I bought mine over a year ago. It has been used probably 2 to 3 hours a day, every day. These TVs use Samsung or LG components inside, both are real name-brand guts so the Sanyo should be as reliable as those brands. (The decal on the back panel lists a "Chassis Number", "-00" is Samsung, "-01" and "-02" are LG.) The only real compromise for the price is the use of the Zoran Supra680 Scaler-Processor, not the best, but it does a pretty good job. The picture quality is excellent with HD or DVD sources, and OK (like every other HDTV) with analog Standard Def signals. The over-the-air digital tuner is sensitive and works well. The remote has excellent range and the tuner flips channels quickly, unlike some other TVs. It would have been nice to have a individual input-select buttons, rather than having to flip thru each in sequence. The sound quality is OK, no better or worse than other TVs. The regular user menus and options are basic, offering no advanced picture or audio adjustments like most other TVs. The Service Adjustment menu is availible to perform a proper video calibration adjustment, but this is best left to video professionals. (Turn TV OFF. Unplug the power cord for 10 secs. Press and hold the CH down button on the side of the TV while plugging-in the 110VAC power cord, then let-go of the CH button, the Service Menu will then be displayed.) It can be connected to a computer thru the HDMI-1 input, if the computer has a DVI video output and you use a DVI-to-HDMI adapter. cable. Overall a good value, but the recent price reduction of the Panasonic plasma TV has made the Sanyo a less attractive choice. The Panasonic has somewhat better picture quality and is the most trouble-free plasma TV brand.
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