Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs Sony is one of the superior brands.
Has One Sound Mode
The Sony KDL-32R405 has a greater number of sound modes than most mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this TV. The sound modes Game|Movie|Sports|Standard are also found on this television.
1080p Video Mode
This television supports a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it.
Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The Sony KDL-32R405 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most televisions that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Sony TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC|NTSC 3.58|NTSC 4.43|PAL|SECAM are also supported by this television.
The Sony KDL-32R405 is one of the lighter televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-32R405 (only 5.8 kilograms) amongst televisions of this age. Televisions that were launched around the same time as the KDL-32R405 have weights of between 3.6kg and 20kg, and the average weight is 9.2kg.
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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
The KDL-32R405 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 45 kilowatt hours) amongst TVs of this age. The average annual energy consumption of televisions of this age and type is 76kWh.
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Not Smart TV
The Sony KDL-32R405 is not Smart TV, unlike most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as the KDL-32R405.
Most televisions of this type and age are not 3D compatible. The Sony KDL-32R405 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a television that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the 43LF590, or the 32LF650 both from LG or the Panasonic TX-40CX400 which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KDL-32R405 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-32R405 also do not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Sony KDL-32R405 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-32R405 also do not feature OLED technology.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-32R405 has a very low RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions that were released more than a year ago. The RMS rated power of TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-32R405 range from 5W to 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W.
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The slowest motion interpolation frequency of televisions of this type and age is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,600Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 370Hz. At only 100 hertz, the KDL-32R405 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-32R405.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The KDL-32R405 is a one USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-32R405 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
The Sony KDL-32R405 supports a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels television, which is the most common display resolution supported by TVs of this type and age.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is actually the worst supported display resolution amongst all mid-size TVs that were released one year ago.
Amongst comparable types of TV the best supported display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This TV has been on the market for over a year.
At 65 millimeters, the Sony KDL-32R405 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R405.
Alternative 65mm thick TVs currently available that you might also want to look at include the KDL-40R550, or the KDL-32R505 both from Sony which has a better Rating.
If you would consider a television with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-32R503 (65mm).
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Motion Interpolation Technology
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
1366 x 768
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
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1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 1366 х 768, 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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