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Question Official Olevia 537H 437V 237V Thread ( AVS Forum LCD Flat Panel Displays )
Updated: 2008-06-14 06:11:07 (5639)
Official Olevia 537H 437V 237V Thread

So many new people are going to be receiving (or already have) the 537H, 237V or 437V after the Thanksgiving/Black Friday sales. These models are somewhat similar so I'd like to put them all up for discussion here.

Please post your impressions, settings, problems, tips, and tweaks here.
Please remember there is NO price talk aloud on this forum.

Thanks,
Sam

P.S. If you find any errors with the information here, please PM me or post.
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This thread has a lot of information on these models, but the thread is now very long and it's not model specific:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...4&page=1&pp=30

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Olevia product pages:
237V
http://www.olevia.com/jsp/products/detail.jsp?pid=237V
437V
http://www.olevia.com/jsp/products/detail.jsp?pid=437V
537H
http://www.olevia.com/jsp/products/detail.jsp?pid=537h

Olevia comparison pages:
237V vs. 537H
http://www.olevia.com/jsp/products/c...37v&pidTo=537H
437V vs 537H
http://www.olevia.com/jsp/products/c...37v&pidTo=537H

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Some points:
V and H are the designations for Vertical and Horizontal speaker placement respectively.
The Chipset for all of these models is MTK MDDI Technology.
The 537H has the better warranty of the three. It carries a One year On-Site Warranty.
The 237V and 437V both have a One year exchange, one year parts and labor warranty. I was told by an Olevia CSR the shipping cost one-way is your responsibility.
Also from the CSR, the 537H has more menu "settings" (See Below).
The 537H has a different remote (universal), but I don't know the details.
The 237V, 437V, and 537H all have QAM tuners.
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Fast Manual Downloads:

237V Manual - Thanks to Geograhper:
http://warcraft.gotdns.com/UM-En_MTK...242_060824.pdf
537H Manual - Thanks to blastmotor:
http://www.topguncomputing.com/olevia/5_series.pdf

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How to update Firmware 537H 237V 437V (There are more than one step within each document):

STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP 4
STEP 5
STEP 6

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537H vs. 237V Menu "settings" differences

I hope these two screen shots from the 237V and 537H manuals can clear up the menu "setting" differeces that the CSRs have refered to between the two models:




Answers: Official Olevia 537H 437V 237V Thread ( AVS Forum LCD Flat Panel Displays )
Official Olevia 537H 437V 237V Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bikedorian
Just down loaded the latest firmware for my almost one year old 537 and although the download went perfect, the set will not turn on. The blue light will go off for a second but come right back on. I disonnected the powercord completely for a half hour and did the reset but it didn't help. The service dept is closed for the holiday weekend so it'll be Monday before I can schedule a service call. Any ideas in the meantime? Thanks.

David
Interesting, after setting up the 237t here and testing it, I came back into our bedroom and ran the channel scan again on our 537h from last year. Fifteen minutes later and it looked like it was stuck (I did notice on the 237t that some cable channels were frozen, so maybe Comcast is having some issues here). I exited the Channel Scan and our 537h went blank.. I turned it off, but wouldn't come back. I too have unplugged it and waiting a little.

GD, I still have a few weeks left on the 1 year on-site warranty with that one.


EDIT: Plugged the power back in after 10 minutes and ours is working fine now.

turbe

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Wow did I get lucky. I was reading a lot of reviews on the Net on the 537H (12B version hopefully with two HDMI) and said I better get it before it was sold out @ $599. I did and One hour later Tiger Direct sold out. Just a little later I got an email from Tiger saying it was shipped. That is hard to believe but more importantly maybe the latter confirmed I got one since it is a gift for my wife. Keep ya posted and thanks all for the information.

hoarybat

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I picked up a 537H on Friday morning at a local ABC warehouse for a doorbuster price of $500. My wife had picked had bought me a 232V for $420 at K-Mart on Thursday (Thanksgiving) morning. I was very happy with the picture quality on the 232V, but my son convinced me I needed the bigger screen of the 537H, so for only $80 more, I went for it.

Problem is, the picture on the 537H was dull and not sharp. I went into the display temperature control and changed it to "native", which improved the color on HD channels but didn't do to much for non-HD channels. The "9300" setting helped some also, but the "native" setting was the best. I checked on-line for a firmware update, but none was available. I think I got a bad one. Anyone else experienced this type of problem?

shoeheel

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Quote:
Originally Posted by shoeheel
I think I got a bad one. Anyone else experienced this type of problem?
Did you get out of showroom mode? You can rent a calibration DVD (AVIA or DVE) from Netflix or BB. That will get the picture where it needs to be.

David

Bikedorian

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bikedorian
Did you get out of showroom mode? You can rent a calibration DVD (AVIA or DVE) from Netflix or BB. That will get the picture where it needs to be.

David
I checked my 237t and 537h with AVIA and DVE and both were calibrated well out of the box, only minor adjustments.

turbe

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Just got a BF deal on 537h from CompUSA. Connected my DVD player using S-Video and played Lord of the Rings (Widescreen). First of all I see huge black bars at top and bottom. Used Zoom2 to reduce them. These black areas keep showing gray vertical bars. Black Level Extender redcued them slightly but they don't go away. Then I notice that these bars spill over in the main picture especially when there is night scene. It's annoying and I feel like I got a poor quality TV. Any idea how to improve?

aks434

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Quote:
Originally Posted by aks434
Any idea how to improve?
Buying a 37" TV and using S-video is ridiculous. Use HDMI or component if you expect decent results. LOTR was filmed in 2.35 if I'm not mistaken. You should expect the black horizontal bars.

David

Bikedorian

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Before assuming your set is defective, you first need to take care of your source problems.

You don't say what model your player is, so I am assuming it is an older player incapable of upconversion. You will never get a good picture with S-video either. For best results you need an upconverting dvd player with an HDMI connection.

Fed a proper signal, the 537H is an excellent set. I have had mine for well over a year and have been very pleased with it.

steelyken

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Quote:
Originally Posted by aks434
Just got a BF deal on 537h from CompUSA. Connected my DVD player using S-Video and played Lord of the Rings (Widescreen). First of all I see huge black bars at top and bottom. Used Zoom2 to reduce them. These black areas keep showing gray vertical bars. Black Level Extender redcued them slightly but they don't go away. Then I notice that these bars spill over in the main picture especially when there is night scene. It's annoying and I feel like I got a poor quality TV. Any idea how to improve?
S-Video is only 480i or standard definition TV. Films in 2.35:1 format, which means that the film is wider than a film that would completely fill up a 16x9 TV. Therefore, there are black bars on the top of bottom of your new 16x9 Olevia widescreen TV.

It is not unusual to black bars on the top and bottom of DVDs. I personally don't like the stretch mode as it distorts the picture somewhat. If your DVD player has no component or HDMI outlets you are stuck with what you have. Buy an upconverting DVD player (available for less than a $100) and your picture will improve greatly but you will still have the black bars on some films that are in the 2.35:1 format

weberman

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Does anyone have any issues with the HD channels are not full screen during commercials or if the show is not in HD? Im wandering if it just my tv. Im wandering also if maybe I just need to reload firmware, but when I go to the site it says there is none available. Is there somewhere else to download it at.

IL-HUNTER

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Not all content broadcast on an HD channel is HD. It is digital but will not fill the whole screen. A lot of the new commercials are being made in HD but most are not. So when the picture shrinks during a commercial, it is normal. I have occasionally even had a HD broadcast program temporarily shrink.

weberman

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Yup, I have noticed that not all programs/commericals fill in the entire picture.

Will this cause "burn-in" on the TV? I was told by the Cable company it would and you need to "strech" if you are allowing the black bars on the left and right sides of the screen...........

saturnHD

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Don't stretch it, that just looks plain goofy. Side bars are fine on an lcd, and you are keeping the correct aspect ratio.

steelyken

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Quote:
Originally Posted by saturnHD
Yup, I have noticed that not all programs/commericals fill in the entire picture.

Will this cause "burn-in" on the TV? I was told by the Cable company it would and you need to "strech" if you are allowing the black bars on the left and right sides of the screen...........
Burn in is not an issue with the new LCD panels or new plasma panels. Is is a conventional TV problem. stretching the picture distorts the image.

weberman

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I just thought that selecting the panoramic selection should get rid of the black bars during the non hd commercials. My father in law has a sharp aquos and his has a super stretch choice that stretches the screen and he never sees the black bars on his.

IL-HUNTER

Official Olevia 537H 437V 237V Thread

Then your father in law is throwing away picture content on the two sides, since not all images are 16:9 -- some are wider. If you want to do exactly what he is doing, pick zoom1 or zoom2.

Clay Schneider

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That is what I would like to do but I tried the zoom 1 or zoom 2 and neither one will fill the screen. Ive tried all the screen selections but none of them fill the screen.

IL-HUNTER

Official Olevia 537H 437V 237V Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by IL-HUNTER
That is what I would like to do but I tried the zoom 1 or zoom 2 and neither one will fill the screen. Ive tried all the screen selections but none of them fill the screen.
You can either learn to live with the black bars during commercials and SD broadcasts or use the zoom feature that will fill the screen. But remember, that when you zoom you degrade the picture and sometimes lose part of the image.

weberman

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I've had a 437V for a couple of months now and am generally very happy with it, but I have a couple of questions/issues that I'm wondering if are common and/or easily fixable:

1. When I power the set on, it takes a few seconds before it goes to the Olevia screen, then a few more seconds before I get the picture. Probably 10-15 secs in total. Livable, but kind of annoying.

2. I occasionally get little pops and crackles in the audio. Not often enough to be truly annoying, but probably a few every hour or so.

3. When I power off, the set makes some more popping noises for 15-20 secs before going totally quiet.

4. That little blue power light. I have the set in my bedroom, and at night, with the set off, it practically lights up the whole room. I have some electrical tape over it right now, but wondering if there's a better fix.

#2 is the one that's the biggest issue for me, as it makes me wonder if it's going to get worse and if its indicative of something much larger being wrong. It's not frequent enough not to really be an issue, but it would be if it started becoming more common. I tried unplugging the set from a power strip and putting into the wall directly, and maybe that helped, but it's hard to really tell.

superlove

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Quote:
Originally Posted by superlove
I've had a 437V for a couple of months now and am generally very happy with it, but I have a couple of questions/issues that I'm wondering if are common and/or easily fixable:

1. When I power the set on, it takes a few seconds before it goes to the Olevia screen, then a few more seconds before I get the picture. Probably 10-15 secs in total. Livable, but kind of annoying.

2. I occasionally get little pops and crackles in the audio. Not often enough to be truly annoying, but probably a few every hour or so.

3. When I power off, the set makes some more popping noises for 15-20 secs before going totally quiet.

4. That little blue power light. I have the set in my bedroom, and at night, with the set off, it practically lights up the whole room. I have some electrical tape over it right now, but wondering if there's a better fix.

#2 is the one that's the biggest issue for me, as it makes me wonder if it's going to get worse and if its indicative of something much larger being wrong. It's not frequent enough not to really be an issue, but it would be if it started becoming more common. I tried unplugging the set from a power strip and putting into the wall directly, and maybe that helped, but it's hard to really tell.
1. As soon as you see the OLEVIA logo push the volumn control up or down, logo will disappear and picture will come on.

2. Has been a often reported annoyance. Never read of a solution. I have read that some people have called tech support when the TV was still under warranty but I don't remember reading any response about what they were told.

3. This also has been an often reported annoyance perhaps related to the unit cooling down. Also have never read of a solution.

4. This is the most reported complaint that I have read about. Either use the black tape to completely block out the light as you have done or some people have used a tape that allows a little light through ( not sure of what kind of tape was used). I use mine as a night light and have gotten use to it.

weberman

Official Olevia 537H 437V 237V Thread

anyone see a thin white flickering line at the top of the screen on some stations? i know it happens on some stations and some it doesnt. what is it? its along the top of the screen.

saturnHD

Official Olevia 537H 437V 237V Thread

Just got off the phone with Tech Support. Spoke to Dyshondo. He thinks I fried the motherboard when I downloaded the new firmware. I did the procedure correctly but it fried it nonetheless. They're sending out a new motherboard and will make arrangements to have it installed. I was given the option of sending the set back and having a new or refurb sent to replace it but that isn't a route I wanted to go down.
Evidently they're not to keen on folks downloading the latest firmware if they're not having problems. Guess they're replaced a few sets.

David

Bikedorian

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Quote:
Originally Posted by saturnHD
anyone see a thin white flickering line at the top of the screen on some stations? i know it happens on some stations and some it doesnt. what is it? its along the top of the screen.
You will see the white flickering line on the top of some broadcasts that are not HD. If it bothers you too much there is vertical postion adjustment in the setup to move the displayed picture up until the white line disappears.

weberman

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FYI: On my new 537H from COMPUSA there is a setting to turn the blue LED light off under the setup menu. Now the LED light no longer is on when the TV is off.

deersnypr

Official Olevia 537H 437V 237V Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by deersnypr
FYI: On my new 537H from COMPUSA there is a setting to turn the blue LED light off under the setup menu. Now the LED light no longer is on when the TV is off.
Did you get one with 2 HDMI inputs?

Was it a B12?

turbe

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Quote:
Originally Posted by saturnHD
anyone see a thin white flickering line at the top of the screen on some stations? i know it happens on some stations and some it doesn't. what is it? its along the top of the screen.
It is the Closed Captioning(CC) information.

jcleworth33

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Quote:
Originally Posted by acsguitar
Hey buckeye whats the model number of that DVD Recorder? Anyone else have any models they can tell me.

I'm having trouble finding a Tuner DVD online
It's a PYE, model number PY90DG. I bought it the day after Thanksgiving. I see its up another $40, but I'm sure it will be on sale again. Check out the reviews at CC. Not bad.

Buckeyefan

Official Olevia 537H 437V 237V Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by dealdoug
I guess, I wasn't totally sold on the techs knowledge, but he went and asked someone else and he said none of their tuners have qam tuners that meet the specs.

I'd hate to give comcast another $11.99 a month for a STB or play the antenna/vcr game.
Consumers are supposed to be able to buy their own STB 10 years ago,

http://news.com.com/Cable+companies+...3-6107359.html

http://www.publicknowledge.org/node/718

peterava

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Quote:
Originally Posted by asmcbride
I'm reposting since I haven't received any feedback at all from this question...
I used the M4 x 12 that came with my peerless mount. It may accept longer ones, but that's what Peerless includes. Peerless has no specs for the 237V, but they do list the 537H in their documentation. TV is still on the wall.

http://www.peerlessindustries.com/pc...2-9075-1-6.PDF

Samgotit

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Quote:
Originally Posted by acsguitar
Hey buckeye whats the model number of that DVD Recorder? Anyone else have any models they can tell me.

I'm having trouble finding a Tuner DVD online
HHGregg has one on sale very inexpensive on 1/9 and 1/10 if you have one locally. The model number is PDDVR100. I can't tell if it has a tuner or not.

Go to www.hhgregg.com and click on in store only specials.

Buckeyefan

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Quote:
Originally Posted by jmaximus
the only problem is that there where only a few tv models that had a cable card slot. Its almost impossible to find now would have been a great idea if more tv manufacterers jumped on board with it . But even if when it dose finnally push into action you can almost be sure they wont let the cards go for cheap !!
You don't have to have cable card, you can have something like a cable modem
The important thing is to standardize the compression and scrambling of TV signals.
As long as TV signals are standardized like Internet and devices to receive the signals can be used with all cable companies, the prices of those receivers will go down due to competition.
Since itís not in the interest of cable companies to do so, thatís why we are in the current situation.

peterava

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Quote:
Originally Posted by jmaximus
I was playing around with the internal tuner on my 237v with ota signals was just curious what it would pick up. The ATSC tuner isnt to bad I threw together an antenna out of cardboard tinfoil and coat hangers and picked up 18 channels 14 of wich were digital and four of wich my cable company dosent carry kinda surprising actually. The HD programming looked as good as any cable HD I have. Any recomendations on a good HD antenna that is working well Olevia ?
If you can pick up stations with a coat hanger antenna, you should be fine with a sliver sensor.

type7

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Hey guys I'm new to this whole hdtv thing, so I always see on fox, cbs etc, HDTV brought to you by...

I have the basic ~70 cable channels from Comcast. How and what do I need to see those fox hdtv broadcasts? I have Olevia 227.

Also I have this problem as well.

Anyways, I just got this tv to play xbox, watch tv, and use as monitor for my pc. The other two work great, but when connecting as monitor to pc I get a no signal display. The weird thing is that when windows is booting up, I am able to see the bios and the windows logo while loading, but once it goes to a user login screen (im guessing resolution change) the screen of the tv goes black and it displays no signal.

I am using these cables: HDMI DVI Cable 28AWG - 6ft w/Ferrite Cores (Gold Plated) from monoprice
Also I am running an ATI 9700 PRO, it has dvi-i port out and vga out, im guessing it is okay to connect dvi-d cable to dvi-i out. TV display is Olevia s227 as already mentioned. I have no idea what the cause can be, can it be a bad cable since when the login screen comes up, i see some weird lines on the screen and then it goes black or maybe thats normal when switching resolutions. I want to use this tv as monitor, currently I've been trying to setup 2 monitors so i can try fixing the ttv, but it still doesnt work. Any suggestions?
Also if I'm doing ati easy setup, it displays the tv as an analog monitor, so this may be the problem because dvi is only digital signal, so if it isnt recognized as digital monitor it wouldnt work right? If that is the case, how would I go about changing this?

Thanks!

dmaister

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Quote:
Originally Posted by dmaister
Hey guys I'm new to this whole hdtv thing, so I always see on fox, cbs etc, HDTV brought to you by...

I have the basic ~70 cable channels from Comcast. How and what do I need to see those fox hdtv broadcasts? I have Olevia 227.

Also I have this problem as well.

Anyways, I just got this tv to play xbox, watch tv, and use as monitor for my pc. The other two work great, but when connecting as monitor to pc I get a no signal display. The weird thing is that when windows is booting up, I am able to see the bios and the windows logo while loading, but once it goes to a user login screen (im guessing resolution change) the screen of the tv goes black and it displays no signal.

I am using these cables: HDMI DVI Cable 28AWG - 6ft w/Ferrite Cores (Gold Plated) from monoprice
Also I am running an ATI 9700 PRO, it has dvi-i port out and vga out, im guessing it is okay to connect dvi-d cable to dvi-i out. TV display is Olevia s227 as already mentioned. I have no idea what the cause can be, can it be a bad cable since when the login screen comes up, i see some weird lines on the screen and then it goes black or maybe thats normal when switching resolutions. I want to use this tv as monitor, currently I've been trying to setup 2 monitors so i can try fixing the ttv, but it still doesnt work. Any suggestions?
Also if I'm doing ati easy setup, it displays the tv as an analog monitor, so this may be the problem because dvi is only digital signal, so if it isnt recognized as digital monitor it wouldnt work right? If that is the case, how would I go about changing this?

Thanks!
1, See above posts.
2. Hook up both the VGA and DVI to your TV. Use the VGA to make sure it is working properly and to switch the video card output to DVI.

hc2

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It sounds like a resolution thing.

player911

Official Olevia 537H 437V 237V Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by dmaister
Hey guys I'm new to this whole hdtv thing, so I always see on fox, cbs etc, HDTV brought to you by...

I have the basic ~70 cable channels from Comcast. How and what do I need to see those fox hdtv broadcasts? I have Olevia 227.

Also I have this problem as well.

Anyways, I just got this tv to play xbox, watch tv, and use as monitor for my pc. The other two work great, but when connecting as monitor to pc I get a no signal display. The weird thing is that when windows is booting up, I am able to see the bios and the windows logo while loading, but once it goes to a user login screen (im guessing resolution change) the screen of the tv goes black and it displays no signal.

I am using these cables: HDMI DVI Cable 28AWG - 6ft w/Ferrite Cores (Gold Plated) from monoprice
Also I am running an ATI 9700 PRO, it has dvi-i port out and vga out, im guessing it is okay to connect dvi-d cable to dvi-i out. TV display is Olevia s227 as already mentioned. I have no idea what the cause can be, can it be a bad cable since when the login screen comes up, i see some weird lines on the screen and then it goes black or maybe thats normal when switching resolutions. I want to use this tv as monitor, currently I've been trying to setup 2 monitors so i can try fixing the ttv, but it still doesnt work. Any suggestions?
Also if I'm doing ati easy setup, it displays the tv as an analog monitor, so this may be the problem because dvi is only digital signal, so if it isnt recognized as digital monitor it wouldnt work right? If that is the case, how would I go about changing this?

Thanks!
Your problem could be a few things but I bet its an easy fix. I work in IT and use my computer on my TV.

Keep the computer off. Switch your source to VGA. Turn the computer on. It should come up. If it doesn't. Log into windows. Now it should come up. If it doesn't hit the Function (FN) Key its blue usually and hit F8 (It should say LCD/CRT on the button) This will tell your laptop to send the signal or "Find" the new monitor.

Hope that works for ya

acsguitar

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Quote:
Originally Posted by hc2
1, See above posts.
2. ...switch the video card output to DVI.
how would i do that? i dont see any options.

Also, it sems that even if I put whichever resolution I want at a fixed 60 hz, when windows is loading it is at 1024x768 @ 60hz. Once the login screen or when I am in windows, i hit display on the remote and the tv shows HDMI 1024x768 @ 71hz. It seems to be getting stuck there. Right now I have the monitor hooked up to the vga port of the vid card, and the tv to the dvi, the monitor displays fine, tv isnt. I've upgraded the firmware of the tv too, that supposedly fixes 1280x720 using dvi to hdmi, doesnt work here...

dmaister

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Quote:
Originally Posted by dmaister
how would i do that? i dont see any options.

Also, it sems that even if I put whichever resolution I want at a fixed 60 hz, when windows is loading it is at 1024x768 @ 60hz. Once the login screen or when I am in windows, i hit display on the remote and the tv shows HDMI 1024x768 @ 71hz. It seems to be getting stuck there. Right now I have the monitor hooked up to the vga port of the vid card, and the tv to the dvi, the monitor displays fine, tv isnt. I've upgraded the firmware of the tv too, that supposedly fixes 1280x720 using dvi to hdmi, doesnt work here...
FN F8

acsguitar

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I purchased an olevia 232 from B&M and noticed the backlight had a bluish tint to it. I eventually returned it for this reason. Does the 537 have a similair effect?

Thanks for any help.

dyeah

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Quote:
Originally Posted by dealdoug
I am begining to think that the QAM tuner in the Olevia is not full featured or inferior since if I only had the Olevia I would assume that my cable company (Comcrapst) was not broadcasting th locals when they clearly are based on my reception with the other non-Olevia set. Maybe that is why they don't mention it anywhere in the docs or on the box.

I've done multiple channel scans on my 537H to test this, but I discovered that if I scan after selecting "HRC" instead of the "discover" one (can't remember exact name right now) my tv picks up the channels CLEARER than they were before. I thought they were WOW before, but now they are WHOOP-DE-DO double-WOW! Defintely a nicer picture than before, and I don't think our Charter cable broadcasts in HRC. In fact, the picture is MUCH clearer this way, then after it's processed through the Moxie dvr. I'm running a split connection, 2.5 ghz splitter, one side to a MOXIE the other side to my vcr, (wife's gotta have her soaps, and I won't let her record them on the Moxie, hehe) and the vcr output to my 537H. All quad shield RG6 from the connector box on the outside of my house.

So, perhaps some of you should experiment on choosing some of the other cable choices on the SCAN menu, and see what happens...

Primestar31

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Hello guys, I;m new here, but I've been reading the forums for some time. I recently got the 437v and I've had these two issues:

1. Sometimes (it has happened twice in a couple of weeks) when I turn it on the screen flickers and its very unstable.
2. From time to time I hear a snapping noice, kindda like when you get shocked with a door knob or car door.

For the first issue, when it happens, I turn it off and turn it back on and it works fine.
Any ideas?

metalring3

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Primestar31
I've done multiple channel scans on my 537H to test this, but I discovered that if I scan after selecting "HRC" instead of the "discover" one (can't remember exact name right now) my tv picks up the channels CLEARER than they were before. I thought they were WOW before, but now they are WHOOP-DE-DO double-WOW! Defintely a nicer picture than before, and I don't think our Charter cable broadcasts in HRC. In fact, the picture is MUCH clearer this way, then after it's processed through the Moxie dvr. I'm running a split connection, 2.5 ghz splitter, one side to a MOXIE the other side to my vcr, (wife's gotta have her soaps, and I won't let her record them on the Moxie, hehe) and the vcr output to my 537H. All quad shield RG6 from the connector box on the outside of my house.

So, perhaps some of you should experiment on choosing some of the other cable choices on the SCAN menu, and see what happens...
Interesting, I'll definitely give that a try.

I got my samsung dtv hd set top box yesterday and it does not pick up any more channels than the Olevia tuner does. So at least I can't blame an Olevia weak tuner for not picking up any local hd stations, it's charter here.

What it does do though is remember the channels when switching between ota and regular cable. So with a coax a/b switch I can now just hit the switch to go from ota to regular cable and go on watching without rescanning It also has a very nice on screen guide for the ota channels.

edit: the samsung does pick up one additional channel that the olevia tuner does not, TNT HD at 63-7. The olevia tuner will not tune that in.

type7

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Just ordered a 237V from Newegg for the current special. So excited!

I'm coming from a Kreisen 27" that's annoyed me for long enough. (no hdcp, no universal controller support, subpar black level)

Just want to thank all of you guys and gals for posting on here about it because it definitely helped me out in making my decision.

revo2001

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Ok update on the QAM in the 237V

I reported earlier that I could only get PBS HD

I was wrong.

I thought that only stations over 100 had the 100-2RF feature and what not.

ABC CBS NBC and FOX come in great in HD over cable via the "built it QAM" tuner that doesn't exist but apparently works.

So thats good to know.

I'm in Denver on Comcast

acsguitar

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Originally Posted by acsguitar
Ok update on the QAM in the 237V

I reported earlier that I could only get PBS HD

I was wrong.

I thought that only stations over 100 had the 100-2RF feature and what not.

ABC CBS NBC and FOX come in great in HD over cable via the "built it QAM" tuner that doesn't exist but apparently works.

So thats good to know.

I'm in Denver on Comcast
Did you do something special to see those channels now? THey should have been in the list by scrolling through the active channels after a scan?

dealdoug

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When I first set up the cable channels on my Olevia 537H, I had the cable running thru my VCR and then into the TV. In this configuration I could not pick up any digital channels.

Joewho5

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Originally Posted by Primestar31
I've done multiple channel scans on my 537H to test this, but I discovered that if I scan after selecting "HRC" instead of the "discover" one (can't remember exact name right now) my tv picks up the channels CLEARER than they were before. I thought they were WOW before, but now they are WHOOP-DE-DO double-WOW! Defintely a nicer picture than before, and I don't think our Charter cable broadcasts in HRC. In fact, the picture is MUCH clearer this way, then after it's processed through the Moxie dvr. I'm running a split connection, 2.5 ghz splitter, one side to a MOXIE the other side to my vcr, (wife's gotta have her soaps, and I won't let her record them on the Moxie, hehe) and the vcr output to my 537H. All quad shield RG6 from the connector box on the outside of my house.

So, perhaps some of you should experiment on choosing some of the other cable choices on the SCAN menu, and see what happens...

I did an HRC scan with my 537H and now get all of the Comcast HD locals and a lot of other digital channels. The channels are in the high 100 to 800 range. When I did Autoscan I only got analog channels.


weberman

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If anyone is has a ABC Warehouse in their area they have listed the price of a 537h for $598. I think it's a miss print because their flyer for Sunday is $798. I'm printing it and taking it to the store.

jbraum

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They just raised the price online to $798

jbraum

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Originally Posted by weberman
I did an HRC scan with my 537H and now get all of the Comcast HD locals and a lot of other digital channels. The channels are in the high 100 to 800 range. When I did Autoscan I only got analog channels.


how do u do an HRC scan? i think i might have the same problem.

never mind. didnt find any channels.

nerfinator39

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Originally Posted by weberman
I did an HRC scan with my 537H and now get all of the Comcast HD locals and a lot of other digital channels. The channels are in the high 100 to 800 range. When I did Autoscan I only got analog channels.

After reading about successful HRC channel scans on Comcast, I tried the same thing with my Time Warner feed. Though I didn't get any more channels, the analog channels appear to be clearer when tuned by the set.

I normally feed the set through a Scientific Atlanta 8300 DVR connected with component cables. The 7 unscrambled digital HD channels I receive are equal in clarity when tuned by the set or the STB.

I then tried a HRC channel scan with a Sharp set in my kitchen. It too has a clear QAM tuner. The scan detected only analog channels. When set to auto-detect the cable band, it found the same analog channels and 285 digital channels. Unfortunately, most of those are only music feeds. The clear HD channels are the same 7 found by the 537.

Bottom line: every tuner is different. Those hooked to TW might want to try a HRC rescan to see if it improves their PQ as well.

AVrascal

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Originally Posted by nerfinator39
how do u do an HRC scan? i think i might have the same problem.
1. Select "Tuner" as your source.
2. Select "Menu", followed by "Auto Channel Search" followed by "Cable" and then "HRC". Allow the tuner to search for channels.

Good luck! You can always rescan in "Auto" if this doesn't do exactly what you want.

AVrascal

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Originally Posted by jbraum
If anyone is has a ABC Warehouse in their area they have listed the price of a 537h for $598. I think it's a miss print because their flyer for Sunday is $798. I'm printing it and taking it to the store.
A bot search reveals that several e-tailers have the 537H for a very low price. When I went to the websites, every one of the low prices was for a "factory refurbished" unit. I've had very good luck with Dell refurbs, but I don't know how much I'd trust these. Does anyone have experience with "recycled" Olevia sets?

AVrascal

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Sorry for posting this in two different threads, I didn't notice there was an owners thread for Olevia.

Hey everyone -

Having a little issue that I was hoping someone can clear up;

I've had the 532H for the past three weeks and have been using it for gaming and cable HD with no problems.

My main display for my living room is being delivered tomorrow, and the Olevia is going to be used for bedroom duty now. Because I don't have a cable box in the bedroom, I decided to try an over the air HD antenna.

Olevias main page description of the 532H says "ATSC/NTSC tuner", so I figured I could just plug the antenna directly in to it.
Now that I opened up the PDF instruction manual, I see in there it only mentions NTSC.

Can anyone confirm that the TV does not have a built in HD tuner?

When I do the channel scan, it finds all the digital ".1 and .2" channels and assigns them channel slots that I can go to. But when I do go to them, it just shows a black screen and a message that says "No signal" or something.

I've never attempted to use an HD antenna, so I don't know if it's something I am doing wrong, or if there is a setting I am missing, etc..

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
P

PDonthate

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Originally Posted by PDonthate
Sorry for posting this in two different threads, I didn't notice there was an owners thread for Olevia.

Hey everyone -

Having a little issue that I was hoping someone can clear up;

I've had the 532H for the past three weeks and have been using it for gaming and cable HD with no problems.

My main display for my living room is being delivered tomorrow, and the Olevia is going to be used for bedroom duty now. Because I don't have a cable box in the bedroom, I decided to try an over the air HD antenna.

Olevias main page description of the 532H says "ATSC/NTSC tuner", so I figured I could just plug the antenna directly in to it.
Now that I opened up the PDF instruction manual, I see in there it only mentions NTSC.

Can anyone confirm that the TV does not have a built in HD tuner?

When I do the channel scan, it finds all the digital ".1 and .2" channels and assigns them channel slots that I can go to. But when I do go to them, it just shows a black screen and a message that says "No signal" or something.

I've never attempted to use an HD antenna, so I don't know if it's something I am doing wrong, or if there is a setting I am missing, etc..

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
P

If you are using the tuner for Off The Air (OTA) you have to determine what kind of antenna you need to get tou local channels. Go to antennaweb.org and put in your address and or zipcode and see what stations are available OTA and what kind of antenna you need mainly determined by distance and whether any of the channels are broadcasting in VHF and not UHF.

After you determine what antenna you need, hopefully an indoor antenna, hook the antenna to the input on the 532H and follow the instructions in the post above and do a channel scan. I am using a Radio Shack indoor antenna on one of my HD TVs without a tuner that is hooked up to a Dish network VIP622. I get all of the locals. I used the Olevia tuner to scan with an indoor antenna and got all of the local analog and HD channels. I just tried my Comcast feed as I posted above and also get all of the HD locals as well as a bunch of other channels. As a general rule with a digital signal you will either get no picture, a pixelated picture or a perfect picture. The .1 channels are HD and the .2 channels are digital. Some stations broadcast both and some do not.

Hope this gets you started. Post again if you need more info and you might post your results from antennaweb.org.

One of the problems with doing an OTA scan on the Olevia is No signal meter so you don't know how good your signal is.

Good Luck!


weberman

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Thanks a bunch.
I just exchanged (probably not necessary) my antenna at Best Buy for another one. The thing I didn't realize is the "all or nothing" nature of the HD channels. I just tried it again with the antenna in a different position and, oh my God. I can't believe how good the picture looks with OTA broadcasting!!!

I'm trying strait cable to my TV (no cable box) now.

PDonthate

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Originally Posted by hawkeyesun
I had the 537H for about one week. I am having problem with the analog channels. I have my cable directly connected to the TV without any setup box. I can receive all the digital channel signals with no problem. However, the channel search could not find all my analog channels. Sometimes it found more, but never all. It also happened that even it found some channels, the channel signal would get lost after a channel change. What the hell is going on? Is it because the analog signals are too weak? I had thought it was the tuner problem. I called Olevia and they did let me go to pick up a replacement unit. But it got the same problem. Is it the problem of the TV or the problem of my cable signals? I did some research and never heard anybody had the same problem as mine before. Anybody know what is going on? Thanks!
It sounds like a weak signal. I think the problem is with your cable service and not the tv. Especially since you've tried it on 2 tv's. The odds of both tv's having that problem are too high to consider.

redgtconv

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I read somewhere that the 337H got a firmware upgrade that allowed it to display 1920x1080 @ 60hz(pretty much 1080P) over vga. If this is true and the 337 is just a 537 minus tuner can the 537H do 1080 over vga?

JamesDax

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I have the same issue.

Running HDMI from a SA 8300HD DVR from TW in Cinci.

If you loop through your inputs, and get back to HDMI, the picture's fine.

Also, I've found that going back to an HD channel and the back to the SD once or twice usually clears up the problem also.

I mentioned it to Olevia, but didn't get anywhere, let me know if you get something out of them.

Charles


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Originally Posted by mdaj
I suppose no one else is experiencing sync issues with HDMI cable? Watching a standard channel is fine, then switching to HD is fine, but when switching back to a standard channel the screen is pushed to the left and horribly pixelated. Nothing fixes this but a reboot and replug of the cable. May give Olevia a call.

rpgIVguru

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I just purchased a 437V for my computer. I got it setup on using a 7600 GS 256 MB video adapter via the DVI to HDMI port on the TV.

I have the resolution set for the native 1368 x 720. I like the TV, but I just can't get the resolution sharp enough for my liking. It seems to be really displaying the fonts into a dot matrix stretch type pattern, which is a little hard on the eyes over time.

I have tried adjusting all of the NVIDIA driver settings with no luck.

Is there a specific windows visualization / font pack for larger LCD TV / Monitors?

Any suggestions on how to get better resolution and sharper display for Windows XP? Such as settings etc?

Thanks

youngbar

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Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesDax
I read somewhere that the 337H got a firmware upgrade that allowed it to display 1920x1080 @ 60hz(pretty much 1080P) over vga. If this is true and the 337 is just a 537 minus tuner can the 537H do 1080 over vga?
Impossible. These sets can't be upgraded to 1080p with a firmware update. They have a fixed number of pixels.

They can take a 1080p signal and convert it to the set's native resolution for display, but they cannot display true 1080p because they don't have the pixels.

type7

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Originally Posted by youngbar
I just purchased a 437V for my computer. I got it setup on using a 7600 GS 256 MB video adapter via the DVI to HDMI port on the TV.

I have the resolution set for the native 1368 x 720. I like the TV, but I just can't get the resolution sharp enough for my liking. It seems to be really displaying the fonts into a dot matrix stretch type pattern, which is a little hard on the eyes over time.

I have tried adjusting all of the NVIDIA driver settings with no luck.

Is there a specific windows visualization / font pack for larger LCD TV / Monitors?

Any suggestions on how to get better resolution and sharper display for Windows XP? Such as settings etc?

Thanks
what input are you using ?I use vga and have a beautifull clear dispaly!

jmaximus

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Quote:
Originally Posted by youngbar
...I have the resolution set for the native 1368 x 720....
It's 1,366x768, not 720, so work with that in your video card setup. You may be limited to 1,360 x 768, losing a few pixels on each side. Set the input to 1:1 when you get to the HDMI source location.

Jim Hef

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Hef
It's 1,366x768, not 720, so work with that in your video card setup. You may be limited to 1,360 x 768, losing a few pixels on each side. Set the input to 1:1 when you get to the HDMI source location.
Is there a way to setup the pc to give the tv its native 1366x768 resolution (and will it take it? considering this tv's are really 1366 not 1360)

jamex27

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Hef
It's 1,366x768, not 720, so work with that in your video card setup. You may be limited to 1,360 x 768, losing a few pixels on each side. Set the input to 1:1 when you get to the HDMI source location.

Is there a way to setup the pc to give the tv its native 1366x768 resolution? (and will it take it? considering this tv's are really 1366 not 1360)

I think I saw a few tutorials on how to set a custom rez with the nvidia drivers, but those are so outdated, usually for Forcewares in the 90's series, for the new ones there are tons of settings that I don't know what to do (like, horizontal front porch, front pixels etc, etc)

jamex27

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Not having one, I wouldn't know how to instruct you to get there from where you are. There was a post about the settings, with a screen shot of the dialog box, but I'm not sure if it was in this thread or in another on this Forum. Try a search for it, or hopefully, someone else will pipe in on the proper setup. Possible to call the Nvidia support number? When set properly, the other poster stated that his display was crystal clear!

Jim Hef

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Originally Posted by evan_s
I've decided the universal remote that comes with the 537h is pretty much worthless for a number of reasons. I'm planning to get a nice jp1 remote to handle the remote chores and give me a single remote for everything so that is just a temporary irritation.
I ended up ordering a URC6690 remote and cable. It allowed me to learn the commands from the factory remote and then build an upgrade which is was able to upload to both the URC6690 and my Comcast 1067a remote. Over all it wasn't very expensive and I'm very satisified with my remote situation now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by evan_s
The only real complaint I have that is going to continue to annoy me is input switching. It would be great if you could turn off unused inputs so the list was shorter. The more annoying thing is it always seems to stick at the VGA component input for 10-12 seconds trying to tune it or something before you can cycle on to the next one.
Figured out it wasn't actually VGA Component that was the cause it was the tuner that was the next input. I had not bothered to hook up cable or an antena because I was using a Motorolla Digital HD DVR. After finally getting around to hooking a splitter and connecting the cable to the TV it cycles past much quicker.

Still no luck on finding descrite input switching but it is much less irritating right now.

evan_s

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So, I've lived with my replacement-- refurbished -- 537 for about a week or so now. Everything seems to be ok although I can't seem to button down the settings on this one as well as the first. It's probably placebo but I swear I'm not getting the black detail out of this display than I did the first... Perhaps the first was better and maybe that's why the display power inverter went so quickly?

The tv arrived in a slightly mangled box and most of the contents were floating free in the container. The display itself was thoughtfully pre-loaded with dust and fingerprints which saves me the hassle of adding them myself.

Oh well, honestly if this frickin' thing works I guess I don't care- live and learn I'll still recommend this baby to anyone for the price but with the additional advice of buying from someplace with a reasonable extended warranty.

sage11x

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When I first got my panel, I was very unhappy with the black level, especially when watching DVDs with "black" bars that were somewhat mid-gray. Turn down the backlight setting, maybe to dim room, the brightness down a bit, the contrast up a bit, the sharpness to about 10-20%, and you'll be amazed how the picture quality starts to be very nice.

Jim Hef

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HI


going thru the threads, my understanding is that the remote for TIME WARNER SA8300 box doesn' recognize Olevia TV.

i think that the remote for the TV is a learning universal remote.


can i synch the TV remote to the cable box instead?

i hate to use 2 remotes.

any other options?


thanx

mike

rockjet

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There should be codes for the cable box that the Olevia remote will recognize. Open the CD manual and look in the last few pages for that listing. You'll toggle the button under the lights to STB and then proceed from there. It works on the Motorola boxes, but not all features are present on the Olevia remote.

Jim Hef

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hey guys i bought the older model 37 hve. that set is now being used by my father ( igave it to him when i moved to texas). now i am in the market for another set, and once again the syntax models are in the perfect price range.

for HDTV like discovery i thought the picture was good, but for DVDs (480, and upscaled to 720 &1080i) i really didnt like the dark scenes. i cant explain it, but i guess it looked a little muddy.

will these newer models have that muddy look also? i was thinkin about the 542i model

blazed

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Quote:
Originally Posted by rockjet
HI


going thru the threads, my understanding is that the remote for TIME WARNER SA8300 box doesn' recognize Olevia TV.

i think that the remote for the TV is a learning universal remote.


can i synch the TV remote to the cable box instead?

i hate to use 2 remotes.

any other options?


thanx

mike
It is a universal remote but not a learning remote as far as I know. You can definitely try programing the remote to control your cable box. My personal experience with the included universal remote was that it was pretty worthless even after being programed to control the devices. I was never able to find a good code for my cable box. I could get basic items working like channel changing but bringing up the guide or the dvr screens never worked with the Olevia remote.

Beyond even that it does not have a Volume Punch Threw so if you were controlling a dvd player or cable box and wanted to change the volume on the TV or an Amp you had to hit the source button multiple times to get to the TV or AMP change the volume and then cycle back to the Cable or DVD. Total pain especially since you can't switch directly and have to cycle through all 8 devices it can control.

Personally I purchased a URC6690 remote and a cable to program it from my computer for around 30 bucks. Works much better than the Olevia remote ever did and is much more flexible. I'm able to assign buttons any way I want. Learn anything I need. It's got Volume punch threw so my volume buttons always control my TV volume. It's got macros so I hit the guide button when set to control my tv and it switches to control the cable box, brings up the guide and then switches it to my favorites with a single key press. It's set so the input button will always switch the tv inputs no matter what device I have the remote controlling. Those are just the things I've come up with to do on my remote so far. I'm sure I will come up with more especially when my system gets more complicated with an amp and other devices.

I can't link to it but hifi-remote d0t com has lots of info about JP1 remotes like the URC6690. Since the codes for the 2/3/4/5 series are not included in really any universal remotes right now and the included remote just sucks a good learning remote is really a good idea for this tv. A previous poster mentioned a Sony remote that worked well for them so there are definitely options out there.

evan_s

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Quote:
Originally Posted by blazed
...will these newer models have that muddy look also? i was thinkin about the 542i model
I really like the picture quality of the 37" that I have, but it's tweaked using Avia, and I have the Oppo upconverting player hooked to it. I prefer the room to be dimmed due to the contrast ratio of these panels, but the price point is unbeatable, especially for a secondary panel.

Jim Hef

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Does anyone have anything to add about the 327? I am thinking about buying one from Newegg. Also, how much should I expect to pay for a replacement bulb? Thanks,

Noob

TheMadCap

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Hey, I'm posting here because I've got a 237v, and I'm more than happy with it. My only complaint is the QAM broadcasts look blurry on the Olevia compared to a Samsung DLP. But the only tv I watch on this LCD are cbs/abc/nbc sports and leno/conan so it isnt that big of a deal, its mostly for movies and video games in a basement entertainment/billiards room.

Speaking of basement, the recent nor'easter we had caused our basement to flood, and ruined my wooden tv stand. I've been looking for a new one, preferably metal (I like the style) but have yet to find many under a $200 price range. Anyone have any tips?

I did find this stand, and after measuring the lcd should fit on it (If not I will wall mount it, but I need the stand for the audio equipment and to hide massive amounts of cables.)

The stand is called (I cant link yet): Bello FP-3230B - Black

moose35

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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMadCap
...how much should I expect to pay for a replacement bulb?
This is not a rear projection display!

Jim Hef

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Hi folks. So I just got my 537 tonight and everything looks pretty good so far - only 1 snafu - some of the Comcast channels will show sometimes, and other times I will get the blue screen with "no signal." I presume these are channels with weak signals and the Olevia blocks them out if they are not strong enough. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there a way to override the blue screen or improve the signal strength?

Cheers, Chris

morganchris

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Quote:
Originally Posted by morganchris
Hi folks. So I just got my 537 tonight and everything looks pretty good so far - only 1 snafu - some of the Comcast channels will show sometimes, and other times I will get the blue screen with "no signal." I presume these are channels with weak signals and the Olevia blocks them out if they are not strong enough. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there a way to override the blue screen or improve the signal strength?

Cheers, Chris

I have the same problem occasionally. I lose some stations. Comcast seems to fool around with channels numbers. I have the very cheapest TV package with internet with a bunch of Comcast installed inline filters. No way to improve Comcast signal which is crappy here where I live (Pixelization).

I do a channel rescan and all is well. It is a pain but make sure you check the station before the time a show starts or you will miss part of the show.

weberman

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I take that neither of you have the set-top-box, hooking directly from the wall via the coax cable? With a cable box, those problems would go away.

Jim Hef

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Originally Posted by phipp01
542i can have the speakers mounted in the vertical or horizontal position. Or removed completely if you are using surround sound system.
i recently received and wall-mounted my 542i (thanks for all the info, btw). however, i'd like to move the speakers to the side of the unit, but it looks like the speaker housing prevents this (both speakers are in the same enclosure). the odd thing is the side of the unit has inserts for speakers, so i'm guessing that the mfgr either stopped making speaker relocation an option or sells speaker enclosures for side-mounting. anyone have any insight?

shiftygypsy

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Quote:
Originally Posted by morganchris
Hi folks. So I just got my 537 tonight and everything looks pretty good so far - only 1 snafu - some of the Comcast channels will show sometimes, and other times I will get the blue screen with "no signal." I presume these are channels with weak signals and the Olevia blocks them out if they are not strong enough. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there a way to override the blue screen or improve the signal strength?

Cheers, Chris
It may be the on-demand signal from a neighbor.

Bfadams

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I used to be able to get a few HDTV channels using the QAM tuner of my 237T. I lost all HD channels over the weekend. all HD channels show "no signal'. I set the box to factory default and did a re-scan. It finally found some digital channels all in 700 ranges. All channels have mosaics. The old hd channels (2-1, 4-1, 5-1) were no longer available. I called Comcast. They said there is no change in the channel line-up.

Does that means my QAM tuner is dead? Thanks

f2000sa

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Quote:
Originally Posted by shiftygypsy
i recently received and wall-mounted my 542i (thanks for all the info, btw). however, i'd like to move the speakers to the side of the unit, but it looks like the speaker housing prevents this (both speakers are in the same enclosure). the odd thing is the side of the unit has inserts for speakers, so i'm guessing that the mfgr either stopped making speaker relocation an option or sells speaker enclosures for side-mounting. anyone have any insight?
Yeah you have to buy some kit from Olevia to sidemount the speakers.
Heres a link right to the page you need to "add to cart":

http://www.olevia.com/jsp/products/a...l=PA-42SPCONVK

I think I remember someone commenting on the fact that the kit is quite pricey.
$165.00 sticks in my head for some reason.
Hope that helps.

phipp01

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Quote:
Originally Posted by phipp01
Yeah you have to buy some kit from Olevia to sidemount the speakers.

[snip]

I think I remember someone commenting on the fact that the kit is quite pricey.
$165.00 sticks in my head for some reason.
Hope that helps.
yes, that does help. olevia sells the kit for $149 (less shipping). i did a quick search online and saw prices around $100 though. thanks again.

shiftygypsy

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I bought my 537h back in December, but I just now found this board. I'm very pleased with the TV so far, but I have a few gripes. Forgive me if they've been mentioned before.

1) The buttons on the front of the tv are very unresponsive. If I'm cycling through the sources, often times I have to hit the button several times before it actually switches. Hopefully this is just an issue of bad software debouncing of the switch and not an actual hardware problem. If they're debouncing in software, it could easily be fixed with a firmware upgrade I assume.

2) The startup time of the tv is something like 10 seconds. I noticed in the changelog for the firmwares that this was addressed quite a few revisions ago. I installed the most recent firmware, 537-B11-061121B, and it still takes a very long time to display a picture. Does anybody else have this problem? Was anybody able to fix it?

Other than those problems, I love this TV.

One more thing...I'm using this TV as a monitor for my windows PC, and I was wondering if there was any software for download that I could use to help me calibrate the TV. It looks fine now, but if I can get it to look better, I'd like to see what I'm missing out on.

midgey

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Quote:
Originally Posted by cantonstylez
im trying to set my xbox360 to 1080i on my 237v but the picture cant seem to fit the picture onto the screen correctly. originally i coudlnt even get a proper fitting 720p picture but what i did was i set the xbox to 480p and the tv to 1:1 aspect and then switched to 720p with success. however, when i repeat this same process from 720p to 1080i, the picture does not fit on the screen. any ideas guys?
Don't run at 1:1. I'd imagine the 1080i picture is too big? That's because at 1:1, it is too big for the screen. Run aspect or full screen with cropping on.

type7

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Help, I'm trying to adjust the settings on my 537H but it won't let me do anything. When I go into picture and try to adjust sharpness or contrast the bar will not move. I think that it may have somehow gone back to showroom settings. How do I get it off showroom?

When I try to change the aspect it also won't let me. It just stays on Full screen.

Katiesdad

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hi. i hope i'm not off-topic in this thread, but i hope someone could give me some advice. i'm thinking about purchasing either an olevia 537h or a 542i. from the specs, it looks like they're internally the same so it really comes down to screen size (37" vs 42"). i'll be wall-mounting it in a room with a 12' viewing distance. the price difference is about $250. my question is: is the 42" worth the extra $?

shiftygypsy

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Quote:
Originally Posted by shiftygypsy
hi. i hope i'm not off-topic in this thread, but i hope someone could give me some advice. i'm thinking about purchasing either an olevia 537h or a 542i. from the specs, it looks like they're internally the same so it really comes down to screen size (37" vs 42"). i'll be wall-mounting it in a room with a 12' viewing distance. the price difference is about $250. my question is: is the 42" worth the extra $?
Yup. I was in the same position when I purchased back in September and now I wish I had gone the 42" route. Bigger is better IMO

phipp01

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Katiesdad
Help, I'm trying to adjust the settings on my 537H but it won't let me do anything. When I go into picture and try to adjust sharpness or contrast the bar will not move. I think that it may have somehow gone back to showroom settings. How do I get it off showroom?

When I try to change the aspect it also won't let me. It just stays on Full screen.
A: The TV is in Showroom mode. The following steps will help you switch to Home mode.

1) Press Menu button from the remote,

2) Press Down arrow key until you see the word Picture, then press the Right arrow key,

3) Press Down arrow key until you see Mode, then press the Right arrow key,

4) Press Down arrow key until you see Power Up, then press the Right arrow key,

5) Press Down arrow key until you see Home, then press the Enter key,

6) Press Menu button four times to exit out from the OSD Menu
This should do it !

jmaximus

Official Olevia 537H 437V 237V Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by shiftygypsy
hi. i hope i'm not off-topic in this thread, but i hope someone could give me some advice. i'm thinking about purchasing either an olevia 537h or a 542i. from the specs, it looks like they're internally the same so it really comes down to screen size (37" vs 42"). i'll be wall-mounting it in a room with a 12' viewing distance. the price difference is about $250. my question is: is the 42" worth the extra $?
Yes absolutly go with the bigger screen if you can afford it at the veiwing distance you going to have youll want the larger size!!

jmaximus

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Quote:
Originally Posted by phipp01
Yup. I was in the same position when I purchased back in September and now I wish I had gone the 42" route. Bigger is better IMO
I'm going to go with the Real Estate axiom here - Location, Location, Location. Make sure the bigger TV will fit where you put it. I had the 42" in my bedroom and because of the speaker location, it was too big. I ended up getting a 37" TV and moving the 42" out to another room.

Deezul

Deezul

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Quote:
Originally Posted by jmaximus
A: The TV is in Showroom mode. The following steps will help you switch to Home mode.

1) Press Menu button from the remote,

2) Press Down arrow key until you see the word Picture, then press the Right arrow key,

3) Press Down arrow key until you see Mode, then press the Right arrow key,

4) Press Down arrow key until you see Power Up, then press the Right arrow key,

5) Press Down arrow key until you see Home, then press the Enter key,

6) Press Menu button four times to exit out from the OSD Menu
This should do it !
Thanks, this was really bugging me last night. I finally got around to loading the manual and looking it up there.

Katiesdad

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I'm looking at the 527.

How good the picture quality when using Xbox or PS3? I own PS2 now but I figured if I buy the tv I could slip in a game console purchase.

This tv would be used primarily for gaming and some tv. No cable box would be hooked up unless I rent another box. My primary TV is a 42inch Sony Plasma. All the good stuff is hooked up to that one.

The 527 is $499.
Do you think the 527 is overkill for my needs..maybe 327 at $399 would be sufficient?

Guppie58

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Guppie58
I'm looking at the 527.

How good the picture quality when using Xbox or PS3? I own PS2 now but I figured if I buy the tv I could slip in a game console purchase.

This tv would be used primarily for gaming and some tv. No cable box would be hooked up unless I rent another box. My primary TV is a 42inch Sony Plasma. All the good stuff is hooked up to that one.

The 527 is $499.
Do you think the 527 is overkill for my needs..maybe 327 at $399 would be sufficient?
The 327 is a monitor only and has no tuner. It is HD ready. So since it doesn't have a tuner you will need an external receiver such as cable, satellite, etc.

weberman

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Quote:
Originally Posted by rbenotti
I was hoping to use Component as the Main and Tuner as the subpicture. It looks like even with HDMI as the main input, I can't use the Tuner as the subpicture.
Olevia couldn't get it right in the manual or on the website. You can, in fact, use HDMI as the main and TV as the sub picture.

bondiablo

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thanks for all the input, but i am in Home mode and still having problems.
Now, when going to the settings all that comes up is a bunch of letters (HGFBTYJGHFDHNBGFGGHJJKJJ) then the tv turns off by itself about 15 seconds later.
i contacted costomer service by they were no help. i'm thinking the set has to go back.

ladyj

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Just got our new (re-certified) 537H from newegg and WOW. Been living with a 26" console for 10 years, so this is a big step up. Still waiting for digital cable, but we're picking up a number of HD channels with rabbit ears. It's a really nice set. Now we just need a wii...

tim_n_eight_or

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Quote:
Originally Posted by bondiablo
Olevia couldn't get it right in the manual or on the website. You can, in fact, use HDMI as the main and TV as the sub picture.
Thanks! Are you speaking from experience? Sorry for the question, and thanks for the reply. I've heard it does work that way, but when I saw the diagram I was bummed out.

Got to actually see one of these in Target last weekend. Nice set.

rbenotti

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