4 of 4 people found this review helpful
A very good choice! Absolutely brilliant product!
29 October, 2014
I bought this TV a month ago for INR 45K and during all this time, all I can say that I have absolutely no regrets for choosing to buy this. It has been worth every penny.
Q1. What are the best things about this TV?
A. Thay are:
- Ease of use
- Vivid dynamic contrast
- Low power consumption (70W)
- Array to medium and device support
- Swivel base (most other models in the TV bracket doesn't support this)
Q2. What are the things to be aware of before buying this product?
A. They are:
- Even though this TV supports direct plug-and-play, there is a limitation of the file size that this TV can play directly from a USB device
- Price bracket vs. Screen size (not everyone is satisfied with a 32" TV - for larger models, price increases significantly)
- Has functionalities like Wi-fi but could make them better (for eg. could have had a built-in Wi-fi adapter)
Q3. How hard is it to setup the components?
A. The Sony Bravia KDL-32EX65 is extremely easy to setup by yourself at home. With just only a few screws, anyone can assemble the base with the TV and set it up. Moreover, its quite light in weight.
Q4. Does Sony Bravia KDL-32EX65 have view angle adjustment?
A. To your delight, Yes. The TV has a swivel base for horizontal viewing angle adjustment, which is not very commonly available for other TV models in the same class. There isn't any scope for vertical viewing angle adjustment however.
Q5. In terms of power consumption, how efficient is the Sony Bravia KDL-32EX65?
A. This TV is quite efficient in terms of power consumption. Even with the edge LED technology coupled with their Motionflow XR motion interpolation engine that ensures vivid and fluid picture quality under almost every video conditions, combined with a very decent sound quality, the this TV still does a very good job at just 70W. Compare that to an old TV that you might have to gain some perspective.
Q6. What exactly is X-Reality and Motionflow that this product talks about so much?
A. X-Reality and Motionflow are both proprietary technologies by Sony that make the viewing experience so much richer. X-Reality is said to boost the details and lighting conditions for a video to provide a very vivid life-life picture. Motionflow XR is what makes the motion in the video so much smoother while viewing. If you are technical person, consider that you are running a video shot at 25 frames per second. This may seem a little jagged while viewing. What Motionflow does is use the information of the position of objects in each frame of the source video to generate and display intermediate frames amongst the original ones displaying the same video at let's say at 60 frames per second, such that the motion now is much more smoother. Just to give some context, the task of the X-Reality and Motionflow technologies combined would be very similar to what the features like Detail Boost, Light Boost and iMotion available on media player softwares like Mirilis Splash Pro do.
Q7. Does it support direct media playback from storage devices and/or the network?
A. Absolutely. One of the best features of having this TV is that there's a very wide range of media devices that can be used with it. It supports direct plug-and-play from USB devices, which means that all you need to do is plug in your flash drive or external hard disk drive and watch some videos present there. Do note that it has a upper limit in the video file sizes that it can play, which is around 2GB for a file. Although this itself isn't a very special feature since it's available with almost every model of TV in the market today, what makes this one so special is that apart from just USB connectivity, you also have features like Wi-fi connectivity, RJ45, HDMI, etc.
Q8. Can I stream media over the internet directly using this TV?
A. Yes, you can. The Sony Bravia KDL-32EX650 has Wi-fi connectivity using which you can directly stream videos from the internet as well as any home network that you may have. Thanks to the BRAVIA internet video functionality, this TV fully supports browsing video networks like Youtube, BigFlix and directly stream video from them. So now, all you need to watch Youtube videos is connect this TV to the internet and voila! However, do note that it doesn't come with a built-in Wi-fi adapter so you would need to buy a Wi-fi dongle in this case.
Q9. What other internet based features or functionalities does this TV provide apart from just streaming videos?
A. The Sony Bravia KDL-32EX650 has a lot to offer. Not only you can just watch videos online, you can actually browse almost anything on the internet thanks to the inbuilt web browser that comes. It even comes with dedicated support for social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Moreover, you can actually video chat with your friends and loved ones directly using this TV with Skype.
Q10. Does this mean that the Tv also comes with a webcam?
A. Sadly no. For being able to fruitfully use Skype, you need a added piece of webcam hardware from Sony that is compatible with this TV. The CMU-BR100 is one such.
Q11. Apart from videos, what other media playback capabilities does the Sony Bravia KDL-32EX650 possess?
A. You can watch videos, listen to music, view photos - basically anything that you would want your media centre to do. One good added functionality that this TV comes with, is being able to identify what song or artist may be playing on the TV right now, using something Sony calls as Track ID. I really love this feature.
Overall, I think it is a very good choice and I would definitely recommend this to others who want to buy a LED TV under 50K!
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