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Old 03-16-2011, 10:03 PM   #1
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Just a reminder: DONT BUY SANYO.

Got a TV in with a bad signal board. TV was still under the 1 year manufacturers warranty. Needed a replacement signal board.

manufacturer DISCONTINUED the board. Before it was even out of warranty! lol.

They had to replace the TV.

Let me re-emphasize: DO NOT BUY SANYO
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:51 PM   #2
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Their old stuff was good.

I found a Sanyo CRT in the trash a while back, one of the newer ones. The PCB was actually assembled locally in my city, but the capacitors were garbage.

Sanyo really went down the toilet.
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:09 AM   #3
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If the manufacturer has outstanding warranties, they need to keep an adequate stock of spare parts for a particular model until the warranty on all sets of the particular model expires.
I also remember reading a story about a Whirlpool washing machine which was under warranty and intended for sale in Australia, but no spare parts were available in Australia.
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:36 AM   #4
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Default Re: Sanyo TVs SUCK

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Just a reminder: DONT BUY SANYO.

Got a TV in with a bad signal board. TV was still under the 1 year manufacturers warranty. Needed a replacement signal board.

manufacturer DISCONTINUED the board. Before it was even out of warranty! lol.

They had to replace the TV.

Let me re-emphasize: DO NOT BUY SANYO
There are several possible reasons this happens. A common business practice is to calculate the number of spares required to meet warranty requirements, and warehouse that many spare boards. At best that number is an ESTIMATE, and any number of problems can result in a higher than anticipated number of failures under warranty. It is not unusual to order parts for the entire production run at one time.

It could be due to a design error, a manufacturing error, or an unusually high failure rate in a component. If the cause is not readily solveable, (a design error), fixable (a high failure rate in an IC that is no longer manufactured), or it is uneconomical to restart production of the failing board.

What distinguishes between a 'good' company and a 'bad' company is their response. Obviously Sanyo has elected to replace the TVs rather than produce more boards. And this has the result you wasted your time diagnosing the TV. Rather than insulting Sanyo, look at it from the consumers point of view. They discovered that Sanyo honors their warranty.

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Old 03-17-2011, 07:11 AM   #5
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Default Re: Sanyo TVs SUCK

Sanyo's probably just farmed out junk from China like all of the other once American companies.

These Hong Kong companies buy the right to use the name to dupe the consumer into thinking they're the same quality they were years ago.

It's the same angle that Harbor Freight uses. They use American company names in their tool lines like Chicago Electric, Chicago Pneumatic, and US General, that's no accident.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:37 PM   #6
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just like funai makes magnavox, and other junk now.
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:36 PM   #7
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And Funai used to be Japanese...

Now it's just contract-for-whalemart junk. "Magnavox," "Memorex," and any other brands that get 'stolen.'
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:46 AM   #8
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Samsung makes all sony's screens. Sony just brands them now!
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:50 PM   #9
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Ryankam, Incorrect. Samsung makes LCDs and is sold to different makers. Mainboard and power supplies are not included.

Sony buys samsung's LCD and packages it with Sony's mainboards and Sony's power supply. That is the case. I see this way. For some reason, Sony specifically request very particular LCD panels with slightly unique T-CON hence no "Samsung" branded panels just correct Samsung LCD type (like for example: LTN400-P1-L01, nowhere samsung brand). But I can carefully search thorugh and find part number for that LCD but not unique Sony specificed panel.

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Old 04-15-2011, 09:00 PM   #10
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I think i will stick with my CRT projection units. they seem to last a long time.

And keeping a spare set of tubes, as i have an early Mitsubishi from 1989 that STILL works. only thing thats ever been done is a cleaning every year, plus a refresh of solder joints. and a convergence tweak one time.

bad thing is, analog convergence = PAIN.

Here is a picture of it I took in 2003 when i was refreshing the solder joints and touching up the convergence.

Picture is still sharp and clear as it was when my dad got it in the mid 90s.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:17 PM   #11
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man, i wish the crts in my sega star wars trilogy arcade game looked that nice still!!!!

Its running a 50" toshiba projection display( and sega also used mitsubishi, as well as 3 or 4 other mfgs- whoever was cheapest at time of production i suppose)

When i got it the monitor was dead to the world.
It works now after i swapped all the monitor boards from another sega game that used the same toshiba display, but damn man those crts are TOASTED due to showing the same images over and over again for so long.

The next time i get a 42" lcd tv i think im going to mount it in the projections case and call it a day. Id put a plasma in there but it will burn just as bad over time.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:07 PM   #12
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I have a Technika TV from Tesco. 32", 270 new. It is the worst TV i have seen. HORRIBLE display lag, until it eventually heats up. Think it might be caps. Allegedly a Samsung panel, but it looks like Samsung wiped it on their collective arses before sending it to UMC (the real manufacturer) and they seem to fail after 18 months. Oh well.
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:11 AM   #13
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Ryankam, Incorrect. Samsung makes LCDs and is sold to different makers. Mainboard and power supplies are not included.

Sony buys samsung's LCD and packages it with Sony's mainboards and Sony's power supply. That is the case. I see this way. For some reason, Sony specifically request very particular LCD panels with slightly unique T-CON hence no "Samsung" branded panels just correct Samsung LCD type (like for example: LTN400-P1-L01, nowhere samsung brand). But I can carefully search thorugh and find part number for that LCD but not unique Sony specificed panel.

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Isn't that what I said. I never said TV's I said Screens!
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