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Proton LX-37B1C2 37-inch LCD TV Review

by October 05, 2005
Proton LX-37B1C2 LCD TV

Proton LX-37B1C2 LCD TV

  • Product Name: LX-37B1C2 37-inch LCD TV
  • Manufacturer: Proton
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStar
  • Review Date: October 05, 2005 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 2999

Video Features
Backlight adjustment
Digital video focus (noise reduction - not active on component video)
2:3 pull down
480p progressive scan upconversion
Digital 3D comb filter
PIP with split screen and multi-positioning, multi-view
Support for 480i/p/720p/1080i
Screen size adjustment: normal, wide, fill-all, video game zoom, anamorphic
Closed captioning decoder
Sleep timer
Color temperature adjustment: hi/med/low/user
Tuner: NTSC

Audio Features
Speakers: 2x10W
Virtual Surround: 3D Surround
MTS

LCD Panel
Screen Size: 37" diagonal
Resolution: 1366 x 768 (WXGA)
Viewing angle: 176-degrees horizontal/vertical
Contrast ratio: 500:1 (typical)
Brightness (typical): 500 cd/m2
Response Time: 8ms
Surface treatment: Anti-glare
Backlight life: 50,000 hours

Inputs: DVI-D (no HDCP), D-sub (HD15/VGA)
Component video (x2), S-video (x2)
Composite (x2)
Outputs:S-video/Composite

Dimensions: 44.9" W x 25" H x 9.3" D (with stand/speakers)
37.8" W x 24.3" H x 4.6" D (w/o stand or speakers)

Weight: 59.4 lbs

Pros

  • Adjustable backlight level
  • Adjustable color temperature settings
  • "Room Lighting" setting can be used for day/night modes
  • 6-in-1 memory card reader

Cons

  • No HDCP
  • No RGB gain/cut in user controls
  • Occasional lockups during normal channel change operations
  • PIP does not remember last input or search for valid inputs
  • Vague and simplistic user manual with almost no descriptions of advanced TV functions
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Clint Deboer was terminated from Audioholics for misconduct on April 4th, 2014. He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

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