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The KDL-37L5000 is the 37" model of the BRAVIA L5000 Series, which is Sony's entry level line of TVs introduced in 2009.

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screen reduces glare, don't have to deal with reflections from windows or lamps

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audio is pretty good, can hear everything just fine, won't usually need an external audio system

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remote control is well designed and intuitive, no learning curve

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good range of connections for all kinds of devices

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large enough display sizes available for a living room setting

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screen looks very sharp, excellent resolution, very little detail seems distinct

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light weight design makes it easier to set up

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can't achieve very realistic colors, seems a bit washed out

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can't display 1080p natively, maxed at 720p

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darker scenes tend to become indistinct and hard to follow

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The KDL-37L5000 is the 37" model of the BRAVIA L5000 Series, which is Sony's entry level line of TVs introduced in 2009.  It's the only line of 2009 TVs from Sony that feature a 720p native resolution and Sony intends for them to be used as a second TV in the kitchen or bedroom, or as a low-cost replacement for an aging CRT. Compared to the previous year's model this line is the successor to the L4000 Series but is more comparable to the M4000 series and adds some higher end features such as 24p support, Bravia Engine 2 and BRAVIA Link ready.

  • 720p native resolution (1366x768)
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: |3,000:1
  • 37" Screen
  • 24p True Cinema
  • BRAVIA Engine 2
  • BRAVIA Sync
  • BRAVIA Link Ready
  • ATSC & NTSC Tuner with QAM
  • Inputs: VGA, 2 x Component, 3 x HDMI, S-Video, 1 x PC (six HD inputs)
  • Energy Star 3.0 Qualified

This is Sony's image processing engine that handles the incoming video signals and processes them to modify and enhance the picture. This processing attempts to adjust colors, define lines, and in general improve the look of the TV. The 2008 entry-level televisions contained the first generation BRAVIA Engine, while the BE2 was limited to the high end sets. For 2009 the entry-level gets the BE2, while the high-end sets use BRAVIA Engine 3.

BRAVIA Link        

This is Sony's proprietary interface port where people can attach specific BRAVIA accessories to enhance the capabilities of the television such as the Sony Internet Link Module, or Sony Wireless Module. Again, this BRAVIA link was limited to the mid and high-end range Sony lines in 2008, but is now available on the entry level 2009 line. The 2009 high-end sets retain the BRAVIA Link, but also have the specific Internet Module integrated into the television itself.

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