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Sony KDL-32CX523

alaTest has collected and analyzed 614 reviews of Sony KDL-32CX523. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the glare and design. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the size. The durability and remote control get negative comments.

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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 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 really like the size and sound. The price and image quality are also appreciated. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and durability, and there are some mixed views about the connectivity.

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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 HDSony KDL32CX523BU 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 50Hz LCD Internet TV with Freeview HD

Jun, 2017

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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


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: What Hi-Fi? (

Sony KDL-32CX523 review


The Sony KDL-32CX523 will give you the latest features on a budget, if you don't mind how it looks

Great value in terms of features ; sound isn’t bad ; good tuner ; subtle, detailed pictures

We aren’t too keen on this Sony’s gloomy picture ; nul points for style

A feature-packed budget set that only gives away a smidge in performance

Jun, 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