Panasonic TX-P37X20 review

Affordable HD ready plasma with excellent all-round performance

Panasonic TX-P37X20
The Panasonic TX-P37X20 has great pictures for the price

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Panasonic tx-p37x20

Despite its distinctly unglamorous demeanour and sparse feature set, the TX-P37X20 is a screen that rewards cautious investors. It offers a picture quality that's very easy to live with and comes with few caveats outside of the HD ready nature of the panel itself.

To get the best from the model, partner it with a hi-def capable set-top box, with an output matched to 720p. The speed and smoothness of the TX-P37X20, meanwhile, is ideally suited to fast moving action games.

We liked

The set's fine motion resolution performance and super-smooth panning, not to mention its great dynamics; the brightness of the 720p panel and its well considered usability also impress.

We disliked

The lack of any network function and the absence of a USB port for local media playback; the lack of a Freeview HD tuner also dents its appeal.


If you are in the market for a low cost, high-performing plasma this sub 40-incher is certainly worth an audition. It may lack cutting edge niceties, but it's well mannered and undeniably able. Panasonic may have stripped its plasma proposition back to basics but it hasn't lost sight of what gives the technology an edge. We rate this as a bargain value buy.

Steve May
Home entertainment AV specialist

Steve has been writing about AV and home cinema since the dawn of time, or more accurately, since the glory days of VHS and Betamax. He has strong opinions on the latest TV technology, Hi-Fi and Blu-ray/media players, and likes nothing better than to crank up his ludicrously powerful home theatre system to binge-watch TV shows.