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Low Running Costs
The energy efficiency rating of this mid-size TV is A. Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the KDL-32R430 will cost only £61 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the cheaper to run TVs that were released more than two years ago.
Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
We checked 1,318 owner and expert reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range.
Has a Wi-Fi
The KDL-32R430 has a wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-32R430 do not have a wi-Fi.
Other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], or the LG 42LB670[plb_2232215_price] which has better reviews.
802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
This TV supports an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently supported wi-Fi standards on comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to it.
3D Comb Filter
This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most commonly found comb filter on comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as it.
Supports Three Audio Formats Supporteds
The KDL-32R430 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-32R430. The audio formats supporteds "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.
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Has Eight Smart Modess
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-32R430 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most frequently found smart modes found on TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-32R430. The smart modess "Cinema", "Music", "Personal", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony television.
Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
The KDL-32R430 has a quite low annual energy consumption (only 53 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R430. Across all the comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-32R430 the annual energy consumptions range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh.
The KDL-32R430 is very light (only 4.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-32R430. The average weight of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago is 10kg.
13 Reasons Against
Does Not Support Smart TV
The KDL-32R430 does not support smart TV, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-32R430 also do not support smart TV.
We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV to this TV and we think the LG 42LB670[plb_2232215_price] is also worth considering.
Most similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-32R430 are not 3D. The KDL-32R430 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.
If you would prefer 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 which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Sony KDL-32R430 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32R430 also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a built-in camera and we think the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Sony KDL-32R430 is more than most televisions that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this television.
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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported
The number of image formats supported by the KDL-32R430 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. This Sony television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The RMS rated powers of similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years range from 4W to 80W. At only 10 Watts, the Sony KDL-32R430 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-32R430.
Only Analog Tuner Type
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most frequently found tuner type on TVs of a similar age and spec to it.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-32R430 do not feature OLED technology. The Sony KDL-32R430 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Only One Number of Tuners
The Sony KDL-32R430 is a one number of tuners TV.
Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys
Most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-32R430 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the Sony KDL-32R430 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.
Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Most TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-32R430 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the KDL-32R430 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution supported by the KDL-32R430 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
This TV's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is in fact the worst supported display resolution amongst all televisions of this type and age.
The best supported display resolution amongst comparable types of TV is 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The depths of televisions of a similar spec and age to the KDL-32R430 range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 61mm. With a depth of 80 millimeters, the KDL-32R430 has a quite thick depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R430.
There are a number of other 80mm thick TVs currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-32R433[plb_2169590_price].
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Sony released the KDL-32R430.
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Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
1366 x 768
Supported Video Modes
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustments
4:3, 14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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