The Good Warm colours; Good upscaling of standard-definition channels; Stylish design; Good connectivity.
The Bad Motion blur; Contrast performance could be better.
The Bottom Line There's plenty to like about the 32-inch Sony KDL-32EX524, including its warm pictures, good selection of Internet video services and stylish design. However, it's let down slightly by below-par contrast performance and some issues with motion blur.
Sony's 32-inch KDL-32EX524 is aimed at budget-conscious family buyers who don't want a humungous TV taking over their lounge and aren't fussed about 3D, but are instead looking for good online features.
This model faces stiff competition from similarly priced sets around the £500 mark from the likes of LG and Samsung. So just how well does it stack up against them?
Sony recently gave its Xross Media Bar (XMB) menu system an overhaul and this set uses the updated version. One of the key differences is that when you now call up the menus, they don't completely obscure the programme you're watching. Instead, the video feed is reduced in size and shifted towards the top-left of the screen. This leaves room for a rotating menu bar at the bottom and a vertical sub-menu bar on the right-hand side.
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