Feeds
80%
Sony Bravia KDL-32EX703

Sony Bravia KDL-32EX703

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Review Reg Hardware has already done an in-depth review of the KDL-EX703 here - it’s a compact and good-looking set with LED edge lighting.

Sony Bravia KDL-32EX703

Setup is straightforward, and the remote is fairly easy to use – though the power button on the bottom is a curious quirk, and I found the Home button in particular far too easy to hit by mistake, instead of ‘down’.

Sony Bravia KDL-32EX703

Like your US dramas? Five’s on demand service comes to the Sony sets

The HD picture is excellent, and even at this screen size you can tell the difference. And unlike the first generation of connected Sony TVs, there’s a decent range of content available too, including LoveFilm, Demand 5 and other services. There are online audio options available too, which is something many other manufacturers don’t bother with.

However, personally I find the XMB interface horrible, especially when you want to delve into some of the deeper settings options. And it’s annoying that you have to do that to choose either TV speakers, or optical output – you can’t have both, so late night viewing needs a fair bit of tinkering.

Sony Bravia KDL-32EX703

Probably one of the clearest EPGs, with no nonsense or clutter

DLNA support is, sadly, still limited, with only MPEG 2 video playing back, and AAC audio needing to be transcoded – even though you can play a wider range of content through the TV's USB port.

Verdict

A very good picture, and some decent UK-centric online video content boost this set, but DLNA support is not really up to par. ®

Sony Bravia KDL-32EX703

Website security in corporate America

80%
Sony Bravia KDL-32EX703

Sony Bravia KDL-32EX703

A compact set with good connectivity and a great picture.
Price: £900 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed
Remastered so hard it would be difficult or impossible to master it again
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Your chance to WIN the WORLD'S ONLY HANDHELD ZX SPECTRUM
Reg staff not allowed to enter, god dammit
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share
Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft
Getting to the BOTTOM of the great office seating debate
Belay that toil, me hearty, and park your scurvy backside
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.