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Panasonic TX-L32E30B review

Sophisticated, but only occasionally excellent mid-range 32-incher with Viera Connect

Panasonic tx l32e30b

Sound

The TX-L32E30B's sound is slightly better than that of many 32-inch flat TVs, with a more open mid-range and well controlled - if not particularly extreme - bass and treble extensions.

The set even manages to open its soundstage up a bit to deliver more impact when action scenes kick in. The bass lacks the depth to make the audio truly special, though.

Value

The TX-L32E30B is difficult to judge in value terms. On the one hand, it's a whole £400 cheaper than Panasonic's TX-L32DT30B 3D-capable edge LED TV, so if you're a fan of Panasonic's LCD sets it's much more likely to be something you can afford.

It's also true to say that the TX-L32E30B has a decent feature count for its money, at least in some areas, with its multimedia capabilities being particularly impressive.

However, it also lacks a few features, especially on the calibration side of things that you might expect to see from other brands at this price. And while its pictures are generally good – excellent, with the right source material - they're not good enough to make it a genuine mid-range star.

Ease of use

Aside from the aforementioned difficulties with Viera Connect's interface and a disappointingly drab menu system, the TX-L32E30B is very easy to use.

The remote control has pleasingly large buttons, and a mostly intuitive and thoughtful layout, with only the rather tucked-away main menu button letting the side down.

The onscreen menus are also slightly better organised than previous incarnations and, although they might not be particularly stylish, they are at least easily legible.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyViera E30
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)12.50 kg
Backlight TechnologyDirect LED
Operating Power Consumption72 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand514 mm
Width with Stand769 mm
Depth with Stand230 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Height480 mm
Width769 mm
Depth75 mm
Sound SystemVirtual Surround, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS
Product SeriesE30
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesTeletext, Picture and Text (PAT), Child Lock
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelTX-L32E30B
Product NameViera TX-L32E30B LED-LCD TV
Product LineViera
Manufacturer Part NumberTXL32E30B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

The IPS Alpha panel, which is known for its wide viewing angle and excellent light transmittance, is now further enhanced with a bright, energy-saving LED backlight. Images do not fade when viewed from an angle, and a uniformly high-speed response across the entire range ensures crisp moving images with minimal afterglow. The IPS Alpha LED LCD offers superb contrast and also contributes to the display's slim design.

SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)10 kg