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HD TV for use with Home Network Entertainment,
This review is from: Panasonic TX-L37E5B 37-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Smart Internet LED TV with Freeview HD - Black (Electronics)
The 'need' was for an 'LED' LCD TV that fitted in easily with my home network which includes a BT Vision box, connected to my router via Comtrend Powerline Ethernet Adapter with Filter although mine came with my BT Vision Box.
As an 'ex' Service Engineer for Consumer Electronics, I've always found Panasonic products to be well made and reliable. This replaced a 15yr old 'CRT' Panasonic which had never failed but was now showing signs of a failing crt. This product met all my requirements: -
'LED' LCD 37inch
Full HD 1080p
Wired ethernet - Much quicker and more secure than wireless.
SD Card and USB inputs
The item arrived quickly and securely from the seller.
To complete its installation into my network, I also ordered: -
2 * Duronic 1m FTP Professional Gold Headed Network Cable - Black - High Speed Premium Quality Cat5e / Patch / Ethernet / Modem / Router / LAN
2 * AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet 6.5 Feet / 2.0 m The multi-position plugs make this an ideal HDMI lead for any socket orientation combinations.
1 * TP-Link 5-Port Gigabit Unmanaged Desktop Switch (TL-SG1005D) Plastic Case
The ethernet cable from the powerline adaptor went into socket 5 of the 'Desktop Switch' The 2 new network cables coming from sockets 1/2 then went to this TV and the BT Vision box.
One HDMI cable was connected between the TV and the BT Vision Box (Second cable is for future use)
The TV is supplied with a 'full' adaptor lead to convert a scart plug to fit the smaller AV1 socket. I can confirm this does support auto switching ie when connected equipment is switched on, the TV automatically switches to AV1 input.
Now connected, I switched TV on and followed the easy set-up instructions. Basically, the set does it for you, including Internet connection (if hard wired). The only choices/changes I made were:
DVB tuning - I selected 'England Regional' then South East, rather than 'All Regions'
Picture Menu - Adjusted 'Contrast' Lowered as picture was quite 'sparkly'
Sound Menu - Set Distance to wall
Conclusion: Well designed TV, neat and unobtusive. Performs well with crisp, clear pictures with very good colour saturation. The black surround adding to the sharpness/presentation. Obviously the style/design of any manufacturers flat screen TV leaves little room for 'full-range' speakers but, this units performs well. (Watching 'The Three Musketeers' HD, 'all' the effects were heard with no distortion). Easy to use/set-up (Don't be put off by thick instruction book). Intergrates well into my home network with fast access/response to 'VIERA connect' (Panansonic Web Service)
I would recommend this TV to anyone and could not find it any cheaper.
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Initial post: 19 Apr 2012 15:30:44 BDT
Mr. Robert D. Frost says:
Bought the same tv from a local dealer and got a free 5 warranty so it worked out cheaper than Amazon
Posted on 5 Jun 2012 18:26:54 BDT
J. Wilson says:
If you think you are secure, think again. Power line comms can be picked up from a signifiacnt distance, your house wiring acts as an aerial. They also cause very bad interference to anyone else using the radio specrum in your vicinity.
Posted on 29 Sep 2012 15:53:00 BDT
Would someone please enlighten me as to how you get an LED LCD Television?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode whereas LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display and they are totall;y different display technologies.
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012 12:22:04 GMT
Mr. Mathew J. Newton says:
The LED aspect is referring to the type of backlight behind the LCD display. The 'traditional' alternative being a fluorescent light source. There's a good overview at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LED-backlit_
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