Sony KDL-32R503
Sony KDL-32R503
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Sony KDL-32R503

A very economical to run 32" HD Ready television, but with poor features
32" HD Ready No No Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KDL-32R503 Review

With low running costs but at over 2 years old,
Missing Some Features
2 Years Old
£53 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 60%. Samsung televisions 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 televisions 2017.
It has running costs of only £53 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 10% of all 4,025 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This Sony TV is missing some features:
Quite small display diagonal
Only HD Ready
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D

Sony KDL-32R503 In-Depth Analysis


Very Good Brand

Based on 3,185 user and expert reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its televisions. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Quite Small Display Diagonal

The KDL-32R503's display diagonal of only 32" is quite small compared to most other TVs. It is in the smallest 19% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of TVs is 2", the largest is 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Only HD Ready

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

An 8K HD type is the best resolution across comparable types of TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the KDL-32R503 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Sony KDL-32R503 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The KDL-32R503 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-32R503 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 88% of TVs 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 440Hz. The Sony KDL-32R503's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is fairly slow compared to most other televisions. It is in the slowest 20% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The KDL-32R503 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), unlike 94% of TVs which do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The KDL-32R503's RMS rated power of only 10W is in the lowest 11% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. Across all the TVs the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-32R503 supports 24p. 84% of televisions do not support 24p.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-32R503 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the KDL-32R503 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% lower display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by TVs. The worst resolution of all TVs is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market since March 2015.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The KDL-32R503 is in the cheapest 10% of all 4,025 televisions that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on adequate energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-32R503 is only £53.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl32r503c, sony hd720p
Barcodes 04548736003552

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