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A fair performer and a fair to good value for the price.,
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This review is from: Panasonic VIERA TC-L24X5 24-Inch 1080p 60Hz Full HD LCD TV (Electronics)
A fair performer and a fair to good value for the price.
As of June 2012 Panasonic doesn't even list this model, or any 24", on it's web site anymore even though it's a 2012 model. The move is to larger models (e.g, 32"). So if you want the smaller 24" size, you might want to shop around for price and buy now before these become as scarce as CRTs. This is a decent TV. Not a lot of settings but more than enough for most folks and the defaults will probably serve most folks well.
The tiny loudspeakers sound like the tiny loudspeakers that are put in all these thin, low real estate TVs. This won't sound like your home theater system unless you plug the audio output form the TV into your receiver. Otherwise, it's going to sound like all the other TVs and laptops with tiny, tinny, loudspeaker.
There is only one HDMI input so this might best be mated with a single BD/DVD/network-link player or game/movie-streaming device.
The good news, it doesn't buzz incessantly like my Samsung znd hasn't committed electrical suicide like my LG.
Btw, order your HDMI cable from amazon when you order the TV -- no point running over to, say, Best Buy, in the car at the last minute and paying $30, $40, $60 for an HDMI cable -- the Amazon cables that cost $1-$10 will work just fine.
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Initial post: Oct 23, 2012 12:43:04 AM PDT
The photos show three HDMI ports, two on the back and one on the side. Could this be a different model? The number of ports is one reason I'm considering this (that and the price.)
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2012 4:21:44 AM PDT
Don't confuse inputs with outputs. They are very different.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2012 6:08:03 AM PDT
They are clearly input ports as shown in the pictures, which is what I'm looking for. Output would come from the devices like dvd players. A TV is an input device and wouldn't have an output port unless it was to pass though the signal of another device or its internal tuner, which would be unusual. Is the photo accurate for the unit being sold? If so, the above comment is inaccurate on an important point.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2012 6:54:44 AM PDT
You're wrong about one thing, all outputs aren't on devices other than the TV; the TV has outputs, too. But you can look up the specs on the Panasonic web site. I haven't counted the outputs and inputs since I bought the thing.
Posted on Oct 27, 2012 11:19:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 27, 2012 11:20:13 PM PDT
Nick Nameless says:
"As of June 2012 Panasonic doesn't even list this model, or any 24", on it's web site anymore even though it's a 2012 model. "
I found the TV listed at Panasonic's direct sale site:
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2012 6:39:05 AM PDT
TV, Phone, all electronics makers run through new models very quickly--sometimes in as little as 6 months. Keeps the customer guessing.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 6:57:17 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 14, 2012 6:58:09 PM PST
The 32" model has 3 HDMI ports and the 24" model has only 1 port. See the "Data Sheet, PDF" link under Product details.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:05:16 PM PST
Macfan 424 says:
Virtually all HDTVs have an audio output. This permits connecting the tuner to an external audio device (receiver, sound bar, etc,) for vastly improved sound quality. In most cases, they will also pass through sound from another device connected by HDMI, but only in stereo, not DD 5.1.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2012 4:25:20 PM PST
PANNY BOUGHT SANYO! NOW THEY HAVE 24" SETS
Posted on Jan 2, 2013 5:51:52 PM PST
The TV is listed on their website. Try the search feature.
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