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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
Sony is one of the superior TV brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Sony also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.
Has Five Sound Modes
The KDL-32R300 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This Sony TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on TVs of this type and age. The sound modes "Game", "Standard", "Movie" and "Sports" are also found on this television.
Supports Three Audio Formats
The KDL-32R300 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for more than a year. The audio formats "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.
Has Six Smart Modes
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-32R300 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of this age and type. The smart modes "Photo", "Cinema", "Sports", "Vivid" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony TV.
Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
The annual energy consumptions of mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-32R300 range from 26kWh to 160kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 66kWh. The KDL-32R300 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 42 kilowatt hours) amongst TVs of this age.
Televisions of a comparable age and type to the KDL-32R300 have weights of between 3.6kg and 18kg. At only 4.5 kilograms, the KDL-32R300 is quite light compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-32R300.
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Does Not Support Smart TV Features
The Sony KDL-32R300 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs of this type and age.
There are a number of other TVs which also support smart TV features that you might also want to look at including the Philips 48PFH5500 which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
The KDL-32R300 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than a year also do not have a WiFi connection.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other televisions of this age and type, the Sony KDL-32R300 is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KDL-32R300 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.
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Only Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the KDL-32R300 is more than most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-32R300 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions of this type and age also do not feature OLED technology.
There are a number of alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology which you might also want to consider including the Samsung UN50J6200 ($479.49) which also has a higher rating.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-32R300 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst mid-size TVs of this age. TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-32R300 have RMS rated power of between 5W and 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 20W.
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-32R300 range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 250Hz. The Sony KDL-32R300 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies (only 100 hertz) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
Only Two HDMI Ports
The KDL-32R300 is a two HDMI port television. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age have between one and three HDMI ports.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This TV has been on the market for over a year.
At 63 millimeters, the KDL-32R300 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other TVs that have been available for more than a year.
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
576i, 480i, 576p, 1080i, 480p, 1080p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustment
Horizontal Viewing Angle
640 x 480 (VGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-T, DVB, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
Analog Signal Format System
SECAM, PAL, NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43
Smart TV Features
RMS Rated Power
Pulse, Digital, Digital Plus, Digital
Game, Music, Standard, Movie, Sports
Audio Decoding Technology
Dolby Pulse, Dolby Digital Plus
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Audio in Port
Audio Out Port
Ethernet LAN Connection
Game, Photo, Cinema, Sports, Vivid, Standard
WAV, WMA, MP3
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AC Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
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Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.31 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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