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Panasonic TH-37PX70 Reviewed

Panasonic TH37PX70The Panasonic Viera TH-37PX70 is a 37-inch plasma HDTV with a resolution of 1024×720 with stretched pixels to fix the widescreen ratio. The set offers a great look with a black gloss finish on the thin frame surround which reduces the overall size of the HDTV. The Panasonic TH-37PX70 offers two HDMI inputs at the back which support the new HDMI 1.3 standard to extra bandwidth and deeper colors, component, 2x scart, VGA PC input and a CI slot which enable you to add subscription channels to the internal tuner. The TH37PX70 can handle 720, 1080i and 1080p resolutions, but the 1080p resolution will have to be scaled down to fix the avaliable pixels. TrustedReviews have taken a look at the TH-37PX70 and say, I set the TH-37PX70 up next to the Toshiba Regza 42C3030D and the Panasonic, quite simply blew it away on pretty much every level. The impressive contrast and black levels made themselves known again when I watched V for Vendetta on HD DVD. This is a notoriously dark movie, both figuratively and literally, meaning that some LCD screens can struggle to create the dark, menacing ambience that this disc deserves.

Panasonic has created a great TV in the shape of the TH-37PX70. It may not have Full HD credentials, but the price / performance ratio is staggeringly good. If you’re looking to buy your first HDTV and don’t want anything too big, this Viera will provide you with excellent picture quality at a very attractive price.