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Sony KDL-32W706
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Sony KDL32W706

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32" 200Hz Edge-LED Feb 2014
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Release Date
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11 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This mid-size TV was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Avforums.com who said that this TV was great.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This television received a rating of 90% from expert review website avforums.com. This puts this mid-size TV in the top 6% of all the mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Low Running Costs

This mid-size TV is rated A for energy efficiency. The KDL-32W706 is in the cheapest 18% of all 714 TVs of this spec and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the KDL-32W706 will cost only £66 over 5 years to run.

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

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

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-32W706 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-32W706 which do not support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the Samsung UE32H6400[plb_2232460_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung UE32H6200[plb_2234257_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this television to all the other televisions with a smart TV features and we think the Samsung UE48H6200[plb_2234258_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-32W706 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-32W706 which do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Samsung UE32H6200[plb_2234257_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE32H6400[plb_2232460_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Samsung UE48H6200[plb_2234258_price].

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Three Tuners

The KDL-32W706 is a three tuner television. Most of the other TVs of this age and type have between one and seven tuners.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

two USB 2.0 ports

The KDL-32W706 is a two USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-32W706 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The KDL-32W706 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of this type and age. The audio formats "3GPP", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Five Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-32W706 is more than most televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Sony television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The smart modes "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

The lowest annual energy consumption of TVs of this type and age is 0.22kWh and the highest is 620kWh. At only 54 kilowatt hours, the KDL-32W706 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years, the KDL-32W706 is not 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Samsung UE32H6400[plb_2232460_price]; or the Samsung UE32H6200[plb_2234257_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-32W706 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the KDL-32W706 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Thirteen Video Formats

The KDL-32W706 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions of this type and age. This TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-32W706. The video formats "AVCHD", "AVI", "M-JPEG", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPO", "RAW", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The Sony KDL-32W706 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this television.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The Sony KDL-32W706 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) amongst similar spec televisions of this age. Comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years have RMS rated power of between 2W and 80W.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-32W706 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-32W706 also do not feature OLED technology.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-32W706

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this TV was released.

Average Refresh Rate

At 200 hertz, the Sony KDL-32W706 has a pretty average refresh rate compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-32W706.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 200Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including the Sony KDL-42W705[plb_2142205_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a faster refresh rate then you might want to consider the Samsung UE32H6400[plb_2232460_price] (400Hz and higher rated).

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Average Thickness

The KDL-32W706 has a relatively average thickness (64 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-32W706.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 64mm thick televisions currently available including the Sony KDL-42W705[plb_2142205_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
24p Support
Display Resolution
Display Diagonal
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
HbbTV
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Ambient Light Sensor
Plug and Play
Voice Control
Clock Function
Stored Teletext Page
Deep Colour
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Volume Control
Audio Output Port
Audio Output Channel
Audio Input Port
Skype
Special Features

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(2)
25 June 2014

Avforums.com

Room for a little one? Sony's 32W706 is a bit smaller than the usual samples we review but 32-inches is as big as many will ever want, we'll stop short of saying need! But just because it's wee... Read more…

Almost perfect screen uniformity
Good black levels
Accurate colours
Excellent video processing
Comprehensive Smart TV features
None, really, but not the cheapest 32inch TV
27 March 2015
Natural, detailed picture
Impressive contrast
Rich, punchy colours
Attractive, userfriendly interface
Detailed sound
Nothing
Sound is rather average
No 4OD or ITV Player support
Pictures may not suit a very bright room
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £62.49
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £65.53
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Energy Rating
0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
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

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl32w706, sony kdl32w706b, sonytv kdl32w706, sony kdl32w706bs, sony kdl32w706bsu
Barcodes 00049055249675, 04905524967524, 04905524967531, 04905524967555

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