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109 reviews | 3.7 out of 5
I first bought the 19" Sanyo LCD TV for my wife's workout area. I was pleased with the quality and price so I looked at the 42" 1080p for the livingroom to replace the old 25" traditional tube. I was reassured to see it's a Consumer Reports best buy. Upgraded to DirecTV's HD-DVR and had the new set for the installer to put it all together. The picture is great and so is the sound. We are not using a separate audio system at this time. Note on picture quality with this 1080p set: HD channels are crystal clear and "pop" like you won't believe (yes, you really can read the name of the putter on that golf club); non-blu-ray DVDs are pretty darn good but not HD quality although the depth of color is great compared to regular TV (for example District 9 is much clearer and PBS series The War is awesome on it); regular TV programming that's non-HD is OK but you'll know immediately it's not HD because of lack of sharpness. We're extremely pleased with this purchase for quality and price. Note: the accompanying photos were taken with a cell phone.
This TV has no glare on the screen even with lights on and a great picture. I spent 8 months looking for the best & biggest TV I could get under $600, and this is definitely it.
Great picture quality. Very easy to use. I'm also using it as a computer monitor. My new computer has HDMI output for single-cable audio and video connection to the Savyo. The picture quality as a computer monitor is stunning. Great TV, great price.
I bought this product about 3 years ago and its still going strong. It is easy to set up. great picture, I am not an electronic gooroo, but I think I have selected an excellent product. Many hookups in the back allow you to do many things. I have been doing some research on tv's because my son wants a big screen for christmas and I think I may buy him this same tv. I would recommend this product to anyone. Thanks Sanyo for a great product. looking forward to purchasing another.
What a pleasant surprise. This floor unit cost me only $366 plus tax. So I took a chance. A small nick here and there, otherwise it looked good to me. I really wasn't expecting much as I only wanted it for a monitor for my wireless keyboard 12 feet away. The first thing I noticed was it's beauty then I heard the sound and was simply amazed; 95 percent of all lcd's have terrible sound quality when you spend under $700. But not this baby, I was hard pressed to believe it has only 2 ten watt speakers that produced this exceptional sound quailty! Since I don't have Dish or Cable I did not care about the 60Hz, however another nice surprise was that it's 1080, cool for later if they ever have anything on TV worth spending $40 a month on, till then it's HULU, DVD's, online stuff etc. for me. The remote has a light whenever you press any button I like that too. If you get HD service it's really all the same anyway isn't it, , Blue-ray too, those devices produce for themselves and any ($500+) LCD will be very very close to each other regardless of price. Buy this one and you'll save heartache and you'll have this big monster monitor too. Not for those who need super crisp deep colors and/or football fast action. Perfect for those who want a tv that works with good performance and easy to use remote. On Screen easy user friendly menu.
I bought this TV in July of 2009, the price sure has dropped since then. I paid 659.00 best deal at that time. I was watching TV last night and it just went black still had sound but no picture. Iv'e tried every thing to get it to come back on, but to avail !
I thought i'd share this with you, it was a good TV until this happened. When I bought it I had read a review that someone had left, that this had happened to them as well ! Don't think I'll be buying any SANYO products in the near future ! I believe that 700.00 for a TV that only lasted a year and a half is kind of steep. I have a VIZIO 37" that I bought some 5 years ago that is still working. I believe I will replace the Sanyo with another Vizio. They seam to have a lot better lasting quality. I hope this helps out any one that reads this review and is looking to buy a Sanyo!
We've had this TV for about 13 months. The warranty ran out 1 month ago. Yesterday, the screen blacked out. Everything worked great up to that point. After doing some research, it seems it's a common problem with Sanyo, so much so that my friend's 50" Sanyo screen blacked out as well. Try google search for "backlight inverter sanyo lcd" and see what comes up.
I bought this to replace my 26" behemouth tube TV. I thought it was now the right time to buy. I had a $600 budget and a 42" LCD I've been lusting for was considerably below that price. Unfortunately I had to buy HDMI cables so it was back up to the 600 dollar mark. What I can't get over is that for this price I got a TV that blew me over as far as the picture quality went. I've gone back to the store a couple times now, and compared to the LG and the Vizio, the Sanyo screen was much more pleasing. Maybe it was the color settings that the TVs were set at by default, but the sharpness and the clarity and contrast was all there and what I was looking for. It's a 60hz LCD, so you get the picture jitter time and again and I was expecting that. But you're still getting a darn good TV for the price. If this TV lasts for 2 years or more, I got way more than my money's worth!
I actually worked at WalMart when I purchased this product. I researched tv's for some time before making my decision and for the money I feel that this was certainly the best purchase, at least at the time. I bought it back in June of 2009 and seeing how there were no holiday sales or "Yearly Event" specials it was a good purchase for $628 after being reduced from around $678. I use it almost everyday and sometimes it's on almost all day as I usually fall asleep with it on every night. So far I've had no issues with it. I have friends with Sony's and Samsung's and I also have a 47" Vizio in the living room. These are the 3 best brands in my opinion and in that order. This tv functions just as good as any of them though. I use it mostly with comcast HD cable but I also use Blu-Ray and Xbox with it as well and occasionally connect my laptop to use it as a large monitor. Speakers aren't that great but I haven't seen any tv with excellent speakers. They are good for an HD tv though but I certainly suggest surround sound or a sound bar and sub woofer if placed in living room, especially if you have a vaulted ceiling. I have it in my bedroom now and the speakers work fine there. Great product for a great price.
As always in my experience, SANYO delivers excellent quality with a great price. The picture is fantastic, the sound is great, setup was quick and painless. My family loves this TV, as they have threatened to swap me with thier Sony 42" or their Panasonic 46".
I've had a 37" Sanyo for ~2 years, and love it. This 42" appears to have an even better picture and sound. I can't imagine how you could beat this deal. Good luck.
I have had this set only a few weeks but it has already "blown the doors off" the 32 inch set it replaced. Very easy to set up, lots of great features like ports for everything. The sound isn't as good as it should be, but I run the whole thing through a home theater system so sound is not an issue with me. Since I bought this set from their website, WalMart was true to their word as for the delievery date. Great value, lots of bang for the buck.
I am very happy with this tv! I have had a Sanyo before, and it was nice to see that they upgraded their remote control. The picture is incredible when watching a movie with my HD dvd player, and the sound too with my surround sound system(gotta have this for true sound). I have found that it is NOT worth paying extra for HD programming. The picture and sound are fine for regular shows, including sports, we are a football family. My local store even had it for less than the online price, which was also nice! Very satisfied and would recommend to anyone looking for a tv with everything you need!
I had this TV for just a few days and the sound on this tv frequently goes out then comes back. The sound will be real "jagged" so that you cannot understand what is said. Or sometimes it will go out all together. If I change the channel and return to what I was watching...it will return to normal. But it gets frustrating to have to do this several times, say, during a two hour show. I contacted my cable company and they did what they could and determined that it indeed is the TV. I am returning the TV as I only had it less than over a month.
First off let me say that I have nothing bad to say about the picture quality or sound of this TV. The picture is clear and viewable from almost any angle, setup is very simple, and the sound is good enough for a small/mid sized room. My only gripe with this tv is that it wont stay on!!!
If I pause whatever it is that I'm watching(blu-ray on PS3 or TV via DISH Network DVR) the TV will power cycle after about 15 seconds or so. I've called tech support and he suggested not using the HDMI and switch to component cables. ok so that worked for all about 10 mins(until we got off the phone). I'm returning this TV this weekend.....Again if I wasn't having this issue I'd be a happy camper but I cant recommend this product at the moment.
I payed over $500 for my nice new flat screen tv. a little over a year later and the picture went out, did research and there are a couple of thousand incendents of this happening with sanyo LCD tv's not to mention the other complaints about the units not turning on at all. I have read the review for sanyo's customer support department and figured it was better not to call them because if it isn't under warrenty they won't help you and if it is I hope you can wait atleast a month to get your TV back.
Please Please Please read these reviews before u make a decision>>>http://www.youreviewelectronics.com/reviews/lcd-tv-reviews/sanyo-dp46849-review/ I have had this tv for 2 years and i purchased it for $800. DO NOT GET IT! please, I am not just saying this. I have a Sanyo tube tv in my bedroom that is in perfect condition and I have had it for well over 5 years. It works great, so I was a firm believer in the Sanyo products....until I purchased this tv. It definitely needed to be recalled as I am not the only one who has had problems with it. My screen has gone completely black, for no reason at all. I attempted to turn it on one day and all I got was a black screen. The sound still works but no picture. I have done some research since I have not heard back from the Sanyo customer service representatives, and it is either the bulb or another issue. But all in all, I'll probably be spending more money than its worth just to fix it. Which I will NOT be doing. Since other people have only encountered the same problem after getting it fixed with the warranty. And Sanyo will tell you there is nothing they can do. So the money I thought I was investing into a good tv, was just a waste. Please do not purchase this tv! This may be Sanyo's way of making more money, but they have lost me as a customer. I would rather buy products from a company that I know will last. Especially in this false economy. Read these reviews first.
we bought this this . we had it a little over a year first the picture and sound kept going on and off. then the panel started forming a black smudge on it. Luckilly i bought the extended warranty and had a service man come out he told me something was wrong with the panel and it had to be replaced. but it would take a couple weeks. now we are without a tv. so dont get this tv i heard im not the only one that had this same problem.
We bought this tv less than 6 months ago and the HD has already gone out in it!!! So mad!!! Do not buy this tv...
The dish came out to make sure it was not our box and told me that they have seen this a lot w/sanyo tv's!
I love my TV. I had been searching both online and in stores to get a tv for around $500-600. This tv was in my budget and 42 inches. Im able to hook up my computer and watch movies. The only issue I have is that I cant plug up my Wii unless I unplug my tv cables. Besides that I love it! Oh yeah... it looks good on Blu Ray as well.