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Sony KDL-32R403
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Sony KDL-32R403

32" Edge-LED Flat 65mm Mar 2015
Screen Size LED Backlighting Screen Shape Thickness Release Date
Great pictures, slim style From noisy pictures to clear viewing you ll enjoy fine details and textures, even in flat picture areas. Clear Resolution Enhancer scales low resolution images closer to... More
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17 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 34 owner reviews this television has a fantastic average owner rating.

Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Sony KDL-32R403 review “The very next day! Very impressed! The set was easy to set up and both picture” . Last year Mickeyfinn scored it 5 stars and said “It is very good for the price and very easy to set up” in their review of the Sony KDL-32R403. Zoverstocks Music said in their review of the Sony KDL-32R403 “Simple to set up working fine” and scored this TV 5 stars.

One Sony KDL-32R403 owner said that it was easy to use. In October last year Amazon Customer wrote “On this occasion it would be a whole lot more straightforward if the remote control included with this TV matched the one in the user guide”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good experience. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer said “It does offer a great viewing experience for this class of television”.

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Good Picture Quality

A number of Sony KDL-32R403 reviewers agreed that it had good picture quality. A few weeks ago Redcarjohn mentioned on Amazon “Excellent picture quality, rich colours, particularly noticeable on nature documentaries”. In October last year Strevac wrote on Amazon “Great TV, picture quality good no complaints” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

A number of Sony KDL-32R403 reviewers reckoned that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this TV “Very good picture quality however as with many modern TVs, where this model comes up a little short is with the gravitas of its sound” . Dave Albrecht scored the Sony KDL-32R403 4 stars and he wrote in his Sony KDL-32R403 review “Picture quality is amazing edge to edge display”. R. Glover mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-32R403 “Pictures quality look great”.

Good Sound Quality

Some Sony KDL-32R403 reviewers who reviewed the product said that it had good sound quality. John Ratcliffe mentioned on Amazon “Great picture and good sound”.

Good High Def TV

A few people who purchased it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “This TV comes with many of the basic features that you would expect from a modern HDTV and it delivers good performance for a TV in the HD Ready range”. Dave Albrecht wrote in October this year “Perfect for HD gaming and movies” in his review.

Good Technical Features

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features. L. Edmonds gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “Amazing Amazing Amazing FANTASTIC picture great sound outstanding features”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

Two Sony KDL-32R403 reviewers who reviewed the Sony KDL-32R403 concluded that it was good for watching Freeview TV. John Ratcliffe mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Excellent basic tv with freeview”. R. Glover wrote in their review on Amazon “Good enough for Freeview HD rare have 1080p feed channels” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Size

One Sony KDL-32R403 owner who purchased the Sony KDL-32R403 thought it was thin. Endless_pointless mentioned on Amazon “It is very thin - would slide under a door” in their Sony KDL-32R403 review and rated this TV as excellent. One Sony KDL-32R403 owner thought it was compact. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It is nice and compact and it comes with a good energy rating” and scored the Sony KDL-32R403 80 out of 100.

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony TVs and also specifically for Sony mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings.

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Good Environmental Credentials

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of power usage.

Good Connectivity

One customer who bought it considered that it was able to connect to the internet. Vincento gave it an excellent review score and mentioned “Plenty of connectivity, this tv also has internet content which wasnt mentioned in the listing, media player”.

Robust

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was well made.

Good Remote Control

One customer who reviewed the Sony KDL-32R403 thought it had a good remote control.

Has Four Sound Modes

The KDL-32R403 has a greater number of sound modes than most televisions of a similar spec and age to it. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R403. The sound modes "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony TV.

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Has Seven Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-32R403 is more than most TVs that came out more than a year ago. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on TVs of this age and type. The smart modes "Cinema", "Music", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-32R403 is 66kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 26kWh to 160kWh. The KDL-32R403 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 45 kilowatt hours) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One customer who reviewed the Sony KDL-32R403 thought it did not have good technical guidance. Amazon Customer said a few weeks ago “It is not obvious from the instructions” in their Sony KDL-32R403 review although they gave the Sony KDL-32R403 a score of 80 out of 100.

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The KDL-32R403 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for more than a year do support smart TV features.

We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Samsung HG32ED670 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Like most of the other televisions of this age and spec, the KDL-32R403 does not have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Cello C32227.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-32R403 are not 3D compatible. The Sony KDL-32R403 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as the KDL-32R403 do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-32R403 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KDL-32R403 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-32R403 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with an OLED technology and we think the Samsung UE32J4500 is also worth considering.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-32R403 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-32R403. Across all the TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R403 the RMS rated power range from 5W to 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 20W.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The KDL-32R403 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-32R403. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-32R403 is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,000Hz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-32R403

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the KDL-32R403 over a year ago.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 65 millimeters, the KDL-32R403 has a relatively standard thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-32R403.

If you are not worried about having a thicker thickness then you might also want to consider the Toshiba 40L1533 (27mm) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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LED Backlighting
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Motion Interpolation Technology
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Screen Format Adjustment
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Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Teletext Function
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
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Cable Included
Technical Details

User Reviews

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Reviewed 2 August 2016 by Dave albrecht
(Verified Purchase)

Picture quality is amazing edge to edge display. Perfect for HD gaming and movies.

Reviewed 31 July 2016 by Endless_pointless
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV for a good price. it is very thin - would slide under a door.

Reviewed 25 July 2016 by Amazon Customer

The Sony Bravia KDL32R403CBU 32-inch HD Ready LED TV may not have a ton of fancy features, but it does offer a great viewing experience for this class of television. This TV comes with many of the... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2016 by Stu Art Zumaki

The Sony Bravia KDL32R403CBU 32-inch HD Ready LED TV may not have a ton of fancy features, but it does offer a great viewing experience for this class of television. This TV comes with many of the... Read more…

Reviewed 23 July 2016 by Ruby
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV. Good clear picture...

Reviewed 17 July 2016 by Vincento | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Was shocked to find a sony bravia for half price ,lovely picture with some really nice features and plenty of connectivity ,this tv also has internet content which wasnt mentioned in the listing... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2016 by Will of Wells
(Verified Purchase)

Does what it says on the tin...

Reviewed 8 June 2016 by RedcarJohn
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent picture quality, rich colours, particularly noticeable on nature documentaries. Sound quality not so good, sometimes seems a bit muffled. Still wondering whether to buy a sound bar.

Reviewed 26 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)
Reviewed 26 April 2016 by Mags
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased...

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Electricity cost when switched on $38.44
Electricity cost when on standby $2.36
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Total running cost over 5 years $40.80
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony r403, sony r403c, KDL-32R403C, kdl32r403cb, sony r403cb, sony r403cbu, sony p221067, kdl32r403cbu, sony p221067p, sony kdl32r403, sony kdl32r403c, summer kdl32r403, sony kdl32r403cb, sony kdl32r403cbu, summer kdl32r403c, summer kdl32r403cb, summer kdl32r403cbu, refurbished kdl32r403, refurbished kdl32r403c
Barcodes 04548736003743, 04548736003750, 05054629739365, 05055760717687, 05712505605011
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