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LG 37LH30 LCD HDTV Review

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Vs JVC LT32J300

JVC LT-32J300 Summary
{{article.attachments['LG-37LH30-vanity.jpg']}} • Both TVs had similar results on our black level and peak brightness tests. • The 37LH30 has a more even kiel to its color temperature. • The LT-32J300 has a wider viewing angle. • The LG is a larger TV and costs about $150 more.
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Value Comparison Summary


The JVC LT-32J300 is a smaller TV that's cheaper, runs the same format, and has a USB media playback feature. Both TVs had similar black levels and peak brightnesses. The 37LH30 managed to have a slightly better color temperature, but otherwise the two TVs had equivalent color performances. The JVC pulled off a wider viewing angle than the LG could.

  Comparison Specifications
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  LG 37LH30 JVC LT-32J300
Size 37 inches 32 inches
Price $950 $799.99
Type LCD LCD
Format 1080p 1080p
Other N/A USB photo viewer

Blacks & Whites


Both TVs had similar black levels and peak brightnesses. The JVC LT-32J300, however, featured an auto-dimming feature that couldn't be turned off. This feature results in detail being lost in certain situations. A bright object will appear dimmer than it should if the majority of the screen is black.

Blacks & Whites Comparison Chart
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LG 37LH30 Score: Black Level: 5.47 Peak Brightness: 8.79 Contrast: 6.14 JVC LT-32J300 Score: Black Level: 5.16 Peak Brightness: 8.58 Contrast: 5.82

 

Color Accuracy


The 37LH55 had a more even color temperature, better overall color representation, and was closer to rec. 709 standards.

Color Temperature Comparison
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LG 37LH30 Score: 8.52
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JVC LT-32J300 Score: 7.79

 

RGB Comparison

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LG 37LH30 Score: 7.94

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JVC LT-32J300 Score: 5.92

 

Color Gamut Comparison
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LG 37LH30 Score: 6.17
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JVC LT-32J300 Score: 5.11

 

Motion


The JVC LT-32J300 had fewer problems with blurring and artifacting.

  Motion Scores
  LG 37LH30 JVC LT-32J300
Motion Smoothness 5.63 6.00
Motion Artifacting 6.00 6.63

Viewing Effects


The 37LH30 had a very shallow total viewing angle: about 58º. The JVC LT-32J300's viewing angle is slightly better, at 65º.

Viewing Angle Comparison
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LG 37LH30 Score: 3.84 JVC LT-32J300 Score: 6.33

Connectivity


The JVC has a few ports that the LG doesn't, including an S-Video and analog out. The JVC also has a USB port for its photo viewer.

  Connectivity Comparison
  LG 37LH30 JVC LT-32J300
HDMI 3 3
Component 1 2
Composite 2 2
S-Video 0 1
VGA 1 1
Analog Audio In 3 3
Digital Audio Out 0  0
Analog Audio Out 0 1
LAN 0 0
USB 0 1
Memory Card 0 0
Other Optical Audio Out Optical Audio Out

Other Comparisons


The only other difference between these TVs is the JVC's photo viewer. Though this is certainly a nice feature, we doubt that alone will sway many consumers' purchasing decision.

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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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