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Panasonic TX-26LXD80 Reviewed

Panasonic TX-26LXD80The Panasonic TX-26LXD80 is a smart looking LCD HDTV, with a 26-inch display. At this size you get the expected 720p / 1080i HD resolution of 1366×768 pixel resolution, any higher and you wouldn’t see any increased benefit. Panasonic is aiming the Panasonic Viera TX-26LXD80 at those looking for a decent, smaller HDTV to use as their main set, or for use as a second set.

With prices under £400 the TX-26LXD80 offers a lot for this low price. 24p is fully supported allowing perfect 24fps blu-ray playback with out the annoying judder effect some other HDTVs suffer. A 8,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio can deliver impressive colors and deep blacks to provide better viewing.

The VIERA Link technology in the Panasonic TX26LXD80 allows the same remote to control other AV equipment via the HDMI connection, reducing the need of other remotes, and simplifying the process. A SD card slot allows you to view photos of the HD screen to share with your friends and family.

Panasonic TX-26LXD80

Connectivity is good for it’s size, with three HDMI inputs, PC VGA input, component, s-video, 2x scart and audio connections. TrustedReviews said, an extremely important 26LXD80 element is its ability with Freeview broadcasts. For it decodes and upscales these notoriously noisy, inconsistent standard definition sources to its native HD resolution with a deftness of touch in terms of noise suppression that’s truly exceptional. If you’re after a simple, no-nonsense HDTV for daytime telly viewing in, say, a kitchen or conservatory, the TX-26LXD80′s exceptional Freeview talents give it instant appeal.