Panasonic TX-L37DT30B review

Excellent edge LED TV with BBC iPlayer plus built-in Freeview/Freesat HD tuners

Panasonic TX-L37DT30B
The 3D performance of this TV is admirable considering the smaller screen

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Panasonic tx-l37dt30b

If this 37-incher was a little larger, it would compete with Panasonic's barnstorming 3D plasmas – and it would come second judged on 3D images. Against other 3D LCD TVs, it's a competitive performer that pairs excellent 3D with quite wonderful 2D – and plenty more exciting features besides.

We liked

With deep blacks, BBC iPlayer, a clean and effective anti-blur system, HD sharpness and some striking colours, there's not much to complain about on this well-specified living room TV that covers all the bases.

We disliked

Too small for 3D? Perhaps, and although the size helps hide negatives on a very positive 3D performance, we're still not convinced about the whole system's performance in bright living room conditions, either; this TV simply isn't big enough to be considered as a home cinema display where a blackout might be possible.

There's a slight question mark over the viewing angle, but other criticisms are few – though the TV's central user interface and digital EPG are looking a tad tired.

Final verdict

Panasonic's first 3D LCD is a huge success. So good is the TX-L37DT30B that we have little issue with declaring it the finest 37-incher in the business.

If we view the 3D features as a futureproof add-on that will probably come in handy one day (when 3D glasses get cheaper), there's little not to like about this package of easy to use online content – BBC iPlayer in particular – and a decent all-round performance with digital media.

But it's that sparklingly clean and precise 2D picture from all sources that is this edge LED TV's headline act.

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