This mid-size TV received an expert rating of 73 out of 100 from Chip.de.
Low Running Costs
This mid-size TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+. The average 5 year running cost of the KDL-32R405 is only £53 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 18% of all 366 televisions of this age and type.
Sony TVs Have Good Reviews
Sony is one of the better rated TV brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Sony also has good ratings for its mid-size TVs.
Has Four Sound Modess
The KDL-32R405 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently found sound modes is Music, but this sound modes is not found on this television. The sound modess Game, Movie, Sports and Standard are also found on this Sony TV.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
With an annual energy consumption of only 45 kilowatt hours, the Sony KDL-32R405 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The lowest annual energy consumption of mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year is 32kWh and the highest is 160kWh.
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Support Smart TV
The Sony KDL-32R405 does not support smart TV, unlike most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R405 which support smart TV.
We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV to this TV and we think the UE48J5580, or the UE32J5502 both from Samsung or the Philips 40PFK5500/12 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Wi-Fi
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32R405, the KDL-32R405 does not have a wi-Fi.
The Sony KDL-32R405 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.
+4 More reasons against
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most TVs of this age and spec do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-32R405 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider include the UN50J6200, or the UE32J4500 (£199.99) both from Samsung or the LG 32LX300.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The RMS rated powers of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R405 range from 5W to 1,000W. At only 10 Watts, the Sony KDL-32R405 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released one year ago.
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The KDL-32R405 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencys (only 100 hertz) amongst TVs of this age. Comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-32R405 have motion interpolation frequencys of between 50Hz and 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 230Hz.
2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-32R405
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this Sony television was released.
With a depth of 65 millimeters, the KDL-32R405 has a pretty typical depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-32R405.
We compared this TV to all the other 65mm thick televisions and we think because of it's better review score, the KDL-48R555 (£632.38), the KDL-40R555 (£447.07), and the KDL-32R505 all from Sony is also worth considering.
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
1366 x 768
Supported Video Modes
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 1366 х 768, 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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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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