Panasonic tx-l32e3b

There are precious few interesting tricks and tools on the TX-L32E3B. When it comes to setting up pictures, for instance, it initially looks like there isn't anything going on beyond the absolute basic colour, contrast, brightness and sharpness settings. There is a sensor to detect light levels in the room and adjust the picture settings accordingly (labeled as 'C.A.T.S'), but eco-friendly features like this are found on most decent TVs now.

Activating the set's Colour Booster option increases saturation slightly, but at the expense of a little naturalism and subtlety, so should be avoided unless you value vibrancy over accuracy.

The Advanced Features menu contains resolution enhancement and an option for turning off overscanning (whereby you can watch HD sources on a pixel for pixel basis) but, again, these are commonplace features on modern TVs.

The similarly disappointing connections roster lacks USB ports, and, while there is a LAN port, this is only there as mandatory support for the TV's built-in Freeview HD tuner and doesn't open up DLNA networking or suggest any sort of advanced internet capability.

There is a SD card slot, though, that will accept HD video as well as photo files.

The TX-L32E3B's bodywork is robust for an entry-level TV, though and the combination of edge LED lighting and the aforementioned IPS Alpha panel (which ought to enable a wider than average viewing angle and reduce motion blur) claws back some respectability.