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SANYO 50" Class Plasma 720p 600Hz HDTV, DP50740

SANYO 50" Class Plasma 720p 600Hz HDTV, DP50740

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Sanyo Plasma HDTV:
  • With a 1024 x 768 resolution
  • Wide 178-degree vertical and 178-degree horizontal angles
    See a clear picture on the Sanyo Plasma HDTV from anywhere in the room
  • Built in ATSC/Clear QAM digital/NTSC analog tuner
    Watch conventional and digital broadcasts, including HDTV programs where available
  • 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • HDMI Inputs: 2
    The Sanyo Plasma HDTV delivers a superior HD experience with HDMI one cable experience
  • 50"screen measured diagonally from corner to cornerThis Sanyo Plasma HDTV features the latest technology for the digital age. The digital tuner is Digital Clear QAM capable of receiving unscrambled digital cable. Sporting a high gloss black finish, it will virtually disappear when the lights are dimmed for your movies, sports and favorite programs. You will enjoy this full array of HDMI, Component Audio/Video, Composite Audio/Video and RF inputs, with plenty of options for DVD, VCR, cable, satellite and external antenna hookups. A coaxial digital audio output allows hookup to a home entertainment receiver amplifier system for theater like sound. The Sanyo Plasma HDTV also has an additional PC/Mac input, which allows alternative use as a computer monitor. A new for 2010 USB input allows photo viewer display of JPEG photos. The detachable pedestal base stand allows the Sanyo Plasma HDTV to be wall mounted with an optional wall mount kit (not included).

    Note: You must have a source of HD programming in order to take full adv

  • Specifications

    Display Technology
    HD (720P)
    Screen Size
    Refresh Rate
    600 Hz
    Customer Reviews
    4.3 out of 5 Stars
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    Best 50" value HD TV

    Pros: Great picture. Great price. 720 dpi is very good high def. If you don't tell your friends I doubt they would be able to tell the difference between the higher res TVs. The sound is OK. I love this TV - especially for the price. Cons: USB port not very useful on the rear of the TV. In fact, there are no front-side jacks at all. I dislike having to toggle through all the inputs (2 tv, 3 hdmi, 3 video, 1 usb, etc.). Like most Plasmas, the screen is quite shiny and reflective so there is some glare. It works best in a dark room.

    Very pleased and surprised

    This is my first big screen TV experience. I really wasn't sure what to expect but I'll share my thoughts. My first concern was would there be that motion blur so many tv's this size have being 600hz. So far, there have been none. I've watched baseball, basketball, racing and havent seen a single thing be blurry. 720p vs 1080p. I've looked at a lot of these while deciding on my purchase. This is the best 720p I've ever seen. Crisp, vibrant picture and colors. The edges are sharp and it looks great...especially in HD. The sound is good but don't expect to be blown away. Mines hooked up to surround, so I use that for movies and games. The inputs are in the back and difficult to get to. That would be my only complaint. If you're using the stand and placing your tv in the corner. Be prepared to move it out a lot if you have things like laptops or USB cords to hook up and unhook. It could have REALLY used a video input on the side or front. I guess if you were hanging it on the wall, it would be a lot easier to access. Overall I love this TV and would recommend it to anyone. 50" plasma for under $700. Can't be beat.

    Great product/wrong dimensions

    I just purchased this tv today. It is a great value and an excellent product. I could not be more satisfied with it. The picture is great, the sound is great, and it has more than enough inputs and features. The only issue i have is with with the dimensions that Walmart has specified under product details. they state that the "product dimensions in inches" are 19x39x57. These are not the dimensions of the product. they are the dimensions of the box that it comes in. the Television itself is (WxHxD) 49x33.2x14.2. i measured a space out and rearranged my living area to accomodate the specified dimenions and they were incorrect. the dimensions i have stated are what is stated on the box itself for the product details. Once again, the product is EXCELLENT! Thank you for taking your time in reading this. i hope it helps.

    Use the Plasma Luke!

    This marks my forth Sanyo Plasma TV. My first was a 42" that cost me $1599. That only lasted only one year, but I blamed that on my daughter dropping her end when we got it out of the box. Just in that one year Sanyo 50" Plasma's came down to $999 and I bought another. (I actually bought a LCD to replace my first one but then took it right back to the store after firing it up. LCD TV's cannot hold a candle to Plasma in a quick motion race.) A year later I bought yet another 50" Plasma to use in my den when the price dropped to $799. And just today (another year gone by) I picked up my fourth Sanyo - another 50 incher from Walmart @ $498 bucks - so cheap that I can afford to give this one to my parents for Christmas. As this trend continues there is no sense to buy the top of the line TV because a year later they are obsoleted by price and features. My last one has a USB and PC connection built in. I like the Sanyo and I'll take a 720p Plasma over a 1080p LCD anyday. More pixels doesn't equate to a better experience.

    Great TV

    I've owned this TV for approx 11 months. I always wait for some time before I review any product because I don't always trust reviews made a few weeks after purchase. This TV has performed great. After some minor adjustment, the picture is fantastic with NO blurring or artifacting and the sound is great also. This only negative comment would be it is to heavy for me to handle by myself. Overall its a Great TV and I highly recommend it.

    go big and go plasma

    there is a reason this product has received a 5 star rating so far. its the best size vs value while maintaining excellent quality. I have owned both lcd and plasma tvs and i will never to back to lcd. when you are in the store under those bright flourecent lights, lcd might look good, but try watching your favorite movie or tv show in the dark at home with the lights off.....PLASMA GIVE THE BEST CONTRAST RATIO. This tv is the best i have owned without having to spend a ton of money. The previous review is right, your friends will not be able to tell its not 1080. HD looks amazing, blacks are dark and with excellent detail. 50" is the perfect size for most living rooms. lots of connections and the color is perfect. I will own this tv for a long time.

    very good value and great quality

    This television is amazing for the price. You would think a tv like this would run you about 1500 at least. I am very impressed with the quality of the picture, the colors, and the fluidity of motion with it.

    Holy.. Great big TV.. Batman!

    I had a 42" Panasonic 720p Plasma. Which I baught from Costco in 2008 for $840.00, before getting this TV. Although not loaded to the rim with features it should more than cover the needs for most, if not all buyers......especialy for $650.00! PROS: Plasma tech, Big beautiful 50" screen(1366x768p....not 1024x768p...FYI once u get past 42" ALL 720p tv's are 1360,1365, or 1366 by 768), comes with base already attached, no signs of burn-in(even in the first few weeks, but take the 100-200 hour break-in time seriously!), ECO key, 3 1.3b HDMI's(accepts signals up to 1080p...FYI the tv will then down convert signal to 720p), 2 component(accepts signals up to 1080p FYI.. again tv will down covert signal to 720p)/(one of which can be set as a 2nd composite imput), PC imput, 1 composite/S-video imput(FYI S-video will overide composite), semi-backlit remote(does not come with batteries), almost perfect black level/shadow detail, little to no noise, great volume(mute holds your volume level), good speakers(although not quite as good as my Panasonic), uses less power and produces less heat than my 42" did!, very good color(once you fiddle with the settings), accepts a 24p signal(via HDMI and 3:2 pulldown),very little color banding, sleep timer goes to 3 hours, very bright(sometimes too bright!),exellent motion(which is normal for plasma!), and makes non HD,HD cable,Blu-ray,DVD,HD DVD, XBOX 360,and my PS3 all look better than ever! CONS: Screen is too glossy(my Panasonic had a anti-glare filter), imputs take a tad too long to change/come on, no numbers in the picture settings menu(which makes it hard to set and/or carry over your settings to other imputs), both red and contrast are a pain to get 100% right on, stereo and coax digital audio out NO optical, skimpy user manual/menu system(figure it out yourself style/typical Sanyo!), no explination for what each aspect ratio setting is for, NO color temp controls(although this tv seems fine without), audyssey volume fuction confusing, and room light sensor doesn't judge light correctly. Other than the few negative things I listed, most of which are not really big deal breakers... this TV is GREAT! A key thing to remember is your tv's only as good as your sorce and you cables. As far as quality, I've never personaly had issues with Sanyo products. In fact Panasonic as of Dec 2009 has owned Sanyo. Even before then Sanyo has had close ties with Panasonic,Sony, and Samsung for many years. Which includes using Panasonic,Sony, and Samsung parts in their products(this tv in piticular uses a Panasonic plasma panel). Of corse someone has to get a lemon(s), but that goes for any product you buy. Nothings 100% for sure, just sheer odds there!

    Sanyo 50" plasma, a great deal!

    This was one deal that was hard to pass up. In fact a couple of weeks after installing it, I bought a second one for my parents. I'm a 30year computer tech, and this plasma is a no-brainer to set up. Unpack, plug it in, turn it on and let the setup run. That's it! I use it instead of a projector and 100" screen for my HTPC (Home Theater PC) during the day. Since it's been installed, the screen now only gets used at night for special "movie nights". So, it gets used every day, and sometimes non-stop for days. Since it's connected to a PC, when they're not watching TV or a movie, the screen saver keeps it going. The picture quality is excellent, no shadows or ghosting on fast action, and the sound is better than most LCD/LED sets I have seen. Since it had to be mounted slightly higher than recommended, I opted for the plasma due to its wide viewing angle. No "sweet spot" as is the case with some of the LCD models. Everyone is awed by the picture quality, and the light-sensing feature is great. The room has a 14 foot window on one side and an 8 foot window on the other, so during the day the screen needs to be fairly bright, but at night the auto light sensor maintains a perfect balance without washing out or over compensating the color. The If you are going to be using this with a computer, don't plan on getting much from the 15 pin VGA connector. There are only a few compatible screen resolutions that will even sync to the screen and even then only about a half or third of the screen is filled. HOWEVER, if you use a DVI to HDMI adapter cable it will auto-sync and fill the screen perfectly. The second unit I bought is connected directly to cable and the clear QAM just auto-scanned the instant the unit was turned on. With the array of Component, HDMI, Composite, USB and audio connections, there aren't many peripherals that can't be easily connected. The rear of the set has mounting points for wall mount brackets, and they're already fitted with screws, unlike a few of the last LCD flat panel sets I've recently installed for some friends and neighbors. All connections are located on the bottom rear as opposed to some which have connectors on the sides. The bottom connectors makes for a much cleaner installation, without unsightly cables hanging off the sides. Other than the aforementioned VGA limitations, there are no other weaknesses I can find with this plasma, and with the price point, you can't beat this deal. Overall this is a well-built flat panel plasma and has most every feature that all but the most ardent videophile will find more than acceptable. I would recommend (and have) the DP50740 to anyone looking for a great HD flat panel that won't break the bank.


    I purchased this tv on 8/15/09, the tv picture went out on 4/30/10. Sanyo advised me to put the tv in the shop they choose for warranty repair, which I did. As of todays date (6/09/10) I have not received my tv back and all I get is excuses from sanyo customer service. I even spoke to a supervisor about how long the tv has been in the shop and he was even more insensitive and incompetent. Each time he promised a return call with the status, I had to call him back because he never returned the call. Not to mention that this tv did not make it though 1 year of service without a breakdown. I am REALLY sorry I purchased a sanyo tv. I see why sanyo is at the bottom of the list in electronics. The product is of poor quality and the customer service is even worse. If you are considering purchasing this tv...DON'T!!!
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