Panasonic TX32PD30 Review

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Blondi's review of Panasonic TX32PD30

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Panasonic TX32PD30

“An expensive but good looking television. High quality...”

Written on: 27/09/2003 by Blondi (1 review written)

Good Points
Looks good even when swiched off. Smaller frame than most other 32" widescreens. Picture quality is superb. Audio is also excellent. My kids love the sub-woofer(though my neighbours may not!!)

Bad Points
Price! Though it has to be said, in the showroom at least, the TX-32PD30 picture quality was far better than the other sets I looked at.

General Comments
An expensive but good looking television. High quality audio and visuals. Colour quality on my set is fantastic. Very smooth picture, even close up. If you fancy a plasma or LCD TV but are not yet ready to go down that rout, the TX-32PD30 makes a great alternatvie with its unobtrusive yet stylish frame and stand.

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Knarutz's Response to Blondi's Review

Written on: 26/10/2003

After having read the other reviews about broken down sets, I wonder for how long you've had your set! And I should have liked your evaluation about what I value most: A detailed, natural picture without digital artifacts and built-in features which violates a film-makers intensions.
<br>And do you or other owners have any experience with the Advanced Progressive Scan feature?
<br>Funny story: When I first saw this Panasonic in a local store a few weeks ago, it was placed as one of the last sets in the feed from a joint CD-signal. And the picture was awful: "Smeared", without details, like the JVC D.I.S.T. set standing next. Yesterday - perhaps caused by mine and others' comments - they had moved the set to the first in the feed chain: And now it was showing the most detailed picture of all 50-100 sets in the chain! But standing near, I observed some flickering compared with Philips, Sony and JVC sets in the nearby. As I've observed exactly the same thing with a Panasonic TX32PH40 set in the same store and found out that the progressive scan feature accidently was turned on, and that the picture at once got smeared and lost details - but also stopped flickering! - when 100 Hz was turned on, I wonder if the detailed picture simply is a function of Progressive Scan (but no progressive signal!) bypassing most of the digital picture improvements (Acuity?) and using the 50 Hz incoming signal with the Quintrix SR CRT?

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151832_Pablohoney's Response to Blondi's Review

Written on: 16/04/2004

I have to agree. Had the 32PD30 for 6 weeks now and the TV started the electrical pop / reset noise that seems to be a common fault. Not happy, you would think Panasonic would have fixed this by now.
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<br>Back to the store to demand a refund.

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151832_Pablohoney's Response to Blondi's Review

Written on: 16/04/2004

I also have noticed a loud electrical pop, the same noise when putting the TV into standby or putting it on. Not happy to hear that this seems to be a common fault. Will be asking John Lewis to investigate and get me a brand new TV without the fault.

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Odru's Response to Blondi's Review

Written on: 07/01/2004

Since my latest comment the set has been repaired. The serv. man did not find any defective parts, though. He adjusted the grid voltage on the tube slightly, which actually is accessible at the rear of the set. Since then the set has been working properly; the picture being outstanding. The range for the brightness has also been extended since the adjustment of the grid voltage.

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Odru's Response to Blondi's Review

Written on: 16/12/2003

I have the same fault in my unit; a popping noise and the set got very dark. Adjusting the brightness to maximum does not help much. This fault must be known to Panasonic, and is most probably a component weakness; perhaps present in a certain production batch.

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Iain S's Response to Blondi's Review

Written on: 15/11/2003

I have sent back three that developed exactly this fault. About 2 weeks of usage in there is a pop (or once a loud and very terminal bang), and the picture goes very dark. I was wondering if it was only me...
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<br>Now waiting for the fourth to go. With a 5 year warranty Panasonic are going to get tired of this before me!

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