I have been researching TV's for the past year, and although I wish I could have a fancy new LG with 3D, Internet, and LED, ETC., it's just not in my budget. I really just wanted a cheap big screen that had a great picture, that looked good with my XBOX 360, knowing it's not the best available. So far, I am very happy with my Sanyo.
Consumer reports gives this TV an awesome rating for picture, which is the most important part of a TV. Sure, the sound isn't great, but these are made to be hooked up to surround sound systems. At first, I admit I wasn't happy with the default, out of the box picture. It didnt look as good as it did on the store wall. But, I knew I just had to tweak the settings. I read alot online about how to calibrate an HDTV. I set up the picture settings myself, and now it looks amazing. There are a couple of options that are turned on automatically by default, and after playing with these I got the picture I wanted. So, if you buy this and get home and dont like it, do your research, learn the settings, and after some adjustments you will be happy. Read about the picture settings and what they do.
Anyways, I am happy with this TV for the price. Sanyo is owned by Panasonic now, which is a top of the line Japanese TV manufacturer. As far as brand reliability, Sanyo and Panasonic have the lowest percentages of returned products (due to broken parts or malfunctions) than other TV brands, even LG, Sony, and Sharp. It has every option you need for hookup, 3 HDMI, Digital and Optical Audio out, and even a USB slot. Just remember, you are paying less than 600 bucks for a 46" HDTV. It's not going to be the best out there, but it is the best for the price.
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