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Sony Bravia KDL-32EX600 LED LCD HDTV Review

32 in.

Enough performance and connectivity to satisfy a basic home theater setup, while keeping costs down.

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Connectivity

Connectivity Summary
Editorial Note: This is a review of the Sony KDL-32EX600. Test results are for this model, but should indicate the general performance of other sizes in the xxEX600 series. The xxEX600 series includes the following models: KDL-32EX600, KDL-40EX600, KDL-46EX600.  Read here for more details on series differences.
{{article.attachments['Sony-KDL-32EX600-vanity.jpg']}} • Enough ports for a basic home theater setup • Easy access with swivel base • 4 HDMIs, 2 components AVs • USB for video, music, and photos
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Input Ports*(7.0)*


The Sony KDL-32EX600 has a standard outfit of ports for a modern HDTV – not too many, but enough for a basic home theater setup. There are 4 HDMIs, 2 components (one of which shares double duty as a composite AV input), a dedicated composite AV input, and a VGA input for computers with matching 1/8th-inch audio input.

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The EX600 also has a USB port for playing back video, music, and photos from USB mass storage devices.

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  Connectivity Comparison
  Sony KDL-32EX600 Sony KDL-32EX700 Samsung LN32C550 LG 32LD450
HDMI 4 4 4 2
Component 2 1 2 2
Composite 2 1 2 1
S-Video 0 0 0 0
VGA 1 1 1 1
Analog Audio In 4 3 3 4
Digital Audio Out 1 1 1 1
Analog Audio Out 1 1 1 1
Ethernet No 1 1 0
WiFi No No Requires separate purchase No
USB 1 1 2 1
Memory Card 0 No 0 0
  DLNA No No Yes No
Other N/A N/A EX-LINK RS-232C

 

Output Ports*(2.0)*


The Sony KDL-32EX600 has a digital audio output and an analog audio output. 

Other Connections*(0.0)*


The Sony KDL-32EX600 does not have ethernet or WiFi connectivity for local networks or streaming content.

Media*(1.0)*


The Sony KDL-32EX600 has a USB port on the side for connecting to Sony brand cameras and camcorders, as well as any brand of USB mass storage device (i.e. a thumb drive, etc.). More details ahead

Placement*(8.0)*


The ports are placed conveniently for most users. The ports on the side – composite AV and USB – are designed for quick swaps like thumb drives and cameras. The rear ports are designed for long-term connections, and the swivel base allows for easy access to these too.

 

Other Models in the xxEX600 Series
This is a review of the Sony KDL-32EX600. The other sizes of HDTVs in this series should be similar in terms of performance and usability. For details about any differences, click on the image to jump to the Series Comparison page.
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Sony KDL-32EX600 32 inches

Sony KDL-40EX600

40 inches

Sony KDL-46EX600

46 inches

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity
  9. Audio & Menus
  10. Multimedia & Internet
  11. Power Consumption
  12. Vs Sony KDL-32EX700
  13. Vs Samsung LN32C550
  14. Vs LG 32LD450
  15. Conclusion
  16. Series Comparison
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