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This t.v is one of the best tvs ever. It has superb picture quality, changable picture. The size was just right and it has a changeable menu. You can plug your tv gadgets in the back of it perfectly. I recommend this tv highly, the price isn't too high. It is one of the best quality tv. You can see form all angles and it can fit into alot of spaces. The sound quality is amazing. it is a great size at a great price with very high quality in different directions.
Purchased in March 2002, initially very pleased but then the picture displayed a green hue. Contacted Panasonic UK by e-mail and received no reply(how rude). Contacted by phone and were referred to our nearest service centre, they were very helpful but had the TV on test for 3 weeks where it displayed no fault. Collected TV which worked OK for 2 days but then the screen went white with just a ghostly picture in the background. I intend to return the TV to the service centre tomorrow and will keep you informed of the result. At this moment in time I am very disgruntled.
We are delighted with our Panasonic 28inch flat, wide screen telly. We chose this model for its spec, price and looks. Picture is more important to us than sound though I appreciate that sound quality is of more importance if you are a TV or DVD movie buff. I was keen to get a 100Hz scan TV as the picture does seem superior and I wanted to take advantage of a digital signal when it becomes available either via our present cable company or through the aerial if the cable company don’t come up with the goods. I also wanted a TV with a couple of SCART, RGB and S-VHS input/outputs so that a signal from any future DVD player or our laptop pc can be input, and so a decent sound system could be added at a later date if required. We thought it was quite a good-looking design and wouldn’t look amiss in our lounge. This is the 28inch model and as with all TV’s it is huge at the back and weighs 42Kg! we would have considered the 32inch but that is ridiculously big at the back. So although a lot of money at £650 it seemed fair value when compared to the competition. We bought it at John Lewis with their free five year guarantee. The picture is excellent and the sound is superb compared to its fifteen-year-old predecessor, and the remote control is quite nice to use and handle. Front panel – there is RGB and S-Video sockets and basic picture/program controls that you shouldn’t ever have to touch hidden behind a flush panel and then just the on/off button and a light for when it is on standby. Rear panel - there is RF in; two SCART sockets and left/right sound channels out. No cables are included. The on screen set up is really easy. TV aerial in (or via VCR if required) plug in and turn on. Press Set-Up on the remote control, down arrow to Tuning, down to Auto-setup, to Access and press STR button on remote. Five minutes later you will be all set up and ready to go. It couldn’t be simpler. It als
o tuned in to our cable box, which was a fair test as the channel frequencies are very close together as we discovered when tuning the old set in to the box. There are three other useful on screen displays to play with, accessed from the remote: Picture – here you can adjust Contrast, Brightness, Colour, Sharpness and also turn on or off Colour Balance, Picture Noise Reduction and Automatic Incoming signal analysis. Our best picture is with everything set to centre, normal and on. Sound – you can adjust, in addition to volume, Bass, Treble, Balance, and turn on or off Nicam stereo, Ambience and choose Music or Speech mode. Again we like everything at centre and set to On. The Music or Speech mode is a useful adjustment if you are watching a documentary vs a concert for example. Aspect is another control but we have found the default setting of Panasonic Auto to be fine. The only irritation can be where the picture flicks between best-fit wide screen and standard 4:3 ratio when watching some programs. There is one “toy” button and that is Still Control that freezes the picture, it kept us entertained for a couple of days but the novelty has worn off. One thought is you could use it to take photographs of screen images but cannot think of any other point of it. Teletext is fast and quite clear, given the appalling design of teletext pages. TV/Teletext button switches between the two and you can enter the page numbers or use the up/down arrows. There are the usual, Full/Top/Bottom pages but then you cannot use the red/green/yellow/blue Fastext buttons which is annoying as the green button then controls the top/bottom/full page mode. There are a couple of other features for storing favourite teletext pages. There is Q-Link compatibility with a suitable VCR, which I cannot comment upon, and also the remote can be used to control a suitable Panasonic VCR and DVD, but again I have no useful
experience to pass on about this. Overall an excellent TV that I am delighted with and would recommend to anyone. I am also pleased to see that in press reviews it still comes out tops for picture quality and reasonable sound, so I think it was a good buy and hopefully will last as long as our last one.
After a long consultation and a lot of persuading, we that is the children of the household persuaded our parents to part with their hard own money on a widescreen TV. I had seen them in showrooms and stores and they looked really good. Having had our lounge decorated, it would add the final touch. A nice silver widescreen TV. We decided on Panasonic merely because it was the one that was most affordable in our price range. Having had Panasonic electrical good before we had found them to be really good quality, reliable and durable. So, we had no hesitation on purchasing the Panasonic TX28PL10 model. We liked to watch films and DVD?s with our friends. The widescreen TV meant that no longer did we have to put up with the subtitles being cut off, or missing the edges of people?s bodies widescreen meant that we could now see everything that was needed to be seen. For those if you that are interested, the flat screen is 28 inches which is more than enough to make perfect viewing. It?s like watching a film in the cinema??..trust me it really is. Like most TV?s these days the set up was extremely easy, tuning the channels including Sky was little problem. However, if you have DVD player?s, sky etc then you will find yourself with a lot of leads dangling about. The great thing about setting your TV up is that it?s got excellent security features you can enter your own details in like name, address, ID so your TV will can be identified and returned to you in case of a burglary. However, let?s hope that feature of the TV isn?t needed. The picture quality is excellent, unless you watch a programme, film etc on a widescreen TV then compare it to a normal TV, the difference is immense. It?s like watching a football match in black and white and then in colour. But, really the difference is huge. I guess that?s down to the fact that it?s got something like 100Hz a picture which vastly improves the picture quality. Yo
u can buy a Panasonic TX28PL10 for £599 which I think is exceptional value. Yes, it?s dear but you get what you pay for. And with five years guarantee hopefully it will last you a long time. It looks very good, sleek, modern and as long as you have the gimmicks to go alongside it, the TV corner of your room will look really good. Attach your speakers on and take advantage of the exceptional sound quality. It?s sound as a whistle. I really can?t talk highly of this TV, we have had it for four months now and the novelty still hasn?t wore off. And with the cold winter nights, we?ve enjoyed some really good nights in infront of our TV. Features are as follows: The TV size 28 inches, Visible screen 67cm, the sound is Nicam stereo, the screen is pure flat, it?s got headphone sockets, with front and rear audio and video inputs, it?s got 2 scart sockets, and has a S-VHS socket, the power output is 14 watts. It comes with Fast text, and text memory upto 10 pages, it?s also got on screen display, on screen menus, remote control, NTSC playback compatible and also has child locks and auto set up which I have already mentioned. Other features include, 16:9 widescreen format, Q-Link, Digital Comb Filter, Digital video noise reduction Universal remote control and Anti-theft feature. Overall if you can afford to buy this TV then I would recommend it, it adds a whole new dimension to watching TV.
I have owned this TV since Christmas 2001, purchased at the same time as a Sony DAVs-500 home cinema. Don't get me wrong, this is a cracking tv set but does have some minor flaws, not surprising as the equivalent sony tv's at the time were about 25% more and quite simply well overpriced. Anyway, I had been looking for a new tv for some time and wasn't sure what to go for, a chance encouter at a local tv retailer whilst having a weekend break in Lanark in early December 2001 arose my interest in the new Panasonic range, they had received the new models and I was lucky enough for the chap in the shop to give me the full monty (not in that sense!). Excited about what I had seen of the tv range I set to work finding the tv and eventually purchased from QED-UK for £650.00, still not a bad deal in todays prices nearly a year later. I am impressed with the tv capabilities but as mentioned above I give you some cautious advise before buying, I don't want to give a misleading opinion of the quality you would expect of a £3000 tv set rolled into a £650 set. Put simply, I consider this set to produce high quality pictures on everyday programs, even better when receiving a digital service, however, fast moving football and rugby players can appear smeary from a distance, I understand that the smearing happens because of the 100hz processing and the digital scan, on a 50hz tv with the digital scan the smearing is apparently not so noticable. The smearing is also noticably on tv credits which travel quickly from one side of the screen to the other, check patterned shirts can sometimes look a little odd as well, I think that alot of these minor irritations could be due to the way the picture has to stretch on a 4:3 broadcast program. I have also found that the set sometimes adds faint black bars down both sides of the screen but only where there is an expanse of the same colour like a football pitch, but only about 5% of the time
and is not that noticable, so if you like your football then take these little flaws into account. Anyhow, all the usual features work well and watching dvds with the excellent sony home cinema system is a revelation, I can't express the quality of the picture, excellent, the r2 pressing of lord of the rings, which isn't particularly full of special effects, was top notch. The sound produced from the set is of good quality, especially when using the ambience and music modes. The handset is easy to use, the teletext is fast and the set looks sleek and sexy. Thats it, my first ever review, hope it helps. The Geeeeerrrrrnnnooooooooooomme
Now I'm not the type to spend my life glued in front of the TV. After all, I have a PC for that purpose! However, I do like to indulge in the odd cult TV series (roll on the new season of the Buffster) and a good film. The experience of these is of course greatly enhanced with a decent TV. Now, hubby and I previously had a reasonable Phillips TV that we'd got as an ex-rental from Granada. It served us well for a number of years, but when we moved house we decided the time had really come to invest in the mutts nuts of a TV - well, as much as we could afford. So off shopping we went! This is an experience in itself, since I detest going to the shops - so much more civilised to buy things on line I feel. But then, if you're buying a television, you really need to see it don't you! Now we did have some idea what we wanted. I desperately wanted widescreen - my reasons for this are quite sad. Our cable TV broadcasts in widescreen, and this meant that when I watched University Challenge I couldn't see the scores as they were off the edge of the screen. It annoyed me no end. We also craved a flatscreen TV - our lounge is not the biggest in the world, and it makes it so much easier to see the telly from every angle. Now, once in the big TV shop surrounded by lots of very sexy shiny things, I have to say I was frankly disappointed by the quality of a number of the TVs available. They were by no means cheap, but I felt the picture quality on a lot of the widescreen/flatscreen models was disappointing, especially the Sony's which surprised me as I have appreciated Sony TVs in the past. But then our baby caught my eye - the Panasonic TX-28PL10. A sexy silver 28 inch widescreen, flatscreen beauty. The picture quality was fantastic, and I just knew that was the one we were taking home. *** Getting it Home and Setting it Up *** Now a word of warning - this baby is heavy, weighing in a
t a massive 42 kilos. Now, the nice man at the shop wheeled it to the car (two enormous boxes - you get the stand as well), but we still had to get it out of the car at the other end! Good job mr delawney is big and strong. On getting it home, though you will no doubt be desperate to get it out of it's box, your first job is to build the stand. Fortunately I have a husband for these eventualities, and he's quite handy at that sort of thing. Like any other piece of flat pack furniture it comes with instructions (fairly straightforward in this case thank goodness) and all the various fittings you need - don't forget to check they're all there before you start to build! The stand is relatively pleasing to the eye in a fetching silver with glass shelves, but beware a close inspection will reveal silver covered chipboard! The one downside to this TV is probably the stand - with a cable box, video, DVD etc, it is not possible for us to fit all the peripherals under the TV, and the cable box has to sit unelegantly on top of the TV until hubby gets round to putting a shelf up for it. In fairness, I don't think other TV stands that come with the TV offer any more space. *** The TV Setup *** OK, so onto the TV itself - about time, I know! Now, I'm not an untechnical person, but I am on the lazy side in that department and I detest reading instructions with a passion. So a good job this TV is dead simple to install - once you've managed to heave all 4 kilos of it onto the stand that is! You simply plug in all your various Scart and RF cables to the VCR, DVD, cable/satellite Box. Ensure VCR is in standby mode, satellite/cable box is on, plug in your TV and switch on. Now tuning in your new TV whilst still trying to figure out how all the menus and your new remote control work can be a right pain in the proverbial. But not so with the Panasonic TX-wotnot. If the TV has not been programmed b
y the dealer, all the tuning etc. is dealt with by an easy to follow auto-setup system. An added bonus of this TV is the security features - during the set up process you can enter an owner ID pin number along with your name, house number and postcode. This will help the police determine the owner in the event of a theft. The television also comes with Q-link, a handy feature that allows direct communication between the TV and the VCR. This means features such as downloading information from the TV to the VCR are enables, as long as your VCR is Q-link compatible, of course. *** The TV Performance *** Now, to put our new baby to the test, what better than a brand new Farscape DVD? This was absolutely incredible! The combination of DVD quality and this TV is unbeatable. The picture was so sharp we thought we might cut ourselves on it. The stereo sound was fantastic. Now, we never thought there was much wrong with our old TV, but let me tell you we turned this thing on and we were blown away. *** So Why Is It So Darn Good Then? *** Well, firstly it's so darn good because it's got a 100 Hz picture. Now, I'm not mega-technical but my understanding here is that this means the picture has less flicker, refreshing faster than your average 50 Hz widescreen TV. This probably explains the super-sharp picture. *** Features *** * Display: Like most widescreen TVs, you can adjust the aspect of your picture. Basically this means you can decide how you want your picture to fit on the screen - e.g. whether you want it on widecreen or more like a bog standard TV. It's worth experimenting here, as I find some aspects cut off the top and bottom of the picture, which I find intensely annoying, but then I'm easily irritated. If you can't be bothered to play around, just leave it set to Panasonic Auto and it will automatically determine what it thinks is the best aspect. Pe
rsonally, I often disagree with it's choice and prefer to do this manually, but I'm picky. * On Screen Menus: All the various set-up stuff is controlled thus. Now, I don't always get on with these, as often I don't find them very intuitive and get myself in a pathetic girly muddle. No such problem here, everything is very simple. * Teletext: Seems to me this is less and less relevant these days in the advent of digital TV, but for some reason mr delawney is obsessed with checking the weather and has the teletext pages permenantly set to the weather pages. This reveals another handy feature of this machine - it remembers the last teletext page you were on instead of always returning to the index. Of course, the teletext does all the usual stuff and this TV is compatible with the fasttext system. * Remote Control: Personally I find this a bit plasticy and cheap looking, but everything else about this TV is so cool I'll forgive it for that. It is easy to use and doesn't have too many buttons to confuse my already addled mind. Not that this is much of a problem since hubby seems to have hold of it most of the time anyway. A plus with the remote is that you can also use it to work your video or DVD, although I have to confess I have not tried this particular feature. *** The Cost *** Well, there had to be a catch. At £699, this TV was not cheap, but I do not think it was unreasonable when compared to other televisions in its class. That was 6 months ago, so you never know, it may be cheaper now. I purchased it at Bennetts, of course you could shop around. *** Dimensions *** Height: 508.8 mm Width: 763.2 mm Depth: 512.2 mm *** Instructions *** I read them just for you guys! Surprisingly clear and easy to follow. Even for me. *** Summary *** * Advantages: - Picture quality is absolutely stunning -
Ditto sound quality - Easy to install and set up - Sexy! * Disadvantages: - Quality like this doesn't come cheap - Stand doesn't hold all our peripherals - Remote control a bit tacky looking * Overall: This gets 5 stars from me. My only complaints really are with the stand, and this doesn't affect the quality of the TV itself. We've had this TV for six months now and we have no complaints whatsoever. We love it! My father stayed with us for a few days, and during his visit we all sat down to watch "Enterprise", one of his faves. At the end of this particular episode, there was a shot of this planet with all these strange, wispy, mist-like creatures over the surface. When he got home and watched the episode again on video, he was disappointed to find it just looked like fog on his TV. He's been cursing us ever since.
How goes it, that adage? A dog is a man's best friend? Who on earth made that one up? For, in truth, a dog may well be a woman's best friend, and if you lived in the house of the dave27 family, you would recognise this immediately, with Mrs D's appalling obsession for our dog's welfare sending poor old dave27 out in all sorts of weather to give the wretched creature its daily exercise. Irrelevant though this may be to the matter in hand, the snow and the wind and the rain will ravage my senses and my physical well being to their utmost pleasure as long as our Poppy gets its walk, and IT'S JUST GOT TO STOP... Anyway, the point of all this raving, ranting interlude is that the place of the canine race in the affections of the male of the species has been firmly supplanted in this last thirty years by one other grasping, greedy creature, and that is the one eyed monster who sits in the corner of the room, sucking the life out of its theoretical master. You see in these days of high pressure, high intensity, high tech high life, the television set has actually become man's real best friend. True enough, it's a selfish, leeching brute, sucking the life and the energy out of its couch potato of an owner, but the modern man has come to rely rather more than is healthy for his well being upon the Cyclops. Just think about the last time your telly suffered from an operating problem, and how badly your life was affected by its absence from operational Nirvana. I know in my case the experience was traumatic, and called into question the entire validity of my married life. Anyway, bleary eyed, rambling, incoherent prelude over, let us embark upon the material for this evening. Panasonic make great television sets. Widescreen TV's are the new black. Television these days is one of the more indispensable modern day conveniences. Ergo, the Panasonic TX28PL10, a triumph of modern day design
and engineering, a veritable beast which will suck the life out of you if you let it. Boring stuff first, chaps. Here are the best deals I?ve come across in terms of this particular model. Robertsons - http://www.robertsons-online.co.uk/acatalog/Robertsons_Online_28__Widescreen_39.ht ml - a snip at 605 notes, including VAT and delivery Appliance Direct - http://www.appliance-direct.co.uk/details.asp?cat=Television&prid=819 - £599.95, free delivery within 2 working days Our chums at Comet - http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/768527.html - even more thrilling at £585.99, while they also promise 6 months interest free option 0% or 29.9% APR, Standard Delivery Charge £11.95 and availability of 2-5 days. Now, you can't really say much fairer than that and undoubtedly 600 notes or so is a pretty reasonable price these days for the ultimate in home TV, and certainly the Panasonic TX28PL10 is a pretty wonderful invention. This set is a 28 inch widescreen television set with the pretty inescapable (these days) Nicam stereo, which I have to admit I've never actually found to be that valuable a feature. Of course, it's nice to have the ultimate development at you finger tips in order to guarantee your place in the manly pecking order, but that's all this feature really brings. Nicam stereo, neat touch, but its volume, tone and ambience which have greater relevance (in my own humble opinion, of course). The rest of the techno babble is packed with other such meaningless fripperies which make the brochure look appealing and makes the male ego swell with pride - dig this. Quintrix F Flat CRT, 100Hz Super Digital Scan, NICAM, Open Dome Acoustic Feedback Sound, Modern Clean Design, User Friendly Remote Control, Help Menu and Graphic OSD, matching cabinet stand with one shelf supplied Visible screen - Screen sizes vary from 49 to 88cm, pure flat screens reduce distortion Reception
- Analogue Picture quality - Double the standard scanning rate - gives a high quality "flicker free" picture Yeah, I know all this is so much frippery, but it's the specification, brochures, packaging and all round hype which makes such modern gadgets as this, and you can?t go through the review without experiencing the sharp language of the modern day television. Suffice to say in the reality of these things, is that this Panasonic TV is a high quality, high spec, best of breed, of a type (widescreen) which will be pretty damn unmanageable-without in the very near future, as the media monopolists of BSkyB send their insidious programming into our homes. I love Panasonic televisions, and the TX28PL10 is one of the best they manufacture. It has a good image and sound with all the necessary trimmings and it will do your heart good to lug the monster into your sitting room. Come on, guys, fork out and enjoy.