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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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Formats

The Panasonic TC-P37X2 has a native 720p (1280 x 720) display, but can handle all standard NTSC resolutions, including 1080i and 1080p. The TV simply downscales the picture to fit on the screen.As we said on the previous page, though, the TV is doesn't scale any of them particularly well, and it doesn't even display its native resolution without overscan loss and Moires.

Viewing Angle

The viewing angle on the Panasonic TC-L37X2 was rather good for an LCD TV. As you can see from the chart below, it far exceeded the performance of the similarly priced Samsung and Sony (though those TVs were superior in most other respects). While not quite as wide as what you'd get with an average plasma display, we're still impressed.

Viewing Angle Chart
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Reflectance

The Panasonic TC-L37X2's screen takes on a soft, diffused glow when hit with a strong ambient light. This is usually better than the sharp, mirror-like reflections that plagues some LCD TVs, so for that we're thankful. However, depending on the angle of the light and position it takes on your screen, this kind of glow may prove even more distracting.

Video Processing

The Panasonic TC-L37X2 offers most of the same video processing features found in its other LCD TVs, minus "Motion Picture Pro 4," which smooths out moving objects while creating a host of other problems. We don't miss it all that much.

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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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