It is possible to search among the televisions that have been forgotten in the stores and spend very little money for an old generation model that meets the few demands of the users. However, Brands like Panasonic keep releasing new devices that still target HD and the absence of Smart TV, such is the case of the protagonist of this analysis: Panasonic TX-32GW334.
Panasonic TX-32GW334 is an entry-level television featuring a 32-inch screen with native HD resolution, a pair of 12W power speakers and a classic design for what is used in the market. Equipped with state-of-the-art LED / LCD technology, the GW334 series offers promises good visual sensations thanks to its brilliant image quality, as well as a good reception of TV signals through its triple tuner.
Features of the Panasonic TX-32GW334
|Make model||Panasonic TX-32GW334|
|Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Aspect ratio||16: 9|
|Sound||12W (2.0 ch)|
|Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth)||735mm x 78mm x 438mm|
|Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth)||735mm x 185mm x 482mm|
|Weight (Without / With stand)||5.5 kg|
|VESA compatibility||Yes, 200 x 100 mm|
|HDMI ports||2 x HDMI|
|USB ports||1 x USB 2.0|
|CI + Integrated||Yes|
|Energy Class||Category A +|
|Contents / Accessories||
Design and connectivity available
First you can find a TV design that has already been seen for many years in stores, which means that logically the bezels around the screen are not limited nor the quality of its plastic manufacturing materials is improved throughout its structure. Likewise, its rectangular base promises very good stability on any table or furniture.
Nails on official dimensions of 735 mm x 185 mm x 482 mm and a weight of 5.5 kilograms with its integrated base, a 200 x 100 mm VESA mount is also accessible to directly fix the display on the wall using third party accessories.
As far as your present connectivity is concerned, there are a total of two HDMI inputs for use with current generation devices, plus a USB 2.0 port for multimedia content playback from external storage drives. There is also a composite video input, optical digital audio output, a SCART port, a common interface and even a VGA (D-Sub) input for use as a display for previous generation computers.
Image and sound quality with minimal demands
As stated above, the LED type panel is 32 inches in size and responds to a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which means that it will not be possible to appreciate the Full HD standard that is so established in the market. That is why this TV is really recommended as a complement or secondary screen in a less relevant room in the home.
Likewise, it is indicated that Regardless of whether the satellite, cable or antenna TV signal is received, the integrated triple HD tuner provides optimal reception flexibility, that is to say, a positive point for those who consider its use to watch television in a conventional way.
If what interests is the sound, there is a configuration of two speakers with a total power of 12W, which is clearly below the industry average (which is usually around 20W). With this you should not expect great sound or additional technologies such as Dolby or equalization, so it may be a good alternative to use an external audio device.
Final details and comparisons
Completing the little that can be mentioned of Panasonic TX-32GW334 is that it includes a hotel mode inside to configure it in case you want to use it as one of the screens in a commercial establishment, in addition to parental control and child lock functions in case you want to set limits for the smallest of the household.
In energy consumption a good A + certification has been achieved indicating positive general values among those looking to save, more precisely 31 W in operation, 0.5 W in idle mode and a total of 45 kWh annually.
Conclusion, you are facing a TV that leaves much to be desired in its overall performance and that looks like a model released more than a decade ago instead of one manufactured in 2019. Although logically its price is very accessible, the experience can change remarkably with a little more investment if one takes into account that the new UHD TVs are becoming cheaper. For example, in the same catalog of the brand Panasonic TX-43HX900E allows to have ten more inches available with UHD resolution, HDR and a Smart TV platform.
Availability and price of Panasonic TX-32GW334
- Quite cheap price
- A + certification for energy consumption
- It has several tickets available
- Resolution stays in HD
- It does not have an integrated Smart TV platform
- Reduced sound power
- Some additional HDMI and USB inputs would be appreciated