Sanyo DP32649 Review – 32-inch LCD HDTVOriginally Reviewed on October 6th, 2009
Sanyo DP32649 Review: 32” LCD HDTV
Up for Review: Sanyo DP32649 LCD TV. With a native resolution of 1365 x 768 pixels, this HDTV is a very modest offering from Sanyo. Most of the programs telecast on TV are in 720p and so this set is just ideal for them. Movie-watching on Blu-ray players can be a bit of a let down with 720p because the requirement is clearly 1080p. Gaming can also be a problem due to this reason. But the most important TV programs can be seen without any hitches. Besides, this leads to a lower price tag of $460 MSRP.
The inclusion of 7W speakers leaves a lot to be desired. Most of the HDTVs today sport a combined effect of 20W to provide a very good audio. The Sanyo DP32649 needs to be improved in this aspect. The default picture setting is also not soothing to the eyes. There needs to be a visible improvement in the color pattern so that the images look better. But the picture quality is good in comparison to other brands in this price range. The TV is basically good to be bought as a second option in the house.
Sanyo DP32649 Features and Specifications Review:
- 31.5” display
- 720p display resolution
- 16:9 aspect ratio
- 178 degrees viewing angle
- 191 total channels
- Integrated NTSC/ATSC/Clear QAM tuner
- 3D Y/C digital comb filter
- XDS-Extended Data Service capability
- V-Guide Parental Control
- Trilingual Menus: English, Spanish, French
- Auto Channel Search
- 2 HDMI
- 1 USB input
- Energy Star compliant
A review shows that the Sanyo DP32649 has a built-in ATSC/NTSC tuner which is good enough for both analog and digital signals. It does not need a separate set top box to view TV programs. Connectivity is very good with HDMI, component input, composite input, S-video input, PC input, USB port and a headphone. HDMI enables connection with high definition devices like Blu-ray players, gaming consoles and camcorders. PC input enables the HDTV to be used as a computer monitor and the presence of the USB port helps to plug in a digital camera.
This HDTV has a response time of 5 ms which is very good for fast action scenes. Blurring is less together with picture lag. The resulting effect is a fine picture quality. This is further enhanced by the metallic finish of the bezel which looks very good under bright lights. This HDTV has all the basic features of an HDTV with a comparatively less price tag. It is worth buying the Sanyo DP32649 as a second option in the house.
HDTVUniverse.com gives Sanyo DP32649 8/10 stars!