Panasonic TX-L32E6B review

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

Panasonic TX-L32E6B review
The Panasonic TX-L32E6B is a top 32-inch 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.

Jamie Carter

Jamie is a freelance tech, travel and space journalist based in the UK. He’s been writing regularly for Techradar since it was launched in 2008 and also writes regularly for Forbes, The Telegraph, the South China Morning Post, Sky & Telescope and the Sky At Night magazine as well as other Future titles T3, Digital Camera World, All About Space and He also edits two of his own websites, and that reflect his obsession with travel gear and solar eclipse travel. He is the author of A Stargazing Program For Beginners (Springer, 2015),