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HolidayBuyer's Guide

We loved the Panasonic plasmas with built-in freesat. The integration of HD content from the BBC and ITV was a dream come true for us picture geeks. The problem was, Panasonic didn't have any LCDs in the range, which meant there weren't any screens in the more popular, smaller sizes with convenient freesat.

Now, however, Panasonic is introducing the G10 range, which comes in two sizes, 32 and 37 inches -- the £900 TX-L32G10 and £1,050 TX-L37G10 -- both of which have freesat included. There are also the usual inputs, ready to take your manifold HD and SD signals. There are four HDMI inputs, three of which are at the back. There's also component video, a pair of Scart sockets and Ethernet -- a requirement of freesat. Sadly, there's no VieraCast Web services, a great shame considering the presence of a network connection.

These TVs also feature IPS Alpha panels, which should mean you get greatly increased viewing angle -- crucial if your lounge is the size of a, or have a bunch of friends coming over to watch sport in glorious HD. 1080p support is also present and correct. An SD card slot is also included, for looking at your photos and suchlike.

It goes without saying that we'll be conducting a full review of this TV in due course, but in the meantime, feast your eyes upon these choice photos.

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Panasonic has always made stylish TVs -- although there are generally no bells and whistles, they'll always look good in your living room. Even if you don't have a ball pit.
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The new LCD is a wonderfully slim device. That might not be crucial, but it does save space on your TV stand, and let's be honest -- slim is always desirable.
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Panasonic has always been behind SD card sockets in its devices, and this model is no different.
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Side inputs include composite and S-Video.
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You'll also find a side-mounted HDMI input, and this is where the SD card slot lives.
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At the back, you'll find three HDMI sockets, two RGB Scarts, component, Ethernet and VGA inputs.
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Because this TV is freesat-ready, it has a satellite aerial socket to recieve those extra-terrestrial signals. It's a great addition, and likely to be very popular.
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