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LG 37LH30 LCD HDTV Review

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Tour & Design

Tour & Design Summary
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Front


The LG 37LH30 is a basic-looking television. It has a glossy black bezel with an embellishment along the bottom. Towards the bottom right corner of the screen is the sensor and power LED.

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Back


There are two features on the back of the 37LH30: the spot where you plug in the power cord and a cluster of ports.

For information about the ports on the back of the LG 37LH30 see our Connectivity section.

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Sides


The left side of the TV has a few ports. The right side is where you'll find the on-set controls.

 For information about the ports on the back of the LG 37LH30 see our Connectivity section.

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Stand/Mount


The stand features a convex front and a concave back. It looks a bit like a police shield or the Star Fleet insignia. The stand allows the TV to swivel.

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  • The stand is relatively thin, but the TV never shook much. *

 

Controls


The on-set controls are located at the bottom of the right side of the screen.

 

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Remote Control


The LG 37LH30's remote is a standard remote for an entry-level TV. It has an intuitive button layout and sports large fonts. 

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  • The remote is also well-balanced, which should help prevent dropping. *

 

 

In The Box*(6.50)*


The 37LH30 doesn't come with much inside its box. You'll fine the manual, the remote, and a couple of batteries.

The TV is pretty easy to assemble. All you have to do is place the TV on its stand and screw it into place. A single person should be able to manage the job.

 

Aesthetics*(5.00)*


We thought the 37LH30 was decently attractive, but very plain looking. There really isn't a lot about the TV to grab your aesthetic sensibilities and wring out approval. It's a glossy black TV with a slighly odd shape to its stand. The power indicator pulses when it turns on. Otherwise, the 37LH30 is any old TV set.

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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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