Panasonic TX-L32D25B review

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

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Panasonic tx l32d25b

If the TX-L32D25 is any indication where Panasonic is going with its LED screens, then it'll be an exciting ride. It overcomes many of the common flaws of LCD to give a sharp, vibrant image from a wide viewing angle.

There are issues with the brand's proprietary IFC motion compensation system, but it's by no means the worst out there, and its video streaming could offer wider support. However the dual Freeview HD/Freesat HD tuners and Viera Cast IPTV portal win it bonus points. Overall, this is a superior 32-incher that you'll not regret investing in.

We liked

The evenness of the LED backlight and the wide viewing angle offered by Panasonic's IPS panel. The slimline design should also keep fashionistas happy. To experience the best image quality, use Blu-ray and the BBC HD channels on Freesat.

We disliked

The creaky, cranky remote control. Perhaps this sample fault was faulty, but the fact it found its way onto the test-bench doesn't bode well. Equally, limited multimedia file support doesn't make this a good choice if streaming media across a network is your bag. The Guide Plus+ programme listing is also a bit on the ghastly side.


The real joy of this screen lies firmly with its superior picture performance, which goes a long way to justifying its premium price tag. HD images are incisor-sharp and much of the clarity is kept during motion. If you're looking for a small, stylish-looking thinscreen for a family room, the TX-L32D25 is well worth auditioning.

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°
Analog TunerPAL, SECAM
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
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
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand564 mm
Width with Stand795 mm
Depth with Stand217 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
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
Product ModelTX-L32D25
Product NameViera TX-L32D25 32" LED-LCD TV
Product LineViera
Manufacturer Part NumberTXL32D25B
Manufacturer Website Address
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
Weight (Approximate)12 kg