Panasonic TC-32LX85: 32″ 720p LCD TV for $499.99 at Amazon.com

Panasonic TC-32LX85 Specifications

Display: 32″ IPS (In-Plane Switching) TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1366 x 768
Brightness: 500 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 10,000:1 (dynamic)
Response Time: 8ms
Viewing Angles: 178/178
Connectivity: SD Slot, HDMI (3), Composite (2), S-Video, Component
Tuner: ATSC, NTSC, QAM
Dimensions:
32.2 x 22.6 x 8.9″ (w/stand)
32.2 x 21.0 x 4.8″ (w/o stand)
Weight: 35.4lbs (w/stand)
Price: MSRP US$699.95 ($499.99 at Amazon.com)

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Panasonic‘s TC-32LX85 is first an LCD TV. As you might know already Panasonic is the largest manufacturer of PDPs (Plasma Display Panels). The company will be providing Pioneer its manufacturing capabilities in exchange for a little KURO know-how. Not only that Panasonic has invested in IPS Alpha, which is a LCD manufacturer that makes, like the name says, IPS (In-Plane Switching) LCD panels. The only other major supplier of IPS LCD panels is LG Display (LPL).

I personally prefer IPS panels as they have superb color fidelity, very good viewing angles, little color/contrast degradation at angles, etc. IPS panels do not have the highest contrast ratios or are the brightest, but overall they are excellent. Panasonic’s TC-32LX85 sports an IPS panel made by IPS Alpha and when you look at the specifications, they are solid. It is bright, has excellent viewing angles, response times are not the fastest but should be good enough for most HD content. I will say that if you’re a sports buff and you watch a lot of sports, you’ll want to get a TV that has a 120Hz frequency, which significantly reduces motion blur. The TC-32LX85 is running at 60Hz. Also the TC-32LX85 has a pixel format of 1366 x 768 and that means 720p not 1080p. Don’t worry: most people can’t tell the difference when viewing at recommended distances. With those caveats in mind, if you’re looking for a very competent LCD TV from a solid brand for an incredible price, look no further: Amazon.com is selling the TC-32LX85 for just $499.99!

Source: Panasonic, Amazon.com

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