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Sony KDL32R433

£189.99
32" Direct-LED Flat 80mm Apr 2014
A
Display Diagonal LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Depth Release Date £60.43 Electricity cost over 5 years
Excellent owner reviews
Good picture quality
Reasonably priced
100 Reviews
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Price

Reasonably Priced

Thirty-six people mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good value for money. Mwansa Yumbe mentioned on expert website Amazon “Fantastic picture quality, great sound, stylish design and brilliant price” in their review of this TV. Three years ago Mr. Michael Crafts wrote on expert website Amazon “Excetional value and 5 star in every respect” in his review of this TV. Rafael Martinez mentioned in his review of this TV on expert review site Amazon two years ago “Overall good budget bravia line by Sony”.

Two people said in their reviews that the product was expensive. Kmw wrote “There's not as much brushed metal used in this TV like the more expensive Sony's.”. James said on expert review site Amazon “Has most of the functions and ports of a far more expensive model and has an excellent quality screen” in his review of this TV and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Support

Poor Technical Guidance

Two people concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Second Basses Rule the Wold! said on expert review site Amazon three years ago “The main complaint is that the Instruction 'Manual' is limited in the extreme” in their review of this TV.


Design

Nice Design

Six customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony KDL-32R433 was good looking. Rose wrote in her review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “Elegant and beautiful pictures on all ststions” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Sam scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Love it totally, I am a Sony fan and I gotta say this screen is gorgeous”. Kmw said on expert website Amazon “Feather light, stylish and great picture quality” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

Two customers thought this TV was well designed. Scott Clayson wrote “The design and style are great”.

Two people reckoned that this TV was smooth. Website Rm wrote in their review of this TV “The 100hz refresh rate, back lit led and Sony's motion tech also makes the picture smooth and devoid of pixellation”. Scott Clayson gave this TV a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he said in his review of this TV “The picture is smooth, colours are vibrant”.

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Good Product Quality

Fifty-one owners concluded that this TV was good quality. Nwelland said on expert review site Amazon “This TV is fantastic! The screen quality is amazing”. They also wrote “Fantastic Screen and Sound Quality, I Highly Recommend it!” in their review. Mr. Michael Crafts gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he said on expert review site Amazon “If you are looking for a quality 32" tv, then this should be it”.

Robust

Nine owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV was well made. Mitchell Goodman wrote on expert website Amazon three years ago “Although not a 'SMART' TV, this TV does include a Wifi Transmitter built in allowing for you to send files from say windows media player straight to the TV”. Nwelland mentioned “My only criticism is the build quality although not terrible isn't great, its not really noticeable unless you are moving the tv”. Three years ago Rm scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on expert website Amazon “It has a built in HD freeview tuner so those without SKY or Virgin can enjoy a plethora of standard”.

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Three years ago Mitchell Goodman he said on expert website Amazon “It's sturdy enough”. Poppy Ann Miller wrote “It has a sturdy, well-designed unobtrusive stand” in their review of this TV. Two years ago Leoastudillo said on expert website Amazon “Feels sturdy when you carry it”.

Two owners who bought it agreed that it was easy to damage or scratch. Annie Hammett mentioned in her review of this TV “Tv that hasnt broken ( so far) quality is good not the best i've had” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

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Easy to Use

Eleven customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Nwelland gave the Sony KDL-32R433 a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said “It looks great and was very easy to set up and use”. Nd Emery mentioned in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “Very good picture easy to set up took 5 minutes” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Two years ago Rafael Martinez gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he said “Sound better than some other larger televisions out there and easy to setup and use”.

Eight people said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Peter King mentioned on expert website Amazon “Superb television excellent picture and as you would expect with sony brilliant sound remote is easy to use this television was purchased for my bedroom very happy”. Three years ago X5-452 said “The remote control itself though can be used to control a PS4/PS3 if you have one” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Second Basses Rule the Wold! mentioned “One very useful feature is the 'reset' command which is handy if you have dabbled a little too far in the settings - just select it” .

Three owners who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. P wrote in their review of this TV “As with many of these tv's today there are a lot of settings” . Three years ago V. Wheeler mentioned in their review of this TV “The menu is so easy to navigate and you can play around with picture and sound settings very quickly”.

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Reviews

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 100 owner reviews the average owner rating of this small display diagonal TV is terrific. Over 77% of reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 2,235 user and expert reviews (including 64 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its small display diagonal televisions. 67% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

Fourty owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good sound quality. Mr. K. Baker gave this TV a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert review site Amazon three years ago “The sound is ok tho it could be better”. Poppy Ann Miller gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their Sony KDL-32R433 review “This Sony has no sound problems, as yet”. Paul Poole mentioned in his review of this TV “Good picture & sound” and rated this TV 5 stars out of 5.

Acceptable Noise Level

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KDL-32R433 was noisy. Poppy Ann Miller said on expert website Amazon three years ago “My main concern had been the sound quality as previous buys from Toshiba had poor sound and the noise of the vibration from the speakers was intolerable” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Eleven owners considered that the product was thin. Website Rm mentioned in their review of this TV “It's slim and even when attached to the stand”. Three years ago The Lambanana wrote “The set itself, is thin and compact” in their Sony KDL-32R433 review and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5. Rm also mentioned “The sound for such a slim television is full with a surprising level of bass” in their review.

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Leoastudillo scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert website Amazon “The TV is very lightweight.”. Dutch said on expert website Amazon two years ago “The set itself is really lightweight and looks really slick”. Angryoap mentioned in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon in the same month “Is sufficient to hold the TV steady (it is surprisingly very lightweight” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

Three owners who purchased this TV agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Claire Francois gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and she mentioned two years ago “As it's too heavy for me”.

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Quite Thick

Televisions that have been available for a comparable time to this TV have depths of between 4.3mm and 100mm, and the average depth is 60mm. The KDL-32R433 has a fairly thick depth (80 millimeters) compared to most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Sharp LC-32LD145k (£149.99) (70mm and cheaper), or the Changhong EF22H888 (£170.04) (85.5mm and cheaper).

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Energy

Running Costs Are OK

This television is rated A for energy efficiency, and based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the KDL-32R433 will cost £61 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 582 TVs of this age and spec.


Display

Good Picture Quality

Twenty owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality. Mr. K. Baker mentioned “The image quality is out standing crisp” in their review of this TV. Paul Gregory wrote “This TV is awesome! Picture quality is amazing” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Two years ago Mick Thomas gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Superb product from Sony, as expected! Excellent picture quality, easy set up” in their review of this TV.

Six customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. The Lambanana mentioned on expert review site Amazon three years ago “Crisp, detailed and captures the colours perfectly” in their review of this TV and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Website Rm wrote “Colours were outstanding, blacks very solid”. Three years ago Sachin scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon “Colours are really bright and warm”.

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Good High Def TV

Seventeen customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Mr. S. Gascoyne said in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon “A full HD 40" TV with Freeview for”. Stan wrote on expert review site Amazon two years ago “Glorious HD Cat Videos in the Living Room” in his review of this TV and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Three years ago The Lambanana mentioned in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon “Samsung UE32F5000 32-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD LED TVFREEVIEW========I wasn't aware that many Freeview channels broadcast in HD”.

Not 3D

The KDL-32R433 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV are also not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba 32W3455 (£149) which is also cheaper.

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Fairly Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV have horizontal viewing angles of between 150° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°. At 178 degrees, the KDL-32R433 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to this television.

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32 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 32 inch TV.

We compared this TV to all the other 32" TVs and we think cheaper TVs such as the Sharp LC-32LD145k (£149.99) is also worth considering.

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Features

Good Stand

Eight customers considered that it had a good stand. Leoastudillo mentioned “It's not a big problem if you are using the stand.”. Two years ago Lord Ork said “Very light weight and stand easy to put on” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Leoastudillo also mentioned “The frame/bezel on the screen is very thin and so is the stand” in their review.

Good Remote Control

Two people said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-32R433 had a good remote control.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-32R433 in April 2014.


Smart TV

Good Smart TV Features

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for watching Freeview TV. Leoastudillo wrote “Freeview works flawlessly and it even has the ability to record the digital signal”. Lord Ork mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-32R433 on expert website Amazon “Great picture with Freeview HD, ideal for bedroom”. M Guy wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “The picture quality on HD channels is superb, standard freeview not so much - it's a bit blurry”.

Two customers wrote that the product had good apps. Rm mentioned on expert website Amazon “My Tivo box has all the apps I need and is regularly updated by my service provider”.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

The KDL-32R433 does not support Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV also do not support Smart TV.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

Like most of the other small display diagonal televisions that were launched more than two years ago, the Sony KDL-32R433 does not support internet TV.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The KDL-32R433 does not support Wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this television also do not support Wi-Fi.

Alternative TVs which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the T32E390 (£179.99), or the UE22H5610 (£178.47) both from Samsung or the JVC LT-32C650 (£179.95).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-32R433 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The KDL-32R433 does not have an ethernet port, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of this age and spec also do not have an ethernet port.

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Other Features

Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-32R433 supports HDD recording. Most of the other small display diagonal televisions that are a comparable age to this TV also support HDD recording.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Sony KDL-32R433 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other televisions of this type and age do not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Performance

Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-32R433 supports parental controls. Most of the other small display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV also support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-32R433 supports 24p. Most of the other small display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to this television also support 24p.

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Management Features

Does Not Support Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-32R433 does not support Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago do support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-32R433 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KDL-32R433 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have a desktop stand included.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers certified kdl32r433b, sony kdl32r433bbu
Barcodes 04905524965391, 04905524969726

Sony KDL-32R433 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-32R433 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 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 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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