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Sony KDL-32R500
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Sony KDL-32R500

32" Edge-LED Flat Mar 2015
Screen Size LED Backlighting Screen Shape WiFi Connection Release Date
- Slim Design- Compatible with Major IPTV Services- Wi-Fi Certified- Photo Sharing Plus- Clear Resolution Enhancer- Clear Phase More
$40.27 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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4 Reasons For

Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,555 owner and expert reviews, Sony has good reviews for its TVs. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-32R500 which do not have a WiFi connection, the KDL-32R500 has a WiFi connection.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

two USB 2.0 ports

The Sony KDL-32R500 is a two USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

At only 45.8 kilowatt hours, the KDL-32R500 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than a year. The lowest annual energy consumption of mid-size TVs that were released one year ago is 26kWh, the highest is 160kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 66kWh.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The Sony KDL-32R500 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-32R500 do support smart TV features.

It is worth considering other TVs which also support smart TV features including the Philips 48PFH5500 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The KDL-32R500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-32R500 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other televisions of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the KDL-32R500 does not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider including the Samsung UN50J6200 ($449.95) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The KDL-32R500 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) amongst televisions of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs of this spec and age is 5W and the highest is 1,000W.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Sony KDL-32R500 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year. The motion interpolation frequencies of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R500 range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 250Hz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-32R500

Released Over a Year Ago

This Sony TV was released over a year ago.

Average Thickness

At 65 millimeters, the Sony KDL-32R500 has a fairly typical thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-32R500.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 65mm thick TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-32R403.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might also want to consider the Sony KDL-48R553 (65mm).

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HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
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Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
RMS Rated Power
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
Ethernet LAN Connection
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Energy Efficiency Class
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Electricity cost when switched on $38.30
Electricity cost when on standby $2.35
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Total running cost over 5 years $40.65
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Energy Rating
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl32r500, sony kdl32r500c
Barcodes 04548736003521

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