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Sony KDL-32R420
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Sony KDL-32R420

32" Direct-LED Flat 76mm Mar 2013
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8 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

Two Sony KDL-32R420 owners who reviewed the product said that it was good quality. Expert website Tomsguide.com wrote in their Sony KDL-32R420 review “Despite its deserved reputation for high quality” although they gave the product a rating of 50 out of 100.

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

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

Good Technical Features

One Sony KDL-32R420 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it had good features. Tomsguide.com wrote “The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features.” in their review of this TV but they only rated it 3 stars.

Supports One Audio Format

The Sony KDL-32R420 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions of this age and type. The most commonly supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this Sony television. The audio formats MP3,WAV,WMA are also supported by this TV.

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Has Four Smart Modes

The Sony KDL-32R420 has a greater number of smart modes than most similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-32R420. The smart modes "Cinema", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony TV.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The KDL-32R420 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs that were launched more than two years ago. 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 have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-32R420.

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Not Included Optical Disc Drive

This television has a Not included optical disc drive, which is the most frequently found optical disc drive on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Light

The KDL-32R420 is quite light (only 5.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R420. The weights of mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-32R420 range from 1.4kg to 36kg.

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12 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This Sony TV received a rating of 50% from expert review website tomsguide.com. If all the TVs of this age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this television is in the bottom 3%.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-32R420, the KDL-32R420 does not have a WiFi connection.

It is worth considering alternative televisions which also have a WiFi connection including the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE40H6400[plb_2236818_price], or the Philips 32PHT4509[plb_2227289_price].

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The KDL-32R420 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not support smart TV features.

Alternative televisions which also support smart TV features that you might want to consider include the UN32EH5300[pl_403263_price], or the UE32H6410[pl_2236817_price] both from Samsung or the Philips 32PHT4509[plb_2227289_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-32R420, the KDL-32R420 is not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], the Sony KDL-47W800[plb_2205548_price], or the Samsung UE46F8500[plb_2161630_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago, the KDL-32R420 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a built-in camera and we think the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], or the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price] both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFS8109[plb_2283263_price] is also worth considering.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Sony KDL-32R420 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions that have been available for more than two years. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-32R420.

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Only Supports One TV Band

The number of TV bands supported by the KDL-32R420 is more than most televisions of this spec and age. The most frequently supported TV band is UHF, but this TV band is not supported by this TV. The TV bands CATV,UHF,VHF are also supported by this television.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KDL-32R420 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price], or the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Sony KDL-32R420 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 KDL-32R420 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most common display resolution supported by TVs of this type and age.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is in fact the worst supported display resolution amongst all TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-32R420.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best supported display resolution amongst similar types of TV.

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Only Has One Sound Mode

The Sony KDL-32R420 has a greater number of sound modes than most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this Sony TV. The sound modes Movie,Music,Sports,Standard are also found on this TV.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-32R420

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this television was released.

Average Thickness

At 76 millimeters, the KDL-32R420 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other televisions that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 76mm thick televisions currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-32R423[plb_1499633_price].

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Specification

Display
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HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
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Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
TV Band
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
Equaliser Band
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Sound Mode
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
Control
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Audio Format
Image Format
Digital Video Recorder
Local Dimming
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
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
Headphone Connection
Placement Option
Volume Control
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(2)
19 November 2014

The 32-inch Samsung UN32H5500 delivers sharp, 1080p video and has useful smart TV features. But it'll cost you. Who's it for: No one Sony is still arguably the best-known TV brand around,...

17 January 2014

Sony KDL-32R420A to kolejny telewizor LED w bardzo przyst?pnej cenie (w coraz wi?kszej ilo?ci sklepów nieprzekraczaj?cej nawet 1200 z?otych ), któremu postanowili?my si? przyjrze?. Jako, ?e... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $49.60
Electricity cost when on standby $2.36
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Total running cost over 5 years $51.96
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0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 32r420a, kdl32r420, sony r420, sony r420b, kdl32r420a, kdl32r420ab, 4905524915846, sony kdl32r420, kdl32r420abaep, sony kdl32r420b, sony kdl32r420a, sony kdl32r420ab, sony kdl32r420aba, sony kdl32r420abae, sony kdl32r420abaep
Barcodes 00027242876415, 04905524915846
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