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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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Sony KDL-32W706B

Originally reviewed by John Archer 20 August 2014

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.

Price: £299

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