"In all other areas the LC-37XL8E does a good job. Black levels are deep and shadow detailing is impressive, helping to give images depth. The viewing angle is also reasonably good, though murky scenes can seem grey when viewed from anywhere but from dead-on centre. Freeview pictures have a solid look about them; there is little blocking or digital artefacts, and the software used to skip around the channels and inspect now/next info is also very useable and attractively designed.
Add a thoroughly respectable audio system, which compromises an effective Clear Voice mode and a less useful SRS TruSurround XT, and the LC-37XL8E seems a tempting package. Though it stops some way short of greatness, there's plenty of value here - and if you can find it for a few hundred less in the run-up to Christmas, it'll be hard to ignore."