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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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Overall Design

The Panasonic TC-P37X2 is a very cookie-cutter design, and would be hard to pick out in a line-up. The plastic used in the frame feels cheap and shows fingerprints easily. However, it has just enough curve to keep it from looking too boxy.

Front

The Panasonic TC-P37X2 is a standard-looking TV with a high-gloss finish. Be aware that these types of finishes are finger-print magnets.

Front Tour Image
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Back

The back of the TV is a matte black plastic. All the ports here are gathered in one corner for easier access.

Back Tour Image

Sides

The Panasonic TC-P37X2 is not terribly skinny, as you can see in the photos below. However, plasmas simply can't get as thin as those newer "ultrathin" LED-lit LCDs. There's enough room for ports on one side, and onboard controls on the other.

Sides Tour Image

Stand/Mount

The stand that attaches to the bottom of the Panasonic TC-P37X2 feels quite cheap, but the TV panel is light enough that it doesn't require much. The stand does not allow the TV panel to swivel, which is unfortunate. That can be a very useful feature for certain types of viewing situations.

Controls

The Panasonic TC-P37X2's onboard controls are located on the right side, towards the bottom.

Controls Photo

Remote Control

The remote control that ships with the Panasonic TC-P37X2 is compact and lightweight. We like how well-labeled the buttons are, but the key travel (how far down you have to push the button) is too far and creates a sluggish interface.

Remote Control Photo
The remote control makes the user experience sluggish

In the Box

The Panasonic TC-P37X2 ships with the stand, remote control, batteries, assorted documentation, and iPod dock (with attached cable).

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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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