The Panasonic TX-P42ST50B delivers truly excellent picture quality for standard-definition, HD and 3D material, with stunningly deep black levels, impressive brightness and natural colour tones. Potential buyers might want to see what the upcoming GT50 has to offer though before making a purchase.
If you're looking for a TV to use in a bright room during the day, then the 50-inch Panasonic TX-P50X50B is not for you. If you mostly watch TV or movies in the evening in a dimly lit setting, this set delivers great black levels, superbly natural colours and smooth motion for very little outlay.
It could do with support for a few extra TV catch-up services, but in pretty much all other respects the TX-P55VT65 is a hugely impressive TV from Panasonic. It delivers truly outstanding picture quality, has a very user-friendly smart TV system and good sound quality.
The 42-inch Panasonic TX-P42GT50B isn't the prettiest TV and it doesn't have the flashiest menu system, but it delivers the best picture quality of any TV I've seen in 2012. It offers amazingly deep black levels, rich contrasts, smooth motion handling and stunning colour reproduction. It's also affordable compared to the high-end competition.
If you're after a smaller TV that's still capable of delivering refined picture and sound quality, Panasonic's TX-L24E3B is a good bet. However, you'll pay for the privilege and it's a shame it doesn’t have a USB port or online features.
A measly two HDMI ports and the reflective screen will be a deal breaker for some, but the 42-inch Panasonic TX-P42UT50B will reward you with excellent picture quality, good online features and strong audio if you can put up with these failings. It's an excellent budget buy.
The TX-L42WT50 offers a good lineup of features, has excellent 2D and 3D picture quality and is wrapped up in a stylish design. It's quite expensive however, and if you don't tend to watch TV in a very bright room then Panasonic's own TX-P42GT50 plasma is a better and cheaper option.
The Panasonic TX-L47ET60B is a very stylish-looking TV and benefits from Panasonic's new and much improved smart TV system. It also produces very impressive pictures. The only things holding it back are its high price and slightly tinny sound.
You've got to admire the 32-inch Panasonic TX-L32X5B's back-to-basics approach and it's certainly not a bad option if your TV viewing mostly revolves around a few soaps and the news. But sound quality is on the weak side and the programming guide isn't wonderful. The lack of smart TV features also means you'll miss out on BBC iPlayer.
The Panasonic TX-P42GT60B really is a stunning TV. It produces the best pictures we've ever seen at this price point, while also offering a genuinely useful customisable homescreen system and impressive sound quality.
Panasonic's TX-L42E6B is a very good 42-inch TV for the price, as long as you aren't interested in 3D. It offers excellent picture quality with good upscaling, deep black levels and natural colours, and packages it up in an attractively slim design.
The stunning 50-inch Panasonic TX-P50VT50B produces possibly the best pictures I've seen from a TV. There isn't a massive difference between it and the cheaper TX-P50GT50B though, apart from a £500 price hike, so this is one for the purists.
The 47-inch Panasonic TX-L47ET50B has good Internet features and delivers satisfying images with both standard and high-definition content. It's also a strong 3D performer. However, sound quality isn't great and black levels could be deeper, especially considering the relatively high price.
There's plenty to like about the Panasonic TX-L47FT60. Its picture quality is strong on the whole and it has punchy sound and a user-friendly smart TV system. We do wish it supported more TV catch-up services and that it's black levels were a little bit deeper.
Audio quality and black levels could be slightly better, but on the whole, the 47-inch Panasonic TX-L47E5B is a good entry-level set that delivers rich, contrasty pictures and has impressive online features.
The Panasonic TX-L55WT65 has a sophisticated design, delivers sharp, bright HD pictures and benefits from an easy to use smart TV system. It's very expensive, however, and its range of catch-up TV apps is limited. Its local dimming also isn't as effective at producing deep black levels as some similarly priced competitors.
Panasonic's TX-L42DT65 is a solid TV with good sound and picture quality, a likeable smart TV system and very attractive design. It's quite expensive however, and its black levels aren’t quite as deep as they could be, despite support for local dimming.