Product Type: Panasonic 3D LCD TV
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Stunning looking, with really good picture and sound quality
Member Name: KormaCurryNow
Date: 05/08/09, updated on 05/08/09 (101 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to use and stylish
Disadvantages: TV guide is a bit of a let down
I really like this TV but it does have some annoying features. I have have had it for a year now and there has been no problems at all. Out the box it was very easy to set up, you need the remote control to enter information about where you live, your language that you would like displayed and then it does an auto-tune.
After it tuned all the channels, I used the guide, it is okay but not brilliant. The reason I am saying this is because a significant proportion of the screen is taken up buy two large boxes on the left hand side which have the text "VIERA" in them. When I first got the TV these boxes were used for advertising but I am guessing that this venture was not really paying its way and now they just take up space stop you from seeing more scheduled programs on the guide.
The picture quality is vivid, sharp and fast motion events are perfect to view. The colour has good depth and resolution is great, I use it a lot for looking at photos and it does have a convenient SD card slot.
The sound quality of this television is very good and there is a setup routine to help you get the most out of it. I have an Apple Mac mini connected to this television via HDMI and it is used for Itunes and playing movies a great deal. If you are connecting a mac to it, with macos 10.5 (leopard) the screen was recognised straight away and it required very little tweeking to get a perfectly calibrated screen.
I did get a bit frustrated with it during a particularly annoying week of frequent freeview channel updates, this was because my custom channel lists were lost on every occasion. It was easy to redo the lists but none the less a pain to go through the process again and again.
In summary a great TV which would look great in any room but it does have a couple of annoying features.
Summary: No regrets on buying this television
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