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Sanyo 50" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV, DP50749

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Sanyo 50" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV, DP50749

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Questions & Answers for Sanyo Sanyo 50" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV, DP50749

Question

I can't figure this TV out!!!! HELP!!!!

I just bought this TV 5 days ago and I can't figure out how to adjust the picture image to fit the entire full screen.....I selected some features that will either shrink the image or it will expand it to where it cuts off the image. It's really frustrating that I can't figure this out. Is there something I'm not doing? Is there a way I can make the image fit the entire screen without any images being cut off? or without making the image smaller that it will have black borders on the side/top??

HELP!!!

Your input is really needed!
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
By
LosAngelesGuy
 - Los Angeles, CA
on Sanyo 50" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV, DP50749
3 answers
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answer 1
Also, if you have cable service, check with your cable company. Cox in perticular has boxes that output in different modes. If you go into settings on your cable box, you can select output of stretch/etc. on the 4:9 aspect channels. You will have to play around with the settings to find the one that matches what you like. Contact the cable company if you need more help.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
By
bdavison
answer 2
Try useing the picture shape button on the remote. Mine is set to "pix2" and I don't have a problem with black bars.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
By
kuhl420
answer 3
Your not using a true HD input such as hdmi or component (red, green, blue). without a true hd input the tv reverts back to regular format and displays it in the same way a traditional tv would.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
By
gottihook
 - Columbus, Ohio
Question

What is the differents from LCD and Plasma screen HDTV?

asked 5 years, 3 months ago
By
togepi
on Sanyo 50" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV, DP50749
2 answers
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answer 1
You can think of a plasma TV as a bunch of little individual neon lights. Each pixel produces its own light.
LCDs are like a shutter in front of a light opening and closing to let light out. Each pixel is a gate. The source of the light is normally a neon light or some of the new sets have LED lights.
LCD Tvs tend to be brighter and more energy efficient.
Plasma sets have certain advantages over LCDs . They have a wider viewing angles, they do not have motion artifacts{better for fast moving objects}, and have much better blacks. The drawbacks are that they are heavier, not as bright, will reflect light, less sizes. Burn in is not a problem with current plasma TVs, some of the very first ones had some problems, not current ones.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
zagato
answer 2
Plasmas the screen can burn in (such as when playing video games for a long period of time fixed icons can burn into the screen. LCDs have a better picture and cannot burn the picture in. Plasmas are also cheaper, but would suggest and LCD
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
By
Carlover28
 - Pittsburgh, PA
Question

What side are the hookups on this TV?

The TV we purchase must have the hookups on the right side (screen facing you) because of the cords already run.
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
mommyturtle
on Sanyo 50" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV, DP50749
2 answers
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answer 1
The hookups are located pretty much in the center on the bottom side of the TV. The power cord is closer to the right side.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
SanyoEmployee
 - Forrest City, AR
answer 2
The hookups are almost centered in the back. They face straight down not out the side. The HMDI and cable hookups are more toward the right side and the component ones are more towards the left side.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
kuhl420
 - ohio
Question

What cables are needed to hook up a Wii system?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
jleigh70
on Sanyo 50" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV, DP50749
2 answers
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answer 1
The Wii should have came with a set of composite cables (Y/W/R), if you are already using the composite connection on the TV, then you will have to purchase the component cables for the Wii system.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
SanyoEmployee
 - Forrest City, AR
answer 2
The Wii should come with all the cables to hook it up. You should be able to use either component cable(red, white, and yellow), S-video, or HDMI.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
kuhl420
 - ohio
Question

Ratio question

When my husband & I were in the store looking at this tv, we noticed in the features that the ratio is 30,000:1. The tv just below it had a ratio of 15,000:1 and another had 4,000:1. What does this mean?
asked 5 years ago
By
mortyfam
on Sanyo 50" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV, DP50749
2 answers
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answer 1
The contrast ratio, that you are speaking is the measurement of black to white colors.
In reality the higher the number the better the picture quality will be, but the contrast ratios are prepared by the panel manufacturer, which means they can make the number how ever they would like too. We at Sanyo, asks our customers to compare the picture quality at the retail store.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
SanyoEmployee
 - Forrest City, AR
answer 2
The ratio you are asking about is very important to the performance of the tv. The higher the ratio 30,000:1 60,000:1 etc the better the picture should be. In theory it should be brighter, sharper, and have more color. So 30,000:1 is superior when compared to a tv of 15,000:1 or 4,000:1.
answered 5 years ago
By
Aiakos
 - United States
Question

I want to hang over my fireplace what are the temperature range I need to be in to be safe for the tv

maximum temp. range for tv
asked 5 years ago
By
gm0885
 - forked river nj.
on Sanyo 50" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV, DP50749
2 answers
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answer 1
Sanyo Plasma TVs use panels from a variety of manufactures and most of them recommend an operating temperature of 14°F to 1402°F (-10°C to +60°C) as the extreme. Condensation and electrical circuits do not mix, so personally I would not use the TV at that extreme cold temperature. Storage temperature (TV off and unplugged) can be lower to 0°F (-18°C) but you must let the TV warm up for 12 hours before plugging it in or operating.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
SanyoEmployee
 - Forrest City, AR
answer 2
if you use your fireplace then the safest place would be away from the heat as it will more than likely ruin the tv and/or melt it
answered 5 years ago
By
drgoodideas
Question

burn in?

really what about the burn in when playing games???
asked 5 years ago
By
Demetric
 - Asheville
on Sanyo 50" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV, DP50749
2 answers
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answer 1
After alot of research online and going to other appliance centers I have asked the same question. With plasma tv's you are likely to get the burn in by leaving your gaming system or DVD player paused for an extended amount of time, which I have been told is about 30 minutes of nothing moving at all.

Most gaming systems do have a feature which is a burn in screen reduction, I highly recommend turning that on also. Plus with the Sanyo DP50749 there is a white out option in menu in case a image does happen to get burned in.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
D2manski3
 - Toledo, OH
answer 2
I'm assuming it being a plasma your refering to the "image burn" many people talk about. As far as i know your safe from a burn as long as you do not display the same screen for extended periods of time. Such as 10 hours or more, as long as the screen continues to change picture wise you should be fine. However people report burns after leaving the tv on CNN or ESPN for extended periods of time due to the Info bar displayed on the screen constantly.
answered 5 years ago
By
Aiakos
 - United States
Question

dimensions????

if this is a 50" tv how is it the measurements of the tv are 49"lx33"wx14.2"h ?????
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
By
will4379
 - florida
on Sanyo 50" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV, DP50749
2 answers
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answer 1
When you are trying to find the actual screen size you must measure it on a diagonal. The 49" is the actual measurement from side to side not diagonally.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
By
SanyoEmployee
 - Forrest City, AR
answer 2
I had 50" of space in my entertainment unit. I believe the demension were 49.5 inches and it fit perfectly. The 33" is high and the 14.2 is the depth. I will admit this TV was heavier than I anticipated. Remember also to never lay it flat. This will damage the plasma.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
By
thamilt
 - Mesa, AZ
Question

What does 1080i converted to 720 mean?

asked 5 years, 6 months ago
By
Jmichael777
on Sanyo 50" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV, DP50749
2 answers
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answer 1
This TV will only output 720p picture, but will accept 1080i (and I'm pretty sure 1080p) input and then scale it internally to 720p. In other words, it will accept digital inputs of 480i & p, 720i & p, and 1080i & p.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
By
ChrisK350
answer 2
To answer the question, it's important to understand the difference between 720p vs 1080i.
A 720p signal is made up of 720 horizontal lines. Each frame is displayed in its entirety on-screen for 1/30th of a second. This is known as progressive scan (hence the 'p')The quality is like watching 30 photographic images a second on TV.

A 1080i signal comprises 1080 horizontal lines but all the lines are not displayed on-screen simultaneously. Instead, they are interlaced (hence the 'i'), every other line is displayed for 1/60th of a second and then the alternate lines are displayed for 1/60th of a second. So, the frame rate is still 30 frames per second, but each frame is split into two fields, which your brain then puts together subconsciously.

Most of the time interlacing works fine, but for fast moving images, such as sports like baseball and hockey it can cause problems which manifest themselves as a 'stepping' effect on-screen. Progressive scan signals don't have this problem and so are better suited to sports.

ESPN puts it like this: 'Progressive scan technology produces better images for the fast moving orientation of sports television. Simply put, with 104 mph fastballs in baseball and 120 mph shots on goal in hockey, the line-by-line basis of progressive scan technology better captures the inherent fast action of sports. For ESPN, progressive scan technology makes perfect sense.'
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
By
SanyoEmployee
 - Forrest City, AR
Question

what is the expected hour life of this tv?

our tv is run a lot and also is run all night...usually is turned on when we get home from work and not turned off until the next morning. can this tv handle this
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
By
teresahw7
on Sanyo 50" Class 720p 60Hz Plasma HDTV, DP50749
2 answers
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answer 1
I called Sanyo before I bought this TV as I had the same question as Iam retired and my TV is on 18+ hrs a day, and Sanyo told me this TV is rated at 60,000 hrs picture (lamp) life! Of course the circuit board, power module etc, could go bad as with all TV's, but thats why I bought the extended warranty online, as you cant beat that price!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
By
mscfn
 - Arizona
answer 2
This TV has an average life expectancy of 60,000 hours.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
By
SanyoEmployee
 - Forrest City, AR
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