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I have owned this TV since August 2005 and it still looks new. At the time I paid £900 for this from Curry's but you can get an upgraded version of this same TV now for between £350 and £500 online by shopping around.
To this day I have never had a single problem while using this TV.
The picture is great and is crisp and clear and has really good vibrant colours even when using non-HD devices connected to it.
The TV set not only looks nice and stylish, but performs very well too.
I have mine linked to a Panasonic DVD Recorder and use the Viera link between the two which works great.
I also have a HD media Player attached by the HDMI port (there are 2 HDMI ports). The picture quality is definitely better, but the biggest difference is in the sound quality. Using normal component cables to connect devices, the sound quality was good but you could almost at times feel it was being held back. Using the HDMI ports, the sound quality is awesome. I put the TV into Music mode and turned the ambience on so it mimics surround sound. I watched Saving Private Ryan and I felt like I had to dodge bullets and explosions all around me - the effect was great! (OK - it's not the same as having a separate home cinema sound system, but it is definitely worth connecting devices by the HDMI to get the improved sound quality).
The only problem I have noticed occassionally is that the depth of the black colour is not as good as I would like...It sometimes seems to go a bit blocky/fuzzy when there is a lot of shadow on the film you are watching. However I feel this is more to do with the quality of the DVD Recorder I am using as you don't tend to see this effect when watching Freeview TV.
The 32 inch size might not appeal to everyone but for my room (18ft x 14ft) it is the perfect viewing size. If you get too close, the picture will look blocky as with all LCD's. The viewing angle is another great feature of this TV - you can practically be sideways on and still see clearly what is on the screen. The screen itself is very well made, and somehow it never seems to attract any dust so you are never having to clean it.
The remote control is nicely laid out and responsive, and the batteries seem to last forever which is a real plus, (that is a pet hate of mine when you have to keep changing batteries).
The setup of the TV is also nice and easy, and when there are updates to the TV's firmware or Freeview channels, you see a nice clear message that you can either accept or postpone any changes. When you do a system update it usually takes only 3 minutes and then resumes the channel you were watching.
The teletext is very good on this TV - it is nice and clear and has big text that is easy to read. And using the colour coded buttons on the remote makes navigation in Teletext really simple and responsive.
My particular model does not have an RGB connection on the back for connecting a laptop or PC which is a shame as the slightly newer model does have this feature. I tried using the s-video connection to use a laptop on the TV and it didn't work very well - but this is my only criticism of a great TV.
I bought one of these around a year ago from the Richer Sounds clearance sale (an ex demo product) at the bargain price of £170. For piece of mind I bought one of their extended 5 year warranties which is 10% of the screen price, so £17 in this case.
I primarily bought this as a secondary TV, as we have 2 lounges. I had always intended this to be the back-up TV, to a much more expensive and up to date LG product. Having had both TV's for a little while I decided to swap them round, such is the superiority of this TV over the LG one.
On first impressions the TV doesn't look like much, as the case is very plain and plasticy - it does not have a super sleek case as many sets do nowadays. However, looks can be deceiving. The picture quality and sound quality on this set is excellent - the sound quality is probably as good as I've experienced from a TV without putting it through a surround sound speaker system.
This set also comes with built in Freeview, which is very easy to operate. I have never had any issues with this set at all. My only complain would be that for an LCD screen it is quite thick, and heavy to move around.
Overall, I am very impressed with this set - it has outperformed my other much more expensive set quite easily.
In future I will only by Panasonic TV's, such is the standard of this set.