Panasonic TX-L37E30B review

Advanced networking is the trump card of this connected LED TV

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The TX-L37E30B is an enticing upmarket LED LCD TV noteworthy for its outstanding network file support, rich Viera Connect IPTV and app portal.

Picture quality is above average, although you should keep the IFC set to Mid to avoid predictive ringing artefacts. Once calibrated, Freeview HD channels and Blu-ray look particularly handsome.

We liked:

Outstanding network file support makes this set a good choice for those with video downloads stored in NAS devices and on PCs.

The new Viera Connect IPTV and apps portal are both useful, the Freeview HD tuner offers some futureproofing and the overall picture performance is solid.

We disliked:

IFC motion resolution artefacts are irksome, black levels are slightly limited and some rather generic social media apps don't augment TV viewing to any meaningful degree.

Final verdict

If you can look beyond its high price, the TX-L37E30B is an attractive LED television.

Picture performance is above average but not quite class leading – blacks just aren't deep enough for unqualified praise and there are motion artefacts if you crank up IFC – but network media support is first class. Panasonic's new Viera Connect service is also shaping up to be a tempting proposition.

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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 Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyE30
Brand NamePanasonic
Screen Size94 cm (37")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Analog TunerPAL
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)15 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
Operating Power Consumption85 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand582 mm
Width with Stand890 mm
Depth with Stand260 mm
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Height548 mm
Width890 mm
Depth75 mm
Sound SystemSurround Sound, Dolby Digital Plus
Product SeriesE30
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesChild Lock, Picture and Text (PAT), Teletext
Product ModelTX-L37E30B
Product NameTX-L37E30B LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part NumberTXL37E30B
Manufacturer Website Address
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.

Weight (Approximate)12.50 kg