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Sony KDL-32CX523

alaTest has collected and analyzed 613 reviews of Sony KDL-32CX523. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the glare and design. The price and image quality also get good feedback, whereas the durability and remote control get critical opinions. There are some mixed comments about the size.

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sound, remote control, durability

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 212 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 Reviewers are impressed by the size and sound. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the connectivity. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and durability.

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durability, energy

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

Oct, 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

The 2011 batch of Bravias has been kept back a little, but rather than herald the arrival of a new lineup of big, bold, competitive and cutting-edge flatscreen TVs. The Sony KDL-32CX523 32-inch LCD TV delivers purely as a good value package. And then...

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

Consumer review by: la (

Sony KDL-32CX523


It's easy getting the basics sorted - plug in, watch TV

There is no support on the 'smart' side. Connect to the internet? Need to buy extras. Figure out how to watch internet TV? (BBC iplayer etc) No chance. No help, no guidance, no functionality, and if you want to try and upload a more up to date...

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Alasdair (

Sony KDL-32CX523


stylish, good feature set, very good connectivity, usb, hdmi, hard drive recording feature, internet access

internet browser is practically unusable. internet dongle is appallingly bad, some widgets are unwieldy to use. could not activate lovefilm widget

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Angela (

Sony KDL-32CX523


Looks nice, I like large screen, lightweight. Reasonable value for money

Picture quality is bad if you are seated at a slight angle to the screen, okay if you are seated directly in front of TV screen. Sound quality is very poor. Poor internet wireless quality (this could also be problem with USB, I'm not sure)

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: judith (

Sony KDL-32CX523


The Internet explorer is very very disappointing and not in the least user friendly. Prefer the wii explorer. Do not understand why tv one is so poor. Hard to read log in screen icons to small unless up at screen

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: daniel (

Sony KDL-32CX523


Image is amazing ; Dlna really makes this smart tv good.i

Cost of wifi adapter. I used a apple airplay and now have Internet on the tv ; No remind option in planner ; Internet video channels does not include itv player or 4od

Sep, 2012

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