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Sony KDL-32R505
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Sony KDL-32R505

32" Edge-LED Flat Feb 2015
Display Diagonal LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Smart TV Release Date
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6 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Sony mid-size TVs have good reviews on average and across all TVs Sony is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Supports Smart TV Features

The Sony KDL-32R505 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-32R505.

There are a number of other TVs which support smart TV features currently available which you might want to look at including the Philips 48PFH5500/88[plb_2861476_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-32R505 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-32R505 do not have a WiFi connection.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

two USB 2.0 ports

The Sony KDL-32R505 is a two USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other TVs that came out more than a year ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-32R505 is more than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-32R505. The smart modes "Cinema", "Music", "Photo", "Sports" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of only 45 kilowatt hours, the KDL-32R505 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst televisions of this age. Across all the similar spec TVs that have been around for more than a year the annual energy consumptions range from 26kWh to 160kWh.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-32R505, the KDL-32R505 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-32R505 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-32R505 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-32R505 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the Samsung UN50J6200[plb_2958294_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the KDL-32R505 of only 10 Watts is one of the lowest amongst comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-32R505. TVs that were released one year ago have RMS rated power of between 5W and 1,000W.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs of this type and age the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 250Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the KDL-32R505 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-32R505

Released Over a Year Ago

This mid-size TV was released over a year ago.

Average Thickness

At 65 millimeters, the KDL-32R505 has a pretty standard thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-32R505.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the KDL-48R555[pl_2806896_price] (65mm), or the KDL-48R553[pl_2796463_price] (65mm) both from Sony.

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HD Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
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Supported Video Modes
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Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
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Smart TV
Smart TV
Audio System
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+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Teletext Function
Parental Control
24p Support
Supported File Systems
Colour of Product
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
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Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
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Power Consumption (max)
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
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Width (with Stand)
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Expert Reviews

29 May 2015

Wizualnie Sony KDL-32R505C jest bardzo podobny do modeli z serii 4. Ten tak?e oferuje podstaw? po?rodku dolnej cz??ci wy?wietlacza. Jednak wraz z TV z wy?szej pó?ki otrzymamy ju? innego pilota.... Read more…

Nagrywanie na USB
Dobry dwik
Kompatybilny z Netflix
2 porty USB
Klasa energetyczna A
Jako obrazu tylko zadowalajca
Niepeny Smart TV
Mao opcji dodatkowych
Wysoka cena

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $37.02
Electricity cost when on standby $2.27
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Total running cost over 5 years $39.29
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony KDL-32R505uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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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.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl32r505, sony kdl32r505c, sony kdl32r505cb, sony kdl32r505cba, sony kdl32r505cbae, sony kdl32r505cbaep
Barcodes 04548736003675