Sony Bravia KDL32BX300 32-inch Widescreen LCD TV with Freeview Bravia Engine 2 - £249.99 Amazon
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Sony Bravia KDL32BX300 32-inch Widescreen LCD TV with Freeview Bravia Engine 2 - £249.99 Amazon

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Found 25th Jan 2011
Great value! good price for a quality TV

Richer sounds £269.99
Sainsburys £279.99
Play £295
Argos £284.99



Product Features
32-inch HD ready digital LCD TV
Built-in Freeview
2 x HDMI inputs
1366 x 768 Screen resolution
BRAVIA Engine™ 2
Technical Details

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
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
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
Inputs and Outputs
AC Power Input : 1 (Rear) Pigtail
Analogue 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)
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) : 31 3/4x21x8 3/4" (804 x 532 x 220mm) with pedestal; 31 3/4x19 5/8x3 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 colour™ 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)
Display
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Display Resolution : 1366 X 768p (WXGA)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio : 100,000:1
Refresh Rate : 60Hz
Screen Size (measured diagonally) : 32"(31.5")
Viewing Angle (Right/Left) : 178(89/89)
Viewing Angle (Up/Down) : 178(89/89)
Regulation and Standards Compliance
VESA® Hole Pitch : 200x200 (32")
VESA® Hole Spacing Compatible : Yes
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 and 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 Features
Backlight Type : CCFL
Display Device : LCD
General Features
Closed Captions (CC) : Analogue, Digital
Finish (Surface colour) : PianoBlack
Start Up Sony Logo Display : Yes

39 Comments

Looks good for the price. Hot

Heat added

Original Poster

Thanks

customer reviews don't look great.....!!!

a very old model

Original Poster

daaviod666777

a very old model



that's why its a good price

daaviod666777

a very old model



Yeah from when sony used decent panels instead of cheapo samsung ones.

Original Poster

Adidas Addict

Yeah from when sony used decent panels instead of cheapo samsung ones.



lol quality answer

mofokiss

that's why its a good price



true

malbano

customer reviews don't look great.....!!!



I always take Amazon reviews with a pinch of salt as most reviewers don't know their ar$e from their elbow... 1 is comparing this to a D3000 which is a 100hz and 1080p model and was over £650 on release a few years ago and therefore nowhere near the same.

This is one of the lower specced Sony sets (only 720p and 50hz) and is why it is cheaper than other models - simple as that.

Not the best set in the world .. but for the price should be pretty respectable and I'd personally rather go for a Sony set over the other rola-cola brands around this price-mark.

not great got great reviews, anyone on here got one?

toonarmani

I always take Amazon reviews with a pinch of salt as most reviewers don't … I always take Amazon reviews with a pinch of salt as most reviewers don't know their ar$e from their elbow... 1 is comparing this to a D3000 which is a 100hz and 1080p model and was over £650 on release a few years ago and therefore nowhere near the same.This is one of the lower specced Sony sets (only 720p and 50hz) and is why it is cheaper than other models - simple as that.Not the best set in the world .. but for the price should be pretty respectable and I'd personally rather go for a Sony set over the other rola-cola brands around this price-mark.



A thumbs up for the 'rola cola' comments

Adidas Addict

Yeah from when sony used decent panels instead of cheapo samsung ones.



Sony have in the past always used panels made in a Samsung/Sony Joint venture plant in Korea except in 37" models.

It is more likely now that this TV is not fitted with one of these panels as Sony are now buying in panels of all sizes from AUO, CMO, and Sharp.
The 32" and 40" BX range is not made by Sony but assembled in Poland by a third party company which is a joint venture between the Chinese company TPV and the Taiwanese panel maker AUO. The smaller BX range models are made by Beko.

I think the 32EX403 which has been available recently for £299 is a far better buy with BE3 Full HD (1080x1920) Freeview HD and Internet TV
Edited by: "Leadbeter" 25th Jan 2011

I suspect its called something else these days, but no SCART sockets? If so then things like a basic Virgin Media box or DVD player won't run.

toonarmani

I always take Amazon reviews with a pinch of salt as most reviewers don't … I always take Amazon reviews with a pinch of salt as most reviewers don't know their ar$e from their elbow... 1 is comparing this to a D3000 which is a 100hz and 1080p model and was over £650 on release a few years ago and therefore nowhere near the same.This is one of the lower specced Sony sets (only 720p and 50hz) and is why it is cheaper than other models - simple as that.Not the best set in the world .. but for the price should be pretty respectable and I'd personally rather go for a Sony set over the other rola-cola brands around this price-mark.



The reviewer you criticised was comparing this 'poor' Sony model against a good Sony model they owned - yes it was a lot more expensive but in their view obviously worth the money.

Just having a Sony badge obviously doesn't make this a wonderful TV but that doesn't mean it's not a good buy...

I couldn't find any 'professional' review but it does get generally good user reviews, (apart from on Amazon!), many reviews mention it is 'good value' and obviously for the price folks pay they are happy with their purchase...
Edited by: "wombat6025" 25th Jan 2011

hot for me, but I am looking for a full HD rather HD ready.

Cheap! But I want full HD too

Bought one of these before Christmas for my parents. It's not a bad set. It's got 2 scart sockets on the back as well which is good for those with older devices to plug in. Picture is good on freeview, but haven't tried an HD source yet. The only slightly disappointing thing is the viewing angle is not brilliant -picture gets a bit "pink" if you move out of the ideal viewing range.
There is a USB connection on the side too and it plays back avi files.
Edited by: "Chamois" 25th Jan 2011

Almost as fat as a CRT :-)

Chamois

. The only slightly disappointing thing is the viewing angle is not … . The only slightly disappointing thing is the viewing angle is not brilliant -picture gets a bit "pink" if you move out of the ideal viewing range.



Good indication of a cheaper type LCD panel

Leadbeter

Sony have in the past always used panels made in a Samsung/Sony Joint … Sony have in the past always used panels made in a Samsung/Sony Joint venture plant in Korea except in 37" models. It is more likely now that this TV is not fitted with one of these panels as Sony are now buying in panels of all sizes from AUO, CMO, and Sharp.The 32" and 40" BX range is not made by Sony but assembled in Poland by a third party company which is a joint venture between the Chinese company TPV and the Taiwanese panel maker AUO. The smaller BX range models are made by Beko.I think the 32EX403 which has been available recently for £299 is a far better buy with BE3 Full HD (1080x1920) Freeview HD and Internet TV

This is a how comments should be and a real added value. Thanks

Leadbeter

I think the 32EX403 which has been available recently for £299 is a far … I think the 32EX403 which has been available recently for £299 is a far better buy with BE3 Full HD (1080x1920) Freeview HD and Internet TV



was that the john lewis offer with the 5 year warranty? wish i'd gone for that one now!

Bought this for £299 a few weeks back. Oh well, happy with it!

FULL HD on a 32" is a waste of time...the human eye cant even process it lol

Great deal for a quality 32 inch. Don't bother will full HD as you won't be sitting close enough to tell the difference - unless you are 4ft from a Blu-Ray!

Mofokiss is truly a valued member of the community. Heat added.

Original Poster

TheManners

Mofokiss is truly a valued member of the community. Heat added.



Thanks for the vote of confidence

Does anyone know about the Square Deal warrenty plan, and for £38.99 is it worth it?
Im not usually one of these go for extended warrenty things but for £38.99 including accidental it seems good.
Give it 34 months, drop the tv and claim lol.

sprocket

Does anyone know about the Square Deal warrenty plan, and for £38.99 is … Does anyone know about the Square Deal warrenty plan, and for £38.99 is it worth it?Im not usually one of these go for extended warrenty things but for £38.99 including accidental it seems good.Give it 34 months, drop the tv and claim lol.



I phoned them a couple of days ago.If your set goes faulty and it's not economically viable to repair, they give you an Amazon voucher to the value of your TV.
Tel Number is 0800 4334789 if you want to talk to them
Edited by: "stamfordblue" 26th Jan 2011

sprocket

Does anyone know about the Square Deal warrenty plan, and for £38.99 is … Does anyone know about the Square Deal warrenty plan, and for £38.99 is it worth it?Im not usually one of these go for extended warrenty things but for £38.99 including accidental it seems good.Give it 34 months, drop the tv and claim lol.

oO
Not condoning this, but if one were to do such a thing don't you think they would perhaps do it to a rip-off warranty company rather than one that actually offer cheap warranties for people who genuinely want cover at a cheaper price. If many people were to claim like this I wonder if these cheaper warranties will continue to exist.

people do know that sky and virgin or any other tv company dont send their signal in full 1080p hd ?...the best you will get is 720p when watching the tv....seems a bit silly that they sell all these full hd tv when the tv companies dont send their signals in full hd ?...the only way you will see 1080p on your tv is watching a blu-ray or downloading a full hd movie or whatever...

I have this TV mounted on a bracket in my kitchen, its perfectly adequate for casual freeview viewing, with a good built in guide, the sony menu system for set up and such like takes a bit of getting used to initally. Its nothing special but im happy to have a sony tele on the wall at the bargain entry level £250 price range (I dont expect pioneer kuro picture quality!). Hot vote from me. although be aware it is pretty wide for a lcd.

trionajane

Cheap! But I want full HD too



Full HD on a anything smaller than 42 is almost no point.... you only see the real benefits on larger screens.

blackboab2004

people do know that sky and virgin or any other tv company dont send … people do know that sky and virgin or any other tv company dont send their signal in full 1080p hd ?...the best you will get is 720p when watching the tv....seems a bit silly that they sell all these full hd tv when the tv companies dont send their signals in full hd ?...the only way you will see 1080p on your tv is watching a blu-ray or downloading a full hd movie or whatever...



Plus 1080p gaming. Also dont forget this is very useful when you run a PC on it, as you get the native 1920x1080p resolution. So even if you cant get TV as 1080p, there are other sources.

Nice deal, cant fault the price.

abulkasam

Plus 1080p gaming. Also dont forget this is very useful when you run a PC … Plus 1080p gaming. Also dont forget this is very useful when you run a PC on it, as you get the native 1920x1080p resolution. So even if you cant get TV as 1080p, there are other sources.



I use the Sony EX401 I picked up boxing day from Richersounds for £269.98 with the 5 year warranty with my PC, 32" full HD TV's are not a waste of time.

But the poster that mentioned Sky/Virgin only transmit 720p/1080i speaks the truth

I got one of these from Sainsburys just before christmas. We are quite happy with it, great value for money IMO.

blackboab2004

people do know that sky and virgin or any other tv company dont send … people do know that sky and virgin or any other tv company dont send their signal in full 1080p hd ?...the best you will get is 720p when watching the tv....seems a bit silly that they sell all these full hd tv when the tv companies dont send their signals in full hd ?...the only way you will see 1080p on your tv is watching a blu-ray or downloading a full hd movie or whatever...



Rowlocks! All Broadcast HD in the UK or Europe whether by Freesat, Sky, Virgin, Freeview or whatever is sent at 1080i Yes the sky box or Freesat box or the Virgin box will output 720p if you ask but that is then converted in the box from 1080i. If you have a decent 1080x1920 TV then IMHO you are far better feeding it with the native broadcast 1080i

Edited by: "Leadbeter" 26th Jan 2011

now £279.99
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