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Panasonic TX-L32E3B review

Entry-level edge LED set that puts picture purity ahead of technological fireworks

Our Verdict

For

  • Surprisingly well made
  • The IPS Alpha panel is a bonus
  • Very even backlighting
  • Generally good image quality

Against

  • No Viera Connect
  • No USB inputs
  • Dynamic backlight creates instability
  • Evidence of motion blur

The Panasonic TX-L32E3B is driven by price, rather than features or technology. In order to keep the cost down this entry-level 32-inch set eschews niceties such as 3D playback or Panasonic's Viera Connect online system, but has managed to hang onto edge LED backlighting and sports an IPS Alpha panel.

If advanced web capability is your bag you should investigate Panasonic's TX-L32E30B, or its 37-inch and 42-inch siblings, while for three-dimensional fun you'll have to make a considerable jump in price to the TX-L32DT30B, or its 37-inch stablemate, the TX-L37DT30.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports3
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyViera E3
Brand NamePanasonic
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Memory Card ReaderYes
EthernetYes
Analog TunerPAL
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)12 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
Operating Power Consumption54 W
Standby Power Consumption250 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand514 mm
Width with Stand769 mm
Depth with Stand230 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD)
Height480 mm
Width769 mm
Depth75 mm
Sound SystemVirtual Surround, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS
Product SeriesE3
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesChild Lock, Teletext
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelTX-L32E3B
Product NameViera TX-L32E3B LED-LCD TV
Product LineViera
Manufacturer Part NumberTX-L32E3B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

Full-HD IPS Alpha LED TV with Superb Picture Quality and innovative features
The IPS Alpha panel, which is known for its wide viewing angle and excellent light transmittance, is now further enhanced with a bright, energy-saving LED backlight. Images do not fade when viewed from an angle, and a uniformly high-speed response across the entire range ensures crisp moving images with minimal afterglow. The IPS Alpha LED LCD offers superb contrast and also contributes to the display's slim design.

SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty5 Year
Weight (Approximate)9.30 kg