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Panasonic TX-L V20E Series Plasma TV (37", 42")

alaTest has collected and analysed 522 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the black level and design. The sound and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the value for money. Comments are divided on the resolution.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TX-L V20E Series Plasma TV (37", 42") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic TX-L V20E Series Plasma TV (37", 42")

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 87 user reviews of Panasonic TX-L V20E Series Plasma TV (37", 42") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Genuine Leather Case for the Panasonic Lumix LX5Panasonic Viera TX-P42VT20B 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080P 3D Plasma TV with Freeview HD and Freesat HDPanasonic Viera TX-L37V20B 37-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED -Backlight LCD TV with Full Freeview HD and Freesat HD (Installation Recommended)

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Panasonic TX-P46VT20B review

 

Panasonic continues to set the pace with 3D

The best 3D pictures around ; Great 2D pictures ; Two sets of 3D glasses included ; Good multimedia capabilities ; Viewable from a wide angle

3D pictures lose a lot of brightness ; Bland looks ; Dated operating system ; Some issues with 50Hz viewing

It's not the easiest TV to learn your way around and Panasonic would be well advised to both call in some serious design help and try and get a bit more brightness into its 3D pictures, but the TX-P46VT20B remains arguably the best 46-inch TV of the...

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Panasonic TX-P42VT20B review

 

Panasonic's most advanced 42-inch screen yet brings full HD 3D to the plasma party

Excellent overall picture quality ; Bursting with cutting-edge features ; Wireless networking made easy ; Generally easy to use

Expensive ; Engaging 3D is a faff ; Outmoded design ; Annoying EPG ; IFC side-effects

From the barrage of 3D marketing that never seems to end you'd think that a 3D set would be essential but unless you're a 3D nut we'd find it hard to recommend the P42VT20. For a lot less money you can buy the 2D-only P42V20 and enjoy all of this set's...

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Panasonic TX-P65VT20B review

 

Does the phrase 'the bigger the better' apply to 3D TVs? Panasonic seems to think so

Huge screen ; Excellent picture quality generally ; Powerful sound

Not very slick design ; Slight crosstalk noise with 3D ; Will ramp up your electricity bill

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Panasonic TX-65VT20 review

 

At 65-inches in diameter and with a depth of just 90mm, is this 3D Ready plasma the ultimate flatscreem TV? It certainly looks the part, but if you're going to spend this kind of money on anything it should be faultless.

Deep blacks, colour, versatility, easy 3D playback, Freeview HD

Uncomfortable 3D glasses, no DivX HD, poor value remote control

There are issues around 3D picture quality (and content), but the TX-65VT20's versatility and skill with Blu-ray and Freeview HD/Freesat HD make this all-encompassing plasma unbeatable in a high-end home cinema environment

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Panasonic TX-P50VT20 review

 

The 3D Panasonic VT20 is here, and it doesn't disappoint

Smooth, involving 3D ; Excellent 2D picture ; Freeview HD/Freesat tuners ; DNLA networking ; Calibration options

3D glasses uncomfortable ; Average audio ; Clunky user interface ; Ad-hobbled Freeview HD EPG ; Intelligent Frame Creation artefacts

The TX-P50VT20 is an altogether superior telly that will thrill plasma technology aficionados.

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Panasonic TX-P42VT20

 

We think 42-inches is a bit small for the 3D effect, but it does a sterling job with 2D

Excellent overall picture quality; Bursting with cutting-edge features; Wireless networking made easy; Generally easy to use

Expensive; Engaging 3D is a faff; Outmoded design; Annoying EPG; IFC side-effects

The P42VT20's styling lacks the panache that the LED crowd has shown of late. It's certainly not an offensive-looking beast, but there is nothing about the rather uninspiring gloss black frame that suggests this is the most technologically advanced...

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Panasonic TX-P42VT20B review

 

The TX-P42VT20 is by no means the slimmest or most stylish TV on the market, but it makes up for that in the features department. Dual Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners; 3D compatibility; VieraCast internet video services; USB video recording; wireless...

Splendid overall picture quality; wireless networking works well; bursting with features

IFC side-effects; some judder issues; activating 3D is a chore ; Performance: 4/5 ; Design: 3/5 ; Features: 5/5 ; Overall: 4/5

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Panasonic TX-P50VT20 review

 

Panasonic is preparing to unveil its brand new family of 3D televisions in the coming weeks. The 50in TX-P50VT20, though, is the last explosion from last year's range, so don't expect there to be unlimited supplies available.

Is Plasma a dying breed? Well it wouldn’t be the first time market forces have seen the superior technology lose out, but we hope there’ll be a place in the future for plasma technology. The quality of the 3D on the Panasonic TX-P50VT20 is stunning, as...

Recommended!

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Panasonic Viera TX-P46VT20

 

By suppressing crosstalk so effectively, this 46in plasma TV's 3D performance is the most engaging we've tested to date.

While Panasonic’s 3D glasses do their best to sabotage the P46VT20’s 3D performance, and the imminence of some 2nd-gen competition might persuade you to wait a while, the fact remains that simply by suppressing crosstalk so effectively, the P46VT20’s...

Editor's Choice!

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Panasonic Viera VT20 (TX-P46VT20) review

 

Panasonic still delivers the best 3D in town. Perhaps more importantly, the Viera TX-P46VT20 is a knockout 2D set. It's extremely well-equipped, with picture quality that movie fans will love.

Excellent picture quality ; Good with both standard- and high-definition sources ; No motion blur or overt 3D crosstalk

Streaming video-file support isn't comprehensive ; Ads embedded in the TV guide ; 3D content looks darker than on other sets

The Panasonic Viera TX-P46VT20 gets two thumbs up. Its 2D image quality is outstanding and its 3D performance shows the competition a clean pair of heels. The implementation of 2D-to-3D conversion is also surprisingly good, as long as you don't expect...

Product Specifications

Connections

Component Inputs:1
Composite Inputs:1
Composite Outputs:1
Digital Audio out:Optical
DLNA Certified: Yes
HDMI Input:4
Network Port (Ethernet): Yes
Phono Output: Yes
S-Video Input: Yes
Scart Connections:2
USB Ports:2
VGA (HD-15) Inputs:1

Digital-TV

ATSC Tuner: No
HD Logo:HDTV 1080p
HD-Ready: Yes

Features

Additional Stand/Cabinet included: No
Built-In DVD / HDD / VCR: No

Measures

Dimensions HxWxD:59.1x91.9x7.7 cm
Screen Size (cm):93.98 cm
Weight:31.96 lb

Picture

1080p24 Support: Yes
Contrast Ratio:2000000:1
Frequency:200 Hz
Full HD (1920x1080):Yes (1920x1080)
Image Enhancement Engine:Panasonic V-Real Pro 5
Progressive Scan: Yes
Resolution:1920x1080
Screen Format:Widescreen
Supported Picture Formats:480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i/p

Product properties

Built-In Digital TV Tuner / Freeview:Yes (HDTV)
Digital Tuner Type:DVB-T HDTV / DVB-S HDTV / DVB-C HDTV
Energy Saving Trust:N/A
Environmental Label:ECO-label
Power Consumption (In use / Standby):147 / 0.3 W

Screen

Screen Size:37 in
Type:LED

Sound

Speakers:Stereo
Supported Sound Formats:V-Audio PRO Surround