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This review is from: Panasonic TX-L32X5B 32-inch Widescreen HD Ready LED TV with Freeview HD - Black (New for 2012) (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
The average picture quality from the leading TV brands is so good nowadays that it will be your signal source that has more effect on the clarity of what you see than the brand. However, this smallest member of the Panasonic 2012 TV range has one key difference from the similar-sized LG/Samsung etc rivals filling your local electronics warehouse. This TV has a remarkably good sound, a feature praised by Which when they reviewed the whole 32" class of usual suspects earlier this year. When this TV emerges from its box it looks like a slim computer monitor, a screen in a picture frame with no speakers. But the speakers are invisible, pointing backwards & down from the bottom rear edge, R & L. The sound is not as rich as (say) a top-end iPod dock (Bose/B&W) but for a small TV it is much better than average. Perhaps the other brands assume everyone wires their TVs through a hi-fi system so the onboard speakers are never used? But I suspect those people would not be buying a 32" TV anyway but one much larger. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a second TV for the kitchen or a bedroom, this is an excellent choice unless you are mad for 3D (can't think why) in which case look elsewhere. It has an onboard Freeview receiver which makes a very good fist of Freeview HD too. It also has multiple HDMI inputs and a USB input, the latter very useful if you have mp4 movies etc to view. I give it 5 stars because at the Amazon price it is very good value.