2007-11-23, 09:46 AM
Hi looking at the following 3 sets. LG 37lc7d, Sharp 37hl67, both $999 at Best Buy and the Viewsonic 3735W $799 at Costco. This set is for the bedroom and will be used for Sd and High Def tv and dvd's. Would appreciate thoughts and advise on final choice.
2007-11-23, 11:34 PM
I am in the same boat, and will be watching the same sources (no gaming consoles, no Blu-Ray/HD-DVD). The Sharp model # you gave is actually a Toshiba. The Sharp Aquos equivalent is the LC-37D43U. These are my top 2 choices, and I've been comparing these two for about a month now. The prices are nearly identical, which is making my decision even more difficult. Consumer Reports gave the Sharp a mediocre review, and gave the 42" Toshiba their "best buy" rating.
I'm definitely leaning towards the Toshiba, but I'd also like to hear from people who have purchased a 37" to hear their input.
2007-11-24, 02:05 AM
Happy owner of a Sharp LC37D43U for over a month now. TV is used in my bedroom. No quality control problems thus far. HD PQ is better then I expected, SD PQ is watchable but not great. My viewing is probably 90% HD and 10% SD so the average SD PQ doesn't bother me. For watching sports like hockey ghosting is there but not to the point that it bothers me. Never even turned the speakers of the TV on so I can't comment on them as I have a 5.1 setup in my room. One thing to note is that the viewing angles aren't very good so don't plan to sit too far off center.
Have seen the LG but I have never been very impressed with anything LG. Don't think the Viewsonic is in the same league as the Sharp.
2007-11-24, 08:46 AM
Thanks for your input. Going the Sharp Aquos..heading over to best Buy this morning...$999...also at Future Shop for that price. :)
2007-11-26, 10:29 PM
Be sure to let us know how you like the Sharp once it's all set up!
2007-11-28, 08:17 AM
Hi, have the Sharp set up with a Bell 6000 HD receiver and have played with the settings for days. From my limited experience I am pleased overall with the tv. The tv sure brings out the poor quality on some HD channels on Bell. Some are crystal clear while others have poor skin and background tone. Interesting that the best pictures are the promo HD channel that Bell runs..hehehehe. Watched the Leafs game last night and the quality was excellent.The tv does a fair job on SD channels on HD feed, but a great job thru S-video. On the HD feed for SD channels I find the color and the stretch to apparent. Prefer S-video . I am going to run my Home theater tune up dvd thru it in the next few days and see what improvements I can achieve. Initial reaction is the poor quality I get from some channels is Bell not the tv. Will let you know.