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Sony KDL-32R400A

32" Direct-LED 76.5mm Mar 2015
Display Diagonal LED Backlighting Type Depth Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Good picture quality
Nice design
5 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Sony TV is 71 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, reviewed.com, IT Reviews.com and CNET.com.au.

Good Brand

We checked 1,413 expert and owner reviews (including 66 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its small display diagonal TVs. 71% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Good Picture Quality

Several people who bought this TV mentioned that it had good picture quality. One customer who reviewed it considered that it had good colour saturation. Eleven years ago Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “Incredibly bright colours and sharp details” and rated it as very good.

One person who purchased this TV wrote that it had image blurring. Eleven years ago Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “It has more blurring than competing sets” in their review.

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Good High Def TV

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Four years ago Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “The Sony 32R400A is an LED-backlit 720p set that doesn't try to be anything other than a simple 32-inch HDTV” however they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Not 3D

The Sony KDL-32R400A is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other small display diagonal TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might also want to consider the LG 32LB650, the Cello C39226 (£320.25), or the Samsung UE32H6400 (£314.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Design

Nice Design

A few Sony KDL-32R400A reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was a good design. Homecinemachoice.com said eleven years ago “And its design is sleek and modern” . Expert review site Reviewed.com said “The design is better than average” in their Sony KDL-32R400A review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KDL-32R400A was good looking. Homecinemachoice.com said “Elegant design” in their Sony KDL-32R400A review.

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Robust

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-32R400A on PC Mag “A solid choice for a second or third low-cost HDTV, Sony's 32R400A compensates for a less-than-perfect picture with a wide viewing angle”. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “The Sony KD 32 400A has solid black levels, shadow detail” in their review.

Good Product Quality

Two Sony KDL-32R400A owners who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag four years ago “Picture quality better than expected”. Eleven years ago Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “It has very good sound quality for a TV of this size” in their review and scored the product very highly.

Easy to Use

One person who bought it considered that it was easy to handle. Homecinemachoice.com scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their Sony KDL-32R400A review “It handles 1080 24 properly”.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

One Sony KDL-32R400A reviewer who reviewed this TV mentioned that it had good sound quality.

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The KDL-32R400A has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

One person who purchased the Sony KDL-32R400A said that it was good value for money. Pc Mag wrote “Amazingly affordable” in their Sony KDL-32R400A review nonetheless they only scored the Sony KDL-32R400A 3 stars. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Expert website Reviewed.com mentioned “The 32-inch Sony Bravia R400A is priced quite cheaply at an MSRP of $329.99” in their review.

Price Increase of £5.32

In the last 44 days the price of the KDL-32R400A has increased by £5.32.


Management Features

Has a Picture-and-Picture Function

The KDL-32R400A has a picture-and-picture function. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have a picture-and-picture function.

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Has a Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-32R400A has a Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

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Does Not Have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-32R400A does not have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV which have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Performance

Supports 24p Support

The KDL-32R400A supports 24p support. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this television also support 24p support.

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Features Parental Control

The KDL-32R400A features parental control. Most of the other small display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV also feature parental control.

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Has a Game Mode

The Sony KDL-32R400A has a game mode. Most of the other small display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to this television also have a game mode.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The KDL-32R400A does not feature local dimming, although this is within the context that most of the other small display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years also do not feature local dimming.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The KDL-32R400A has an energy Star certified. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also have an energy Star certified.

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Features

Inferior Technical Features

One person who reviewed the Sony KDL-32R400A thought it did not have good features. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Inaccurate colors and sparse features” yet they scored it very highly.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV, the KDL-32R400A does not support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other televisions which also support Wi-Fi to this TV and we think the KDL-32W706, or the KDL-32WD754 (£369.99) both from Sony or the Panasonic TX-32AS600 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The KDL-32R400A does not have an ethernet port. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also do not have an ethernet port.

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Ergonomics

Does Not Have an On/off Switch

The KDL-32R400A does not have an on/off switch, unlike most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this TV which have an on/off switch.

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Smart TV

Does Not Have an Internet TV Function

The KDL-32R400A does not have an internet TV function, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions of this age and spec also do not have an internet TV function.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-32R400A in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl32r400cbaep, sony rbkdl32r400a, sony kdl32r400a
Barcodes 00027242862869, 00794504628456, 04548736003729

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