Sony KDL-32BX300 Review

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KDL-32BX300

LCD HDTV
32″ $399 $13 4.4 1 √√

 

Sony KDL-32BX300 Review » Key Feature Ratings
Price The cost of this LCD TV is $13 per inch of screen size. This is less expensive than average and is priced in the bottom 8% of new TVs.
ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR qualified. This HDTV uses about 40% less electricity than standard televisions.
Efficiency Estimated annual energy use is 4.4 kWh per inch of screen size. This TV is ENERGY STAR, but it is less efficient than your average ENERGY STAR TV.
Design Incorporates 1 key design features that make a difference. This HDTV has less key features than average and ranks in the bottom 2% of new TV designs.
Best-Seller Rated highly by consumers and is a best-seller at two or more national stores including Amazon, Best Buy, Sears, and Wal-Mart. – Sony KDL-32BX300 Review
Resolution Equipped with 720p high-definition resolution. While this is not the highest resolution available, it may be adequate on smaller TVs or if you don’t need to connect a PC.
Side Inputs Electronic inputs are not available on the side of the TV. Devices such as video game and DVD players must be connected in the rear. – Sony KDL-32BX300 Review
LED Does not incorporate LED backlighting. LED technology is more expensive, but it saves on energy and allows the TV to be significantly thinner.
Local Dim Local dimming technology is only available on LCD televisions with LED backlighting.
Frame Rate Uses a standard 60 Hz (60 frames per second) which is adequate for many programs and movies, but you may experience slight motion blur during fast action scenes.
THX Like most HDTVs, this is not THX certified. THX generally indicates that the TV will have high-quality picture performance. – Sony KDL-32BX300 Review
DLNA Not DLNA certified (Digital Living Network Alliance). DLNA promotes interoperability between electronic devices, which makes sharing digital content easier and more convenient.
3D This Sony television is not 3D ready. 3D TVs allow you to view 3D content from select video games, Blu-ray discs, and programming, but are much more expensive.
Wi-Fi This Sony HDTV is not Wi-Fi capable. You cannot wirelessly connect to your home-based internet network.
Internet Internet access is not available with this TV. You cannot view streaming internet videos, widgets, or applications that are available with many brands.
DVD Player Like most televisions, this Sony TV does not have a built-in DVD or Blue-ray player. Most consumers purchase these items separately.
Depth This TV is thicker than average with a depth of 3.9″. If you plan to mount it on the wall, you may consider a thinner model. – Sony KDL-32BX300 Review
Frame Standard, multiple-level design with some space between the screen and the bezel. Single-level designs can provide a seamless look that is preferred by some consumers.
Speakers Speakers provide 20 watts of total output power, which is about average. – Sony KDL-32BX300 Review
HDMI Only 2 HDMI input(s) is available. One or two HDMI inputs may not be sufficient. Do you need to hook-up a cable box, video game console, DVD player, or PC?

 

 

Sony KDL-32BX300 Review » Features & Specs

Audio Features

  • 5.1 Channel Audio Out : Yes
  • 5.1ch Through Out (Handycam) : Yes
  • Alternate Audio (Digital) : yes
  • Audio Out : Fixed
  • Auto Mute (on no signal) : Yes
  • Auto SAP : 20FM/10AM
  • Clear Voice : Yes
  • Dolby® : Dolby® Digital
  • Invisible Speaker (w/Sound Elevation) : Yes
  • Sound Mode : Dynamic, Standard, Clear Voice, Custom
  • SteadySound® Automatic Volume Control : Yes
  • Stereo System : MTS
  • Surround Effect : Cinema, Music, Live Sports, Game


Energy Saving & Efficiency

  • Backlight Off Mode : Yes
  • Dynamic Backlight Control : Yes
  • Eco Settings : Yes
  • Estimated Annual Energy Consumption (kWh) : 138kWh
  • Idle TV Standby : Yes
  • Power Consumption (On Mode) for Energy Star : 75W
  • Power Consumption (Standby Mode) for Energy Star : 0.2W
  • Power Saving Modes : Yes


Recycled & Recyclable Materials

  • Packaging Materials : Recycled Paper (more than 40%)
  • Printed Materials : FSC Certified


Display

  • Aspect Ratio : 16:9
  • Display Resolution : 1366 X 768p (WXGA)
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio : 100,000:1
  • Screen Size (measured diagonally) : 32″(31.5″)
  • Viewing Angle (Right/Left) : 178(89/89)
  • Viewing Angle (Up/Down) : 178(89/89)


General Features

  • Closed Captions (CC) : Analog, Digital
  • Finish (Surface Color) : PianoBlack
  • Start Up Sony Logo Display : Yes


Video

  • Video Signal : 1080/60p (HDMI™ / COMPONENT), 1080/60i, 1080/24p (HDMI™ ONLY), 720/60p, 480/60p, 480/60i


Power

  • Power Consumption (in Operation) max. : 135W
  • Power Consumption (in Standby) : Less than 1W
  • Power Requirements (frequency) : 60Hz
  • Power Requirements (voltage) : AC 120V


Audio

  • Audio Power Output : 20W (10W x 2)
  • Speaker Configuration : 2
  • Speakers (Total) : 2


Convenience Features

  • Auto Picture Setting w/ HDMI™ : Cinema, Photo, Graphics, Game
  • Auto Shut-off : Yes
  • BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes
  • BRAVIA® Sync™ Menu Button : Yes (on Remote Control)
  • Channel Block (with password) : Yes
  • Channel Jump : Yes
  • Channel Labels : Yes
  • Channel Surf : Yes
  • Control for HDMI™ (HDMI™ CEC) : Yes
  • Edit Channel Labels : Yes
  • Favorites (Simple UI) : Yes
  • ID-1 Detection : Yes
  • Info Banner : PSIP, XDS
  • Input Skip : Manual
  • Label Inputs : Yes
  • Multiple Language Display : English, French, Spanish
  • On-Screen Display for External Input : Yes
  • Parental Control : Yes
  • Picture Adjustments Lock : Yes
  • Program Block : Yes
  • Scene Select : Auto, Cinema, Sports, Photo, Music, Game, Graphics, General
  • Short Banner : Yes
  • Show/Hide Channels : Yes
  • Sleep Timer : Yes
  • Start Up Sony Logo Display : Yes
  • Theatre Mode (Theatre Button) : Yes
  • White Balance : RGB Gain/Bias


Display Features

  • Backlight Type : CCFL
  • Display Device : LCD


TV System

  • Channel Coverage : VHF: 2-13ch UHF: 14-69ch CATV (analog): 1-135ch CATV (digital) : 1-135ch
  • Color System : NTSC
  • Number of Tuners (Analog) : 1(Hybrid)
  • Number of Tuners (Digital) : 1(Hybrid)
  • TV System (Analog) : M
  • TV System (Digital) : ATSC
  • Tuner (Cable) : QAM
  • Tuner (Terrestrial) : ATSC™ / NTSC


Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.) : 31 3/4x21x8 3/4″ (804 x 532 x 220mm) with pedestal; 31 3/4×19 5/8×3 7/8″ (804 x 495 x 95.2mm) without pedestal
  • Weight (Approx.) : 24.2 lbs. (11kg) with pedestal; 19.36 lbs. (8.8kg) without pedestal


Video Features

  • 24p True Cinema™ Technology : Yes
  • 3D Comb Filter : Yes
  • 4:3 Default : Yes
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) : Yes
  • Auto Wide : Yes
  • CineMotion® Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology : Yes
  • Cinema Mode : Yes
  • Live Color™ Technology : Yes
  • MPEG Noise Reduction : Yes
  • Picture Mode : Vivid, Standard, Cinema
  • Video Processing : BRAVIA Engine 2™ Technology
  • Wide Mode : Normal, Zoom, Wide Zoom, Full (Full1-2 for PC)


Service and Warranty Information

  • Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Labor / 1 Year Parts


Regulation and Standard Compliance

  • VESA® Hole Pitch : 200×200 (32″)
  • VESA® Hole Spacing Compatible : Yes


Inputs and Outputs

  • AC Power Input : 1 (Rear) Pigtail
  • Analog Audio Input(s) (Total) : 3 (3 Rear)
  • Audio Out : 1(Rear)
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) : 2 (Rear) (1 fixed/1 selectable)
  • Composite Video Input(s) : 1 (Rear selectable)
  • Digital Audio Output(s) : Optical Digital Output – 1 (Rear)
  • HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total) : 2 (Rear)
  • HDMI™ PC Input : Yes
  • PC In (D-Sub) + Audio In (Stereo Mini) : 1 (Rear) (see owner’s manual for supported timings)
  • RF Connection Input(s) : 1 (Rear)
  • USB 2.0 : 1 (Rear for Service Only)


In the Box

  • Table Top Stand (separate, assembly required)
  • Remote Control (RM-YD035)
  • AC Power Cord (attached)