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|I bought this TV from PC World for a unbelievably low £299 price (Ex-demo). I already own a 42PV500B plasma, a superb TV, and I wanted to stick with the Panasonic brand. The TX-37LZD80 is a good alrounder. The connectivity is good with 3 HDMI links and the usual scarts etc. I bought this TV mainly for my kids X-box. In HD picture quality is excellent. Graphics in Gears of War 2 are breathtaking and if you are buying a TV for HD use then you cant go wrong. Black levels are not the best Ive seen, but overall I dont think there too bad. |
Freeview quality is ok in todays standard and I do agree with some of the other reviews on picture quality could be a bit crisper. In comparison, most Panasonic plasmas will provide better definition and black levels. However in defence of the TX-37LZD80 fast motion picture quality (football for example) is excellent and better than my 42PV500B, which 5 years ago was hailed as the best 42` on the market.
Set up of Panasonic TVs is so easy you could do it blind folded and the menu list and Freeview EPG is nicely laid out and easy to understand, which is alot better than similar offerings from other manufacturers.
In summary, I like this TV. It looks good with its gloss black surround, it has great connectivity and HD picture quality is brilliant. For gaming you really cant go wrong. With Full HD 1080p picture quality you really can see the difference in comparison to HD ready sets.
Freeview picture quality in my opinion is good. Ok you will find better quality on other Panasonic TVs, but to be honest, these days theres not much in it unless your 1 of the TV experts comparing picture quality and black levels all day long!
Overall, a great TV for a great price and good all round performance!
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 09Aug2009
|Have had this tv for a few months now. The EPG doesnt show preview and also cuts off the channel you are watching when you select it. The EGP also shows adverts. Also when you select a channel it keeps wanting to setup timers for shows and locks what you can watch. |
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 17Jul2009
|Very pleased with set thus far, more expensive than other sets. Panasonic has a good reputation & this make of TV was recommended to me by a television installer who has installed many different makes of TVS.I was also pleased to read other purchasers reviews prior to making a decision to buy this model.|
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 12May2009
|Superb picture quality both on Freeview and Sky. Comes into its own when viewing HD. Spent some time researching and then deciding on Panasonic as the brand to buy and then which model in their range to go for. We are really pleased we made the choice we did. It was also easy to set up (in fact it simply does it for you) |
The only minor comment and other reviews did say the same thing is that you need to be pointing the remote at the sensor to change channels etc. No big deal though hence the 5 star review
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 02May2009
|Probably being the only person left in the world who still has no idea what an Ipod or MP3 player really is OR how it works - I really tried to do my homework thoroughly before taking the enormous step (for me) of changing my television set-up that consisted of a skybox and a combi dvd and vhs player linked in to an old style 32` Sony television.|
Very quickly it became clear that a Panasonic Viera model would suit my needs and that Amazon were offering this particular model at a far lower price than any of the High Street retailers. I very much like dealing with Amazon as they always seem super-efficient in their trading.
I was lucky enough to be able to view a 100Hz model alongside this model that I was interested in but which is only 50Hz and, try as I may, I could not see any difference and therefore decided that the superior 100Hz model was not worth the extra £100 odd required.
When the TV was delivered, I was convinced that I would need to get in a TV installer to set everything up for me but reading thro the excellent and illustrated Instruction Book, I decided to have a try and I am so glad now that I did for having connected the cables where the book said -I pushed the button and like magic - within minutes, everything was set up and working perfectly and (touch wood) has been ever since.
The Television itself is really an attractive item which might sound a bit strange and the sound and picture quality is absolutely excellent including the built-in Freeview channels and my only regret is that I wasted all over Christmas dithering when I should have gone and got it.
So the Panasonic television is grand and Amazon -as usual - were first class so why only 4 stars ???
Well Amazon chose a Carrier to deliver my TV that is based in Grantham which is over 60 miles from my home and who, with no contact with me at all, called at my home on a Friday afternoon when I was out and refused to leave the TV with my neighbour. They did however leave me a Card to say that they had called and which had a prime telephone number that I was to ring to arrange a suitable delivery time and with the dire warning that if I did not contact them within 7 days, the item would be returned to the sender. Thus - by the time such arrangement had been made, I was obliged to needlessly wait until the following week before I got my TV which was of course, a stupid and inefficient waste of time for everyone especially as I learnt that the Carrier was aware of my home telphone number and could quite easily have given me a call so that I could have arranged to have been homeon their first visit.
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 23Apr2009
|Hi, I work in the field of film and TV and use Panasonic TVs all the time professionally. So it was a no brainer to buy one of their TVs for my own home.|
I wanted an LCD and one of about this size based on my living room size. Read the reviews (got the lo down from our Panasonic rep!) and this one came up trumps. Full HD (dont get an HD ready TV, waste of money!) but what really sells it are the picture and sound. IN Full HD mode (with broadcast or Blu Ray) its a winner, breathtaking quality. The sound is also brilliant, fantastic range and it also has some kind of built in 3D/surround qualities.
I wall mounted it and it looks fab, all cables tucked away, fed by a single HDMI lead.
All in all a great TV, good colour, the blacks are excellent and it has more inputs than youll ever need. Just make sure you get a virgin V+ or Sky + to upscale the normal SD TV or it will look a bit ragged. Best of all is Blu Ray, or even putting your computer through it - I can plug straight in from my Mac with HDMI and watch film on it or HD content from the net.
John Lewis are selling this TV for £400 more, so do yourself a favour and buy it from Amazon!
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 16Apr2009
|I read numerous reviews and recommondations on the internet for a flat screen tv both LCD and Plasma and decided to opt for the Panasonic TX-37LZD80. Although larger more costly versions and brands with addition extras such as motion control where available, for value for money, great black clean look and use with a normal sky digital signal (with a possible upgrade to HD in the future - so the 1080p full HD was important), I could not find a better tv than the TX-37LZD80. The sound and picture is excellent and the set up for my sky+, dvd and wii boxes was easy with the number of ports available. The only problem appeared to be the quality of the freeview signal, but as I only use sky this was not a problem.|
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 14Apr2009
|This arrived Feb 09 - just got round to the review bit. First - it has to be said Amazon delivery was truly amazing! Ordered Friday 13.00 hrs and the thing arrived Saturday at 09.15 hrs! Beat that! And in the middle of some of the worst snow for years! To put in context .... Royal Snail hadnt delivered anything here for a week! Great job Amazon!! |
Im no techie, but set-up was not difficult and in an hour the transformation (from an old Toshiba CRT 36`) was complete. Using an old terrestrial loft aerial with no mods or adjustment, the on-board Freeview is excellent! Picture quality, set-up, controls - all fine! And the Virginmedia box and DVD player worked great first time.
Im delighted with the TV and the superb service from Amazon. It looks great in the lounge - though Im not a piano black fan (seems piano black is all you get right now!). And weve got half our room back!
On the downside ... the sound is good (not great) - but what do you expect from on-board speakers in a slimline TV? And I cant be hacked with all the complication of cinema sound stuff. One little thing (and this seems a little odd) on switch-on from cold, the picture takes a few minutes to get to full brightness. This also happens on a friends Panasonic TX-37LZD80. Maybe Im missing here - like it adjusts to the lighting conditions? I thought `warm-up` was a thing of the past. Anyway .... after 2 or 3 minutes - its great, so Im not worrying.
Overall - this is one of the(probably THE)best 37` LCD TVs out there! Great job Panasonic and great job Amazon! If youre reading this - you should get one! Panasonic TX-37LZD80 - 37` Widescreen 1080p Full HD LCD TV- With Freeview
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 12Apr2009
|Im not gonna organise this review, just put down longish bullet points about this telly that Ive had for a month.|
Overall I am happy with this telly.
But in contrast, I still believe that a CRT telly offers a better picture when using standard definition. However, I use this telly for PS3, standard TV watching and its also plugged into this PC that this review is currently being written on. Using a big telly as your monitor is something I like as this helps get as much out of your telly as you can.
I spent a lot of time choosing this TV, including reading Which for comparable reviews. For me it was a choice between this and the kind of equivalent Sony one. I went with this one as SD (standard definition) is supposedly better. But, backing up my previous point, my 13 year old JVC CRT offered a better SD picture.
Im not an audio buff, but to me it sounds ok for normal telly watching and I think its fine for gaming too. You can plug in a normal monitor cable and phono plugs to get sound into your telly from your PC too. I also have an old Philips surround sound system which works with this telly.
The remote is easy to understand and use. But, the battery cover is already wobbling.
I was concerned that I would see blur when watching the footy, but Ive not seen any.
There are 4 different colour settings each of which that you can customise. I wish there werent any as Im still messing around with them to get the best picture even having read AVForum suggestions.
Would I recommend this telly? Yes, if youre CRT really is no longer any good for you.
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 06Apr2009
|This TV replaced a 28` CRT widescreen. The set is connected to Sky HD via an HDMI lead and this is the only TV source I use. The picture quality in standard digital is superb and HD even better. Set up was automatic and I did not have to make any manual tweaks to the picture. The only change I have made to the default settings, is to set AV as the initial source at switch on; this was very straight forward to do. I also think the sound quality is excellent and I now rarely bother using my surround sound kit. |
I have only one minor niggle, and that is about the remote. You often need to press the buttons a couple of times to get a response, and its range of pick up is more limited than with other TVs Ive had. This one point drops it from 5 stars to 4.
I am very pleased with the purchase, it was definately a good choice, and at £638, good value.
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 21Mar2009
|I am extremely pleased with the picture quality of this TV - at the moment I dont have an HD source and am feeding it with a Freeview signal from a Humax PVR and a Sky SD box and both are giving exceptional quality (the Humax slightly better if anything) - As others have said, the default settings out of the box arent the best available option - I find the Eco setting with Cool colour gives the best overall picture, but everyone will have their own opinion on that.|
Sound quality, on BBE is very good...
Only slight criticism is the stand which turns on a hidden turntable, so the rectangular base moves with the TV ....
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 16Mar2009
|Panasonic TX-37LZD80 - 37` Widescreen 1080p Full HD LCD TV- With FreeviewVery easy to set up it almost does everything for you.The picture quality even without a HD box is amazing and the sound quality is exceptional,I dont see the need to go for 100hz the extra cost seems a waste of money,this is a quality piece of kit.|
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 16Mar2009
|I bought this Panasonic 37` LCD a 2 weeks ago and I must say I am realy pleased with it. I am a OAP and I found it so easy to setup and use. The picture is beautiful, crystal clear and with the black surround looks very classy.|
A very satisfied customer.
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 04Mar2009
|I have had this set for little more than one week, but I have already failed to be anything other than impressed with its performance.|
Having bought this as a replacement for a JVC 40` set, I was apprehensive as the JVC had impressed me significantly over the last 3 years. However, the Panasonic clearly shows how lcd panel technology has improved to render blacks almost as convincingly as plasma, with little washout on the default settings.
Althought the JVC ultimately provided more flexibility in adjustment, with options to tweak the lcd backlight, the Panasonic provides enough custom settings to produce a picture which on DVD rarely fails to be anything short of stunning- even on upscaled standard definition sources. Black levels can be very impressive, despite recent ctiticism when compared to Samsung, Sony or plasma panels- and just to confirm this try watching a truly dark film such as `Aliens V Predator 2`. Freeview remains variable, but is more than acceptable when in an area which benefits from strong signal reception.
In common with other lcd sets, my advice would be to immediately adjust the default settings to produce the better picture. Engaging the BBE surround sound, and changing the picture settings to `Cinema` or `Eco` with a `Cool` colour setting, produces a nice sound with potentially stunning pictures. A recent viewing of an upscaled standard definition DVD of `The Shooter` left me speechless, with the final snow scenes being rendered exceptionally crisply without any discernible blown highlights.
My only criticisms would be: the remote has to be pointed directly at the set for the tv to be able to receive the signal properly; and the stand design is not the most stylish as it actually houses a turntable to allow the whole set to turn as a rigid unit rather than the set rotating about the stand itself.
Ultimately the Panansonic 37-LZD80 is a superb viewing experience. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 04Mar2009
|I have a Panasonic TX37LZD80 which I am very disappointed with. I could |
not believe it when I noticed it had very bad light bleeding in all
corners which is patches of abnormal light. If I watch something with lots
of black or dark colour in it the picture is particularly bad.
Although Panasonic have a good reputation for quality I have heard about
this fault a few times now off other people, so my advice would be don`t
buy one or if you do, inspect it carefully and if you notice anything
abnormal contact your retailer asap to avoid the problems I am now having
which I won`t go into.
Reviewed by: Very Disappointed Rating: Date Reviewed: 02Mar2009
|TX-37LZD80 BEFORE I PURHASED THIS TV I RESEARCHED IT THRU AMAZONS REVEIWS AND WAS SATISFIED WITH 5 STAR REVEIWS. SETTING UP WAS NO PROBLEM, SOUND GREAT, BUT PICTURE NOT TOO PLEASEING FUZZY IN DISTANT SHOTS,PROBIBLY NEEDS A HD BOX FOR IT TO BE PERFECT. REMOTE CONTROL NOT EASY TO WORK WITH|
AMAZON DELIVERY GREAT.
WORTH BUYING. AND MIGHT BE BETTER THAN OTHERS AT THE PRICE
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 26Feb2009
|Quality product, great features, sharp picture. So easy to set up it does it all for you. I am sure there are better and i know there are worse but this is good value for money and we were not disappointed. Would recommend to friend & family alike. 10 out of 10.|
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 22Feb2009
|I have the chance of buying the panasonic 37lcd80 at a very good price, and as iI am not a super critical tv watcher with the eyes of a hawk and the hearing of a bat I have convinced myself that this is the set to buy, and with the money I save, I can go out and buy a freesat hdd recorder and possibly a cheap upscaling dvd player , and still end up paying less than I would for say the 37lcd81 am I right or am I wrong? anyone got any different thoughts? David|
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 21Feb2009
|We are very pleased with this television, it was easy to set up and has a perfect picture. It lives up to all the good reviews we read about it before purchase.|
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 12Feb2009
|excellent service / delivery from Amazon|
panasonic 37`, freeview far better than led to believe from previous reveiws Highly reccomended.
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 04Feb2009
|This product performed exactly as expected, based on my research. Picture clarity is good, auto-detection of channels makes it very simple to use and it switches cleanly between analogue and digital, different screen formats and normal and HD formats. The negatives were as anticipated - black appears as dark grey and it doesnt handle fast moving images as well as it could. Overall, in comparison with other models in the same category, its excellent value for money.|
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 01Feb2009
|Bought this on 26 Jan 2009 to replace an ageing 28` Sony as Sony do not make 37` to same spec.|
Highly delighted, sound great and colour just about perfect - only gripe is some blocking in skin tone especially studio based ie news etc. Could be excessive make-up or studio lighting as outside broadcasts and films ok.
Linked to a Panasonic HDD DMR-EX768EBK and Optimum Vision TV900 makes a great package. Buy with confidence.
8 Feb 2009 update.
Now enjoyed this unit for a couple of weeks and still Very Very delighted. Originally set up in a small room and picture being viewed at close range was probably the cause of earlier comments on picture blocking as, after moving TV the intended position in lounge and now viewing from 10-15 feet, this is no longer a problem.
Only slight issue is that to work the remote it has to be pointed accurately at TV sensor but heck, who is complaining at this quality when I only paid £629 from an idependent retailer!!!
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 31Jan2009
|I bought this TV based on the great reviews here, and have to say when i received it, i was very impressed with the looks and could not wait to get it set up. After the automated setup process i was presented the list of channels it had picked up, and they were all there. Great! However, when the picture came up of BBC1, the image was ghastly and was full of posterisation. I checked the signal quality which was on 10, which i believe is the highest. No matter what image setting you have it on, a majority of the time it will look bad. Unless you have a spankingly good signal being transmitted through freeview, it will not impress people looking for a quality freeview picture on their tv. I think Panasonic forgot that most TV content at the moment is 95% SD.|
Black levels are unimpressive, I found it virtually impossible to get rich blacks to come through, even playing with brightness settings, and it also suffers from quite bad backlight bleeding from the top left and bottom left of the panel(in a dark room)
When you plug a high definition source into the TV, it does look good, especially for upscaled DVDs and PS3 games.
If you want a TV solely for HD content, then it will impress, but if you are really perceptive to picture quality/black levels and like to watch a lot of freeview then you will be dissapointed.
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 27Jan2009
|I recently bought this after a ton of research. It does everything any decent LCD should. The things that attracted me were:|
- Actual off button - though even in standby there is almost no power use;
- Full HD - I currently only have a 360 to take advantage of this but is future proof;
- great number of connectors (2 scart for vhs and set top box (not that you actually need one for this tv), component (wii), three prong one (dvd), three hdmi(currently only 360 but room for a ps3/hd dvd or blue ray and a hd box such as sky) - plus sd card and another one for something Ive not even figured out yet).
- Great range. Bad lcd tv are like lcd monitors. if you arent straight on then you cant really see the image.
It was so easy to set up too.
I have seen many friends with their lcd screens and they dont compare to this (many feature ghosting or just plain bad image).
Well worth the extra money.
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 15Jan2009
|Panasonic TX-37LZD80 - 37` Widescreen 1080p Full HD LCD TV- With Freeview|
Great TV. If you are wanting a good spec TV for a good price this is the one. I spoke to an assistant from the local Panasonic store who recommended this one if all you are wanting is to watch TV and DVDS. The picture clarity is fine on the normal settings but it is easy to change contrasts, colours etc to your own specifications. As previous customers have stated it is a case of plugging in and go, freeview is downloaded in a matter of seconds and once the sky+ box was linked in, again a matter of seconds to download. The sd facility is fun to view your photos on slideshow mode.
As usual delivery was in 2 days with the Prime option.
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 12Jan2009
I purchase the 37lzd80 from Amazon at the best price I could find
it was £300 pounds cheaper than the panasonic shop,I found this TV setting
up was a dodle, connecting up the scarts from the DVD-VCR recorder and the
satellite receiver and surround sound - I switch on and it took only five
mimutes and the set was ready to go, it even downloaded all the stations
to the dvd/vcr recorder for you all you had to do was sit back and wait,
I didnt even have to do any tweaking for the picture or sound and switching form sky to freeview is easy,I would recommend this set to anybody, couldnt find any fault and was please I went for the panasonic
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 18Dec2008
|Panasonic TX-37LZD80 - 37` Widescreen 1080p Full HD LCD TV- With Freeview|
What can i say thats not already been said ?
I had spent quite a while doing my research on TVs before making this purchase. Firstly it was clear that the picture on the panasonic is streets ahead of the rest of the pack and like others i just couldnt see the difference in picture quality when watching fast moving pictures between the 37LZD85 and this cheaper model, That left me with the choice between this model and the 37LZD81 with freesat. I cant quite understand why you would chose the freesat model without it having some sort of Hard disk recorder incorporated so i discounted it.
I live in an area with a very poor TV signal have had a really good new ariel installed but on our old 28`Sony 100hz the picture was still not that good also no freeview box i had tried could give me good digital reception. We are told that things will improve dramatically when they turn off the analogue system in 2010, but until then we rely on sky+ (non HD currently) so i was a bit dubious about buying a digital TV at all but the wife and family convinced me to go for it.
Now the TV its self
Picture quality is fantastic even on the analogue input and the freeview capability actually gives me some limited access to freeview channels. On sky as you would expect the picture is just awsome far better that i thought from seeing the model on stores.We are all just blown away.Lots of features but most of the adjustments are automatic.
Probably the biggest pleasent surprise is the amazing sound quality havent even bothered to connect up our sony home cinema system yet as the sound is so good.
Any downsides ?no not really only a few niggles
Why Why Why dont panasonic and others design their remote controls so that they can control attached devices other than panasonic (I know its called brand lock in!!) Sky manage it!!
Organising the TV channels on the tv appears a bit complicated as it assumes that your preference is for the digital freeview channels (im still reading the manual on this one)
Overall a great buy from Amazon if you can afford to wait them i suspect that it might be a bit cheaper in early 2009 as it is no longer the current model.
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 16Dec2008
|I decided to buy this set after reading all the positive reviews on here. So I thought it only fair to add my twopenneth worth to the list. I did have 2 or 3 other sets on my list which where a little cheaper but had mixed reviews. Bear in mind when I buy any AV equipment I am highly critical if something isnt right. I spent years with audio, tv, laserdisc, AV amps etc, to get my own set up just right. This tv however was for the her indoors who does not appreciate the finer points.....|
There is virtually nothing you need to do to set this tv up except take it out the box and plug it in. As soon as you do this off it goes and sets up all your analogue (if you still have it) and all your digital channels without you having to touch a button. The set looks very easy on the eye, the border around the screen is not too big or too minimalistic.
The picture on this set is very good BUT....it needs a good signal, either from a source such as a dvd or blu-ray player or via tv. If you do plug a dvd player into this set dont be connecting it up with a scart lead or you will be missing out on what this set has to offer. I tried a scart lead then then an hdmi lead just to compare the difference. It took me back to the days of VHS versus Laserdisc in terms of image quality. There is plenty of connectivity on the back which sho
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 13Dec2008