I have had a panasonic tv for about two yeas now and it has been really good.
I originally bought a panasonic tv because they look good, they are not badly priced and also because panasonic tv's are supposed to have the best sound quality.
Firslty, the look. I think panasonic tv's look really good they, are very modern and sleek and look very good quality and well built. I like how most of their tv's have curved edges, i think it makes them look better and it also means if you hit the corner it does not hurt.
Secondly, the price compare to most tv's like samsung and sony panasonic are fairly cheap but they do not lack in quality they are built very well unlike cheaper makes like toshiba.
Finally the sound quality. i mentioned this because last year panansonic one a prize for best sound quality on thir tv's.
Overall, i think panasonic tv's are very good and i highly recommend buying one.
Panasonic TV Opinions
I have owned a Panasonic 39" veria for just over a year now and I have to say that it is the best TV that I have ever owned. I did some research into the kind of things that I wanted before purchasing and on the day I was almost talked into opting for the Panasonic. It was either the Panasonic or the Sony and there was no difference in the price. I paid £699 for the TV and got a TV stand for half price.
After using the TV for a full year I am still very impressed by the picture quality. I had sky installed and the picture was fine through that. The TV also has built in freeview which was an absolute doodle to set up. After about three minutes I had found around 50 channels.
Over the past year I have also hooked up my Xbox, my wii and my pc. All three look simply stunning on the PC. The beginning of fable 2 it the most stunning thing I have seen on the TV but regularly things on BBC are unbelievably clears.
It was hard to tell the difference between all the TVs in the shop as they all looked so similar. However now having it at home I have looked at friends TVs and without doubt the Panasonic is superior. I can even sense that some friend's wish they have of went for Panasonic instead of their chosen TV (Sony).
If you're in the market for a new TV I would definitely recommend a Panasonic.
Having recently bought a brand new DVD player, my old television set was beginning to show its age. So after ten years of trouble free viewing, my old Samsung was reluctantly handed down to a lesser mortal in the Judgee household. My sadness was to be very short lived, I saw the range of new televisions in my local Curry's Store and was left asking the question "old television, what old television?" Now, the new television that I required had to fit a certain criteria. First of all, it had to have features that would enhance my new DVD player ie Widescreen with good sound. Secondly it would have to fit in to my bedroom. Not as easy as it sounds when you sleep in the smallest room in the house, that would comfortably pass as a cupboard in most other dwellings. Thirdly, it had to fit into my budget range of £300 to £400. Measuring things up, it soon became clear that a 24 inch Widescreen television would be the ideal size and although not the most popular size as far as Widescreens go, there was quite a selection to choose from. One thing that made this Panasonic stand out from the other televisions right from the start, was the lack of wasted space. What do I mean? Well I don't know if you have noticed but most Widescreens have a few inches of pointless plastic either side of the screen. Not a problem in a large front room perhaps but when every inch counts (easy girls!) it really makes a difference. This Panasonic television has a speaker at either side, with no wastage. Saving me space and making it a front runner in my choice for a new television. Next, the speakers. Well as I mentioned earlier, I was to link it up with my DVD player, which can also play CD's. Unable to test this at the store, I was not disappointed when I tested this at home. CD's played through this television sound superb. The television has base/treble control and a couple of other handy sound features. At the touch of a but
ton you can set it to sound better when speech or music is being played. It also has an on/off ambience setting, which gives you a kind of surround sound, without actually having the need for surround sound speakers! All in all the sound is fantastic! Right, I guess the main feature of a Widescreen television is the picture. Well, you are able to view pictures in 4:3, 16:9 or 14:9 ratio settings. In addition, you can view pictures in zoom mode (in or out!) and best of all you can have your Panasonic choose the best mode for you. The only problem with this is that sometimes it can flick between modes making you go a bit cross-eyed. Normally, I just set the view myself. It is easy to change should the need arise! You also have the usual controls, brightness, colour, contrast, sharpness and a couple of other nice adjustment features. These being cool, warm or normal settings (bluer or redder picture) and a picture noise reduction switch which when on can clean up any picture interference. Other features of this television include Teletext and Fast text, two Scart sockets and if teamed up with a Panasonic video they can all be operated from the same remote control. Teletext is pretty self-explanatory but perhaps I should expand on Scart sockets a little. These are high quality connection sockets that allow a better quality of transmission from one electrical device to another ie video to television. Having two of these sockets has allowed me to connect both my video recorder and DVD player to my television at the same time! Oh one other thing, this television has a timer, so you can set it to switch itself off if you are inclined to watch television in bed and often fall asleep before the end of your program. Overall, this is a superb product and one that I would recommend. The picture is great, the sound superb and the controls simplicity itself. If you have trouble setting up electrical equipment such as this, fear not. As soo
n as I switched my television on, it programmed itself, now that IS clever! I bought my television from Curry's and it cost approximately £350.00 a bargain price for a baby widsecreen television! .
Where electronics/electrics are concerned (you tell me where to draw the line between the two, I'm not sure the distinction matters a great deal anyway), most people (well me anyway) generally find a brand they get on with and stick to it for life. Obviously, this is largely due to the price tag generally being appreciable, and once you've found a tool to trust why bother changing? There have been too many cases of fingers getting burned by opting for the novelty to generally make this a good move, unless there is great value for money in the offing or you've had a darned good recommendation of someone you can trust. Well, that's the way I look at it, and if it's right for me, then why shouldn't it also apply to the vastness of humanity? Anyway, the dave27 school of brand selection goes like this (don't worry, it's not too long). Stereos - Sony, televisions - Panasonic (see, told you it wasn't very long. Well, you come up with another one - okay, smarty pants, I'll give you microwaves, but you?re just being cocky). Mmmmm, now where was I? Oh yeah... For the dave27 clan, televisions mean Panasonic. Ever since the day when me and Mrs D decided to settle down and populate our happy little burrow with dave27-ettes, we?ve sworn by Panasonic as far as TV sets go. It stemmed more from luck than judgement, I have to say. As a wild child and bass player in a local group, I'd built up quite a stock of guitars, amps and the like, and when it came to marital bliss, Mrs D reasoned that my days as a rock star were numbered so why hang on to the trappings? Obviously, they had to go... Anyway, we answered this newspaper ad from this guy who wanted a bass and an amp.. unfortunately, he couldn't afford my asking price, but what we did settle on in the end was a straight trade - he got the gear and we got his lovely Panasonic TV. It was a 16 inch set, all in silver. Don
't ask what model, I ain't got a clue now. Anyway, we were delighted with our bargain and it was a great set, lovely picture and relatively easy to use. The big feature, however, was the longevity which went with it. That good old set lasted perfectly for about ten years. In fact, the only time things went slightly awry was when I accidentally knocked the set off its stand and onto the floor, which fair screwed up the tube. It still worked, but the colour was all up the shoot, and we got a nasty red tinge in all the corners, what a bummer! However, when we decided to replace the said set, there was no question whatsoever in our minds - it had to be Panasonic for us, and we rushed out and got a Panasonic, a TX-21MK1/M (yeah, I know 21 inch is pretty small fry in these days of big is BOOTIFUL, but it's quite good enough for us, easy to use, with a pin sharp picture, an absolute dream. We've always been delighted with our Panasonic gear and my congrats go out to the lovely people at Panasonic (UK) Ltd, Willoughby Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 8FP.for their wonderful wares. I suppose the secret of Panasonic's success is their robust build, their no frills approach and pricing right for the market. I know we were very pleased with the prices we paid and would stick to Panasonic if and when we get another set. In fact, we were pricing up wide screen TV's only the other week, when we had a bit of dosh available (although Mrs D's demands for a new Honda put a big hole in that dream, still we'll be back, so hang on, Mr Panasonic) Just to fill you in on all the details, I paid a visit to the Panasonic UK website - http://www.panasonic.co.uk/home/ - these guys have an immense range of TV sets to offer in all manner of models - the standard TV range includes the following models - TXG10 23cm V AC/DC Standard Portable Television £299.99 TX14B4T 34cm V 4:3 Mono Conventional Format T
elevision with FASTEXT £119.99 TX28CK1 66cm V 4:3 Nicam Conventional Format Television TC14B4R 34cm V 4:3 Mono Conventional Format Television £109.99 TX25CK1 59cm V 4:3 Nicam Conventional Format Television TX21JT1 51cm V 4:3 Mono Conventional Format Television £229.99 TX21CK1 51cm V 4:3 Nicam Conventional Format Television £249.99 God, this is getting boring, but I just had to show you to give you a full idea of what Panasonic have to offer ... a stack. They've got widescreens, plasma screens, the lot, trust me. I suggest you hop on over there if you want any more details. You also get the following very nice blurb on the company itself - apologies for cut'n'paste, but you know how lazy us couch potatoes are ... Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd is without a doubt one of the world's largest and most successful electronics companies. It has grown from just 3 to 290 000 employees, and accounts for $51.7 billion net sales worldwide. It not only constantly breaking technological barriers, it is also a company that puts the needs of its customers and employees first. In the UK, Matsushita is more recognisable under the brands of Panasonic and Technics, world-wide they work as National, Ramsa, Quasar and MAS (Matsushita Avionics), manufacturing more than 15 000 different products. The story of Matsushita Electric began in Osaka, Japan in 1918, when Konosuke Matsushita invented a two-socket light bulb. He started producing and selling the light bulb from his own house, with just 3 employees. The invention of a new type of bicycle lamp came in 1923, followed by the development of the first radio just 8 years later. In 1935 they launched their first television, an area of production that has since proved immensely successful. 1935 also marked a turning point in the size, production and sheer growth of Matsushita Electric. This particular year saw the company manufacturing 600 diffe
rent kinds of product with sales extending to overseas markets for the first time. Their employee base rose to 3500. By 1942, Matsushita became the first radio manufacturer in Japan. As the swinging sixties approached, the total number of employees had risen to 28000. The company reported profits of 1.5 billion yen. As Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd grew, Konosuke Matsushita never lost sight of his founding principles - putting the needs of his customers and employees first. He developed his original business Philosophy in 1929, a mission statement that still holds true today - "Recognizing our responsibilities as industrialists, we will devote ourselves to the progress and development of society and the well-being of people through our business activities, thereby enhancing the quality of life throughout the world."
We wanted a new television for the bedroom and in order for it to fit it in to the existing units it had to be a small model. We browsed the catalogues and newspapers and saw that there were literally dozens of models to choose from starting at unbelievably low prices and carrying an assortment of brand names that would challenge even the most expert of linguists. We eventually decided that we would ‘push the boat out’ and buy one of the better know brands as we felt it would result in a better long-term investment. After some extensive price comparison, we found that our insurance company, SAGA, had an excellent offer on a TV which fitted our requirements exactly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Panasonic 21” Nicam TV - as sold in Comet for £251:90 and in Argos for £279:95 only cost us £199:00 from Saga Electrical.. Their web site is at: sagaelectrical.co.uk and as with their car insurance, they proved to be most helpful and the TV is just right. Looking at their catalogue, I get the feeling they have gained themselves a pair of regular customers; and Panasonic have gained themselves a dooyoo into the bargain. Now for the more technical part . . . The Panasonic 21” Nicam TV is as I said before, a small set which is ideal for use as a “second set”, for the children’s room or possibly as the main set in a small room or conservatory. It has Fastext, remote control and Auto Set-up which is a boon to those with “techno-fear” ie those that don’t even know how to switch on the kitchen light. (I hope my other half doesn’t read this . . . he might take that last remark personally ;-O ) Our model has a dark beige shell whi
le others, such as the one in the Argos catalogue, have a black shell. The colour was not a problem with us as (if he has his way) my partner intends to put a computer in the bedroom, . . . and that’s sort of dark beige too. ( the computer I mean ) Other than that, it’s television - and it does what televisions do. (it clearly demonstrates all of the reasons why you should never allow anyone, even your worst enemy to watch day-time TV) GG
I bought a Panasonic TX24-AT television about 5 years ago. It is a 28” Nicam Fastext model. I bought it ex-rental from Carvells, an electrical shop in Rugby, for £300. Similar new models were costing about £600 back then. Because I was living in London, and leaving Rugby on a train, I asked Carvells to deliver it to a friend’s house in Rugby. He drove it down to my flat in London a few months later. The telly has since seen at least 7 changes of address, with appropriately careless manhandling. The picture and sound were and still are excellent and faultless. The Panasonic is a tough and reliable brand, and I would unhesitatingly recommend anyone contemplating buying a television to buy a Panasonic. As a curious touch, while my friend was minding the telly, after a few weeks he thought it looked a bit familiar. He examined it closely, and various small scratches confirmed his suspicion that it was the identical top-of-the-range (then) television that his father had hired 2 years previously ‘to replace his (runaway) wife’.
We bought a Panasonic TX-28GI television 8 years ago, taking out the 5 year cover for it. We wasted our money on the cover, it has never let us down. The picture is as sharp and clear now as it was when it was new. The design still looks fairly modern with built-in speakers and the Nicam Digital Stereo sound is still excellent. I particularly wanted a TV which has a display on the set indicating which channel you are watching. I know this sounds lazy, but with so many channels nowadays it's really handy. A lot of TV's have a button which you can press to show the channel, but this is just a discreet panel on the set indicating the channel! I looked at the new sets in Comet recently and none of them seem to have this any more. The set is very simple to tune in, the remote is large and well designed and you can alter the colour, volume, brightness etc without having to alter a whole programme, unlike some portable set that we have. The sound can be adjusted to your personal taste and there is a Normalisation button by which you can set your favourite levels of sound, colour etc. I will be very disappointed when this TV goes, and would recommend it to anyone.
We bought a panasonic TV, which turned out that the picture kept disappearing. We changed it for a new one, and after the garantee ran out, after about 18 months since buying it, the picture went completely, and all we could hear was sound! We managed to persuade panasonic to pay for the repair, but can you see how unreliable a TV from such a good brand name can be? now its been three months that we are without a TV, because the problem hasn't been resolved yet! Ther is a problem with the design, and as a result both widescreen TVs that we bought had this problem, but in the second one, the problem showed itself later. the TV quality was generally good b4 the problem occured, but the teletext was never working properly and there were always a few lines missing! Basicaly, I am suggesting that do extend your warranty, because its worth it, and don't just go by the brand name, buy what you like, and once you extend the warrranty, you wouldn't have any probs if anything happens! and do take on home insurance so that if there is an accidental damage, they pay for it!