Pros: Reliable tv for the price, great quality and sound quality. SHARP picture as well.
Cons: Not alot of features.
When it was time for me to update to a flat screen t.v I wasn't familiar with any of the products. When I went to walmart they had a selection of flat screen t.v's. They all looked the same with different prices. The quality was no different. I asked a worker about SANYO. They said it's a reliable first tv for a fair price. When I brought it home I couldn't AGREE anymore.
When I just hooked up my TV I saw that the screen was pretty crisp. It wasn't to sharp that it was irritating to the eyes but it was sharp just enough to enjoy high definition. I use an HDMI cord to connect my gaming console and the graphics look great. As long with my High definition cable.
I bought this t.v for alittle over $600.
Since I enjoy the xbox this TV has made it easy to connect too. You can easy connect DVD players and other systems easy by the inputs on the left side(looking at the TV screen) right side(looking from the back).
This TV is easy to move around and put together .Sanyo 42inch tv weighs about 40lbs. You have the option of putting the TV directly on the wall(mounting) or placing the tv on a stand of your choice. Cleaning this TV is easy, but you cant directly spray the tv with any cleaners, this can damage the TV. You just damp a washcloth lightly and gently brush the TV down.
The 42inch screen fits perfectly in my meduim to small living room. The screen isn't to big that it strains your eyes, and its not to small that you have to get closer to the t.v to actually see.
The thin simple black trim around the screen helps with placing the tv. You can easily place the tv in tight measure places as needed. Before I owned this tv I had a big bulky block tv which fit perfectly in my outdated entertainment stand. I was worried that my new Sanyo flat screen wasn't going to fit but it fits in the place perfectly.
You have the option to save energy with this t.v. Helping you save money on your electric bill. When picking from the "energy saver" selection it dims the t.v screen.
The QUALITY of the Sanyo picture is pretty decent. You have the option of changing the brightness or dimness to your liking. You have the option of changing the size of the picture shape as well. There are 3 HDMI inputs you can select to use right on the back. There is also a USB port so you can put pictures from your USB right on to the TV, along with videos.
The SOUND QUALITY is good as well. With the option of Sound Modes: Standard, Vivid, Theater, Clear Voice, Custom ( includes Bass/Treble, Bass Extension, Equalizer. Sitting directly in front of the t.v is louder then you sitting from a different angle, about 60degrees left and right. When you leave the room you can't hear the TV, since the sound is projected straight out.
~Features~(Provided by Sanyo.com)
~Native Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1080p pixels(WXGA)
~Picture Brightness: 400 cd/m2
~Contrast Ratio: 4000:1
~Response Time: 6.5 ms
~Viewing Angle: H:178 x V:178
~Digital Scanning Display: Receives ATSC signal formats (including 480i/p, 720p and 1080i/p) converted to 1080p display
~Television Systems: NTSC, ATSC and Clear QAM
~191 Total Channels
~Aspect ratio (Pix Shape): 7 (Pix 1-7)
~7-Picture Menu:(5 Preset, Manual, Advanced Manual)
~Comb Filter: 3D Y/C
~Digital Noise Reduction
~Dynamic Contrast (adjustment in Menu)
~3:2 Pull down
~XDS Extended Data Service
~Clock On Timer
~On Screen Help Menu
~RF Antenna Input: Analog/Digital-75 ohm
~Speakers: Two 6 x 12 cm
~Sound Amplifier: Built in 10 W/ch
~MTS/SAP Stereo Sound
~Digital Audio Service (other languages if available)
~4-Sound Menu: (Auto Preset, Standard Preset, Manual, Advanced Manual)
~Closed Caption Compliant: NTSC-608, ATSC-708CC
~1 PC-VGA D-Sub 15 pin with Mini Audio input
~3 HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) input
~2 HD Component (Y-Pb-Pr with R/L audio) inputs
~1 Composite Input (V,L/R)
~1 USB (with Photo Viewer)
~1 Coaxial Digital Audio Output
~1 Fixed Analog Audio Out (R/L)
~Detachable Stand / Vesa 400 x 400 Wall Mountable (with optional kit not supplied)
~Power: 120v AC, 60hz
~Power Rating: 178 Watts ETL Rated
~Dimensions w/stand: 40" x 26.4" x 9.2"; 33 lbs.
~Dimensions w/o stand: 40" x 24.4" x 4.0"; 31.2 Lbs.
~Energy Star Qualified: On Mode Watts 99.5
This is a amazing TV if your under a tight budget.