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Sony KDF-37H1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Sony KDF-37H1000. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and design are generally positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the black level.

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black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDF-37H1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Sony KDF-37H1000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People really like the design and reliability. The usability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the sound and durability.

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2015

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Sony KDF-37H1000


The Sony Kdf-37h1000, like most other TVs today, is a TV with not much flair on the outside. It is simple in its appearance but big in features. The cabinet is mostly black, with a few grey and silver accents. Its appearance is kept clean by hiding all...

The Sony Kdf-37h1000 is a good overall value. Great features at a great price sum up the qualities of this TV. This one just might make you think twice before getting that new flat panel

Consumer review by: bmac1775 (

Great Tv...Sony are the best


This was my first HDTV and when I saw it compared to other tv's(LCD, and Plasma) I was impressed. I used it for PS3 and it looked crazy!!!!!! Same for the XBOX 360. I then bought a 42' RCA 1080p tv a few months later. I have compared the two and...

Great Color, clarity, looks great with HD or PS3/XBOX 360...Sound is also good. Better picture than the 1080p RCA we have

Only two HDMI's, takes a min to come on, only 37

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: link00seven (

Great TV for the price


I purchased this TV at Best Buy for $540. I use it primarly for my Xbox 360 and it looks fantastic at 720p. My only issue is I can't seem to get anything that runs at 480p (Wii, DVDs) to look as good as they should, but overall its a great TV for the...

Good size, good picture quality, nice number of inputs

480p looks jagged

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: regaug (

Great HDTV for the price.


I was replacing a 32" CRT, and this one fit perfect in the cabinet I did not want to replace (Word of advice, many people buy a bigger HDTV than they need). The picture quality brought a smile to my face right out of the box with no tweaking, looked...

Outstanding picture out of the box. Great value, bought in-stock at a well-known store for less than $800. Perfect size for replacing a 32" CRT

Slight screen door effect is noticeable. Only720p native res

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Krista Cook (

should have bought a Samsung


I just bought this set 30 days ago and now it won't turn on!! I don't watch a lot of TV and I have also been out of town a lot this month, so it's probably only been in use maybe 15 hours! I noticed right away that it took a really, really long time to...

Good picture, good price

Takes FOREVER to turn on and off

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: thebigjimsho (

Great HDTV at a Great Price...


Those cons are all I can think of. I saw this TV at Best Buy and thought it would be perfect for my parents. The 37 inch screen is perfect for a smaller living room or a secondary room. The picture is crisper than many larger screens. Even though the...

Excellent picture, nice price, effective surround sound, easy to use

only" 720p, doesn't look as sleek as an all black set

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: webdev511 (

Great Value and perfect size


We bought this to replace a 15 year old 29" multi-system. Needless to say this is a huge improvement. It met one critical requirement of fitting into our existing entertainment center. The prospect of buying a new tv, furniture, dvd player, dvr etc was...

Fits in cabinets designed for 32 inch tvs

Bulb warm up time

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: jlittich (

Maybe I'm really picky about my electronics, but I expected more.


Hello, To preface my opinion, I want to include that I have sold television for the last six+ years and have been a fan to many of Sony's innovations. This TV, however, is not one them. I'm not saying I wouldn't recommend it for people who want that...

Two things stand out more than anything else: thin size and bright picture (for a microprojection)

This is the reason I would never recommend this tv: It has the worst motion blurs that I've seen in a long time

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Kinjo2000 (

A great 720p high-def TV from Sony


Sony's solution for people who don't really care about conserving space and are looking to replace their 32inch CRT tvs. Design: (8/10) Depth of TV is as good as what you can expect from any other rear-projection microdisplay television (RPTV)....

Great picture with little video calibration required, numerous features. Menu & GUI very intuitave, weight is easy

Mild screen door effect, moderately priced, all other cons of a microprojection TV

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: batesst (

Overall a very nice TV for our Bedroom


I must say we have bought Sony TV's in the recent years but I was close to getting another brand of LCD flat screen 32" size (LG) when we saw this one for the same price at 37" so we once again stuck w/ a Sony brand. This is our first HDTV and replaces...

Crisp, Clean Picture; A very light TV; Decent Audio for a TV

Some Cooling Fan Noise and Concerns Over Bulb Life

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

Designed for customers with TV cabinets or other tight spaces looking to upgrade to a larger widescreen HDTV, Sony's new KDF-37H1000 model is a 1280 x 720 progressive micro-display that features a compact cabinet design. The model's slim footprint allows it to fit into tight spots, such as those previously occupied by smaller 4:3 format CRT televisions. In addition to solving a long-standing stumbling block facing many households in the transition to big screen HDTV, the KDF-37H1000 unit also offers outstanding picture performance with Sony's BRAVIA Engine BE with DRC-MFv1.0 and Advanced Iris. The TV also features two HDMI inputs, three HD component inputs and a PC input via HDMI, as well as BRAVIA Theater Sync.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None


Product Line:Sony


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
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Projection Display Technology:3LCD
Resolution:1280 x 720
Type:Rear projection TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:8-VSB / ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes