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We need a new bedroom TV. I've been looking at 32-37 inch sets.

I really liked this Panasonic TC-L37SI set, but can't find much information on it at all. I can get this TV for 699 shipped, but have been leery because I really didn't want to spend that much. However, for a 37-inch, that seems like an excellent deal.

Is there anyone who can push me in the Panasonic direction, or toward another 37'' for an excellent price? I didn't think I needed 1080p for a bedroom set, but for the small price upgrade, why not?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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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.
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Originally Posted by rxtian View Post

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.

I know you said SD is very watchable. If one was to only using this TV for a SD signal do you feel it would be a good match?
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Michael : sorry it took so long for me to get back to you.

I have Comcast Cable. Analog SD (2, 5,7,9, 11, 22, 32) is watchable, sometimes so-so, sometimes decent, once in a while channels are very good (surprisingly so) I think it was channel 5 (NBC) that was real good. Analog Channels under a 100, like the history channel are good also. Digital Channels over 100 can be good to very good.

I'll say once again that PS3 games (no motion blur, no green phosphor trails), and SD DVDs upconverted with the PS3, are fantastic. All channels, including HD have great color and flesh tones. I am extremely happy with this TV. I am going to get the Panasonic tc-l32x1 for the bedroom. I've been trying to find a problem with this LCD, and I cannot.

I'll also say, that Plasma TVs can go to you know where. I will not buy a plasma, spend 120 hours on break-in, then change settings once again while also going into the service menu and possibly voiding the warranty, all to get a great picture (like the one I have with the L37S1 wit hno break-in and minimal fooling around with settings).
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