Panasonic TX-L32D28BP review

Purple pro LED takes it to the edge

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Most of the constituent parts of a reference Blu-ray picture are present on the TX-L32D28BP, though a touch more contrast and shadow detailing – as well as a more forgiving frame insertion feature – would take it alarmingly close to LED perfection.

We liked:

Easy on the eye on all fronts, the TX-L32D28BP hides hi-def pictures, easy DLNA networking for music and photos and a wide viewing angle within an excellent design, while the prospect of Skype and more on-demand programming on Viera Cast means this TV will keep on giving.

We disliked:

SD pictures can disappoint, as can its USB and SD card slots – neither appear to play DivX HD files and it's incredibly fussy when it comes to your hard drive choice for USB recording. There are also some average speakers and a creaking user interface that doesn't do justice to either the Freesat HD or Freeview HD platforms; its seductive purple surround is hiding plenty of minor flaws.

Verdict:

An inch-and-a-half deep may not sound much considering the TX-L32D28BP's huge haul of features, but it's actually a tad fatter than most edge-lit LED TVs.

This well designed beauty produces an excellent picture performance that sees it over the hurdles of a clunky interface and fussy approach to digital media. But those are sideshows; the TX-L32D28BP may be expensive, but it's got a load more talent than your average 32-inch LCD TV.

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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