Smart LED TV Sony Bravia KDL-32EX650 product review

Sveyo December 21, 2012 2
Smart LED TV Sony Bravia KDL-32EX650 product review
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Features, specifications and review of the 32-inch Smart LED Full HD TV Sony Bravia KDL-32EX650  

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Sony Bravia KDL-32EX650 review – I was a bit skeptic when I first got my hands on the KDL-32EX650 Smart TV because its price had a massive drop of more than 15% for less than a month so I thought there should be something wrong with it. I usually prefer LG and Samsung as best picks in the affordable Full HD LED TV class but I decided to give it a shot with the 32-inch Sony TV from their low EX650-series.

Features – the first thing that impressed me with the Bravia KDL-32EX650 TV is that no matter the low price  it is fully packed with features . It is a fully functioning Smart TV with built-in WiFi and some of the most popular Smart TV apps like YouTube, Facebook, twitter, Skype and Sony Entertainment Network as well. And though I had some hard times setting up the built-in WiFi N receiver with WiFi Direct (which appeared to be more of a problem for my router rather than the TV itself) the wireless home network worked just fine. I have to say I was really impressed with the download speed when watching HD videos from YouTube.  Sony Bravia KDL-32EX650 also has an Internet browser so you can easily check your e-mail in case you don’t have your smartphone a computer in hand.

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Of course other features like Full HD 1080p picture, Motionflow XR 100Hz motion enhancer, 2x USB ports with media playback and PVR recording, DLNA worked just great. This TV also has a full set of ports and connections including plenty of HDMI ports, 2x USB, audio in/out, optical, PCMCIA , analog, VGA and some others.

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Picture quality- picture quality on the Sony Bravia KDL-32EX650 is very good. The Full HD 1080p picture quality is better than many TVs in this segment and viewing angles are just amazing. Colors look nice and rich. They are plenty of settings which allow you to adjust picture, sound and preset modes just the way you like. I recommend you to turn off the light sensor and put brightness and backlight to the max for best performance but that is up to you (leave it ON in case you are keen on Eco-friendly features). One thing I didn’t like is the menu layout, I think some users will need more than the usual time to get used to it (in my mind LG and Samsung are much more user friendly). The good news is that there you can find some help in the i-Manual section that Sony offers in this TV.

One of the few downsides of the KDL-32EX650 is that it has refresh rate of only 50Hz and though the 100Hz Motionflow XR system does a pretty good job some motion blur still occurs from time to time.

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Sound –  sound is delivered by 2x 10W stereo speakers mounted in the bottom part of the TV. Sony Bravia KDL-32EX650 delivers decent sound quality and I would rate it better than average. The TV also offers some good features like S-Force Front Surround 3D, Dolby® Digital / Dolby® Digital Plus / Dolby® Digital Pulse and some sound presents to choose from.

Price – this TV is offered for around 500 Euros but I have noticed some of its features are missing in depending on the country it is sold. In Australia for instance this TV comes without the built-in WiFi which is a big downside because an additional WiFi dongle could cost up to $80.

Verdict – I think the Sony Bravia KDL-32EX650 is a very good TV for the money. It has an elegant design which doesn’t mess up the interior design of your room too much. It offers good picture and sound quality and is fully loaded with features as well. I strongly recommend this TV in case you are in the search of affordable 32-inch Full HD (non 3D) TV.

You can also check the Samsung UE37ES6300 3D LED TV review or the Sony KDL-32EX650 Full HD LED TV review.


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