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17 Reasons For
Several Sony KDL-32R403 owners said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-32R403 was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote “A fantastic TV at a great price” in their review and rated the Sony KDL-32R403 4 stars. Last year B. Zabavnik wrote “Delivery was quick and the price good compared to Argos” in their review of this TV. Endless_pointless mentioned in October “Great TV for a good price” in their review of the Sony KDL-32R403.
One person said that this TV was cheap. Brian May wrote on Amazon “A fabulous TV at a budget price” and rated the product 5 stars.
Easy to Use
A few customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Sony KDL-32R403 review “The very next day! Very impressed! The set was easy to set up and both picture” . Last year Mickeyfinn scored it 5 stars and said “It is very good for the price and very easy to set up” in their review of the Sony KDL-32R403. Zoverstocks Music said in their review of the Sony KDL-32R403 “Simple to set up working fine” and scored this TV 5 stars.
One Sony KDL-32R403 owner said that it was easy to use. In October last year Amazon Customer wrote “On this occasion it would be a whole lot more straightforward if the remote control included with this TV matched the one in the user guide”.
One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good experience. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer said “It does offer a great viewing experience for this class of television”.
Good Picture Quality
A number of Sony KDL-32R403 reviewers agreed that it had good picture quality. A few weeks ago Redcarjohn mentioned on Amazon “Excellent picture quality, rich colours, particularly noticeable on nature documentaries”. In October last year Strevac wrote on Amazon “Great TV, picture quality good no complaints” and gave it a score of 5 stars.
Good Product Quality
A number of Sony KDL-32R403 reviewers reckoned that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this TV “Very good picture quality however as with many modern TVs, where this model comes up a little short is with the gravitas of its sound” . Dave Albrecht scored the Sony KDL-32R403 4 stars and he wrote in his Sony KDL-32R403 review “Picture quality is amazing edge to edge display”. R. Glover mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-32R403 “Pictures quality look great”.
Low Running Costs
This Sony TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The KDL-32R403 is in the cheapest 18% of all 369 mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-32R403 is only £53.
Good Sound Quality
Some Sony KDL-32R403 reviewers who reviewed the product said that it had good sound quality. John Ratcliffe mentioned on Amazon “Great picture and good sound”.
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Good High Def TV
A few people who purchased it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “This TV comes with many of the basic features that you would expect from a modern HDTV and it delivers good performance for a TV in the HD Ready range”. Dave Albrecht wrote in October this year “Perfect for HD gaming and movies” in his review.
Good Technical Features
Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features. L. Edmonds gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “Amazing Amazing Amazing FANTASTIC picture great sound outstanding features”.
Good Smart TV Features
Two Sony KDL-32R403 reviewers who reviewed the Sony KDL-32R403 concluded that it was good for watching Freeview TV. John Ratcliffe mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Excellent basic tv with freeview”. R. Glover wrote in their review on Amazon “Good enough for Freeview HD rare have 1080p feed channels” and scored it 5 stars.
One Sony KDL-32R403 owner who purchased the Sony KDL-32R403 thought it was thin. Endless_pointless mentioned on Amazon “It is very thin - would slide under a door” in their Sony KDL-32R403 review and rated this TV as excellent. One Sony KDL-32R403 owner thought it was compact. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It is nice and compact and it comes with a good energy rating” and scored the Sony KDL-32R403 80 out of 100.
Sony Has Good Television Reviews
Sony is one of the better rated TV manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Sony also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.
Good Environmental Credentials
One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of power usage.
One customer who bought it considered that it was able to connect to the internet. Vincento gave it an excellent review score and mentioned “Plenty of connectivity, this tv also has internet content which wasnt mentioned in the listing, media player”.
One customer who reviewed the product thought it was well made.
Good Remote Control
One customer who reviewed the Sony KDL-32R403 thought it had a good remote control.
Has Seven Smart Modess
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-32R403 is more than most TVs that came out more than a year ago. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most frequently found smart modes found on mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-32R403. The smart modess "Cinema", "Music", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony TV.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
TVs that have been around for more than a year have annual energy consumptions of between 32kWh and 160kWh. At only 45 kilowatt hours, the KDL-32R403 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.
8 Reasons Against
One customer who reviewed the Sony KDL-32R403 thought it did not have good technical guidance. Amazon Customer said a few weeks ago “It is not obvious from the instructions” in their Sony KDL-32R403 review although they gave the Sony KDL-32R403 a score of 80 out of 100.
Price Increase of £15.08
The price of the KDL-32R403 has increased by £15.08 in the last 52 days.
Does Not Support Smart TV
The Sony KDL-32R403 does not support smart TV. Most of the other televisions of this type and age do support smart TV.
We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also support smart TV including the UE32J4500[pl_3059439_price], or the UE40J5000[pl_3141725_price] both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-32AS500[plb_2268364_price].
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Like most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-32R403, the KDL-32R403 does not have a wi-Fi.
It is worth considering alternative televisions which also have a wi-Fi including the Samsung UE32J4500[plb_3059439_price], or the Panasonic TX-32AS500[plb_2268364_price] which also has a higher rating.
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Like most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-32R403, the KDL-32R403 is not 3D.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KDL-32R403 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-32R403 also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32R403 do not feature OLED technology. The Sony KDL-32R403 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the Samsung UE32J4500[plb_3059439_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-32R403 have RMS rated powers of between 5W and 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 20W. At only 10 Watts, the KDL-32R403 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-32R403.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this Sony television was released.
At 65 millimeters, the KDL-32R403 has a pretty standard depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-32R403.
If you are not worried about having a thicker depth then you might also want to consider the Philips 32PHH4100[plb_2783161_price] (77mm and cheaper).
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Motionflow, Motionflow XR
1366 x 768
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1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576p, 720p
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1366 х 768
Viewing Angle, Vertical
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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