Expert review site Chip.de scored this Sony TV 73%.
Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions
We checked 1,555 user and expert reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range.
Has Four Sound Modes
The Sony KDL-32R405 has a greater number of sound modes than most similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this television. The sound modes Game, Movie, Sports and Standard are also found on this TV.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
The average annual energy consumption of TVs of this age and spec is 66kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 26kWh to 160kWh. The Sony KDL-32R405 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 45 kilowatt hours) amongst televisions of this age.
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Support Smart TV Features
Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-32R405 support smart TV features, however the KDL-32R405 does not support smart TV features.
The KDL-32R405 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-32R405 are also not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the 43LF590, or the 42LF652 both from LG which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KDL-32R405 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions that were released more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the KDL-32R405, the Sony KDL-32R405 does not feature OLED technology.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The lowest RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago is 5W and the highest is 1,000W. At only 10 Watts, the KDL-32R405 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-32R405.
Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
Across all the mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-32R405 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the KDL-32R405 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Sony released the KDL-32R405.
At 65 millimeters, the Sony KDL-32R405 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.
We compared all the other 65mm thick televisions to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the KDL-40R553, and the KDL-48R553 both from Sony is also worth considering.
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Motion Interpolation Technology
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
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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).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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