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Sony KDL32WD603BU

£259.90
32" 200Hz Direct-LED Flat Apr 2016
A
Display Diagonal High Frequency Rate LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £59.12 Electricity cost over 5 years
Best seller
Owner reviews are average
Poor smart TV features
42 Reviews
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Reasonably Priced

Seven customers who bought it thought it was good value for money. Mrs J Redman mentioned in her Sony KDL-32WD603 review in April last year “Great value for money”. Mr. Bussey wrote in their review of this TV last year “The TV's own sound is very good for a flat screen TV) incredible value for money, particularly for a Sony product”. In the same month Margey said “I wanted a slightly bigger TV now that we only really watch films and dramas so wanted a more cinematic experience at an affordable price” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Three customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was expensive. Mark Watson wrote in April last year “Massively overpriced for the spec it's a £150 TV with a Sony badge” however he scored this TV 20 out of 100. Amazon Customer mentioned on expert review site Amazon also in April last year “Overpriced is what it comes down to” in their review of this TV.

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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, KDL-32WD603 owners rated this TV 69 out of 100.

Good Brand

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


Design

Easy to Use

Four customers concluded that it was easy to use. K. Porter wrote “Also this is a second telly so we wanted a RF input to use a magic eye for Sky TV” in their review of this TV yet they only gave it a rating of 2 stars out of 5. Margey said “The remote is clear and easy to use - nothing too taxing”. B. Bello mentioned in April last year “Looking forward to getting a hard drive to record on to, instructions make it sound really easy to use, remote feels quality” and scored this TV 5 stars out of 5.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Louisdo said in their review of the Sony KDL-32WD603 last year “The EPG menu is easy to navigate” nonetheless they only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. In April last year Gwyndaf mentioned on expert website Amazon “Not fantastically brilliant, however they are clear enough (you should play with the sound settings a little to fine tune” in their review of this TV.

Three customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Last year Mrs J Redman said “Very easy to set up”. Margey mentioned also last year “The TV was really easy to set up and even found WiFi instantly, which I have never experienced before” in their review of this TV.

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Robust

Two customers who purchased this TV considered that it was reliable. Last year J. Mcdonald scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on expert review site Amazon “So, I disconnected the set from the internet and re-connected my trusty YouView box via HDMI”. Sabina said “I will probs stick to Panasonic in future as it's very reliable and super user friendly” but she only gave this TV a score of 20 out of 100.

Two customers who bought the Sony KDL-32WD603 reckoned that it was well made. Gwyndaf rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Mine has a built in blue-ray player too - minimal clutter” in their review of this TV.

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Good Product Quality

Eight people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. Louisdo mentioned “If you're watching standard quality broadcasts that involve rapid motion, there seems to be a bit of 'smudging' before the TV's internal engine catches up”. Sabina said “Once set up the quality of the free view was not so great, this didn't bother me too much as I mostly watch things on the apps.” in her review of this TV. Mr D C Higdon mentioned on expert website Amazon “The picture quality is fantastic and seems great for gaming too”.

Nice Design

Five customers said that the Sony KDL-32WD603 was good looking. Louisdo mentioned in their review of this TV “Cost £400 four years ago, so at the offer price of £240 for this one, I was pretty certain that I would be getting roughly the same standard” yet they rated the product 3 stars out of 5. In April last year J. Mcdonald wrote on expert website Amazon “Basic sound is pretty good too for a set of this kind ( a notoriously weak point in many flat-screen TVs) – stereo speakers are built-in on the bottom of the set”. B. Bello gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Beautiful tv, great picture and sound” in their review of this TV.


Other

Best Seller

According to sales data from Amazon, the KDL-32WD603 is one the fastest selling television currently on the market.

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the KDL-32WD603 in April 2016.


Features

Good Remote Control

Two customers who reviewed this TV agreed that it had a good remote control.


Benefits

Great for Films

Two owners said in their reviews that it was great for watching Netflix. Mr D C Higdon wrote “The remote even has its own 'Netflix' button! The only reason I could not give this 5 stars is because of the sound”. Greek Geeza said in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “There is Netflix”.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

This Sony TV has an efficiency rating of A, and the KDL-32WD603 is typical compared to the other 243 televisions of a comparable spec and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the KDL-32WD603 will cost £60 over 5 years to run.


Smart TV

Poor Smart TV Features

Eight owners who purchased the product reckoned that it did not have good apps. James Hammond gave it a score of 1 stars out of 5 and he said on expert website Amazon “NO 4od and lots of other good British apps that are not available, just American trash”. Justin Hynd mentioned “It's probably advisable to double check what limited apps are available before buying” in his review of this TV. Sabina gave the product a score of 1 stars out of 5 and she wrote on expert review site Amazon last year “The main issue I had was the apps kept freezing and I had no way to exit the apps when this happened apart from switch off from mains” in her review of this TV.

Two people who bought it reckoned that it was not good for watching on demand TV. Mrs. Caroline B. Cooper wrote on expert website Amazon “They told us that Amazon Prime isn't available to this television”.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Sony KDL-32WD603 supports screen mirroring, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The Sony KDL-32WD603 supports Smart TV, unlike most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to this TV which do not support Smart TV.

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Supports Two Video Apps

The KDL-32WD603 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs of this type and age. This Sony TV supports a YouTube video apps, which is the most frequently supported video apps supported by TVs of this age and spec.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

Sixteen customers who purchased it considered that it had good sound quality. Last year Willywilson wrote “It was like the speakers were in tin cans there was quite a bad echo” in their review of this TV. Mr. Bussey mentioned in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “Picture is crystal clear and the sound is excellent”. Margey rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Amazon in April last year “The picture is good and the sound is fine.”.


Display

Good Picture Quality

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Last year Amazon Customer wrote on expert review site Amazon “Very good TV, easy to operate, great colors” in their Sony KDL-32WD603 review. Gwyndaf said on expert review site Amazon “The colours are rich”. Humptygrumpyman wrote in their review of this TV in April last year “Brilliant Sony, excellent colours contrast and motion” .

Three owners who reviewed the product wrote that it had good picture quality. Matyas Buczko wrote in their review of this TV “The picture quality is quite amazing though, so that makes up for its weaknesses” but they rated it 3 stars out of 5. Amazon Customer said in April last year “Great picture quality !” . Gwyndaf gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website Amazon “I used a Blue Ray DVD and a 1920×1080 MP4 sample video to test the picture quality - the results are pleasing” in their review of this TV.

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Not 3D

The KDL-32WD603 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other small display diagonal televisions that have been around for more than a year are also not 3D.

If you want a TV that is 3D then you might want to consider the Philips 22HFL2819 (£211.97) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

Small display diagonal televisions that came out around the same time as this television have high frequency rates of between 50Hz and 400Hz. With a high frequency rate of 200 hertz, the Sony KDL-32WD603 has a fairly fast high frequency rate compared to most of the other small display diagonal televisions that were released one year ago.

We compared all the other 200Hz refresh rate TVs to this TV and we think the Panasonic TX-32C300 (£209), and the Sony KDL-32RD433 (£239) which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If this TV high frequency rate is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-24DSW504 (400Hz) which is also higher rated.

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32 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 32 inch TV.

We compared all the other 32" televisions to this TV and we think because of their better review scores, the Panasonic TX-32C300 (£209), the LG 32LF580 (£261.99), and the Sony KDL-32RD433 (£239) are also worth considering.

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Good High Def TV

Sixteen people said that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Louisdo wrote “If you're not bothered about crystal clear proper full HD, then I would recommend this TV” in their review of this TV. They also said “I'm not sure why Amazon describe this model as full HD when it clearly is not” in their review. James Hammond mentioned on expert website Amazon in April last year “You may as well by a cheaper HDTV with a chromcast or fire stick” in his review of the Sony KDL-32WD603.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-32WD603 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other small display diagonal televisions that are a comparable age to this TV do not support Wi-Fi.

Other televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the 32LH604 (£258.89), or the 32LF580 (£261.99) both from LG or the Samsung UE32J4570 (£259.11).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-32WD603 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-32WD603 has an ethernet port, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age do not have an ethernet port.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The Sony KDL-32WD603 supports smartphones being used as a remote. Most of the other small display diagonal televisions that have been around for around the same time as this TV also support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KDL-32WD603 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other TVs that were released more than a year ago also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Performance

Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-32WD603 supports 24p, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-32WD603 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other small display diagonal televisions that have been around for more than a year also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Sony KDL-32WD603 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-32WD603 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to this television also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

The Sony KDL-32WD603 has a pretty average depth (66 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for more than a year.

We compared all the other 66mm thick TVs to this TV and we think the Sony KDL-32WD600 (£299.49) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

TVs with a thicker depth that might be worth looking at include the Sony KDL-32RD430 (£258.99) (66mm).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sonledkdl32wd603bubk, sony sonkdl32wd603bu, sony kdl32wd603smart, acoustic kdl32wd603, summer kdl32wd603bu, sony kdl32wd603cbu, sony kdl32wd603bu, sony cnc7za00, sony cnc7zs00, sony hdmi2x, sony k6g7k
Barcodes 04548736023703, 04548736023710

Sony KDL-32WD603 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-32WD603 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,547 product attributes, 85,382 TV reviews and 3,802,500 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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