Sony Bravia KDL-32EX503 review

It's no LED, but Sony's polished Essential range lives up to its name

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Usually roundly ignored by flatscreen TV makers, Sony has taken the time to fit the KDL-32EX503 with some useful audio.

Don't get carried away and expect home cinema quality – sound here is only just good enough, but that's still an improvement on most sets. Most useful is a 'Dynamic' setting that pushes bass up to acceptable levels for everyday TV watching, while Clear Voice virtually cancels out bass and the Standard setting is similarly thin.

There is a pseudo-surround mode that does widen the sonic landscape somewhat, but it does so at the cost of the lower frequencies.

It may be firmly in the Bravia basement, but the KDL-32EX503 seems fair value to us. Its combination of some useful online features and all-round versatile connectivity with excellent picture quality and a Freeview HD tuner makes for an interesting package for a small room.

The price of TVs with integrated Freeview HD tuners is, it has to be said, artificially high at present and we expect premium prices to drop as the new platform becomes the default.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product FamilyBRAVIA EX503
Brand NameSony
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Weight with Stand (Approximate)11.90 kg
VESA Mount Standard200 x 200
Operating Power Consumption119 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand534 mm
Width with Stand800 mm
Depth with Stand250 mm
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height497 mm
Width800 mm
Depth96 mm
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Product SeriesEX503
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesPicture in Picture, Picture and Picture (PAP), Child Lock, Sleep Timer
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelKDL-32EX503
Product NameBRAVIA KDL-32EX503 32" LCD TV
Product LineBRAVIA
Manufacturer Part NumberKDL32EX503
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Whether you're watching TV, films or playing games, Full High Definition gives you five times more detail than Standard Definition TV. The result? Incredible image quality that brings home entertainment to life.

Package Contents
  • AC Cable
  • Operating Instructions
  • Table-Top Stand
  • Remote Commander
Weight (Approximate)9.90 kg