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Sony KDL-32R505
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Sony KDL-32R505

32" Edge-LED Flat Feb 2015
Display Diagonal LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Smart TV Release Date
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6 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Low

This Sony TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The KDL-32R505 is one of the more economic to run televisions of a similar age and type that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-32R505 is only £53.

Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews

On average Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings as do all TVs built by Sony.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The KDL-32R505 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-32R505 do not have a wi-Fi.

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Supports Smart TV

The Sony KDL-32R505 supports smart TV. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support smart TV.

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Has Six Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-32R505 is more than most mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago. This Sony TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-32R505. The smart modess "Cinema", "Music", "Photo", "Sports" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The KDL-32R505 has a quite low annual energy consumption (only 45 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-32R505. Mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R505 have annual energy consumptions of between 32kWh and 160kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 66kWh.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Like most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-32R505, the Sony KDL-32R505 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-32R505 do not have a built-in camera. The Sony KDL-32R505 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this type and age do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-32R505 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We compared this television to all the other televisions with an OLED technology and we think the UN50J6200[pl_2958294_price], or the UE32J4500[pl_3059439_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the Sony KDL-32R505 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The average RMS rated power of comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32R505 is 20W, and the RMS rated powers range from 5W to 1,000W.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

At only 100 hertz, the Sony KDL-32R505 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-32R505. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of comparable spec televisions that were released one year ago is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 230Hz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-32R505

Released Over a Year Ago

This TV has been on the market for over a year.

Average Depth

The KDL-32R505 has a pretty typical depth (65 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-32R505.

Other 65mm thick TVs currently available which you might want to consider include the Sony KDL-40R555[plb_2806895_price] which has better reviews.

Other TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the KDL-48R555[pl_2806896_price] (65mm), or the KDL-48R553[pl_2796463_price] (65mm) both from Sony.

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Display Diagonal
HD Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
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Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Teletext Function
Parental Control
24p Support
Supported File Systems
Colour of Product
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Package Depth
Package Width

Expert Reviews

29 May 2015

Wizualnie Sony KDL-32R505C jest bardzo podobny do modeli z serii 4. Ten tak?e oferuje podstaw? po?rodku dolnej cz??ci wy?wietlacza. Jednak wraz z TV z wy?szej pó?ki otrzymamy ju? innego pilota.... Read more…

Nagrywanie na USB
Dobry dwik
Kompatybilny z Netflix
2 porty USB
Klasa energetyczna A
Jako obrazu tylko zadowalajca
Niepeny Smart TV
Mao opcji dodatkowych
Wysoka cena

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £49.67
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £52.71
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Energy Rating
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl32r505, sony kdl32r505c, sony kdl32r505cb, sony kdl32r505cba, sony kdl32r505cbae, sony kdl32r505cbaep
Barcodes 04548736003675

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