Olevia TV owners?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by alecmcmahon, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. alecmcmahon macrumors regular

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    im in the market for a new tv, i have my eye set on the Olevia 47" ..

    i was going to pick it up via new egg, but i see there are 2 versions of the 47"
    :

    247T FHD($1,299) -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889022067

    and the 747i($1,599.99)-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889022041


    i was wondering what the main diffrence is between the 2 sets,both 47" , both 1080p.....

    also any comments on the brand? i was going to pick up the 4 year extended warrant with newegg, so if it craps out, i have something to fall back on for a replacement.

    Also, on a side note i think im going to want to get an external speaker setup for the tv, and the future bluray setup.... any budget reccomendations ?
     
  2. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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    the main difference between the olevia tv lines used to be whether or not it had an integrated tuner (their less expensive line was only a display while the higher line was a tv)

    be forewarned the tuners in olevia tvs are slow to lock onto channels and you need a windows computer to update the firmware
    but otherwise it is a good tv especially for the price

    I wouldn't get the warranty I have never had a problem with my tv and
    mine came with a 2 year warranty (maybe more) from the manufacturer that included onsite service, phone, and internet support
     
  3. alecmcmahon thread starter macrumors regular

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    so the cheaper 47 doesnt have a tuner? i dont understand, can you clairify that please.


    i plan on using it with comcast digital cable via HDMI, and maybe a blu ray player.
     
  4. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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    I didnt check the new egg site so I dont know
    the best way to find out is to go to the olevia/syntax-brillian website

    Olevia used to offer all of their tv sizes in one of three different lines
    the lower line which was a display only with no tv tuner (which if you have digital cable via hdmi you dont need the tuner because you have an external tuner with the cable box)
    the middle line which is what I bought that is the same thing as the lower line but with an integrated ntsc and atsc tv tuner
    then a higher line which was the same panel and display as the two lower lines but with much better quality electronics behind the display such as a better tuner and a farojouda (sp?) upscaler and deinterlacer

    http://www.syntaxbrillian.com/products/olevia_hdtvs.html
    here is an explanation of the three different tv lines

    http://www.olevia.com/en-us/Products/7Series/747iLCDHDTV.aspx#2 for the new olevia lines
     
  5. alecmcmahon thread starter macrumors regular

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    i read over that, though i didnt see the 247T model on it. though on newegg site says this for the cheaper model.

    Connectivity
    Input Video Compatibility PC Input: Analog RGB

    ATSC, NTSC, QAM Tuner

    1080i/p, 720p, 480i/p
    HDTV Capability HDTV Tuner Inside
    Connectors HDMI
    Component (VGA runs as second component source)
    VGA
    S-video
    Composite



    but like you said, since i am using comcast digital cable, it wont even matter?
     

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