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Panasonic TX-L32E3B review

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

Panasonic tx l32e3b

Sound

The TX-L32E3B is very slim, which looks great but is bad news for audio. Bass is in very short supply, causing the soundstage to become rather brittle and artificial when the speakers are pushed hard by any sort of action sequence.

This is so common an affliction for super-slim sets, though, that it's hard to consider a truly serious weakness and the set is sufficiently convincing with everyday TV broadcasts.

Value

In terms of overall picture quality – in both standard and high-definition modes – the TX-L32E3B measures up well against the competition, especially if you value naturalism over gaudiness.

However, there are numerous 32-inch TVs around (most noticeably from Samsung and LG) that offer both significant online features and reams of picture calibration aides while costing the same as or less than the TX-L32E3B.

Ease of use

An advantage of the TX-L32E3B's lack of features is that it is easy to use. Aside from the pointless Advanced Features' submenu within the main picture section, there's nothing on either the menus or the TV's remote control to terrify the technophobic.

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