Originally Posted by rxtian
I just picked up a TC-L37S1 this afternoon. In the livingroom, it replaced a 27" Sony Wega Trinitron Flat Screen. I also have a Sharp 20" HD LCD in the Bedroom which we have enjoyed for the past two years. This TV makes both of them look like pikers.
I have made no setting changes, except to lower the brightness from 50 to 30, and I lowered the Sharpeness to about 25. I hooked up a Comcast Motorola DCH-3200 Box with HDMI (1.2, as the 1.3 true color cables will probably arrive tomorrow).
HD is wonderful. Digital channels are great. SD analog channels are very watchable.
I have a DVD player hooked up to the 37S1 thru component. Tomorrow I will get another upscaler player with HDMI. So far SD DVDs look very good; I expect that using HDMI, the DVDs will look wonderful.
I hooked up an original Xbox using S video. Games like Burnout and Ghost Recon look better on the L37S1 than they did on the analog sony 27" using S video or the Sharp LCD using Component cables. The games have better color, and are cleaner, sharper, and shows better detail. I could see farther in Ghost Recon than I ever did before. I'm impressed. I can't wait to try component cables w/ the Xbox, and then get a PS3.
We are very impressed, and very happy with this TV. Colors look spot on without changing anything except the aforementioned Brightness and Sharpness settings. Clean, sharp, text is very clear, skin tones look excellent.
My stepson stopped by; he sells TVs at Sears. He has last years 720p 50" Panasonic Plasma at his home, and he is very happy with it.. He thinks this 37" LCD look great. Now he wants a 32" Panasonic for his 2nd bedroom.
So far tonight, very little or no reflections in the screen. Easy to put the Stand on, easy to set up. BTW: My livingroom is 16x13, and this 37" is big enough. Color and PQ are very good when viewed to the side; IPS Panels do live up to their reputation.
I almost forgot; the speakers built into the TV sound just fine. Loud and clear. The SD Card Player works very well also.
I would not hesitate to recommend this TV to anyone. I will probably buy my parents one this weekend.