Panasonic TX32LZD80 and HDTV

The 32" LCD market is probably the most competitive area in the marketplace. Most people want the largest TV they can have but in reality unless you have a large viewing space - you're not going to be able to benefit from the larger LCD Screens. Although we all have seen people who sit a few feet away from their massive 50" Plasma screen ! As a rule of thumb you should not be sitting nearer than 2 metres to a standard definition broadcast - a little nearer for HD on a 32" LCD TV
The Panasonic TX32LZD80 is from the new range of Panasonic screens. This version is one of the Full HD screens which has 1080 lines to display the picture (unlike the HD Ready sets which usually have either 720 or 768 lines) However the extra resolution doesn't always guarantee a better picture or viewing experience - some of the most truly abysmal pictures have been generated from 1080 lines on Full HD LCD screens.

Fortunately the Panasonic TX32LZD80 does deliver - both maintaining the high standard from the Digital processing software that Panasonic has been perfecting and also improving on it's HD ready sets.

Remember to get the proper benefit from HD material and the increased definition then you are going to need to provide a proper HD input - from something like a HD broadcast, Bluray or PS3/Xbox 360 console. If you don't intend to utilise these sources frankly you're probably better saving some cash and buying a cheaper TV until you do need these. You can probably buy a cheaper but quality HD-ready TV for about £200 cheaper at the time of writing.

HD is the future though and it's adoption is increasing at a rapid rate with dedicated channels on Sky and the BBC. The prices of BluRay players have fallen and to see a Bluray film on one of these sets is quite breathtaking.

The Panasonic TX32LZD80 is a wonderful TV - feed it HD source through a HDMI input and it will amaze you - the blacks are deep, colors have real depth and smooth motion in even action films. It has 3 HDMI inputs plus 2 scarts and S Video, PC(VGA) and composite inputs.

Sound is not too bad - probably slightly above average for a LCD TV but for a better built in sound experience either look at the Panasonic TX-32LZD85 or get an external Home theatre system.

The Panasonic TX32LZD80 is a wonderful LCD TV - probably one of the best in the market at the moment. If you're into or are looking at HDTV stuff - you won't go wrong with this TV - if you're staying with Standard Definition for the foreseeable probably worth buying a cheaper set that displays SD stuff just as well.

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TH-42PX70 Review – Panasonic Viera 42" 1080p Plasma TV

Having dominated the plasma technology market over the past few years, it's no wonder that every new generation of Panasonic plasma TVs are greeted with much anticipation. The latest one is no different: having been unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2007 in Las Vegas at the beginning of the year, roll-out of the 10th generation plasma began in Europe (soon to be followed suit in the US) in March 2007. I encounter the Panasonic TH-42PX70 quite often in my profession, and so will give a brief rundown of its capabilities.

Panasonic plasmas have an excellent reputation for unrivaled black level and shadow detail, and I'm happy to report that the TH-42PX70 is up there with the best in this department. Batman Begins and Unforgiven – both suitably dark films – would have absolutely murdered any lesser competitors, but on the Panasonic TH-42PX70 I could still see fine shadow detail that could have so easily been engulfed by nothingness.

Furthermore, there's not very much you need to do to get the picture looking right: if all TVs were produced in this manner, ISF calibrators will soon be out of job. To attain the 6500 Kelvin (daytime) color temperature in which films are shot and broadcast, simply go into your user menu, select the "Cinema" mode (assuming you haven't done so when you first set up your TH-42PX70) and then the "Warm" color temperature. By doing this you make sure that you're watching the film as per the director's vision.

Traditionally image retention are a big problem with plasmas; not so with TH-42PX70. I had detected a slight hint of retention after putting on static images (from my computer) for 10 minutes, but within 1 minutes of resuming moving images the retention washed away. I really think that as long as you take the proper precautions, image retention on plasmas is a thing of the past.

Nevertheless, the TH-42PX70 has its own set of weaknesses. For starters, it still suffers from problems of false contouring where there should be fine gradation. Part of this is source-based as the problem largely went away when watching high-definition, but if you're sensitive to this kind of thing it may annoy you.

The previous generation of Panasonic plasmas was haunted with what is known as "purple snake" or "purple ants", where purple bands or pixels with appear around green areas with small change of gradient. In the TH-42PX70 I couldn't really see it when sitting from 8 feet away, but if I move closer to the screen at say 3 feet I would notice it... IF I'm looking for it. Just something worth bearing in mind.

When reviewing plasmas, I cannot refrain from mentioning buzzing noise, which is typical trait of plasma TVs especially with high-contrast scenes. In fact, I could vividly remember a massive plasma TV shootout I attended where a pure white background was used to test how loud the plasmas buzzed. In TH-42PX70's case, the buzz is more like a high-pitched whine, which didn't particularly trouble me when the sound was on, but if you have ultra-sensitive ears, this is something to take into consideration.

To sum up my view as someone who sees and installs more than your fair share of flat panel television, the TH-42PX70 does most of the important things better than most TVs. Sure it's has its flaws, but this is such a wonderful set-and-forget plasma TV that if I were shopping for a new plasma TV, I'd take this in a heartbeat.

Robert Keene installs home theater by day and indulges himself in high-definition films by night. For more info on Panasonic TH-42PX70 plasma TV, check out his website at http://www.th42px70.co.uk

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Panasonic Viera TH-50PZ85U 50" 1080p Plasma HDTV

Panasonic has done it again with another top of the line television product. The Panasonic Viera TH-50PZ85U 50" Plasma TV has great color and response time, which will amaze you when watching High Action Movies, sports and other fast moving shows. The Panasonic Viera offers 4096 Shades of Gradation for spectacular Color Reproduction.

When shopping for the top High Definition Television you should always check out many different products. We do reviews on a wide array of products and each one has its own individual touch. Like I said before the Panasonic Viera series is made great for Sports, High action Movies and other fast moving television shows. Some of the other Manufacturers may be better for higher quality colors and clarity but this model is not far behind with its great reaction times.

It offers 1000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio for the Brightest whites and darkest blacks, 1920 x 1080 Resolution which really brings television to life. If you are looking for a great Television for your Living room this model would be at the top of my list.

This Television set is also set up with Viera LinK™ HDAVI controls that will let you operate all of your home theater components by pressing a single button on your high definition TV remote control. Panasonic also offers a feature called Gallery Player which allows you to enjoy the world's finest high definition art and photography on your High Definition Television set.

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