Sony KDL-32R403
Sony KDL-32R403
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Sony KDL-32R403

A cheap to run 32 inch HD Ready television with good features
32" HD Ready No No Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KDL-32R403 Review

With very low running costs but good features, we have ranked the Sony KDL-32R403 number 635 across all TVs.
Good Features
$43 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 68?

It has outstanding user reviews with an average user rating of 93%.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
This Sony TV has running costs of only $43 over 5 years, which are in the cheapest 10% of all 3,997 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
The KDL-32R403 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Supports parental controls
Only HD Ready
Quite small display diagonal

Sony KDL-32R403 In-Depth Analysis


Only HD Ready

The Sony KDL-32R403 has a maximum resolution of HD Ready. That's 56% less resolution than the most frequently found HD type of Full HD and is actually the worst resolution across all TVs.

An 8K HD type is the best resolution across comparable types of television.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony KDL-32R403 of only 32" is fairly small compared to most other TVs. It is in the smallest 17% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. The display diagonals of televisions range from 2" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other televisions, the Sony KDL-32R403 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of televisions do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KDL-32R403 is not 3D, although this is within the context that 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the KDL-32R403 of 65mm is fairly standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the thinnest 1% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-32R403 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike 59% of televisions which support Wi-Fi.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-32R403 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-32R403 does not have an ethernet port. 64% of televisions do have an ethernet port.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The KDL-32R403 supports a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% lower display resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst resolution of all televisions is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The KDL-32R403's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is in the slowest 19% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the televisions the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-32R403 supports parental controls, unlike 89% of televisions which do not support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-32R403 supports 24p. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The KDL-32R403's RMS rated power of only 10W is quite low compared to most other TVs. It is in the lowest 14% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Televisions have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The KDL-32R403 has a wide color enhancer, which is unusual. 94% of televisions do not have a wide color enhancer.

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Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The KDL-32R403 is one of the most economic to run TVs that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-32R403 is only $43.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers summer kdl32r403cbu, sony kdl32r403cbu
Barcodes 04548736003743, 04548736003750, 05055760717687, 05712505605011

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KDL-32R403

17% faster motion interpolation frequency
Cheaper to run by $4.82