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Old 02-24-2013, 08:40 AM   #1
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Does anyone have experience with the Sanyo FVD 5833? The tv is going for a great price, and the specs look fine, but I would love any feedback. As a new user, I can't post links, but you can find all of the information on the Sanyo website.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:10 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if experience is the right word, but I have seen the TV in person. I liked the picture; it was one of the best (in the selection at Sam's Club), bright crisp images with good black levels and no traces of motion artifacts. I am a little worried it will be too bright for night viewing, but I can dim the brightness if need be.

Provisos to the above - the TV was in a brightly-lit area, the variety of brands for comparison was somewhat poor (though there were several Samsungs, which I find often have a good picture), and not all the TVs were running the same video (about a third running Madagascar 3, a few running Monsters Vs Aliens, and the rest running something live action, I forget exactly what). The video on this TV was Madagascar 3; modern animation seems to amplify differences in picture quality as compared to live-action, and it is difficult to compare fairly between the two.

I have pretty much decided to buy this TV after seeing it (should be this week or next Sunday, if you can wait that long for a bit more information).
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:26 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I think I'll be buying mine this weekend also, so I may have the same information at the same time as you.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:25 PM   #4
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For anyone interested, I did buy the Sanyo. I am very pleased with it overall; I was right that it was a little too bright for nighttime viewing (though nowhere near the prison searchlight level Samsung strives for) but just bumping the economy mode down a notch did the trick.

Running through cartoons on Netflix, live-action TV shows off DirecTV, and both live-action and animation off Blu-Ray, the Sanyo handled them all well. It has the best black levels I've seen on an LED... not perfect, but not disappointing even after years of watching a Pioneer plasma.

In my opinion, this is the best bargain out there on TVs at the moment, unless you require 3D or are looking for something under 50". There are TVs with better pictures, but not much better and at much higher prices. I paid $800 for the Sanyo, and to get a slightly better picture - with the blacks not as good for the most part - I would have been spending at least $1800.

Of course, I've only had it a couple of days. I don't have any serious worries about longevity, but if something goes wrong in the next few months I'll change my tune.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:27 AM   #5
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Thanks for the update. I never did buy mine. The buyer for my old tv fell through, so I considered not buying and being frugal. Consumerisim wins out as I will be buying mine Saturday thanks to your positive review.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:29 AM   #6
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We just picked one up - seems to be a new TV. Overall, it's pretty nice - but it does seem to suffer from some motion blur.

Are you seeing the same thing?
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:58 PM   #7
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After doing some color tuning, and turning OFF the Motion Sync, I'm pretty impressed with this TV.

As the other reviewer mentioned, for the money, this is one of the best TV's out there. Dark, rich blacks, and vibrant colors.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:34 PM   #8
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Default im having problems with vibrant green color on the sanyo fvd5833

i also bought the sanyo fvd5833, after turning of motion sync. and playing with picture settings im still having a problem with my greens coming through very bright and its kind of annoying... if heard on other forums that all led tvs need to be calibrated... any truth to this and are any of you experiencing the green problem??? if you fixed it pls tell my how bc im about to take this tv back if i cant fix it
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:21 AM   #9
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Back again after a month to report. I still recommend this model - I have had no issues with motion blur or any blatant color distortion. My one complaint is that with real HD blu-rays (as opposed to upscaled from a lower resolution) the picture is a bit too good. Some of these end up looking like television programming rather than film.

I have read that this is due to the motion syncing feature that bumps up the frame rate, and turning that off did help. But there is still a bit of that effect due apparently to a combination of brightness and enough detail that some props, costumes and makeup are obviously just that.

Still, standard def movies and upscaled "HD" look great. I expect that movies being made now and in the future will account for improvements in picture quality so the obvious fakes shouldn't remain a problem. And I haven't fiddled with the settings except for three: setting the video mode to mild, bumping the eco mode to the highest (dimmest) setting, and turning off the motion sync. I wanted to get used to new glasses and get a good feel for the baseline settings before starting serious tweaking.

I'll probably be back in another month with another update after I've had a chance to work out the settings that are best for me.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:12 PM   #10
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I bought the Sanyo FVD5833 for my husband's mancave. The picture seems very clear and color looks great, it does not have the volume that I was expecting. We plan to put a surround sound in tomorrow, so will let you know if that helps. I don't know if it is because the building is a 40 x 60 with 12 ft ceilings. Maybe the sound is getting lost. I was directly in front of it today and had it turned all the way up, but it was not so loud that I couldn't stand it. Has anyone else had volume issues with this model or maybe this one is just a flaw???? I called Sams and they said I could return it, but don't know if I should exchange it for the same kind....I will pay more if I need to..I just thought this one was a great deal at 800.00
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:35 AM   #11
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i have a SANYO FVD5833 lost sound and picture anybody have any clues of what to check for please help tv is only 1 year and 2 months old
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