Sony BRAVIA KDL32BX420 32-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV, Black

Sony BRAVIA KDL32BX420 32-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV, Black

  • 32-inch LCD panel with full HD 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Five separate HD inputs (two HDMI, two HD component, one PC)
  • USB port for enjoying photos or MP3s from your USB devices
  • Light Sensor adjusts picture brightness based on ambient light
  • Get the best picture with preconfigured picture and audio settings

Sony’s BX420 series offers full HD resolution in affordable, smaller-class display sizes. Featuring 1080p HD resolution, five HD inputs, a USB port for your digital media, and Sony technologies for a great picture no matter the environment, the 32-inch KDL-32BX420 is perfect for apartments, dormitories, those seeking a second HDTV, and more. January 2011
Sony’s BX420 series offers full HD resolution in affordable, smaller-class display sizes. Featuring 1080p HD resolution, five HD inputs, a


3 responses to “Sony BRAVIA KDL32BX420 32-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV, Black”

  1. M. Frank says:
    180 of 184 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome TV but you’ll want a sound system, May 15, 2011
    M. Frank

    After researching Bravia TVs, I decided to go ahead with this one since it is one of the newer releases for 2011. I’m glad I waited, as this TV is clearer and more vivid than those of some older models or rival brands. Picture quality is clear with no fog or motion blur. PS3 games and Netflix look absolutely amazing. The only thing this TV needs now is a sound system to broaden the audio experience. If you’re having sound issues, try messing around with the ‘steady sound’ and ‘clear voice’ options to even things out and make them less muddy.

    In stores you may see this TV’s picture slightly less bright than others, but that is because of the built in light sensor that’s located on the front of the frame. The picture automatically adjusts to best fit it’s surroundings, and that’s what’s truly great. No fussing with brightness settings all the time.

    Overall, worth every penny. Stick with Sony and you won’t be disappointed.

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  2. Robert N Victa "Bob" says:
    89 of 92 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Sony – Simply The Best, June 17, 2011
    Robert N Victa “Bob” (Pittsburgh) –

    This review is from: Sony BRAVIA KDL32BX420 32-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV, Black (Electronics)

    The SONY KBL32BX450 with high definition 1080p is an entry level model with outstanding picture quality. This is a highly recommended HDTV for you.

    I had researched purchasing HDTV for the bedroom and the SONY is better than the rest (LG, SAMSUNG, PANASONIC and budget models). You pay more for the SONY but you getting a SONY. It is worth the difference. Do not compromise.

    This is a new 2011 model with basic features. There is no Wifi, this is 60Hz and is not an LED TV (however picture quality compares to LED sets). There are only two HDMI ports that may not be enough for some people. The only “complaint” is the sound quality. You will need to adjust the bass/treble and use the equalizer in Custom Mode. It is the same issue that flat screen sets just don’t have great speakers. Regardless, this is an excellent television.

    There are enough settings with options to calibrate and customize the picture to your liking. It is best to disable the ambient light sensor that restricts the brightness and vivid contrast of the picture. Once calibrated, the picture is awesome. The fleshtones are realistic. There is abundant contrast with the blacks are coal black and whites are bright white. The colors are vivid and vibrant. The set will require picture adjustment and calibration out of the box. Motion blur is almost non-existant for a 60Hz set.

    The features and specs of this set are well documented. You have a USB port to view pictures and videos.

    If you are very budget conscience then consider the SONY 720p model KDL32BX320. This is also a great set but you don’t pay for the Full HD. If you won’t do gaming or watch BluRay then this may be for you. If you are looking to install in your living room then look for a SONY with a larger screen.

    I purchased this from a store with special grand opening sale but wanted to post review for Amazon folks. I would typically buy from Amazon.

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  3. Deacon Frost says:
    51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Perhaps the best value for the money out there., September 7, 2011

    For those seeing the 1 or 2 star reviews, do yourself a favor and ignore them as they address aspects of the TV that are common knowledge to anyone who has done their research and are flaws present when shopping for ANY TV of this type.
    This is doubly true for the speakers – if you’re expecting a massive wall of sound from any TV’s internal speakers then it’s a wonder you were intelligent enough to type a review on Amazon.

    Now, on the the important stuff.

    From a presentation standpoint, the TV is understated and classy. The glossy black bezel is attractive in it’s simplicity, with the only deviation of color being a thin strip (about 1cm) of dark gray at the bottom of the TV. The gray strip house the sensor bar and small power leds.

    This is a ‘budget’ TV, and with that classification aside, the image quality on this TV is amazing. After some careful calibration, the picture shows deep, dark blacks, vivid color, sharply honed detail, and extremely smooth motion.
    Despite having a lower refresh rate than higher-end sets, this TV gives fluid, artifact free motion – even in action scenes with lots of quick camera cuts.
    The image quality is on-par with much more expensive sets, and given the actual price of this set, the image quality alone makes this TV worth a buy.

    However, there are caveats and they present themselves most notably in the inputs – or should I say, the lack thereof.

    It’s with the inputs where you realize where Sony skimped in order to deliver a set of this size at this price.
    You get 2 HDMI, 1 Component, 1 Composite, 1 Coaxial, Analog and Digital Audio inputs, a VGA, and a USB input.
    This input scenario posed problems for me, as I have far more devices than this TV can accommodate on it’s own.

    I have 3 HDMI devices), 1 Component device, 2 Composite devices, and 2 coaxial devices. In order to hook everything up to this TV I had to purchase an HDMI switch, along with a composite splitter and a coaxial hub.
    Needless to say not everyone will have a plethora of video game consoles hooked up to their TV, but I do, and the lack of inputs made for one heck of wire mess behind my TV.
    However, my last TV had 3 HDMIs, 3 Components, 3 Composites, 2 S-Video, 2 Coaxial, Digital and Analog audio, and a DVI. So I could just be experiencing ‘Input Shock’ after having so many options.

    As an aside, the VGA input works well, and integrating the computer with this TV is quick and painless. The resolution is fine so long as you have a video card capable of supporting such a large picture, but that isn’t really an issue unless you’re using this TV to play PC games.

    In conclusion the 46bx420 is an excellent TV on it’s own, and it’s even better when you consider the image quality you’re getting for the price. The lack of inputs is disappointing if unsurprising, but for the average user the available inputs will likely be more than enough. Again, the sound from the internal speakers is lacking but as I said, that’s a no-brainer – you really should have a proper surround sound system hooked up to this TV if you’re watching movies or HD media on it anyway.
    This TV is a great buy, and easily outperforms the competing models in it’s class, and it does it for less to boot. Pick it up if you’re in the market for a TV in this size – you won’t be disappointed.

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