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Sony KV FS16 Series TV (27", 32", 36")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and size. The design and sound are also appreciated, but the remote control and color get less positive opinions.

image quality, sound, design, size, usability

value for money, color, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KV FS16 Series TV (27", 32", 36") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 80 reviews)

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Sony KV36FS16 Wega


Peice of junk died after only 4 1/2 years! The cost to repair it wont be worth it. I called Sony (who's customer support is the worst!) and asked them, if they build a product that fails right after the warranty expires what should I do? They offered...

Nice pic


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Amazon review summary for Sony KV FS16 Series TV (27", 32", 36")


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony KV FS16 Series TV (27", 32", 36") from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KV27FS16 27" FD Trinitron Wega Stereo Color TelevisionSony KV36FS16 36" Triniton WEGA TV (gray)

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Don't be fooled in the stores


I have this tv and I love it!!! the sound is great, the picture is great and the features are great! If you go to Circuit city, Sears or the wiz...basically any store that sells sony tvs. Don't be fooled by the Toshiba next to it! What the stores do is...

Excellent Picture, Excellent Sound, Excellent reputation

Really heavy thats about it.


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Top-Notch Picture Box


In a nutshell, this is as good as "standard" TV's are likely to get. This set (purchased summer of '01) replaces a similarly-sized but 12 year-old Philips television that stopped showing color. Bummer... That was a great set.

Superb picture.

I don't like the silver color

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Top-Notch Picture Box


Superb picture.

I don't like the silver color

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Eye candy when watching DVD's


This is the the best TV I have ever owned in my life!!

Outstanding Picture Quality, Nice Features, Good Sound, You definitely get what you pay for.

Remote sucks, Heavy(a back breaker), You get what you pay for!! Expensive

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My bad experience is about Sony Service not the model itself, but if you are considering a Sony you should read this.

It's a Sony

Lousy Customer service

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It's a Sony

Lousy Customer service

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The picture is great


We looked at TV sets for days. We made many comparisons and decided that if we were going to spend the money on a new TV that we wanted a good one.

Great picture quality! Received a free matching TV stand

Heavy, need two strong people to lift ; TV stand assembly-ok. Front heavy

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I think I REALLY like it.


This TV has kicked my family room viewing experience to a new level. The size is great. Normally, I wouldn't get all that excited about a 27" TV, but with the flat screen it gives the appearance of being much bigger. It's better than the conventional...

Tube size and its flat shape, PIP, picture and sound quality

price, some options on remote

Product Specifications

Have you ever wanted to freeze your TV picture so you could take a second look at something? Sony's KV-32FS16 32-inch FD Trinitron WEGA has a Freeze Memo feature, which allows you to freeze what's on screen and view it on a Picture in Picture window while still watching the show! And that's not all this TV has for you. It also features everything from Color Temperature Adjustment for Cool, Neutral and Warm to a 3-Line Digital Comb Filter for maximum picture resolution. Two Tuner Picture-in-Picture lets you see the action on two different channels, without the need for an external tuner or source. This TV features Dynamic Focus Circuitry, Auto White Balance and Auto Pedestal Clamp and delivers Vertical Aperture Compensation. Its audio system includes Auto SAP (Secondary Audio Program) and Auto Mute and delivers Matrix Surround Sound. The MTS Stereo with DBX Noise Reduction delivers clear, stereo sound so you don't miss a dialog and you hear all the loud explosions in your favorite action movie. Speed Surf lets you scan channels fast to see which channel's worth watching - at a touch of a button. Other convenience features include Express Tuning System, Easy Set Up Guide, CaptionVision, Clock and Sleep Timer, the ability to designate up to seven favorite channels, customize up to 40 channels and parental controls with the built-in V-chip.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None


Product Line:Sony KV



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


CRT Type:FD Trinitron
Diagonal Size:27in
Diagonal Size (cm):69cm
Digital Television Certification:Not certified
Image Aspect Ratio:4:3
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
Video Interface:Component / Composite / S-Video

TV Tuner

dbx Noise Reduction: Yes
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP)
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes