LG 37LV3500 review


A 37 inch LED Full HD TV from LG

The newest LG 37LV3500 was announced during this year’s CES in Los Angeles and is now available in stores worldwide. We tested the TV in our lab and here is our review.
The 37LV3500 sports the following specifications: 34.9″ x 20.9″ x 1.6″ (without stand) / 34.9″ x 24.1″ x 9.4″ (with stand), 11 kg, 37″ screen size (measured diagonally), 1920 x 1080 LED display, 16:9 widescreen, 178° x 178° viewing angle, 3 HDMI / 2 component / RF / D-Sub 15pin (PC) / PC audio / USB, headphone / digital optical audio, Dolby Digital decoder, Infinite Sound surround system, Clear Voice, 5 sound modes, Auto Volume Leveler, 10W x 2 speakers, 20° table-top swivel stand included, VESA 200mm x 200mm wall-mount compatible, 3.000.000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, Smart Energy Saving technology, Intelligent Sensor, ATSC / NTSC / Clear QAM, Simplink and 2 AAA batteries included.

A lot of features

LG-37LV3500Its features are as follows: 1 unified remote control, Closed Captioning compatible, on-screen languages (there are four: English, Spanish, French and Korean), auto tuning, auto/manual clock, channel add/delete, auto off/auto sleep, on/off timer and a manual.
The design of the new LG 37LV3500 is improved from the one on its LV2500 predecessor: the black framing bezel is considerably thinner. This makes the device a great option if you live in a small house or apartment.
The Picture Wizard II helped us get the best picture: the technology enables the TV to self calibrate its pictures by using on-screen reference points for setting the tint, sharpness, black levels and, finally, backlight levels. Not to mention that we didn’t find it difficult at all to use this feature.

The Intelligent Sensor optimizes the brightness and contrast by analyzing the lighting of the room you’re in when you watch TV. The dynamic contrast ratio renders the blacks and colors of this device at a normal level, whether you watch videos or play games: blacks appear rich and not muddy at all; moreover, colors are crisp and bright. And they remain like that, no matter the angle from which you’re looking at this TV’s screen.

Excellent colors

The 1920 x 1080 resolution is great when you want to playback HD movies and play different games. Pictures are very detailed and colors are excellent in comparison with other HDTVs. Using the Smart Energy Saving feature in the standby and active modes, we succeeded in conserving a considerable amount of money and energy.
We were especially pleased, during our review and test of the LG 37LV3500, with the Simplelink feature: we were able to simultaneously connect devices such as Blu-ray players, camcorders and other HDMI-enabled products to our TV with one single cable and control them with one single remote control.

Can be used as computer monitor

Another bonus is the fact that users will be able to use this product as a monitor for their laptops with the help of a wireless gizmo: watching Internet content is thus easy to do. On the other hand, the speakers were, again, rather a disappointment.

TruMotion technology
This 37LV3500 1080p LED TV uses a technology called TruMotion. It is a very handy thing, as we noticed when we tested the TV for our review: it really reduces the famous and annoying motion blurs with the help of a screen refresh rate. This technology is very useful whether you want to watch a movie or play a game.

Review conclusions

All in all, the new LG 37LV3500 passed our test with flying colors: this is one great product if all you want is good quality TV at a reasonable price.

Technical specifications

screen type: LCD DEL edge-lit
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Dynamic contrast ratio: 000:1 2000
refresh rate: 60 Hz
Aspect ratio: 16:9
screen size: 37 inches (diagonal)
HDTV ready – 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
* 24p images (cinema mode)
Picture Wizard II
Picture Mode: 8 modes
* complies with Energy Star ® 5.3
System 2 Speakers 10 W
* type of surround sound: the infinite
5 sound modes: movies, sports, games, music, normal
Entries (side):
1 HDMI input MC
1 AV input
1 x USB 2.0 (MP3, JPEG, movie, DivX)
Inputs (rear):
1 RF input
1 AV input
2 component video inputs (Y, Pb, Pr) + Audio L / R
1 RGB (D-sub 15 pin) PC
1 PC audio input
1 RS-232C
Out (rear):
A digital audio output (optical)
Included Accessories:
remote control
Table Base
Dimensions (W x D x H):
with stand:
88 cm x 24 cm x 61.2 cm
(34.7 x 9.5 x 24.1 inches)
weight: 13.1 kg (28.9 lb)
without stand:
88 cm x 3.5 cm x 55.3 cm
(34.7 x 1.4 x 21.8 inches)
weight: 11.3 kg (24.9 lb)