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You really don't have to look far to find the appeal of Sanyo's CE47FD51B. A whopping 47in of Full HD LCD pictures for just £1,200 delivers a pounds per inch ratio that's bound to get the mass market chomping at the bit. The important question is whether its quality matches its quantity.
Once a big player on the UK TV market, Sanyo’s influence has rather waned in the face of constant price pressure and huge ranges from so many larger rivals.
It’s hard to know where you stand with Sanyo. Just when you think you’ve got the company pegged as the last word in cheap and cheerful kit, it surprises you with something spectacularly ambitious – like the aggressively priced, full HD CE47FD51.
Thirty-seven inches of LCD gives you a set pitched somewhere between a standard living room goggle-box and the kind of giganto-screen favoured by hardcore movie freaks and professional footballers.
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This is one of Sanyo's 'designer' LCD TVs and is made in the UK. Its attractive, minimalist frame comes in blue, black, white or red. The screen can detach from its stand and be wall-mounted, but it's stocky for an LCD due to the extra interior hardware
The Sanyo comes in at roughly twice the price of budget offerings from the likes of Evesham, but still just falls within the 'affordable' category. The spec is roughly equivalent, but you get a digital tuner on top of the HD readiness