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Panasonic Smart Viera 37" Class E5 Series Full HD LED HDTV

B&H # PATCL37E5 Mfr # TC-L37E5
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Product Highlights
  • IPS LED Panel
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Clear Panel Filter
  • 24p Playback (3:2)
  • Media Player (Photo & Movie)
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • DLNA / Wi-Fi Ready (Requires Adaptor)
  • Game Mode
  • 1x SD Slot, 2x USB
  • 4 HDMI Connections

Energy GuideWith the Smart Viera 37" Class E5 Series Full HD LED HDTV, Panasonic, continues to build upon science that brings you tomorrow's technology today. The vivid contrast, low operating cost, slim design and environmentally friendly attributes of LEDs are well known but recent strides in backlighting technology backed by decreasing cost have made these TVs increasingly popular. The magic starts with the IPS (In Plane Switching) Panel which provides optimal quality even when viewed 178 degrees off axis. Videophiles will be able to have all the benefits of the movie theater at home with 24p Cinematic Playback, which recreates the look of movies shot for the theater screen at 24 frames-per-second.

Convenience features include an SD media card slot and 2 USB ports for viewing media directly from a memory cards and sticks The TC-L37E5's Media Player allows you to enjoy an extensive range of photo, video and audio formats. Your TV's wide connectivity also includes 4 HDMI inputs as well as component, composite and optical inputs. Let's not forget that the TC-L37E5's WiFi capability gives you even more layout flexibility (requires adapter). Connect a DLNA-compatible Viera and DLNA-compatible AV equipment to your home network, and you can watch movies, listen to music, and view photos from any room in the house.

Gamers will appreciate the 1,080 lines of moving-picture resolution coupled with Game Mode which optimizes contrast and sharpness and accelerates image processing. The C.A.T.S. (Contrast Automatic Tracking System) will even adjust the screen's brightness in relation to the ambient light conditions.

Finally, your TV is eco-friendly, thanks to its many energy-saving features like auto shut-off and Intelligent Auto Standby that continue to save you money and reduce your carbon footprint long after your purchase.

24p Playback
This feature uses technology to precisely match-up the frames with the 24p source and play it back without judder. You can truly enjoy your favorite films in the same cinematic quality that the directors originally intended.
Wide Viewing Angle - Brilliant Images from Every Seat
With VIERA's wide 178° viewing angle, you see clear, vibrant images from every seat in the room. The backlight features a wide transmission aperture that enhances contrast between light and dark and improves response to provide smoother motion images.
IPS Panel
In addition to the advantageous high-speed response of the IPS Panel, blurring has been thoroughly reduced by a newly developed 8-phase backlight scanning technology. Even scenes with super-fast movement can be viewed with smooth images and no flicker.
Smartphone Remote - Viera Remote App Support
Enjoy more intuitive free-point operation for web browsing, by using the touch screen as a touchpad. The Viera Remote App lets you use a smartphone or tablet device as a remote control. Both tap and flick-based commands are intuitive. Text input is easy, too, with familiar keyboard operation. These handy devices also make great gamepads.
Game Pad Operation
Gamepad content for Viera Connect game applications can be enjoyed on the large screen which is perfect for group gaming.
Browser Linkage - Linking Content Enables Greater Enjoyment
You can easily display web pages accessed by your smart phone on your Viera TV.
Media Flick
Enjoy photos, music and movies on accessed on your smartphone on the big screen.
Online Movies - Watch Your Favorites Whenever You Want
Simply press the Internet button on the remote control to directly access a variety of VOD services. Enjoy online movies and TV programs with ease.
WiFi Ready - Neat and Comfortable Wireless Internet Connection
It's easy to connect to the internet or a home network by using the Wireless LAN Adapter. There is no need for cords or cables, so the layout is flexible and the room stays neat and uncluttered. Using a wireless connection for VIERA Connect and employing the DLNA function make it easy to share photos and movies. (Wireless LAN Adaptor is sold separately)
DLNA - A Home Network Linking the Entire House
A DLNA-compatible Viera TV makes network connection super easy. It makes content easy to share by linking equipment over a home network. Enjoy photos, movies, music and more in the living room, bedroom, or any room in the house (required Wireless LAN Adaptor is sold separately).
Game Mode - Get More Excitement Out of Gaming
Games are much more fun when there's no lag in operation. Your TV automatically chooses settings that provide the optimal image, so you get super-fast response and no delays. Even dark scenes with delicately rendered details are beautiful displayed. Game Mode makes all of the game apps on Viera Connect even more fun to play.
Media Player - Play Various Types of Formats Easily
Simply insert an SD Memory Card or USB memory stick into the slot to enjoy previously saved photos, video clips and music on VIERA's large screen. You can also add frames and other effects to your photos and videos, and create slide shows complete with background music. A wide variety of formats are supported, so you can listen to PC-based music files and web movies right on your TV.
Viera Link - One Remote Controls Them All
Viera Link interlinks the operation of various AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the Viera remote. Setup is easy, too. Simply connect the devices to each other via HDMI cables.
Viera Connect Takes You to a New World
Viera Connect is an internet service for TVs based on the use of cloud servers. It brings you video-on-demand (VOD), catch-up TV, games, educational content, and lots more, through a wide range of apps. It's a great way to relax in your living room with family and friends.
Eco Mode - Searching for Waste and Automatically Saving Power
This mode automatically turns the power off and adjusts the brightness depending on the TV's operating status. Settings can be configured by selecting Eco mode from Viera Tools.
Auto Shut Down
This setting automatically turns the power off when there's no image signal for 10 minutes or more, or when there's no activity for three hours or more.
Power Save
This setting adjusts screen brightness to reduce power consumption.
Power Saving Functions in Viera Link - Ecological and Easy
Intelligent Auto Standby minimizes the power of each connected device depending on usage to reduce wasted energy.
C.A.T.S. (Contrast Automatic Tracking System)
This feature detects the brightness of the room and automatically adjusts screen brightness accordingly. When the room darkens, it lowers the screen brightness and adjusts the image quality for easier viewing while suppressing power consumption.
Display
Screen Size (Diagonal) 36.5"
Aspect Ratio 16 : 9
Pixel Resolution 1920 x 1080
Brightness Not Specified By Manufacturer
Contrast Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Response Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Viewing Angle(H x V) 178° H x 178° V
Video
Video System ATSC, Clear QAM, NTSC
HDTV Compatibility 1080 p
1080 i
720 p
TV Scan Lines Up to 1080
TV Tuner Yes
Speaker
Sound Surround Sound
Subwoofer No
Power 20 W
Orientation Full-Range x 2 L/R
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs 4x HDMI Audio/Video In (Side)
1x RCA Composite Video In
1x RCA Composite Audio In (Bottom)
1x RCA Component Video In (Bottom)
1x RCA Component Audio In (Bottom)
1x VGA Video In
2x USB 2.0 Audio/Video In
1x Ethernet LAN In
Convenience
Picture Modes Full, H-Fill, Just, Zoom
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Ready
Menu Language English, Spanish, French
Remote Control Yes
General
Power Requirements 110-127 VAC, 60 Hz
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Energy Star Compliant UL6500/C-UL
Dimensions (WxHxD) 34.4 x 22.9 x 9.4" / 87.4 x 53.6 x 23.9 cm With stand
34.4 x 21.1 x 2.1" / 99.8 x 60.4 x 5.3 cm Without stand
Weight 29.8 lb / 11.52 kg With stand
25.4 lb / 14.02 kg Without stand
Panasonic Smart Viera 37" Class E5 Series Full HD LED HDTV
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Pedestal (TBL5ZX0037)
  • Owner's Manual
  • Child Safety Guide
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Product Registration Card (U.S.A.)
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    PanasonicSmart Viera 37" Class E5 Series Full HD LED HDTV
     
    4.4

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (8)
    • Good remote control (7)
    • Great picture quality (7)
    • Good connections (6)
    • Led-backlit (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (4)
      • Movies (4)
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      4.0

      A really SMART Purchase

      By DB the Video Guy

      from Metropolitan Washington, DC

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

      • Low Volume Level

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 37" Class E5 Series Full HD LED HDTV:

      Terrific picture quality and easy to make adjustments to suit personal tastes. Numerous HDMI opportunities make this a really modern and integrated part of any household e-system.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great picture

      By Hockey Fan

      from Bellevue, KY

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • All the connections options I could ever need
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Picture Quality
      • LED-backlit

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 37" Class E5 Series Full HD LED HDTV:

        This is a replacement for a Sharp Aquos. This has a much better picture than the previous TV. Would recommend this TV. Great for watching hockey.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Will be getting 2 more...

        By Mr. Virtual Pigment

        from Philadelphia, PA.

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • All the connections options I could ever need
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Remote Control
        • Great Picture Quality
        • LED-backlit

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 37" Class E5 Series Full HD LED HDTV:

            I bought one of these monitors for use in an art installation (video loops). I'll be adding 2 more; the monitor is quite excellent for the price. The included media player circuitry does very well, playing back 10 Mbps MPEG-4 (h.264) files from an SD chip without a hiccup. Have not tried higher data rates, but don't think I'll need to. Screen brightness and color very even, and nicely adjustable. There is a little bit of "over-sharpening" visible on some test patterns, but does not seem to affect "normal" images. I can't comment on audio features, as I'm not using any audio.

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            4.0

            So far so good

            By vera

            from boca raton, florida

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            Pros

            • All the connections options I could ever need
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Energy Efficient
            • Good Remote Control
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Reduced Glare

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Movies

              Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 37" Class E5 Series Full HD LED HDTV:

              it was very simple to put together. it works great.
              the color of the image could be stronger.
              otherwise, so far so good.
              I would definitely buy another one and probably will.

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              3.0

              Nice TV

              By Trev in Calgary

              from Calgary, AB, Canada

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Energy Efficient
              • Good Remote Control
              • Great Picture Quality
              • LED-backlit
              • Reduced Glare

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Movies

                Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 37" Class E5 Series Full HD LED HDTV:

                I have been watching playoff hockey in standard def and high def since I got this tv about a week ago. The picture is very nice and action looks good - no motion blur. The sound leaves a lot to be desired (very tinny), so I find myself using my audio system instead. The price is too high for this tv, but the 37" size is hard to find and it fits nicely in my armoire, so what are you going to do?! I haven't used the "Smart" functions yet, so can't comment on them. I guess my electronics are a little out of date because neither my satellite receiver or DVD have HDMI out and this tv only comes with one component video input so that messed me up a bit with the connections at first.

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                5.0

                I would buy this product again---very pl

                By Curt

                from Thibodaux, La

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • All the connections options I could ever need
                • Best looking TV out there
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Energy Efficient
                • Good Remote Control
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Sound Quality
                • LED-backlit
                • Reduced Glare

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 37" Class E5 Series Full HD LED HDTV:

                  great tv reception---really enjoying it

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                  4.0

                  Wonderfull monitor

                  By evman

                  from Seattle, Wa

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • All the connections options I could ever need
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Remote Control
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • LED-backlit

                  Cons

                  • Glare

                  Best Uses

                  • Attached to Computer
                  • Movies

                  Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 37" Class E5 Series Full HD LED HDTV:

                  I bought this for a monitor at work. I do circuit layout and wanted a larger view of the design. I also love that I do not have to use my reading glasses with e-mail because it is so much larger now.
                  Everything worked from the start after plugging it in. I did have to buy a cable for connecting to the computer.
                  The image is very clear, but the color could be better. When error messages show up in my cad program they are suppose to be red, but almost look black on this TV. I tried looking at the settings, but could not get it to show correctly.
                  With watching movies it work excellent. I did not notice any issue with the color, but I am color blind so I could be wrong.
                  The only cons I have are that the USB, and SD card slots are on the back. They point to the side, but they are back about 4 inches from the side so it is difficult to get at them.

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                  5.0

                  Picture looks great and easy to setup.

                  By Gary the computer guy

                  from Seymour, CT

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • All the connections options I could ever need
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Remote Control
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Sound Quality
                  • LED-backlit

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Theater
                    • Movies

                    Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 37" Class E5 Series Full HD LED HDTV:

                    I bought this TV because Consumers Reports rated its predecessor, Class E3 Series, #1 in the 37inch size catagory. It fits perfect in a 36inch cabinet. It has all the bells and whistles and I have just scratched the surface learning. It has only been 2 weeks since I bought the TV and so far everthing is working great and a beautiful HD picture too.

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