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Panasonic TX-L32E3B review

Entry-level edge LED set that puts picture purity ahead of technological fireworks

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.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports3
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyViera E3
Brand NamePanasonic
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Memory Card ReaderYes
EthernetYes
Analog TunerPAL
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)12 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
Operating Power Consumption54 W
Standby Power Consumption250 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand514 mm
Width with Stand769 mm
Depth with Stand230 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD)
Height480 mm
Width769 mm
Depth75 mm
Sound SystemVirtual Surround, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS
Product SeriesE3
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesChild Lock, Teletext
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelTX-L32E3B
Product NameViera TX-L32E3B LED-LCD TV
Product LineViera
Manufacturer Part NumberTX-L32E3B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

Full-HD IPS Alpha LED TV with Superb Picture Quality and innovative features
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 Warranty5 Year
Weight (Approximate)9.30 kg