Panasonic Viera TX-L32V10 review

Clarity and contrast star on this 32" LCD TV with internet ambitions

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It's so rare to find a 32-inch TV with decent speakers – the small size is just too restrictive. Add that to the current penchant for super-slim sets with 'invisible' sound systems and it's normally a recipe for disaster.

So hopes weren't high for the TX-L32V10's completely hidden speakers, but with normal TV the mix has plenty of treble detailing and just enough bass.

That's fine for regular TV viewing, but for movies the TX-L32V10 is in dire need of a home cinema, or at least a soundbar or good stereo speakers.

The TX-L32V10 does its best by providing some sound codecs that are designed to squeeze out as much as possible.

Sadly, these advanced audio features are a failure; the V-Audio Surround mode usefully pumps-up background noises to create a bigger, meatier soundstage that's more suited to movies. Unfortunately, it introduces a nasty echo to dialogue that renders it practically useless (unless you're watching Transformers).

Even worse, the dialogue issue is even more pronounced using the V-Audio Pro Surround mode; it makes the troops on an American airbase runway during Band of Brothers sound like they're in an empty town hall.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Digital TunerDVB-T
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyViera
Brand NamePanasonic
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178
Vertical Viewing Angle178
Analog TunerNTSC, PAL, SECAM
RMS Output Power20 W
Digital Audio OutputYes
Component VideoYes
Comb Filter3D Y/C
Sound SystemDolby, Surround Sound
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Product ModelTX-L32V10
Product NameViera TX-L32V10 32" LCD TV
Product LineViera
Manufacturer Part NumberTXL-32V10B
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.