Panasonic TX-P37X20 review

Affordable HD ready plasma with excellent all-round performance

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Our Verdict

If you are in the market for a low cost, high-performing plasma this sub 40-incher is certainly worth an audition.


  • Smooth, detailed images
  • Very good motion picture resolution
  • Great range of convenience features
  • Radio Mode


  • No Freeview HD tuner
  • Not full HD
  • No network connectivity
  • No USB port for media playback

Panasonic's enviable reputation is based on a combination of rip-snorting high-end screens and solidly respectable everyday sets.

The X20 Series represents Panasonic's current plasma value offering; it lacks much of the more advanced functions seen further up Panasonic's range, but for frugal buyers who don't want to pay for extra bells and whistles, it delivers big performance bangs for a modest buck.

The TX-P37X20 enjoys a surprisingly solid construction, although it's numbingly ordinary from a design point of view. This not-so-thin (94 mm) flatscreen has a glossy plastic frame and standard-issue oval stand. The textured plastic bezel and pedestal certainly won't be to everyone's taste.

The best you can say about the styling is that it'll blend with most décor and not attract undue attention to itself.

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Tech Specs

Product TypePlasma TV
Scan Format720p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Analog TunerNTSC, SECAM
Video Signal StandardHDTV
Number of HDMI Ports3
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Product FamilyViera
Brand NamePanasonic
Screen Size94 cm (37")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Weight with Stand (Approximate)22 kg
Operating Power Consumption190 W
Standby Power Consumption400 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio2,000,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Teletext Memory1000
USB RecordingYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height596 mm
Width929 mm
Depth94 mm
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Virtual Surround Sound
Maximum Resolution1024 x 768
FeaturesPicture and Text (PAT), Child Lock, Sleep Timer, Media Player, Teletext
Product ModelTX-P37X20
Product NameViera TX-P37X20 Plasma TV
Product LineViera
Manufacturer Part NumberTXP37X20B
Manufacturer Website Address
Weight (Approximate)20 kg