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Sony BRAVIA EX 500 Series 32-Inch LCD TV, Black
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- 32-inch HDTV with Full HD 1080p resolution and Motionflow 120Hz technology for smooth motion
- Motionflow 120Hz technology for smooth motion; BRAVIA Engine 2 fully digital video processor optimizes color and contrast
- Ambient Sensor adjusts color based on room light; automatic increase or decrease in backlight brightness based on room's lighting conditions
- Inputs: 4 HDMI, 2 component, 2 composite, 1 PC, 1 USB, 1 optical digital audio output
- Includes removable stand; measures 31.5 x 21.1 x 9.9 inches with stand
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- Brand Name: Sony
- Model Number: KDL-32EX500
- Display Technology: LCD
- Display Size: 32 inches
- Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
An impressive centerpiece to any entertainment system, this 32-inch BRAVIA EX500 Series HDTV (model KDL-32EX500) combines a clean design with cutting-edge features. You'll enjoy Full HD 1080p picture quality as well as exceptionally smooth motion in fast-action sports scenes, movies and games thanks to integrated Motionflow 120Hz refresh rate technology. Plus, Ambient Sensor and LightSensor technologies automatically adjust the color and brightness based on your room's lighting to ensure you'll always get the best possible picture.
Connect your BRAVIA Sync compatible devices and enjoy convenient operation and control using one remote. Other features include 6 HD inputs (4 HDMI, 2 component), a USB port for photo, music, and video playback on the TV, and VESA compliant wall mounts.
See a comparison of all Sony HDTV models below.
Full HD 1080p Resolution: Experience Full HD 1080p picture quality, the highest at-home resolution, and take full advantage of HD sources like a Blu-ray Disc Player or PlayStation3 gaming console via the 16:9 wide screen panel (1920 x 1080).
Motionflow 120Hz Technology: Experience smooth motion detail and clarity with Motionflow 120Hz technology. Motionflow 120Hz technology doubles the frame rate from the standard 60 frames per second and applies Image Blur Reduction technology to deliver a crisp, fluid and realistic viewing experience during fast-action scenes.
LightSensor Technology: Automatically increase or decrease the level of brightness of your TV's backlight based on a room's lighting conditions with the integrated LightSensor technology. Dim the lights to watch a movie and the sensor dims the backlight, which also helps reduce unnecessary power consumption.
Ambient Sensor: Get a natural looking picture whether you are watching movies late at night or playing video games during the day with an Ambient Sensor that automatically adjusts the picture color based on a room's lighting.
BRAVIA Engine 2: Enjoy sharp, vibrant, life-like images while optimizing color and contrast and significantly reducing noise with the BRAVIA Engine 2 fully digital processor.
6 HD Inputs: Get versatile HD connection options with 6 HD inputs, including 4 HDMI inputs to connect a Blu-ray Disc player, PlayStation3 gaming console or any other HDMI-capable equipment. Two HD component inputs provide added HD-capable connectivity, while a PC input (HD-15 pin) lets you use your HDTV as a computer monitor.
24p True Cinema: Movies consist of 24 images per second, and cannot be faithfully reproduced on conventional televisions, resulting in unnatural, jerky movements. But 24p True Cinema displays the 24 progressive images as they should be, in the same sequence as the original film source. Now, you can recreate the visual clarity of cinema-quality movies in the comfort of your own home.
USB Input: Share your photos on the big screen or listen to your favorite music. Simply connect your digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or USB storage device directly to your HDTV's USB input.
BRAVIA Sync Compatible: Conveniently operate and control other BRAVIA Sync compatible devices--including BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc Players, surround sound systems, Handycam camcorders and Cyber-shot digital still cameras, all with one remote control.
VESA-compatible hole spacing uses an industry-standard mounting-hole pattern that can be used with VESA-compliant mounting brackets, taking the guesswork out of selecting the proper hardware for hanging your TV on the wall.
- Screen size: 32 inches
- CineMotion Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology: Yes
- 24p True Cinema Technology: Yes
- 3D Comb Filter: Yes
- Live Color Technology: Yes
- Auto Picture Setting w/ HDMI: Cinema, Photo, Graphics, Game
- Speakers: 2x 10W (20 watts of total power)
- 5.1 Channel Audio Out: Yes
- Dolby: Dolby Digital
- USB Applications: Photo Viewer (jpeg), Music Player (mp3), Video Player (mpeg1), Video Player (mpeg2 TS)
- Tuners: ATSC, NTSC, Clear QAM
- VESA wall mounting pattern: 200 x 200
- Warranty: 1 year labor and parts
- TV with stand: 31.5 x 21.1 x 9.9 inches (WxHxD); 26.3 pounds
- TV without stand: 31.5 x 19.6 x 3.9 inches (WxHxD); 21.9 pounds
- What size TV should you get?
- HDMI: 4 (2 side, 2 rear; HDMI PC input capability)
- Component: 2 (rear)
- Composite A/V: 2 (1 side, 1 rear)
- RF: 1 (rear)
- USB 2.0: 1 (side)
- PC input (15-pin, D-Sub): 1 (rear)
- Analog audio inputs: 4 (1 side, 3 rear)
What's in the Box
BRAVIA EX500 Series HDTV, remote control (with batteries), AC power cord, table top stand, operating instructions
If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.
- Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
- Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5
Sony HDTV Comparison
|Models:||32"||22"||32", 40"||32", 40"|| 32", 40", |
| 32", 40", |
| 32", 40", |
| 40", 46", |
|40", 46"|| 46", 55", |
|Panel type||LCD (CCFL)||LCD (CCFL)||LCD (CCFL)||LCD (CCFL)||LCD (CCFL)||Edge LED||Edge LED|| Dynamic |
|Edge LED|| Dynamic |
|Full HD 1080p||--||--|
|Video processing||Engine 2||Engine 3||Engine 2||Engine 3||Engine 2||Engine 2||Engine 3||Engine 3||Engine 3||Engine 3|
|Wireless LAN||--|| Ready |
|Blu-ray Disc Player||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|Digital audio output||Optical||Optical||Optical||Optical||Optical||Optical||Optical||Optical||Optical||Optical|
|HDMI PC input|
|USB 2.0 port||1 (svc only)||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|MPEG 1/2 video playback||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|MPEG 4/AVCHD video playback||--||--||--||--|
|TV Guide onscreen||--||--||--||--|
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Top Customer Reviews
I upgraded from a Samsung 26" 720p (LN26A330), which I had no complaints at all about, but really wanted 1080p since this is hooked up to a home theatre/gaming pc and I could use the extra resolution. I compared these tv's side by side after getting the sony, and was really surprised how much better the sony's picture was (I was using 720p on both for fair comparison, playing identical sources).
-Very bright picture, which is good for the day time
-Blu Rays do look amazing, just adjust the settings to personal preference
-True Cinema 24p mode does seem to play movies at true 24p (I set the htpc output to 24hz to accomplish this)
-Motionflow works really nicely on some blu-rays, definitely not for all movies though, but I actually do prefer it over True Cinema 24p in a lot of cases
-PC games look very good with motionflow turned on, especially FPS's. Motionflow makes 60fps look like 120fps and you can tell a difference in how clear and smooth everything is.
-Extremely energy efficient, uses only 40w in power saving mode, ~75w normal mode (this is better in both categories than my 26" samsung, which amazed me!)
-Speakers on my old samsung might have been a little better, its hard to tell for sure, but its not a big difference.
-Very minor, I wish a single button could turn motionflow on and off instead of navigating menus
Overall, I am really happy with this set. If you like 24p true cinema and/or motionflow and are willing to pay a little extra, I'd recommend it.Read more ›
One thing that most people not having had a wide screen TV before should be aware of that without getting the HD feed you are losing a good portion of the reason for getting a TV of this type. I was using normal cable connection with just a standard feed and the TV display looked like crap most of the time. There were a few stations that came in Ok like the PBS type who mostly displayed HD as a normal course of programming but most of the channels you had to make up your mind if you wanted to watch bloated people or use other settings that either cut part of the picture out or use a standard setting that gave you a small 4:3 screen. While this might seem like a very basic problem to people who have had HDTV's for a long time this was my first one I've had and the results were not good. I solved this issue by going to Direct TV and getting their HD and DVR package. A world of difference. I was able to crank the display up to it's full 1080p with outstanding results.Read more ›
The positive about this LCD is just the terrific picture in a bright lit room and the 4 hdmi inputs.. the backlight bleeding alone made this LCD two stars for me, but i was generous enough add another star because the 32ex500 does have a great picture. Remove the backlight bleeding this star could possibly be a four..
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Been using this for 5 years. Still going strong - acts as a PC monitor for me for the time being.
Backlight is a bit dark. Read more
I have worked in the field of Image and Video Processing for almost 10 years now and know what good or bad quality image is. Read morePublished on July 29, 2011 by SBK
This is by far the best TV I've ever owned.
Crystal clear images and such vivid colors it's absolutely amazing! Read more
I have put this TV in my bedroom and it is perfect. I have my DirecTv DH receiver hooked up to it and the picture is super clear. Read morePublished on April 1, 2011 by Phishrman
This TV arrived faster than expected. As for the product, haven't had the HD cable set up yet and so can't give an opinion of how well it displays HD television, but all of the... Read morePublished on March 27, 2011 by Charles M Cummins
Forget those cheap two and three hundred dollar HD tv's on the market today. I bought a Lg tv and returned it within a week , i just was not happy with it thinking it would be a... Read morePublished on February 17, 2011 by K. lett
This is a nice set. I use it in the home office room, it's just the right size. It replaced a 32" with 60Hz refresh rate and older technology. Read morePublished on February 10, 2011 by Orion940
I purchased the Sony Bravia last year at Christmas. Two weeks after the one year warrenty expired my LCD went out in the TV. Sony would do nothing. Read morePublished on February 9, 2011 by 12pinsandaplate
Sony products have always been in a class of their own. The picture is superb and the quality is also top in its field. I like the swivel base, this is a nice option. Read morePublished on February 5, 2011 by Nanette M. Wolfe