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Panasonic TC-L37X2 LCD HDTV Review

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The TC-L37X2 is a flawed entry-level LCD from Panasonic.

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Value Comparison

The Sony KDL-32EX700 is a more expensive TV, but the money is well spent on a far superior picture quality. Better contrast and black levels, smoother motion, better resolution scaling, and support for streaming content and DLNA make for a high-value TV.

Blacks & Whites

The Sony KDL-32EX700 offers excellent black level and contrast ratio, far, far exceeding the Panasonic TC-L37X2. For more details about how to get better contrast ratios on the Panasonic TC-L37X2, jump here.

Contrast Chart

Color Accuracy

The color performance of the Panasonic TC-L37X2 slightly outmatches the Sony 32EX700, but the margin is not huge.

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Motion

The Sony 32EX700 offers much better motion performance than the Panasonic TC-L37X2, in part because it has a motion processing feature that allows you to smooth out the jaggies. The effect creates some weird side effects and it's not to everyone's taste, but it's good to have options.

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Viewing Effects

The Panasonic TC-L37X2 easily outclassed the Sony 32EX700 when it came to viewing angle.

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Connectivity

The Sony 32EX700 has an additional HDMI, but only one composite AV input for older devices. It's important to know what you want to plug into a TV before you buy it.

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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. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Samsung PN42C450 Comparison
  14. LG 32LD450 Comparison
  15. Sony Bravia KDL-32EX700 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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