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5 Reasons For
Mid-size TVs produced by Sony have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.
Supports Three Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-32R300 is more than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-32R300. The audio formats "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.
Has Six Smart Modes
The KDL-32R300 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs that came out more than a year ago. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R300. The smart modes "Photo", "Cinema", "Sports", "Vivid" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
The KDL-32R300 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 42 kilowatt hours) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The average annual energy consumption of TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-32R300 is 66kWh.
The KDL-32R300 is one of the lighter televisions of this type and age (only 4.5 kilograms) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The weights of TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-32R300 range from 3.6kg to 18kg.
9 Reasons Against
Does Not Support Smart TV Features
The KDL-32R300 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-32R300.
We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also support smart TV features including the Philips 48PFH5500/88[plb_2861476_price].
Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
The KDL-32R300 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also do not have a WiFi connection.
Not 3D Compatible
The Sony KDL-32R300 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-32R300, the Sony KDL-32R300 does not have a built-in camera.
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Only Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the KDL-32R300 is more than most similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as it. This Sony TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions of this age and spec.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-32R300, the KDL-32R300 does not feature OLED technology.
Alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at include the Samsung UN50J6200[plb_2958294_price] which is also higher rated.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
At only 10 Watts, the Sony KDL-32R300 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions of this age and spec. The average RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that were released one year ago is 20W.
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The slowest motion interpolation frequency of comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-32R300 is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,000Hz. At only 100 hertz, the Sony KDL-32R300 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-32R300.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-32R300 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Sony KDL-32R300 which has one USB 2.0 port.
1 Other reason to consider the Sony KDL-32R300
At 63 millimeters, the Sony KDL-32R300 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-32R300.
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Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
Supported Video Modes
576i, 480i, 576p, 1080i, 480p, 1080p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
640 x 480 (VGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.31 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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