Sony’s KDL-32HX753 is a 32-inch full high definition 3D LED TV with built-in Wi-Fi and Sony Internet TV, allowing viewers to use apps such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix and similar such apps. It has four HDMI inputs, the ability to connect to a PC, two USB ports and Ethernet input for wired internet connections to lets users surf the web.
If you’re picking up any new TV, you’ll need a decent set of connections. The Sony KDL-32HX753 doesn’t disappoint with its four HDMI ports to work with other compatible HD devices such as Blu-ray players and games consoles, letting you watch films, or play games in full HD. You can add USB memory stick support and Wi-Fi connectivity to its talents as well, letting you view your photos and browse the web.
With WiFi comes the added ability to watch lots of Smart TV content and use the many apps available. Apps such as Demand 5, BBC iPlayer, Sky News and Facebook deliver entertainment, and things to keep you occupied, even when there isn’t anything good to watch on TV.
With these apps, you’ll be able to catch the latest episode of The Gadget Show, or a movie at any time via the Sony Entertainment Network. The SEN menu, with its bright icons and tiles make navigating the network a doddle, with all the aforementioned apps, and on-demand TV and film services available to view and choose from at a glance.
By mid-entry standards, the KDL-32HX753 does well with the kind of fast motion seen in many Hollywood movies. Its 3D picture skills are also very credible. They do suffer from the subdued effect you tend to see on some 3D TVs, but still look very good for a mid-entry set.
One of the true litmus tests of any high-end TV kit is its ability to convey sharp shades of black. Here the Sony KDL-32HX753 loses points, with blacks occasionally looking a little grey from time to time. Tinkering with the settings does improve things somewhat, but when it comes to blacks, the KDL-32HX753 could do better. Images lack the same brightness and sharpness seen on some of Sonys higher-end sets.
The result is a picture that lacks any real punch. The same can be said of the sound. It’s nothing to detract too much from the viewing experience, but it hardly offers the home cinema set-up experience we all crave for.
The bottom line
For a mid-entry television, the Sony KDL-32HX753 does itself justice, but with less than stellar picture quality and sound compared to the best, don’t expect it to blow you away.