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Sanyo FW50C85T

I saw this set at Walmart for $448.00 on sale - I tried to do some research nut Panasonic (who purchased Sanyo in 2013) discontinued the Sanyo line. Has anyone ever seen or heard anything about the quality, picture and sound of this 50 inch 4K UHD TV? it is an incredible price point and if this has Panasonics quality it should be an excellent buy. please let me know

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Clarification Request
Sanyo FW50C85T

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Does anyone know if this model supports 3d?

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I don't think so

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There is no mention of 3D in the on screen menu system.

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Amazon app?

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Does this TV have the Amazon prime app to watch amazon videos?

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Not natively

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I don't see it anywhere. The remote has Netflix, Vudu, and YouTube. Pro tip: Find yourself an older smart phone like a Samsung S4 and get a compatible (Samsung specifically are different from, say, LG and most others) MHL cable, then just use the old smartphone as your controller. It's wired, but pretty slick.

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Can't find anything

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I am also looking for the same info. Tried looking it up online but could not find any information.

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2k res

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Also, keep in mind that this is a 2160P resolution tv....

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Not 2K

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This is incorrect. 4k is 3840 X 2160P. 2k is 2048 pixels wide as it is a cinema format. This is from an article right here on cnet.

2K

Before "4K" became common, you'd almost never see "2K." It was pretty much just a cinema resolution, which is why you'll sometimes see used to refer to a "master format." Most digital cinema projectors used in theaters are 2K resolution (some are less). It's 2,048 pixels wide, and again, no vertical resolution is specified by the DCI.

But now that "4K" has gained traction as a term used to describe TVs and content, "2K" is becoming increasingly common as shorthand for the 1080p resolution used by most HDTVs, as well as Blu-ray. It's not technically accurate, but that didn't stop "4K" from becoming more popular than UHD.

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LG

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If you are looking for a good 4k TV. LG is offering a 50 inch 4k tv for 800 bucks plus a 300 dollar gift card. Only downside is that the gift card can only be used at Dell.. In reality you'd be paying 500 if you can find use for the dell gift card. This is the model 50UF8300.

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4k

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I own the Sanyo fw50c85t 4ktv and let me start with saying this is the best tv I've ever owned! Perfect for both movies and gaming. I definitely recommend buying this 4ktv. I've owned the samsung 55" 4ktv and the vizio 50" 4ktv both are great tvs but the Samsung has an ugly 120hz refresh rate and terrible input lag in games. I also burned my DVD's title menu into the screen the first night I had the tv lol oops and the vizio had a fake 120hz refresh rate also extremely bad backlight bleeding. I tried both tvs for about a week, returned them both and went with the Sanyo. This is a Great 4ktv at a low price. Definitely go with Sanyo. If not WalMart has a 90 day return policy try them all till your satisfied lol

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picture quality and sound

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Picture quality is amazing! Blu-ray movies look way better on this tv then a regular 1080p HDTV and regular DVDs look like blu-ray movies. The sound is amazing alot better then what I expected. There's actual bass plus alot of options to mess around with like 3d sound which makes you feel like you have a surround sound system hooked up. Great tv!

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Sanyo FW50C85T 4K

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Same here I looked all over the net for reviews on this unit couldn't find anything in it. I had been looking for a 4K and I wasn't going to spend above 1.500.00 in one. Well about 3 weeks ago I was looking around on Amazon,s site and other's almost picked one up from Amazon. Well long story short was walking though Wal Mart and ran across this unit..went no way a 4K 50" with everything it has for under 5 bills?. I jumped on the internet to find reviews anything on the unit couldn't come up with anything. So like you I had found that Panasonic had acquired Sanyo and went...well with the 90 day return that Wal Mart has that would give me plenty of time to play with and see if I would like it for keeper. Well yes I am very impressed needless to say. This unit without doubt is a keeper. Has a ton of setting also far as the sound? Better than most I have heard. Would I recommended unit for 448 bucks you bet I do. Sure it's not a 1 or 2 g unit in price and yes I have had Sony's and Sammys in the pass my Sammys crashed after about 18 months black bars ran across it and I paid over fifteen hundred for that TV. So I hope I get at least three to five years used to this one. Hope this helps you good hunting my friend. Oh I do have this unit set up in a home theater setup.

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Great deal so far - anyone have calibration settings?

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I really think this tv is better than the two on sale for around $700 49 inch 4ks. If Sanyo is looking to regain a seat among respected TV name brands, they have definitely started off on the right foot. Satellite looks really good with the upscaling set to max. 4K Blu-Ray looks great. Out of the box colors look off like all TVs. If some could post pro calibration settings that'd be sweet. Here's what I came up with that I like: picture-personal backlight-8 contrast-93 brightness-46 color-50 tint-0 sharpness-4 Note:set all color tweak settings to zero on alignment and color management, zero everything out and lastly on advanced settings turn everything off except the light sensor and the upscaling (I like max for satellite and minimum for video games) then finally to your preference the black extension (I like max on satellite, haven't tested game or blu yet) if anyone has pro calibration please post - until then I'll roll with these (mind you only day two and may change with break in)

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Add on

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Also-absolutely no backlight bleed! The other 4K TVs on sale around $700 had backlight bleed issues.

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SANYO FW50C85T 4K UHD

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Your right absolutely no bleed at all just a note I purchase this unit on the 4th of this month. Read ton reviews on just about every make and model and yes even the high end units have bugs in them. Just the other night I was streaming a movie off of Netflix in 4k in the picture was stunning! The "knock" on LED,LCD was Bleed, the Blacks, and Motion Performance, for those reasons alone is why I purchase a plasma Samsung back in 2012 that only lasted 18 months my Sons both have 65" 4K,s paid over 3 and 6 g,s for their units it amazes me how much the price of these units have come down. Anyone looking to get into 4K and you don't want to break your Bank account I highly recommend this unit that Sanyo has out. As for the upscaling of this unit its outstanding. I will update my findings down the road if something creeps up on it oh sorry about my typos in my other post. Just a note I have owned in the past. Sammy 51" 3D sold that unit a Sony 48" sold off and a Sammy 49" unit crash after 18 months was a plasma to which by the way I loved the plasma. I guess we shall see how well the unit holds up.

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slow to channel surf

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Just bought this today from wal-mart. $448. Does any one know if there is a way to change the the way the channels appear? I am a channel surfer and not a big fan of the way things pop up on the screen any thing I can do?

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Basic calibration settings update

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I never noticed the tuning speed I didn't use an off air antenna, well one knock there. I have a better basic calibrated setting using HDbasics blu Ray though: here goes, first zero out all color management settings and all color alignment settings completely. Then turn off all advanced settings except backlight sensor and upscaling. And after that I went with these basic settings after 3 pass throughs on medium dark room gamma: Backlight - 7 Contrast - 88 Brightness - 46 Color - 40 Tint - 0 and sharpness - 2 / I bet these are kind of close to a pro calibration minus any color fine tuning - I hope someone posts some pro settings, until then try these! Happy

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Add on

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Whoops that's color 44, not 40

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Sanyo FW50C85T UHD

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Yep I did notice that when using over air antenna it is a lil slow switching channels or if you hit the "ok" icon the channel menu screen pulls up to about three-quarters of the screen. Just a note was walking on Wal Mart again today and they had just put out a Sanyo 55" 1080, 120hz...4 HDMI...for $398.00. Nice deal...but I am staying put with the 50" 4K..So far a sweet pickup on the 4K..as a note the sound on the 4K is about the best I have heard anyone not wanting to add a sound bar would be ok with just the speaker's on this unit.JohnnyD is right the audio settings are pretty cool on this unit. Oh I did find that this unit the FW50C85T was released this past December probably why we haven't found anything on this unit on the internet.

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Add on

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Cool, I'd definitely stay with this one too. This is day 4 and it's starting to break in nicely. I came up with these settings after wanting a softer, less bright feel, better for movies. Everything stays the same except backlight 4 - contrast 80 - brightness 48 - color 42 - tint 0 - sharpness 0 / these may not be punchy for games or sports but I really like them for movies

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Good picture and good value

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I just bought this Sanyo FW50C85T yesterday at Walmart for $448. I also bought the additional 3 year warranty for $38 at the time I purchaed the TV. I also had trouble finding any revi as on this Sanyo FW50C85T. The picture is comparable to our 65" Samsung that I paid $2,000 for last year. The TV sound is pretty good too. Set up was simple. You have to call Sanyo to upgrade to 4K, but I don't believe there are many 4K channels. The picture is very clear. Make sure you have a digital HD cable box or digital HD satellite box. I have not tried the Netflix or YouTube.

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Call Sanyo?

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If I may ask, why did you have to call Sanyo?.On my unit I update firmware over the internet. Is there something we are missing?..How about you JohnnyD...Did you update your 4K over the net?...

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Sanyo

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I had to call them because i could get my tv to display anything over 1080p from my pc

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good for a pc monitor?

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How is it as a computer monitor? That is the only reason i'm thinking of buying it so want feedback just for that.

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So far

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Shows as 1080p display

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pc monitor

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wondering if i could fit 6 browsers on it in tile fashion (so it replicates 6 monitors) and have the detail in each browser nicely legible.

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Yes, I tried it

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Absolutely, so long as your graphics card supports 3840 UHD 4k on the HDMI port (or you can get 4k with a DisplayPort to HDMI adaptor) it will work great. You have to have your nose sort of close to the screen to read comfortably, though. Still, quite doable, and even at that close there isn't too much off-axis darkening on the edges.

I tried Microsoft Edge browser, and pulling (click and drag) the tabs off the tab strip to create new windows stalled the program for minutes. Chrome worked like magic, just peal the tabs out and tidy up the browser windows.

Just maximize a given window and use Ctrl+Scroll zooming to see a particular one more easily or to show to other people across the room. Then revert it back as needed. Really is a slick system.

NOTE: Have a high quality mouse and mouse pad and turn on mouse pointer trails in Windows (or similar), since the pointer is going to get really small, and any imperfection in mouse movement will really show up on that "landscape".

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Can do 4k!!!

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I can see why people say it shows as 1080. You must uncheck the "Show TV resolutions only" checkbox below the list of resolution options in Windows 10, at least on my computer. That's either under the Windows 10 settings or in my NVidia settings software that I get by right-clicking the desktop and picking NVidia. Then the 3840 native resolution appears in the list. My graphics card (NVidia 945) is a little dodgy about 4k. I have to come out from my DisplayPort into an inexpensive ($14) DisplayPort-to-HDMI adaptor, as direct HDMI is only good to 1080. Oddly, once the adaptor is in place, NVidia software shows the monitor as HDMI, as if the adaptor truly converted the DisplayPort to HDMI. It gets stranger, as I have even then left the adaptor in and moved the HDMI cable to the 945's HDMI port and still had 4k. I suspect that would fail on restart, but I don't know if I could do two 4k monitors that way, not that I have any need to.

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$14 adapter,

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Where did you get the adapter? Do you have a link???

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A Great Purchase

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I want to say thank you to all the reviewers on here. Like you, I scoured the internet looking for reviews on this TV and only found this thread. Your positive reviews helped me to make my purchase. I bought my Sanyo for $448 at my local Walmart along with the 3 year warranty. This TV is replacing a 1080p 60hz Samsung I currently own. It was only 32 inches and I needed a larger TV for my living room so I decided why not get a 4K? Initially I was going to get the Hisense 55H6B, but couldn't justify spending $370 on a 1080p 120hz when I could spend just $78 more for this 4K. I love this TV. The picture is beautiful. The sound is amazing--no sound bar needed. No problems with black bleeds on the screen as I've read with other brands. I use the preset picture and audio settings. I use "standard" for daytime viewing and "natural" for night. I use "vivid" preset audio. Several salespeople told me 4K wasn't necessary because cable providers and many apps aren't offering 4K content, but with this TV that isn't a problem because it upscales 1080p and lower resolution content to 4K. Is the upscaled content 100% 4K? I'm not sure, but it's noticeably better. I also hear that bluray looks so much better on 4K so that's another plus. Lastly, I want to talk about this TVs smart capabilities. This is NOT a Smart TV. I thought it was when I saw the YouTube app on on the box. It has Netflix, YouTube, VUDU and Pandora and several mini apps and has dedicated buttons for Neflix, YouTube and VUDU, but there is no app store where you can download new apps and games. The 36 mini apps include popular networks like A&E and Lifetime and CNET and TMZ apps were you can watch snippets of shows. I didn't see any live streaming apps. If you need a true smart TV you will need to purchase a Roku or other streaming device. All in all I'm happy with this purchase. I would buy it all over again. I hope this TV lasts for many years.

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Do the apps work

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Does the dedicated Netflix button actually load the app?

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