Sony KDL-32BX330

The Good The Sony KDL-32BX330 is a decent telly for the money with plenty of shadow detail and good off-axis response. Sony has a reputation for being expensive, but the BX300 is sensibly priced. Though styling is usually a problem for cheap TVs, the Sony looks quite attractive.

The Bad Color is a little off, with reds and greens a little unnatural. Blacks are fairly light and tend to be discolored. The feature count is minimal with only a 720p resolution, but its competitors at this price share a similar issue.

The Bottom Line If you're looking for a Sony for minimal cost, then the KDL-32BX330 is where it's at. But even at this budget price, there are better options.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 5.0
  • Features 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 7.0
5.8 Overall

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Sony KDL-32BX330
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Review

Sony KDL-32BX330

To some people, a 32-inch TV is a commodity like a toaster oven or a vacuum cleaner. You just wander into your electronics retailer and buy whatever's on sale. But not all budget TVs are created equal, and while the Sony KDL-32BX330 isn't the best TV at at this price, it's still worth your attention.

Designwise, it's not an attention grabber, but it won't look out of place in any living space. It doesn't have any extra features to speak of, but if you're looking to use this as an accompaniment to a gaming console, you'll get all the features you need.

Picture quality was OK for the money, with only the Samsung EH4000 giving a standout performance at this price. Shadow detail and off-axis viewing are the set's best qualities, with color and black levels a little bit "off." I wouldn't feel disappointed if I dropped money on this TV, not like I would if I had chosen the LG 32CS460, but the Samsung is definitely the better TV.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $399
  • Brand Sony
  • Type LCD TV
  • Diagonal Class 31.5 in
  • HDMI Ports Qty 2 ports
  • Display Format 720p
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