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Sony Bravia KDL-32BX420

alaTest has collected and analyzed 249 reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-32BX420. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the design and sound are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony Bravia KDL-32BX420 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Bravia KDL-32BX420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-32BX420 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The price and usability also get good reviews. There are some negative reviews about the connectivity and energy efficiency.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony BRAVIA KDL32BX420 32-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV, Black (2011 Model)Sony BRAVIA KDL32BX420 32-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV, Black (2011 Model)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-BX420 review

 

Sony Bravia KDL-BX420

The inexpensive Sony KDL-BX420 series evinced good performance for an entry-level non-LED-TV, with deep-enough black levels and accurate color in mid-bright areas. It also, surprisingly for a 60Hz TV, handled 1080p/24 cadence properly, and its matte...

The BX420 only has two HDMI inputs when most of its competitors have three or four. Its color was too blue in dark areas and too red in bright areas and its screen showed brighter corners.

If you don't expect the world from the entry-level Sony KDL-BX420 LCD, its picture quality may be a pleasant surprise.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Sony KDL-32BX420 Review – 32-inch LCD HDTV

 

It is a fact that no matter how much you aspire for a huge TV with the latest features to flaunt in your living room, you will also need a basic TV to keep in places where you are not likely to watch TV for long hours. You might want to catch up on the...

Connectivity is alright but maybe you would have felt happier with more HDMI. Although the TV promises 5 HD inputs, yet it includes only 2 HDMI. This won’t pose a problem if you keep this TV in your office and watch only news and weather channels. But...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Best value 32-inch LCD TV

 

Considering the cost, critics are pretty impressed by the picture quality of the Sony KDL-BX420 series. The 32-inch KDL-32BX420 is the smallest set in the series, which also includes the 40-inch KDL-40BX420 (*Est. $585) and the 46-inch...

Excellent picture quality, deep black levels, good value

Few features, limited connectivity, uniformity could be better

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: kootking (cnet.com)

On sale for $600,beautiful picture,only 60 Hz refresh.

 

I am satisfied with this TV, Great Value.

Picture quality is comparable to TVs twice the price.

Onboard sound is poor.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Casual and infrequent TV viewer (abt.com)

Good TV

 

We bought it because it had the lowest height with stand of all 32" screens. It has a very uncluttered, simple look. The picture is great, but I suspect most HD (1080p) tvs are about the same, from my casual perspective. It takes a while to turn on...

Easy To Setup, All the connections options I could ever, Energy Efficient, Very clean look, Great Picture Quality

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: litov2000 (abt.com)

Very good HD TV

 

Very good quality set,Sony quality,great for bedroom use.

Good Remote Control, Easy To Setup, Great Picture Quality, All the connections options I could ever, Best looking TV out there, Energy Efficient

Sound Quality

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: R the biologist (abt.com)

Great TV

 

Delivery was excellent nad very easy to set up. I used rewards points for purchase and it was a very easy transaction.

All the connections options I could ever, Easy To Setup, Great Picture Quality, Energy Efficient, Great Sound Quality, Good Remote Control, Best looking TV out there, Reduced Glare

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Fred (abt.com)

Satisfied

 

Loook for lower price, could not find it.

Reduced Glare, Great Sound Quality, Easy To Setup, LED-backlit, Great Picture Quality

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Rosie (abt.com)

EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY AND PICTURE

 

This TV surpasses all other TVs in picture quality and in any type of setting - bright or dark room. Especially the football games, you feel like you are in the field running with the players. Can't say enough about the overall TV. It might cost a...

All the connections options I could ever, Easy To Setup, Good Remote Control, Reduced Glare, LED-backlit, Energy Efficient, Best looking TV out there, Great Picture Quality

Poor Sound Quality, Sound good but not great

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Pete2222 (abt.com)

Great Picture

 

Crystal clear picture good sound, what else do you need....

Good Remote Control, Picture is great, Best looking TV out there, Great Picture Quality, All the connections options I could ever, Easy To Setup

Oct, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus, A2, NICAM
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Dolby technologies:
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:16

Certificates

DLNA Certified:
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Display Diagonal:32
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:50 / 60
Noise reduction: / Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Screen format adjustments:14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p / 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewable size diagonal:31.5
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:176

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:112
Energy efficiency compliance:C
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:110 - 240
Power consumption (standby):0.25 / 0.35
Power consumption (typical):110 / 115

Ergonomics

Placement supported:Horizontal
Smartphone remote support:
Swivelling:
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200 / 7.87 x 7.87

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Number of OSD languages:27
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture:
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Playback mode:Normal, Zoom
Playback Modes:Normal, Zoom
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Personal, Standard, Vivid

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No
Wi-Fi Direct:

Other Features

Backlight: Yes
Backlight type:CCFL
Clock function:
HDD recording:
HDMI: Yes
Photo effects:
Power LED: Yes
Power supply type:AC
Quick start:
Scene modes:
Weight:20.1

Packaging Content

3D glasses included:

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes
Package depth:7.17
Package height:23
Package weight:28.7 / 458.6
Package width:34.8

Performance

Ambient light sensor:
Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Parental Control:
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:3
Audio (L,R) out:1
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity: / 1
Common interface (CI): Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): / Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm / 3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC (power) in:Y
AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:112
Energy efficiency class:C
Power consumption (standby):0.25 / 0.35
Power consumption (typical):110 / 115

Smart TV

Internet TV:

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.58
Depth (with stand):8.66
Height:19.5
Height (with stand):20.8
Weight:20.1 / 321
Weight with stand:23.6 / 377.4
Width:31.5
Width (with stand):31.5