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Vizio E3D420VX vs Sanyo DP46861

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Which of these 2 TVs below (Vizio and Sanyo) is better to buy? I've found both of these at Walmart. I also need to know if either system will work with my existing setup. (And if not what I have to do to make it work.) THANKS!

Vizio E3D420VX - $598 at my local Wal-Mart (better than online price)
Walmart: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Vizio-42-E...Q%26A+Exchange

Features:
3D - Internet Connect/Apps + 2 glasses
42" 1080p 120Hz 200K:1 2/1 HDMI 1 PC/VGA 2 USB side
1 Component 1 Composite

PRO: connections on cabinet placed fairly well
PRO: cheap for 3D + Internet, photo (jpg) & music (MP3)
PRO: built-in 802.11n WiFi
PRO: two-sided remote with keyboard
PRO: only $50 over Sanyo - but more apps & better pic quality (Hz & contrast)
CON: no USB video (Mpeg),
CON: only 1 component & 1 composite IN (do-able with my ext. devices but would like more)


Sanyo DP46861 - $539 online (cheaper than same Sanyo but w/o Internet Connect)
Walmart: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sanyo-46-DP46861/17473237

Features:
Internet Connect w/wireless USB Dongle (dongle supplied) ** NOT 3-D **
46" 1080p 60Hz 4,000:1 3 HDMI 1 PC/VGA 2 USB
2 Component 1 Composite + 1 shared w/Component

PRO: 802.11b/g/n Wireless Capable w/wireless USB adapter/dongle included (saves me from buying dongle)
PRO: more component & other connections than some + better manual than some
PRO: large screen with low cost + Internet apps
CON: connections oddly placed, maybe be hard to access, will get dusty, not sleekest cabinet design
CON: Hz and CR low, high gloss black finish (shows dust)
CON: wish inputs, captioning were separate remote keys (instead of going thru OSM to access)
CON:less apps than Vizio


MY SETUP

I use a wireless LinkSys 802.11G router hooked to a Suddenlink DSL modem. That sits at my garage which is detached from the main house. I get low/good signal strength at the house (about 75 feet away from garage) but generally have no problem surfing the internet. House is stone/cinderblock with LOTS of glass windows surrounding living room. TV will sit in LR which is the closest corner to garage. I've never had an Internet app TV or 3D TV before, and I'm not a techy. Any help greatly appreciated. FYI: I have Suddenlink cable now but plan to switch to Dish-HD soon to take full advantage of whatever TV I buy. I have regular Dish at the garage with DVR and love it. Suddenlink is poor cable-wise and I'm tired of crappy service from them.


Questions:

Q: On Vizio pg 9 of manual it recommends N router. Will TV still work with my existing LinkDys 802.11G router?

Q: Once hooked up, would I possibly need a WiFi booster? (Plugs into outlet I believe and boosts Wi-Fi signal.)

Q: What the difference between Optical (Vizio) vs Digital (Sanyo) Audio Out on the cabinet connections?

THANKS AGAIN!
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Hi - my name is Ashley, and I'm with Suddenlink. I'm sorry to hear that you've been experiencing issues with your internet service. I would be happy to work with management in your area to resolve. Please feel free to contact me directly: ashley-AT-suddenlink-DOT-com. Thank you.
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