Panasonic TX-P37X20 review

Affordable HD ready plasma with excellent all-round performance

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Audio performance is great for a screen of this size. There's enough power on tap to satisfy causal viewers and a trio of modes are available to tailor the sound when required (Music, Speech, User). When in the User mode, a simple graphic equaliser becomes available.

For a little extra audio whammy there's V-Audio processing, which comes in two flavours: the standard engagement offers a wider stereo soundstage, while V-Audio Surround attempts to offer a more immersive listening experience. In truth it simply widens the stereo soundstage even more, but some might enjoy the effect.

The screen also supports the Audio Description service. This opens up an additional sound track that narrates events on screen for visually impaired viewers. You can switch the service to Auto or Off, and adjust the volume of the description sound track itself.

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Value

For those on a tight budget, this Panasonic represents tremendous value if you rate picture performance above media streaming and network connectivity. The fact that the screen is 720p will be an issue for some, particularly if it's to be paired with a Blu-ray player, but the fact remains it gives a bright, sharp, stable image that's easy to appreciate.

We think you'll struggle to find a comparably priced TV able to compare when it comes to image quality.

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
USBYes
HDMIYes
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
S-VideoYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
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
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelTX-P37X20
Product NameViera TX-P37X20 Plasma TV
Product LineViera
Manufacturer Part NumberTXP37X20B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)20 kg