Excerpt: Me and my husband held off on buying a new tv for a long time and finally decided to upgrade from our bulky analog to a flat screen a couple of months ago. Tvs have changed so much since we last bought one we really didn't know what to look for and were totally confused. The main thing I was concerned about was the picture. So many of these new tvs have bad pictures.
Excerpt: This was our first flat screen so the comparison to the older style tv's is a big jump; exceptional. It has been reliable: we have had it for almost a year now with no problems. The picture is really good (not great as I had expected) but it was worth the price we paid. The sound is not the best, you have to turn the volume way up on movies and still the dialogue is hard to catch sometimes. For theater-quality sound though I suppose most will use a home stereo system.
Summary: After doing all my research and reading many reviews, I decided to get this TV. It has a really good picture and sound. However, when the brightness and the backlight are both turned up to 100 ( all the way ), it still is not light enough. I find this a very odd and annoying flaw. I did save money by buying the TV online; sight unseen.
Summary: This unit was purchased for our bedroom. After owning two Panasonic plasmas, I felt confident in Panasonic's quality and reliability. - The picture really looks great. We feel spoiled with such a nice set for a simple bedroom TV. However, there is a picture option that automatically dims the brightness down if it senses that your room is dark. I turned this option off because the picture was just too dim for our tastes. Leaving it at full intensity looks much nicer.
Summary: Panasonic's TC-32X2 lives up to Consumer Reports' June 2010 recommendation and, at Amazon's current price (325 dollars), is a bargain. It provided high image quality out of the box (i.e. did not need adjustment) and its sound quality exceeded my expectations for a relatively small, 32" unit.