Sony KDL-32RE405 : the best television set Edge-LED ?

Presentation of the Sony KDL-32RE405

Sony proposes today a new basic model, equipped with technological solutions which work, the KDL-32RE405.
Let’s have a look at the size. It’s a 32 inches.
Small but tough ; hopefully seeing its size , it will perhaps follow you (house move or holidays…). Good opportunities to test its reliability in the long run.
This television is delivered with a  HD resolution.  From our point of view it is interesting. Given the price, this model appears as a good choice. Not too expensive but anyway it is made with elements which we think will withstand in the long run .
No wahoo effect on this model, but the correct one. In short, the manufacturer’s goal with this model is to provide a product that meets everyday TV needs.
An analysis will determine if the objective is achieved and if it is relevant to buy it.

TV design presentation Sony KDL-32RE405

With its design identical in every respect to the competition, this Sony KDL-32RE405 could have difficulty distinguishing itself in a tense entry-level market.
The design of the Sony KDL-32RE405 is largely inspired by the other models in the RE40 series.
Who said that entry-level products could not benefit from quality design? That’s the thought we can face each other with this TV set. That nothing is impossible for Sony.
The Sony KDL-32RE405 adopts a standard shape with a flat screen.
With its glass surface of 32 inches, it has a typical piano black color.
As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. It is perfectly integrated with the screen and gives a general feeling of balance.The shape of the base In short, the Sony does the right thing on this model. An entry-level TV for which we would have liked more design work. With this Sony KDL-32RE405, no frills. Basic and that’s almost all. It could even be one of those TV sets you turn on to listen to the news; like a radio.

TV screen presentation Sony KDL-32RE405

Even for an entry-level model, this new Sony has a quality image, well calibrated and a very good native contrast.
Sony remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. Although of lower quality, an Edge LED Edge-LED is used for this TV.

The Sony television set displays a HD resolution. And with his 32 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that is at the bottom of its range.Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
Designed with a frequency of 60 Hz, the fluidity of the images displayed on the television set is not exceptional. In some cases there may even be image shift problems. This also explains why it is placed in the entry-level of its range at Sony.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a HD quality resolution.
In conclusion on the display, with the KDL-32RE405 Sony helps you to choose a low-end TV set, which will be perfectly at home in your kitchen.

KDL-32RE405 from Sony – The sound

The speakers are of average quality and, therefore, the result does not work miracles on this point. Voices, for TV shows, are well reproduced; but for movie or game mode, you may have saturation and distortion in the sound.
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two baffles and a power output of 5 W.
In any case, the final rendering is just fair. However, we will recommend to add speakers that will allow a better experience.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will barely play all the sounds. Bad in the high notes and in the low notes. It’s not great; but that’s enough for this range.

The Intelligent aspect of the Sony KDL-32RE405

On the software side, the Sony KDL-32RE405 is equipped with the operating system Smart TV installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
This TV’s Internet access is possible either via Wi-Fi or via a LAN local network and you have the possibility to download a wide variety of applications and movies.

The connection system of the Sony KDL-32RE405

Due to its small number of connectors, it will penalize some users.
Thanks to its above-average number of connections, this TV is very generous.

It is with 7 possible connections that this KDL-32RE405 is presented. The Sony KDL-32RE405 allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…

In clear, the connections available on this model are:
2 USB ports, 2 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 antenna input

Technical characteristics of the Sony KDL-32RE405

The main features of this TV set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 73.1 cm x 44.2 cm x 7 cm
Screen size in inches 32
Screen resolution HD
Display system Edge-LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 5
Smart TV Smart TV
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 4
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 0
Color depth 24
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 60 W

KDL-32RE405 from Sony – The conclusion

The finish shows some small deficiencies (visible cables and visible screws), but the technology is mastered and the image rendering is at the expected level.
What more can we ask of a product in this range?
With a smart TV technology, you benefit from a relevant choice for a top-of-the-range model. Really interesting.
For this model, we forget the LED and enter the display technology in Edge-LED mode. There’s nothing to worry about. The result is flawless.
This TV has the correct resolution, nothing more. Producing and marketing TVs today in HD is often sufficient and well suited for ‘basic’ uses. But this standard will certainly be outdated in a few years’ time. It is therefore a temporary and/or occasional choice. You’ve been warned.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the screen size, the sound power, the display frequency.

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