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Sony KDL-32R400C

An economical to run 32" TV with great user reviews but inferior features
32" HD No No Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KDL-32R400C Review

With low running costs and very good reviews,
73
5 Reviews
16
Missing Some Features
59
2 Years Old
78
£74 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
43
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 71%. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
This Sony TV has running costs of £74 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 4,025 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
The KDL-32R400C is missing some features:
Quite small display diagonal
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
Does not support Wi-Fi

How Big is the Sony KDL-32R400C?

The Sony KDL-32R400C is 731mm wide and 65mm tall. It is 441mm thick and weighs 4.8kg.

Sony KDL-32R400C front dimensions

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Sony KDL-32R400C size in context

Sony KDL-32R400C In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on five expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, CNET.com.au, homecinemachoice.com and reviewed.com this TV has an average expert rating of 71 out of 100.

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Sony TVs Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 3,185 owner and expert reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. 90% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite Small Display Diagonal

TVs have display diagonals of between 2" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The display diagonal of the KDL-32R400C of only 32" is in the smallest 21% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-32R400C does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KDL-32R400C is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the Sony KDL-32R400C of 65mm is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 65% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-32R400C does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most other TVs. 59% of TVs support Wi-Fi.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the KDL-32R400C is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% lower display resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The resolution of all TVs ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-32R400C supports Picture-In-Picture. 95% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Does Not Have an On/off Switch

The Sony KDL-32R400C does not have an on/off switch, although this is within the context that 54% of televisions also do not have an on/off switch.

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Energy Star Certified

The Sony KDL-32R400C is Energy Star certified. 84% of televisions are not Energy Star certified.

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Not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KDL-32R400C is not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. 61% of TVs are also not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-32R400C supports 24p. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The KDL-32R400C has an auto volume leveler. 83% of TVs do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-32R400C supports Picture-in-Picture. 76% of TVs do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-32R400C supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 81% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The KDL-32R400C does not feature local dimming. 76% of TVs also do not feature local dimming.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most frequently found comb filter on televisions.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The KDL-32R400C does not have an ethernet port. 64% of TVs do have an ethernet port.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of TVs is 2W, the highest is 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the KDL-32R400C of only 16W is in the lowest 24% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-32R400C supports parental controls, unlike 88% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The KDL-32R400C does not support internet TV. 61% of TVs also do not support internet TV.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-32R400C in March 2015.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on alright usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-32R400C is £74, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl32r400cbaep, sony rbkdl32r400a, sony kdl32r400a, 4905524916959
Barcodes 00027242862869, 00794504628456, 04548736003729

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