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Sony KDL-32R503

Sony KDL-32R503
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A very economical to run but 3 year old 32" HD Ready TV, with good features
32" HD Ready No 65mm Mar 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Sony KDL-32R503 Review

With very low running costs but at over 2 years old, we have scored the Sony KDL-32R503 as follows:
61
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
94
Running Costs
£43 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 60%. Hisense TVs have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
It has an efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of only £43 over 5 years are in the cheapest 10% of all 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports 24p
Only HD Ready
Smaller than average display diagonal

Sony KDL-32R503 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Televisions Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 3,350 owner and expert reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its televisions. 95% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this television is A+. The KDL-32R503 is one of the most economic to run televisions that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the KDL-32R503 will cost only £43 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released in March 2015.

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Features

Only HD Ready

The KDL-32R503 has a maximum resolution of HD Ready. That's 56% less resolution than the most frequently found HD type of Full HD and is actually the worst resolution amongst all TVs.

Amongst comparable types of TV the best resolution is 8K.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KDL-32R503 of only 32" is smaller than 86% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the display diagonals range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KDL-32R503 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KDL-32R503 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The KDL-32R503's thickness of 65mm is pretty typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 63% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-32R503 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-32R503 supports 24p, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Sony KDL-32R503 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR). 94% of televisions do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-32R503 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 78% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the Sony KDL-32R503 of only 10W is in the lowest 15% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs is 2W, the highest is 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

Like most other TVs, the KDL-32R503 does not feature local dimming. 76% of televisions do not feature local dimming.

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Only 366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The KDL-32R503 supports a maximum display resolution of 366 x 768 pixels. That's 86% lower display resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels and is actually the worst supported resolution across all TVs. This TV also supports a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and 1,366 pixels.

Across comparable types of television the best supported resolution is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KDL-32R503 supports HDD recording. 98% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-32R503 supports parental controls, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the KDL-32R503 of only 100Hz is in the slowest 15% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony kdl32r503c, sony hd720p

Barcodes:

04548736003552, 04548736003583, 05055760763677

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