 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the Samsung UN50J6200[plb_2958294_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The Sony KDL-32R500 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The RMS rated power of televisions of a similar type and age to the KDL-32R500 range from 5W to 1,000W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-32R500

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the KDL-32R500 over a year ago.

Average Thickness

At 65 millimeters, the KDL-32R500 has a relatively standard thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-32R500.

Other 65mm thick TVs currently available which you might also want to consider include the Sony KDL-40R553[plb_2796464_price] which has better reviews.

If you would consider a television with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-48R553[plb_2796463_price] (65mm).

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Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
On/off Timer
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
24p Playback
VESA Mounting
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £49.67
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £52.71
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Energy Rating
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl32r500, sony kdl32r500c
Barcodes 04548736003521

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