Expert review website Chip.de scored this Sony TV 73%.
Mid-size TVs manufactured by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
The Sony KDL-32R405 has a quite low annual energy consumption (only 45 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago. TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32R405 have annual energy consumptions of between 26kWh and 160kWh.
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Support Smart TV Features
The KDL-32R405 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-32R405 which support smart TV features.
We compared all the other televisions which also support smart TV features to this TV and we think the 32PFH5300/88, or the 32PFT5300/60 both from Philips or the Sharp LC-43CFE6131 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
The KDL-32R405 does not have a WiFi connection, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-32R405 also do not have a WiFi connection.
We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this television and we think the 32PFH5300/88, or the 32PFT5300/60 both from Philips or the Samsung UE43J5500 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
Most televisions of a similar age and type to the KDL-32R405 are not 3D compatible. The KDL-32R405 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the 32LF650, or the 42LF652 both from LG or the Sony KDL-43W807 which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-32R405 do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-32R405 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most TVs of this age and type do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-32R405 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
The lowest RMS rated power of similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R405 is 5W and the highest is 1,000W. With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-32R405 has a very low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-32R405.
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The average motion interpolation frequency of similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-32R405 is 250Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the KDL-32R405 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst TVs of this age.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this television was released.
The KDL-32R405 has a relatively average thickness (65 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 65mm thick televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the KDL-48R553, or the KDL-40R553 both from Sony.
Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Sony KDL-32R503 (65mm).
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
1366 x 768
Supported Video Modes
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 1366 х 768, 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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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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