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Sony KDL32W705CBU

£279.00
32" Full HD 200Hz Edge-Lit LED Mar 2015
A
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate LED Backlighting Type Release Date £65.53 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average expert reviews
Good picture quality
Nice design
105 Reviews
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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

This TV received a rating of 75% from expert review website product-test.ru.

Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this television rated this television as fantastic on average. 70 reviewers (94% of all reviewers) gave this television either 4 or 5 stars and 67% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

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


Design

Nice Design

Twelve people who reviewed the Sony KDL-32W705 agreed that it was good looking. Nat Whilk wrote on expert review site Amazon “Gorgeous picture; great connectivity; pity about the sound”. Kerry Louise mentioned “Very stylish and the picture is wonderfully crisp” in his review of this TV. Phil Cooke wrote on expert review site Amazon “Beautifully clear default image with plenty of options to alter factory settings if required” and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Two owners concluded that the product was smooth. Three years ago James I wrote on expert website Amazon “A top quality plastic case and a perfectly smooth screen with a very neat bezel” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. @geekzilla9000 mentioned in their review of this TV “The colours are vibrant and movement is nice and smooth”.

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Robust

Four owners considered that the product was well made. Justaguy mentioned in their Sony KDL-32W705 review “It even has a built in football setting” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Valley88 gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website Amazon two years ago “The sound is very solid and doesn't have that tinny sound” in their review of this TV. Daniel Adderley mentioned also two years ago “Very nicely built” in his review of this TV and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Good Quality

Twenty owners who reviewed this TV concluded that it was good quality. Website Argos.co.uk mentioned two years ago “Good build quality” in their review of this TV. Mr Ian M Cooke wrote “Excellent picture quality”. Two years ago Mr. P. N. Samat said in their review of this TV “The picture quality is brilliant as is ease of use”.

Easy to Use

Six customers who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use. Mark wrote on expert website Amazon “The picture is great it is easy to use”. Mrs. P. A. Porter mentioned “Lovely picture - foolproof set up”. George rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote on expert review site Amazon “It is very intuitive”.

Five owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Mr Ian M Cooke said in his review of this TV “Easy to set up” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Coincidence vs Fate scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “Now these kind of things are fairly straightforward to set-up, as was a smaller 22" LED we bought for the kitchen a couple of weeks back”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that this TV had a good interface. Kmw said in their review of this TV “Media compatibility & interface could be improved”. R3d Bu11 mentioned in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon three years ago “First thing is the interface is far superior to last year's model, much simpler” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

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Price

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Good Value for Money

Nine people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Website Argos.co.uk scored it 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of the Sony KDL-32W705 “Value for money”. Techy wrote on expert review site Amazon two years ago “Bargain! Excellent in every regard” in their review of this TV. P. Storey said in their review of this TV “Great picture excellent value” .

Three owners who reviewed it thought it was expensive. Thegherks rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert review site Amazon “It is slightly more expensive than other brand's equivalent”. Gary Wilde said “The replacement telly is a lot more expensive” in his review of this TV and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. David Martin mentioned “It wasn't that expensive” however he scored it 60 out of 100.

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Pricey

The price range of TVs of this age and spec is from £70 to £1,590. We think that this small display diagonal TV looks expensive compared to other TVs of this age and spec.


Features

Inferior Remote Control

Two owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it did not have a good remote control. Techy said “The controller is not easy to get used to” but they scored the product 5 stars out of 5. Tillytops2000 wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Cheap remote is hideous”.

Good Stand

Four people who reviewed it thought it had a good stand. Kmw gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Amazon “There's also a nice metal stand which can function both as a table stand”. Tim wrote “The slimmed down bezel looks really nice and the stand works well” in his review of this TV and scored the Sony KDL-32W705 4 stars out of 5. @geekzilla9000 said on expert website Amazon “Even the stand looks superb”.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A, and the average 5 year running cost of the KDL-32W705 is £66 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 582 TVs of this spec and age.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This small display diagonal TV was released in March 2015.


Display

Good Picture Quality

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony KDL-32W705 had good picture quality. C. Ella said in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “Having had this 2 days and set this up right for picture and sound, this picture quality is fantastic” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Two years ago Baggins gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Amazon “Once set up the picture quality as stunning and even the sound is acceptable bearing in mind the diminutive speakers they fit nowadays”. @geekzilla9000 said on expert website Amazon “Bass actually has depth and the high frequency sounds have excellent clarity” in their review of this TV.

Seven owners agreed that it had good colour saturation. Mr Martin mentioned “The picture is a big improvement on my 2007 model, its very clear and the colours are vibrant”. Valley88 said in their review of this TV “The picture is crisp and clear with vibrant colours”. A. Kalapchiyski mentioned “Great colors and good sound”.

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for playing games on. Tyler Durden rated this TV 5 stars out of 5 and he said in his review of this TV on expert website Amazon “Great for gaming”. A. Kalapchiyski mentioned “Highly recommend for gamers” in their review of this TV and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Two years ago Gavin Vaughan gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he said on expert review site Amazon “It's good for gamers with a very low input lag”.

Three owners who bought it thought it had image blurring. Kmw said on expert review site Amazon “Response time is good, keeping motion blur to a minimum”. James I gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote “Detail rich picture, with only the tiniest amount of motion blur in fast action scenes”. He also said “Channels again produced an excellent picture, with only very small amounts of motion blur coming from the ball when it was traveling at high speed” in his review.

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Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions that are a comparable age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other small display diagonal televisions that have been around for a comparable time to this television, the KDL-32W705 is not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Cello C29229 or the Samsung UE32H6400 (£314.99).

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Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of 200 hertz, the KDL-32W705's high frequency rate is one of the fastest amongst small display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. Small display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV have high frequency rates of between 50Hz and 400Hz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The KDL-32W705 supports a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels TV, which is the most common display resolution supported by small display diagonal televisions that are a similar age to this TV.

This television's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported display resolution across all TVs of this age and type.

Across comparable types of television the worst supported display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Very Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Small display diagonal televisions that were launched more than two years ago have horizontal viewing angles of between 150° and 180°. The horizontal viewing angle of the Sony KDL-32W705 of 178 degrees is one of the widest amongst small display diagonal televisions that have been available for around the same time as this television.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 200 hertz, the Sony KDL-32W705 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this TV. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 50Hz to 1,200Hz.

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32 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 32 inch TV.

TVs with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Cello C39226 (39").

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Eight customers who purchased this TV considered that it was thin. Kmw gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “It's thinness and slim brushed steel bezel makes it look extremely sleek”. Valley88 scored it 5 stars out of 5 and said “The set is lightweight and slim and as my model is silver the set doesn't look obtrusive in the room”. R. Patel mentioned “The bezel is nice and thin and during a movie you can barely notice it”.

Average Depth

With a depth of 59 millimeters, the KDL-32W705 has a relatively typical depth compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to this television.

If you are not worried about having a thicker depth then you might want to look at the SEG Calgary (£250.21) (49mm) which is also cheaper.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-32W705 supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other small display diagonal televisions that were released around the same time as this TV which do not support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung HG32ED590 (£254.99) which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE32J5000 (£264.99) which has better reviews.

There are a number of other TVs which also support Wi-Fi which you might want to look at including the LG 32LF650 (£299.99).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-32W705 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KDL-32W705 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KDL-32W705 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other small display diagonal televisions that came out more than two years ago also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KDL-32W705 has an ethernet port, unlike most of the other small display diagonal televisions that came out around the same time as this television which do not have an ethernet port.

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Other Features

Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-32W705 supports HDD recording. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support HDD recording.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KDL-32W705 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, which is unusual. Most of the other small display diagonal televisions that have been available for more than two years do not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Performance

Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Sony KDL-32W705 has an ambient light sensor, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The KDL-32W705 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), as do most of the other similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-32W705 supports parental controls, as do most of the other small display diagonal televisions that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Game Mode

The Sony KDL-32W705 has a game mode, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-32W705 supports 24p, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago.

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Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The Sony KDL-32W705 supports internet TV, unlike most of the other small display diagonal televisions that have been available for a similar time to this television which do not support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The KDL-32W705 supports Smart TV. Most of the other televisions of this age and type do not support Smart TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-32W705 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other small display diagonal televisions that were released more than two years ago also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-32W705 supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other small display diagonal televisions that came out around the same time as this television also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Sony KDL-32W705 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KDL-32W705 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other small display diagonal televisions that have been around for around the same time as this TV also have a desktop stand included.

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Audio

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The Sony KDL-32W705 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other small display diagonal televisions that came out more than two years ago.

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Good Sound Quality

Twenty-two people who purchased the Sony KDL-32W705 concluded that it had good sound quality. Justaguy said on expert review site Amazon “The sound is very decent for a flat screen though”. James I gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote on expert review site Amazon “Sound quality is exactly what you would expect from a flat panel television, so you will need to buy a sound bar, or sound base”. Kmw said “Sound quality is average.” .


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl32w705b kdl32w705b, sonytv kdl32w705cbu, sony kdl32w705cbaep, summer kdl32w705cbu, sony kdl32w705cbu, sony kdl32w705bbu
Barcodes 04548736002135, 04548736002142, 04905524959611, 04905524959628, 04905524959642, 05053959428031, 05054230766644, 05054629739846, 05055760736992

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