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Panasonic VIERA 37 inch 3D LED HDTV - TCL37DT30

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #9 in 3D HDTV

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Pros: Fits into a 36" armoire, Very good 3D performance, Excellent Color - Filmlike, Looks great - like a large tablet

Cons: A bit pricey, VIERA Connect needs work

I took delivery of the TC-L37DT30 on 10/21/2011 from Amazon. The main reason for purchasing the DT30 is, it is the only 37" TV that would fit in a standard 36" armoire which has an inside width of 34.5". Of course the other reason is its very good specs and the extensive setup settings.

After hooking it up, the out-of-box default settings were very good and I was impressed with the excellent detail. Although after viewing it for awhile, it seemed muted and the color had a sepia quality to it. A little too warm for my taste. After a couple of days, I decided it needed calibration and they are as follows:

Slotkar's Official Settings List ---

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TC-L37DT30 firmware Ver. 2.070 - (08/22/2011)
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The DT30 was setup using both GetGray Ver. 1.1a and
AVSHD 709 Ver. 2d Blu-ray video calibration DVD's

Menu > Picture:
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Picture mode CUSTOM
Back light 90
Contrast 100
Brightness 60
Color 50
Tint +1
Sharpness 51
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Color temp. Normal
Color mgmt. On
A.I. picture On
C.A.T.S. Off
Video NR Off
Pro settings >
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W/B high R 0
W/B high B 0
W/B low R 0
W/B low B 0
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Red hue 0
Green hue 0
Blue hue 0
Red saturation -20
Green saturation -10
Blue saturation -20
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Color detail adjustments >>

Yellow hue 0
Cyan hue 0
Magenta hue 0
Yellow saturation -6
Cyan saturation -5
Magenta saturation -17
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Red luminance 0
Green luminance 0
Blue luminance -4
Yellow luminance 0
Cyan luminance 0
Magenta luminance 0
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Black Extension 15
Gamma 2.2
Panel brightness Mid
Contour emphasis On
AGC +7

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Aspect adjustments >

Aspect Full
HD size 2

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HDMI settings >

HDMI/DVI RGB range (all) Auto
Content type (all) Off

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Advanced picture settings >

Block NR Off
Mosquito NR Off
Motion picture 5 Off

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In my opinion Panasonic designed an outstanding TV, the picture is very lifelike with near non-existant motion blurring and excellent 3D performance.

This LCD TV is establishes a new industry benchmark. Way to go Panasonic!

This TV has been discontinued and Panasonic does not a direct replacement. What a shame...
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Panasonic VIERA 37 inch 3D LED HDTV - TCL37DT30
Description:

Panasonic VIERA TC-L37DT30 37-Inch 1080p 3D LED HDTV

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandPanasonic
EAN0885170042551
FeatureFull HD 3D (1 Pair of Glasses Included) Flush Design VIERA Connect 240Hz with Motion Picture Pro 5
Item Height22.5 inches
Item Length34.4 inches
Item Width10.3 inches
LabelPanasonic
ManufacturerPanasonic
MPNTC-L37DT30
NumberOfItems1
Package Height7.4 inches
Package Length41.7 inches
Package Weight40.7 pounds
Package Width25.7 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberTC-L37DT30
ProductGroupHome Theater
ProductTypeNameTELEVISION
PublisherPanasonic
SKUSY-TC-L37DT30
StudioPanasonic
TitlePanasonic VIERA TC-L37DT30 37-Inch 1080p 3D LED HDTV
UPC885170042551
UPCList - UPCListElement885170042551
Item Weight34.2 pounds
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementTC-L37DT30
IsAutographed0
IsMemorabilia0
ModelTC-L37DT30
Colorblack
Size37-Inch
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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