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Sony KDL-32CX523

alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 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. Opinions about the size and sound are overall positive. The price and image quality also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency and durability. The connectivity and remote control get mixed reviews.

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durability, energy

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KDL-32CX523

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 user reviews of Sony KDL-32CX523 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and sound. The price and image quality also get good views. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and durability. The connectivity and remote control get mixed reviews.

usability, image quality, price, sound, size

durability, energy

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (technicalnavigator.com)

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 (techradar.com)

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
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Expert review by: Jason Denwood (pocket-lint.com)

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

Recommended!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

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: des (reevoo.com)

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 (comet.co.uk)

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 (reevoo.com)

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

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4) / No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2:No / Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):No / Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
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

Connectivity

CI Plus:No / Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet:No / Yes
Front AV Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
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

Display

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:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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