Sanyo http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/news en-GB RIP Sanyo http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/rip-sanyo/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic confirms that Sanyo will soon cease to be </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/rip-sanyo_0.jpg?1367599307" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1929.jpg?1367599307" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Panasonic has announced that the Sanyo brand will cease to exist from early next year.</p><p>It's unclear at this stage whether or not products like Sanyo's popular Xacti pistol-grip camcorders or projectors will move over to Panasonic's roster, but the news of 15,000 job cuts doesn't bode well for the electronics giant.</p><p>Panasonic bought Sanyo for £2.8 billion back in 2008 but a strong Yen and tough competition from the likes of Samsung and LG prove that even giants can have their bad days.</p><p><strong>You may also like</strong></p><fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/rip-sanyo </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/rip-sanyo/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/rip-sanyo/news#comments Sanyo Tue, 29 Nov 2011 15:52:11 +0000 Esat Dedezade 418977 at http://www.stuff.tv Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo-xacti-vpc-cs1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The world’s smallest, thinnest, lightest Full HD camcorder. But does this make it the greatest too? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="1854" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/imagenes_Sanyo_Xacti_VPC-CS1_%281%29_3b0d5533.jpg?1364299274" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="1000" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sanyo_xactics1.jpg?1364299274" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="828" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/SanyoXactiCS1.png?1364299274" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="867" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sanyoXactiCS1both.jpg?1364299274" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sanyo has thrown down the gauntlet to pocket-size camcorders everywhere – its VPC-CS1 is its slimmest and lightest yet to capture 1080i video.</p> <p>The CS1 is a mere 26.8mm wide, so really is compact enough to take just about anywhere. It’s one of Sanyo’s ‘dual camera’ troupe too, which means that along with the 60fps, 1920x1080i video you can shoot 8MP stills (albeit via an interpolation trickery that boosts the res from the 3.3MP sensor). There’s also the signature Xacti ability to shoot video and stills simultaneously. </p> <p><strong>Unsteady eddy</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £249.99 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Full of potential fiddly controls mean it’s not quite as user-friendly as its pocket cam rivals </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sanyo-xacti-vpc-cs1 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo-xacti-vpc-cs1/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo-xacti-vpc-cs1/review#comments Camcorders Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 Thu, 22 Apr 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14384 at http://www.stuff.tv New Sanyo Xacti range – world's slimmest full HD camcorder unveiled http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/new-sanyo-xacti-range-%E2%80%93-worlds-slimmest-full-hd-camcorder-unveiled/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sanyo has pulled the covers off a new range of Xacti camcorders today, all packing full HD functionality and wireless uploading using Eye-Fi.Leading t </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/175010d36mn.jpg?1364405370" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sanyo has pulled the covers off a new range of Xacti camcorders today, all packing full HD functionality and wireless uploading using Eye-Fi.</p> <p>Leading the bunch with a world's smallest 1080i camcorder claim is the CS1. This skinny pocket camcorder promises 8 megapixel stills, 10x optical zoom and records in iMovie-ready format. </p> <p>While the CS1 has the upright pocket camcorder look, the SH1 packs a more conventional design and a 30x advanced zoom to boot. There's also a 35mm wide-angle lens and you can snap your stills at 10 megapixel resolution.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/stuff/new-sanyo-xacti-range-%E2%80%93-worlds-slimmest-full-hd-camcorder-unveiled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/new-sanyo-xacti-range-%E2%80%93-worlds-slimmest-full-hd-camcorder-unveiled/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/new-sanyo-xacti-range-%E2%80%93-worlds-slimmest-full-hd-camcorder-unveiled/news#comments Sanyo Xacti Wed, 07 Apr 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14331 at http://www.stuff.tv Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 super-slim camcorder hits shelves Friday http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-xacti-vpc-cs1-super-slim-camcorder-hits-shelves-friday/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an effort to tick all the -est boxes, Sanyo has launched the Xacti VPC-CS1 – boasting that it&#039;s the smallest, thinnest and lightest full HD camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/170950edbmn.jpg?1364406518" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In an effort to tick all the -est boxes, Sanyo has launched the Xacti VPC-CS1 – boasting that it's the smallest, thinnest and lightest full HD camera on the market.</p> <p>It was first <a href="http://stuff.tv/News/CES-2010-Camcorders-get-touch-screens-toughen-up-slim-down-and-start-streaming/13877/" target="_blank">outed at CES in January</a>, but it's just been announced that it will be on sale from Friday 5 March for around £249.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/stuff/sanyo-xacti-vpc-cs1-super-slim-camcorder-hits-shelves-friday </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-xacti-vpc-cs1-super-slim-camcorder-hits-shelves-friday/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-xacti-vpc-cs1-super-slim-camcorder-hits-shelves-friday/news#comments Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 Mon, 01 Mar 2010 06:00:00 +0000 admin 14137 at http://www.stuff.tv Sanyo PLV-Z3000 http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-plv-z3000/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It might look like an ugly duckling, but this Sanyo packs some serious specs – and a cracking picture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1315" height="813" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/11plv_z3000_demo_1.jpg?1364299554" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While the familiar big names are doing their usual thing at this end of the projector market, arguably less high-profile companies such as Sanyo have really upped their game.</p> <p>The PLZ-Z300 might still look blander than woodchip wallpaper, but getting the machine set up and your picture sorted is refreshingly simple. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p>Remote place</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £2,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can count itself hard done by to miss out on the full complement of stars - a strong four-star projector </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sanyo-plv-z3000 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-plv-z3000/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-plv-z3000/review#comments PLV-Z3000 Projectors Sanyo Fri, 17 Jul 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12836 at http://www.stuff.tv Sanyo PLV-Z700 http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-plv-z700/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sanyo’s sub-£1000 projector promises super-quiet operation and bags of detail – can it do enough to worry the likes of InFocus and Panasonic? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1417" height="1063" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/plv-z60.jpg?1364299492" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The projector world has been tough place to survive these past few years. With brands like InFocus and Panasonic delivering great performance at ludicrously low prices, it’s been hard for other to keep on the pace.</p> <p>Sanyo’s been quietly churning out machines of considerable quality, though – and the PLV-Z700 sees the company taking on the big-hitters in prime battle territory, the sub-£1000 price-point.</p> <p><strong>Strong specs</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sanyo-plv-z700 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-plv-z700/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-plv-z700/review#comments PLV-Z700 Projectors Sanyo Fri, 10 Apr 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12190 at http://www.stuff.tv Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000 http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-xacti-vpc-hd2000/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sanyo’s latest Full HD, 8 megapixel camcorder has Sony and Canon in its sights. Let battle commence... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <p>With every new generation, Sanyo’s Xacti camcorders have stocked up on new treats. The latest version is now equipped with Full HD recording, the very ‘now’ CMOS sensor, and a PAL friendly mode – absent from its HD1010 predecessor.</p> <p>Some things never change, though, and it’s still designed to look like a phaser from <em>Star Trek</em> – and we mean the old, camp series, not JJ Abrams’ trendy new flick. </p> <p>This lack of elegance gives cams like Sony’s HDR-TG3 and Canon’s HF100 the edge in the looks department, but the HD2000 has plenty under the hood to compete on features.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £330.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Knockout images and a bunch of creative features for those who won’t settle for ‘auto’. Shame about the handgrip though </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sanyo-xacti-vpc-hd2000 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-xacti-vpc-hd2000/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-xacti-vpc-hd2000/review#comments Camcorders Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000 Wed, 04 Feb 2009 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11764 at http://www.stuff.tv Sanyo HD1010 http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-hd1010/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Sanyo HD1000 is dead. Long live the HD1010 with progressive Full HD and super slow-mo mode </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1110" height="1110" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pk-000000000047700-16a7e1937faf4cceb81be16ef8e27dcb-30-3.jpg?1364299769" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the realm of HD camcorders, Sanyo's HD1010 feels like an old friend. From the HD1 to the HD1000 we've seen its lineage through thick and thin and, so far, it’s improved with every step.</p> <p>The competition's been hotting up, though, with Sony's titanium clad HDR-TG3 and Samsung's surprisingly able HMX20. So what's Sanyo done to improve on the trusty, four-star rated 1000?</p> <p>Well, as the 1010 moniker suggests, the changes are more of a tweak than an overhaul, but it has slotted in a 1080 progressive mode, and added a few other goodies besides.</p> <p><strong>Golden boy</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £500.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sports an impressive new progressive mode, but more of an update than a sequel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sanyo-hd1010 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-hd1010/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-hd1010/review#comments Camcorders HD1010 Sanyo Thu, 20 Nov 2008 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11267 at http://www.stuff.tv Sanyo HD1000 http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-hd1000/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sanyo&#039;s Xacti range has just got serious, with 1080i &#039;full HD&#039; from a pocket-sized camcorder. This we gotta see... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1027" height="791" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sanyo-dmx-hd1000-b2_0.jpg?1364299972" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Never have we willed a camcorder to succeed quite like Sanyo's HD1000. From the all-black finish to the outsized metal lens barrel, it packs more features into its tiny pistol-grip body than camcorders twice the size.</p> <p>And while previous generations of Sanyo's SD-card shooting cams have promised HD video with only limited success, with this new model we get 'full HD' 1920x1080i, just like the big boys.</p> <p><strong>A winner – on paper</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £500.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Great video, tons of features, easy to use... if only there was a PAL-friendly version </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sanyo-hd1000 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-hd1000/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-hd1000/review#comments Camcorders HD1000 Sanyo Wed, 20 Feb 2008 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 9488 at http://www.stuff.tv Sanyo PLV-Z5 http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-plv-z5/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sanyo&#039;s 3LCD projector may look more plasticky than the contents of a gimp shop, but it&#039;s got hi-def cred in spades and a bargain price </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="806" height="407" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sanyo-plv-z5-large_0.jpg?1364300115" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Don't be put off by the cheap and nasty looks – this HD-ready Sanyo projector may well be the company's best projector yet. Packed to the rafters with imaging tech and connections, the deal clincher is you can get your mitts on it for less than half its original launch price.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £850.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The PLV-Z5 has plenty going for it and an enticing price, but can't quite match the performance of the best </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sanyo-plv-z5 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-plv-z5/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-plv-z5/review#comments PLV-Z5 Projectors Sanyo Mon, 05 Nov 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8313 at http://www.stuff.tv Sanyo CE32LD81-B http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-ce32ld81-b/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In footballing terms, Sanyo&#039;s 32in LCD is a decent squad player with a good engine – and a fraction of the price </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/5641-sanyoce32ld81b2_0.jpg?1364300115" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sanyo seems to have got the budget end of the LCD spectrum sussed by building TVs that offer a good range of features and decent performance, without leaving you feeling like you've been mugged. Root around a few online stores and you should find prices for the CE32LD81-B well under the £600 quoted here.</p> <p>Basic feature set</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £600.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A decent all-rounder that's easy to live with – just don't expect the earth at this bargain basement price </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sanyo-ce32ld81-b </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-ce32ld81-b/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-ce32ld81-b/review#comments CE32LD81-B Sanyo TVs 32" to 42" Thu, 01 Nov 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8177 at http://www.stuff.tv Sanyo CE32LDY1-B http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-ce32ldy1-b/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A 32in LCD and a 160GB hard-disk recorder in one set? Sanyo, with this curvy Y:TV you are really spoiling us… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="420" height="315" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/85207456e66f3ea713515dca5ebc68fa_0.jpg?1364300442" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Back in the early days of the flatscreen telly we used to scratch our heads and wonder how all the TV gubbins that used to fill up our big box in the corner could suddenly fit into a chassis just a few inches thick. </p> <p>Now Sanyo is attempting to twist our melons all over again by presenting us with an LCD screen that not only houses a Freeview tuner but also finds space for a whopping 160GB hard-disk recorder.</p> <p>Pretty boy</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,100.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stylish, convenient and a great space-saver, Sanyo’s TV-PVR hybrid only comes slightly a cropper with its middling performance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sanyo-ce32ldy1-b </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-ce32ldy1-b/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-ce32ldy1-b/review#comments CE32LDY1-B Sanyo TVs 32" to 42" Tue, 21 Aug 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 7221 at http://www.stuff.tv Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-xacti-vpc-hd2/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our favourite HD palm ‘corder returns in a new shade, promising better results and sharper pictures </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="302" height="363" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/2-12-09-sanyo-vpc-hd2000_0_0.jpg?1364300569" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We were astounded, nay overwhelmed, when Sanyo’s first hi-def pocket camcorder-cum-camera, the HD1, landed at Stuff Towers, showing off its 10x zoom and proclaiming itself to be the world’s first solid-state HD ‘corder.</p> <p>We were less impressed by its near total picture breakdown whenever asked to film in the shadows, but overall we were still bowled over by a hi-def cam we could happily hide in a loose skin fold.</p> <p>So it was with some expectation that we received the HD2 – already in love with the form factor but hoping for an improvement in the output.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £330.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The HD2 is still not perfect but it’s by far the smallest and simplest HD camcorder £500 can buy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sanyo-xacti-vpc-hd2 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-xacti-vpc-hd2/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-xacti-vpc-hd2/review#comments Camcorders Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 Mon, 23 Apr 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 5657 at http://www.stuff.tv Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1 http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-xacti-vpc-hd1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Xacti has a 10x lens and serves up a choice of video modes, from 60fps standard-definition VGA clips to 1280x720pixel, progressive scan HD movies </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="442" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/SANYO_Xacti_HD1_01_0.jpg?1364300664" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>High definition is so hot right now, you’ll need asbestos eyeballs to use this, the world’s first solid-state HD camcorder. The HD1 has a new organic LED (OLED) screen that’s meant to save power and have a super-wide viewing angle – although the muddy colours and flat contrast are probably unintentional. </p> <p>The Xacti’s vertical, pistol-grip design is easy to hold and as easy to use. Despite a fiddly push-to-select joystick, the menus are perfect, with access to priority and manual exposure, focus modes, exposure zones and more. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £800.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A nice-looking camcorder that’s future-proofed for next-gen TVs. Easy to use and tidy photos, too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sanyo-xacti-vpc-hd1 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-xacti-vpc-hd1/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-xacti-vpc-hd1/review#comments Camcorders Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1 Mon, 20 Nov 2006 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 1897 at http://www.stuff.tv Sanyo CE32LDy1 http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-ce32ldy1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For decent all-round performance and a price that doesn&#039;t hurt, this is a great compromise </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="700" height="712" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sanyo_CE32LDY1_big_0.jpg?1364300747" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Sanyo has always been a solid company. The products we’ve seen have been decent but not inspiring, but this CE32LDY1 surprised us. The set – also known as the Y:TV, handily – is stylish, capable, and it won’t give your wallet a hernia.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Beneath the style-conscious exterior lies a 160GB hard drive to allow for easy recording. Easy apart from the fact that you have to go through two completely separate menus to record using the EPG. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,400.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cheap, but unlike the budgie, cheerful </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sanyo-ce32ldy1 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-ce32ldy1/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sanyo/sanyo-ce32ldy1/review#comments CE32LDy1 Sanyo TVs 32" to 42" Tue, 10 Oct 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 2281 at http://www.stuff.tv