I had bought 32 inch Sony KDL-32W700B BRAVIA Full HD TV from www.flipkart.com during its Billion Day sale. Saw this TV on sale during this day and thought of buying it. I wanted to buy LG 32LB5820 Full HD LED Smart TV as LG TVs have IPS panels that have excellent viewing angles. But that TV was not on sale. Then I checked the prices of Sony KDL-32W700B on other websites and all of them had a price above Rs. 40,000/-. So I thought that I am getting this excellent deal and should buy it for Rs. 30,000/-. On the product page there was also an option of the exchange offer. So I exchanged my old Philips 21 inch CRT TV and got Rs. 4,000/- discount. So finally paid Rs. 26,000/- for this panel. Which is an excellent deal.

Then this HDTV came home after a few days. The first look at this TV itself made me happy. The look of the TV is beautiful. I connected it to my TataSky HD box and saw excellent color reproduction by this panel. Then I checked viewing angles. I went to side of the TV (almost) 175 degrees) and there was hardly any color change, almost next to none.

Sound of built in speakers is ordinary and does not have enough bass. A downer in this great TV.

Smart TV functions of this TV includes built-in Wifi and an ethernet port. I connected it to my home wifi and saw YouTube videos with a built-in YouTube app. I also connected my Nexus 4 and enabled screencasting options and was able to caste my android phone screen on my TV. I also tried to connect my laptop for screencasting but that never seemed to work due to some reason.

The overall interface of the Smart TV part of the TV is very slow and irritating at times. Other features like display and sound setting are multiple and very useful. Also I created a media server on my PC and Laptop and played videos from those on my TV. I transferred a Full HD movie to my pen-drive and played movie by plugging it to UBS port given on the back. For some reason picture quality on USB playback was inferior to those played by directly connecting devices and playing.

I also connect an extra HDMI cable and connected my laptop with the 4th Generation Core i3 processor and Windows 8.1. Could duplicate, extend, or keep the second screen only as these are features of Windows 8.1.

Also another plus was that I got a Sony MDR-ZX110A headphones free with this HDTV.

In conclusion, this is an excellent TV with only negative things are a slow interface with Smart TV functions and average speakers. Color reproduction, viewing angles, and Smart TV functions make this HDTV a killer product. It’s the competition like LG 32LB5820 and Samsung 32H5500 is priced at about Rs. 35,000/-. This TV is a bit expensive in comparison and pricing of about Rs. 35,000/- would make it a preferable buy over another brand TVs.

Following is a link to out video review of Sony KDL-32W700B BRAVIA Full HD SmartTV

Official product page of Sony KDL-32W700B BRAVIA Full HD TV

Specifications

MODEL

Screen Size 32 (80 cm), 16:9
TV System 1 (Digital/Analog): B/G, D/K, I, L, M
Colour System PAL, SECAM, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43
Video Signal 1080/24p (HDMI only), 1080/60i, 1080/60p (HDMI / Component), 1080/50i, 1080/50p (HDMI / Component), 480/60i, 480/60p, 576/50i, 576/50p, 720/60p, 576/50p, 1080/30p (HDMI only), 720/30p (HDMI only), 720/24p (HDMI only)

PICTURE

Display Resolution Full HD
Tuner DVB-T/T2
Video Processing X-Reality PRO
Motionflow™ Motionflow XR 200 Hz
Backlight Module LED
Dimming Type Frame Dimming
Live Colour™ Yes
Deep Color Yes
Intelligent Picture Yes
Intelligent MPEG Noise Reduction Yes
MPEG Noise Reduction Yes
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) Yes
24P True Cinema™ Yes
Viewing Angle 89° (Right/Left), 89° (Up/Down)
Screen Format TV: Auto Wide/ Full/ Normal/ Wide Zoom/ Zoom/Caption/ 14:9/ PC: Full 1/ Full 2/ Normal/ 4:3 Default
Picture Mode Vivid, Standard, Custom, Photo-Vivid, Photo-Standard, Photo-Original, Photo-Custom, Cinema1
CineMotion/Film Mode/Cinema Drive Yes
3D Comb Filter Yes

AUDIO

Clear Phase Speaker Yes
ClearAudio+ Yes
Sound Mode Standard, Cinema, Sports, Music, Game, Compressed Audio
S-Master Yes
S-Force S-Force Front Surround
Dolby® Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
Stereo System NICAM/A2
Audio Output Power 8W+8W
Speaker Configuration 2ch, Full Range(30x60mm)x2

TERMINALS

HDMI™ Connections 4 (1Side/3Bottom)
Analog Audio Input(s) for HDMI 1 (Rear)
USB 2.0 2 (Side)
Ethernet Connection 1 (Rear)
Composite Video Input(s) 2 (1Rear/1Rear Hybrid w/Component)
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) 1 (Rear/Hybrid)
RF Connection Input(s) 1 (Bottom)
Analog Audio Input(s) 2 (Rear)
Digital Audio Output(s) 1 (Rear)
Audio Out 1 (Side/Hybrid w/HP)
Headphone Out 1 (Side/Hybrid w/Audio Out)

OTHER FEATURES

X-Protection PRO Yes(LIGHTNING/SURGE/HUMIDITY)
BRAVIA Sync Yes
USB Play MPEG1/ MPEG2PS/ MPEG2TS/ AVCHD/ MP4Part10/ MP4Part2/ AVI(XVID)/ AVI(MotionJpeg)/ MOV/ WMV/ MKV/ WEBM/ 3GPP/ MP3/ WMA/ WAV/ JPEG/ MPO/ RAW(ARW)
DLNA MPEG1/ MPEG2PS/ MPEG2TS/ AVCHD/ MP4Part10/ MP4Part2/ AVI(XVID)/ AVI(MotionJpeg)/ MOV/ WMV/ MKV/ WEBM/ 3GPP/ MP3/ WMA/ LPCM/ JPEG/ MPO
Picture Frame Mode Yes
Scene Select Photo, Music, Cinema, Game, Graphics, Sports, Animation
Parental Control Yes
Clock Yes
Sleep Timer Yes
On/Off Timer Yes
Teletext Yes
PAP (Picture And Picture) PAP (Variable)
OSD Language Indian Languages: Assamese/ Bengali/ Gujarati/ Hindi /Kannada/ Malayalam/ Marathi/ Oriya/ Punjabi/ Tamil/ Telugu
OSD Language Other Languages: Afrikaans/ Arabic/ Persian/ English/ French/ Indonesian/ Portuguese/ Russian/ Swahili / Thai/ Vietnamese/ Chinese(Simplified)/ Chinese(Traditional)/ Zulu
TV Guide On Screen / EPG Yes

NETWORK FEATURES

One-flick entertainment Yes
Social Viewing Yes(Tweet only)
Photo Share Yes
LIVE Football Mode Yes
One-Touch Mirroring Yes
Screen Mirroring Yes
MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) Yes
TV Sideview Yes
Wi-Fi Connectivity Yes
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Skype™ Ready Yes

SONY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK

Internet Video Yes
Facebook and Twitter Yes

ECO FEATURES

Dynamic Backlight Control Yes
Backlight Off Mode Yes
Light Sensor Yes
Power Saving Modes Yes

GENERAL

Power Requirements DC 19.5V
Power Consumption 69W
Standby Power Consumption 0.5W
Dimensions (W x H x D) with Stand Approx. 729 x 465 x 141 mm
Dimensions (W x H x D) without Stand Approx. 729 x 433 x 64 (15.8) mm
Weight with Stand Approx. 7.9 Kg
Weight without Stand Approx. 6.9 kg

SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES

Remote Control RM-GD033
Batteries R03 x 2

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