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Sony KDL-32R403
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Sony KDL-32R403

32" Edge-LED Flat 65mm Mar 2015
Display Diagonal LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Depth Release Date
Great pictures, slim style From noisy pictures to clear viewing you ll enjoy fine details and textures, even in flat picture areas. Clear Resolution Enhancer scales low resolution images closer to... More
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16 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this TV rated this TV as exceptional on average.

Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Sony KDL-32R403 review “The very next day! Very impressed! The set was easy to set up and both picture” . Last year Mickeyfinn scored it 5 stars and said “It is very good for the price and very easy to set up” in their review of the Sony KDL-32R403. Zoverstocks Music said in their review of the Sony KDL-32R403 “Simple to set up working fine” and scored this TV 5 stars.

One Sony KDL-32R403 owner said that it was easy to use. In October last year Amazon Customer wrote “On this occasion it would be a whole lot more straightforward if the remote control included with this TV matched the one in the user guide”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good experience. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer said “It does offer a great viewing experience for this class of television”.

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Good Picture Quality

A number of Sony KDL-32R403 reviewers agreed that it had good picture quality. A few weeks ago Redcarjohn mentioned on Amazon “Excellent picture quality, rich colours, particularly noticeable on nature documentaries”. In October last year Strevac wrote on Amazon “Great TV, picture quality good no complaints” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

A number of Sony KDL-32R403 reviewers reckoned that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this TV “Very good picture quality however as with many modern TVs, where this model comes up a little short is with the gravitas of its sound” . Dave Albrecht scored the Sony KDL-32R403 4 stars and he wrote in his Sony KDL-32R403 review “Picture quality is amazing edge to edge display”. R. Glover mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-32R403 “Pictures quality look great”.

Good Sound Quality

Some Sony KDL-32R403 reviewers who reviewed the product said that it had good sound quality. John Ratcliffe mentioned on Amazon “Great picture and good sound”.

Good High Def TV

A few people who purchased it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “This TV comes with many of the basic features that you would expect from a modern HDTV and it delivers good performance for a TV in the HD Ready range”. Dave Albrecht wrote in October this year “Perfect for HD gaming and movies” in his review.

Good Technical Features

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features. L. Edmonds gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “Amazing Amazing Amazing FANTASTIC picture great sound outstanding features”.

Good Smart TV

Two Sony KDL-32R403 reviewers who reviewed the Sony KDL-32R403 concluded that it was good for watching Freeview TV. John Ratcliffe mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Excellent basic tv with freeview”. R. Glover wrote in their review on Amazon “Good enough for Freeview HD rare have 1080p feed channels” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Size

One Sony KDL-32R403 owner who purchased the Sony KDL-32R403 thought it was thin. Endless_pointless mentioned on Amazon “It is very thin - would slide under a door” in their Sony KDL-32R403 review and rated this TV as excellent. One Sony KDL-32R403 owner thought it was compact. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It is nice and compact and it comes with a good energy rating” and scored the Sony KDL-32R403 80 out of 100.

Sony Has Good Television Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range.

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Good Environmental Credentials

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in terms of power usage.

Good Connectivity

One customer who bought it considered that it was able to connect to the internet. Vincento gave it an excellent review score and mentioned “Plenty of connectivity, this tv also has internet content which wasnt mentioned in the listing, media player”.

Robust

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was well made.

Good Remote Control

One customer who reviewed the Sony KDL-32R403 thought it had a good remote control.

Has Seven Smart Modes

The KDL-32R403 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions of a similar spec and age to it. This Sony TV 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-32R403. The smart modes "Cinema", "Music", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-32R403 the annual energy consumptions range from 26kWh to 160kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 66kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 45 kilowatt hours, the Sony KDL-32R403 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32R403.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One customer who reviewed the Sony KDL-32R403 thought it did not have good technical guidance. Amazon Customer said a few weeks ago “It is not obvious from the instructions” in their Sony KDL-32R403 review although they gave the Sony KDL-32R403 a score of 80 out of 100.

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-32R403 support smart TV features, however the Sony KDL-32R403 does not support smart TV features.

We compared all the other televisions which also support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Samsung HG32ED670[plb_2898978_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The KDL-32R403 does not have a WiFi connection, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not have a WiFi connection.

It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Cello C32227[plb_3828514_price] which is also cheaper.

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Not 3D Compatible

The KDL-32R403 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-32R403 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-32R403 do not have a built-in camera. The Sony KDL-32R403 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-32R403 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE32J4500[plb_3059439_price].

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-32R403 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-32R403. The RMS rated power of televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-32R403 range from 5W to 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 20W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-32R403

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the KDL-32R403.

Average Thickness

The KDL-32R403 has a pretty average thickness (65 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-32R403.

Alternative televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Toshiba 40L1533[plb_2699643_price] (27mm and cheaper).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
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Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
HDMI Ports Quantity
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Teletext Function
Parental Control
Game Mode
24p Support
Wide Color Enhancer
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight

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Electricity cost when switched on $36.70
Electricity cost when on standby $2.25
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Total running cost over 5 years $38.95
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 kdl32r403, sony r403, sony r403c, kdl32r403c, KDL-32R403C, kdl32r403cb, sony r403cb, sony r403cbu, sony p221067, kdl32r403cbu, sony p221067p, sony kdl32r403, sony kdl32r403c, summer kdl32r403, sony kdl32r403cb, sony kdl32r403cbu, summer kdl32r403c, summer kdl32r403cb, summer kdl32r403cbu, refurbished kdl32r403, refurbished kdl32r403c
Barcodes 04548736003743, 04548736003750, 05055760717687, 05712505605011
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