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Sony KDL-32R400C

32" Edge-LED Flat 65mm Mar 2015
Display Diagonal LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Depth Release Date
Features: 720p HD clarity, Direct LED, Motionflow XR 120, smartphone ready, Clear Resolution Enhancer, USB input, 3 HD inputs. Add Sony HD to your office, dorm or anywhere in the house. Sporting a... More
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13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Expert review website CNET.com.au scored this TV 70 out of 100.

Robust

Several Sony KDL-32R400 reviewers considered that the product was well made. Three years ago Cnet.com.au wrote “The Sony KD 32 400A has solid black levels, shadow detail” in their Sony KDL-32R400 review.

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

Sony is one of the superior TV manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Sony also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.

Good Picture Quality

Several Sony KDL-32R400 owners who reviewed this TV agreed that it had good picture quality. One person who purchased this TV wrote that it had image blurring. Cnet.com.au wrote on CNET.com.au “It has more blurring than competing sets” in their review of this TV.

Good Sound Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality.

Good Product Quality

One Sony KDL-32R400 reviewer reckoned that the product was good quality. Cnet.com.au gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote on CNET.com.au “It has very good sound quality for a TV of this size”.

Easy to Use

One Sony KDL-32R400 reviewer considered that this TV was easy to handle. Cnet.com.au wrote “It handles 1080 24 properly” and gave this TV a score of 4 stars.

Nice Design

One person who purchased it concluded that it was a good design. Cnet.com.au wrote on CNET.com.au “And its design is sleek and modern” in their Sony KDL-32R400 review.

Has Two Playback Modess

The number of playback modes found on the Sony KDL-32R400A is more than most mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. This TV has a Zoom playback modes, which is the most commonly found playback modes found on televisions of a similar age and type to the KDL-32R400A. The playback modes "Normal" is also found on this television.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-32R400A is more than most televisions of this age and type. This television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-32R400A.

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Has Three Smart Modess

The KDL-32R400A has a greater number of smart modes than most similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as it. This television has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R400A. The smart modess "Cinema" and "Sports" are also found on this Sony television.

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Light

When compared to other TVs of this type and age that we have assessed the weight of, the KDL-32R400A's weight of only 4.8 kilograms is one of the lightest. The weights of TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R400A range from 1.4kg to 36kg.

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12 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was not cheap. Cnet.com.au said “While some people would discount Sony for being unnecessarily expensive” in their review of the Sony KDL-32R400.

Inferior Technical Features

One Sony KDL-32R400 reviewer said in their reviews that it did not have good features. Cnet.com.au said in their Sony KDL-32R400 review on CNET.com.au three years ago “Inaccurate colors and sparse features” nonetheless they rated it 4 stars.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

Most mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago do not have a wi-Fi. The KDL-32R400A is no exception to this as it too does not have a wi-Fi.

Alternative TVs which also have a wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the KDL-48W585[pl_2179963_price], or the KDL-42W829[pl_2167799_price] both from Sony or the Toshiba 48L3443[plb_2182328_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

Like most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-32R400A, the KDL-32R400A does not support smart TV.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a smart TV and we think the KDL-48W585[pl_2179963_price], or the KDL-42W829[pl_2167799_price] both from Sony or the Toshiba 48L3443[plb_2182328_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The KDL-32R400A is not 3D. Most of the other TVs of this type and age are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Sony KDL-42W829[plb_2167799_price], the Toshiba 48L5453[plb_2220582_price], or the Samsung UE40H6400[plb_2236818_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-32R400A does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-32R400A also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The KDL-32R400A has a greater number of image formats than most TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-32R400A.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

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

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-32R400A does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most televisions of a comparable age and type to the KDL-32R400A have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the KDL-32R400A which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The KDL-32R400A is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity TV.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Sony KDL-32R400A supports a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This TV's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is in fact the worst supported display resolution amongst all mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of TV the best supported display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-32R400C

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the KDL-32R400A.

Average Depth

With a depth of 76.5 millimeters, the KDL-32R400A has a relatively standard depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-32R400A.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 76.5mm thick TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 42LS345T[plb_1583181_price].

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Specification

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Expert Reviews

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11 July 2013

The Sony KDL-32R400A is the closest you'll get to a jack-of-all-trades performer in a 32-inch television...

The Sony KD 32 400A has solid black levels, shadow detail, and color saturation for a small, budget TV
It handles 1080 24 properly
It has very good sound quality for a TV of this size
And its design is sleek and modern
The Sony KDL 32 400A has solid black levels, shadow detail, and color saturation for a small, budget TV
Its socalled 120Hz refresh rate does almost nothing to improve picture quality
It has more blurring than competing sets
Inaccurate colors and sparse features
Its so-called 120Hz refresh rate does almost nothing to improve picture quality
Dull colors

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Electricity cost when switched on £72.11
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £75.15
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl32r400, kdl32r400a, kdl32r400c, sony 32r400, sony 32r400c, 4905524916959, sony kdl32r400, sony kdl32r400a, sony kdl32r400c, sony kdl32r400cb, sony kdl32r400cba, sony kdl32r400cbae, sony kdl32r400cbaep
Barcodes 00027242862869, 04548736003729

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