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37" Class Viera S1 Series LCD HDTV (37" Diagonal)

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TC-L37S1
Features
  • 1080p HDTV
  • Motion Focus Technology
  • IPS Alpha Panel
  • Viera Image Viewer™

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    • Model Type
    • Series
    • Model Year
    • VIDEO
    • Screen Size
    • Display Resolution
    • Contrast Ratio
    • Response Time
    • Viewing Angle
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels)
    • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
    • EDTV Display Capability (480p)
    • Aspect Control
    • Panel
    • Screen Coating (Filter)
    • Progressive Scan
    • x.v.Color
    • Motion Adaptive 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter
    • 3D Color Management
    • Sub Pixel Control
    • Intelligent Scene Controller
    • Motion Focus Technology
    • AUDIO
    • Speakers
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • Surround Sound
    • INPUTS & JACKS
    • Integrated ATSC Tuner
    • SD Memory Card Slot (SDHC Compatible)
    • HDMI Input
    • Analog Audio Input (for HDMI)
    • Composite Video Input
    • S-Video Input
    • Audio Input (for Video)
    • PC Input
    • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR)
    • Audio Input (for Component Video)
    • Composite Video Output
    • Analog Audio Output
    • Digital Audio Output
    • Headphone Jack
    • CONVENIENCE
    • VIERA Link
    • Universal Dock for iPod
    • VIERA® Tools
    • Game Mode
    • Menu Languages
    • V-Chip Program Lockout
    • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
    • Timers
    • Video Input Label
    • Video Picture Memory
    • GENERAL
    • Power Supply
    • Rated Power Consumption
    • Standby Power Consumption
    • On Mode Average Power Consumption
    • Energy Star
    • Receiving System
    • Swivel Angle
    • Tilt Angle
    • VESA Compatible
    • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket
    • SPECIFICATIONS
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand
    • Weight (lbs.) w/Stand
    • Carton Dimensions
    • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)]
    • 120 Hz Motion Picture Pro 3
    • UPC
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Reviews

TC-L37S1 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All I can say is, "Wow!" As the title suggests, I'm VERY happy with my purchase. I have had this TV for about a month now and I'm still amazed when I turn it on. I'm the sort of person that reads as many reviews as I can stand to (good and bad), check consumer reports online, read some more reviews, wait, go to check it out locally, and then FINALLY, pull the trigger and put down the plastic. In other words, I'm a pretty cautious buyer. I checked out 120 htz TVs as well. I just felt that this particular model was the best bang for the buck, Plus it is Consumer Reports recommended. Great TV, great buy.
Date published: 2010-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from we bought this tv and a panasonic surround sound system. the picture is great and the system makes you feel like you're at the ballpark. everything was easy to set up and assemble. very nice system
Date published: 2010-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly An Amazing TV I purchased this 37-inch LCD TV immediately after purchasing the 32-inch sister (TC-L32S1) and was completely blown away. The color and picture are excellent, and the viewing angle is more than impressive. Contrary to Consumer Reports' evaluation, I think the sound is above average. Some TV programs, such as Fox News broadcasts, almost appear 3-D. Set-up was very easy, although I had a problem integrating my 32-inch set with Time-Warner Cable's remote control and the picture came on without sound. A call to Panasonic helped resolve the problem when I was advised to switch the cable box HDMI connection from HDMI 1 to HDMI 2, and use the HDMI 1 input for my DVD player instead of HDMI 2. Much to the surprise of both me and the Panasonic tech rep on the phone, we also discovered that each HDMI input setting on these S1 LCD's is customizable for picture, audio, screen size settings, etc. Now everything works perfectly, and I love these sets. My only concern with these two purchases is that Panasonic seems to be downplaying the LCD S1 series on their website, which I can't understand since these are amazingly wonderful TVs. I would definitely recommend these to anyone who is seeking a great value for their money and their HD viewing enjoyment. Earlier today I ordered a Panasonic DMP-BD70 Blu-Ray Disc / VHS Player to complement my classic Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Video Recorder and play my 250+ VHS tapes plus gain access to Blu-Ray Disc capability. This is exactly the kind of product I needed, but only stumbled on it by accident when I happened to find an article on C-Net reporting video highlights from the 2009 CES show, which included this model which uniquely combines low and high technology video capability. I can't wait to add this device to my new all-Panasonic multi-media system. Can a Panasonic home theater system be far behind?
Date published: 2010-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compare and Buy Compare the picture quality and price to other TV's and then buy this TV. The picture quality is phenomenal! Straight of the box I had this up and running in about 10 minutes. Standard DVD's look outstanding. I tried out a video game and the set did a great job. The resolution, the Contrast, and the color are just beautiful. I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2009-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from High Quality I did a ton of research when looking at HD LCD's. One sales person provided the best input: "Panasonic makes great Plasma TV's. When they entered the LCD space, nobody knew what to expect...and then they took off!" Even last year's Consumer Reports ranked Panasonic LCD's (37 inch class) as top shelf." I took this advice and ran with it. I dumbed it down to simply look at picture quality first. Then, I considered options. This TV (Panasonic LCD S series 37") was a no-brainer. Great quality!
Date published: 2009-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent computer monitor I wasn't aware until recently that Panasonic put the much-coveted IPS panels in their TVs. I frequent a computer enthusiast forum, and you can always find someone looking for a quality IPS monitor for professional graphics/photo work. Unfortunately, a quality 20" IPS monitor can easily run you more than the cost of this screen (especially if you're looking at the professional-grade screens), leading many to settle for either the cheap TN or the hazy MVA panels. So resigned to my fate was I that I was about to settle on an old MVA screen and call it good enough. Fortunately, mid-way through the check out process (online), I decided to give the selection one more look-over. Finding this screen literally the day it was released, I did some quick research (I had already read a good deal of praise for Panasonic's previous TVs) and placed my order. Now, having had it for roughly a week, I couldn't be more pleased. The picture quality is amazing, with consistent color and brightness, viewing angles worthy of the IPS name, and the lowest input lag (and low motion blur) that I've ever seen in an LCD. I wouldn't mind, however, some RGB sliders to further tweak the color. Before this model, the concept of purchasing a 37" IPS screen, with full HDTV tuning capability and tons of inputs to boot, at this price was laughable. With this now available, I can't imagine why you'd buy anything else (unless you were moving up the Panasonic line!). Get it, you won't regret it.
Date published: 2009-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from L37S1 Greate TV. Great picture.
Date published: 2009-04-11
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FAQs
  • What should I do if my TV will not turn on and the power indicator LED is not flashing?
    Follow these troubleshooting steps:
    • Make sure your TV's power cord is plugged into an electrical outlet.
    • Make sure the electrical outlet the TV is plugged into has power by testing known working device in that outlet.
    • After verifying the TV is plugged into a working outlet, try pressing the [POWER] button on the TV instead of the TV remote.
    If the outlet is working and the TV will not turn on after pressing the [POWER] button on the TV, please consider having the unit serviced. Click here for Panasonic Service Locator.
  • What should I do if the front Power indicator LED light is blinking?
    1. Unplug the TV's power cord.
    2. Unplug all cables.
    3. Power the TV using a different power outlet (do not use a power strip or surge protector).

    If the problem persists, consider having the TV serviced. Click here for Panasonic Service Locator.

    Note: Count how many times the LED light blinks. This can help a technician troubleshoot the problem.
  • What should I do if I get audio but no picture from an external device connected to my TV?
    • Try unplugging the cable between the TV and the external device and reconnecting it firmly on both sides.
    • Try unplugging the power cord of the external device for 30 seconds.
    • Try connecting another external device to the same input using the same cable.
    • If the picture returns on the second device, you may need to contact the manufacturer of the first external device you had connected for further troubleshooting.
    • Try using a different cable between your device and the TV using the same input of your TV. If you get a picture and audio, you may need to replace your cable.
    • Try another input of the TV to verify if there is an issue with the TV input the external device was connected to.
  • What should I do if I have bars displaying on the TV screen?
    Change the format (aspect ratio) of the picture by pressing the [FORMAT] or [ASPECT] button on the TV's remote control. If you still have bars, check the aspect settings on your external video source, such as Cable/Satellite box, DVD/Blu-ray Disc player, etc. Note: Some content, such as film-based movies, are available in extra-wide format. Top and bottom bars are unavoidable.
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