Panasonic Viera TC-L32X30

Basic Specs

Product line Viera
Product series X30
Screen size (diagonal) 31.5 inches
Platform Viera Connect
Notable app support Netflix, Hulu Plus, CinemaNow, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, MLB.TV, Pandora, Picasa

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Tech Specs

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Product line Viera
Product series X30
Alias TCL32X30

Hardware

Width 30.7 inches
Height 20.9 inches
Depth 8.2 inches
Weight 22.1 pounds
Color Black
Removable stand Yes
VESA mount compatible Yes

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 31.5 inches
Display surface Glossy
Aspect ratio 16:9
Native resolution (X) 1366 px
Native resolution (Y) 768 px
Maximum resolution 1080i
Technology LCD
Black level Fine Black
Horizontal viewing angle 178 °
Maximum refresh rate 60 Hz

Audio

Speakers 2
Surround sound Yes

Storage

External storage Yes
Supported external memory SD, SDHC, SDXC

Bundled Remote Control

Connection type IR
Remote model N2QAYB00057

Connectivity

Ethernet Yes
Wi-Fi Optional (Non-proprietary)
DLNA Yes

Input Ports

Coaxial RF input(s) 1
Composite video input(s) 1
Component video input(s) 1
HDMI input(s) 3
VGA (D-sub) input(s) 1
Analog audio input(s) 1
USB 1

Output Ports

Digital optical audio output(s) 1

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by malikona (Currently owns)

    This review is actually of the TC-L32C3, which is the same display panel but lacks the internet connectivity. So you'll notice I did not score the software, only the hardware. The only software relevant to the L32C3 however, the on-screen display controls etc., appear to be excellent.

    I am definitely not a TV or HD video buff, but I do have pretty high standards for resolution, color accuracy, etc. I only had about $300 budgeted for a new TV, and I knew 32" was the size I was looking for. I researched the options pretty thoroughly, and I was most influenced by one person who was a bulk buyer of TVs for installation in hospitals and nursing homes. He has, he said, seen pretty much every 32" in this price range, and he thought this one was far-and-away the best. So I had Amazon ship me one overnight for just a hair over $300.

    Physically the set is simple, attractive, and unassuming. Another family member just bought the Sony Bravia KDL-32BX310, a very similarly-spec'd set (without IPS however), which has a very slim and good-looking profile, trimmed in white on the back. While the TC-L32C3 is almost identical from the front, it is probably twice as thick and not very attractive from the back (ventilation grating, etc.). This is irrelevant to me, but I thought it was an interesting difference. (Maybe the IPS requires the box to be thicker?)

    As for picture quality, I really can't imagine how an image could look sharper. If the 1080p version of this set (the U, E, & D series) is higher resolution, I doubt my eyes could discern it. The image is pixel-perfect to my eyes, with excellent viewing angles and a wide variety of customization options (with configurable presets). Audio quality, and especially volume, is also very good. I am not a TV-watcher (movies and Apple TV/iTunes streaming only, really) but I find myself making excuses to watch more things just so I can look at this display.

    I personally don't like the super high-res, high frame rate style of video (that I call "Soap Opera Video") that you see sometimes on commercials and such. I prefer cinema-style video, if you know what I mean. So maybe that biases me against 1080p, 120Hz displays etc., but as far as I'm concerned paying more (often WAY more) for video that looks marginally better, at most - or just different, at least - doesn't make much sense. If there's a better TV out there for $300, I'd love to see it.

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