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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid, but some features are limited, 4 Oct 2011
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This review is from: Sony KDL32CX520BU 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Internet Ready TV with Freeview (Electronics)
This is a well built TV with good picture quality, and fairly good controls which mostly do the right thing without being annoying.

My favourite bits are the picture settings for each individual input; the fairly simple remote control, and the inclusion of a BBC iPlayer app.

But some features are more 'tickbox' than complete. Skype requires a ridiculously priced camera. The BBC iPlayer app is excellent quality once playing, but slow to navigate and doesn't do subtitles. The DLNA home media server thing is very cumbersome to navigate. Sony's email support to me was mostly wrong. The main menu is not quick enough to navigate. The analogue SCART input is not good quality from my DVD player, although the component RGB is. YouTube playback mostly works but doesn't do 4oD programmes. Typing text is very hard (like a phone). The web browser can't zoom to a readable size. The Android remote control app is an incomplete prototype.

On the whole, I'm happy. Sony's underlying expertise with consumer products still shines through, even though recent features have been thrown in hurridly.
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Initial post: 12 Apr 2012 21:02:24 BDT
bookwormsu says:
BBC i player doesn't do subtitles anyway. I have found that on my BT Vision. So that is not to do with Sony, thanks you for your review, helpful.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2012 10:49:17 BDT
Yes, iPlayer has subtitles on the Flash browser plugin for the desktop, so the technology and the data exist. But I have never seen a mobile or embedded version that works.
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