Purchased recently for my parents who are in their eighties.
My Dad described receiving this TV and setting it up as like having a Christmas present. He cannot sing its praises highly enough!
We purchased a Toshiba 32AV713B 32-inch Widescreen HD Ready Digital LCD TV with Freeview
first and some of the comments are based on comparisons with this model. We were lucky to pay only £60 more for the Panasonic (both from Amazon) but the average price difference between the two is at least £100 which may explain some of the quality differences.
Overall the quality is well above the Toshiba which itself has numerous excellent comments for the previous comparable model.
The Panasonic quality of manufacture is excellent. Default picture settings are easy on the eye.
The user guide is comprehensive; very well written and easy to follow. It enables connection and setup with complete confidence. Especially recommended for the elderly as it gives clear, concise, well explained instructions with good cross referencing. It explains all the features fully, and gives satisfaction and pleasure of ownership through the understanding and awareness of the features.
My mother is hard of hearing and listens through headphones at high volume whilst my father and anyone else use the normal speakers. No Panasonic TVs cut-off the speaker volume when headphones are inserted (Panasonic Dealer).
The Toshiba AV model TV along with all other makes to my knowledge cuts off the speaker volume when the headphone jack is inserted this clearly did not suit my parent's needs. Toshiba Support told me that the RV and XV models do allow the speaker volume and headphone output to work at the same time.
The Panasonic TV also allows the headphone volume level to be adjusted independently from the speaker volume through the menus.
The Information banner is very useful and allows you to look at what's on other channels whilst viewing the current one.
The front facing surround is pleasing to the eye and is not so reflective as to detract from viewing the screen. The Toshiba surround is reflective and can distract the eye.
Connection to the base is very well designed for holding the TV level. (We returned the Toshiba because it was not standing level.)
Overall this is a superb product.