Sony KDL 32W4000 Front View
The new Sony KDL32W400 is the latest in a long line of award winning LCD TVs - this TV is the successor to the excellent Sony KDL32D3000. It's certainly a nice looking set as with many of the manufacturers are following Samsungs lead and trying to differentiate their sets from the standard black and silver.
The Sony KDL32W4000 frame has a kind of midnight sky look about it that is quite attractive although to be honest you have to be pretty close to differentiate it from black.
Can you see the stars ?
The 32" model - the Sony KDL32W4000 has three HDMi inputs - two on the back and one on the side enabling you to connect HD inputs like PS3 or a Bluray player. There are plenty of other connection options including two older scart connections. The High Definition is enhanced by a full 6.2 mega pixel resolution.
Included in the Sony KDL32W4000 is the new improved Sony Bravia 2 picture enhancement engine. Combined with Sonys patented 'Advanced Contrast Enhancer' to improve the contrast and deepness of the blacks. THe enhancer optimises the contrast in each scene by adjusting backlighting levels.
Sony KDL32W4000 Specifications
- Dimensions: 79 x 54 x 9.9 (without stand)
- Panel resolution: 1920 x 1080
- High Definition
- Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 33000:1
- HD Ready 1080p/24
- Weight: 13Kgs (15kg with stand)
- Menu: XCrossMediaBar
- Digital Terrestrial Tuner
- Picture Modes: Vivid/Standard/Photo/Cinema
- USB Photo Viewer
- 24P True Cinema
- Sound Modes: Dynamic/Standard/BBE ViVA/Virtual Dolby
Sony KDL32W4000 Picture Frame Mode
The Sony KDL32W4000 incorporates a technology called PIcture Frame Mode. This is designed to utilise your TV as a picture frame or a painting when you are not using it. You can display one of your favourite pictures or use a preinstalled one to create astriking centrepiece to your living room.
Sony KDL32W4000 - Audio System
The sound system on the KDL32W4000 includes digital surround sound from only two front speakers which includes Dolby Virtual surround sound and incorporates BBE Viva Sound technology - this counteracts the distorting effect of 3d sound to provide excellent clarity.
So what do opinions do people have about the Sony KDL32W4000?
What Hifi awarded it their 5 Star Award
" A stunning 32-incher from Sony - snap it up!......"
No full review yet
"Pros: Picture quality track record, light sensor, Blu-ray compatible, brand reliability. "
Top Quality Tv
"I have had this TV for just over a week and I highly reccomend it! HD content through a PS3 is amazing" 5 Stars - S Cox Oxford - Read whole review here.
Check out more reviews on the Sony 32" LCD on the Amazon site below.
Some Handy HD TV Terms
When researching review sites for information about the Sony KDL32W4000 - you'll come across a series of terms which you might find confusing.
SDTV - Standard Definition TV - on older and standard TVs - picture displayed from 576 lines.
HDTV - HIgh Definition TV - Like the Panasonic a new system designed to improve definition - uses approximately twice the number of lines to display more detail, colours, contrast etc.
HD Ready - means the TV has a minimum definition of 720 lines in order to receive and display a HD signal (720P or 1080I) (plus a HDMI input)
HD Ready 1080p (or Full HD) -usually means that the TV (like the Sony KDL32W4000) has a high screen resolution of 1080 lines which means it can handle and display a 1080p signal and process it at 24 FPS.