A 42 inch plasma felt good going home today.
I got it from Wal-Mart because, instead of 90 day return policy, Sanyo's warranty is 1 year with Wal-Mart, if anything goes bad, you go back to the store and pick up a brand new one and go back home with it. If the model isn't made any longer, then you get a total refund. That's a very good warranty, and the picture is just fine. The display set in the store has been on 24/7 for who knows how long and it's fine. As you can see reliability is my big concern.8ate8 said:Sanyo, boooo
I know this thread is getting off-course from X-Runners, but it has to be dependable, as I said they have the same one on 24/7 in the store running for who knows how long and it hasn't failed. Another point is I asked the people who were in the dept. how many of these sets were returned, and they said no plasma TV of ANY manufacturer they sell has ever been returned since the store opened for any reason, only tube TVs have been returned.BlackSunshine916 said:You should return that ish and get something descent,i.e., a TV not from Walmart. I'm in the business and that aint a good set man. Get yourself an LG, perhaps a Panasonic, even a Samsung is FAR SUPERIOR to that. That TV is the equivalent of a ford fiesta.:doah: That thing is not dependable.PM me if you want some serious advice on finding the right TV, I do home theaters for a living. I don't want to see a fellow CT member get F**KED.
Dude, are you serious? They aren't going to tell you that they get those TVs back and at Walmart these people dont know sh!t and work on the opposite side of the store where they do returns and would have 0 idea if one came back anyway.Claiming this TV is dependable is absolutely naive man. The TVs aren't on 24/7 and at walmart it's probably been on display no more than 2-3 months.I can personally tell you from experience that those POS's fail ALL THE TIME. They turn product over quick.If they get a bad TV they send it back to the manufacturer, so the "TV people" at Walmart would never even know when one got returned.If a display goes bad, the night crew pulls it and replaces it with another one overnight.I've been working with audio/video for years and what their telling you is a load of sh!t man.Would you tell Gadget how to tune a Toyota? I know what I'm talking about when it comes to A/V equipment and I'm seriously just trying to steer you in the right direction. It is not my intention to offend you or anything I have just been around this stuff for quite some time and I can tell you ; spend a couple extra $ and get a quality product at a store that specifically deals with audio/video. You can get an LG, Panasonic, or Samsung 42" plasma for about $1800!My personal recommendaton of the three would be the LG(largest manufacturer of LCD's and Plasma panels in the world) because I've seen the fewest problems with them, then the Panasonic. Please give some thought to this, I know what I'm talking about and just trying to help.MikeX said:I know this thread is getting off-course from X-Runners, but it has to be dependable, as I said they have the same one on 24/7 in the store running for who knows how long and it hasn't failed. Another point is I asked the people who were in the dept. how many of these sets were returned, and they said no plasma TV of ANY manufacturer they sell has ever been returned since the store opened for any reason, only tube TVs have been returned.
Also, I don't dispute your claim that other sets have better quality displays - however we are dealing with a price point, i.e., yes I could get the best 42" plasma made but at what price? We all deal with those issues with everything we buy. At the price point I got it at I see no problem with the display. I looked at Best Buy, etc. and I did see a few better looking ones but at a higher cost. I judged that the price difference was acceptable for the Sanyo's display quality.
Yeah I did that a while ago but it was a 60 inch sony rear projection along with the stand. Filled up the whole bed! I was pretty nervous when I saw the box at first thinking it wouldn't fit.MikeX said:A 42 inch plasma felt good going home today.