Sony BRAVIA KDL22BX320 review


HD entertainment from Sony

The new Sony BRAVIA KDL22BX320 is supposed to give customers HD entertainment from Sony and excellent performance; moreover, it is considered suitable for everyone. Does it deliver? Find out from our test and review.

Just 720p resolution

Let’s begin with the device’s specifications and features.
The BRAVIA KDL22BX320 TV comes with the following: 22″ Class ( 21.6″ viewable ) LCD TV panel, 1366 x 768 Resolution, TFT active matrix, 16:9 Image Aspect Ratio, 720p, V-Sync Rate at Max Res. 60 Hz, 3D digital Comb Filter, NTSC Analog TV Tuner, ATSC / QAM Digital TV Tuner, Input Video Formats: 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 480/60p, 720/60p, 1080/60p, 480/60i, 1 USB 2.0 port, Dolby Digital output, 2 speakers, 10 Watt Output Power / Total, 1 x VGA input, 2 x HDMI, AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz ) Nominal Voltage, 1 year warranty, Limited warranty – parts and labor – 1 year, 24.3″ x 5.6″ x 17.8″, 8 kg, Power Cable, Table Top Stand/Hardware, Remote Control (RM-YD065) and documentation.

LightSensor technology

Sony-BRAVIA-KDL22BX320And now let’s see this product’s features: LightSensor technology, Scene Select, BRAVIA Sync Compatible, 24p True Cinema, Sleep Timer, Progressive scanning, 3 Display Menu Languages (English, French and Spanish), Auto power off, on-screen menu, dynamic backlight, 3:2 pull down compensation, Advanced Contrast Enhancer circuit (ACE), Live Colour, MPEG Noise Reduction, channel labeling, picture frame mode, BRAVIA Sync Function, Infobanner, Picture-in-picture (PIP), SteadySound auto volume, Alternate Audio, Invisible Speaker System and auto mute.
The new Sony KDL22BX320 TV comes only in black, is slim, elegant and compact.

Crisp and bright image

When we’ve preformed the test for this device, its HD 720p Resolution Panel offered great viewing experience: images were full of life, crisp and bright. The built-in sensor feature further improved the viewing experience with the help of its technology via which the TV adjusted the picture by analyzing the lighting in our room; we were therefore able to watch various content in the best of conditions. What is more, the integrated sensor reduces the TV’s energy consumption.

The KDL22BX320 features a very smart feature, called Scene Select. The TV comes with a number of different sound and video configurations whose role is to suit various types of program; the Scene Select option lets you choose the one that will make watching TV a delightful experience.

Good connectivity

The five HD inputs pre-installed in this gadget include a PC input, two HDMI inputs and two HD component inputs. The two HDMI ones are for HD video and sound in one cable, with the former you will be able to use the Sony KDL22BX320 as a PC monitor and the latter can be used for added HD-capable connectivity. The USB port makes sharing photos and listening to music a breeze; all you have to do is connect the digital camera or USB-enabled MP3 player to the integrated port.

24p True Cinema

The 24p True Cinema feature worked very well during our test of Sony’s Bravia KDL22BX320 HDTV. Movies and games ran at their intended 24 fps cinematic picture quality when we hooked a Blu-ray Disc player and a Sony Playstation to the device.
The fact that this gadget is Bravia sync compatible means that you’ll be able to control devices such as Bravia HDTVs, Handycam camcorders, surround sound systems and so on very easily; all you’ll need is the remote control.

Review conclusions

And here is where our review ends. The latest Sony Bravia KDL22BX320 HDTV is a must-buy for everyone who wants a new and better TV that will fit in any room.

Technical specifications

Technologies :TFT
Brilliance :Matte tile
Backlight :LED (LCD LED)
Type: Edge LED
Backlight white LEDs placed on the sides of the screen (slim).
Explanations on the Edge LED backlight
Aspect (ratio) :16:09
Viewable :55 cm (22 “)
Resolution :1366 x 768
Features Audio / Video Tuner LCD TV SONY KDL-22EX320
Format / Standard :
HD TVHD TV : HDMI + HDCP + 16:9 + YUV 720 lines min. + + 720p/1080i HD Tuner MPEG4
Explanations on HD TV
Image processing :Progressive Scan: Progressive scan in a single pass
Image Processor X-Reality (for vivid detail even in standard definition image)
Live Colour Creation (creation system colors live)
Audio :Sound system: 2 x 8 Watt RMS
Compatible Dolby Digital Plus
S-Force Front Surround 3D (creates a virtual 3D sound)
S-Master Digital Amplifier (digital sound amplifier)
Audio Mode (Dynamic / Standard / Clear Voice)
Audio setting (Treble / Bass / Balance)
Choice of sound (Stereo / Mono / A / B)
Digital Audio Output (Auto / PCM)
Audio Output (Fixed / Variable)
TV Tuner :NICAM Stereo tuner 1
Automatic or manual memory channels
Display the channel list
Automatic channel search (Normal / Full)
Manual Channel Set
Order digital channels
MAJ. Self service digital
Configuring subtitles
Audio Setup
Cable Tuner :A receiver cable (DVB-C / Digital Tuner for cable reception)
Compatible with SD and MPEG2 MPEG4 HD (Flow of the second generation, for use with SD and HD streams)
TV Guide :yes
Teletext :yes
General characteristics and features of the LCD TV SONY KDL-22EX320
Internet functions :This device connects to the Internet: BRAVIA Internet Video / Internet BRAVIA Widgets
General Features: Free Browser
BRAVIA Internet Video
Light Sensor (automatic adjustment of brightness)
Sensing (detects motion in front of the TV)
Color temperature (Cool / Normal / Warm 1 / 2 Hot)
Noise Reduction (Auto / High / Medium / Low / Off)
MPEG Noise Reduction (Auto / High / Medium / Low / Off)
Reducing noise contours (Auto / Off)
Movie Mode (Auto / Off)
Integrated Card Reader :PCMCIA compatible CI + (Port Security PCMCIA)
Digital Video Recorder (PVR) :Recording to external hard drive (USB)
Media gateway :Source (s): Ethernet (wired) network – WiFi (wireless) – USB
– Video Codecs read :MPEG1 – MPEG2 – MPEG4 – DivX ®
– Audio Codecs read :MP3 – WAV – LPCM
– Image formats read :JPEG
– Other information :USB Port
JPEG (JPEG format files with the extension “. Jpg” and conform to DCF or Exif)
RAW (ARW files in / ARW 2.0 with the extension “. Arw”) (for preview only)
MP3 (files with the extension “. Mp3” are not protected by copyright)
WAV files (with the extension “. Wav”)
AVCHD (files with the extension “. Mts” or “. M2ts”)
MP4 (AVC) (files with the extension “. Mp4”)
MP4 (MPEG4) (files with the extension “. Mp4”)
MPEG1 (files with the extension “. Mpg”)
MPEG2 (files with the extension “. Mpg”)
DivX (files with the extension “. Divx” or “. Avi”)
Network (Ethernet / WiFi)
Still images: JPEG
Music: MP3, Linear PCM
Video: AVCHD, MPEG2, MPEG1, MP4 (AVC), MP4 (MPEG4), DivX
Tilt adjustment :yes
Setting the rotation :not
Theft (Kensington) :not
Wall Mount Compatible :yes
Connection of the LCD TV SONY KDL-22EX320
Video Inputs :HDMI (x2) – – – SCART YUV VGA – Composite
Inputs HDMI compatible CEC (One remote for multiple devices)
Digital inputs compatible HDCP (Protection against copying)
HDMI compatible 24 Hz
Supported formats (YUV): 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i
Supported formats (HDMI): 1080/24p/30p, 1080p, 1080i, 720/24p/30p, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i
HDMI 1: ARC (Audio Return Channel)
Note : Composite video input is shared with the YUV (Y / Video).
Resolutions and frequencies (PC Mode)
– 640 x 480 @ 60 Hz
– 800 x 600 @ 60 Hz
– 1024 x 768 @ 60 Hz
– 1280 x 768 @ 60 Hz
– 1360 x 768 @ 60 Hz
Audio Inputs :Stereo RCA Jack – Stereo
Other entries :– USB 2.0 – Wired network Ethernet Network Wifi – TV Antenna
Network compatible DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance): ability to communicate a variety of devices and set them to trade or play media files.
– Skype to connect a camera “CMU-BR100” (optional)
File System: FAT12 / FAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT
Audio outputs :– Optical Digital Headphones
Other information of the LCD TV SONY KDL-22EX320
Appearance / Colours :Black and gray
Dimensions including feet :362 x 529 x 172 mm (H x W x D)
Without stand :347 x 529 x 42 mm (H x W x D)
Net Weight :5.10 Kg
Weight (without stand) :4.10 kg
Energy rating :B
Annual consumption :47 kWh / year
Max. :52 Watt
Normal consumption :32 Watt
Standby power consumption :0.35 Watt
Supplied Accessories :Remote + AAA batteries (type R3)
Table stand
Power Cord
Screws of the table stand (M4 x 12)
Wall mounting bracket “SU-WL100” (optional)
Skype Camera “CMU-BR100” (optional)
More Information :Power supply 220 V – 240 V AC, 50 Hz