The Good HD tuner. 1080p input. Ridiculously cheap. Better picture quality than a budget LCD.
The Bad Lower than standard definition. Sound is terrible. Some image issues.
The Bottom Line The NEC PXT-32XD3 is a quaint 32 inch plasma that boasts a great bunch of features, decent image quality and a rock bottom price.
You've heard the rhetoric before -- plasma for everything above 42 inches and LCD for everything below -- and so it takes a product such as this unusual NEC television for us to revisit our ways.
The NEC PXT-32XD3 is the smallest plasma we're ever likely to see in Australia, and it could be the bargain of the year given its feature set. Let's see what it's like ...
The 32XD3 is a wholly-black TV -- none of the tired, two-tone look for NEC. The whole unit is finished in black gloss -- including the colander-like grill. On the right hand edge of the TV are some cheap-looking silver buttons that perform the usual televisual functions (channel, volume etc). Unfortunately there's no front- or side-mounted AV connectors which could make it more difficult for connecting consoles or a camcorder.