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264 of 269 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best In It's Class, April 7, 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)
Bought this from Amazon about a month ago. Did A LOT of online and in store research looking for a 32"-40" LED TV.
Looked at Vizio, Samsung, Sony, LG in addition to Panasonic.
After a month - I'm very satisfied with my selection.

If you have read the reviews on this model here on Amazon you will see overall very good comments.
Have seen some silly complaints about short power cord, and have seen some about the wifi adapter(I'm using ethernet cable). And some average comments on the sound, but the major points of the TV are Great.
There is one reviewer (C Reach) who claims to have gotten video settings online - THIS IS TOTAL BS. I HAVE SEARCHED AND SEARCHED - Does Not Exist.

Below you will find a Pros and Cons list and my picture and sound settings. My settings were done using my eyes and ears no calibration equipment.
Everyone's taste and environment are different, so these are what look good on mine. I will eventually test further with my calibration discs, but for those looking foe a good starting point from which to fine tune - this should help.

PROS:
Non Gloss screen reduces glare
Amazing viewing angles
Good overall contrast and color quality
Low power consumption
Smart (Flat) input layout on back
Good assortment of connections* (*Component video needs to use the included adapter - no biggie)
Price / Performance Ratio is BEST in Class
DNLA and Internet Features
Build Quality
No Spotlighting from corners like the Samsung sets (That was a dealbreaker for me)
Easy Setup

CONS:
Sound could be better - Sure, but is equal to or better than most in this class
Could have more extensive picture adjustment settings, but has enough to obtain a quality picture.
Remote should be Illuminated and have a dedicated Sleep button. (Many people will use this for a bedroom TV)
Some complained about power cord being short - But I had no problem with this at all. (It is detachable)

OVERALL I Give it a 8.8 out of 10.

MY SETTINGS:
Were set by eye averaging several different chanels and subject matter in a room with no light other than the TV.
You will probably want to fine tune based on taste and environment. Keep in mind this was done without calibration software, but I'm in the industry and have color experience. Hope it provides a good base...

PICTURE:

PICTURE MODE: Custom
BACKLIGHT: 90
CONTRAST: 96
BRIGHTNESS: 40
COLOR: 40
TINT: -3
SHARPNESS: 75
COLOR TEMP: Normal
COLOR MGMT: Off
AI PICTURE: On
C.A.T.S: Off:
VIDEO NR: Off

ADVANCED PICTURE
BLOCK NR: On
MOSQUITO NR: On
BLACK LEVEL: Light
3:2 PULLDOWN: On

AUDIO SETTINGS:
BASS: +5
TREBLE: -5
BALANCE: Center

ADVANCED AUDIO
AI SOUND: Off
SURROUND: On
BASS BOOST: On
VOLUME LEVELER: +2
TV SPEAKERS: On
HDMI 1 in: Digital
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 5, 2012, 4:53:30 PM PDT
GGobblin says:
Matte

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012, 6:02:49 PM PDT
GGobblin says:
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Posted on Nov 4, 2012, 12:03:58 PM PST
Sportsfan717 says:
how many hdmi cords does it have

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012, 6:08:39 PM PST
GGobblin says:
Tv's don't come with hdmi cords, for the most part.
These type of questions can be easily answered by going to Panasonic's website...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012, 6:09:02 PM PST
GGobblin says:
Tv's don't come with hdmi cords, for the most part.
These type of questions can be easily answered by going to Panasonic's website...

Posted on Nov 12, 2012, 5:27:57 PM PST
The only spec causing me concern is the 60Hz refresh rate. Can I infer that in your opinion this is not an issue?

Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2012, 4:15:43 AM PST
GGobblin says:
Has not been an issue for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012, 6:46:21 PM PST
DaveC19 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2012, 11:27:37 AM PST
Donkey Howdy says:
I am on low kw solar and do not want to upgrade to hd as an hd box consumes too much electricity.

Does this set look good in non hd programming?

Posted on Dec 19, 2012, 9:15:43 PM PST
That was an outstanding review. Thank you very much for all the info!