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SANYO 42" 1080p LCD HDTV

Speed to First Woot:
1m 58.006s
First Sucker:
saile1974
Last Wooter to Woot:
gkprabhu
Last Purchase:
2 years ago
Order Pace (rank):
Bottom 23% of Woot.com Woots
Top 45% of all Woots
Woots Sold (rank):
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Top 13% of all Woots

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  • 9% second woot
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  • 15% ≥ 25 woots

Purchaser Seniority

  • 16% joined today
  • 1% one week old
  • 2% one month old
  • 18% one year old
  • 63% > one year old

Quantity Breakdown

  • 92% bought 1
  • 5% bought 2
  • 3% bought 3

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ThunderThighs


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Guess we'll have to use the back door for a bit. I've put in a call for someone to smack the server to get the discussion links on the main page.



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wootalyzer


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SANYO 42" 1080p LCD HDTV
$299.99 + $5 Standard Shipping
Condition: Refurbished

*DISCLAIMER* Wootalyzer! is in no way affiliated with Woot!, and this post may not always be here!

ienvyno1


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I love how they took the time to show you that this unit comes with a power cord by showing the first 2 pictures from the same viewing angle. Might have taken 1 of those pics and possibly showed the televison from a different angle or maybe just a pic with all the accessories included in 1 snap shot.

mitrebox


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http://reviews.walmart.com/1336/16401798/sanyo-42-class-lcd-1080p-60hz-hdtv-dp42841-reviews/reviews.htm

Most reviews of this product give it either one or 5 stars. A lot of customers complain about audio or video problems within the first 2 years.

leita


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I am watching mine right now and like it. But it's slow to respond when changing channels. (Slow = two/three seconds for the t.v. to catch up.)

faaaaq


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leita wrote:I am watching mine right now and like it. But it's slow to respond when changing channels. (Slow = two/three seconds for the t.v. to catch up.)



who buys a TV like this and doesnt have a cable/satellite box? lol. i havent changed the channel on an HDTV other than when I lost cable for a bit :P

pwrof3


quality posts: 4 Private Messages pwrof3

Wish it were better than 60hz refresh rate. I am currently using a 35" with 60hz and you can really see ghosting. I assume it would look even worse on a 42"

notalwaysso


quality posts: 1 Private Messages notalwaysso
faaaaq wrote:who buys a TV like this and doesnt have a cable/satellite box? lol. i havent changed the channel on an HDTV other than when I lost cable for a bit :P



I do so that's someone. I watch mostly blu-ray or streaming, but sometimes PBS or one of the major networks. . .could care less about cable, the cost or satellite.

mshnryman


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looks like wm sells for this price on a regular basis - http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sanyo-Refurbished-42-Class-LCD-1080p-60Hz-HDTV-DP42841/21007356?findingMethod=rr

ThunderThighs


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faaaaq wrote:who buys a TV like this and doesnt have a cable/satellite box? lol. i havent changed the channel on an HDTV other than when I lost cable for a bit :P


Me? I have cable but only one TV with a DVR set top. The rest just connect directly to the TV.



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geekwench


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Squall-mart reviews, plus a few [MOD: Removed the Amazon link as it was a different model]

CowboyDann


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Here it was last time in June while I was on vacation.

Sold out before lunch time last time. Took the liberty to add the manual to my google docs for easier viewing. It can be viewed here The User Manual.

kjlane


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mshnryman wrote:looks like wm sells for this price on a regular basis - http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sanyo-Refurbished-42-Class-LCD-1080p-60Hz-HDTV-DP42841/21007356?findingMethod=rr



Hmm! So if it's always available at this price then what's the incentive to buy it from woot?

MickWeeze


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Just bought the same set from Sam's Club, new and in the box, for the same price.

khadaji


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faaaaq wrote:who buys a TV like this and doesnt have a cable/satellite box? lol. i havent changed the channel on an HDTV other than when I lost cable for a bit :P



Someone who pays $35 per month for a basic TV/35Mbps DL package, and a lot of HD space.

ThunderThighs


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Oh me. Oh my.
What do I see?
The price is down to $289.99.

Now, go buy three.


PS: If you've already purchased this item, you will automatically be refunded the difference. Go forth and celebrate.



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mshnryman


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kjlane wrote:Hmm! So if it's always available at this price then what's the incentive to buy it from woot?



I'm assuming that the $10 that was just knocked off was their response to the faux outrage of a price actually being the same (gasp) as woot's. That usually is pretty rare, as woot's deals are at least a few months ahead of their time.

mshnryman


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scooterdeb wrote:Yes, and they will ship it for an additional $25 and charge you sales tax...



Free site-to-store though.

I'm not saying that WM is better or even the same, just that the original sale price here wasn't very woot-ish.

The cons of buying @ WM would be sales tax (as you stated, which would make it about $13 more) and actually having to haul it from the store to your residence, rather than picking it up at your door.

ang987


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i almost bought it...until i looked at the reviews and pricing on other sites

dehlert


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dehlert

I've had mine (bought @ WM) for about a year and like it just fine.

geredeth


quality posts: 4 Private Messages geredeth
mshnryman wrote:Free site-to-store though.

I'm not saying that WM is better or even the same, just that the original sale price here wasn't very woot-ish.

The cons of buying @ WM would be sales tax (as you stated, which would make it about $13 more) and actually having to haul it from the store to your residence, rather than picking it up at your door.



Not to mention, when you order from a store you can pick it up and check for damage. I will never order another TV from online. One came broken, another came with a deep scratch on the screen. One Newegg, one Walmart. Newegg took me weeks to get a refund, Walmart I just walked up front and said I am not paying.
So yeah, for the few dollars more (now) I would order free-shipping to Walmart so you have a chance to ensure you get a non-delivery-company destroyed television. As the saying goes though, YMMV.

doc362


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faaaaq wrote:who buys a TV like this and doesnt have a cable/satellite box? lol. i havent changed the channel on an HDTV other than when I lost cable for a bit :P


Someone that doesn't feel it's necessary for the Roman empire to sack their bank account and run away with a ridiculous amount of loot every 30 days in exchange for a thousand television stations filled to the brim with advertisements and almost nothing redeeming in terms of content.

Elevated "TV packages" that force you to buy tons of channels you would never watch just so you can get the one you will are also a good reason to avoid cable and satellite providers altogether.

doc362


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MickWeeze wrote:Just bought the same set from Sam's Club, new and in the box, for the same price.



More woot trickery. You'd think they would at least google their deals before putting them online.

ThunderThighs


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doc362 wrote:More woot trickery. You'd think they would at least google their deals before putting them online.

Trickery? Don't you think you're being a little hard on the Woot, Doc?



I looked on the Sams Club site and it's not there.

As far as competitive pricing, our buyers do check pricing when the sale is being set up. Problem is that prices on other sites change and for some of the larger sites, they can change multiple times in a day.

We try our bestest. Believe me. Just as you do your best as a good consumer to find the best deal.



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saviormachine


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pwrof3 wrote:Wish it were better than 60hz refresh rate. I am currently using a 35" with 60hz and you can really see ghosting. I assume it would look even worse on a 42"



Ghosting is caused by long response and hold times (these metrics are measured in milliseconds), not the refresh rate (measured in Hertz).

pickup1


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So is this decent for the price or what?

pickup1


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Aakkk!25 bucks in tax!

clanecks


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doc362 wrote:More woot trickery. You'd think they would at least google their deals before putting them online.



It's not as if deals and prices are made literally the day of the deal. Sometimes prices drop after woot buyers set up a deal weeks in advance. These sort of deals take planning. It's not really trickery, it's called competing in a dynamic market where woot can't control its competitors' pricing

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yesmyok


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doc362 wrote:Someone that doesn't feel it's necessary for the Roman empire to sack their bank account and run away with a ridiculous amount of loot every 30 days in exchange for a thousand television stations filled to the brim with advertisements and almost nothing redeeming in terms of content.


I quit cable in 2005. $120/month X 7 years = $10080. That's a lot of woots (and kid's college fund). Broadcast/Cable TV is pretty much a wasteland. Anything decent can be seen online or DVD with a little patience. My local library is better than NetFlix for new movies!

salw55


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Purchased this TV at walmart last november for $381, that was with the tax and the 3 year service agreement for my husband's bar. Zoned out during a few games, and had to take it to a authorized dealer for repair. After the 90 days on Walmart receipt, Now fixed works fine and he loves it. So does all his friends. Will say just got delivered the 42 " RCA fro the Woot Off, and hooked up, looking great so far. I love sanyo's and love RCA. So what ever floats your boat.

sharon a. linke white

clubmqt


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How many watts are the speakers?

taulepton


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Consumer Reports says they liked the picture quality and remote's ease of use. The on-screen menu got a fair rating; you have to scroll through all options to get to the one you want and can't go backwards through them.

I'm concerned about high altitude freak-out, but the Square Trade warranty might get me though to when that typically happens.

km2577


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I had one and loved it. Then someone liked it enough to steal it. Now looking for a larger one.

Ringo4422


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4,000:1 contrast ratio is about the worst contrast spec I've seen to date. This number represents that it will only display shades of gray without any blacks. It's either a misprint or this set is incapable of displaying any blacks.

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radi0j0hn


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faaaaq wrote:who buys a TV like this and doesnt have a cable/satellite box? lol. i havent changed the channel on an HDTV other than when I lost cable for a bit :P



Me. Netflix, DVDs and rabbit ears for PBS and local news. Most of what is on cable is no good and I don't have time to watch to make it worth installing.

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ProppaT


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Ringo4422 wrote:4,000:1 contrast ratio is about the worst contrast spec I've seen to date. This number represents that it will only display shades of gray without any blacks. It's either a misprint or this set is incapable of displaying any blacks.



There's no standard for contrast ratios, so they don't mean a whole heck of a lot. This is a cheap LCD screen, so I would never expect the black levels to be good to begin with, but the number is arbitrary.

Ringo4422


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radi0j0hn wrote:Me. Netflix, DVDs and rabbit ears for PBS and local news. Most of what is on cable is no good and I don't have time to watch to make it worth installing.


I also do this same setup. I can do a lot with an extra $120 a month worth of expanded cable, HD service, DVR converter box, communications taxes, etc. Basic cable, built in TV tuner in the TV, Netflix and a Blueray player and I'm set. Most people are unaware that they can watch all local HD programming just by connecting the cable to the TV and leaving the cable box out.

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gurdassingh


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So, Walmart has it for $299 + free shipping to store + tax (for NC = $21). What tips it in favor of Walmart is their extended warranty is only $29 for 3 years.

Teknowolff


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ThunderThighs wrote:Oh me. Oh my.
What do I see?
The price is down to $289.99.

Now, go buy three.


PS: If you've already purchased this item, you will automatically be refunded the difference. Go forth and celebrate.



Thanks for the info on the automatic price reduction. I was thinking I lost $30 overnight (already purchased three)...