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Sony KDL-32R420

32" Direct-LED Flat 76mm Mar 2013
Display Diagonal LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Depth Release Date
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8 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

Two Sony KDL-32R420 owners who reviewed the product said that it was good quality. Expert website Tomsguide.com wrote in their Sony KDL-32R420 review “Despite its deserved reputation for high quality” although they gave the product a rating of 50 out of 100.

Good Brand

On average Sony mid-size TVs have good reviews as do all TVs manufactured by Sony.

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Expert review site Tomsguide.com mentioned “The company has been outpaced in recent years by more affordable upstarts, such as Vizio” but despite that they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

Good Technical Features

One Sony KDL-32R420 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it had good features. Tomsguide.com wrote “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.” in their review of this TV but they only rated it 3 stars.

Supports Three Audio Formats Supporteds

The KDL-32R420 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by televisions that were released around the same time as the KDL-32R420. The audio formats supporteds "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Has Four Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-32R420 is more than most similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to it. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on televisions of this type and age. The smart modess "Cinema", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony TV.

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Not Included Optical Disc Player Type

This television has a Not included optical disc player type, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 5.1 kilograms, the KDL-32R420 is one of the lighter comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32R420 amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The lightest television of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-32R420 is 1.4kg heavy and the heaviest is 36kg.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This television received an expert rating of 50% from tomsguide.com. It seems that experts really don't rate this Sony television very highly.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years, the KDL-32R420 does not have a wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a wi-Fi which you might want to consider including the TX-L32E30[pl_30112_price], or the TX-32ASW604[pl_2227086_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung UN32H5500[plb_2589358_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

Like most of the other TVs of this type and age, the KDL-32R420 does not support smart TV.

It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also support smart TV including the Samsung UN32EH5300[plb_403263_price], the LG 42LB730[plb_2233840_price], or the Salora 49LED9112[plb_2744944_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-32R420 are not 3D. The Sony KDL-32R420 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you want a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the 42LW579[pl_326450_price], or the 47LB670[pl_2232214_price] both from LG or the Philips 48PFK6409[plb_2201783_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32R420 do not have a built-in camera. The Sony KDL-32R420 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

Other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the TX-L47WTW60[pl_1974164_price], or the TX-47ASW804[pl_2382069_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE46ES8000S[plb_1355897_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of image formats supported by the KDL-32R420 is more than most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. This Sony TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-32R420.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most commonly found tuner type on comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years, the KDL-32R420 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The KDL-32R420 supports a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This television's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is actually the worst supported display resolution amongst all mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32R420.

The best supported display resolution across comparable types of television is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Has Four Sound Modess

The KDL-32R420 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs that were released around the same time as it. This TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most frequently found sound modes found on TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-32R420. The sound modess "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.

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Only Five Equalizer Bands Quantitys

The KDL-32R420 is a five equalizer bands quantity TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-32R420 have between three and six equalizer bands quantitys.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-32R420

Average Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this TV is A. The average running cost of the KDL-32R420 is £68 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 670 TVs of this age and spec.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over two years.

Average Depth

The KDL-32R420 has a pretty standard depth (76 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-32R420.

We compared all the other 76mm thick TVs to this television and we think the Sony KDL-32R423A[plb_1499633_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
Audio System
Equalizer Bands Quantity
Equalizer
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Modes
Control Type
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Performance
Optical Disc Player Type
Parental Control
Game Mode
24p Support
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Local Dimming
Plug and Play
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Other Features
Power Cord Included
Power LED
Headphone Connectivity
Placement Supported
Volume Control
Technical Details
On/off Switch or Button

Expert Reviews

(2)
19 November 2014

The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features. But it'll cost you. Who's it for: No one Sony is still arguably the best-known TV brand around,...

17 January 2014

Sony KDL-32R420A to kolejny telewizor LED w bardzo przyst?pnej cenie (w coraz wi?kszej ilo?ci sklepów nieprzekraczaj?cej nawet 1200 z?otych ), któremu postanowili?my si? przyjrze?. Jako, ?e... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £64.10
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £67.14
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Energy Rating
0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 32r420a, kdl32r420, sony r420, sony r420b, kdl32r420a, kdl32r420ab, 4905524915846, sony kdl32r420, kdl32r420abaep, sony kdl32r420b, sony kdl32r420a, sony kdl32r420ab, sony kdl32r420aba, sony kdl32r420abae, sony kdl32r420abaep
Barcodes 00027242876415, 04905524915846

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