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16 Reasons For
The KDL-32RD433 is a popular choice of television.
Running Costs Are Low
The efficiency rating of this TV is A. Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-32RD433 is only £60, which makes it one of the more economic to run recently released TVs.
Average User Reviews
KDL-32RD433 owners on average rated this TV 73 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
One customer reckoned that the product had good colour saturation. Humptygrumpyman mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-32RD433 on Amazon this year “Another great TV from Sony good neutral colours, strong contrast, smooth motion”.
One Sony KDL-32RD433 reviewer concluded that the product had good picture quality. A few weeks ago Capelowl said in their Sony KDL-32RD433 review “The picture quality is really fantastic and sound is very good too”.
Good Sound Quality
A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Capelowl said on Amazon “The picture quality is really fantastic and sound is very good too” in their review of this TVs and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Mervi Mattila said in their review of this TVs a few weeks ago “Clear picture, good sound” however despite that scored the product 60 out of 100.
Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions
Sony has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other brands.
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One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was smooth. Humptygrumpyman wrote on Amazon this month “Another great TV from Sony good neutral colours, strong contrast, smooth motion” in their Sony KDL-32RD433 review.
Good Product Quality
One Sony KDL-32RD433 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. Capelowl and said on Amazon “The picture quality is really fantastic and sound is very good too”.
Easy to Use
One customer thought it was easy to setup. Mervi Mattila said in their review of the Sony KDL-32RD433 in August “Arrived on time, looks great, easy to set up”.
Just Released Seven Months Ago
Being released just seven months ago, this TV is likely to have more advanced features.
Price Has Recently Dropped by £30.00
The price of the KDL-32RD433 has dropped by £30.00 in the last 50 days.
Has One Sound Mode
The KDL-32RD433 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs that were released in the last year. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this Sony television. The sound modes Game|Movie|Music|Sports|Standard are also found on this television.
1080p Video Mode
This television supports a 480i|480p|576i|576p|720i|720p|1080i|1080p video mode, which is typical of many recently released similar spec TVs.
Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The KDL-32RD433 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for the last year. The most commonly found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this television. The screen format adjustments 14:9|Zoom are also found on this TV.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
At only 51 kilowatt hours, the Sony KDL-32RD433 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other new mid-size TVs. Latest mid-size TVs have annual energy consumptions of between 37kWh and 200kWh.
With a weight of only 4.9 kilograms, the Sony KDL-32RD433 is quite light compared to most of the other recently released TVs. The average weight of comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-32RD433 is 9.4kg.
11 Reasons Against
Poor Smart TV Features
One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it did not have good apps. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Amazon have falsely advertised this product, regardless of the smart apps shown, this is NOT A SMART TV” and gave this TVs a score of 20 out of 100.
Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
The KDL-32RD433 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32RD433 do have a WiFi connection.
We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this television and we think the Sharp CFE6241K (£259.98), the LG 43UF6407, or the Samsung UE40JU6000 (£360.00) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Not Smart TV
The Sony KDL-32RD433 is not Smart TV, unlike most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32RD433.
The KDL-32RD433 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec TVs that were released in the last year are also not 3D compatible.
Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung UE40JU6640 which also has a higher rating.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most similar spec TVs that have been available for the last year do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-32RD433 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Very Slow Refresh Rate
The average refresh rate of latest mid-size TVs is 200Hz, and the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. At only 50 hertz, the KDL-32RD433 has a quite slow refresh rate compared to most of the other new similar spec TVs.
If this TV refresh rate is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the LOEWE Art 40 (£599.00) (100Hz), or the LG 32LH530 (100Hz) which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other TVs that have been available for the last year, the Sony KDL-32RD433 does not feature OLED technology.
There are a number of alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider including the LG 32LX300 which also has a higher rating.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
Mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-32RD433 have RMS rated power of between 5W and 60W. At only 10 Watts, the Sony KDL-32RD433 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-32RD433.
Only Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-32RD433 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Cinema|Game|Graphics|Music|Photo|Sports are also found on this Sony TV.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution supported by the KDL-32RD433 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
This television's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is in fact the worst supported display resolution amongst all comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-32RD433.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best supported display resolution amongst comparable types of television.
Only One RF Port
Most new comparable spec TVs have one RF port, including the KDL-32RD433 which has one RF port.
1 Other reason to consider the Sony KDL-32RD433
At 66 millimeters, the KDL-32RD433 has a fairly typical thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released in the last year.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 66mm thick TVs currently available including the Samsung UN48J5500 which has a better Rating.
TVs with a thicker thickness that might be worth looking at include the Sony KDL-32WD603 (£258.00) (66mm).
Had to send the tv back to amazon,due to 3 dead pixels and really dark corners.Its the second sony tv in a row i have had to send back,because of screen problems.I went to argos and picked up a 43... Read more…
Bought this after returning a 32" Samsung UE32K5500 and a Sharp 32", both of which had poor contrast and backlight problems. The image on this 32" model is 720p but overall colour quality seems to... Read more…
My old smart Sony TV was just too slow and you could not change channels when starting up quickly, as I don't really need a smart TV went for this RD4 model which solved all those problems. The... Read more…
Arrived on time, looks great, easy to set up. Clear picture, good sound. Only problem that after two days when switching off, the signal light goes off but tv doesn't turn off. Nor does it turn... Read more…
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