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Sony KDL-32CX523

alaTest has collected and analyzed 215 reviews of Sony KDL-32CX523. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and sound. The price and image quality are also appreciated. Comments about the connectivity and remote control are mixed, while the energy efficiency and durability get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-32CX523 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 user reviews of Sony KDL-32CX523 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Comments about the size and sound are on the whole positive. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the connectivity and remote control, and many are critical about the energy efficiency and durability.

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92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL32CX523BU 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 50Hz LCD Internet TV with Freeview HD Sony KDL32CX523BU 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 50Hz LCD Internet TV with Freeview HD

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (

Sony KDL32CX523 – A Performance Model


The Sony KDL32CX523 aka the Bravia CX523 is the descendant to EX403 series from the model year 2010 from Sony. As shown by the model number the CCFL variant of the internet TV lineup of the company has also been downgraded from EX range. So the Sony...

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

Sony KDL-32CX523 review


Smooth images, smartphone control and BBC iPlayer on this so-called entry-level Bravia

Tweaked user interface ; BBC iPlayer ; Freeview HD ; Picture quality ; USB media support

Basic LCD panel ; Disappointing contrast ; Motion blur ; Web browser is tricky to use ; Basic networking

May, 2011

Expert review by: Jason Denwood (

Sony KDL-32CX523 review


Sony is back with one of its first offerings for 2011, and it's a budget belter. Lacking any kind of upmarket panel tech, you'll have to make do with regular LCD (no sign of any LED backlighting here), but elsewhere there are plenty of features to wow...

HD pics, streamed content, new user interface

Average contrast, some motion blur

Well-specified LCD TV that makes up for its lack of LED backlighting by piling on the features. Smartphone control is worth considering while the presence of BBC iPlayer and DLNA streaming make this a thoroughly modern effort - and one that punches...

May, 2011


Expert review by: John Archer (

Sony KDL-32CX523


Sony's KDL-32CX523 does more in both feature and performance terms than you've any right to expect for its money.

Great value ; Excellent online services ; Good pictures for the money

Uninspiring build quality ; A little motion blur ; Not particularly easy to use

The 32CX523 might lack the ‘sexiness' in design and technology terms of an edge LED TV, but its CCFL LCD engine and excellent online features still make it a superbly good value second or even main room TV.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (

Sony Bravia KDL-32CX523 review


Picture quality good rather than great, but Sony's CX523 has so many other features, it's a great budget TV

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Niall Magennis (

Sony Bravia CX523 (KDL-32CX523) review


The 32-inch Sony Bravia KDL-32CX523 LCD TV offers excellent value for money, delivering impressive standard- and high-definition images, and top-notch Internet features.

Low price tag ; Excellent Internet features ; Impressive standard- and high-definition picture quality ; Beefy sound

Occasional motion blur and judder ; Black levels aren't as deep as those of most LED models

If you're seeking a budget TV that doesn't compromise too much on performance or features, you should definitely check out the Sony Bravia KDL-32CX523. Offering engaging pictures, solid sound quality and some great Internet features, it proves that...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: des (

Sony KDL-32CX523


Excellent HD images. Perfectly watchable SD images through the x-reality picture processor: pictures are sharp and clean. I know this set retailed close to £500 I picked mine up for under £320

The internet features have to be hooked via a usb cable or wireless through a dongle. I tried the former but limited content and inferior pictures on catch up compared to my PS3. The bezel is a little on the wide side

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Ginger69 (

Compared to my kdl32ex403


This was offered to me as an equivalent replacement for my Sony Bravia kdl32ex403 which developed a screen fault within its 12 months warranty, picture quality seems as sharp and bright but the sound quality is really poor, tinny and echoey also on a...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: joan (

Sony KDL-32CX523


Reviewer left no comment

Had rather coarse sound and after complaining was told to set te TV on a soft piece of material to stop the reverbration

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-T2:No / Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):No / Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP / No
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus:No / Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet:No / Yes
Front AV Interface: No
Headphone Output:No / Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):C
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:LCD