How to Tell if a Sanyo TV Is Digital

By Nick Davis

Your Sanyo TV has served you well over the years. The television is not too old, but with the 2009 conversion of television signals from analog to digital, you are wondering if your Sanyo TV is digital or analog. Many older television sets are useless unless you connect a digital converter box and digital antenna to the televisions. To tell if your Sanyo TV is digital, you don't have to open the television or contact the manufacturer.

Things You'll Need

  • Sanyo TV “Owner's Manual” or Sanyo TV

Step 1

Locate the “Owner's Manual” that came with your Sanyo TV when you purchased the television.

Step 2

Look at the front or the back of the manual and locate the “Model” number of the television.

Step 3

Look for the prefixes “HT,” “DP” or “FVM.” If any one of these prefixes are present along with the “Model” number—your Sanyo TV is digital and can receive digital television signals without a converter box.

Step 4

Turn the Sanyo TV around so the back of the television set is facing you, if you don't have the “Owner's Manual” that came with your television.

Step 5

Look for a metal plate on the back of the Sanyo TV. This plate contains the model number, serial number and the date of when the television was manufactured.

Step 6

Look for the prefixes “HT,” “DP” or “FVM.” If any one of these prefixes are present along with the “Model” number—your Sanyo TV is digital and can receive digital television signals without a converter box.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you discover your Sanyo TV is not digital, you will need to purchase a digital converter box and a digital antenna or connect your Sanyo TV to a cable/satellite connection to receive programs on the television set.