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Dell W3706MC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Dell W3706MC. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the sound and reliability are overall positive. The price and color are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the image quality. There are some negative comments about the black level and usability.

design, color, price, reliability, sound

usability, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Dell W3706MC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Kevin Miller (

Dell W3706MC review: Dell W3706MC


Dell has been in the HDTV business for a couple of years now, and judging from the sets we've tested recently, the company seems to do a much better job with its flat-panel LCD offerings than with plasma. A case in point is the 37-inch LCD reviewed...

Excellent color decoding; independent memory per input; comprehensive connectivity, including two HDMI inputs and a PC input; detachable speakers.

Somewhat expensive; relatively unimpressive black-level performance and shadow detail; no backlight control.

Despite its relatively light blacks, the Dell W3706MC has a decent picture, and its jack pack and versatile speakers sweeten the deal.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Lawrence E. Ullman (

Dell W3706MC 37” LCD Television


Facing a saturated market and a flat sales curve for its core desktop PCs, Dell has recently begun to emphasize other, more profitable product lines. Foremost among these is the company's flat-panel HDTV lineup, which has grown to include four LCD...

In day-to-day use, the W3706MC delivered an enjoyable and very watchable picture, with plenty of detail, an unusually low noise level, and excellent color. In particular, this set did an exceptionally good job of reproducing plain old analog video...

Aug, 2008

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Dell W3706MC


Enjoyable and very watchable picture in day-to-day use, with plenty of detail, an unusually low noise level and excellent color. This set shines reproducing analog video signals.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: dblakef (

Dell W3706MC 37 in. HDTV LCD TV


The 37" has numerous technical defects/issues that have not and may not ever be resolved. Some people may not come across these issues due to how they have their system configured, devices they use, etc and they can just count themselves lucky. My...

Aesthetics, design, many inputs, nice picture when it works but that's it

Many defects, software/firmware glitches, picture corruption, older game consoles won't work, and much more.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: staff (

Dell W3706MC review


Speakers alone can't justify this price tag

Good detachable speakers

Ineffective programme guide ; Picture is poor

An off-target effort, showing that Dell has much to learn about making quality TVs

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: tango28 (

sleek and stylish great, piece of furniture brightens the room , its a great buy.


very stylish and nice finish stands in the room and makes it cool.

if there is any complaints or faults i have not found any yet.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: peterpottery (

Avoid this TV...really!


It arrived defective in a timely can't ask for faster junk!

They have so little faith they start the warranty as soon as you hang up!

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: dblakef (

I agree that Dell 3706 is a BAD TV


Aesthetics, design, many inputs, nice picture when it works but that's it

Many defects, software/firmware glitches, picture corruption, older game consoles won't work, and much more.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: stevets1 (



Good picture, passable sound.

It doesn't work for long and it's too expensive to use as a towel rack.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: jeezthissux (

Dell 37 inch LCD television


clear picture, nice sound, excellent value.

cannot be viewed from a side angle.

May, 2006

Product Specifications

The Dell W3706MC 37" High Definition LCD TV delivers a wide aspect, high-definition resolution giving you life-like picture quality at an incredible price. With a full feature set, including HDTV capability as well as PC connectivity, the W3706MC is perfect for multimedia customers who want to watch TV, DVD video and play games, all together. Offering a high definition resolution of up to 1366x768 pixels, this LCD TV gives you razor-sharp visual images and motion video with more than 1 million pixels on the screen. With 800:1 contrast ratio, it delivers clear color detail with deep blacks with each image - which allows you to enjoy a vivid picture. The widescreen aspect ratio is ideal for video applications, and when combined with the Picture-in-Picture features, makes it easier for users to maximize their multimedia experience by simultaneously viewing images from multiple video inputs - including those from a PC. Additionally, with dual tuners, you can watch two TV channels simultaneously. Integrated 30-watt (total) stereo speakers with SRS TruSurround XT virtual surround sound provide an excellent audio experience. The W3706MC LCD television with its slim design is a perfect addition to your family room, living room or bedroom.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Product Line:Dell

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Diagonal Size:37in
Diagonal Size (cm):94cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:720p
HDMI Ports Qty:2
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:800:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:178 degrees

TV Tuner

Multi-channel Preview:PBP / Picture-in-picture (PIP) / Picture-out-of-picture (POP)
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes