Panasonic Viera S20 (TX-L32S20B)

The Good Integrated Freeview HD tuner; comfortable remote control; good standard- and high-definition performance; impressive black levels.

The Bad No support for media streaming or online services; pricey for what you get.

The Bottom Line The Panasonic Viera TX-L32S20B offers good picture performance, and, with the World Cup just around the corner, the Freeview HD tuner will appeal to football fans. The rest of the feature set is rather basic given the set's high price tag, though

Editors' Rating
8.3 Overall

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Review

Panasonic Viera S20 (TX-L32S20B)

Panasonic may be best known for its superb plasma TVs, but it's also knocked out plenty of impressive LCD sets too. The 32-inch, 1080p Panasonic Viera TX-L32S20B LCD TV has arrived with a Freeview HD tuner just in the time for the World Cup. But, at £650, it's expensive compared to many 32-inch models from other manufacturers. Does its performance justify its price?

No ocular feast
The TX-L32S20B sits near the middle of Panasonic's current LCD line-up. As with many of the company's mid-range models, its design isn't exactly eye-catching. Panasonic has added a slightly textured finish to the bezel, but it looks rather plasticky. The design is made less dull by a pleasant-looking bluish flash across the bottom of the frame.

The TX-L32S20B has a pretty standard array of ports for a 32-inch model. There are two HDMI sockets on the rear, plus an additional one on the side, letting you easily hook up camcorders and other portable devices.

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