Sanyo DP42410 LCD HDTV Reviews

Reviewed by 4 users
Overall rating: Overall Average Rating of 4.0
Construction: Construction Average Rating of 4.5
Features: Features Average Rating of 4.0
Ease of Use: Ease of Use Average Rating of 4.0
Reliability: Reliability Average Rating of 4.0
Image Quality: Image Quality Average Rating of 4.0
Value: Value Average Rating of 4.0
Sanyo Sanyo DP42410 LCD HDTV Sanyo DP42410

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Reviewed by: krylos2 on Nov 07, 2010

Time Owned: Less than a Week
Image Quality: Image Quality Rating of 5.0
Features: Features Rating of 3.0
Construction: Construction Rating of 5.0
Ease of Use: Ease of Use Rating of 4.0
Reliability: Reliability Rating of 5.0
Value: Value Rating of 5.0
Recommended: Yes

Pros: Assuming it lasts a while we will be extremely happy with it. THey run it at the local 24-hour walmart non-stop 24-7. Also got a 3-yr warranty there for $65, rather than the $130 that Best Buy wanted. So that "looks" like additional savings too. Picture is clear and sharp with a digital signal not so great with standar def, but definitely acceptable.

Cons: No Swivel on the base. Not as thin as the latest LED models. Adjustments are kind of limited.

Review: This TV can't be beat for the price. We shopped around a lot and every store that carries Samsung and Sony, LG had TONS of returned open box items in those brands. We had settled on a Sharp Quadtron 46" or 52", it definitely had the superior color overall, but couldn't find any open-box Sharps anywhere, hmmm, no returns? wow. So we finally gave up for that day and went to Walmart for some groceries. I didn't want to buy a TV from Walmart, I mean, really? haha. But I wandered back to the TV area after seeing screens for 2 days and I thought this Sanyo was almost as good as the $1300+ sets we had been looking at, for well less than half the price. Plasma was nice, but definitely not an option since we play way too many video games. I understand why plasma is going the way of the dinosaur despite its better contrast and motion on sports, video games are just too prevalent these days to consider a plasma. The remote on the Sanyo is useful once you get used to the layout of the buttons. The motion blurring is fine with the 120Hx refresh on this size TV, larger than 42" probably require 240hz. Has all the ports we need for PS3 and XBOX and DVR, VCR. Had to buy an extra audio adapter cable since our surround sound is low budget using logitech PC surround speakers which is plenty loud for an apt. bldg. But it uses a headphone jack for input instead of the RCA jacks. Wish it had just had a std. headphone jack like our old unreliable Insignia. But its just a minor inconvenience. The built in speakers are actually as good or beter than some of the high end sets we looked at which virtually require you to have surround system to be usable (especially the Sony, ick).

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Reviewed by: erics46 on Nov 19, 2010

Time Owned: Less than a Week
Image Quality: Image Quality Rating of 5.0
Features: Features Rating of 5.0
Construction: Construction Rating of 5.0
Ease of Use: Ease of Use Rating of 5.0
Reliability: Reliability Rating of 5.0
Value: Value Rating of 5.0
Recommended: Yes

Pros: easy to adjust, great picture, good sound in a small room

Cons: Does not work correctly with with Direct TV remote

Review: Nice tv, but does not work correctly with Direct TV remote

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Reviewed by: jeff1 on Jan 08, 2011

Time Owned: Less than a Week
Image Quality: Image Quality Rating of 5.0
Features: Features Rating of 4.0
Construction: Construction Rating of 5.0
Ease of Use: Ease of Use Rating of 4.0
Reliability: Reliability Rating of 5.0
Value: Value Rating of 5.0
Recommended: Yes

Pros: Excellent HD pictures, 120Hz, sound, easy setup, price, great digital tuner, nice instructions/manual, good connectivity, sports settings, very acceptable off-angle viewing, decent blacks (for the price).

Cons: No headphone jack, stand doesn't swivel, no backlight on remote and the channel/volume buttons don't really stand out so well in low light conditions, USB can't be used for music or video clips (just photos).

Review: Since I've had great luck with my 42 inch, 600Hz,720p, Sanyo Plasma TV (model DP42740), I decided to purchase the DP42410 LCD set. I've run this for two days without a glitch and can tell you that LCD is the way to go if you have issues with glare in a well lighted room. The HD clarity is awesome. That being said the SD channels are OK/acceptable but fall short of the TV's 1080i performance. I have this hooked up directly to a coax (no HDMI/no box) from a reputable cable service provider and was able to pull in 29 digital channels that I couldn't get on my previous set in addition to my 30 analog channels. This TV has inspired me to go ahead and upgrade my cable TV package and get the digital service with the box/HDMI connection and more channels. My daughter and I compared the Vizio 42 inch 120Hz LCD unit which was similarly priced at around $550 and we both agreed that although the Vizio had some nice features the Sanyo stood out. You can access the USB on this model Sanyo from the side (instead of the back) if you want to display pictures from a flash drive. Time will tell on the reliability but I feel confident that I've made a wise purchase. I didn't bother to purchase a buyer protection plan since the set was so cheap to begin with and would have added another 15% to the price. One last note is that I get acceptable image quality from my Sony DVD suround sound system (vintage 2000) by using an S-Video connection. However, I would recomend using a more up-to-date DVD player with 1080 upconvert and HDMI connectivity features to take full advantage of what this set can do.

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Reviewed by: DP42410 on Apr 02, 2012

Time Owned: 6 - 12 Months
Image Quality: Image Quality Rating of 1.0
Features: Features Rating of 3.0
Construction: Construction Rating of 3.0
Ease of Use: Ease of Use Rating of 3.0
Reliability: Reliability Rating of 1.0
Value: Value Rating of 1.0
Recommended: No

Pros: We purchased two sets, this being the larger one. It was not run thru a cable box, but basic cable at first. within 8 months, the picture began to "freeze". This has gotten progressively worse, usually worked for at least ten minutes, now picture is just frozen. Sanyo customer service said it was the cable box until I informed them it was not hooked to a box. Nearest repair facility is a 6 hour round trip. Now, the smaller version is starting to fail. I do not recommend this product.

Cons: Picture freezes

Review: No good under one year

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