Internet-ready TVs use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content, whether it’s streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today’s weather forecast. Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.
Internet-ready TVs use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content, whether it’s streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today’s weather forecast.
Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.
Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.
Learn more about Internet TVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you’ll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.
Sony’s 32-inch KDL-32EX523 offers brilliant Full HD (1080p) picture quality, with LED backlighting for superb contrast and an ultra-slim design. Sony technologies like X-Reality Engine further enhance your picture, and connectivity to your home network and Sony’s Internet offerings (via built-in Wi-Fi) expand your entertainment options. On top of that, you can watch the carbon footprint with features like a motion sensor that turns off the set when you’re not in the room.
Brilliant Full HD picture quality, Internet connectivity, and a wealth of picture technologies. Click here for a larger image
Connect to More Than Just HD
Full HD 1080p Resolution
Experience amazing Full HD 1080p picture quality, the highest at-home resolution. Take full advantage of HD sources like Blu-ray Disc Players, Xbox or PlayStation 3 gaming consoles, and more via the 16:9 widescreen panel (1920 x 1080 native pixel resolution).
Edge LED Backlighting
Experience the next level of picture quality and contrast with Sony’s Edge LED Backlighting. This technology sharpens image contrast, giving an amazingly crisp picture that you’ll notice right away. In addition to being more energy efficient than other backlighting technoligies, this also allows for a slimmer, sleeker design.
Enjoy a vivid, lifelike picture experience. Sony’s X-Reality engine brings out the best by analyzing each scene so you see sharpened images, and high-contrast detail.
Experience the next level of picture quality and contrast with Sony’s Edge LED Backlighting. Access and share photos, videos and music on your TV by streaming them from compatible DLNA devices. Share your photos or listen to your favorite music via USB. Or use the built-in Wi-Fi for an easy home network connection. Presence Sensor
Save energy when you’re not around. This television’s built-in motion sensor has the ability to scan the room and detect movement. If the sensor detects no movement, it automatically turns off the picture, leaving only sound. After more time and no movement, the TV turns itself off minimizing any unnecessary power draw.
Internet Streaming & Connectivity Internet Streaming & Widgets
Enjoy Internet favorites on your television. In addition to Qriocity, watch hit movies with Netflix, popular TV shows on Hulu Plus, or user-generated video on YouTube. Or listen to personalized music on Pandora, and plenty more–enjoy a huge selection of Internet content at your fingertips. And with Internet Widgets, you can access news headlines, weather updates, or play games while you watch TV.
Easily connect to family and friends live on your HDTV wherever they are with Skype! Enjoy free high definition Skype-to–Skype video calls from the comfort of your living room. Simply attach the Sony compact microphone/camera for Skype (required, sold separately) and see your friends on the big screen.
Conveniently stream entertainment straight from the Internet and from your home network using the built-in Wi-Fi.
Access and share photos, videos and music on your TV by streaming them from compatible DLNA devices like your PC, Playstation 3 system, network storage, etc. Navigation Made Easy
Enjoy an easy-to-use menu that allows you to navigate additional content or adjust the picture settings while watching your favorite program.
The Quick Start & Viewing feature enables this Sony television to go from ‘OFF’ to ‘ON’ 2-3 times faster than previous Sony televisions. Why wait for your entertainment?
A handy USB port lets you share your photos on the big screen, or even listen to your favorite music. Simply connect your digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or USB storage device, and you’re good to go.
BRAVIA Sync Compatible
If you’ve got other Sony devices in your home theater setup this will come in handy. Conveniently operate and control other BRAVIA Sync compatible devices–including BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc Players, surround sound systems, Handycam camcorders, and Cyber-shot digital still cameras–all with one remote control.
Enjoy customized picture brightness and save energy without lifting a finger. The built-in Light Sensor automatically adjusts the picture brightness based on the amount of light in the room. Get the best picture day or night, without any manual adjustments.
KDL-32EX523 Select Specifications
Video Screen Size (Diagonal): 32-Inch Class (31.5 Inches) Display Type: LCD Backlight Type: Edge LED Resolution: Full HD 1080p Panel Frequency: 60Hz Tuner: Clear QAM/ATSC/NTSC Inputs HDMI: 4 (1 Side/3 Rear) Component Video (Y/PB/PR): 1 (Rear) Composite Video: 2 (1 Rear/1 Hybrid) USB 2.0 Ports: 2 (Side) RF Connection: 1 (Rear) Analog Audio Input: 2 (2 Rear) PC Input: DSub 1(Side), Mini 1(Rear) Ethernet 1 (Rear) (Plus Integrated Wi-Fi) Outputs Digital Audio Output: 1 (Rear) Analog Audio Output: 1 (Rear) Weight and Dimensions Dimensions (WxHxD): 29 3/4 x 19 x 1 11/16 Inches (29 3/4 x 20 1/8 x 8 1/2 Inches With Stand) Weight: 17 lbs. (22.5 lbs. with stand)
What’s in the Box
Sony BRAVIA KDL-32EX523 32-Inch 1080p LED HDTV with Integrated WiFi, Remote Control (RM-YD063), Power Cable, Table Top Stand/Hardware, Documentation
Sony 2011 HDTV Comparison
Series: BX320 BX420 EX520 EX523 EX620 EX720 NX720 HX820 HX929 Models: 22″, 32″ 32″, 40″, 46″ 32″, 40″, 46″ 32″, 40″, 46″ 40″, 46″, 55″ 32″, 40″,
46″, 55″, 60″ 46″, 55″,
60″ 46″, 55″ 46″, 55″ Panel Type LCD (CCFL) LCD (CCFL) Edge LED Edge LED Edge LED Edge LED Dynamic
Edge LED Dynamic
Edge LED Intelligent Peak LED HD 720p — — — — — — — — Full HD 1080p — 3D Ready — — — — — Video Processing BRAVIA Engine 3 BRAVIA Engine 3 X-Reality Engine X-Reality Engine X-Reality Engine X-Reality Engine X-Reality Engine X-Reality PRO Engine X-Reality PRO Engine Motionflow — — — — 120Hz XR 240 XR 240 XR 480 XR 960 Presence Sensor — — With Face Detection With Face Detection LightSensor Internet Video — — Internet Widgets — — DLNA — — Wireless LAN — — Ready Integrated Ready Ready Integrated Integrated Integrated Ethernet — — HDMI 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Component (Y/Pb/Pr) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Composite A/V 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 Digital Audio Output Optical Optical Optical Optical Optical Optical Optical Optical Optical PC (DSub) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 HDMI PC Input USB 2.0 Port 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 MP3 Playback JPEG Playback MPEG 1/2 Video Playback TV Guide Onscreen — —
- 32-inch display with full HD (1080p) picture quality (1920 x 1080 native panel resolution)
- LED backlighting for incredible contrast, slim design, and energy efficiency
- Sony’s X-Reality Engine sharpens images for a clear, vivid, life-like picture
- Wireless Internet TV for wide variety of streaming media and other Internet content
- Power-saving motion sensors