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Sanyo 42” HD Ready Plasma Display

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quality posts: 52 Private Messages jessiebyrd004

Shopzilla's Link

... eh... nothing's really grabbin' my fancy on the comparison sites for this one... so i'm doin' it new skool... all 'more' useful links on this one... here y'all go...

BizRate's Sanyo TV Selection

Plasma TVs on Smarter.com

40-49 inch TVs on MSN Shopping

... and the piece de resistance for the day...
ALL 42" Flat Panel Plasmas UNDER $900 on Shopzilla

... btw... does this thing have a tuner in it?... or do you have to have a box/satellite/whatever?... cuz i've seen a lot that don't get channels without boxes or whatever... and yes... i'm highly ignorant on the subject of tvs... yes... jerks.

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quality posts: 0 Private Messages Scott78945

Ewww, no HDMI...no thanks.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages KillKyleWeiss

The Germans are winning again?


Sic infit, foolish cogs!


quality posts: 0 Private Messages schadenfreude52

any body know if this is good?

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quality posts: 0 Private Messages natakuxgp

mmmm...le mans...


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jpholland

Sanyo seems to be a little covered plasma among reviewers

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quality posts: 2 Private Messages lady lance

So shiny!


No money though. Maybe if I'm lucky, Santa will get me one :D I wonder how Sanyo's hold up though.

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quality posts: 27 Private Messages carl669

bah...would have considered this if i hadn't just bought a pioneer.

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quality posts: 0 Private Messages socceruci

Oh man I want that car.
Even better the Plasma in the car.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages aggierandy

THey have one at walmart for like $50more....yeah its walmart but you can get it at 3 in the morning and its there.


quality posts: 1 Private Messages blagnaskin

these look and sound awsome


quality posts: 0 Private Messages kevanlr

Um, am I supposed to buy this in addition to the ones I bought this weekend? Anybody know anything about this TV?


quality posts: 0 Private Messages cooldude919

No hdmi? makes me sad panda


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mainal50

This is cheaper than Costco.....

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quality posts: 10 Private Messages Buck Mulligan

That's it. I'm selling one of my children for this.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages pillburt

what?!?! I just bought a T.V. off of ubid from a link off of woot...


quality posts: 0 Private Messages maveric

How is the resolution "1024×1024 Resolution"? Isn't that a square?


quality posts: 0 Private Messages nvzbl

good price, even if it doesn't have an integrated tuner.

I would be tempted if I hadn't gotten a 42" lcd from microcenter on friday.


quality posts: 6 Private Messages gruisinger

1024×1024 Resolution?


quality posts: 0 Private Messages snwbdr

1000 to 1 for a plasma that sucks!


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Dutchhater

Sweet. Ive read about AliS panels before - the listed 1024x1024 resolution is correct. Here's a breakdown on ALiS technology. It uses rectangular pixels rather than square pixels and actually extends eh life of the plasma display. It's not outdated technology, and this isn't an oversized computer monitor. It will do 720p and 1080i just as accurately as a 1366x768 display will, if not better.

ALiS – ALiS (alternate lighting of surfaces) technology developed by Fujitsu/Hitachi for plasma panel displays. On a conventional plasma TV, all pixels are illuminated at all times. With an ALiS plasma panel, alternate rows of pixels are illuminated so that half the panel’s pixels are illuminated at any moment, which is NOT the same as video interlacing on a standard CRT. Plasma displays are a digital device, where entire lines are drawn at once, unlike conventional CRTs which use a single electron beam to draw the entire screen. Properly installed plasma displays have no noticeable flicker.


to the guy saying that its a computer monitor and that it cant reproduce 720p or 1080i resolutions - you're wrong. Here's an HD ALiS panel introduced just two months ago at CEDIA 2006 : http://reviews.cnet.com/4531-10921_7-6638050.html

and heres a review (an old one) of an ALiS plasma: http://www.guidetohometheater.com/directviewandptvtelevisions/74/

Lots of info on google if you really want more info. If you just want to thread crap about how you work at Bestbuy and you know it all, well then go ahead and post more uninformed responses.


quality posts: 5 Private Messages cdheer

Contrast ratio of 1000:1? Are you kidding me?

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quality posts: 0 Private Messages spragueito

HDMI isn't really necessary if you have a separate sound system right?


quality posts: 4 Private Messages brossow

Love the HHGG reference! If I hadn't already gotten the 61" JVC awhile back, I might be all over this. Would be a nice upgrade othe 32" in the bedroom, but har to justify the cost.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages danielem1

1024x1024 resolution? what is it really?


quality posts: 0 Private Messages luke182777

eh, id rather pass. i could get better deals on regular hdtv's. besides i despise plasma. lcd or rear projection are the way to go for picture clarity.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages techmagi

Froogle's showing it for $2,300-$3,600 from what I can see.


quality posts: 3 Private Messages felloweskimo

Someone tell me how in the heck the shipping is 5 dollars?


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Oooska

Not even true high-def resolutions. There's no way I'd jump on this for this price, especially considering the prices we've seen on Black Friday for televisions and monitors that supported true high-def.


quality posts: 1 Private Messages abang

Fork out another $200 and you could've got a 42" Toshiba plasma HDTV with ATSC tuner from Sears on black Friday. 42" plastma HDTVs should be going for this price by this time next year. I'll wait.


quality posts: 4 Private Messages Cirrius

What an odd resolution

Other sites list it as the same res so I don't believe it is a typo.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages cschwanz

I think we'll see a glut of 42" plasmas at this price point in the next 3 months or so. If you are in the market, do some research.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages adamcromer

1024x1024? Um, that would be a 1:1 panel which certainly isn't what they are showing. Anybody have the real stats?


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Toxis

CRAP!!! It's a computer monitor resolution which will look like complete ass for TV. No HDMI, only DVI so that should show you the true age of this unit. Definitely a pass. Now if it was $500, I'd pick one up just cuz but for $900, it better come with a free Xbox360, PS3 or at least a Wii and a ton of games. I'm glad woot hasn't had a quality item in forever... they're saving me a ton of money. Can't say so much for other sites where I'm spending way TOOOOO much money.

FYI, yes that is the right resolution. It's using a panel that doesn't have regular square pixels, it's more rectangular so you know the picture will be spot on perfect. HAHAAHHA JUNK!


quality posts: 0 Private Messages marklj

HD ready?


quality posts: 0 Private Messages t13monkeys

no hdmi - its at least a year old.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages prken44

I would have considered buying this if I didn't just get a Westinghouse 42" 1080p for a lil more then this. Seems like a pretty good deal for a 42" plasma at any brand


quality posts: 0 Private Messages elric1v
Scott78945 wrote:Ewww, no HDMI...no thanks.

I'm no expert, but since it has no speakers I think the DVI input is equivalent.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Toast1185

Isn't plasma on its way out?