Panasonic LCD TV delivers iPod dock for less

Although it's not the best iPod-friendly TV we've tested, the Panasonic TC-LX1 provides a convenient, affordable gateway to access video and music based on your iPod or iPhone.

Panasonic's affordable TC-LX1 series comes with an iPod dock that allows music and video playback. Sarah Tew

All of a sudden, electronics store shelves seem flooded by iPod-friendly HDTVs. OK, not exactly flooded, but at least two contenders are busily competing to be the place where your precious 'Pod or 'Phone nestles nightly, charging and serving up yummy music and videos onto a much bigger screen than iTunes or your favorite video conversion software ever intended.

The Panasonic TC-LX1 wasn't quite as friendly as the JVC LT-P300 we tested earlier, on account of its inability to display 'Pod-based digital photos or adjust aspect ratio for videos, but it's still mighty convenient. The JVC also delivered slightly better HDTV picture quality but the Panasonic is less expensive at comparable screen sizes.

Read the full review of the Panasonic TC-LX1 series.

About the author

Section Editor David Katzmaier has reviewed TVs at CNET since 2002. He is an ISF certified, NIST trained calibrator and developed CNET's TV test procedure himself. Previously David wrote reviews and features for Sound & Vision magazine and eTown.com. He is known to two people on Twitter as "The Cormac McCarthy of consumer electronics."

 

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