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Best TV 2016: Best 32, 40, 55 and 65-inch+ TVs

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Sony KDL-32W706B

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Reviewed by John Archer

20 August 2014

Sony KDL-32W706B

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Key features:

  • 32-inch LCD TV with edge LED lighting
  • Full HD resolution
  • Generous features and connections
Slightly larger than the Linsar, the Sony KDL-32W706B is a 32-inch number that would serve perfectly well as a secondary TV. It’s a great-looking machine, with metallic bezels running around the display and a minimal metal stand. The set itself is predominantly plastic and sticks out at the bottom end of the rear, but it’s well-endowed with four HDMIs and two USB ports.

The 32-inch, Full HD LCD panel with edge LED lighting isn’t the brightest we’ve come across, but otherwise it’s fantastic. Contrast, which is usually so problematic in small screens, is great, with whites pure and blacks deep. Shadowy scenes look totally natural, while colours are also realistic. It’s also responsive enough for serious gamers.

Its audio credentials aren’t quite as impressive, but certainly aren’t bad. While the speakers succeed in keeping dialogue clear of any background noise, the mid-range sounds compressed and artificial during action scenes. Trebles can sound a tad harsh too, and bass is limited. Still, this is the best 32-inch TV available at this price.

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At time of review the Sony KDL-32W706B was available for £299.


Our Score:

9

Matthew Bunton

December 4, 2015, 4:11 pm

My vote would go to the Curry's exclusive PANASONIC
VIERA TX-40CX700B+.

A fantastic 40" 4K tv. It has a Firefox interface which is quick and supports Netflix and Amazon in Ultra HD.

I mostly use mine as a 4K PC monitor as it supports 4K over HDMI 2.0 at 60hz and 444 chroma. I tried many monitors including the newer G-sync 144 hz models and nothing compares to the Panasonic's image quality and colours. Input lag is 25ms using Leo Bodner test, as I am not a competative gamer this is fast enough for me.

I have paired mine with 2 x Evga GTX 980 ti classified cards and at 4K 60fps gaming has a new lease of life. I now couldn't go back to anything less than 4k.

It is easily the best television/monitor I have ever owned and I managed to pick mine up for just over £500 with a 5 year Panasonic warranty.

Murray Snudge

December 31, 2015, 4:52 pm

Samsung UE48JU7500 - 'a severe amount of motion blur' and you score it 9/10?

kobraaaa

February 1, 2016, 1:35 am

Nobody talks about customer service or warranty's? What good as a phone, if it dies before the warranty is up and stuff like this : http://globalnews.ca/news/1026... happens? Samsung has even paid cnet to do new reviews on products they already have done so on : http://www.businessinsider.com... and then do stuff like this http://www.idownloadblog.com/2... and this http://www.businessinsider.com... . Simply Google, Samsung Customer Service Reviews....The warranty of a TV and customer service, should matter as much, if not more, than the capabilities. I know from experience.

travel_lite

February 26, 2016, 3:13 pm

Excellent point.

An unbiased review of Customer Services is long overdue.

Shant Lola

February 29, 2016, 6:14 pm

I would concur with your appraisal. I recently picked up the Panasonic TX-60CX740E and has great picture quality. Previously had a Panasonic Plasma, but power surge destroyed it.

Before making the purchase, I compared it to several Samsung models including the JS7200, JU7500, and JS8500. In my opinion the Panny came on top. The picture quality is more accurate than the Samsung models and very little motion blur if any.

I would recommend the CX740 or another model in the same range.

joethedocII

April 20, 2016, 3:55 pm

I'm sorry, but WHAT "drop-down menu???"

Lee Martin

June 12, 2016, 2:59 pm

The one in light grey on the edge of the thin box

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