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Sony KDL-32R400
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Sony KDL-32R400

32" Direct-LED Flat 76.5mm Jun 2013
Screen Size LED Backlighting Screen Shape Thickness Release Date
Features: 720p HD clarity, Direct LED, Motionflow XR 120, smartphone ready, Clear Resolution Enhancer, USB input, 3 HD inputs. Add Sony HD to your office, dorm or anywhere in the house. Sporting a... More
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Average Expert Reviews

This Sony TV received a score of 70% from expert review site CNET.com.au.

Good Brand

Sony is one of the better rated television brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Sony also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.

Robust

Several Sony KDL-32R400 reviewers considered that the product was well made. Three years ago Cnet.com.au wrote “The Sony KD 32 400A has solid black levels, shadow detail” in their Sony KDL-32R400 review.

Good Picture Quality

Several Sony KDL-32R400 owners who reviewed this TV agreed that it had good picture quality. One person who purchased this TV wrote that it had image blurring. Cnet.com.au wrote on CNET.com.au “It has more blurring than competing sets” in their review of this TV.

Good Sound Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality.

Good Product Quality

One Sony KDL-32R400 reviewer reckoned that the product was good quality. Cnet.com.au gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote on CNET.com.au “It has very good sound quality for a TV of this size”.

Easy to Use

One Sony KDL-32R400 reviewer considered that this TV was easy to handle. Cnet.com.au wrote “It handles 1080 24 properly” and gave this TV a score of 4 stars.

Nice Design

One person who purchased it concluded that it was a good design. Cnet.com.au wrote on CNET.com.au “And its design is sleek and modern” in their Sony KDL-32R400 review.

3D Comb Filter

This television has a 3D comb filter, which is the most frequently found comb filter on TVs of this age and spec.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-32R400 is more than most TVs of this age and spec. This Sony TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of this type and age.

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Has Three Smart Modes

The KDL-32R400 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on TVs of this age and spec. The smart modes "Cinema" and "Sports" are also found on this television.

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Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The KDL-32R400 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32R400. The analog signal format systems "NTSC 3.58" and "NTSC M" are also supported by this TV.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of televisions of this type and age is 76kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 45 kilowatt hours, the KDL-32R400 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Light

The lightest television of this type and age is 3.7kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. When compared to other televisions of a similar type and age to the KDL-32R400 that we have assessed, the weight of the Sony KDL-32R400 of only 4.8 kilograms is one of the lightest.

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12 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

One Sony KDL-32R400 reviewer said in their reviews that it did not have good features. Cnet.com.au said in their Sony KDL-32R400 review on CNET.com.au three years ago “Inaccurate colors and sparse features” nonetheless they rated it 4 stars.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The KDL-32R400 does not have a WiFi connection, although it is worth noting that most of the other televisions of this age and spec also do not have a WiFi connection.

It is worth also looking at other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the UE32H4500, or the T32E390 both from Samsung or the Toshiba 32L1343.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-32R400, the KDL-32R400 does not support smart TV features.

Other TVs which also support smart TV features that you might want to consider include the UE32H4500, or the T32E390 both from Samsung or the Philips 32PHK4509 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-32R400 are not 3D compatible. The Sony KDL-32R400 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the C39226, or the C40227 both from Cello or the Samsung UE32F6100 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-32R400 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 around the same time as the KDL-32R400 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-32R400 is more than most similar spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions that came out around the same time as the KDL-32R400.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago do not feature OLED technology. The Sony KDL-32R400 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-32R400 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. At only 100 hertz, the Sony KDL-32R400 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most televisions of this type and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the KDL-32R400 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the Sony KDL-32R400 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is actually the worst supported display resolution across all TVs of this age and spec.

Across comparable types of TV the best supported display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Has Five Sound Modes

The KDL-32R400 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of this type and age. This Sony TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on televisions of a similar type and age to the KDL-32R400. The sound modes "Game", "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-32R400

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-32R400 over three years ago.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 76.5 millimeters, the KDL-32R400 has a pretty standard thickness compared to most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32R400.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
Control
Electronic Programme Guide
Playback Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Local Dimming
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features

Expert Reviews

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11 July 2013

The Sony KDL-32R400A is the closest you'll get to a jack-of-all-trades performer in a 32-inch television...

The Sony KD 32 400A has solid black levels, shadow detail, and color saturation for a small, budget TV
It handles 1080 24 properly
It has very good sound quality for a TV of this size
And its design is sleek and modern
The Sony KDL 32 400A has solid black levels, shadow detail, and color saturation for a small, budget TV
Its socalled 120Hz refresh rate does almost nothing to improve picture quality
It has more blurring than competing sets
Inaccurate colors and sparse features
Its so-called 120Hz refresh rate does almost nothing to improve picture quality
Dull colors

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl32r400, kdl32r400a, sony 32r400, sony 32r400c, 4905524916959, sony kdl32r400, sony kdl32r400c, sony kdl32r400a, sony kdl32r400cb, sony kdl32r400cba, sony kdl32r400cbae, sony kdl32r400cbaep
Barcodes 00027242862869, 04548736003729
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