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155 reviews | 4.2 out of 5
The Sanyo brand has been good to me with other items so I took a chance since the price was so reasonable for a 42". It was basic plug and play and in business. Very user friendly. The worst thing I can say is the sound is not the best. I have mine hooked to my stereo receiver and that took care of that issue. The picture is excellent and I have not had to make any adjustments so far for color, contrast etc. There is a bit of blurring in high-speed action but it's not excessive. Directv hasn't gotten the HD installed yet so I can't comment on HD from that, but I am seriously impressed by the quality of the picture playing BluRay movies and games on my PS3. I'll probably never go to a theatre again unless I dont want to wait for the DVD. I don't think you will go wrong with this TV.
I purchased this tv on black friday for $595.00. After installing it I was not happy with the picture so I contacted the associate in electronics at our local store. I explained that the picture was not what I expected and he assured me the tv was capable of an excellent picture as witnessed by the store model.
He suggested I call the cable company to be sure I was getting a true HD signal. Sure enough, the cable tech told me my cable line had been installed for quite a while and was obsolete and would not carry an HD signal.
At no cost to me, they rewired the house and wired a dedicated line to the tv.
Result was a beautiful picture. I was watching a program that was an HD program about the Alaskan wilderness and the picture reminded me of 3D. It seemed as though I could walk into the tv and step into the picture. It was so clear and sharp I could see the variations on the bark on the trees.The snow sparkled like diamonds and there were wolves in the picture and I could see the hair color variations as the picture was so vivid and clear.
Even at the regular price, it's a good deal.
I own this tv and i promise you nothing but enjoyment from it! I knew what i wanted in a flat panel tv when i got ready to purhase mine and honestly im so happy this is the one i chose......the color and the picture are awesome and the resolution is even better. The picture you will receive in the hd channels,you couldnt possibly ask for more out of a tv,please take my advice and purchase this tv when you are ready,im saving the money now to purchase another one exactlylike it! I hope my review will help you on purchasing ur first flat panel tv,you will not regret it!
I went to the local Walmart to look at the different brands and chose this one because it had the best picture - yeah, in HD it does but non-HD channels look blurry. Tried to adjust it but it doesn't improve. We had it professionally installed too and the installer said that's the best picture we'd get from this TV. We'd be better off with our old CRT.
Our new Sanyo 42" Flatscreen TV is everything we expected it to be. We love it! The picture, the sound, it's overall look! Excellent product!
Everything worked well with the set up till we plugged in the HDMI cables. We have a ps3 and a cable box that were both hooked with HD and with both the screen would go blank and we lost audio when the channel changed or when we started up a game. The only way to fix this was to turn off the set and then turn it back on. We had the set for 2 weeks trying to figure out what we did wrong then decided to try customer support. 10 minutes later the customer support guy told us to return the set to walmart. We exchanged the set for the DP42849 model which is the same set, just newer...works great so far. Audio seems better and the screen is awesome, better than in the store. Overall good product.
This is a great LCD for the price. I bought the 42" 720P and returned it for this one. The picture is outstanding! I notice a huge difference between this one and the other. I hooked up surround sound and put on a DVD and was blown away with the crisp picture. I like the fact that Sanyo offers a one year over the counter exchange if there is a problem with the T.V. most of the others are 90 day.
I have tried many others and have a Sony and Panasonic in my other rooms, The picture quality on this set ranks right up there with those two.
The set is just like the 720P model as far as the stand and frame style, with the buttons on the lower left side. The remote has a bit of a face lift. I do not have an HD source as of yet.
I am very pleased with my purchase.
Great picture quality and features. Decent sound quality. Comprehensive I/O hookups. Easy to get up-and-running. Great price. I might get another one to use as a rather huge computer monitor(!) for my high-end computer setup, since my computer's video card has a HDMI output. Highly recommended.
Great TV great price, comes with 3 HDMI ports and 3 video ports fully 1080p with HD tuner so you don't have to buy a HD receiver. Had Sanyo TV's for about ten years never had a problem with them.
I will be returning this Television after about 10 hours of use over the first 48 hours I have had it. The sound fades in and out, and sometimes completely goes out. I really like the picture wish I had some more HD channels to watch. After about 3 hours of use for some reason the television just turned off on its own?????? I will try to exchange it for another but while I am at the store making my return I will be purchasing the Extended Warranty that Wal-Mart offers for Plasma and LCD TV's.
I have an xbox 360 and I was able to use 1080i but not 1080p when I called Sanyo they said that this TV is unable to display in 1080p using the xbox 360 and the PS3 they can only display in 1080i. Well I purchased this product assuming that it displayed in 1080p because it says it on the TV and on the box, but apparently the TV is 1080i not 1080p according to Sanyo. Don't believe call them yourself and or do a google search on this TV using the model number DP42828. The 1080i still looks good but if I wanted 1080 i I would have purchased a cheaper TV.
I PURCHASED THIS TV TWO YEARS AGO AND JUST LAST YEAR BEFORE THANKGIVING IT WENT OUT. I ALSO PURCHASED THE THREE YEAR WARRANTY. READ THE FINE PRINT BECAUSE SANYO DOES NOT HAVE PARTS TO FIX THE TV IF IT BREAKS DOWN. IT IS JAN 19,2008 AND I AM JUST GETTING THINGS RESOLVED WITH THE WARRANTY CO. THEY HAVE OFFERED A TOSHIBA IN REPLACEMENT BUT YOU DON'T GET A WARRANTY IN CASE IT BREAKS. YOU CAN GET A REFUND BUT NOT A FULL REFUND ONLY FACE VALUE. WHICH IS WAY LESS SINCE THE TV'S HAVE GONE DOWN DRAMATICALLY. BEFORE YOU BUY ANY TV FOR SUPERBOWL. BUYER BEWARE. THE WARRANTIES ARE NOT WHAT YOU THINK. THEY WERE PROBABLY HOPING MY WARRANTY EXPIRED BEFORE THE TV DID.
Bought this tv due to the price and quality of Sanyo. Boy, what a big let down. I only had this tv for 59 days and it went completely out. Called Sanyo corporation and they told me to take back to store. When I got to the store a customer was also returning a sanyo 52 in hdtv. His product did the same to him and he had already returned one before this 52 in. Got another brand of tv and it was cheaper by far. Not to mention that it has alot more better picture,sound,qualityand many more features. Wolud not purchase another Sanyo to save my soul.
This was the worst product I bought. The sound fades in and out all the time. 6 months after I bought this TV the picture tube went out. I returned the TV and bought a different TV from a different manufacturer.
This TV was in the center isle, with no display to view, we almost passed it up for that reason. But decided after looking at the specs that we would try it.
That was a mistake, that had the worse picture of any HDTV we have seen, now I know why it didn't have a display model. We took it back and got a Vizio, much better picture.
I just recently returned from Iraq with the U.S. Army. My wife had asked me what I wanted as a surprise. I told her I wanted a Big screen T.V.. My wife went and purchased a Sanyo 42" 1080p LCD. I walked in and nearly fell over at the sight of the T.V. upon my return home. I am very impressed with the picture and the audio on it. I was expecting she would have paid well over a thousand but it was cheaper than what I expected. Thank you Sanyo, Wal-mart, and my wife for making a returning soldier very happy!!!
Just bought this set, brought it home hooked it up and watched the football games. Did not need to adjust anything.
The screen is brighter than any other LCD on the market. In this price range, it offers very good video resolution and refresh rate. Standard cable/satellite video looks a bit blurry. You'll definitely want to upgrade your cable to HD. Standard DVD's look fantastic; HD DVD is superb. Like all LCD's, video looks better the further away you are from the TV. Give yourself at least 8 feet between TV and viewers. Audio is powerful at 10W, but there is no way to adjust treble/bass. The set-up menu is very basic with few user selectable options. There are numerous (7) video inputs of all types. You'll have to spend $500 more to get a better TV.
I did a lot of searching on 42" LCD HDTV 1080P
and I like the Sanyo TV the best . Great Picture and Great value for the price. This TV is awesome.
When i first bought the tv i have to say i was a little not convince about it. I was hoping i made a good decision about buying it and i am glad i did. A lot of people complain about the sound, if you buy a tv like this, you have to buy a sorround system. Picture wise, i have dishnetwork and they have their Hd reciever and wow it looks awsome, it like if you are inside the tv. Super picture with that. Without the hd reciever still looks good but not great like with the reciever. So far it's been a great Tv, got to watch the super bowl in it and it was awsome. I recommend this tv 100%, great price, picture (with HD reciever) great sound (with sorround system) i cant ask for anymore.