Sanyo DP32647 LCD TV (DP32647)
(without stand or speakers)
* Two HDMI Input Jacks
* Two Sets of Component Input Jacks
* One S-Video Input Jack
* One set of Video Input Jacks
* Three sets of Audio Input(R/L) Jacks
* One Coaxial Digital Output Jack
* One set of Analog Audio Output (Fixed-R/L) Jacks
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Printed in Mexico SMC, February 2008
Impreso en México SMC, febrero 2008
Imprimé aux. Mexique SMC, février 2008
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I bought this Sanyo 55" LED TV about 1.5 years ago. Power keeps turning off! Stay away from Sanyo!
No HDMI after only having TV for 10 months - The HDMI ports stopped working on my 50" 720p Sanyo TV after less than a year of use. When I called customer service, they said that it was everything but the TV, cables, video players, etc. After telling the very rude rep that I had tried everything, he told me that it was my fault so I would have to pay to have someone come out and look at it. This TV is no good for HD and I would not suggest it to anyone, especially based on their customer service department.
I wouldn't recommend Sanyo to anyone. I bought a 50 inch flat screen TV from Wal-Mart. I have had it fixed in February of 2012. The circuit board was replaced now and it is gone again. Only this time, it won't even power up. Thankfully, I have an extended repair plan on it. Then you have to wait until the first of the year for repair. I will never buy a Sanyo product again. The TV was bought in 2011 just before Black Friday so you do the math. One year down twice.
Same as everyone else, I bought a 50-inch Sanyo TV. I had it for less than 13 months and the TV went out. I took it to the repairman and said both circuit boards were fried. Where's the recall or the refund?
I purchased a DP50740 on 12/16/10. 50-inch television from our infamous store Walmart. A year and a half after purchasing this defective piece of crap, it went black with no sound. Not thinking much, I ran to get it repaired. Five months later, the same problem occurred. I am devastated by the service that I have received from Sanyo. The staff was so inconsiderate, playing on the phone, leaving me on hold for long periods of times (I only called over a dozen times) to speak to no one. I feel betrayed by Walmart. As a loyal customer, I will spend my last in that store, but not anymore! Sanyo needs to be put out of business and this common trend needs to be going more viral than just this page. Facebook, here I come! Can anyone tell me where is the civil lawsuit? I would like to join it! Find me on Facebook to provide information and to make sure no one else gets ripped off by these jerks!
I purchased this Sanyo 55" LCD HDTV Model DP55441 at Wal Mart on Feb 22, 2012. For the past week I have been hearing popping sounds coming from the TV. This morning 12/3/12, the TV would not power up. I checked all connections, etc. without any change. I came online to see if there might be a problem I could correct and found this site with hundreds of complaints about basically the same problem! I was devastated! I bought this based on the picture quality, Sanyo's guarantee, and comparatively low price. I guess you do get what you pay for. This TV is only 9 months old so I am still under warranty, thank heavens! But after reading those complaints, I have little faith in Sanyo resolving this issue to my satisfaction. If I could afford a lawyer, I would pursue a lawsuit against them based on these reports! Imagine how many people have had problems and never reported here? Stay away from Sanyo!
The 46-inch Sanyo TV is less than 3 years old. I bought it new at Walmart in 2009. It was a great TV for the first year. After the warranty ran out, the picture started going blank in spots. Then it finally went all the way black. If you beat on it, it will come back on and then go blurry again and again. These TVs should be recalled. I have read of many of them doing the same thing on the internet - the exact TV with the same problem. Do not buy Sanyo!
I have a 2-year-old Sanyo DP26649 that has started getting really loud for a second or two, then pops and goes off. Sometimes it comes back on and then sometimes it takes hours to come back on. The pop has been so loud that I thought it was going to explode, a big mistake thinking Walmart sold quality product. If these reviews were available at the time of my purchase, I would have never made that purchase.
I purchased the Sanyo 50" DP50749 TV in February of 2010 from Walmart. No sound and no picture. The common trend to almost all these posts is Walmart and Sanyo. Walmart specs often require manufacturers to cheapen their product to meet Walmart's price. This can even lead to serious injury. See class action lawsuit involving Walmart and Pet Armour flea treatment. While Sanyo should be held responsible for the cheaply made product, Walmart is equally guilty.
My issue is unlike all the others stated here, but now I fully expect the set to go out within months. Yipee! I came to this site to see if anyone has experienced our problem and a possible solution. Then I find I probably have much bigger problems coming. In February 2012, we purchased a Sanyo 55" LCD HDTV from Walmart. We only have over-the-air antenna. Cable is not available in our rural area and we haven't wanted to incur the expense and hassle of satellite, plus we were perfectly satisfied with our available channels. We hooked up the Sanyo to our system and could only get 33% of our previous channels. After much trial and error, I decided to do this: I re-hooked our old set to the existing antenna system. Voila, 100% of our channels! Now I powered up the big set sitting behind and immediately lost the weaker channels.
I tried this several times with the exact result. The conclusion is, the big set is interfering with its own signal. I located the radio interference setting and placed it on max with no improvement. We have tried signal boosters, a new antenna system, locating the antenna farther away from the set, even tried wrapping the set in tinfoil to hopefully block the excessive interference with no improvement. We previously had a Hitachi 60" TV to this same set up without any issues, so the size of the set should not be a factor. That set went out after many years and we made do with a 36" set till we got the Sanyo. I feel this is an issue with the Sanyo, and wonder if others have experienced it and their solution short of getting cable or satellite service!
I purchased a 42" Sanyo DP42740 less than 2 years ago. The speaker is acting up and last night, the red hue went out. This is so upsetting because I cannot just go out and buy another one. We are on a fixed income. I will be putting a claim into the BBB. Also, I will be putting the word out not to purchase from Walmart any TVs.
Sanyo 42-inch purchased in April 2012 - In September 2012, the TV screen went black, no pictures and no sounds. I called Dish Network and they got it going. Three weeks later, the same thing. Dish Network sent a new DVR and installed it last Wednesday. On Saturday, again the TV went blank and no sound. I called Sanyo. They are calling a local repair company to fix it. The problem is I will have to pay $89.00 for them to pick it up and bring it back. Way too much spent on this TV and it is only 7 months old. I will throw it in the middle of the street before I pay for delivery. At least then I'll know why it is not working. I'll buy a Samsung or LG. Sanyo must be in the same boat as Panasonic - more than cheap junk and extremely bad warranty and customer service. Never again will I purchase anything that this company has its hand in. I'll make sure to tell when asked. Worst brand ever! Do not purchase!
After reading all of these complaints, I must be lucky, my Sanyo TV lasted about 5 years before it started shutting off by itself. When it's first turned on, it was worse about turning off. After you wait a dozen times with it turning on and off, it will last quite awhile without going off (sometimes). A $1300 TV that lasts 5 years is not a good deal, not much I can do it seems, but I will never purchase another one (even if I could afford another one). Money is too hard to come by to waste on junk like this.
I turned on my 46" Sanyo TV and it would not come on. All I get is the green light to come on and at times, it will blink. This set is less than two years old. I, too, thought that I should get at least four years out of a TV.
I purchased my Sanyo 42" DP42848-00 from Walmart. The production date is June 2008 and yesterday 11/6/12 (Election Day, go figure), my Sanyo screen went black and just the sound could be heard. I expected more than 4 years out of any TV. I will never purchase a Sanyo TV again but did replace it with a Toshiba.
I purchased this Sanyo 46-inch Flat screen TV DP46849 from Walmart less than two years ago. The screen just went black. There was sound (crackly). It turns on but only stays on for a few seconds. The TV is seldom used during the day, mostly just a couple of hours in the evening but not daily. I cannot believe neither Sanyo nor Walmart is willing to rectify the problem seeing that there were many people having the same issue. It is a shame that these big companies knew they are selling defective products and do not care to repair or replace them.
I saved to buy this piece of junk. I will not buy any Sanyo products or Panasonic and will be sure to inform everyone I knew to steer clear of these no-good companies. There should be a class action suit against them. I do not understand why there isn't with all of these complaints! That's one reason why they do not care that so many consumers were out of money. Shame on you Sanyo for selling faulty products and robbing innocent consumers!
I went online looking for information to fix a problem I have been experiencing since shortly after purchasing my 55" Sanyo - yes, from Walmart - and this was the first website I tried. Boy, after reading all the reviews here, I feel quite fortunate, and validated! I am fortunate because at least I can always turn my set back on after it turns itself off and especially fortunate since it shows me a blue banner telling me it is going to "turn off in one minute." If I happen to be paying close attention and immediately push "OK" on the remote, it will stay on - sometimes as long as 2 hours! And I feel validated to find that I am far from the only idiot trying to watch an expensive piece of poop! Guess I will not waste my time trying to get any help from Walmart or Sanyo and just love my Sanyo for whatever much more time it will give me.
I also bought a 46" Sanyo Flat Screen HD TV from Walmart and shortly after the warranty ran out, it displayed a large black shadow across 50% of the screen. It used to clear up, but now it does that all the time. It's very irritating to watch. I would gladly join a class action suit against Sanyo.
I bought a 46" model dp4684b-00 from Walmart in 2008. I paid over a thousand dollars for that TV. I had a Sanyo TV I bought back in 1998 that still worked that I gave to my kids, so I figured Sanyo would be a good choice for an HDTV. Boy, was I wrong! It lasted just past its warranty. I called Customer Support, only to be told I should have purchased the extended warranty. After spending over a thousand dollars for a TV, the company should stand by its product. Sanyo is now owned by Panasonic. I will never buy Sanyo or Panasonic products ever again, and neither should anyone who reads this. They do not make things right for their customers with defective products. I have never sued anyone or any company, but if given the chance I would sue ** out of them. Never again will I be ripped off by them.
My new Sanyo 42" HDMI TV purchased in June from Sam's Club had the speakers go out in Sept. Over the last three weeks, I have consistently been told different things with their first solution to have me drive almost 50 miles to a repair shop or pay $50 to have the repair shop come pick up. There were no service centers in my area so I requested an exchange. They supposedly routed it to "Corporate" and nothing happened, though I was told we were just waiting on an RA number. I just got a call from "Corporate" and was told that they do not give out such for Sam's Club so I'm out of luck. Again, I will never buy Sanyo anything again!
Sanyo 19-inch LCD less than 3 years old - Do not buy a Sanyo product! This TV was purchased for my son. It worked great for about 2 1/2 years. Now the TV will come on and stay on with a picture for about 30 seconds and then the TV continues to play, but has no picture. Sanyo knows that they have a problem with these units. I believe it is very sorry of this company not to fix this issue. I cannot afford to fix it or replace it. Money is very tight. Shame on Sanyo!
I, as many others, wish I had searched for "complaints" prior to buying this ** made by Sanyo. I thought it was a freak thing with our TV (model DP47460), purchased almost 2 years ago. This flipping TV has even been in storage for months, so it wasn't like it was used the entire time! It just shuts off! I checked all the connections thinking something had just gone wrong - it obviously went "wrong" when I spent my hard earned money towards a Sanyo product! Thank you Sanyo for taking some extra fun time from my kids as now I will have to replace your ** product. Screw you too Wal-Mart! We have to get our manufacturing and companies back in the U.S. so these money grabbers can be held accountable! This is awful!
I bought a Sanyo 42" TV (Model #DP42848) from Wal-Mart in 2008. Wow, from reading all complaints, I feel lucky. My TV started going out with the black lines and shadows just this year 2012. Now I have all color of lines and no picture - sound but no picture. But something should be done; a TV should not go out this quick. I have an old Sanyo that I have had for 15 years that still works. But to pay the money I paid for this 42" is outrageous for it not to be working. Now I have learned that it is going to cost as much to fix it as I paid for the TV. Shame on the company that made them. I agree they should have been a recall. But rest assured, I will not ever buy another Sanyo or recommend to anyone to purchase one. They are awful!
The 46-inch Sanyo TV is less than 3 years old. I bought it new at Walmart in 2009. It was a great TV for the first year. After the warranty ran out, the picture starts going blank in spots. Then it finally goes all the way black. If you beat on it, it will come back on and then go blurry again and again. These TVs should be recalled. I have read of many of them doing the same thing on the internet - the exact TV with the same problem. Do not buy Sanyo!
My Sanyo 42 inch TV screen started going black and now it cuts off on its own. I paid good hard earned money for this piece of junk. In my opinion, everyone who can solve this problem is too damn scared of pissing the country that these TV's are made in off. The US should stop importing their junk and make them be responsible for running these scams on hard working US citizens. Get someone with balls enough in the white house who would stand up to these countries. Close our borders to these thieving pigs.
Wow, my Sanyo 46" LCD TV lasted almost 3 yrs. I'm impressed because I think this is the maximum life time of a component on a board failing by its own heat over time, no burn in test. I believe these models were only built for and sold at Walmart starting in 2009. Replacement parts were not made for these models. Sanyo expected life of 5-10 yrs then thrown away. It's a defective component on a board that's failing that may only cost a dollar. But the Sanyo Repair Center only replaces the boards and there are no replacement boards, all the same problems, all bought at Walmart. If you have any of these TVs, expect it not to make it past its 4th birthday.
Total loss for me - I purchased a 47-inch Sanyo television model number DP47460 for $800 from Walmart. And exactly what everyone else has a problem with. After only a year and a half, the TV shut off on its own and will not turn back on. If I would have to fix it myself, it would be around $400.00. I do not understand, with so many complaints on the same problem, why aren’t there any recalls. What can we do?
I purchased a 47-inch Sanyo television model number DP47460 for $800 from Walmart. The first year I had it, it worked great but then at the end of January 2012, my year warranty expired. Within a month or two, we started having the picture be interrupted with lines across the screen, but it would come back on. I was very annoyed so I contacted the company and was told they could direct me to the nearest repair shop to have it fixed at my expense, since my warranty was no longer valid. I requested to have my issue escalated to a supervisor to see about them repairing it since it was so close to the end of my warranty, which got me nowhere. They were not interested in helping.
After many calls back to customer service, my issue was to be forwarded to corporate and I would receive an email as to what will be done about it. As I'm sure you can guess, I never was contacted back. Frustrated, I gave up calling them and as of today, it shuts itself off and will not come back on. This is ridiculous that so many people have paid so much money to this company and this is what we all get. Does anybody know if anything can be done about this?
I purchased a Sanyo TV model #DP46849 in 2009 and the screen is starting to go black. Once I started researching the problem, I found that other consumers who purchased Sanyo TVs have problems similar to mine. The more I searched, the more I realized it is not worth the cost of getting it fixed and Sanyo will not do anything for the people that purchased these defective TVs. I would think that any company would want satisfied customers but I can't see where they have satisfied any of the people that purchased their product. What can a consumer do to get a product like this off the market or to get their problem resolved?
This TV (31.5" HDTV DP32640) was purchased Christmas 2010, almost 2 years ago. It has stopped playing. A message comes up saying “will resume shortly” but never comes on. I called Sanyo and they told me to unplug it for an hour and turn it back on, so I did. It worked. The next day it did the same thing and will not come on. I have also reset it and it still will not work. I am unable to get any result. I purchased this TV at Wal-Mart.
Servicing should be performed by only trained and qualified service personnel.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SERVICE ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
ON-SCREEN SERVICE MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
POWER FAILURE CIRCUIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
MECHANICAL DISASSEMBLY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
CHASSIS ELECTRICAL PARTS LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-24
CABINET PARTS LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
COMPONENT AND TESTPOINT LOCATIONS . . . . 26-28
BLOCK DIAGRAM POWER LINES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
BLOCK DIAGRAM SIGNAL LINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
IC BLOCK DIAGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-38
TROUBLESHOOTING FLOW CHARTS . . . . . . . . . . 39-41
CONTROL PORT FUNCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-43
SIGNAL FLOW CHARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-51
SCHEMATIC NOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
IC, DIODE, AND TRANSISTOR PIN LAYOUTS. . . . . . . 53
PC BOARD CONNECTIONS AND LOCATIONS . . . . . . 54
CAPACITOR AND RESISTOR CODE CHART . . . . . . . . 55
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-57
DP42848, N4VJ, PRODUCT CODE 113015308
Remote Control Digital
Chassis No. P42848-00
NOTE: Match the Chassis No. on
the unit's back cover with
the Chassis No. in the
If the Original Version
Service Manual Chassis
No. does not match the
unit's, additional Service
Literature is required. You
must refer to "Notices" to
the Original Service Manual
prior to servicing the unit.
POWER RATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120VAC
ANTENNA INPUT IMPEDANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75Ω
RECEIVING CHANNEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 13 (VHF),
REMOTE READY. . . . . . . . . 32 KEY REMOTE CONTROL
SOUND OUTPUT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0 W/CH
PICTURE IF CARRIER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.75MHz
SOUND IF CARRIER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.25MHz
COLOR SUB CARRIER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.17MHz
WIDTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1049mm
HEIGHT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 754.4mm
DEPTH INCLUDING BASE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259.1mm
14 - 69 (UHF),
01, 14-94, 95-135 (CATV)
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Programming SANYO TV using Universal Remote Control
3 Digit Universal Remote Control Codes For Sanyo TVs
Goto : Sanyo DVD , Sanyo Sound Bar , Sanyo Blu-Ray
The universal code for most is 049 for a Sanyo TV.
1. With your universal remote you press the code search key until it illuminates and then you press and release the TV key.
2. Next enter the three digit code (3 digit remote code page) and the indicator light turns off.
3. If you enter in the wrong code the light will flash rapidly.
4. Aim the remote at your tv and press the on/off key.
5. If your tv turns off then you have found the right code!
use these codes for your Sanyo TV : 054, 069, 023, 025.
If those do not work then also try: 004, 013, 049, 108, 110, 180, 209
Codes for Sanyo TV using Sony Remote
Codes for Sanyo TV using Comcast xfinity remote
Codes for Sanyo TV using Cox remote
0054, 0154, 0088, 0799, 1142
Codes for SANYO TV using one for all remote
0049 0097 0110 0004 0268 0012 0108 0180
Codes for SANYO TV using one for using DirecTV remote -
10154, 10088, 10107, 10146,
10159, 10232, 10484, 10799,
10893, 11142, 10208, 10339
Sanyo Soundbar Remote Control Codes
Program your universal remote control to an Sanyo Sound Bar. Use the following 3 and 5 digit remote codes.
Sanyo Soundbar 3 Digit Remote Control Codes:
Sanyo Soundbar 5 Digit Remote Control Codes:
The above codes have shown to work with Sanyo soundbar models FWSB415E, FWSB405FS, FW405SB, and FWSB405F.
If these remote codes do not work, try the code search on your CAB or SAT remote…
ATT Remote RC7X:
Program your Sanyo soundbar to the RC7x remote control:
Follow the instructions by going to…
-SETTINGS & HELP
With DIRECTV or ATT as your cable with DIRECTV Remote Control:
-Sanyo Soundbar on
-Volume up but muted
-AV1 or AV2
-Press and hold MUTE and SELECT for 2 blinks
-Enter 9 9 1 and wait 2 blinks
-Press and release VOL UP
-Point the remote at the Sanyo soundbar and keep pressing and releasing the CH UP key
-When the volume changes, press select to lock in code.
If DIRECTV remote controls the power of the Sanyo soundbar but not volume, try this:
-AV1 or AV2
-Press and hold MUTE & SELECT
-Wait for 2 blinks and release
-Enter 9 9 3
Code Search using silver Comcast remote with a red OK/Select button:
-Turn on your Sanyo sound bar
-Press Aux once
-Press and hold Setup until the key blinks twice
-Enter 9 9 1 3
-The Aux key will blink twice
-Press Power and aim the remote control at the Sanyo sound bar
-Press CH+ until the sound bar turns off
NOTE: In the code search mode, the remote control will send IR codes from its library to the selected device.
-Press Setup once to lock in the code
-The Aux key will blink twice
With a Comcast Xfinity remote with the red ok button:
-Press aux then press and hold setup till it blinks twice
-Enter code from list above
(This code will control the volume)
With a Comcast Xfinity remote with the red ok button – To lock to the Sanyo soundbar:
-Hold setup till it blinks twice
-Enter 9 9 3
To take the lock off and make it independent of each device:
-Hold setup till it blinks twice
-Press 993 then vol+ once
(Now you can select each device you want to change the volume for)
The above CODE SEARCH (Remote Control Programming) methods are written for Comcast and DIRECTV remotes but can be used and tried with ANY universal remote. The code search methods above are examples of how to get your current remote to control your Sanyo soundbar.
Sanyo DVD Player 4 Digit Remote Control Codes:
Sanyo 47-inch LCD TV review
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Sanyo's LCD-47XR2 was put under the HD hammer - and survived.
I nearly killed myself and a friend getting this massive screen up the narrow stairway in my apartment.
And an unseasonably good summer has meant I haven't spent as much time as I'd have liked parked in front of the Sanyo LCD-47XR2 47-inch, testing its full high-definition capabilities to the max.
But I've done enough watching to figure out its pros and cons and I'm happy to report there are a good deal more of the former.
Sanyo gets a bit of a bad rap in this country - most people associate the brand with middle-of-the-road Telecom mobile phones rather than sexy LCD screens.
Overseas the Japanese innovator is struggling to figure out the way forward with its TV business - it just unwound a deal with Taiwanese computer maker Quanta to develop LCD televisions and it said just this week it would off-load its mobile phone business to Kyocera.
The upshot is that while Sanyo makes good kit, a lot of it doesn't reach New Zealand and its brand is a bit murky at present due to all the uncertainty over the way forward.
And first appearances can be deceptive when it comes to the 47XR2. It has fairly bland presentation, a thick black trim with wide speakers down each side of it. It doesn't have the styling of the new high-gloss Samsungs or the Sony Bravia range.
But like its rivals it boasts a 1080p, full high-definition LCD panel (1920 x 1080 resolution). That won't help out much when it comes to everyday standard definition TV viewing. In fact, regular TV shows look decidedly grainy on the Sanyo's spacious screen and Sky's electronic programming guide shows some noticeable pixilation as regular programming struggles to blow up big and look good.
It's a different story when viewing high-definition content. I plugged in my Playstation 3 console and tested three types of high-definition content - a hi-def trailer for Kingdom of Heaven downloaded from Playstation Online, a Blu-ray movie Talladega Nights and a couple of hi-def games - Drake's Fortune and Resistance: Fall of Man. It's with this type of content that the Sanyo really shows off its true assets - size and picture quality.
All three hi-def sources look great on the Sanyo, with only slight pixilation in the games at 1080p and minimal visual noise on the video playback. Contrast that with DVDs played on the PS3 and up-scaled. The several I tried looked decidedly fuzzy.
DVD just doesn't cut it on the big screen. The Sanyo has a contrast ratio of 1000:1 which isn't as impressive as rival TVs in its class. I've seen better contrast on high-end Bravias, but that comes at a premium as I'll explain below.
One of my favourite aspects of the 47XR2 is how it handles computer feeds. The PS3's web browser blown up large on its screen looks good and with the addition of a wireless keyboard makes a fantastic way of surfing the web from the couch and checking email. An HDMI cable lets you plug in your laptop to play DivX files or display Windows Media Center.
The Sanyo's speakers are another great feature, delivering decent, rich sound. Less successful is the Sanyo's remote. There's a slide-down cover on it that reveals nothing but a warning about inserting the batteries properly.
I'll be ditching it in favour of my universal remote control. The Sanyo's box advertises integration with the Foxtel and Austar pay TV service in Australia but that doesn't appear to extend to New Zealand.
The position of the Sanyo's inputs are an annoyance. They are right behind the base, running along the centre of the screen and a pain to get at, especially if you're hot-swapping HDMI cables between video game console and computer on a regular basis.
With a retail price tag of $4299 the Sanyo compares well to other full HD TVs on the market - The 46-inch Sony Bravia X-Series costs $5999 and Samsung's 1080p 46-inch LCD sells for $6999. Both sets have better inputs, slicker design and higher contrast ratios.
But for the price, the Sanyo is a very good buy. Don't bother going that big if you're not into home theatre - watching movies and playing hi-def games and the like. That screen real-estate will be very much wasted if you plan on staying in the standard-definition world.
Good: Well-priced, full-HD, decent sound.
Bad: Position of inputs, remote control, contrast ratio not as good as rivals.
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How to Adjust the Picture Size on a Sanyo TV
By Tyson Cliffton
You can adjust the picture on your Sanyo TV to make it suit your needs. Press "Menu" on the remote that came with the Sanyo TV or on the TV itself. Highlight "Picture" using the arrow keys on the remote and then press "Enter" to bring up a list of the five picture modes on your TV. Each mode has its advantages and disadvantages.
The image is displayed in its natural size, which is typically 4:3. The downside to using Natural mode is that programs naturally displaying in a 4:3 resolution often causes thick black lines to appear on the left and right sides of the image.
Cinema Wide 1
This setting stretches the 4:3 image in Natural mode so that it reaches the far-left and right edges of the screen. The left and right edge of the image appear more stretched while the central portion of the screen holds more to the native resolution.
Cinema Wide 2
Cinema Mode 2 is for use with programs where the native resolution is 16:9. The picture is stretched proportionally across the entire screen so that the black bars that existed along the top and bottom of the screen in the native 16:9 resolution are now covered by the image.
Cinema Wide 3
Cinema Mode 3 is meant to be used with 16:9 native programs where you will be viewing subtitles. This mode stretches the center portion of the image horizontally, causing a few inches of the image to be trimmed from each side, and extends it slightly at the top and bottom of the image. As a result, the thick black bars that run along the top and bottom of the image are thinner and there will be no space between the subtitles and the bottom of the screen.
Full Mode proportionally stretches a 16:9 image so that it takes up the entire screen. Although you will lose a small amount of the image on each side, you will not have to worry about sacrificing the image quality to make it take up the entire screen.
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