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LG 37LH30 LCD HDTV Review

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Vs Samsung LN32B360

Samsung LN32B360 Summary
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Value Comparison Summary


The Samsung LN32B360 again shows it can outperform TVs that are capable of a higher-resolution display. It had a deeper black level, higher peak brightness, higher contrast ratio, and similar color acuracy. The downsides to the LN32B360 rest with its smaller screen and lower native resolution. In just about every other area, however, the LN32B360 outperforms the 37LH30. Given the price difference, we'd strongly recommend considering the LN32B360.

  Comparison Specifications
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  LG 37LH30 Samsung LN32B360
Size 37 inches 32 inches
Price $950 $549.99
Type LCD LCD
Format 1080p 720p

Blacks & Whites


The Samsung beats the LG across the board. It has a lower black level and a higher peak brightness, which gives it a higher contrast ratio.

Blacks & Whites Comparison Chart
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LG 37LH30 Score: Black Level: 5.47 Peak Brightness: 8.79 Contrast: 6.14 Samsung LN32B360 Score: Black Level: 8.23 Peak Brightness: 9.32 Contrast: 8.89

 

Color Accuracy


Both TVs had a solid color temperature and about the same color representation. The Samsung had a slightly less accurate color gamut.

Color Temperature Comparison
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LG 37LH30 Score: 8.52
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Samsung LN32B360 Score: 8.67

 

RGB Comparison

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LG 37LH30 Score: 7.94

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Samsung LN32B360 Score: 7.65

 

Color Gamut Comparison
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LG 37LH30 Score: 6.17
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Samsung LN32B360 Score: 4.49

 

Motion


Both TVs garnered similar results on our motion tests.

  Motion Scores
  LG 37LH30 Samsung LN32B360
Motion Smoothness 5.63 6.00
Motion Artifacting 6.00 5.50

 

Viewing Effects


Neither TV had a wide viewing angle, but the LG's 57º was wider than the Samsung's 34º.

Viewing Angle Comparison
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LG 37LH30 Score: 3.84 Samsung LN32B360 Score: 3.26

 

Connectivity


The LG 37LH30 has a few extra ports, including an optical audio out. The Samsung LN32B360 actually has a very small selection of ports.

 

  Connectivity Comparison
  LG 37LH30 Samsung LN32B360
HDMI 3 2
Component 1 1
Composite 2 1
S-Video 0 0
VGA 1 1
Analog Audio In 3 1
Digital Audio Out 0 1
Analog Audio Out 0 1
LAN 0 0
USB 0 0
Memory Card 0 0
Other Optical audio out 0

Other Comparisons


There aren't any other significant areas of difference between the two TVs. Neither are feature-based sets.

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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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