Sanyo DP42849 Review – 42-inch LCD HDTVOriginally Reviewed on October 7th, 2009
Sanyo DP42849 Review: 42” LCD HDTV
Up for Review: Sanyo DP42849 LCD TV. Providing many additional features, this HDTV emerges as an enhanced and upgraded version of the Sanyo DP42848. The 42-inch display is just perfect to be placed anywhere in the house. It can add to the décor of your living room or be the cynosure of your eyes only inside the bedroom. Though a bit on the larger side for being accommodated inside office rooms and kitchens, they can still be used in the dormitories to brighten up the atmosphere. The sleek black look is sure to appeal to most people. It melts into the background in rooms where the lighting is subdued and is a tasteful addition in the brightly-lit living rooms.
The Sanyo DP42849 sports a native resolution of 1080p which lives up to its name when connected to Blu-ray players. You can view the best movies in the most sophisticated displays and enjoy the beautiful picture quality. With an aspect ratio of 16:9, the set conforms to the standards of most of the leading brands today. The contrast ratio of 4000:1 is also good enough to support excellent black levels. The viewing angle of 178° also adds to the flexibility so that you can sit in any part of the room and still get a decent view.
Sanyo DP42849 Features and Specifications Review:
- 42” display
- 1080p native resolution
- 16:9 aspect ratio
- 178 degrees viewing angles
- NTSC/ATSC/Clear QAM tuner]
- 191 total channels
- 3D Y/C digital comb filter
- MTS/SAP Stereo & Digital Audio
- Two 6 x 12 cm speakers
- XDS-Extended Data Service capability
- 3 HDMI
- 1 USB input
- Energy Star compliant
The connectivity options are many in this HDTV. Together with 3 HDMI, there are 2 component video and 1 composite video inputs. The presence of a PC input ensures the use of this HDTV as a computer monitor. Browsing the net on the big screen will be an exciting affair. There is an USB port which can help in the connection of a digital camera. You have the liberty to view the latest photos taken with your family and friends. The Photo Viewer feature also helps in this process.
There is a V-guide parental control which allows you to lock certain channels which can prove detrimental to your child. There is also a trilingual menu in English, French and Spanish which helps to popularize this TV in most of the European countries. Additional features include the sleep timer and the Auto channel search. The Sanyo DP42849 is a basic HDTV with all the necessary features to make entertainment a success. It is a good investment to make.
HDTVUniverse.com gives Sanyo DP42849 8/10 stars!