Sanyo 42" Class 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV, DP42849

Sanyo 42" Class 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV, DP42849

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  • ENERGY STAR-qualified
  • 42" Diagonal LCD
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 4,000:1
  • Native panel resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (WXGA) for excellent picture quality
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  • ENERGY STAR-qualified
  • 42" Diagonal LCD
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 4,000:1
  • Native panel resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (WXGA) for excellent picture quality
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    This is a great TV

    I bought this TV from Walmart five days ago and my family loves it. This is 1080P and the picture looks fantastic. The QAM tuner picks up digital and a HD channels off of basic cable connections as long as they are not scrambled by your cable company. There is a USB port and a PC video port in the back of this year's DP42849 model. You can plug in any USB memory stick for viewing JPEG photos on the TV. On the DB15 port you can connect a PC so you can stream movies and TV shows right from the internet. You can also have the audio outputs on the TV connected to your home stero system. About the only piece of home electronics that I could not link to this TV through audio, video PC network connections in our house is the coffee maker. This is the high def TV for gadget and connectivity junkies. About the only thing this TV is missing is 120hz refresh. Still this is better TV than many selling at more than double the price.


    Though it is a great value for the money, if you want a soon to be paper weight, then this is for you. I have called Sanyo and emailed. They don't seem to care. I have had this less than 2 months, and find out now that it is not HDCP compliant. If you are not aware of HDCP google it... It is important to know about it. I can no longer watch HDCP enabled content, most on-demand content is not viewable, and the future of HDCP is going to be more wide spread. So in the near future my hdtv will be totally useless. Oh, you can of course use the component cables and be restricted to less than 1080p resolution to watch. And blu-ray videos have HDCP encryption on them as well. These are the things you should be told when looking at these hdtvs. I guess I am venting cause I bought this just over a month ago and now find it not able to do what I thought it was supposed to do - display HD content at 1080p resolutions. As HDCP comes out more, you will continue to lose more viewable content.

    Sanyo LCD HDTV

    I usually do not write reviews on products I buy but I felt compelled to let everyone know how I felt about this recent purchase. I must say that before I decided where and what brand of LCD TV to buy, I did extensive internet research on prices and features for several different brands. I kept coming up with the same results after a week of research and it was narrowed to between two brands, Vizio and Sanyo for the price, features and size of LCD I wanted to buy. I finally decided at the store on the Sanyo brand due to the extra features and the price over the Vizio brand. I especially liked the fact that the Sanyo had a USB connection and JPEG viewer program and the 3 HDMI inputs. I will tell you from experience that if you do purchase this TV you will need to be sure and get a High Definition signal. If you don’t the clarity is not much better that Analog TV as viewing any channel on this TV makes it clearer and larger than any Analog TV. I really love my Sanyo TV and all of its features. When I decide to buy another LCD HDTV, I will definitely choose another Sanyo. I owned a Sanyo CRT 36” tube type TV for 6 years and never had a lick of problems from it and this was another deciding factor to stick with a brand that I know is worthy.

    Good TV for the price after some tweeks

    For the money paid, this is very good TV. HD stuff is excellent, SD and DVD are also good. This TV does blacks above average, an has pretty good contrast. Skin tone is also done well on this set, as well as color vividness. The audio is average, not really capable of lows and has harshness on the high end, however, there is a 4 band EQ in settings and volume levels are good. Out of the box, they have the video settings way too high. Using the default settings, I was getting a lot of ghost images or motion blur and the contrast was set to flame thrower. The color was also way too high and DNR was turned off. Adjusting the contrast from the pre-set of full blast to just about 50% and adjusting the brightness caused a significant decrease in motion blur artifacts. Also, setting the power saver level to 2 seem to help a bit. After adjusting the video settings this TV is capable of displaying vibrant HD content and good SD. I would recommend this set if you are on a budget and dont mind adjusting the video settings to get the best performance out of this TV.

    better than expected

    I got this TV yesterday after reviewing and comparing brands on the NET and going to stores for months. For the price, you wont find anything else on that size 1080p, unless you get a Dynex (Best Buy's low end brand); or unless you are looking for a plasma 720p. When I went to the store, the TV looked good but not as good as some of the other ones. I asked the associate and he told me that the set wasnt calibrated. It had been taken out of the box and put on display. So I took his word and got it. He was right. It took me bout 30min to set it right. It has many different settings for color, sharpness, WHITES, etc. With Uverse, regular definition channels it looked very good. When I changed to HD channels, WOW, IT LOOKED AMAZING!! colors are crisp and bright, blacks are deep. DVDs looked really good. Sometimes there is a slight lag on fast action scenes, but its minimal. The only thing I would like this TV to have is signal inputs in the back as well as on the side. The extended warranty is the best deal out there. 2 years $60 and it starts when the 1 year manufacturers expires. I am not a huge Walmart fan, but this TV is a great deal, plus if you are not satisfied with it, you still have 90 days to return it, AND NO RESTOCKING FEES. We'll see how it goes with it and review it again in a few months.

    Sanyo 42" LCD HDTV

    I not only have bought several of these products for my own use - I have competed on US government contracts and won against Sony, LG, Panasonic etc. The fact is that it is as good a product with equal or better specifications.

    Really not a good tv.

    I bought this tv thinking that this was my first big flat lcd tv it would be great. Bought tv Christmas eve took it home. Hook everything up easy. But Never got the picture quality that was at the store. We looked at Philips,Visizo but took the Sanyo since we have had Sanyo tv's in the past no problem. Didn't know at the time about the Dynanstic Contrast Ratio was only 5,000. Not matter even with the HDMI cable couldn't get the picture nor color was so bad. Day after Christmas called Sanyo after trying for several hours to get through. Then called Walmart and took and got a better tv. Went with Samsung. Paid more but wow what a picture. Well worth the $100 more we paid. Dynanstic Contrast Ratio is 60,000 this is where the quality comes in for a great picture and smooth running for great quality picture. We found this out when we went back to Walmart and talking with the tv people. We were so happy with the Samsung compared to the Sanyo.

    I love it!

    I have never written a review for a product before but I feel compelled to do so now. I absolutely love my new Sanyo 42" TV! The picture is fantastic! It is much better than my older HDTV. The sound is great too. Nice lows and highs and there is even an equalizer so you can adjust it just the way you want it. I left the color settings on the factory preset and it was already set perfect. The tuner is great and it pulls in all the stations in my area. The remote control is great too. Very easy to use and it even lights up! The overall quality seems great. Don't waste your money on more expensive TVs. This one is all the TV you'll ever need. I think I made a really good choice.

    Over all not bad

    I had this TV for a few weeks and it was pretty good. It's the 3rd LCD TV I've own and it really wasn't bad for the money. I like the features on it and the remote was above average. The picture was good and the case was nice as well. I didn't like the fact that it wouldn't show you if you was watching a program in 1080 p/i or 720/ 480p/i. You have to tell whatever you're using such as a cable box or PS3 to display in that mode. I ended up taking mine back and getting the Vizio for 50 bucks more but if all I had to spend was 650 I would take this over the brands at other stores, In fact if I decide to get another one for my sons xbox I would go with this one.

    A fine TV at an affordable Price

    This is a Consumer Report "best buy". I strongly recommend this product.
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