Summary: This is my 2nd 32 inch Panasonic TV. The first one is 5 years old from 2007. The sound on that is great. The sound is loud at 11 on the volume control because the speakers are in the front. It is a HDTV, however now that I don't have it on a cable box, I don't get HDTV. The one I just bought the model from this year (L32x5) is very slim, picture is very good but the speakers are on the bottom not facing the room. I have to go to volume 45 to get a decent sound.