Pioneer Elite PRO-940HD Plasma HDTV & HP MediaSmart SLC3760N LCD HDTV: At A Glance: HP

Video: HDMI (1), component video (2), S-video (1), composite video (3), RF (1)
Audio: Stereo analog (4)
Video: None
Audio: Digital optical (1), stereo analog (1)
Additional: MediaSmart A/V and control inputs (2), Ethernet (1), antenna connections for Wi-Fi (2, 802.11a/b/g)
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Type: LCD
Screen Size (diagonal) 37 inches
Native Resolution / Aspect Ratio: 1,366 by 768 / 16:9
Lamp Life: Up to 60,000 hours
Wall Mount or Stand Included?: Stand
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 29.3 x 37.3 x 12 (with stand)
29.3 x 37.3 x 6.8 (w/o stand)
Weight (pounds): 59.1 (with stand)
Price: $1,700

HP MediaSmart SLC3760N LCD HDTV

Build Quality: 91
• Attractive gloss-black bezel and sturdy stand
• Media box is attached to the outside

Value: 88
• As we went to press, HP dropped the price from $2,000 to $1,700, which is more competitive but still slightly high for a 37-inch model

Features: 90
• Adjustable backlight and auto light sensor
• Only one HDMI input and no VGA
• The digital audio output is important for MediaSmart

Performance: 89
• Excellent detail and good color
• Viewing angle and motion blurring are a concern

Ergonomics: 92
• Remote lacks backlighting and dedicated source buttons
• The media menu and remote design make for intuitive navigation

Overall Rating: 90
The SLC3760N is a solid performer, offering good color, detail, and contrast, but its LCD nature makes it a better fit for a bright room. The MediaSmart function is a great perk in an otherwise modest features list.

General Information
MediaSmart SLC3760N LCD HDTV, $1,700
(800) 752-0900
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