Yesterday Sanyo announced the DP65E34, a 65-inch LCD TV that's currently selling at Walmart for $998. That's a very low price, especially for this time of year, months from Black Friday and the traditional sale season.
On the other hand, there's no telling how good a TV the Sanyo is, and really, we don't expect much. The same price gets you a very capable 60-inch, a TV we do recommend.
But an extra five inches is nothing to sneeze at, and if you're focused on getting the biggest picture for your buck right now, it's tough to do better price-wise than this Sanyo in early spring. It undercuts the current Amazon price on Vizio's E650i-A2, for example, by about $250. The DP65E34 is a good example of the trend toward ever-larger, ever-cheaper TVs, and indeed most TV makers tell me the real growth is in sizes 60 inches and larger.
Along with the rest of Sanyo's new line, the set also offers MHL compatibility along with the Roku Ready branding. The latter means the TV is fully compatible with , to the extent that you can use the TV's remote to browse the service.
On the other hand, availability of newer, cheaper devices like the($50), along with the ($35), make Roku-readiness much less appealing.
Sanyo also announced smaller TVs from 24 to 58 inches. Along with the DP65E34, all are available today at Walmart and Sams's Club.