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Sony KDL-32R400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews of Sony KDL-32R400. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and durability. The design and usability also get good opinions. There are some critical opinions about the remote control and image quality.

price, usability, design, durability, size

image quality, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony KDL-32R400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony KDL-32R400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Sony KDL-32R400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price. The durability also gets good feedback.

usability, durability, price

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL-32R400A 32-Inch 60Hz 720p LED HDTV (Black) (2013 Model)Sony KDL-32R400A 32-Inch 60Hz 720p LED HDTV (Black) (2013 Model)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sony's jack-of-all-trades 32-inch TV

 

The Sony KDL-32R400A is the closest you'll get to an all-round performer in a 32-inch television.

The ; has solid black levels, shadow detail, and color saturation for a small, budget TV; it handles 1080p/24 properly; it has very good sound quality for a TV of this size; and its design is sleek and modern.

Its so-called 120Hz refresh rate does almost nothing to improve picture quality; it has more blurring than competing sets; inaccurate colors and sparse features.

The Sony KDL-32R400A is the closest you'll get to a jack-of-all-trades performer in a 32-inch television.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sony KDL-32R400A review

 

If you're looking for a small TV for a bedroom or game room, it can be tempting to simply buy the cheapest thing you can find, but it's worth shopping around a little. While some people would discount Sony for being unnecessarily expensive, the...

The Sony KDL-32R400A has solid black levels, shadow detail, and color saturation for a small, budget TV; it handles 1080p/24 properly; it has very good sound quality for a TV of this size; and its design is sleek and modern.

Its so-called 120Hz refresh rate does almost nothing to improve picture quality; it has more blurring than competing sets; inaccurate colors and sparse features.

The Sony KDL-32R400A is the closest you'll get to a jack-of-all-trades performer in a 32-inch television.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sony KDL-32R400A

 

A solid choice for a second or third low-cost HDTV, Sony's 32R400A compensates for a less-than-perfect picture with a wide viewing angle and a relatively low price.

Inexpensive. Good viewing angles. 120Hz refresh rate.

Dull colors. Muddled shadow details.

The Sony 32R400A is a capable low-priced set that comes with the same flaws you get with many other budget TVs: a lack of features and middling picture quality. The colors, despite looking undersaturated, are relatively accurate compared with some...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Lee Neikirk (reviewed.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-32R400A

 

With great color production and sluggish motion response, the R400A is fantastically mediocre.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Sony KDL-32R400A

 

The Sony KDL-32R400A is the closest you'll get to a jack-of-all-trades performer in a 32-inch television.

Sleek and modern design ; Solid black levels and shadow detail ; Good sound quality

100Hz mode does nothing for picture quality ; Inaccurate colours ; Sparse feature set

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Oct, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Wanted to love this Sony TV ... very disappointed.

 

In looking for a smaller TV, I first bought a Samsung UN32EH5300F Smart TV. It's image quality and features were great. But, to my dismay, I found that it was not compatible with mirroring my Apple devices which was important to me so I returned it for...

Given my high expectations of a Sony product, I'm hard pressed to come up with a Pro for this TV. The sound was okay. It does apparently work with AppleTV

This TV has a very cheap feel to it as compared to the Samsung I tried. The remote is poorly designed and constructed. The picture quality lacks sharpness. The 720P doesn't cut the mustard in this case. The menus are scant and awkward to navigate.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

A new tv huh?

 

It is a decent tv to purchase if you just need something decent for a split laptop or desktop display for gaming or visual tech based needs. I'd say its pretty nice in all directions, except for that red dot of course.....

It came with two hdmi ports and it was simple to grasp onto with its settings and altering it to specific visual and audio needs

There is a constant red dot on the screen that is barely noticeable but when the screen goes black between commercials or game loading times its fairly noticeable

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Poor Referb

 

Cheap

I don't know how they check for defects. But this just didn't have any picture. Kind of annoyed, I think it was just repackaged and shipped out another door

May, 2014

Consumer review (sony.com)

Sony HDTV 32" R400

 

I was in the market to replace the 23" Toshiba tv in our bedroom. Seems the market for 32" sets is extremely limited. I wanted a set that was 1080p 120hz refresh rate and it seems that these sets are difficult at best to purchase. After much searching...

Great TV

2 HDMI ports, wish it had 3. Audio like all HDTV's sold need an external audio system

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (sony.com)

Great sound quality and picture

 

I tested several TVs in my local Sears store and was surprised that this Sony sounded so much better than the others, and when I tried it at home it again exceeded my expectations. No sound bar is needed for this TV.

Sound quality is exceptional

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Mar, 2013
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 16
Sound modes:Game, Movie, Music, Sports, Standard

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N
DLNA Certified: No
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):100000000:1
Display Diagonal:32
Display Diagonal (metric):31.5
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:HD
LED backlighting type:Direct-LED / Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:100
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow / Motionflow XR
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1366 x 768
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:45
Energy efficiency compliance:A+ / Unspecified
Power consumption (max):60
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 0.50
Power consumption (typical):45

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: No
VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Control Type:Buttons
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):N / Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):No / Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Playback mode:Normal, Zoom
Playback Modes:Normal, Zoom
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Sports

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Audio Output:1

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.87
Package height:20
Package weight:15.4
Package width:34.5

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:MP3
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming: No
Parental Control: Yes
Teletext function: No
Video compression format:MPEG1, MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG1,MPEG2

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+):No / Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:2
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:45
Energy efficiency class:A+ / Unspecified
Power consumption (max):60
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 0.50
Power consumption (typical):45

Smart TV

Internet TV: No

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC M
Digital signal format system:ATSC / DVB-C, DVB-CI+, DVB-T
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.56 / 3.01
Depth (with stand):5.94 / 6.42
Height:17.4
Height (with stand):18.1 / 18.5
Package depth:5.87
Package height:20
Package weight:15.4
Package width:34.5
Weight:10.6 / 12.8
Weight with stand:11 / 13.9
Width:28.8 / 29.1
Width (with stand):28.8 / 29.1