Written on: 07/04/2012 by swamp-pokey (1 review written)
We wanted a 32 inch hd ready tv with smart features, and have had sony bravias in the past. This time though, we were persuaded by the salesman to buy a Samsung - "Samsung tvs are so good nowadays you need a good reason not to choose one - just look at the picture." So we bought the Samsung. What a mistake - because the audio was dreadful. In the shop we'd been focussing on the picture, which was good. But sound-wise, the Samsung was a disaster. As well as being extremely tinny we couldn't... (read more)
On TechRadar, experts still rated the Sony Bravia KDL-32CX523 Full HD 32 LCD TV 5/ 5 despite some criticism of it. The LCD panel and network were called poor, the TV contrast was judged to be disappointing, they said its motion is blur, the web browser is difficult to use and that there is an absence of 100Hz scanning and 3D playback. They believed that the high picture quality, the integrated Freeview HD tuner through which one can get some free channels, smartphone app control, the BBC iPlayer, USB media support, wireless connectivity and well-designed user interface make up for all its shortcomings.
Similar opinions were also shared by buyers from Amazon. Most of them were happy with the television?s low price and picture quality, but there were a few complaints about its sound quality. In the HDTV review, the experts did not fully take to the Sony Bravia KDL-32CX523 Full HD 32 LCD TV?s design, they said that the plastic bottom strip is fragile and makes the TV look cheap but they were impressed with the straight forward and simple design of the table top stand. They said that the connection ports are well located in line with present day standard, but they believe that some users may not like that the power cord is attached to the TV. The remote was called sensitive, but they complained that with the plastic casing, it looks cheap and feel hollow. They were okay with its High Definition and Standard Definition content and they rated the picture quality high, though they said the viewing angle is not that wide, they concluded that it was not totally bad. The sound quality was rated poor, but the good thing is that it can be connected to active speakers via the headphone jack. Their verdict was that the Sony Bravia KDL-32CX523 Full HD 32 LCD TV is not a performance model, but it will give excellent value for anyone that is not a serious gamer.