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Question ~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread ( AVS Forum LCD Flat Panel Displays )
Updated: 2008-05-11 20:16:22 (10665)
~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Hello gang. The time has come to finally start off the Official Olevia 7-series owners thread. I picked up the 747i yesterday. (net reviews and info can be found here http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&page=61&pp=30 ) It was supposed to be delivered to my company friday but the logistic trucking company recieved it late and rather than wait for them to deliver it sometime next week I just went and picked it up.
This badboy is supposed to be already 100% perfectly caibrated in every aspect of the box and there's no disappointment there.No ther brand(sony,sharp,samsung,westy,etc; ) offer this. In a nutshell, this set is freakin' amazing! A few of the net reviews state it's like looking out a window and they wernt lying.Everything from color accuracy/vividness to grayscale tracking is right on par it seems though maybe slightly off.Simply incredible.This is the best i've seen for any lcdtv
So let's get down to the nitty-gritty........
First, my relevent equipment specs info:
-Dvd player:Sony DVP-NC75H 1080i upconvert player.
-Cable source: DirecTV/HD reciever model H20 set to 1080i w/ 5LNB dish.
-Mounting method: Stand/tabletop.

Resolution Quality and Detail _A+: Stunning.
-DVD movies:Everything I threw at it from Terminator2:Extreme dvd(digitally remastered from 1080p source) to StarWars:ESB to BladeRunnerC were simply incredible.I have never seen nor noticed this much crispness & clarity in movies.Watching SW:ESB, I was floored by the accurate subtle variation of whites in the Hoth scenes.The reviews state the black level not handling well in space scenes but could have fooled me.The opening of the movie,asteroid field chase,etc; looked damn fine black to me with the stars/ships detail standing out very well.Though I do admit in some scenes the shadow detail was mediocre but that's minor in my book.
-HD Satellite: Channels like Discovery HD and UHD were also stunning with very intricate detail processing from animal hairs to details in eyes to the individual flailing grass in the sahara backdrop.SD pq seems nicely improved but far from near-hd quality which is understandable.Doesnt matter how well your vp is, everything comes down to source feed quality.However, the realta vp does a great job filtering out 90% of block noise & adding I'd say 20-30% re-interlaced detail to sd content.



Overall, content from either source looks almost damn close to 1080p quality.In fact, almost 3-dimensional.From scenes with heavy rain blowing to smoke drifting, almost looks like a seperate 3d layer on the screen...floored me.All this most likely thanks to the Silicon-Optix HQV processor and 1:1 pixel mapping.
Grayscale Tracking _A+: Excellent.


Color Accuracy/Vividness _A+: This is processed so well one would have a hard time determining if the set was a plasma or lcd.Definitely a huge step up from my now sold Olevia LT42HVI.Not that the set wasnt great,just the color lacked punch.Color reproduction is incredibly accurate w/ totally natural(non-over-exaggerated) skintones, lush & vivid green with sweet detail seperation whether it be a heavy foilaged scene or yoda,blues are excellent as well from detailed skies to underwater scenes with no banding whatsoever.Just goergous.


Video Processing _A++: The Silicon-Optix Realta HQV is truly the top badboy on the block.Imo,Sony XBR aint got nuthin' on this.Noise-Reduction doesnt seem to negatively affect pq no matter what setting or aspect setting though I've found this to not be needed so far so I leave it off.As far as de-interlacing and pixel based scaling,this is the best I've ever seen and I've owned a few LcdTvs plus work in manufacturing.Syntax made a wise decision using this puppy for thier 7's.


Black Level _C+ Imo, good for a lcd but still relatively high.Though to me, it doesnt seem as high compared to a couple of net reviews.While watching letterbox content like SW:ESB and Blade Runner the black bars seem to fall in nicely with image content.I don't notice any grayish standout.Though I'm running with lighting mode set to Dark-Room.Really dark scenes like from movies Dark City and Blade Runner seem to to lack in detail to a minor extent but to me this is very forgiving compared to all the previous outstanding aspects of this set.


Shadow Detail _B- Hmmm, this is a tough call since this generally would coincide with Black Level but here goes anyway.Seems pretty good generally but if very dark scenes can be a bit ummm blotchy.Not sure if this is due to the staellite source feed and the 1080i upconvert of my dvd player.Again, minor to me since this can only be evident in really dark scenes.



My Overall performance rating _A-: Superb image quality w/ excellent color/detail though Black Level is moderately high and Shadow Detail can be lacking.Like looking out a window!



Model contruction quality _A-: The tv itself screams high quality except with one minor peeve I have. Turns out Syntax opted for a heavy durable 'plastic' black base/stand this time around versus the heavy steel one the LT42HVI has.Maybe they viewed this as an opportunity to cut manuf. costs since most people these days mount thier tvs on a wall.This is disappointing though since I don't wall mount.Don't get me wrong it looks nice but I'd much rather have a steel base especially since this puppy is so heavy. Aside from that, a solid hq product.


Glass/Anti-Reflective Coating _A++: Wow.When Syntax stated they were substantially upgrading thier AR coating for thier next line of lcds they wernt lying.The AR on this badboy is 10x better than with thier previous models,more specificly the LT42HVI.Whether I have the room moderatly illuminated at night or curtains open during the day with sunlight coming through(my setup faces my windows) the AR does a great job.I have noticed absolutely no glare and if any depending on angle it is extremly minor.Mad props to Syntax for this achievment.


User Interface/MenuWheel _B- Overall, a very cool aproach but navigating it can be confusing.Seems they used reverse psychology.......red box around setting means on and green means off,strange.Navigating the multi-level sub-menus is confusing at first too but after getting familair with things it's no big deal.Just a bit of a learning curve.As far as the adjustment bars for Brightness,Sharpness,etc;........there is no number scale wtf.Turns out Sony holds the patent(among many) for numbers adjustment bars so rather than Syntax having to pay a royalty to those Sony sob's they left it out.I still don't see why they could not use some other values scheme instead like notches,letters,etc; Oh well, can't have everything.


Panel/Backlight Quality _B-
-Panel: Not sure if this is still LG but Syntax rep. stated that they went with 60% more expensive panels for the 7-series versus the 2/3/5 series'. Seems pretty good from what I can tell.
-Backlight: Uneven bleeding in corners which brings me to the unfortunate main negative of this set.........

There seems to be quite a bit backlight bleeding/cloudiness from all 4 corners plus on each half of the screen, equal distance it seems, there is evidence of a large oval/egg-shaped clouded imprint bleeding.Almost seem like pressed imprints.Not fully evident viewing in front of the tv but go stand-up off-angle and they look like eggs.Now this is only noticable against a black screen like movie credits and no-source screen but it's still disappointing.Watching normal content it cannot be detected, unless an extremely dark scene.Even though 98% of the aspects of this set are outstanding, this is just totally unacceptable to me. Yes, most of you may argue this is minor but for my hard earned money to me it is not.I'm contacting Syntax this week to have them send me an instant replacement fresh off the press and no way in hell am I shipping this first only to be without a tv again.They better send me a new one first then take this one back...I hope.In the meantime,I'm going to enjoy this badboy for all it's worth.




Overall, aside from the backlight/imprint issue this set is stunning.
Anyway, that about wraps up my hands-on user review for you guys.I hope it was found informative.

P.S. -I'll post some pics when I get a hold of a good digicam.


~S!TH

Answers: ~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread ( AVS Forum LCD Flat Panel Displays )
~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I've done some further testing with my second tv in regards to lip sync issues. To recap: My first one had a power on issue, and lip sync issues. The second one so far only has lip sync issues.

I now have the audio output to my stereo system instead of playing through the tv speakers. I can mute/unmute the tv and the audio from the tv speakers is delayed (lip sync issue) while the audio it outputs to the stereo is not. I had asked if anyone else had tried this, and got no responses, so I went ahead and set up my system instead. Kind of annoying but at least it works this way without having to adjust the lip sync menu option a notch and back every time i change the channel.

So, if anyone is planning to strictly use this as a "monitor" or output the sound to an external stereo/surround system, you probably won't have to deal w/ lip sync issues. I haven't decided if I want to try getting a third tv to not have any issues at all or just leave it at this.

hazkal

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

If you are running the signal from a cable/SAT box to the TV, is there an internal setting in that box that deals with the audio running through HDMI? I seem to remember a post in another thread that mentioned something about that but I can't find the thread, however, I did find the article that the thread had a link to. http://www.hdtvmagazine.com/articles...i_versions.php
Not sure if that will help but it can't hurt to check.

renesis27

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Are there any new owners *not* experiencing lip-sync issues??

Might be that the latest version of firmware is causing this, but if some newer owners aren't hearing it, then maybe something else is amiss.

This could be this sets Achilles heel.

GuyB

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by GuyB
... lip-sync issues...

This could be this sets Achilles heel.
I've been following this thread since the very beginning and I find it a stretch to draw that conclusion. So far only a couple or three people have complained, and the only one that considered it a serious enough issue to go elsewhere settled for a rear projection tv - hardly an upgrade from this set. YMMV.

bcope01

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Anyone been able to bring blacks up to respectable levels?
(Sammy or Sharp)
Thanks & enjoy!

BIG ED

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I've been much more happy with my blacks since using the DVE disk to calibrate. The TV was way too bright using the factory defaults. I posted my settings a few pages back for all to try.

Bootleghooch

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I have a question about the Olevia 747i dual tuner. Is it possible to display the over the air channels on one tuner, and display the cable tv channels on the second tuner. Can I set these tuners up independently and flip between cable and air channels?

Thanks

Joewho5

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joewho5
I have a question about the Olevia 747i dual tuner. Is it possible to display the over the air channels on one tuner, and display the cable tv channels on the second tuner. Can I set these tuners up independently and flip between cable and air channels?

Thanks
Yes. This TV has inputs for "Tuner 1" and "Tuner 2". Hook up cable to one and OTA to the other. You can watch split screen with 2 HD channels..... you can swap the screens or just move the sound from one screen to the other.... This TV has a kick-ass PIP function. It also has channel surfing as part of the PIP. You can monitor 5 additional channels in the last stage when you cycle through the PIP functions. You can also monitor the sound of the 5 channels.

WAH

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by colecovizion
...

sfw, did game mode change the PQ any?
Sorry for the delayed response...

The Wii's graphics are pretty pixely and crude (at least with the games I've tried) regardless of the game mode on or off. This is not the fault of the TV. I don't think the loss of noise reduction in game mode makes much of an impact. I tried switching off game mode and turning on noise reduction at various levels, but noise is not the problem with Wii graphics. I would wonder if noise reduction is ever really desirable with computer generated source material from game machines.

sfw

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

After having stumbled upon the 747i quite by accident I did some research and the reports of the high quality SD kept jumping out at me. I eagerly read the first 13 pages of this thread before jumping to the last few and have pretty much decided on this as my first HD. The early reports of the eggs and other minor problems did not deter me as the positive reports far outweighed the negative. However, the lip syncing has me concerned as that is something I would notice and it would bug me every time I saw it.

I was curious if the lip syncing issues were present if you were not going through an A/V receiver. I plan on having it hooked directly to my HD DirecTV DVR. I will also have a DVD player hooked directly to it. So in that case, could it still be an issue?

Thanks and thanks to all those early posters who blazed this thread's trail as it has some great info!

Andym22

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I sent the following to Olevia Tech Support more than a week ago. I've received no reply!!!

I have owned your Olevia 747i since Feb 2007.

I’m extremely pleased with the picture quality, both from normal 480i sources and HDTV.
But I do have a number of questions regarding the sound system.

I use a 5.1 surround sound receiver on all sources except “Over the Air.”
My satellite source is a Motorola DSR922 C-band 4DTV receiver.

Problem:
There is a “Lip-Sync” error on all sources, and it does not respond adequately to the “Lip-Sync” adjustment. The sound LEADS the picture in all cases.

Question # 1:
Am I assuming correctly that the “Lip-Sync” adjustment is effective ONLY on the audio signal and therefore effective ONLY if the sound is going through the sound system of the 747i?

Question # 2:
What should be the effect of adjusting the “Lip-Sync” adjustment? That is, should the sound be delayed or advanced by moving the slider either to the left or to the right?

FYI, I know moving the slider has some effect on the timing of the sound of the OTA signal BUT at no point does the sound match the picture exactly.

I connected the “Optical Audio Out” connection to my Dolby AC3 5.1 surround sound system and the surround system detected only a two channel “L & R” signal during the “Tonight Show”.

Question # 3:
Is the 747i incompatible with an outboard AC3 5.1 surround system? That is, does it “mix down” all 5.1 sources to just Left & Right at the “audio out” jacks?

I would hope that Olevia will have a firmware update which would correct the “Lip-Sync” problem for the “Over the Air” sources and provide full 5.1 audio out on this magnificent set.

Thank you.


If any of you folks can answer the questions, I'd be very happy.
Thanks
jimschatz

jimschatz

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andym22
After having stumbled upon the 747i quite by accident I did some research and the reports of the high quality SD kept jumping out at me. I eagerly read the first 13 pages of this thread before jumping to the last few and have pretty much decided on this as my first HD. The early reports of the eggs and other minor problems did not deter me as the positive reports far outweighed the negative. However, the lip syncing has me concerned as that is something I would notice and it would bug me every time I saw it.

I was curious if the lip syncing issues were present if you were not going through an A/V receiver. I plan on having it hooked directly to my HD DirecTV DVR. I will also have a DVD player hooked directly to it. So in that case, could it still be an issue?
You mean to tell me that, while dozens of eager AVS readers wanted a 747i but were unable to see one in person, you stumbled on a 747i in the wild? Dude, you're lucky! As far as the "eggs" all the TV sets had them but after a week's worth of usage they're gone; mine haven't been seen since mid-March, and I've had the set for six months. Lip-synch hasn't been an issue for me from either regular DVD players, XBox 360 HD-DVD add-on or a Scientific Atlantinc 8300 HD DVR cable box. Hopefully someone with proper A/V receiver/cables will confirm what you need to know.

Welcome into the warm waters of potential 747i owners. You're knee-deep in it and you know you want it, come on. Join us!

dad1153

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by dad1153
You mean to tell me that, while dozens of eager AVS readers wanted a 747i but were unable to see one in person, you stumbled on a 747i in the wild? Dude, you're lucky! As far as the "eggs" all the TV sets had them but after a week's worth of usage they're gone; mine haven't been seen since mid-March, and I've had the set for six months. Lip-synch hasn't been an issue for me from either regular DVD players, XBox 360 HD-DVD add-on or a Scientific Atlantinc 8300 HD DVR cable box. Hopefully someone with proper A/V receiver/cables will confirm what you need to know.

Welcome into the warm waters of potential 747i owners. You're knee-deep in it and you know you want it, come on. Join us!
No I stumbled upon one as an advertisement for Target on the web. I had only seen the name here or there but never really paid attention. Then I found this thread and based on the posts of early buyers like you and a few others, I have grown fond of a TV I have never seen! I have really narrowed it down to this or a Phillips 47" (47PFL5432D/37) that you can get at Walmart which supposedly has pretty good SD although not nearly as good the Olevia. Since my only connections were going to be a DirecTV HD DVR and a DVD player, I was hoping lip syncing issues would not be a problem.

Thanks for the welcome!

Andym22

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

http://www.electronichouse.com/slide...ducts/1809/366


???

dlp755

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

^^^ That's the 65" version of the 747i shown at CEDIA (behind closed doors I believe at Olevia's booth) earlier this month. Sharp makes the glass and Syntax-Olevia supplies the guts, which still include a Realta HQV processor. The 2,000:1 contrast ratio sounds insanely low and the price is too much for most of us. I'd love to see it in person though, just to see the quality HD/SD images I'm used to seeing now in 16x9 47" blown up to 16x9 65" without a loss of quality in resolution/PQ!

dad1153

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by dad1153
^^^ That's the 65" version of the 747i shown at CEDIA (behind closed doors I believe at Olevia's booth) earlier this month. Sharp makes the glass and Syntax-Olevia supplies the guts, which still include a Realta HQV processor. The 2,000:1 contrast ratio sounds insanely low and the price is too much for most of us. I'd love to see it in person though, just to see the quality HD/SD images I'm used to seeing now in 16x9 47" blown up to 16x9 65" without a loss of quality in resolution/PQ!
The 2000:1 contrast ratio is most likely Typical or Static. The dynamic will probably be about 10,000:1. Of more concern is only 2 HDMI, 6ms response time and no mention of 120hz. Seems like Olevia is so slow at getting their products out, that they are always a little behind the eight ball with features that are now standard.

redgtconv

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Will at 747i work well with SD signal in India with PAL/50 Hz?

gabbar007

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by gabbar007
Will at 747i work well with SD signal in India with PAL/50 Hz?
On post #48 (page 2) of this thread someone posted a pic of their 747i displaying a PAL 50Hz picture from a UK DVD in an Oppo multi-standard player:



Other than voltage (unsure what voltage India has versus the US and European countries; you should assume the 747i is built with US voltage requirements in mind and make sure a transformer of some kind is connected between the set and an electrical outlet) I'm pretty sure the 747i can handle SD signals from PAL or NTSC (60 or 50Hz) just fine. Otherwise that dude with the "Oldboy" PAL DVD wouldn't have been able to play it on his 747i. Call Olevia tech support and enquire further before making any harsh decision.

dad1153

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I've had my 747i since June and am pretty pleased with it. This thread put me over the top on the decision. Some of the lip-synch issues have cropped up but I'm dealing with it. None of the oter problems folks have had have cropped up.

My question for you gurus...I'm looking at the Oppo DVD players and am a bit confused. Right now I'm using a 5 year old Panny DVR via component. Will I really get a better picture with the Oppo (or similar) or is the 747i's scaler going to give me similar results? Right now I'm using only the 747i's sound because of my goofy room set up is not good for surround speakers.

polonius62

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I've only used regular 480i DVD players (five-year old Panasonic DVD-R recorder and the XBox 360 w/VGA cable that allows for 1080p upconversion) and so far all DVD's I've thrown on the 747i have shined depending on the quality of the movie and DVD transfer on the disc. Last weekend I saw two old 80's horror movies ("Happy Birthday To Me" and "From Beyond") that have recently been released on DVD, and for such old movies the 747i did an outstanding job making the picture look sharp and good. Not HD-DVD or Blu-ray good, but plenty watchable and clean. Any signal you feed the 747i will be upscaled by the Realta HQV to the panel's 1920x1080 resolution. The scaler on the Oppo is a good one (great reviews depending on model) but it's no Realta HQV. When the TV has a better signal scaler/de-interlacer than the DVD player let the TV do the work and just feed the 747i a good, clean 480i signal (either component or HDMI). The only reason I'd choose an Oppo over an HD-DVD or Blu-ray player (which double as upscaling DVD players) is that the Oppo accepts PAL and regular DVD's from other regions of the world besides the US's NTSC Region 1 signals.

dad1153

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Hey saylor, you are right about the back light in the corners. It's not clouds. It's the same thing I had with the 47" Vizio. Buying an Olevia on line is great if everything runs smooth and you get a good quality product. But if things don't run smooth then there is no help no where no how ....

WAH

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I've decided to keep my 747i. I'm calling the delivery company tomorrow to refuse delivery of the replacement . I've been in contact with these guys and they will contact the shipping company and it will be sent back to Olevia. I can live with the not powering up random problem and the dust behind the glass. That can be cleaned by a tech later at some point. Don't want to risk having a worse problem like dead pixels. Plus these replacement sets seem to be from the first or second batch from dec. 06'. This would be my third set too! They sent me a new firmware that may or may not help with the power on problem. I'm guessing but it may be the power invertor.
My tv is wall mounted and even though the del. guys will help with taking the old one down and putting up the replacement, it's still a hassle. I may have more problems worse than what I have now. It would've been nice if I could keep the current set for a week in the box and be able to check the replacement.

ricsam1

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

How are you Olevia 7 series owners doing? Man, I envy your Silicon Optix Realta video processors, wish mine had one.

EscapeVelocity

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

So i'm guessing by the lack of response no one has a clue when the 742i is coming out?

Jmd86Sbd

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I got an e-mail from a syntaxbrillian rep with a tech support number. I called and was told I needed to rent a cable box. Also told me they do not take returns. Does anyone need a really really really nice boat anchor?

Woe is me!

Syntax-brillian e-mailed again and said that they don't do returns but they do exchanges.
Do all of these T.V.'s have a lip sync issue? Is there anyone out there that does not have a lip-sync issue that is NOT using a home entertainment system and / or cable box .... just the coax from the wall to the T.V.? Or am I expecting to much from this T.V.?
Friends and family have really been impressed with this T.V. ..... untill I turn it on. Then they ask "What the hell is an O.L.E.V.I.A.?" I reply with "It seemed like a good idea at the time!" Or "Hind sight is 20-20." Or "How much will you give me for it?" Or "I'll make ya a deal."

WAH

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by EscapeVelocity
How are you Olevia 7 series owners doing?

dad1153

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by WAH
I got an e-mail from a syntaxbrillian rep with a tech support number. I called and was told I needed to rent a cable box. Also told me they do not take returns. Does anyone need a really really really nice boat anchor?

Woe is me!

Syntax-brillian e-mailed again and said that they don't do returns but they do exchanges.
Do all of these T.V.'s have a lip sync issue? Is there anyone out there that does not have a lip-sync issue that is NOT using a home entertainment system and / or cable box .... just the coax from the wall to the T.V.? Or am I expecting to much from this T.V.?
Friends and family have really been impressed with this T.V. ..... untill I turn it on. Then they ask "What the hell is an O.L.E.V.I.A.?" I reply with "It seemed like a good idea at the time!" Or "Hind sight is 20-20." Or "How much will you give me for it?" Or "I'll make ya a deal."
Hi WAH ... Well sorry to hear the bad news. I wish that I would have just stuck with my cloudy xbr2 ... Someone else earlier on in the forum returned a 747i and got there money back. Hmmm I forget who it was. I will be on my third 747i starting this Friday or maybe tomorrow not sure yet. If the 747i does not work, I will for sure be getting a refund. All I can say is don't let them tell you whats gonna happen. Demand my friend.

saylor

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I've had my replacement TV that they sent me since monday. This new one still has lip sync issues (like my first one), but I have not yet had the power on issue.

The lip sync issues happen on more than just the coax connections. I've had it happen on the Component inputs as well (playing video's through my xbox with xbmc). I'm confused about why they think having a cable box would fix an issue with their sound processing (the tv still processes the sound no matter how you have it plugged in).

Is anyone who experiences lip sync issues able to avoid them by having sound go through an external receiver/speakers? For all the people who are not experiencing it, are you running the sound through an external source/audio system instead of using the tv's speakers?

btw, for anyone interested, it took a little over a month for me to get the replacement tv.

hazkal

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by hazkal
I've had my replacement TV that they sent me since monday. This new one still has lip sync issues (like my first one), but I have not yet had the power on issue.

The lip sync issues happen on more than just the coax connections. I've had it happen on the Component inputs as well (playing video's through my xbox with xbmc). I'm confused about why they think having a cable box would fix an issue with their sound processing (the tv still processes the sound no matter how you have it plugged in).

Is anyone who experiences lip sync issues able to avoid them by having sound go through an external receiver/speakers? For all the people who are not experiencing it, are you running the sound through an external source/audio system instead of using the tv's speakers?

btw, for anyone interested, it took a little over a month for me to get the replacement tv.
Hi Hazkal ...I will be receiving my third replacement tomorrow, I thought today but they called and were like ummm the driver doesn't want to deliver today. How professional I thought to myself.

I use the 747i speakers and there is lip sync ... Not as bad as my first 747i but still bad. I hope the third times a charm and there are no problems, but all I can do is wait.

saylor

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

so anyone??? 742i release date???

Jmd86Sbd

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

No one knows for sure ... Sorry bud. Olevia is ass backwards about alot of things, the release date on the 742i is one of them, followed by the side mount speaker kit being available ... IT'S NOT.

saylor

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by hazkal
I've had my replacement TV that they sent me since monday. This new one still has lip sync issues (like my first one), but I have not yet had the power on issue.

The lip sync issues happen on more than just the coax connections. I've had it happen on the Component inputs as well (playing video's through my xbox with xbmc). I'm confused about why they think having a cable box would fix an issue with their sound processing (the tv still processes the sound no matter how you have it plugged in).

Is anyone who experiences lip sync issues able to avoid them by having sound go through an external receiver/speakers? For all the people who are not experiencing it, are you running the sound through an external source/audio system instead of using the tv's speakers?

btw, for anyone interested, it took a little over a month for me to get the replacement tv.
The lip sync problem, while annoying, is not the end of the world. Refer to this earlier posting about a work around:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=1114

As stated, it seems like a software bug that should be fixed by Olevia with a firmware update.

-sfw

sfw

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Got my 747i back ... Same freaking problems.

1. Bands, Bands, and more Bands

2. Lip sync problems, worse than before

3. Speakers hang low on one side, considerably lower.

4. Smudges on inside of glass

5. I wasn't there to see them drop it off but my sister-in-law said that they were rough with it and even dropped it on the way up the stairs. When she said hey what are you doing, they responded with. "No hablas ingles".



I called to let them know what was going on and they put me on hold ... Finally someone came on (25 mins. later) and said we are now closed call back Monday ... I was like excuse me WTF.

I am requesting a refund Monday, and on to the 46in. xbr4

saylor

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I've had this set for over 3 months and have never once noticed any banding. I've never set a gray screen to hunt down any hint of banding, but since gray screens aren't part of my normal viewing I don't think it matters.

Occasionally, lip sync is noticable and then I simply fiddle with the adjustment for it. I haven't found any source to be less susceptible to it, though I've found my HD-DVD's are consistent whereas cable channels may vary. Perhaps the STB isn't sending the proper audio/video sync signals? I don't know the technical details.

I also have a few smudges on the inside corners of the glass, but well.. I don't care. I watch the screen not the glass.

Anyway, this is my last comment. I am unsubscribing from this thread, it seems to be full of whining bastards who are intent on constantly complaining over problems that they claim are horrible where I find them unnoticable. I'll go back to my 47 inches of Realta glory now. Cheers.

mrd999

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrd999
I've had this set for over 3 months and have never once noticed any banding. I've never set a gray screen to hunt down any hint of banding, but since gray screens aren't part of my normal viewing I don't think it matters.

Occasionally, lip sync is noticable and then I simply fiddle with the adjustment for it. I haven't found any source to be less susceptible to it, though I've found my HD-DVD's are consistent whereas cable channels may vary. Perhaps the STB isn't sending the proper audio/video sync signals? I don't know the technical details.

I also have a few smudges on the inside corners of the glass, but well.. I don't care. I watch the screen not the glass.

Anyway, this is my last comment. I am unsubscribing from this thread, it seems to be full of whining bastards who are intent on constantly complaining over problems that they claim are horrible where I find them unnoticable. I'll go back to my 47 inches of Realta glory now. Cheers.
Hey hole
You probably couldn't find banding if you were looking for it. Lip sync is only occasionally noticable when you have a slow processor between your ears. No problem. We understand. Don't make yourself a liar by posting again.
Stay away,

WAH

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrd999
I've had this set for over 3 months and have never once noticed any banding. I've never set a gray screen to hunt down any hint of banding, but since gray screens aren't part of my normal viewing I don't think it matters.

Occasionally, lip sync is noticable and then I simply fiddle with the adjustment for it. I haven't found any source to be less susceptible to it, though I've found my HD-DVD's are consistent whereas cable channels may vary. Perhaps the STB isn't sending the proper audio/video sync signals? I don't know the technical details.

I also have a few smudges on the inside corners of the glass, but well.. I don't care. I watch the screen not the glass.

Anyway, this is my last comment. I am unsubscribing from this thread, it seems to be full of whining bastards who are intent on constantly complaining over problems that they claim are horrible where I find them unnoticable. I'll go back to my 47 inches of Realta glory now. Cheers.

Hey buddy ... No need for the rude post. I don't stare at a gray screen to see banding. My banding is evident when the camera pans, when their is a lot of sky or water, or a even desert and the camera moves than "BAM" banding everywhere. I don't need to explain my self no more to you, so I won't but have fun with your 747i. I am glad it is working good for you.

Some of us don't like throwing away our money. We want to get what we paid for, and for the price I paid for the 747i ... I should get more than I paid for.

saylor

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

So sorry to hear that quite a few people in this thread have gotten lemon 747i units from Olevia. This and the old Mitsubishi thread (for the 1080p LT-46 and LT-37 models) had the fewest number of posters with units that disappointed their users. There's been a noticeable increase in complaints about banding, lip-synch, dirty glass and backlight leakage in the past few weeks and that's a shame. Other than some insignificant amount of light leakage on the bottom two corners of my 747i (which are easy to overlook once you get used to them) I have no complaints about my set. SD or HD, split-screen or stretched, DVD or HD-DVD, satellite or OTA, my 747i has given me nothing but joy and happiness since I bought it back in early March. I really hope you unlucky few that have gotten stuck with defective sets will be patient with Olevia and stick with your 747i's and not give on them so easy. When it works properly it still offers tremendous bang for the buck even without 120Hz, 1080p/24 and some rather lite blacks/contrast.

dad1153

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by WAH
Hey hole
You probably couldn't find banding if you were looking for it. Lip sync is only occasionally noticable when you have a slow processor between your ears. No problem. We understand. Don't make yourself a liar by posting again.
Stay away,
Well, at least he made a contribution to the topic, unlike you, a newbie did, with your retarded post...

T2k

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by dad1153
So sorry to hear that quite a few people in this thread have gotten lemon 747i units from Olevia. This and the old Mitsubishi thread (for the 1080p LT-46 and LT-37 models) had the fewest number of posters with units that disappointed their users. There's been a noticeable increase in complaints about banding, lip-synch, dirty glass and backlight leakage in the past few weeks and that's a shame. Other than some insignificant amount of light leakage on the bottom two corners of my 747i (which are easy to overlook once you get used to them) I have no complaints about my set. SD or HD, split-screen or stretched, DVD or HD-DVD, satellite or OTA, my 747i has given me nothing but joy and happiness since I bought it back in early March. I really hope you unlucky few that have gotten stuck with defective sets will be patient with Olevia and stick with your 747i's and not give on them so easy. When it works properly it still offers tremendous bang for the buck even without 120Hz, 1080p/24 and some rather lite blacks/contrast.
Hey, dad, how are you doing? Nice to see there are people out there happy with their 747i!

I kept postponing any TV purchase - I barely watch anything summertime, wife doesn't care about SD/HD etc - but I just called *that big, local but nationwide famous NYC retailer, you know, the one with only a single store, located here* and they are willing to do a price match for only $100 more (than that *famous and cheap online shop* )... that got me thinking... no waiting for shipping etc if anything goes wrong, I just bring it back and exchange for another one which I can even test in the store before I bring it home... hmmm...

T2k

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by saylor
Hey buddy ... No need for the rude post. I don't stare at a gray screen to see banding. My banding is evident when the camera pans, when their is a lot of sky or water, or a even desert and the camera moves than "BAM" banding everywhere. I don't need to explain my self no more to you, so I won't but have fun with your 747i. I am glad it is working good for you.

Some of us don't like throwing away our money. We want to get what we paid for, and for the price I paid for the 747i ... I should get more than I paid for.
Fully agreed, I don't think he was talking about you.

T2k

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by T2k
Well, at least he made a contribution to the topic, unlike you, a newbie did, with your retarded post...
We don't have a tab for reporting foul language to the moderators anymore so I improvised. A newbie vs a newbie doobie, and the difference is ??????? I am on the Official Olevia owners thread and I do own a 47"er and I'm keeping it! The good far outweigh the bad. Me being a newbie, I seemed to have overlooked your contribution ... which was ??????????????

Thankyaverymuch!

Quote:
Originally Posted by T2k
Fully agreed, I don't think he was talking about you.
Enlighten us!!!!!

WAH

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by WAH
We don't have a tab for reporting foul language to the moderators anymore so I improvised.
Ummm we DO have: it's the small triangle with an exclamation mark in it.

Quote:
A newbie vs a newbie doobie, and the difference is ??????? I am on the Official Olevia owners thread and I do own a 47"er and I'm keeping it! The good far outweigh the bad. Me being a newbie, I seemed to have overlooked your contribution ... which was ??????????????
Which one you have managed to miss out of the 1000+, the same way you also managed to miss the "Report Post" button...?
Just in THIS very thread I posted dozens you could read if you might actually would go back and read this thread first instead of posting a 3rd useless post after this...

Quote:
Thankyaverymuch!


Enlighten us!!!!!
About what should I enlighten you actually...?

T2k

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by T2k
Ummm we DO have: it's the small triangle with an exclamation mark in it.
You are good. Thanks, (FYI I didn't look that hard. It was more fun to improvise. But I will report it now!)Did you report it or did you jump on his bandwagon.

Quote:
Originally Posted by T2k
Which one you have managed to miss out of the 1000+, the same way you also managed to miss the "Report Post" button...?
Just in THIS very thread I posted dozens you could read if you might actually would go back and read this thread first instead of posting a 3rd useless post after this...
You are up to 1089 and you are ahead of me in useless post on this thread alone. I have read every post on this thread. You should have know that just like you know mrd999 was not talking about saylor. (Your ESP powers seem to be faltering)

Quote:
Originally Posted by T2k
About what should I enlighten you actually...?
It appears as though you and mrd999 are the only ones that know who the whining bastards are that he talked about. You don't think it was saylor. Who was it? You gots to pay more closer attention! Ain't this fun?

Later,
Gotta go to church now.

WAH

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by WAH
Gotta go to church now.
This country never stops surprising me.

T2k

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I'm still here and I will report that I am very happy with my 747i, its just like dad said "Other than some insignificant amount of light leakage on the bottom two corners of my 747i (which are easy to overlook once you get used to them) I have no complaints about my set. SD or HD, split-screen or stretched, DVD or HD-DVD, satellite or OTA, my 747i has given me nothing but joy and happiness" Couldn't of said it better....

Techaholic

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

So olevia is going to refund my 747i ... Finally !!!

This set has alot of potential, it truly does. But the set is not for me. The lip sync on my 747i (all three of them) was not tolerable. I felt like I was watching a Kung fu movie and my girlfriend was not having it.

The Banding was so bad on my sets, I guess I am very unlucky.

So Olevia said they would refund my 747i ... They are going to pick it up this week or next week, and it will take one/two weeks for refund. I am hoping it will only take one week, but they way there customer service has helped in this matter it might take two.

saylor

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by saylor
So olevia is going to refund my 747i ... Finally !!!

This set has alot of potential, it truly does. But the set is not for me. The lip sync on my 747i (all three of them) was not tolerable. I felt like I was watching a Kung fu movie and my girlfriend was not having it.

The Banding was so bad on my sets, I guess I am very unlucky.

So Olevia said they would refund my 747i ... They are going to pick it up this week or next week, and it will take one/two weeks for refund. I am hoping it will only take one week, but they way there customer service has helped in this matter it might take two.
Sorry to hear that saylor. Better luck with whatever HD mistress you end up now that you've sailed away from the Olevia 747i bed of Realta HQV love!

dad1153

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I've looked through most of the thread, but can't seem to find how well the HQV does on lower resolution video game systems.

I'm thinking about ditching my current Olevia (437v) for a 742i just for the HQV that's built in. That said, could some owners of the 747 or 742 comment on the following?

Are the following devices improved dramatically* by HQV?

* Wii (component)
* PS2 (component)
* XBOX (component)
* iPod (composite)

* Dramatically = Toshiba XA2 vs a regular DVD player on an HDTV

Also, are there delay issues with video games?

I already have a Toshiba XA2, so DVDs aren't that important to me since I already have the HQV processing.

Thanks very much!

colecovizion

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I know many (maybe most) of you bought the 747i sight-unseen, but I'd appreciate a chance to see it displaying SD and HD before buying (especially SD, as this is it's claim to fame).

Anyone in the Tulsa, OK area have one they'd be willing to show off to a prospective member of the cult ?

dlp755

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Where is the 742!!!!!!

cHeeseplz

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I have rarely posted on this forum, but have been an avid lurker as I have shopped for my first HDTV for over a year. I have enjoyed and appreciated the great resource that this forum is to neophites like me to learn and gather information.

I had decided that a 37" - 42" LCD would best suit my home and my needs.

I had come close to deciding on the Samsung 4061 when I stumbled upon this thread. To the best of my admittedly limited knowledge, Olevia was a "bargain brand" but I was very intrigued with the 7 Series; specifically the 742i.

A few of questions for those in the know:
Does anyone have any information about the release of the illusive 742i? I know this is the "million dollar question", but I can only put off this purchase so much longer (live in girlfriend loosing patience) and I really want to consider this set.

Why is the set so heavy? I know the glass adds some significant weight, but that does not account for the vast weight discrepancy over other comparably sized LCDs.

I read earlier on this thread that the glass pane covering the panel is removable. I am concerned about the glass panel for my living room setup will create a lot of glare on the screen, so I have a few questions in regards to the glass. Is removing the glass a reversible operation? Does the panel still look good with the glass removed or does it look unfinished? Is the picture effected by removing the glass? Is it safe for the panel to have the glass off? Does it effect the manufacturers warranty to remove the glass?

Thanks to anyone for answering my questions and being such a great resource of information!

Averylen

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Averylen, there's still no information about the 742i. The only thing we have to go by is last year's press infomation from Olevia that the 42" model would come out a few months after the 47" model. Best case scenario: the 42" is out in 2-3 months, but even that is pure educated guessing. If you're ready to buy now then don't count on the 742i to magically appear out of nowhere. The glass reflects when not turned on, but not as much as the 61/65F Sammy models. When the TV is on the reflection on the viewing portion of the screen is zilch or very minimal. The glass around the screen reflects, but again it's minimal because the attention is focused on the viewing area. The glass is removable but there's no snap-on, easy way to put it back or remove it. It's kind-of embedded into the casing of the TV. If you choose to remove the glass you'll have a hard time putting it back and making the 747i look like it did before.

Why is this puppy so much heavier (by almost half the weight) than similar-sized LCD's? Best guess is the build of the TV is made of heavy components so that it can suppot the weight of the glass. Also, you don't want a 37-42" TV, you want one size higher than the size you think you want. I was in the market for a year wanting a 40" LCD and ended up going with a 47". Guess what, now that I have a 47" I find myself wishing I had gone with a 52" size. Come in Averylen, the 47" waters are so soothing and tempting right now. The water's warm, jump in!

dad1153

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I will post tonight sorry, I have been watching a bunch of movies

saylor

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Averylen
I had decided that a 37" - 42" LCD would best suit my home and my needs.
If there is any way you can shoe-horn in the 47", do it. As time passes, you'll be happy you did. I wish that Olevia had a 52" or 55".

bcope01

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by bcope01
If there is any way you can shoe-horn in the 47", do it. As time passes, you'll be happy you did. I wish that Olevia had a 52" or 55".
Thanks for the feedback from you and dad1153. Keep it coming!

Alas, due to budget constraints and the LIGFF (Live In Girl Friend Factor) I can't go any higher than the 42".
She wanted the 32" and we decided on a 37" as a compromise, when I was first looking at a Sharp. When I decided on the Samsung, I told her we had to upsize to a 40" simply because Samsung doesn't make a 37". I could swing the 42" with the same argument with the Olevia (or just not tell her it's a 42", I doubt she'll measure ) but the 47" would really be pushing the issue.

I sent an e-mail to syntax-brillian/Olevia to see if I could get more information on the 742i release, but if it doesn't appear to be coming real soon, I might have to pull the trigger on the Samsung.
I'm sure I'll be happy with either (first HDTV) but it would be a shame, because I really like what I've been reading about the 7 Series.

Averylen

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Is this your fitst HDTV Averylen or do you guys still watch SD (which model regardless)? If its the latter then even a Samsung LCD will look OK because of the widening of your viewing area. Keep the SD TV around in case the SD of the Sammy is so putrid it makes you want to watch SD on a regular TV. That's what I've done even though my 747i is excellent at SD rendering on a 1920x1080 screen.

dad1153

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by dad1153
Is this your fitst HDTV Averylen or do you guys still watch SD (which model regardless)? If its the latter then even a Samsung LCD will look OK because of the widening of your viewing area. Keep the SD TV around in case the SD of the Sammy is so putrid it makes you want to watch SD on a regular TV. That's what I've done even though my 747i is excellent at SD rendering on a 1920x1080 screen.
It is my first HDTV so I can't really say how much of what we'll watch.

What I can say is that I expect we'll continue to watch a decent amount of SD and I am not going to be throwing away my DVD collection any time soon. That is one of the thing that I find very intriguing about the 7 series. The (apparent) superior handling of lower resolution formats (SD, DVD) vs the rest of the current crop of LCD HTDVs at a comperable pricepoint.

I don't want to continue to play of game of waiting and waiting for the next crop of LCDs, since there is always something better coming. But the 742i is supposed to be here soon.

Averylen

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Morning everyone ... I have some good news and some bad news

Good News: My 747i is wonderful, I had one stuck pixel but I ran a pixel unsticker and the problem is fixed. I love this TV !!!

Bad News: My camera took a crap on me last night when I turned it on So as far as the pictures go, you'll have to wait longer sorry.


saylor

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Good News: My 747i is wonderful, I had one stuck pixel but I ran a pixel unsticker and the problem is fixed. I love this TV !!!
Saylor, what pixel unsticker did you use?

leonoe

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by leonoe
Saylor, what pixel unsticker did you use?
Some online applet called (jscreenfix) it has its own website, jscreenfix.com

saylor

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by saylor
Good News: My 747i is wonderful, I had one stuck pixel but I ran a pixel unsticker and the problem is fixed. I love this TV !!!

Bad News: My camera took a crap on me last night when I turned it on So as far as the pictures go, you'll have to wait longer sorry.
We'll accept the lack of pictures (GRRRRRRR! ) if you launch on a lengthy written diatribe explaining to us why you like your 747i so much. Either that or we get pics from your TV 24/7/365 starting tomorrow and everyday until the 747i dies (i.e. 2015). Talk!

dad1153

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Does this set accept a 1080p24fps input and display at a multiple of 24fps?

If so, this could be perfect for me!

DasRaven

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

No it doesn't accept 1080p/24 (1080p/60 and 30 only). The good news is that it comes with a Realta HQV chip that performs flawless deinterlacing/3:2 cadence. If there's proper deinterlacing and/or 3:2 cadence performed then 1080p/24 is a luxury you can afford to skip. If 1080p/24 is important and a dealbreaker to you then move on, nothing to see here!

dad1153

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I emailed Olevia via their website regarding 742i availability, and got this reply:

>Thank you for your interest in our Olevia LCD TV. 747i is available now
>and we have them in stock. As for 742i, we will have this model
>available in the middle of June. Should you have any question, please
>feel free to let us know. Thanks.




>Bobby Chang
>Senior Special Project Manager
>Syntax-Brillian Corporation

>20480 E. Business Parkway
>City of Industry, CA 91789

>Direct: 909.859.8449
>Mobile: 626.705.2074
>fax: 909-859-8941

>NASDAQ: BRLC


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doctor_random

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

T minus 2 and counting, new set should be here Thursday.

Techaholic

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by dad1153
No it doesn't accept 1080p/24 (1080p/60 and 30 only). ... If 1080p/24 is important and a dealbreaker to you then move on, nothing to see here!
No not a dealbreaker, but definitely a nice to have where possible for native transfer HDDVD and BD players.

The Perfect Vision's review suggested this capability, but no other sources said anything on the matter, so I figured I'd check with the motherbrain before deciding.

DasRaven

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by doctor_random
I emailed Olevia via their website regarding 742i availability, and got this reply:

>Thank you for your interest in our Olevia LCD TV. 747i is available now
>and we have them in stock. As for 742i, we will have this model
>available in the middle of June. Should you have any question, please
>feel free to let us know. Thanks.
That's good to hear. I was starting to fear that they were going to pull a Sharp on us and cancel the 42 inch model.

Crash_7

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Techaholic
T minus 2 and counting, new set should be here Thursday.
Congratulations, your kids will respect and talk to you again!

Do you think having a 52" set for a few days will spoil you and make your 747i look smallish when its hung from the same place the Sammy 5265 was hangin'?

dad1153

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

FROM OLEVIA ALSO ON 4-24-07

The information that I have indicates that the 742i should be shipping to your area in June. Syntax-Brillian uses a distributor in the Washington, DC area that services the Philly/Trenton, NJ market. You can contact the distributor to be referred to a local dealer. Best contact is:
Locus Marketing ,,,,Eric Gagnier

pickacrd

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I can compensate for it, as I can move the screen closer to the sitting position. From 8' or so the 47" is large enough, but as you get further away, the the larger screen comes into its own. So I'm ready to live with my 47" set until Olevia brings out a new larger model

My new set is being delivered today at 3-4pm EST....

Techaholic

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Techaholic
I can compensate for it, as I can move the screen closer to the sitting position. From 8' or so the 47" is large enough, but as you get further away, the the larger screen comes into its own. So I'm ready to live with my 47" set until Olevia brings out a new larger model

My new set is being delivered today at 3-4pm EST....

Sweet! Where did you order this one from?
Can't wait to hear your 2nd review of this set!

GuyB

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by pickacrd
FROM OLEVIA ALSO ON 4-24-07

The information that I have indicates that the 742i should be shipping to your area in June. Syntax-Brillian uses a distributor in the Washington, DC area that services the Philly/Trenton, NJ market. You can contact the distributor to be referred to a local dealer. Best contact is:
Locus Marketing ,,,,Eric Gagnier
Provantage is saying they have 13 742i's in stock now. The only problem is that they are selling them for almost the same price that buy com is sellling the 747's, only 50 dollars less. I don't need the 47 for my bedroom but I'd rather pay 50 more and get it. Does anyone know who else will be carrying the 742?

tvprof

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Hi guys,

Glad to see this thread is growing! Just got the new TV a week ago and I must say the image quality is better than my 720p RPTV (especially SD). Yesterday it started to make a high-pitched humming sound and it was quite noticeable. I was wondering if anyone encountered similar thing? I am guessing one of the transformers might be going bad...

Tim

timho

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Ok just spent several hours moving all my stuff and the new 747 to a new Black metal & glass stand. Anyway while the set was scanning for over the air channels I can say that this one has no EGGS or bright edges that i have noticed so far....

Techaholic

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Techaholic
Ok just spent several hours moving all my stuff and the new 747 to a new Black metal & glass stand. Anyway while the set was scanning for over the air channels I can say that this one has no EGGS or bright edges that i have noticed so far....
pix please!!!!!!!

markom911

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by timho
Just got the new TV a week ago and I must say the image quality is better than my 720p RPTV (especially SD). Yesterday it started to make a high-pitched humming sound and it was quite noticeable. I was wondering if anyone encountered similar thing? I am guessing one of the transformers might be going bad...
First I've ever heard of a 747i making noise. Is the TV plugged to the wall or a power distributor? It isn't normal for a 747i to have a buzzing noise of any kind, so either you've got a defective set or you're Sylar from "Heroes" and have super-hearing abilities.

dad1153

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

So now that the set has warmed up, I see no EGGS, but there is a bright corner bottom left which is only visible at night when there are side bars or a blank no input screen (it amuses me that Sony and Sharp turn the back lights off now when there is no input, to try and stop folks looking for Clouds and such like), overall the set is as before, great SD amazing HD and no black crush. The 1:1 and PIP are awesome. The 747 definitely has less glare than the Sammy 5265, even with the glass front they really have done a great job, even better than those Elite plasmas with regard to reflection. Also the speakers on this set are also the best I have heard on the sets I have tested. Lip sync, yes this set has lip sync also another thing I didn't find on the Sammy. So I am well pleased and feel at home with this set, the only thing that could faze me now is if Olevia upped this model with a higher contrast ratio, 120hz refresh rate and a bigger size.

Techaholic

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Techaholic
............. Lip sync, yes this set has lip sync ...........
NO WAY! Maybe it's your ears .... or eyes ....... When is the last time you had a check up? Jus' Kiddin'
The MAIN reason (there were many) I got rid of the Vizio was lip sync (not from a weak signal). This is the 1st post I have seen about lip sync on the Olevia. Were there others and I just missed them?

WAH

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by tvprof
Provantage is saying they have 13 742i's in stock now. The only problem is that they are selling them for almost the same price that buy com is sellling the 747's, only 50 dollars less. I don't need the 47 for my bedroom but I'd rather pay 50 more and get it. Does anyone know who else will be carrying the 742?
They don't have the 742i. They have the 747i and they've mislabled it as 742i.

Pete

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by WAH
NO WAY! Maybe it's your ears .... or eyes ....... When is the last time you had a check up? Jus' Kiddin'
The MAIN reason (there were many) I got rid of the Vizio was lip sync (not from a weak signal). This is the 1st post I have seen about lip sync on the Olevia. Were there others and I just missed them?
Actually this set has ton's of bells and whistles to tune, I tend to leave it alone as the 6500K is pre calabrated, and the no numbered sliders are a real bummer, as you cannot easily get back to old setting due to this fact. I hope this gets fixed with a firmware upgrade.

Techaholic

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I don't have the 747i, but after going through a 542i and KDS-50A2020 I'm thinking about it. It's either that or I wait for the new sets and see what's available. Only problem with that is I'll miss all these great prices on TV's being cleared out.

Yukon Trooper

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I don't want to sound like a 747 groupie, but I agree about the eggs. I was probably more freaked out than anyone about the eggs when I first got my set (they were VERY pronounced and I was very vocal about them in my posts here when I first saw them). They have completely disappeared. They were obvious and pronounced when I first received my set and they scared me at first but they have faded completely. The faint corner bleed is still apparent (only on a completely black screen) but isn't noticeable during viewing.

Hell, pass the cool aid.

Thud2

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I think the .1 in 5.1 refers to Center front output, to get 3.1 you would need Right front, Left front, Center and Subwoofer outputs. To get 5.1 out you would need Right front, Left front, Right rear, Left rear, Center and Subwoofer outputs. The 747i only has Right, Left and Sub outputs. 5.1 speaker output from the set would be interpolated (Surround Sound). You could only get 5.1 or 7.1 from a DVD player or set top box with audio direct to speakers and video direct to the monitor from the player or box.

Thud2

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Do all these sets have eggs?

Yukon Trooper

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Most. Some 747i owners report having no eggs but I think they're HD noobs whose eyes are not trained to see them. Regardless, the eggs go away after a few days of steady use. Nobody has reported still having eggs weeks/months after getting the set. Light bleed in corners on the other hand...

dad1153

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

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Originally Posted by Joewho5
Target.com has the best deal.. It's $83.00 less than I paid less than two weeks ago..
As of today, Target has the best price and free shipping. Plus using a 10% off coupon code that can be found on google will take $180 off.

Happy Turkey Day!

N8YWF

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Target.com has the best deal.. It's $83.00 less than I paid less than two weeks ago..

Joewho5

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

For studio-quality, high-definition TV, the 47-inch Olevia 747i delivers a simply stunning HDTV experience for home or commercial applications. Engineered to display the richest, most vibrant images, the Olevia 747i LCD HDTV features the industry’s most advanced SiliconOptix Realta Hollywood Quality Video (HQV™) processor powered by Teranex technology. It offers dual combo ATSC/NTSC tuners, a super-wide 178-degree viewing angle, 1600:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, and fast response time. With dual HDMI connectivity and three component inputs, the Olevia 747i delivers it all— high-definition digital TV and widescreen movies (up to 1080p native resolution), standard analog TV, action sports, video games, and home videos — with stunningly crisp, vibrant imagery and realistic, immersive sound. This 47-inch HDTV can even double as a presentation display with support for PC resolutions up to 1920x1080 through HDMI and VGA. The 747i’s interchangeable (side or bottom) mounted speakers1complement its D2Audio DAE-1 (Digital Audio Engine™) intelligent digital amplifier and SoundSuite™ audio enhancement software. The result? Theater-quality audio and an exceptional entertainment experience — all thanks to Olevia.Olevia 7 Series - Premium Video & Audio QualityThe 747i is one of the Olevia 7 Series LCD HDTVs designed expressly to deliver breakthrough performance and top quality. Vibrant images, powerful dual combo tuner technology for viewing two HD stations simultaneously, and built-in RS-232 control for connection with entertainment systems and media centers make the Olevia 7 Series ideal for virtually any content and any environment. And, as with all Olevia 3, 5 and 7 Series TVs, the 747i featuresirector’s Image™ — calibrated 6500K color and a full range of brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness and mode controls available to tune image quality. Big Picture Technology™ — advanced technology displays up to 37% more of analog images and 11% more of digital broadcast images, without distortion.User Friendly On-Screen Display — scrolling icon wheel simplifies use and features preset video and lighting modes for different environments and content types.Firmware upgradeable via USB — the latest software updates and quality improvements available from the Olevia website, easily uploadable to your TV through its USB port.OleviaCare™ — live, in-house technical and customer support personnel assure a total quality experience — every time

Joewho5

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Olevia.com is more often worthless than not... both panels are 1080p, there's no interlaced LCD panel, period.

T2k

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

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Originally Posted by citizenpaul
The planning is almost complete and Friday the 747i is getting mounted. My current dilemma is whether to center it between two windows (where it will look the best) or off-set it 8" in one direction so I can hit two studs with the Monoprice tilt and swivel wall mount bracket. The weight of this thing is pretty scary and having most of the weight on just one stud makes me nervous. Thoughts from those of you that have gone through this would be appreciated.

Also, off topic. Since I can't talk specific figures I'll just tell this story in generalities: I bought my 747i from target.com 11 days ago and happened to see that they are currently offering it for less then I paid. I called them up hoping they had a price adjustment policy and sure enough they do. If the price drops within two weeks of purchase they will refund the difference. Turns out lots of stores have this policy so keep this in mind as you do your holiday shopping.
Here's how you mount a towel rack in a rental (for heavy hands, not heavy towels.) You cut open the sheet rock and put in a 2x4 between the studs, patch, texture and paint.

So how could a mount rated at ~180lbs not mount on 16" studs AND not let you adjust it's position? I do not know much about mounts, (just heavy stuff.) Here's my first search: http://store.videomountstore.com/unplflmo.html

wtr_wkr

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I have rarely posted on this forum, but have been an avid lurker as I have shopped for my first HDTV for over a year. I have enjoyed and appreciated the great resource that this forum is to neophites like me to learn and gather information.

I had decided that a 37" - 42" LCD would best suit my home and my needs.

I had come close to deciding on the Samsung 4061 when I stumbled upon this thread. To the best of my admittedly limited knowledge, Olevia was a "bargain brand" but I was very intrigued with the 7 Series; specifically the 742i.

A few of questions for those in the know:
Does anyone have any information about the release of the illusive 742i? I know this is the "million dollar question", but I can only put off this purchase so much longer (live in girlfriend loosing patience) and I really want to consider this set.

Why is the set so heavy? I know the glass adds some significant weight, but that does not account for the vast weight discrepancy over other comparably sized LCDs.

I read earlier on this thread that the glass pane covering the panel is removable. I am concerned about the glass panel for my living room setup will create a lot of glare on the screen, so I have a few questions in regards to the glass. Is removing the glass a reversible operation? Does the panel still look good with the glass removed or does it look unfinished? Is the picture effected by removing the glass? Is it safe for the panel to have the glass off? Does it effect the manufacturers warranty to remove the glass?

Thanks to anyone for answering my questions and being such a great resource of information!

Averylen

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Hello gang. The time has come to finally start off the Official Olevia 7-series owners thread. I picked up the 747i yesterday. (net reviews and info can be found here http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&page=61&pp=30 ) It was supposed to be delivered to my company friday but the logistic trucking company recieved it late and rather than wait for them to deliver it sometime next week I just went and picked it up.
This badboy is supposed to be already 100% perfectly caibrated in every aspect of the box and there's no disappointment there.No ther brand(sony,sharp,samsung,westy,etc; ) offer this. In a nutshell, this set is freakin' amazing! A few of the net reviews state it's like looking out a window and they wernt lying.Everything from color accuracy/vividness to grayscale tracking is right on par it seems though maybe slightly off.Simply incredible.This is the best i've seen for any lcdtv
So let's get down to the nitty-gritty........
First, my relevent equipment specs info:
-Dvd player:Sony DVP-NC75H 1080i upconvert player.
-Cable source: DirecTV/HD reciever model H20 set to 1080i w/ 5LNB dish.
-Mounting method: Stand/tabletop.

Resolution Quality and Detail _A+: Stunning.
-DVD movies:Everything I threw at it from Terminator2:Extreme dvd(digitally remastered from 1080p source) to StarWars:ESB to BladeRunnerC were simply incredible.I have never seen nor noticed this much crispness & clarity in movies.Watching SW:ESB, I was floored by the accurate subtle variation of whites in the Hoth scenes.The reviews state the black level not handling well in space scenes but could have fooled me.The opening of the movie,asteroid field chase,etc; looked damn fine black to me with the stars/ships detail standing out very well.Though I do admit in some scenes the shadow detail was mediocre but that's minor in my book.
-HD Satellite: Channels like Discovery HD and UHD were also stunning with very intricate detail processing from animal hairs to details in eyes to the individual flailing grass in the sahara backdrop.SD pq seems nicely improved but far from near-hd quality which is understandable.Doesnt matter how well your vp is, everything comes down to source feed quality.However, the realta vp does a great job filtering out 90% of block noise & adding I'd say 20-30% re-interlaced detail to sd content.



Overall, content from either source looks almost damn close to 1080p quality.In fact, almost 3-dimensional.From scenes with heavy rain blowing to smoke drifting, almost looks like a seperate 3d layer on the screen...floored me.All this most likely thanks to the Silicon-Optix HQV processor and 1:1 pixel mapping.
Grayscale Tracking _A+: Excellent.


Color Accuracy/Vividness _A+: This is processed so well one would have a hard time determining if the set was a plasma or lcd.Definitely a huge step up from my now sold Olevia LT42HVI.Not that the set wasnt great,just the color lacked punch.Color reproduction is incredibly accurate w/ totally natural(non-over-exaggerated) skintones, lush & vivid green with sweet detail seperation whether it be a heavy foilaged scene or yoda,blues are excellent as well from detailed skies to underwater scenes with no banding whatsoever.Just goergous.


Video Processing _A++: The Silicon-Optix Realta HQV is truly the top badboy on the block.Imo,Sony XBR aint got nuthin' on this.Noise-Reduction doesnt seem to negatively affect pq no matter what setting or aspect setting though I've found this to not be needed so far so I leave it off.As far as de-interlacing and pixel based scaling,this is the best I've ever seen and I've owned a few LcdTvs plus work in manufacturing.Syntax made a wise decision using this puppy for thier 7's.


Black Level _C+ Imo, good for a lcd but still relatively high.Though to me, it doesnt seem as high compared to a couple of net reviews.While watching letterbox content like SW:ESB and Blade Runner the black bars seem to fall in nicely with image content.I don't notice any grayish standout.Though I'm running with lighting mode set to Dark-Room.Really dark scenes like from movies Dark City and Blade Runner seem to to lack in detail to a minor extent but to me this is very forgiving compared to all the previous outstanding aspects of this set.


Shadow Detail _B- Hmmm, this is a tough call since this generally would coincide with Black Level but here goes anyway.Seems pretty good generally but if very dark scenes can be a bit ummm blotchy.Not sure if this is due to the staellite source feed and the 1080i upconvert of my dvd player.Again, minor to me since this can only be evident in really dark scenes.



My Overall performance rating _A-: Superb image quality w/ excellent color/detail though Black Level is moderately high and Shadow Detail can be lacking.Like looking out a window!



Model contruction quality _A-: The tv itself screams high quality except with one minor peeve I have. Turns out Syntax opted for a heavy durable 'plastic' black base/stand this time around versus the heavy steel one the LT42HVI has.Maybe they viewed this as an opportunity to cut manuf. costs since most people these days mount thier tvs on a wall.This is disappointing though since I don't wall mount.Don't get me wrong it looks nice but I'd much rather have a steel base especially since this puppy is so heavy. Aside from that, a solid hq product.


Glass/Anti-Reflective Coating _A++: Wow.When Syntax stated they were substantially upgrading thier AR coating for thier next line of lcds they wernt lying.The AR on this badboy is 10x better than with thier previous models,more specificly the LT42HVI.Whether I have the room moderatly illuminated at night or curtains open during the day with sunlight coming through(my setup faces my windows) the AR does a great job.I have noticed absolutely no glare and if any depending on angle it is extremly minor.Mad props to Syntax for this achievment.


User Interface/MenuWheel _B- Overall, a very cool aproach but navigating it can be confusing.Seems they used reverse psychology.......red box around setting means on and green means off,strange.Navigating the multi-level sub-menus is confusing at first too but after getting familair with things it's no big deal.Just a bit of a learning curve.As far as the adjustment bars for Brightness,Sharpness,etc;........there is no number scale wtf.Turns out Sony holds the patent(among many) for numbers adjustment bars so rather than Syntax having to pay a royalty to those Sony sob's they left it out.I still don't see why they could not use some other values scheme instead like notches,letters,etc; Oh well, can't have everything.


Panel/Backlight Quality _B-
-Panel: Not sure if this is still LG but Syntax rep. stated that they went with 60% more expensive panels for the 7-series versus the 2/3/5 series'. Seems pretty good from what I can tell.
-Backlight: Uneven bleeding in corners which brings me to the unfortunate main negative of this set.........

There seems to be quite a bit backlight bleeding/cloudiness from all 4 corners plus on each half of the screen, equal distance it seems, there is evidence of a large oval/egg-shaped clouded imprint bleeding.Almost seem like pressed imprints.Not fully evident viewing in front of the tv but go stand-up off-angle and they look like eggs.Now this is only noticable against a black screen like movie credits and no-source screen but it's still disappointing.Watching normal content it cannot be detected, unless an extremely dark scene.Even though 98% of the aspects of this set are outstanding, this is just totally unacceptable to me. Yes, most of you may argue this is minor but for my hard earned money to me it is not.I'm contacting Syntax this week to have them send me an instant replacement fresh off the press and no way in hell am I shipping this first only to be without a tv again.They better send me a new one first then take this one back...I hope.In the meantime,I'm going to enjoy this badboy for all it's worth.




Overall, aside from the backlight/imprint issue this set is stunning.
Anyway, that about wraps up my hands-on user review for you guys.I hope it was found informative.

P.S. -I'll post some pics when I get a hold of a good digicam.


~S!TH

S!TH!NAT0R

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Thanks for providing the first honest-to-goodness hands-on test from a civilian for these bad boys S!TH. It's too bad that even the all-mighty Olevia 7 line seems impervious to the ongoing epidemic of flaws afflicting all LCD's (Sharp banding, Sony clouds, etc.). Couple of personal questions since I'm interested in this set:

1.- Does the HQV Realta perform any visible (as in $1,000+ premium) difference on SD material vs. conventional LCD's? Most of my viewing consists of SD TV, SD DVD's and SD videogames (pre-Xbox/PS2/GC sysyems). Can the Realta chip help or is it only good at smoothing the edges of HD material?

3.- Any chance to check the 747i's Picture-in-Picture capabilities with multiple sources? There's very little documentation of whether other sources besides TV signals from tuners can be split. Are there multiple sizes for the PIP or just a set size? Only the Mitsubishi, Toshiba and Samsung 1080p LCD's have PIP features but their SD performance is underwhelming at best.

3.- You keep comparing the performance of this 47" LCD to a 42" 720 Olevia LCD you owned. What other LCD's besides the 42" Olevia have you owned/seen for you to base your camparisons on the 747i's performance?

4.- What other 1080p LCD besides the 747i could you compare this set in bang-for-the-buck 1080p performance? In other words, if I can't see or buy a 747i, which of the current Sharp/Sony/Samsung/Mitsubishi/Toshiba/etc. 1080p LCD's would you compare the Olevia with?

5.- Just how heavy is this sucker, and why? If the base is plastic then what is it about the set that makes it weight as much as a bulky CRT from years past?

6.- Does the 747i offer any ways to stretch 4:3 SD material to fill the screen that doesn't deform the picture so it ends up looking like "fat" people?

I'd ask how the 747i performs with videogames (all kinds, old and new), HD-DVD or Blu-ray but I think you would have mentioned that already in your initial reviews. Thanks for answering and enjoy your "flawed" 747i until a (hopefully) better replacement arrives. Curious, where did you get this TV from and how much did you pay for it (without really saying because rules says you can't... wink, wink)?

dad1153

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

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1.- Does the HQV Realta perform any visible (as in $1,000+ premium) difference on SD material vs. conventional LCD's? Most of my viewing consists of SD TV, SD DVD's and SD videogames (pre-Xbox/PS2/GC sysyems). Can the Realta chip help or is it only good at smoothing the edges of HD material?
_The Realta HQV cleans up a bit of crap from SD broadcasts like block noise and jaggies.Does it turn water into wine?no.But it does turn murky well water into filtered bottled water. Mostly depends on broadcast/source quality mang. As far as sd dvd and games the Realta HQV comes very close to the look of a high-definition source in depth, detail, and color.

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3.- Any chance to check the 747i's Picture-in-Picture capabilities with multiple sources? There's very little documentation of whether other sources besides TV signals from tuners can be split. Are there multiple sizes for the PIP or just a set size? Only the Mitsubishi, Toshiba and Samsung 1080p LCD's have PIP features but their SD performance is underwhelming at best.
Thanks, I knew I forgot something in the initial review.
_The PIP capabilities on this badboy are fantastic.It can handle PIP plus cross-swap from any two sources.Infact, I'm pretty sure this is the first set out there which can do PIP from 2 HDMI sources.HDMI & HDMI,Component & HDMI,VGA & HDMI,etc; 3 modes of PIP are available: vertical split screen,standard pip with source swap, and channel surfing mode for if one recieves over the air hd....one main channel & several sub channels surrounding in a reverse-L configuration.Really sweet stuff.

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3.- You keep comparing the performance of this 47" LCD to a 42" 720 Olevia LCD you owned. What other LCD's besides the 42" Olevia have you owned/seen for you to base your camparisons on the 747i's performance?
_Aside from the kept LT42HVI, in the past I've purchased a 3rd gen Sammy & returned it....twice due to extremely poor blacks & seemingly green/blue color defect, a Sony 37" XBR1 & returned it due to severe backlight bleed and pisspoor deinterlacing, and a Zenith 1st gen Dlp which I actually rented for a week then returned it back to ripoff rent-a-center due to blotchiness/detail sucked.What was I thinking?...I hate any projection plus thier rental rates plan was ludicrous!

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4.- What other 1080p LCD besides the 747i could you compare this set in bang-for-the-buck 1080p performance? In other words, if I can't see or buy a 747i, which of the current Sharp/Sony/Samsung/Mitsubishi/Toshiba/etc. 1080p LCD's would you compare the Olevia with?
Hmmmm,tough.I'm no expert but Imo.... I wouldnt touch a problematic Samsung or Toshiba with a 20ft cable extension.Sharp= good but way overpriced/overrated.Same goes for Sony but the last rev XBR2's look pretty darn good plus the closest imh yur gonna come to Realta HQV processor quality would be Bravia2/3 engine.As far as overall top quality package though for roughly $3k range I would say current Mitsubishi.

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5.- Just how heavy is this sucker, and why? If the base is plastic then what is it about the set that makes it weight as much as a bulky CRT from years past?
_Approx. 143Lbs. The thick frontal sheet of glass. Thats still light compared to my old 500lb. 36" RCA CRT I still need to get down from 3rd floor to alley.

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6.- Does the 747i offer any ways to stretch 4:3 SD material to fill the screen that doesn't deform the picture so it ends up looking like "fat" people?
Sure does, it's called crop. Seriously, to properly maintain accurate ratio crop is the only way no matter how good the hardware.You can't put a square peg into a round hole & expect it to fit perfectly.



I also failed to mention the remote is top notch this time around too.Universal & backlit...weeeeee.

Just a pic I dug up....

S!TH!NAT0R

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

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Originally Posted by S!TH!NAT0R
_The PIP capabilities on this badboy are fantastic.It can handle PIP plus cross-swap from any two sources.Infact, I'm pretty sure this is the first set out there which can do PIP from 2 HDMI sources.HDMI & HDMI,Component & HDMI,VGA & HDMI,etc; 3 modes of PIP are available: vertical split screen,standard pip with source swap, and channel surfing mode for if one recieves over the air hd....one main channel & several sub channels surrounding in a reverse-L configuration.Really sweet stuff.
Can you do an audio swap with one button push (ala Mitsubishi LT-46131/46231) to switch audio between two PIP windows? Or do I have to go into a menu to do this audio swap between PIP windows (assuming the set offers this feature)?

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...the last rev XBR2's look pretty darn good plus the closest imh yur gonna come to Realta HQV processor quality would be Bravia2/3 engine.As far as overall top quality package though for roughly $3k range I would say current Mitsubishi.
Would you be happy with a Mitsu as a replacement to your 747i or does the 747i beat the Mitsu's overall package?

Now that I've seen your pic I'm reminded that the Olevia 7 line packs some bad-ass speakers built-in (important for people like me that don't want to hook up surround systems to our apartment walls). How good/bad are those speakers? Any mention in the manual whether the TV can be lowered from its attached pedestal if the speakers are removed from the bottom to be attached on the sides with the (overpriced) conversion kit Olevia sells?

And is that "The Perfect Storm" on your 747i? What's the source? I don't see the light bleeding you mentioned earlier on your review. Does the room have to be dark to see the light bleed? Thanks again for your informative hands-on reports. More pictures please!

dad1153

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

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Originally Posted by dad1153
Can you do an audio swap with one button push (ala Mitsubishi LT-46131/46231) to switch audio between two PIP windows? Or do I have to go into a menu to do this audio swap between PIP windows (assuming the set offers this feature)?
Hmmm, very good question.I go thru my Sony av reciever for everything so I just hotkey the source switch on my remote.Let me check....it seems when in pip mode or split-screen you can hotkey swap/designate as main source and the audio(if your using the tv speakers) switches accordingly.
Some things I failed to mention in regard to pip.You can also set pip position, horiz/vert size,swap at will, and same goes for split screen.Very customizable.
-Here's some snaps straight from the cd manual...






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Originally Posted by dad1153
Would you be happy with a Mitsu as a replacement to your 747i or does the 747i beat the Mitsu's overall package?
Once I have my mind set on something I stick with it.The set is phenomenol plus I love the elegant look with the 7's as I did with the LT42HVI.Fits right in perfectly with my living room/home-theater setup/scheme Imho, Sonys and Sharps are freakin' ugly.

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Now that I've seen your pic I'm reminded that the Olevia 7 line packs some bad-ass speakers built-in (important for people like me that don't want to hook up surround systems to our apartment walls). How good/bad are those speakers? Any mention in the manual whether the TV can be lowered from its attached pedestal if the speakers are removed from the bottom to be attached on the sides with the (overpriced) conversion kit Olevia sells?
Yes, if speakers are side-mounted there are 3-levels hieght adjustment.The tv speakers are indeed top-notch.I explored the audio menus/sub-menus and they are pretty elaborate.A couple excerps from the cd manual....



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Originally Posted by dad1153
And is that "The Perfect Storm" on your 747i? What's the source? I don't see the light bleeding you mentioned earlier on your review. Does the room have to be dark to see the light bleed? Thanks again for your informative hands-on reports. More pictures please!
That's not my pic actually.Just somethin' I dug up on the net somewhere. Sorry.

S!TH!NAT0R

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

Thanks S!TH. That barrel/wheel interface looks like a pain in the ass to deal with, although it will be worth it if the HDTV is half as good as you're making it out to be. I'm a PIP whore and those PIP options are making my mouth water...

dad1153

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

I have got to have my PIP also. You know S!TH .... the backlight disappears after a few days on the 47" Vizio .... so maybe ....... it could happen!!!
My 2 week old 47" Vizio is going back and right now this is my no. one choice for a replacement. Keep us posted on the customer service for the swap. Thanks for a great review!

A Holley

WAH

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

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Originally Posted by WAH
I have got to have my PIP also. You know S!TH .... the backlight disappears after a few days on the 47" Vizio .... so maybe ....... it could happen!!!
My 2 week old 47" Vizio is going back and right now this is my no. one choice for a replacement. Keep us posted on the customer service for the swap. Thanks for a great review!

A Holley
I was thinking it could have been the other side of the glass panel itself.You know, like when you clean a glass coffee table and just can't seem to get rid of that foggy residue on the other side?...especially the hand imprints.That's kinda like it resembles. But it's gone when the tvs off so that's out of the question. We'll see over the next week.If it dissipates then great,if not then as much of a pita it will be I'm havin' this one replaced.
This most likely is 1 of the initial batches of 747's produced solely to regional specialists and reviewers so perhaps I assume this isnt the norm.Especially since the 7-series is Syntax's flagship baby.They have ramped up production and a rep told me they will be shipping a new wave this time for the consumer to general retailers over the next week or two.So I'm going to request I get a replacement from the 2nd wave straight off the press.All that aside, I'm still freakin' wowed by this badmofo.

S!TH!NAT0R

~Official Olevia 747i 742i owners thread

This is certainly a step in the right direction. Right now, we have many relatively good LCD panels out in the market with relatively poor video processing. With the 747, Syntax has a relatively mediocre panel with superior video processing.

I'll be interested to see what other forum members have to say, i.e. does the superior video processing in this display make up for the relative mediocre contrast and color performance of the glass.

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