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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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Calibration

Calibration 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']}} • Lots of picture quality settings • Lots of Scene modes • Calibration done using DisplayMate Software
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Calibration


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The Sony KDL-32EX600 has a lot of picture quality settings. To start, we put the TV in Custom mode. The default values, and our adjustments, for each setting are listed in the table below.

Setting Default Calibrated
Picture Mode Custom
Backlight 5 10
Picture 95 75
Brightness 50 50
Color 50 50
Color Temperature Warm 2 Warm 2
Sharpness 0 0
Noise Reduction Off Off
MPEG Noise Reduction Off Off
CineMotion Auto Off
Adv. Contrast Enhancer Off Off
Black Corrector Off Off
Clear White Off Off
Live Color Off Off
Ambient Sensor On Off

Any features that we didn't mention above should be assumed disabled.

Video Modes


The Sony KDL-32EX600 has just three Picture Modes. Dig a little deeper, though, and you'll find a submenu called Scene modes. In these modes, a lot of the TV's settings will be greyed out, so it's probably not the best choice for people that like to do their own tweaks.

First, the Picture modes.

Mode What it Does
Vivid Select for enhanced picture contrast and sharpness.
Standard Select for standard picture settings. Recommended for home entertainment.
Custom Select to store your preferred settings.

Here are the Scene modes.

Scene Mode What it Does
Cinema Delivers picture scenes and sound just like those in a theater.
Sports Presents realistic pictures and sound just like those in a stadium.
Photo Reproduces the texture and color of a printed photo.
Music Lets you experience dynamic and clear sound just like at a concert.
Game Broadens your game-playing experience with superb picture and sound quality.
Graphics Eases prolonged monitor viewing with clearer detailed pictures.
General No optimized picture and sound quality for any scene.
Auto Automatically optimizes picture and sound quality according to the input source.

 

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*Here are the Scene modes *

 

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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