This replaced a Magnavox 37" LCD I purchased in 2006 for $1000! Boy, how prices have come down! I know this is the previous generation technology, as LED gets all the attention now, but LCD is the better value. One disturbing thing is the lack of A/V hookups on the latest models. I purchased this one because it was one of the few remaining models with a coaxial digital output to connect to my aging surround sound system. Many new brand name models have HDMI ONLY now. This Sanyo was easy to set up, but I suggest you turn off the energy saving mode, and manually set the adjustments yourself. I found the picture to be dark, and unnatural looking with ECO on. My personal settings are, ECO off, color and tint set at neutral, bright 7 clicks to the right, contrast 5 clicks to the right, sharpness 1 click to the left, and color temp left at natural. Onboard sound was tinny, but you can use the graphic EQ to taylor the sound to your preference. There is also quite a delay from when you press the power button, to when you get an actual picture. Don`t know if it`s my set, or a common quirk on all sets. This is a recent purchase, so longevity is unknown. But I do have a Sanyo 25" tube model purchased in 2002 still going strong that I use outside on my patio in the summer. It stays outside all winter long when temps occasionally drop to the single digits here in NW AZ. Time will tell if this Sanyo is built as well. All in all, a good value.
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