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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceeded expectations., March 4, 2012
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This review is from: Panasonic VIERA TC-L37E5 37-Inch 1080p 60Hz Full HD IPS LED-LCD TV (2012 Model) (Electronics)
Really great tv. Perfect size for my office/studio. Picture quality is excellent. I calibrated the tv using settings I found with a quick google search. Sound is ok, but as with most flat screens it lacks a really impressive on board audio set up. Xbox 360 games look incredible. I've been playing Skyrim and Battlefield 3 and am blown away by the picture. I fired up amazon prime (through Viera Cast) and watched Troll Hunter in HD. Again, beautiful picture (and awesome low budget Norweigian movie).

And now a more niche consideration. I am an illustrator by trade and use a Wacom tablet and photoshop in my day to day work. I purchased this tv with the intention of utilizing it as a third, large scale monitor for certain projects. A big reason I went for this particular tv is the LED screen. I find it is much easier on my eyes when I am painting on screen for hours on end.

So there you have it. Beautiful image quality, a decent service lineup (Netflix, Prime, etc.), customization, great aesthetics, light weight, and it won't make your eyes bleed when you are painting an event poster at 2 in the morning.

And yes, it says wi-fi ready but it needs an adapter. Otherwise it would say built in wi-fi. so the option is either buy a tv with built in (an extra $200-$2000) or buy an adapter ($60.. I agree it's a rip off. I ran a wire.). Same reason the E3 model had only 4 stars, from what I read in the reviews. So if you can get past that, this is a really excellent buy.
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Initial post: Mar 7, 2012 3:39:10 PM PST
Mark Victor says:
Does this TV have a headphone jack, or an RCA audio out (not in) jack? I need one of those to use it with my Sennheiser wireless headphones.

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 9:26:45 PM PST
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Posted on Mar 8, 2012 9:51:28 PM PST
A shopper says:
Why does this TV say LCD if it is an LED TV.
The public is confused if it has mercury in it or not.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2012 10:10:07 AM PST
JeremynLaina says:
You are confused because of the TV manufacturers. The only true LED TV's are the OLED the rest of them like this one are LCD's with and LED based backlight. The prior LCD backlight technology was CCFL(small fluorescent lamps). LCD's require light to shine through the panel from behind. OLED's generate the light on a pixel by pixel basis similar to Plasma.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2012 4:58:42 PM PST
A shopper says:
But does this TV have mercury in it or not.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 14, 2012 6:27:40 AM PDT
Roger Tang says:
CCFL has mercury. LED backlight does not.

Posted on Mar 14, 2012 6:06:39 PM PDT
G. Stover says:
Can you tell me if this is a matte or a glossy screen? I'm looking to use this or a similar Samsung as a computer monitor, but definitely don't want a glossy screen.
Thanks in advance,
-Gabe

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2012 7:01:52 PM PDT
dennis says:
in the middle is the best answer

Posted on Mar 22, 2012 2:13:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 22, 2012 2:20:53 AM PDT
D Jones says:
Amazon and Panasonic specs indicate this TV does not have built-in Viera Connect System. Can you clarify? It seems you are getting Netflix, Amazon on Demand, etc. Are you getting all the Viera Connect Apps like Pandora, Youtube, Twitter, and Hulu Plus? Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2012 7:01:32 AM PDT
dennis says:
It is not the same as my Panasonic blu ray. The button is called internet, netflix, cinema now, vudu, amazon and hulu plus are the ones that seem to be available. There is a Viera Link button but not Viera Connect. There may be more but I haven't looked into it that far.
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