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Panasonic TX-L32D25B review

Excellent LED-backlit TV with dual free HD tuners and an IPS panel

Our Verdict

If you're looking for a small, stylish-looking thinscreen for a family room, the TX-L32D25 is well worth auditioning.

For

  • Wide-angle viewing IPS panel
  • Very good motion resolution
  • Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuner
  • High-end design
  • Overall picture performance

Against

  • Creaking remote control
  • Poor video file support
  • IFC artefacts

Panasonic may be the world's most vociferous supporter of plasma, but it still does a nice line in LCD. Unlike its mainstream LCD rivals, the TX-L32D25 uses an IPS (In plane Switching) panel.

These have long been credited with giving much better off-axis viewing than conventional glass; next time you find yourself wandering around a high street electrical store, peer at the LCDs from the side to see just how quickly they lose colour and contrast. Depending on where you intend to site the TV this aspect of their performance may prove a significant factor in your buying decision.

The TX-L32D25 is no slouch from a design point of view. Panasonic rarely pushes the boat out when it comes to styling, but this is a smart, well-built set with some distinctive flourishes. The finish is a pearlescent grey, with a curvy gradient pleasingly reminiscent of ravioli around the screen leading to the edge of the bezel.

The back of the set is an unusual and rather fetching silver-grey and the depth maxes out at a svelte 77mm, a dead giveaway that it uses edge LED backlighting.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-S2, DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product FamilyViera
Brand NamePanasonic
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
EthernetYes
Analog TunerPAL, SECAM
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)14 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
Operating Power Consumption136 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio2,000,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand564 mm
Width with Stand795 mm
Depth with Stand217 mm
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height521 mm
Width795 mm
Depth45 mm
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Surround Sound, DTS
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesPicture and Text (PAT), Child Lock, Teletext
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelTX-L32D25
Product NameViera TX-L32D25 32" LED-LCD TV
Product LineViera
Manufacturer Part NumberTXL32D25B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

Panasonic brings you VIERA, a revolutionary line-up of 3DTV, Plasma, LED & LCD TV. The complete range of Viera TVs is fully compatible with the Going Digital Switchover.

Response Time2 ms
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)12 kg