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Around four years ago we decided to purchase a new television for our Living room, there wasn't anything wrong with our previous set we simply felt it was time for an upgrade. After some shopping around we finally decided on this Panasonic TX32LXD80, it ticked all the boxes and if I remember correctly it was on offer at the time.
The Panasonic TX32LXD80 is a modern looking tv with its sleek matte black surround, it looks nice and rather impressive which is important since it is prominently displayed in our Living room. It is rather thin, in our last house we actually had this mounted to the wall, our current landlord is a little stricter so we just keep it on a unit now. Still, the stand is strong and sturdy, it doesn't move or wobble about.
This has a 32" screen which suits our needs well, it is also HD ready. The picture quality is fantastic, we currently have a Sky HD subscription but in all honesty we can barely tell the difference between HD and regular, the picture is always crisp and clear regardless. Rather impressively the TV has a "wide viewing angle", meaning it can be seen from any angle in the Living room, so regardless of where I am sitting on the Sofa I still get a clear view. The sound quality is good and fine for our needs, some may wish to add surround sound but I guess this is really a personal preference.
We knew when looking for a new tv that we wanted one with plenty of outlets in the back, having a set top box, DVD player and two games consoles we didn't want the bother of swapping and changing leads every time we wanted to access a different device. One of our main reasons for choosing this particular tv was the fact that it has 2 scart and 2 HDMI outlets, this means that we can access all our devices by simply pressing the AVI button on the remote control.
The TV has built in free-view, this came in very handy when we moved into our new house and had to wait a few days for the Sky engineer to install Sky for us. Setting the free-view up was really easy, I simply plugged the aerial into the back of the TV and followed the instructions on the screen, the TV searched for all the channels itself and this took around five minutes. I must admit I was rather impressed by how quick and easy this was to do. The kind Sky engineer fitted my Sky+ HD box up to the TV for me, but it was simply just a case of connecting it up with HDMI cables.
Having had the Panasonic TX32LXD80 for around four years now I think I am in an excellent position to reflect on my purchase and I can honestly say I have absolutely no regrets with my choice. This is a wonderful TV that delivers clear sound and a crisp picture quality, plus it is simply to install and use. I guess it may be a little obsolete now with the new more impressive 3D and Smart TVs but it still suits our needs just fine so I wont be upgrading anytime soon.
A quick look online shows that the Panasonic is no longer available in the electrical stores, it can be picked up on eBay and via private Amazon sellers, prices vary.
I bought this product when my previous Panasonic LCD TV developed a major fault with the motherboard. I have had encountered not similar problems with this product but I guess the message is get a good warranty period. Now thats out the way, lets look at the many positives. Firstly it must be said the the picture quality is superb, especially for a TV in this price bracket. I use the product to watch HD movies and play HD computer games and the picture is always sharp and colour quality is high. There are a number of preset picture modes which do a reasonable job of optimising settings for sports and movies, though you can always tweak these manually. THe sound modes are similarly comprehensive though some modes sound tinny at times. All in all this product is a solid purchase and I am glad I have the confidence in the panasonic brand after previous experiences could have put me off.
This is a Panasonic Viera! 32 inches. 720p. LCD screen.
This is a good tv, even though ist 720p it has a sort of 1080p setting. When I put the xbox 360 on it, it comes up with 1080p. It also looks quite sharp. It has 3 HDMI slots, which are most handy if you have a lot of goodies. For example blu-ray player, xbox 360, PS3, laptop. I really like the size of this television, I would say 32 inches is the perfect size. Its not too big or too small for any room. What I think is really useful with this tv is that it has a SD card slot, which is really fun. Like I have a camera and I can view my photos on my tv very easily just by taking the SD Card out of the camera and putting it into the television. This tv is smart looking. Its HD. Viera is quite a popular television. So that tells you that its good. It comes with 'rubber pads' so that whatever you put it on, it wont slide at all. Ofcourse you could put it on the wall but that could be difficult. Its very reliable, Ive had this tv for 3-4 years now and nothing has ever gone wrong with it. Its easy to understand and connect things to. The sound quality is ok. When I bought this tv it was over £400. But I believe now you can get these tv's much cheaper around the £200. Because ofcourse the next generation tv's are LED and 3D. I think this tv is well worth the price it is now.
The best product I've ever bought. Full stop! When I purchased it, back in the beginning of 2009, I managed to get it with a 3 year warranty and when it was in a sale. I paid about £350. I don't regret a single penny. But it's a lot of cash to pay out for any item, so I spent my time researching to ensure this is was the product for me.
I checked a lot of AV forums and the general consensus was the 32" and higher (smaller models do not have the IPS panel, I think) were excellent value for money and don't have the same kind of problems Sony and Samsung (at that time anyway) had with motion blurring and colour bleeding (this is important for anyone who plays games or watches anything that's fast moving, e.g. football).
The display quality is excellent. The user interface is easy to use. No problems hooking up an old DVD player and streamer via scart. I later got a sat receiver with HDMI and a PS3. No problems connecting either up ("plug and play") and football showed no motion problems at all.
Like with most LCD/plasma TVs, the speakers aren't too great but it's to be expected. AV receivers and 5.1-9.1 speakers are coming down in price so it would be no problem improving it. This is an absolutely minor issue though.
It's only 720p rather than 1080p but don't worry about that. As it's 32" you won't notice the difference and it accepts 1080p input.
I really can't fault this product at all. No problems with it and nothing more can be asked for at that price. If you don't need 3D or Internet@TV and just want a solid all-round performer than you can't go wrong with this.
"An outstanding piece of techonolgy for all the family"
This television is a must have for anyone that is interested in HD televison or gaming as it has stunning definition compared to some of the other t.v's with the same specifications ! it was very reasonably priced after shopping around for a short time.
the manual was very clear although it was not really needed for the set up which was suprisingly easy. it is extremly versatile and is only affected by direct sunlight a very small amount, this is a big plus as it has been a big problem in the past with other televisions.
i moved the t.v. from a stand up onto the wall in my front room and it is still performing to a high standard no matter what the angle of viewing is.
it was very easy to connect other appliances to such as my xbox and sky box, the inteface is extremly easy to use which helps to make this t.v so good.
Images are beautiful even when viewers are sitting at an angle to the TV. The IPS Alpha panel has a wide viewing angle, so the images are crisp and clear even when viewed from an angle. The same high-quality images can be enjoyed from any place in the living room.
This kind of expressive power will thrill science-fiction fans even dark scenes are elaborately detailed. Improved panel contrast combines with the I.S.C.(Intelligent Scene Controller) to achieve a high, 8,000:1 contrast ratio.
In addition to brilliant picture quality, VIERA models offer the easy operation made possible by VIERA Link and the SD card slot. VIERA Link lets you operate other connected Panasonic AV components using only the VIERA TV's remote control unit. The majority of the VIERA line-up is equipped with a slot for large-capacity SDHC cards. You can view a slideshow of your photos on VIERA's big beautiful screen just by simply remove the SD memory card from your digital still camera, and slip it in to the slot.
|Product Description:||Panasonic TX 32LXD80 - 32" LCD TV|
|Product Type:||LCD TV|
|Power Consumption Operational:||130 Watt|
|Diagonal Size (cm):||80 cm|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||82 cm x 25 cm x 57.3 cm - with stand|
|Resolution:||1366 x 768|
|Input Video Formats:||1080/24p, 1080/60i, 480/60p, 720/60p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50p, 1080/50p, 1080/60p, 480/60i, 576/50i|
|Video Interface:||Component, composite, HDMI, S-Video, SCART|
|HDMI Ports Qty:||3 port(s)|
|PC Interface:||VGA (HD-15)|
|Image Aspect Ratio:||16:9|
|TV Tuner:||1x analogue, 1x digital|
|Digital TV Tuner:||DVB-T|
|Analogue TV Tuner:||PAL|
|Multi-channel Preview:||Picture-and-text (PAT)|
|Commercial Features:||Hotel mode|
|Features:||Video noise reduction, parental control, on-screen menu, Contrast auto tracking system (CATS), Q-link, channel labeling, 3D Color Management, NTSC playback on PAL TV, progressive scan|
|Sound Output Mode:||Stereo|
|Speaker System:||2 speakers|
|Stereo Reception System:||NICAM|
|Supported Memory Cards:||SD Memory Card|
|Remote Control:||Remote control|