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Compilation of all 37" LCD TVs - 2008 models

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  1. SafeRat

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    Hi all,

    I've decided that from the numerous postings and questions of 'which 37 inch to buy?' (including from myself), that I'd create a thread specifically dedicated to just this. There are so many different options available for the 2008 37" ranges, which I'm sure must put some people off looking into each model as the task just seems so daunting, that I have listed every model in this size range below, and will continually update it with prices, reviews, user impressions and images.

    I realise that for some of the 2008 sets there is currently little info, and even fewer actual user-impressions, though I have two reasons for creating this thread now rather than later:

    Firstly, I'm sure that people (including myself), will be able to make a much more educated decision on which model will truly be the best for them when they make a purchase, if info on each set has been avaialble few months, and updated regularly (rather than a quick 'which is best' question). Primarily though, I just like to know what's going on in the world of AV :).

    You can find a list of models below, with 1080P ones on this post, and other notable models on the 2nd post - These lists will be updated when new info comes in, including prices, confirmed release dates etc. I have included non-1080P sets, as although they do not particularly interest me, other people with different needs for TVs may find it useful.

    I will update this post with new models from each manufacturer, and details on what exactly the specs are, when info is posted. When I have a few models listed, I'll try to begin to put them in some kind of order, either for quality/price etc. All help is very much appreciated!

    Prices

    Panasonic


    LG


    Toshiba


    Samsung
    • Samung LE-37A556 /557/558/559: £665.00 (Use code: HOT5 )

      Written + Video Review: 7.8/10 (Asian version, though appears to only be different aesthetically.)
    • Samsung LE-37A656: £883.50 (Use codes: SAM5K and HOT5 )

      Review: 9/10
      Review 2: 7.3/10
      Review 3: 92%

      (All of these Samsung reviews are the 40" versions which have a higher contrast ratio, though are the only ones available).

    Hitachi

    • Hitachi UT37V502:
    • Hitachi UT37X802:
    • Hitachi UT37S602:

    Philips





    Sharp




    Pioneer
    • Pioneer KRL-37V: Estimate: £1500

    Sony

    • Sony KDL-37XBR6: N/A

    Obviously the prices change regularly, so only take these as a rough guide/comparison.

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    37" 1080P models

    Panasonic

    TX-37LZD80
    TX-37LZD85
    TX-37LZD800

    TX-37LZD80 Main Features

    Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 10000:1
    Panel: IPS Alpha
    Response Speed: 6.7ms
    x.v. Colour
    24p Playback
    3 HDMI ports
    BBE VIVA Surround sound
    SD Card Slot

    [​IMG]

    TX-37LZD85 Added/Upgraded Features

    100Hz MOTION PICTURE PRO 2

    [​IMG]

    TX-37LZD800 Added/Upgraded Featues

    Clear Panel
    'Advanced Smart Sound'
    4 HDMI ports
    PC input
    PIP (Picture in Picture)
    One sheet of glass design (different cosmetics)

    [​IMG]

    LG

    LG 37LG5000
    LG 37LG5010
    LG 37LG6000

    LG 37LG5000 Main Features

    Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 50000:1
    24P
    3 HDMI 1.3
    Clear Voice Technology
    Invisible Speakers
    Simplink

    [​IMG]

    LG 37LG5010 (Same model as LG 37LG5000, but with a slightly different bezel.)

    [​IMG]

    LG 37LG6000 New/Upgraded features

    1.7" thickness
    Red coloured back/sides
    4 HDMI 1.3

    [​IMG]

    Toshiba

    2007 premium model: 37Z3030D

    2007 model: 37X3030DB
    2008 model: 37XV505DB
    2008 model: 37XV503DB

    2007 premiuim 37Z3030D Main features

    Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 6500:1
    100Hz
    24 fps with 5:5 pull down
    Wide colour gamut
    xvYCC Broad Colour Space
    10-bit processing
    3 HDMI 1.3 ports
    Dynamic Gamma curve correction
    ONKYO® speaker technology

    [​IMG]

    2007 37X3030DB model main features

    Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 3500:1
    Brightness: 500 cd/m2
    Response Time: 8ms
    24P compatible (only compatible - converts it)
    2 HDMI ports

    [​IMG]

    2008 37XV503DB New/Upgraded Features

    Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 18000:1
    3 HDMI
    10-Bit Processing
    Luma Sens (Auto Contrast)

    [​IMG]

    2008 37XV505DB New/Upgraded Features

    Same specs as model above, slightly different aesthetics

    [​IMG]

    Samsung

    LE-37A556 /557/558/559 (All models are the same, just with slightly different bezels.)
    LE-37A656

    LE-37A556 /557/558/559 Main Features

    Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 15000:1
    3 HDMI 1.3
    24P
    USB
    DNIE +

    [​IMG] (LE-37A559)

    LE-37A656 New/Upgraded Features

    100Hz
    4 HDMI 1.3
    'Rose Black' Touch of Colour

    [​IMG]

    Hitachi

    UT37V502 / UT37X802 (The two models are the exact same, though the UT37X802 has a two year warrenty)
    UT37S602
    (http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS225388 04-Jan-2008 BW20080104)

    UT37V502 / UT37X802 Main Features NB. These two models are technically HDTV monitors as they lack digital tuners.

    100Hz
    Super Thin Design - 1.5 inches
    Deep Colour
    One HDMI 1.3 (One!)
    IPS Panel
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 8000:1
    Screen Brightness: 530 cd/m2

    [​IMG]

    UT37S602 New/Upgraded Features

    Three HDMI 1.3 (More like it...)
    Audio Video Centre Included (External box with tuner/HDMI ports etc in)

    (Both models look identical)

    Philips

    [2007] 37PFL9632D
    [2007] 37PFL9732D
    [2008] 37PFL5603D/10
    [2008] 37PFL7603D/10
    [2008] 37PFL9603D/10

    [2007] 37PFL9632D Main Features

    Perfect Pixel HD Engine w/ 14-bit processing
    100Hz Clear panel
    10-bit digital processing
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 8000:1
    Response Time: 3ms
    Two-sided Ambilight with LED lighting
    3 HDMI 1.3 ports
    USB port
    Coaxial digital audio output - Not optical

    [​IMG]

    [2007] 37PFL9732D New/Upgraded Features

    Three-sided Ambilight with LED lighting
    Different Remote
    Compact Flash + SD card readers

    [​IMG]

    [2008] 37PFL5603D/10 Main Features

    Pixel Plus HD
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 44000:1
    Response Time: 6ms
    Invisible speakers
    USB Port
    4 HDMI 1.3 inputs
    Anti-reflection coating
    High-gloss black Colour

    [​IMG]

    [2008] 37PFL7603D/10 New / Upgraded Features (from 37PFL5603D/10)

    Pixel Plus 3 HD
    HD Natural Motion
    Ambilight - 2 channel
    Black deco White Colour

    [​IMG]

    [2008] 37PFL9603D/10 New/Upgraded Features (from 37PFL7603D/10)

    Perfect Pixel HD Engine - 2250 trillion colours 17bit RGB
    Perfect Natural Motion
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 30000:1
    Ambilight Spectra 2 - 2 channel
    100 Hz Clear LCD
    Response Time: 2ms
    High-gloss black Colour
    MPEG-1 + MPEG-2 Video formats supported
    VGA PC Input - 1280 x 768 (WXGA) + 1360 x 768 + 1920 x 1080 supported

    [​IMG]

    Continued on next post
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  2. SafeRat

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    1080P sets continued

    Sharp

    LC37B20E
    LC37X20E
    LC37XL8E

    LC37B20E Main Features

    Contrast Ratio: 1200:1 True / 10,000:1 Dynamic
    Enhanced Picture Contrast Technology
    Response Time: 6ms
    3 HDMI (1.3) ports
    PC input

    [​IMG]

    LC37X20E New/Upgraded Features

    Contrast Ratio: 2000:1 True / 10,000:1 Dynamic

    [​IMG]

    LC37XL8E New/Upgraded Features

    100Hz
    10bit Signal processing
    Slim frame
    Super thin design

    [​IMG]

    JVC

    No 37inch sets

    Pioneer

    KRL-37V (KURO LCD) http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/content/press/news/kuroPortfolio.html

    KFL-37V Main Features

    Contrast Ratio: 2000:1 True / 10,000:1 Dynamic
    100Hz
    24P
    Response Time: 6ms
    Anti-reflective filter
    Three HDMI 1.3
    PC Input
    Aluminum remote

    [​IMG]

    Sony

    No 37inch 1080P sets for the UK. The following model is one coming out in the US, though I've added it here just to reiterate how much Sony must dislike us for living on the wrong side of the pond, by not giving us what looks to be the best set for this size range this year.

    KDL-37XBR6 Main Features

    LED Backlit
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 30,000:1
    Bravia Engine 2
    Motionflow 120Hz (100HZ if it came to the UK)
    ACE (Advanced Contrast Enhancer)
    Digital Media Port
    24P
    Digital Media Extender (DMex)
    3D graphic user interface
    Photo TV
    4 HDMI 1.3

    [​IMG]

    People who've helped with the thread

    Dnaltocs - Toshiba models
    Mickus - Toshiba models + prices
    WizardOfOz85 - Toshiba price
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  3. SafeRat

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    Other non-1080P 37" Models

    I will update this post with new models from each manufacturer, and details on what exactly the specs are, when info is posted. When I have a few models listed, I'll try to begin to put them in some kind of order, either for quality/price etc. All help is very much appreciated!

    Prices

    Sharp

    • Sharp LC-37D44U:

    LG

    • LG LG30:

    Toshiba

    • Toshiba 37AV500:
    • Toshiba 37CV510:

    Samsung

    • Samsung LN37A450P:

    Sony

    • Sony KDL-37M4000:
    • Sony KDL-37N4000:
    • Sony KDL-37V4500: £840 (estimate)

    All help regarding prices is very much appreciated :)

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    Panasonic

    All 37" models are 1080P

    Sharp

    LC-37D44U

    LC-37D44U Main Features

    720P
    Contrast Ratio: 1500:1 True / 7500:1 Dynamic
    Response Time: 6 ms
    Two HDMI inputs

    [​IMG]

    LG

    LG30

    LG30 Main Features

    720P
    Three HDMI 1.3
    Clear Voice technology
    LG SimpLink

    Toshiba

    37AV500
    37CV510

    37AV500 Main Features

    720P
    One HDMI port

    [​IMG]

    37CV510 New/Upgraded Features

    1.5 inch ThinLine bezel
    SoundStrip speakers
    Game Mode
    PixelPure 4G
    Three HDMI ports

    [​IMG]

    Samsung

    LN37A450P

    LN37A450P Main Features

    Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 15000:1
    3D support
    Three HDMI 1.3 ports
    Response Time: 6ms]
    Matte black design

    [​IMG]

    Hitachi

    All 37" models are 1080P

    JVC

    No 37inch sets - No 1080P ones either!

    Sony

    KDL-37M4000
    KDL-37N4000
    KDL-37V4500

    KDL-37M4000 Main Features

    720P
    2 HDMI
    Bravia Engine
    Bravia® Sync

    [​IMG]

    KDL-37N4000 Upgraded/New Features

    Designed with audio in mind
    Integrated 5.1 audio
    Digital Media Port

    [​IMG]

    KDL-37V4500 New/Upgraded Features (From KDL-37N4000)

    Dynamic Contrast ratio: 20,000:1
    Bravia Engine 2
    ACE (Advanced Contrast Enhancer)
    3x HDMI 1.3
    24P
    USB 2.0
    Photo TV

    [​IMG]
  4. Gauchoo

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    There's the Toshiba 37Z3030D, albeit it's not 2008 range but it's not been out for long though I think and it has all the top specs and it's on display at out local costco and the picture looks good, natural colours and no ghosting etc on freeview.

    http://www.home-entertainment.toshi.../pages/lcdplasma-regzaz-37z3030d?opendocument

    They are also bringing out a new model soon :

    http://www.home-entertainment.toshi...pages/lcdplasma-regzaxv-32xv505d?opendocument


    ----Edit-----

    JDM121 beat me to the 37z303d.
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    Thanks for that. I'll add those two to the second post (with a changed link - the second new model one was for the 32 inch). Hopefully will end up with a comprehensive list of all new 1080P models from each manufacturer, and the benefits of the upgraded model eventually
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    My bad :rolleyes:

    Toshiba 37XV505D coming out soon,i'm interested in the 32"... :


    http://www.home-entertainment.toshi...pages/lcdplasma-regzaxv-37xv505d?opendocument

    Also a price for you with a three year warranty, good value if the lcd is any good :

    http://www.leconcepts.com/products/lcd-tvs/toshiba-37xv505d-hd-lcd-tv.html
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    Thanks again, hopefully this thread will continuously be added to over time :)

    Btw... any ideas of when the model will be released? Sorry for all the question, I will look up myself for an answer tomorrow if there's no reply, just thought I may aswell ask to save me the trouble if someone knows :)
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    I've researched a few different manufacturers' 37" 1080P sets now, and have added them to the second post. Any mistakes/additions are very much appreciated :thumbsup:.

    Btw, if anyone with the power to do so is reading, could you please change the thread title to something along the lines of '37 inch 2008 sets info + pricing', as it seems to be fading away from the original 'best sets for gaming' thread. Cheers :)
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    Ok, I've pretty much finished (in my mind anyway) doing all that I can at the moment to this thread. I've added all the models I could find, and included images to each set I could find them for. It's taken me quite a while, so I'd really appreciate any comments regarding it, i.e. any models I've missed, either info on, or seperate ones entirely. Also, any release dates/prices for the listed models would really be appreciated :)

    Again, I'll continue to update the thread as time passes, though any help from other users would really be very helpful :thumbsup:

    Cheers,

    SafeRat
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    Great thread SR. Particularly useful for those scratching around the 37" market!

    Maybe overtime, you could include some reviews as they become available?

    Price comparisons would be nice too - but probably unrealistic as they can change on a daily basis.

    Isn't the Toshiba XV an upgrade of last years X series model? Wouldn't it be a better comparison to compare the X & XV, rather than the XV & Z? As the Z is their top end model, and the X/XV a mide-range set.

    Have book-marked this thread. Cheers!

    P.s - SONY - where's your 37" upgrade!?!?!
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    Thanks for your response -Was beginning to think I was the only person interested in 37 inch models!

    Currently I'm unaware of any reviews for the sets (though I think I've seen something on one of the Panasonics somewhere), but when I find them, or some kind person links to them, I'll be sure to add them promptly, along with prices etc :thumbsup:

    As for the Toshiba models - I'll attempt to fix that sometime soon, as I can see that it's not particularly clear atm as to how much of an up/downgrade it is, so comparing it the X series should clear that up.

    Cheers :)
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    None of them are plasma so no worries about burn-ins. They are all very much LCD sets
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    Cool thread, Would be cool if you could add bigger screens so then it would include the sony's
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    I was thinking about adding larger sets to the list, but I think doing so would make the thread too large/complex, so it would be a lot harder for someone to choose the best set for them. I suppose I could make a different thread for a different size, but atm I'm focusing primarily on 37" sets :cool:
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    everyone is an 1080p lcd
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    I've now removed that original post (before I developed the thread by posting info/pics myself), as I'm now aware that they were. Cheers anyway though.

    SafeRat
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    Right, I've made a few changes to the thread now, and had a go at correcting the Toshiba section - I've now included 3 models (two 2007's, and the one new 2008 one). Hopefully it's relatively easy to understand.

    I've also added another list of non-1080P 37" sets, for anyone interested. Prices/reviews and some pictures are missing, so if anyone has anything that would be useful to add, then please post it :cool:

    As always any feedback is appreciated, as I've put quite a lot of time into creating and editing the thread :)
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    Great stuff SR! :thumbsup:

    Just to cloud the issue - the new Toshibas (XV) will be coming in two model variants - the XV503 & the XV505. Both are technically the same - there are just cosmetically different. (See here for some small piccies if you want to add them to your thread).

    Also, play.com have the 37" listed for £599 - which is a cracking price for a new 1080p set! Link here
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    Thanks for that Mickus, i've added it to the thread :thumbsup: Any other comments from peeps are great :cool:

    I've also added a 'credit' section at the bottom, to anyone who's helped with the list :smashin:
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    No I haven't approached anyone, only the lil comment right down somewhere on the first page - doubt it will be particulary effective, though I've no idea what else I can do.

    Thanks also for that link, and your continued help on this thread! :D
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    Hi,

    I am after a 37 inch telly for MCE use, ps3, wii, blu-ray/DVD use.

    Im wanting at least 3 x HDMI 1.3 ports & 1080p


    Also whats this 24p thing people keep talking about? I dont understand what that is?

    ATM im looking atToshiba Regza 37" 37XV503DB 1080p or Samsung 37" LE37M87BDX/XEU HD 1080p.

    Do they both have all the trimings for that price range?

    What is the best telly for sub £650?

    Hope you can help
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    I just saw that amazon have it for 599 too now. Of course play is still cheaper if you have the 5% voucher and quidco but if you don't then amazon would be another place to get it and they seem to have it in stock now instead of waiting 2-3 weeks.

    Personally I got it from play the price difference was enough to make me wait a few more weeks.
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    The Toshiba appears to have everything you require, though as explained, it's only 24p 'compatible', in the sense that it doesn't do it properly, like other (allbeit more expensive) sets do. As for the Samsung, it's a little more expensive I think, but appears to be full 24P, along with all the other features you posted about :thumbsup: Oh, almost forgot: 24P is supposed to reduce judder on HD material - basically, it's there to try and make things look even better, though to be honest, imo (and this is just my opinion!), it's not really a crucial feature, as watching a Blu-Ray in 1080P is a substanstial upgrade from SD viewing anyway. But still, some people swear it makes a big difference, just not me (to such an extent) :)

    Cheers for that, I'll add it the front page shortly.
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    am I right in thinking the Tosh 37Z3030 is about the best 37" money can buy atm? Looking through the list I can't see any better...... anyone know of any reviews for that TV?
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    hhhmmmm I cant find anywhere that says the sammy LE37M87BDX/XEU is 24p nor can i find any reference to 24p on the tosh. tbh I aint noticed a prob with juddering on my sammy720p.

    Stuff it for £570 the tosh cant be bad..... can it?
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    Ok, I've began doing this now - Added a Panasonic to the front page, and will eventually update the whole page for every model. As always, all help is appreciated :thumbsup:
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    can any of these sets do 24p properly ie 24 frames per second with no judder?

    i have an LG37lf66 which can do 24p but suffers from judder
    im basically looking for a set that will display my bluray and hddvds without any issues

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