Panasonic TX-L32E5B 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED TV – Good picture, but issues with sound


At last i’m up todate with my tvhad no idea about the difference in tv quality so i left the choose up to my son. As we all know these days the younger generation have it all sorted led,lcd,smart,etc. Seemed too confusing to me and a tv thats smart well i thought that was the appearancewell i’m well pleased good quality picture as well as looking good.The panasonic fits the bill.

Spent much time checking out reviews and comparable products but have been weaned away from sony tvs and dont regret it for a minute. This product has superb colour, good sound, all the connectivity one could realistically look for, looks nice – all in all a great product, and with the bluray recorder we are well set up for watching/recording tv,films,photos etc. Must also say i ordered this on a friday, it was delivered on a monday and the courier even sent an email to advise the 1 hour time slot for delivery and he was there within 10 minutes of the start of the period. What more can you ask for, well done.

After two months of having this smat/led/tv just one thing to say excellant product. I came to know about this tv after doing many tech specification/price/features comparison research over the internet. Finally i shorted some tvs and panasonic tx-l32et5b was on the top of my list. No surprise that it is having excellent rating/editors choice awards etc at many places. (example, see the comparison of 10 best 32 inch tvs in the world at techradar i found that their review is comprehensive. But even then, i was waiting for about two months for knowing how this tv turns out to me. I must say that i am happy that i have made the best decision. By this time, i have tried the smart features, internet connectivity, vierra network, connecting to laptop, playing movies from usb, etc etc. I must say, it is an excellent performer in all aspects.

Excellent tv if you don’t care about 3d. This is a great ‘little’ tv with the smart tv features of the more expensive panasonic range. Despite being at the bottom end of the panasonic range you can get cheaper 37″ tvs from other manufacturers. However, i do think the extra cost is worth it for the quality of product that you get. Basic set up was very easy (freeview hd) and i am more than pleased with the quality of the picture. Where i think this tv scores really highly is the smart capabilities. The standard iplayer, youtube functionality works really well without any real setup work. I also use mine to view streamed movies and music from a nas. I was amazed at how easy the setup for this was and how many file types/codecs it was able to play. This is the cheaper version of the 37″ tv with no 3d capability (something i really don’t like anyway) and does not come with built in wifi (you can buy the dongle at additional cost).

  • Panasonic TX-L32E5B
  • Panasonic TX-L42E5B Smart TV
  • Great value but just misses the mark
  • Beware: Buy the correct dongle
  • Does what is says on the package
  • Wonderful Picture and Sound

Panasonic TX-L32E5B 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED TV with Freeview HD – Black (New for 2012) (discontinued by manufacturer)

  • Freeview HD – Watch Free to Air HD TV programmes without a set top box
  • Full HD LED – IPS Panel provides superb contrast, high brightness in a super slim design
  • Smart VIERA – Access Panasonics cloud Internet service for video on demand and other internet applications
  • SD Card Slot – For playback of video or photos directly from an SD card
  • Eco Navigation – set the TV to the most suitable energy-saving mode via the menu

Strange behaviour on dark scenes. Initially seemed great but then it exhibited strange characteristics in dark scenes. As the scene gets darker, the whole picture is dimmed and its hard to see whats going on. You can see this happening in quick changing scenes. Its like the whole tv backlight dims and brightens – annoying. Also the brightness control is limited – its hard to get a really bright picture in the daytime even at full setting. There is another problem though i don’t know if its the set or signal – on freeview hd the lip-sync is out – the sound lags behind the picture by a fraction of a second – noticeable when people are speaking. This is top-end tv technology – why are there problems that our old crt 10 year old tv didn’t have?.

Excellent tv which i bought to replace an older, smaller panasonic. The picture on hd channels is fantastic and the sound is good enough for watching eastenders and emmerdale. Superb slim set – really like the black, wafer thin casing.

Pretty good but couple of points. This is certainly a good upgrade from my previous samsung 720p model. The overall picture quality of hd channels is excellent. As expected sd channels arent any clearer with this tv so dont expect sd channels to be any better than a 720p tv. I like the way the hdmi & usb ports are easily accessable on the left side of the tv rather than hiding a couple on the lower back of the tv. I like the external toggle so i can jump from tv to htpc in one press. One quibble is that there is no internal tv speaker mute. I wanted the tv sound to work solely from my soundbar because the soundbar and tv sound together has a noticibly bad echo. So you often have to check to make sure the tv sound is down to zero. My second and so far only other real quibble is that when you switch on the tv the default if the freeview section and and not hdmi1 where the cable is connected.


One thought on “Panasonic TX-L32E5B 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED TV – Good picture, but issues with sound

  1. Size: 42-inch Verified Purchase
    Great service-item arrived as described and delivered on time-thanks.
  2. Size: 42-inch Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-L32E5B 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED TV with Freeview HD – Black (New for 2012) (discontinued by manufacturer)

    Tv fine, internet connection now works. July 2104 – updated to add that the internet connection now works. We changed from bt business broadband to bt home, primarily to get the bt sport, but it also had the effect of the internet now working on the tv (can’t get bt sport on the tv though without the sky box). It may have been our old bt modem or the set up, at least it works now. Tv fine, good picture, good value. Bought the dongle to give wireless connection to internet, worked first couple of times we tried it then just stopped working. After a gap of 12 months or so, tried again and worked a few times before again stopping working. A bit of googling seems to indicate that this is a fault on this model. We just plug the laptop into the tv now if want to watch iplayer etc.
  3. Size: 37-inch Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-L32E5B 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED TV with Freeview HD – Black (New for 2012) (discontinued by manufacturer)

    I’ve now owned this tv for 2 years. Great picture quality, but always been appalled by the sound quality. Tried running into an external amp but has the problem that you cannot control volume from the remote and even more important there are lip sync problems. Recently decided i’ve had enough and did what i was intending to do from day one. Have the back off and run some wires from the internal amp to external speakers. Didn’t expect much from the internal amp as was only feeding the most pathetic pair of tiny internal elliptical speakers around 2in x half inch. Well i was very pleased with result. I connected it to a pair of hifi speakers (tannoy m20’s) and wow, it sounds excellent.
  4. Size: 32-inch

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-L32E5B 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED TV with Freeview HD – Black (New for 2012) (discontinued by manufacturer)

    Once again panasonic have done it. I brought this tv and nothing but impressed, easy to use,brilliant smart hub feature,absolute bargain, money well spent.
  5. Size: 37-inch Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-L32E5B 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED TV with Freeview HD – Black (New for 2012) (discontinued by manufacturer)

    Brilliant tv and brilliant value. So pleased with the quality of the set. Superb picture and hd programmes are amazingly sharp and colourful. Sound quality is pretty good for a flat screen. The set looks sleek, glossy and modern.
    1. Size: 42-inch Verified Purchase
      Great to watch hd tv, use with internet, sky on-demand. More features that we normally use. Led apparently last longer than plasma too.
      1. Size: 47-inch Verified Purchase
        We have always kept up to date with televisions because of the time spent in front of one, frankly they are replaced regularly. . Smart tv it is great hd easy to use connected to internet.
  6. Size: 32-inch Verified Purchase
    After much time battling to get grandma to update her television. The loss of the analogue signal finally made her jump. Not got much to compare it with as her previous television was really poor. It seems to have an excellent picture and is really responsive to the controller. Grandma is delighted and i am pleased to not be looking at the awful colours on her previous tv.
  7. Size: 37-inch

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-L32E5B 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED TV with Freeview HD – Black (New for 2012) (discontinued by manufacturer)

    Nice tv; good picture quality, thoughtful interface features and easy set-up. The viera tx-l37e5b offers superb picture quality at a very reasonable price for a 37″ inch display. Note that it is *very* particular about compatible wireless adapters for delivery of internet content. Pros:-excellent picture quality. I placed this in a room with a high amount of natural ambient light, and the picture remained bright and crisp. -easy integration into an existing a/v set-up. -thoughtful user interface touches. For example, by selecting a “not used” option for input ports, they are removed from the input menu scrolling options. Cons:-very particular about which adapters are compatible to take advantage of online content. If you don’t purchase the panasonic ty-wl20u adapter, you’ll have to consult panasonic’s web site for a list of alternatives (and pay attention, because each of the model number, hardware and firmware versions are specified).
  8. Size: 47-inch Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Panasonic TX-L32E5B 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED TV with Freeview HD – Black (New for 2012) (discontinued by manufacturer)

    Panasonic tx-l47e5b 47-inch widescreen full hd 1080p led smart internet tv panasonic. Expected a lot better from panasonic.

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