Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 LCD HDTV First Impressions Review

32 in.

The KDL-32L5000 is on the lower end of Sony's offerings, with fewer HD ports and internet and media connectivity.

Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

Tour & Design

**Front**

As with just about every other one of Sony's flat screen televisions, the KDL-32L5000 has few features on the front. The LED status lights are in the bottom left corner below the screen. Other than the Sony logo and the Bravia insignia, nothing else adorns the KDL-32L5000.

Sony_Bravia_KDL-32L5000_front.jpg

The front of the KDL-32L5000

**Back**

On the back of the KDL-32L5000 are the bulk of the available ports.

Sony_Bravia_KDL-32L5000_back.jpg

The back of the KDL-32L5000

**Sides**

On the right side of the KDL-32L5000 are the control buttons to adjust volume, channel, etc. On the left side of the KDL-32L5000 are some easy-access connectors.

Sony_Bravia_KDL-32L5000_left.jpg
Sony_Bravia_KDL-32L5000_right.jpg

The left and right sides of the KDL-32L5000

**Stand/Mount**

The KDL-32L5000's is glossy black plastic and provides robust, fairly wobble-free support. It can swivel, though this was disabled on the display unit we observed. No official information on the KDL-32L5000's ability to be mounted on a wall, but it appears to have standard VESA-compatible mounting points.

Sony_Bravia_KDL-32L5000_stand.jpg

The KDL-32L5000's stand

**Aesthetics**

As is typical with just about every flat screen LCD HDTV in Sony's product lines, the KDL-32L5000 presents a streamlined and no-frills face. The screen bezel is primarily matte black, with glossy sections along the beveled exterior edge and the thin beveled edge that immediately surrounds the screen. It should blend in well with any home media center decor without any issues whatsoever.

Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Performance Features
  3. Connectivity & Media
  4. Controls, Menu & Remote
  5. Conclusion

What's Your Take?

All Comments
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below