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Sony KDL32R403CBU

£199.98
An affordable and stunningly economical to run 32" HD Ready television
32" HD Ready No No Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KDL-32R403 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very low running costs, we have ranked the Sony KDL-32R403 number 117 across all TVs.
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Excellent
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Average Features
67
2 Years Old
91
£53 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
74
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 93%. Samsung TVs 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 televisions 2017.
This Sony TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of only £53 over 5 years are in the cheapest 11% of all 4,375 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report it is easy to use, it is fairly priced and good image quality. However they also report inferior technical guidance.
The KDL-32R403 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Supports 24p
Only HD Ready
Moderately small display diagonal

Sony KDL-32R403 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Customers Report That it is 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”.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

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.

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Users Report Excellent 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.

Users Report 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”.

Customers Report Superior 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”.

Customers Report Good Quality 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.

Customers Report Great 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”.

Customers Report 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.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

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.

Very Good Brand

We checked 3,186 expert and owner reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 91% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Environmental Credentials

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of power usage.

Customers Report Excellent Connectivity

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”.

Customers Report That it is Robust

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was well made.

Users Report Inferior Technical Guidance

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.

Users Report a Good Remote Control

One customer who reviewed the Sony KDL-32R403 thought it had a good remote control.


Value For Money

Outstanding Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £199.98 it is cheaper than 90% of TVs.


Features

Only HD Ready

The KDL-32R403 has a maximum resolution of HD Ready. That's 56% less resolution than the most common HD type of Full HD and is actually the worst resolution across all TVs.

An 8K HD type is the best resolution across similar types of TV.

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Moderately Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of TVs range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The KDL-32R403's display diagonal of only 32" is quite small compared to most other televisions. It is in the smallest 16% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-32R403 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other televisions, the KDL-32R403 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The Sony KDL-32R403's thickness of 65mm is fairly typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 65% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-32R403 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike 59% of televisions which support Wi-Fi.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the KDL-32R403 of only 10W is in the lowest 8% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. Across all the televisions the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The KDL-32R403 supports a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% lower display resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all televisions the worst resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of all televisions is 440Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz. The KDL-32R403's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is quite slow compared to most other televisions. It is in the slowest 19% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-32R403 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 Have an Ethernet Port

The KDL-32R403 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most other televisions. 64% of TVs have an ethernet port.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-32R403 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of televisions do not support 24p.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Sony KDL-32R403 has a wide color enhancer, unlike 93% of TVs which do not have a wide color enhancer.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-32R403 supports parental controls. 88% of televisions do not support parental controls.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television has been on the market since March 2015.


Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+, and the KDL-32R403 is one of the more economic to run televisions that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the KDL-32R403 will cost only £53 over 5 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

summer kdl32r403cbu, sony kdl32r403cbu

Barcodes:

04548736003743, 04548736003750, 05055760717687, 05712505605011

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