Panasonic TX-L32D28BP review

  • £1000

Purple pro LED takes it to the edge

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Viera Cast remains one of the finest broadband entertainment portals around, but now in design terms only. Surely these platforms are for streaming content from the web – and that means films and on-demand TV – but the TX-L32D28BP can offer only short videos from YouTube, Daily Motion and Eurosport.

Viera cast

A total of 10 widgets are now available and expertly laid out, and though we doubt Bloomberg, Czech entertainment site nova.cz or German news services Bild.de and Tagesschau will have wide appeal, there's an English language service available on the German-owned QTom music streaming widget.

Eurosport

Unfortunately all we got was an 'Error: bad content' message when we tried to load QTom, which doesn't bode well.

The interface is sharp, quick and customizable, allowing users to remove widgets – probably a good idea. Another improvement on this model is that Viera Cast now joins-up with either of the built-in TV tuners; a small window in the middle of the Viera Cast home page plays the current TV channel.

YouTube

Honestly, we'd be blown away by Viera Cast if it contained any genuinely engaging content.

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