Panasonic TX-L32E6B review

Slim, fast and fat with features second-room connected TV

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Great pictures, great design and awesome usability - what's not to like about the Panasonic TX-L32E6B, one of the smartest-looking and smartest-acting 32-inch TVs around?

We liked

There are few TVs that look this good, work this quickly, or that have such a likeable smart TV interface. My Home Screen offers a level of customisation that other brands - even Samsung - don't offer, while the choice of apps covers all the major services.

Viera Remote 2 and its Swipe & Share 2.0 features truly impress, though it's the all-round picture prowess on the Panasonic TX-L32E6B that will prove to be the most useful.

We disliked

Sound is not a highlight on the Panasonic TX-L32E6B, coming out weak. We missed Lovefilm on its app roster too; the Smart Viera user interface might be as slick as any we've yet met, but it does need more UK-centric catch-up TV apps. BBC iPlayer alone is no longer enough.

Final verdict

A fast-working, dependable and great-looking Edge LED TV with a smart TV user interface as impressive as any we've seen, the Panasonic TX-L32E6B is one of the smartest choices for a bedroom or second room that's currently around.

Picture quality isn't quite as impressive as on bigger iterations, such as the Panasonic TX-L42E6B, but it's mighty fine nonetheless, handling all sources with enough care.

The icing on the cake is the free Viera Remote 2 app for smartphones and tablets, and in particular its Swipe & Share 2.0 feature that trade files back-and-forth between mobile devices and the TV. Now that's pretty advanced for a bedroom TV.

Also consider

If you don't mind the step down from Full HD to an HD-ready resolution, the Samsung UE32F4500 (£310) might be worth a look. Inside is a Freeview HD tuner and Samsung's catch-up TV app-laden Smart Hub. A higher-end version of that is the Samsung UE32F6400 (£470).

Other models to look out for that compare to this Panasonic include the LG 32LN575V (£389) with Full HD and LG Smart World, the Sony KDL-32W654A (£469) with Full HD and Sony internet TV and the Sony KDL-32R423A (£349), which is HD-ready.

Sony is also still selling its KDL-32HX753 (£450) from its 2012 crop of Bravia TVs, which is one of the few 3D TVs available at this size.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-C (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports3
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyViera E6
EU Energy LabelA
Smart TVYes
Brand NamePanasonic
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Wireless LANYes
Analog TunerPAL, SECAM
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)9.50 kg
Backlight TechnologyLED
Operating Power Consumption80 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand489 mm
Width with Stand724 mm
Depth with Stand207 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Energy Consumption per Year61 kWh
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height434 mm
Width724 mm
Depth53 mm
Sound SystemSurround Sound
Product SeriesE6
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesPicture and Text (PAT), Hotel Mode, Teletext, In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology, Web Browser
Product ModelTX-L32E6
Product NameViera TX-L32E6 LED-LCD TV
Product LineViera
Manufacturer Part NumberTX-L32E6E
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Panasonic brings you VIERA, a revolutionary line-up of 3DTV, Plasma, LED & LCD TV. The complete range of Viera TVs is fully compatible with the Going Digital Switchover.

Weight (Approximate)8.50 kg