San Diego — Sanyo introduced its 2014 FullHD lineup of LED TVs on Tuesday.
Sanyo models will be available through Walmart and Sam’s Club stores — six models will be sold through Walmart and two through Sam’s Club.
Key features in the select models include 120Hz Motion Sync refresh rates for reduced motion blur.
“This new series of LED TVs can make a dramatic impact in the home with their slim design and easy setup, excellent clarity of images and high-quality sound,” said Yoshikuni Tamura, Sanyo TV product planning team manager. “All models are designed with a beautiful high-gloss frame and a brilliant LED screen, making them ideal to enhance your viewing experience and take it to the next level.”
New model screen sizes for Walmart include: 24 ($148), 39 ($248), 42 ($348), 55 ($598), 58 ($648) and 65 inches ($998). Sam’s Club screen sizes include 39 ($288) and 50 inches ($508). Sanyo’s 2014 lineup has thinner footprints than CCFL-backlit units. LEDs are arranged around the perimeter of the TV and then spread the light across the entire screen in a uniform fashion, Sanyo said.
All models are available now.
Also included are three HDMI inputs, one of which is MHL compliant.
Other features include built-in audio output terminals for analog audio output, digital audio output (optical) and HDMI (ARC).
The integrated USB input is used to show JPEG images in USB memory. PC input (VGA) is to connect the TV to a PC so it can be used as a PC monitor.
“Over 40 million Americans have trusted Sanyo as their home entertainment choice,” said Tamura. “It is our attention to detail, our advanced technology, and our value-driven products that have made loyal U.S. customers for 35 years.”
Three Sanyo TV models were among the best-selling models of 2013, according to the NPD Group Retail Tracking Service, and Sanyo’s 55-inch model was in the top five sellers in 2013.
The highlight of the new Walmart line is the flagship 65-inch LED FullHD TV, model DP65E34. It will include 120Hz Motion Sync, USB input and photo viewer, and is Roku ready.
The highlight of the Sam’s Club line is the 50-inch FVF5044, which includes a Roku Streaming Stick in the box.