Panasonic Viera TX-L37G10 review: Panasonic Viera TX-L37G10

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CNET Editors' Rating

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The Good Built-in Freeview and freesat HD tuners; stunning high-definition sharpness levels; smooth motion performance.

The Bad Expensive; standard-definition performance isn't as good as some other Panasonic TVs.

The Bottom Line The Panasonic Viera TX-L37G10 may be on the expensive side, but the built-in freesat HD tuner is a major boon, and the set's performance with high-definition content is top-notch. If you've got the money, you won't be disappointed

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We're big fans of Panasonic's plasmas with built-in freesat , as they give you the chance to watch high-definition broadcasts from the BBC and ITV without the need for an expensive Sky or Virgin Media subscription. One problem, however, has been that Panasonic hasn't offered any LCD models with this feature. But that's all changed with the arrival of the 37-inch Panasonic Viera TX-L37G10, which, at around £1,050, not only has a freesat HD tuner, but also a 'Full HD' 1080p resolution and 100Hz support.

Positives
The TX-L37G10's design is best described as pleasantly understated, and that's a good thing in our book -- we'd much rather our TV garnered attention when it's switched on, rather than when it's turned off.

Hooking up your other AV kit to the set is pretty straightforward, as it has good connectivity, with four HDMI ports -- three of which are rear-mounted -- two Scart sockets, a component input and a PC D-Sub connector.

It's also a cinch to set up the freesat service, especially if you already have a dish on your home (an old Sky dish works perfectly in our experience). Just hook up the dish feed to the input on the rear of the TX-L37G10 and then run the auto-tune function, which will tune 104 TV channels in a matter of seconds.

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Panasonic Viera TX-L37G10

Part Number: CNETPanasonic Viera TX-L37G10

Typical Price: £1,050.00

See manufacturer website for availability.