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★★★★★
Panasonic TX32PD30

“10 year on still going strong.”

Written on: 29/11/2012

This cost £1000 when new and that was about 10 years ago.. and I have to say it but the CRT outperforms many HD Tv sets you see nowadays, picture and sound as good as the day it was installed. Never any problems. Only down side is it weighs a ton and takes up a lot of space.. we would get much more room with a wall mounted 40 " but because the pictures is so good loathe to part with it yet.. it will probably still be here in another 10 years… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TX32PD30

“Try to find today a tv that can compete... very difficult”

Written on: 12/03/2012 by sgrandi (1 review written)

I was trying to change the Panasonic with a new generation TV but i am still searching.... The image is truely fantastic and "real". Perhaps the best plasma screens can compete, but I'm not sure… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TX32PD30

“The Panasonic TX32-PD30 is by far the best CRT...”

Written on: 27/01/2010

The Panasonic TX32-PD30 is by far the best CRT television ever made. After 5 years of constant use the picture and sound quality are faultless.
With 4 Scart Sockets, Component, S-Video and Video Inputs I have never run out of connectivity options.
The picture in picture feature is still fantastic as is piture setup facility itself.
All in all, I will not upgrade to Plasma/LED until this one dies.
To be honest, I hope it lasts forever… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TX32PD30

“Everything about this telly is fantastic, never a days...”

Written on: 01/12/2008

Everything about this telly is fantastic, never a days trouble one great television it still doesn't look outdated by all the lcd and plasma Tvs going on. Beautiful work of art and fantastic picture and sound quality. Well recommend Panasonic TX32PD30… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TX32PD30

“Was expensive at the time of purchase, but was the...”

Written on: 22/09/2007 by adamhornsby (17 reviews written)

Was expensive at the time of purchase, but was the only 32inch we could find that was shallow enough to fit in our corner niche. Sensational looks, the best looking thing in our lounge, and has became the focal point when ever we have visitors! The picture is fantastic-way better than any HD LCD/Plasma TV out on the market today and sounds so good, we barely need the surround system on! Nice comfortable remote control too. The only thing I would grumble about would be, that it produces a loud… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TX32PD30

“A great TV. I read a review on here that said the guy...”

Written on: 10/02/2005 by Iain Macrae (17 reviews written)

A great TV. I read a review on here that said the guy had had three units, the first two developing annoying buzzing/resonance. He said the third was so far OK, but had a devil of a time getting Panasonic to agree the fault existed. Five other reviews said it was just a great TV.

Well, the picture is second to none, and the sound is excellent too with a good balance between bass and treble and no annoying inbalance between music and speech that you get on cheaper sets.

4 Scart sockets allow… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TX32PD30

“Purchased my Panasonic TX32PD30 from a reliable...”

Written on: 28/10/2004 by Nettlers (1 review written)

Purchased my Panasonic TX32PD30 from a reliable on-line shop - condition was great, although delivery took almost 3 months due to popularity of the product. However, it has a constant buzzing from the case (an issue that I have been told is "normal" for a large screen TV, which can get louder or quieter depending on positioning and time of day!), which is proving to be a little annoying for a TV costing over a thousand pounds.

The other problem is a slight "jerkiness" to the picture… Read Full Review

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Brains's Response to Nettlers's Review

Written on: 04/11/2004

With ref to your review that there is a problem with slight "jerkiness" to the picture with sky, Have you tried selecting the 100hz plus mode setting,Also switch off the pnr filter via the picture menu..hope this helps.

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★★★★★
Panasonic TX32PD30

“Having spent over 2 months researching all the 32 inch...”

Written on: 29/09/2004 by brains (36 reviews written)

Having spent over 2 months researching all the 32 inch Widescreen TVs on the market at all major electrical outlets by viewing all the sets on display I found the Panasonic TX-32PD30 picture quality was second to none, I was always drawn to this TV & then found myself comparing all TVs to this model. The only other TV which in my opinon come close was the Philips Pixel plus, The Pansonics colour palette is rich & vidid, The levels of detail on terrestrial TV/DVD is pin sharp, & this is what… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TX32PD30

“The Panasonic TX32PD30, in my opinion, is the smartest...”

Written on: 06/09/2004 by Nomis (1 review written)

The Panasonic TX32PD30, in my opinion, is the smartest looking CRT TV on the market, way ahead of any Sony offering. The only one that comes close is the Toshiba one but Panasonic are supposedly a better brand aren't they?

No initial complaints, great picture, decent sound, decent features....But after 2 weeks, the picture went a bit misty white. I thought it was the aerial at first... Informed Panasonic who told me that the tube may have gone. I now await the next one to be delivered and… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TX32PD30

“Panasonic TX-32PD30 Review: My research for a new...”

Written on: 24/07/2004 by I amNev (2 reviews written)

Panasonic TX-32PD30 Review: My research for a new large screen TV started by looking at flat TFT screens and then Plasma screens. A trip to the local retail stores soon convinced me that the standard CRT (Cathode Ray Tubes) gives a far superior picture quality.

Next I read the specialist magazines and did some Internet research. Eventually I settled on the Panasonic TX-32PD30 which can retail for around £2,000 but I bought on the web from webelectricals.co.uk for £1,050 including… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TX32PD30

“This TV replaced my ageing & massive 33" 4:3 Toshiba...”

Written on: 11/07/2004 by rover32 (1 review written)

This TV replaced my ageing & massive 33" 4:3 Toshiba TV which had become temperamental.
The Panasonic PDP30 picture quality is just staggering - especially in 833line/75HZ mode (why use it in anything else?)
There are no nasty 100HZ side effects you see with some other makes.
Feed in a good signal & sit back.
The local Panasonic dealer couldn't get enough of them - once you've seen the images on that flat screen you have to have one!
The styling looks good too; I didn't want a large border… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TX32PD30

“The Panasonic TX32PD30 widescreen tv looks superb, it...”

Written on: 02/06/2004 by Iain Macrae (17 reviews written)

The Panasonic TX32PD30 widescreen tv looks superb, it sounds excellent, it connects to most systems and the picture is second to none, especially on a digital feed, in this price range. Try it and you'll love it… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TX32PD30

“For a large television, the design of this Panasonic...”

Written on: 02/06/2004 by Patricia (4 reviews written)

For a large television, the design of this Panasonic TX-32PD30 is superb. There is not much framework involved and its whole appearance is very neat and the glass and silver coloured stand which comes with it is most attractive. The picture quality is superb and never varies. It came with a free DVD video recorder DMR-E50. The whole set up is easy to use and the DVD recorder also gives out a very good picture. I understand that this recorder is now obsolete, but as a starter, it has been… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TX32PD30

“Having spent over 2 months researching all the 32 inch...”

Written on: 01/06/2004 by brains (36 reviews written)

Having spent over 2 months researching all the 32 inch Widescreen TVs on the market at all major electrical outlets by viewing all the sets on display i found the Panasonic TX32PD30 picture quality was second to none, i was always drawn to this tv & then found myself comparing all TVs to this model. The only other TV which in my opinon come close was the Philips Pixel plus, The Pansonics colour palette is rich & vivid, The levels of detail on terrestrial TV/DVD is pin sharp, & this is what… Read Full Review

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Brains's Response to brains's Review

Written on: 06/07/2004

With ref to my above review I have since found a way of turning the greens down in the picture via the service menu. To acess the service menu acess Sound settings turn the Bass up to 100% and the treble down to 0.Then hold down the '-/v' button on the TV's front panel and press INDEX on the remote. Be warned though, all your Picture settings for the channel you're on (Brightness, Contrast etc.) will be reset to their defaults every time you do this. So it's best to either do it on an input you don't use (like AV3) or change the Picture to a setting you don't use (like Dynamic). This way the settings for your primary usage mode will be preserved. Once you're in service mode you can use the RED and GREEN fastext buttons to scroll through the available settings, and the YELLOW and BLUE buttons to alter the values.In the high green section I have reduced the greens from 512 to 507. Pressing STR saves the changes for the setting you're on, and the N button exits and returns you to normal viewing mode.

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★★★★★
Panasonic TX32PD30

“Having spent over 2 months researching all the 32 inch...”

Written on: 10/04/2004 by brains (36 reviews written)

Having spent over 2 months researching all the 32 inch Widescreen TVs on the market at all major electrical outlets by viewing all the sets on display i found the Panasonic TX-32PD30 picture quitity was second to none,i was always drawn to this tv & then found myself comparing all TVs to this model. The only other TV which in my opinon come close was the Philips Pixel plus, The Pansonics colour palette is rich & vidid, The levels of detail on terrestrial TV/DVD is pin sharp, & this is what… Read Full Review

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Brains's Response to brains's Review

Written on: 11/07/2004

With ref to my above review I have since found a way of turning the greens down in the picture via the service menu. To acess the service menu acess Sound settings turn the Bass up to 100% and the treble down to 0.Then hold down the '-/v' button on the TV's front panel and press INDEX on the remote. Be warned though, all your Picture settings for the channel you're on (Brightness, Contrast etc.) will be reset to their defaults every time you do this. So it's best to either do it on an input you don't use (like AV3) or change the Picture to a setting you don't use (like Dynamic). This way the settings for your primary usage mode will be preserved. Once you're in service mode you can use the RED and GREEN fastext buttons to scroll through the available settings, and the YELLOW and BLUE buttons to alter the values.In the green section I have reduced the greens from 512 to 507.The picture has become more natural,100% improvement. Pressing STR saves the changes for the setting you're on, and the N button exits and returns you to normal viewing mode.

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Panasonic TX32PD30

“We are currently on our 4th Panasonic TX32PD30 in a...”

Written on: 01/03/2004 by Nabs (1 review written)

We are currently on our 4th Panasonic TX32PD30 in a month!

To cut a very long story short the first two TV's we purchased from a well know large department store both of which were physically damaged when delivered. The store told us we were being picky so what if they were scratched and dented.

Eventually got a refund and purchased the TV via another company.

Initially it was great after about 2 weeks it started buzzing and a red line appeared at the bottom of the picture. Engineer was… Read Full Review

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156099_Boratdi's Response to Nabs's Review

Written on: 19/05/2004

i have had this model for 3 months now. loud bang and the televison went off. has been at a panasonic registered repair center for three weeks. panasonic are dragging their heels on a replacement, i am on the verge of asking for my money back

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Scottyuk2004's Response to Nabs's Review

Written on: 05/10/2004

Hi chaps,
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<br>Not sure if you will get this or someone else, but hey ho all the info helps. Mine did exactly the same, made a pop noise and went into standby with the red led flashing on and off. I simply powered it down and left it off for 2 mins and brought it back on. It has also crashed once with the screen going through about 6 bars of green and blue. Same again reboot fixed. Touch wood it's been fine.
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<br>One thing I have noticed is that there is a flicker on copied or foreign DVD's. I've tried to change the refresh, everything, no joy. Only in one part of the screen though. Fine on normal DVD's, brilliant TV.
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<br>Anyways, hope you have the TV's fixed, I'm very happy with mine.
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<br>Scott

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Nabs's Response to Nabs's Review

Written on: 15/07/2004

Our TV randomly makes a huge pop noise, the volume jumps up to full blast and then goes back to normal.
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<br>Makes you jump everytime and very annoying seeing the problem is becoming more and more frequent.
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<br>Engineer has said they will take it away for testing, it's only 2 or so months old!!
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<br>The time he spent looking at it, it didn't pop!!
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<br>I'm about ready to give up with this TV after the problems we have had!!

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★★★★☆
Panasonic TX32PD30

“Initially I was very pleased with this Panasonic...”

Written on: 17/02/2004 by jima666 (1 review written)

Initially I was very pleased with this Panasonic TX32PD30 widescreen television, the picture and sound were good, although you do seem to lose some of the picture viewing through cable. Unfortunately after about 8wks it made a loud popping noise and the screen went white, it then popped again and a odd smell issued from the set, it was broken. Panasonic shop have been very good and are bringing a new one tomorrow, hope it lasts… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TX32PD30

“After many sorties to the TV shops, I finally settled...”

Written on: 20/01/2004 by Ken Hatherley (1 review written)

After many sorties to the TV shops, I finally settled on the Panasonic TX32PD30. After 6 weeks of use, I am very satisfied with my choice. This TV is expensive but it still represents good value for money. The picture is superbly defined and provides a wonderful experience in widescreen. Sound quality is good although not up to the standard of the picture. I rate the build quality as excellent apart from the on/off button on the set which is not at all positive. Finally this TV is large… Read Full Review

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Panasonic TX32PD30

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

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

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… Read Full Review

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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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Panasonic TX32PD30

“The only probem i have had with the Panasonic TX32PD30...”

Written on: 22/09/2003 by alpha one (1 review written)

The only probem i have had with the Panasonic TX32PD30 is a strange poping noise, now i have had to adjust the contrast and brightness to almost full to make it watchable, until it get repaired… Read Full Review

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