Panasonic TX-L32E3B review

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

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The TX-L32E3B's is reasonably attractive, but its connections are limited and the feature list is short, to put it mildly. The pictures, however, are well above average for a TV of this price, with natural colours, decent contrast and a wider than usual viewing angle.

Brightness levels can jump around a bit, thanks to the set's dynamic contrast system and there's resolution loss with motion that's accompanied by blurring for the first few minutes after you turn the TV on from cold each time. The set's audio struggles to do justice to action scenes too, in keeping with most other slim 32-inch TVs.

We liked

The TX-L32E3B's edge LED backlighting is surprisingly even and delivers a decent black level response for an affordable 32-inch TV. Colours are very natural too and HD pictures are sharp and detailed. The set is also very easy to use and many people will appreciate its direct, unprocessed video performance.

We disliked

The lack of features is frustrating; there are limited multimedia tools, which is extremely unusual by today's standards and hardly any picture adjustments beyond the absolute basics. The dynamic contrast system can cause a little brightness inconsistency, too, and there's resolution loss with motion accompanied by smearing when you first turn the TV on.

Final verdict

The TX-L32E3B is decent looking, but not as well built as other Panasonic TVs. It's easy to use, but this is down in part to its lack of features. It's got a LAN port, but this doesn't enable DLNA networking and there's no Viera Connect. Pictures are colourful and rich in contrast, but brightness levels can be inconsistent and there are motion flaws.

Overall, the TX-L32E3B's pictures are good enough to make it a very worthwhile second-room set, but it's neither flexible nor sufficiently feature-laden to do great service as a main TV.

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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
Analog TunerPAL
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)12 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
Operating Power Consumption54 W
Standby Power Consumption250 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand514 mm
Width with Stand769 mm
Depth with Stand230 mm
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
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
Product ModelTX-L32E3B
Product NameViera TX-L32E3B LED-LCD TV
Product LineViera
Manufacturer Part NumberTX-L32E3B
Manufacturer Website Address
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.

Limited Warranty5 Year
Weight (Approximate)9.30 kg