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Sony KDL-32R420

32" Direct-LED Flat 76mm May 2014
A
Display Diagonal LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Depth Release Date £67.14 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good product quality
Reasonably priced
Poor expert reviews

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Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including reviewed.com and tomsguide.com have rated this TV on average 48%. The TV expert review sites aren't convinced by this television.

Sony Has Good Television Reviews

Based on 2,235 expert and owner reviews (including 64 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its televisions. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its small display diagonal televisions range compared to other manufacturers. 67% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Several Sony KDL-32R420 owners mentioned that it was good value for money. Expert review site Tomsguide.com said “The company has been outpaced in recent years by more affordable upstarts, such as Vizio” in their review of this TV. Expert review site Reviewed.com said three years ago “Before you spring for this affordable TV, though” in their Sony KDL-32R420 review. Reviewed.com also said “The KDL-32R420B might make a decent, affordable addition to a college dorm room or a guest room.”.


Design

Good Product Quality

A few Sony KDL-32R420 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Tomsguide.com wrote “Despite its deserved reputation for high quality” however despite that they scored the product 3 stars.


Features

Good Technical Features

One customer said in their reviews that this TV 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 the Sony KDL-32R420.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A. The KDL-32R420 is typical compared to the other 582 televisions of a similar age and type that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the KDL-32R420 will cost £68 over 5 years to run.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-32R420 in May 2014.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The KDL-32R420 does not support Wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years also do not support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs which also support Wi-Fi to this TV and we think the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Samsung HG32EC690, or the Haier LE39M7000 are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-32R420 does not have an ethernet port, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of this spec and age also do not have an ethernet port.

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Display

Not 3D

Like most of the other televisions of this age and type, the KDL-32R420 is not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the UE37ES6300U, or the UE32H6470 both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-39ASW754.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the KDL-32R420 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels television, which is the most frequently found display resolution supported by small display diagonal televisions that were launched around the same time as this television. 1366 x 768 pixels is also supported by this Sony television.

This TV's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported display resolution across all televisions that were released more than two years ago.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst supported display resolution amongst comparable types of TV.

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32 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 32 inch TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 32" TVs currently available including because of their better review scores, the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Toshiba 32D1334B, or the LOEWE Connect 32.

If you would prefer a TV with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the 37LN549E (37" and higher rated), or the 39LN5406 (39" and higher rated) both from LG or the Hannspree AD40UMMB (38.5" and higher rated).

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Audio

Has an Equalizer

The KDL-32R420 has an equalizer, as do most of the other small display diagonal televisions that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Performance

Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-32R420 supports parental controls, as do most of the other small display diagonal televisions that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Has a Game Mode

The Sony KDL-32R420 has a game mode, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this television.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-32R420 supports 24p, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The Sony KDL-32R420 does not feature local dimming, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television also do not feature local dimming.

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Certificates

Does Not Have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

Like most of the other small display diagonal televisions that were released around the same time as this TV, the Sony KDL-32R420 does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Smart TV

Does Not Support Smart TV

The KDL-32R420 does not support Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also do not support Smart TV.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The KDL-32R420 does not support internet TV, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as this TV also do not support internet TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KDL-32R420 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other small display diagonal televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-32R420 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thick

The thinnest depth of TVs of a similar age and spec to this television is 4.3mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average depth is 60mm. With a depth of 76 millimeters, the Sony KDL-32R420 has a quite thick depth compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

Alternative 76mm thick TVs currently available that you might want to consider include because of its better review score, the Sony KDL-32R423A.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl32r420abaep, sony kdl32r420b, 4905524915846, sony r420b
Barcodes 00027242876415, 04905524915846

Sony KDL-32R420 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-32R420 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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