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This television is the 32" model of the BRAVIA L5000 Series, which is Sony's entry level line of TVs introduced in 2009.

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built in digital tuner for over-the-air HD

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quality picture and sound

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numerous HD inputs

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unattractively thick bezel

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colours are unnatural and must be adjusted out-of-the-box

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 This television is the 32" model of the BRAVIA L5000 Series, which is Sony's entry level line of TVs introduced in 2009. It's the only line of 2009 TVs from Sony that feature a 720p native resolution and Sony intends for them to be used as a second TV in the kitchen or bedroom, or as a low-cost replacement for an aging CRT. Compared to the previous year's model this line is the successor to the L4000 Series but is more comparable to the M4000 series and adds some higher end features such as 24p support, Bravia Engine 2 and BRAVIA Link ready. The step up to the L5000s is the 2009 S-Series (S5100) which offer a native 1080p resolution and larger sizes.

  • 720p native resolution (1366x768)
  • 32" screen
  • BRAVIA Engine 2
  • BRAVIA Sync
  • BRAVIA Link Ready
  • Inputs: VGA, Component, HDMI, S-Video (six HD inputs)
  • Spring 2009 release

This is Sony's image processing engine that handles the incoming video signals and processes them to modify and enhance the picture. This processing attempts to adjust colors, define lines, and in general improve the look of the TV. The 2008 entry-level televisions contained the first generation BRAVIA Engine, while the BE2 was limited to the high end sets. For 2009 the entry-level gets the BE2, while the high-end sets use BRAVIA Engine 3.


This is Sony's proprietary interface port where people can attach specific BRAVIA accessories to enhance the capabilities of the television such as the Sony Internet Link Module, or Sony Wireless Module. Again, this BRAVIA link was limited to the mid and high-end range Sony lines in 2008, but is now available on the entry level 2009 line. The 2009 high-end sets retain the BRAVIA Link, but also have the specific Internet Module integrated into the television itself.

24p True Cinema

This is Sony's marketing name for technology that lets the TV accept 24Hz signals, which is the native framerate of film movies. You also need the source video to be sent at 24 frames per second which is a feature of most modern Blu-Ray players. It is unknown if this line of TVs does a conversion of the 24FPS content to the more standard 30Hz, or retains the content's original framerate.

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11/03/2010 07:56

Sony KDL-32L5000 is an entry level TV and when you compare it with other entry level panels, you will find this TV costs a bit more. But this is quite inexpensive as compared to other Sony TVs that we have seen and it looks quite good too.

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