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Sony KDL-32D3000 Reviewed

Sony Bravia KDL-32D3000Sony’s second generation of Bravia HDTVs come in the form of the 32-inch Sony KDL-32D3000. The KDL-32D3000 is a good looking black gloss finished, solidly built set, with 720p/1080i HD formats from it’s 1366×768 pixel resolution LCD.  The 32-inch Bravia offers a 1600:1 contrast ratio, which is boosted to a 8000:1 dynamic contrast ratio through black light dimming technology, and offers a brightness of 450cd/m2.

The connections on the KDL-32D3000 are much improved over their previous Bravia models, with 3x HDMI 1.3 inputs allowing you to connect up more HD devices and take advantage of the higher bandwidth and enhanced colors, and Bravia Theater Sync (HDMI-CEC) allowing you to control your other home theater components via the same remote. Other inputs also include component, 2x RGB Scart, PC VGA input, s-video, composite and digital and analog audio inputs and outputs.

A very nice feature of the Sony KDL-32D3000 is it’s ability to accept 24p signals, and allowing 24p True Cinema for true 24fps frame rate which are not adjusted to the standard 25fps format for even better images. TrustedReviews take a look at the KDL32D3000 and say, Motionflow +100Hz doubles the image’s scanning rate from the usual 50Hz enables it to show moving objects with far greater resolution, smoothness and clarity than LCD technology is usually capable of. A markedly improved over previous Bravias are the KDL32D3000′s colours. They’re marginally richer and cleaner, and tend to look more natural.

In terms of features and specifications the Sony KDL-32D3000 is a huge step forward from previous Bravia LCDs – and there are definite picture performance benefits too.