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Panasonic TX-L32D28BP review

Purple pro LED takes it to the edge

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Freeview HD may be all the rage, but the TX-L32D28BP adds Freesat HD, too, along with its broadband entertainment portal, Viera Cast. The latter now includes widgets for Eurosport and Daily Motion news clips, though YouTube remains the highlight. Skype, meanwhile, is advertised as 'coming soon'.

Elsewhere the TX-L32D28BP has a haul of ins and outs to challenge any top-spec screen. A side panel includes slots for HDMI, USB and SD cards, while the rear adds three more HDMI, another USB, and a host of other audio and video ins and outs that excludes only S-video.

Connections

That may sound like one USB too many, but with an optional Wi-Fi dongle and a webcam – no less – for Skype video calls on the horizon, there may not be much room for memory sticks.

Ethernet also stars, which powers the TX-L32D28BP's DLNA networking as well as its Viera Cast portal, while the TX-L32D28BP is also a recorder. TV manufacturers have long kept clear of built-in hard drive because of worries about faults and returns, so it's nice to see that the TX-L32D28BP can record to an external hard drive of up to 2TB in size.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-S
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product FamilyViera D28
Brand NamePanasonic
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
EthernetYes
Analog TunerPAL
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)17 kg
Backlight TechnologyDirect 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 Stand536 mm
Width with Stand795 mm
Depth with Stand201 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Height521 mm
Width795 mm
Depth77 mm
Sound SystemSurround Sound, Dolby Digital Plus
Product SeriesD28
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesPicture and Text (PAT), Teletext, Child Lock
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelTX-L32D28BP
Product NameViera TX-L32D28BP LED-LCD TV
Product LineViera
Manufacturer Part NumberTXL32D28BPA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

The 37" & 32" D28 Series includes a DVB-S tuner for Freesat HD and a DVB-T2 tuner for Freeview HD providing you with a convenient, subscription free way of watching HD contents like sport, as well as your favourite soaps, dramas and documentaries in full HD glory wherever you are in the UK.

SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)12 kg