Sony NSX-32GT1 Review
This Google TV appeals to techie types who are looking for a TV with robust Web features, including support for TV-oriented Android apps. Experts consider the picture quality on this 32-inch model less impressive other comparably-priced LCD TVs.
The Sony NSX-32GT1 stakes its claim as a member of the first series of Internet-capable models with Google TV built in. It earns still more cachet for an array of features not commonly found at the lower end of the LCD TV market. Having said that, picture quality draws only tepid praise in Sony NSX-32GT1 reviews. According to PC Mag, the NSX-32GT1 offers a clean high-definition picture and fairly accurate colors (blues may be oversaturated), but the narrow viewing angles are a turn-off. A Sony NSX-32GT1 review in CNET, however, says the overall picture quality is "mediocre": the blacks are too light, sometimes you see flashing in on-screen shadows, and picture uniformity ranks below the competition. CNET isn't wild about the glossy screen, which can reflect light in bright rooms, but its Sony NSX-32GT1 review says that calibrating the colors pays off in good accuracy. Sound and Vision Mag, meanwhile, likes the NSX-32GT1's reported 2500:1 contrast ratio.
Internet integration finds favor with many consumers, according to Sony NSX-32GT1 reviews on Amazon, where consumers say they enjoy using the included apps, such as YouTube, and being able to surf the net while simultaneously keeping an eye on a favorite TV show. Experts aren't quite as taken with the Google functionality. The interface is slick enough and the portal leads to lots of content, say their Sony NSX-32GT1 reviews, but they ding the clumsy and limited Netflix interface and note that streaming services such as Hulu and Vudu aren't accessible and some network content is blocked. Moreover, it's not an easy system to master. Consumers who aren't completely at ease with the technology might get frustrated and certainly won't get full enjoyment from this model.
For a budget-priced high-def television, the Sony NSX-32GT1 is loaded with features. It's an edge-lit LED LCD TV that supports 1080p high-def video on a 32-inch screen with a 60Hz refresh rate. It boasts plenty of connection possibilities, with four HDMI ports, four USB 2.0 ports, component video, composite video, Ethernet, and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi support. The NSX-32GT1 has two built-in 10-watt speakers.
If you're looking for a smaller TV with multiple capabilities, the Sony NSX-32GT1 merits consideration. It has enough connections for all your devices, and with Google TV you can search the web and use a variety of TV-centric Android apps. Although these extras are certainly appealing, particularly if you value being first on the block with the latest electronic gadgetry, picture quality isn't wonderful. So assess the pros and cons before leaping.