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LG 37LH30 LCD HDTV Review

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Audio & Menus

Audio & Menus Summary
{{article.attachments['LG-37LH30-vanity.jpg']}} • Audio quality is ok, but not great. • Intuitive menu layout, but options aren't described. • Manual isn't great.
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Audio Quality*(6.00)*


The 37LH30's speakers weren't bad. When the surround sound mode was off, the sound was a bit flat. It didn't have much bass and there just wasn't a lot of presence to the sound. Turning surround sound mode on gave a bit of depth to the overall sound, boosted bass quite a bit, and gave the high end better articulation. It didn't, however, do much to actually create a 'surround sound' experience.

 

Menu Interface*(7.0)*


The 37LH30's menu system is the same one that other LG TVs have. For the most part, using menus on the 37LH30 is intuitive. If you press the menu button, you can choose from one of eight different submenus. Selecting any item will bring up phase two of the menu system, in which the eight submenu options are listed in a colum and their contents are displayed in the main portion of the window.

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This first screen contains large icons with descriptions.**

As we've mentioned in other LG reviews, we don't like the initial screen. It doesn't do anything that can't be done on the second menu. 

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  • The 37LH30 has a basic, intuitive menu structure. *

The TV also features a quick menu. It functions like a rotary dial. You rotate a wheel of options with left and right, and use up and down to change its setting. This method is slightly faster than navigating through the menu system, but the wheel rotation animation is slower than it should be.

 

Manual*(4.5)*


The 37LH30's manual isn't the best. It has decent pictures that are used liberally throughout, but they're smaller than they should be. The manual's table of contents isn't very detailed, and there's no index at the end, just a short appendix. Like the pictures, the font is also a bit small.

The main issue with the manual is it doesn't cover much beyond basic setup. There isn't any explanation for the more advanced features, such as video modes. This is unfortunate, because many of these modes don't have intuitive names or obvious effects.

You can find the LG 37LH30's manual online here.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs LG 37LH55
  14. Vs JVC LT32J300
  15. VS Samsung LN32B360
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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