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Sony KDL-32W706
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Sony KDL32W706

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32" 200Hz Edge-LED Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate LED Backlighting Type Release Date
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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

One expert review site decided that this Sony television was very good. Avforums.com gave this television a "Highly Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Expert review site avforums.com scored this TV 90%. This puts this mid-size TV in the top 7% of all the similar spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Low Running Costs

This television is rated A for energy efficiency. The average 5 year running cost of the KDL-32W706 is only £66 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 20% of all 670 televisions that have been around for more than two years.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Sony has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other brands.

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Supports Smart TV

The KDL-32W706 supports smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-32W706 do not support smart TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available including the Samsung UE32H6400[plb_2232460_price], or the Sony KDL-42W705[plb_2142205_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-32W706 which do not have a wi-Fi, the KDL-32W706 has a wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs with a wi-Fi to this TV and we think the Samsung UE32H6400[plb_2232460_price], and the Sony KDL-42W705[plb_2142205_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

Across all the TVs that have been around for more than two years the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz. The KDL-32W706 has one of the faster high frequency rates (200 hertz) amongst televisions of this age.

We compared this television to all the other 200Hz refresh rate TVs and we think the Samsung UE40C7000[plb_1661050_price], and the Sony KDL-42W705[plb_2142205_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

The KDL-32W706 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32W706 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Three Number of Tunerss

The Sony KDL-32W706 is a three number of tuners TV. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the KDL-32W706 have between one and seven number of tunerss.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

two USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The Sony KDL-32W706 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity TV.

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Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-32W706 is more than most TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by televisions of this type and age. The audio formats supporteds "3GPP", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Five Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-32W706 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it. This Sony TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-32W706. The smart modess "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.

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Light

The weights of mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago range from 1.4kg to 36kg. The Sony KDL-32W706 is fairly light (only 6.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

The KDL-32W706 has a quite low annual energy consumption (only 54 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-32W706. Mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago have annual energy consumptions of between 0.22kWh and 620kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 75kWh.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D

The KDL-32W706 is not 3D. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the KDL-32W706 are also not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the UE32H6400[pl_2232460_price], the UE40C7000[pl_1661050_price], or the UE32F6100[pl_2161651_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-32W706 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-32W706 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The KDL-32W706 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of this spec and age. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-32W706. The image formats supporteds "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this television.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-32W706 is 4W and the highest is 80W. With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-32W706 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-32W706 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32W706 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Has Two Sound Modess

The Sony KDL-32W706 has a greater number of sound modes than most televisions of this spec and age. This TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most frequently found sound modes found on TVs of this type and age. The sound modes "Standard" is also found on this television.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-32W706

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

This mid-size TV was released over three years ago.

Average Depth

The KDL-32W706 has a relatively standard depth (64 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 64mm thick TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-42W705[plb_2142205_price].

If you are not bothered about having a thicker depth then you might also want to look at the Samsung UE40C7000[plb_1661050_price] (26.5mm) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
24p Support
Display Resolution
Display Diagonal (metric)
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
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
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
WLAN-Ready
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
Game Mode
24p Support
Ambient Light Sensor
Plug and Play
Voice Control
Clock Function
Teletext
Deep Colour Support
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Other Features
Volume Control
Audio Output
Audio Output Channels
Audio Input
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1 Award

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Expert Reviews

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25 June 2014

Avforums.com

Room for a little one? Sony's 32W706 is a bit smaller than the usual samples we review but 32-inches is as big as many will ever want, we'll stop short of saying need! But just because it's wee... Read more…

Almost perfect screen uniformity
Good black levels
Accurate colours
Excellent video processing
Comprehensive Smart TV features
None, really, but not the cheapest 32inch TV
27 March 2015
Natural, detailed picture
Impressive contrast
Rich, punchy colours
Attractive, userfriendly interface
Detailed sound
Nothing
Sound is rather average
No 4OD or ITV Player support
Pictures may not suit a very bright room
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £62.49
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £65.53
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Energy Rating
0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl32w706, sony kdl32w706b, sonytv kdl32w706, sony kdl32w706bs, sony kdl32w706bsu, refurbished kdl32w706, refurbished kdl32w706b, refurbished kdl32w706bs, refurbished kdl32w706bsu
Barcodes 00049055249675, 04905524967524, 04905524967531, 04905524967555

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