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The 47 might be too large for the little nook off the kitchen where it would go. And the 42 is, of course, less expensive. My intention is to remove the speakers, as I'll use a ZVOX 325 for audiio.

Simple as that, eh? I'm still learning about HD, so I didn't know if there was some conventional wisdom about more pixels on a smaller screen = better picture quality or something.

Has anyone else noticed that Olevia's site has been down for the past day or so? I wonder if there's an update in the works?
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I keep watching for the "OFFICIAL Olevia 747i Owner's" thread. I haven't seen one yet. Who will buy this new set and start the thread?
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I keep watching for the "OFFICIAL Olevia 747i Owner's" thread. I haven't seen one yet. Who will buy this new set and start the thread?

Yes it's very frustating how long the 747i has taken to get close to being available. I originally had one ordered, but got tied of waiting. now I have a Sharp 52D92U ordered instead, however due to the possible banding issues of the Sharp and the great price of the 747i I would swap in a heart beat if i could work out how well the 747i stacks up against the Sharp. So hopefully with Newegg saying instock we might see an actual owners thread soon.
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Wow, so the 747i has disappeared from Newegg's site. That's disconcerting.

Looks like Olevia's site has finally gotten back on it's feet, though I can' find anything that's changed. I was hoping for a new downloadable manual for the 747i, or some kind of updated information about the new set. Ah well.
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Here's another review of the 747i. This from HDTVSolutions:

http://www.hdtvsolutions.com/Olevia_747i_Review.htm

Offers a nicely practical point-of-view, with talk of Gears of War and calibrating using the Digital Video Essentials SD DVD.
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I keep watching for the "OFFICIAL Olevia 747i Owner's" thread. I haven't seen one yet. Who will buy this new set and start the thread?

I'm very close to pulling the trigger. If I do and start a separate thread, I fear it will be quickly buried. It's unlikely that a dedicated 7-Series thread would get pulled to the surface every day or so the way this thread does.
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http://www.tvpredictions.com/olevia022107.htm

And of course it's months late, due to publishing/testing lead time/deadlines. I remember years ago when I had a sub I'd see a piece of equipment with a good rating and invariably it was already discontinued and unavailable.
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I remember reading about the 7xx series when it was first announced by Syntax. There were even some posts here that this high-end series would only be available through custom installers. I guess that means CEDIA members. That was very disappointing to me since I do my own installation and setup.

Anyway, when I saw the post earlier about the 747i at newegg.com I thought Huh? Newegg is not a high-end custom installer. It got me thinking that Syntax came to its senses and will distribute the 7xx series through all its regular channels. I hope.
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Has anyone heard of or bought anything from 'YourUpLink.com', 'Monstronix.com', or 'PCSuperDeals.com'? Their website says that they have inventory of the 747i but I don't know if they are reputable on-line retailers...
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I am considering making a purchase of the Olevia 532H and I am wondering if it has a QAM tuner. According the rankings in Consumer reports it does but I have been unable to confirm this anywhere else. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I am considering making a purchase of the Olevia 532H and I am wondering if it has a QAM tuner. According the rankings in Consumer reports it does but I have been unable to confirm this anywhere else. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

It does. There is a thread on this set- I would read it.
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Is there a link to a general thread on the 532h because I haven't been able to find it in the thread list. Thanks
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Is there a link to a general thread on the 532h because I haven't been able to find it in the thread list. Thanks

This is the link HERE and it should have a link to the original thread right at the first post. There are folks who are very happy with this set by the way, especially if they are using it for mostly HD and/or using an upscaling dvd player. The issue seems to be with 480i/p content. I'm still tempted to get this set, but I'm still researching and might just spend an extra $300 for a set that I know can handle better SD and has more inputs. But what if the SD is fine on this set? This research is a pain in the @$$.
Good luck and let us know how things work out.
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Has anyone heard of or bought anything from 'YourUpLink.com', 'Monstronix.com', or 'PCSuperDeals.com'? Their website says that they have inventory of the 747i but I don't know if they are reputable on-line retailers...

PCSuperDeals.com e-mailed me yesterday to let me know they have the 747i currently in stock. I signed up for the notification months before I purchased my Mitsubishi.
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This is the link HERE and it should have a link to the original thread right at the first post. There are folks who are very happy with this set by the way, especially if they are using it for mostly HD and/or using an upscaling dvd player. The issue seems to be with 480i/p content. I'm still tempted to get this set, but I'm still researching and might just spend an extra $300 for a set that I know can handle better SD and has more inputs. But what if the SD is fine on this set? This research is a pain in the @$$.
Good luck and let us know how things work out.

I own a 232v which is the same as the 532h except for speaker placement. I have NO problems with 480i/p. Sd looks better on the 32 than on my 537h which I attribute to the bigger size. HD PQ is as good as my 537h also. Just my .02
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Guess you're sticking with the Mitsu badself, and leaving the 747i for those os us that have waited this long then?
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I own a 232v which is the same as the 532h except for speaker placement. I have NO problems with 480i/p. Sd looks better on the 32 than on my 537h which I attribute to the bigger size. HD PQ is as good as my 537h also. Just my .02

Thanks, phipp01. The SD info on the 32 vs the 37 helps, b/c it's exactly where I'm stuck. I want a 37 (of course), the wife wants a 32(of course), and SD on larger models at 8 feet have been an issue for me, so I was leaning toward a 32. BUT...in the store today, looking at HD on a 37 @ 8 feet, WOW! Decisions, decisions, and significant others.
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32 is way to smallllllllllllllllllll if ya ask me.man i wanted a 57 inch tv for my room.but i like the feeling im in a movie theature
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Thanks, phipp01. The SD info on the 32 vs the 37 helps, b/c it's exactly where I'm stuck. I want a 37 (of course), the wife wants a 32(of course), and SD on larger models at 8 feet have been an issue for me, so I was leaning toward a 32. BUT...in the store today, looking at HD on a 37 @ 8 feet, WOW! Decisions, decisions, and significant others.

Go with the 37" trust me. I was torn between the 37" and 42" and now wish I went with the 42". But this just gives me a reason in a few years of buying probably a 50" 1080p set when those prices start to come down
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32 is way to smallllllllllllllllllll if ya ask me.man i wanted a 57 inch tv for my room.but i like the feeling im in a movie theature

That's the thing for me too and why I have a surround sound system that I love, but my wife says exactly the opposite- she doesn't want to feel like she's in a movie theater all the time I'm thinking of getting the 37" and putting on the food network right away to win her over. I hear it looks awesome in HD.

Thanks again, guys.
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That's the thing for me too and why I have a surround sound system that I love, but my wife says exactly the opposite- she doesn't want to feel like she's in a movie theater all the time I'm thinking of getting the 37" and putting on the food network right away to win her over. I hear it looks awesome in HD.

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I don't think 37" will feel like a movie theater all the time unless you guys sit closer than about 4-5 feet from the television. 37" 16x9 I want to say is going to feel a little more like a 27"4x3...does she think a 27" 4x3 screen is to big?
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I don't think 37" will feel like a movie theater all the time unless you guys sit closer than about 4-5 feet from the television. 37" 16x9 I want to say is going to feel a little more like a 27"4x3...does she think a 27" 4x3 screen is to big?

Huh? My 537h feels bigger to me than my old 27" CRT. I'd buy the 37" like I said before and after she sees the HD PQ she won't complain anymore
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Huh? My 537h feels bigger to me than my old 27" CRT. I'd buy the 37" like I said before and after she sees the HD PQ she won't complain anymore


I guess I didn't think that through enough--and don't have one infront of me currently. Maybe it's that the 32" 16x8 tvs seem closer or smaller than the 27" 4x3's. I don't think the 37" seem smaller by any means...maybe just that with the size going to the sides of the tv rather than just height going from 27" 4x3 to 37" 16x9 doesn't quite seem as "big" ie- 10 inches bigger....i'm just going to stop. My vote is for the 37"- if it's to big for her, just push her seat further back till it's acceptable.
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My vote is for the 37"- if it's to big for her, just push her seat further back till it's acceptable.

LOL. That would mean I would have to push her through the wall- not happening. Thanks for the feedback. The other issue is that we keep the set in an armoir and some 37s won't fit. Time to look at the specs and pull out the tape measure.
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I don't think 37" will feel like a movie theater all the time unless you guys sit closer than about 4-5 feet from the television. 37" 16x9 I want to say is going to feel a little more like a 27"4x3...does she think a 27" 4x3 screen is to big?

Here are two links for 4:3 vs 16:9 screen size.

http://www.cnet.com/4520-7874_1-5108580-2.html

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http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-7608_7-1016109-4.html

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I guess I didn't think that through enough--and don't have one infront of me currently. Maybe it's that the 32" 16x8 tvs seem closer or smaller than the 27" 4x3's. I don't think the 37" seem smaller by any means...maybe just that with the size going to the sides of the tv rather than just height going from 27" 4x3 to 37" 16x9 doesn't quite seem as "big" ie- 10 inches bigger....i'm just going to stop. My vote is for the 37"- if it's to big for her, just push her seat further back till it's acceptable.

Ok BD I get what you are saying now. Its wider than its taller so now I see where you were coming from
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LOL. That would mean I would have to push her through the wall- not happening. Thanks for the feedback. The other issue is that we keep the set in an armoir and some 37s won't fit. Time to look at the specs and pull out the tape measure.

Oh Jose I can see it now you are buying a 32". The 37" is 36.25" wide IIRC.
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Ok BD I get what you are saying now. Its wider than its taller so now I see where you were coming from

Exactly- Sometimes I really suck at trying to express what I mean.
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Hey gang , I've frequented this place for a couple years now but don't think I've actually posted so here goes.First off, awesome forum for a wealth of info...you guys are great! I've been talking with higher up Syntax-Brillian since last week off & on so I have some reliable info for you guys regarding the Olevia 7 series. I too have been wondering wtf was going on as far as availibility so it turns out Syntax-Brillian/Olevia have initially only released around 500+ units of mostly747i only to select regional distributors and select installation specialists initially. I guess they were testing the waters and also stated they did not expect/anticipate the overwhelming feedback via emails/phone-calls inquiring for the 7-series.In fact when I called a couple days ago the senior rep. told me they just got out of a corp. meeting about this and they are in the process of considerably ramping up production over the next couple weeks to ship an onslaught of the 7's to general retailers online/retail within 2-3 weeks.So that should be great news for those of you feverishly anticipating this badboy.
I myself sold my beloved LT42HVI a week ago because I spotted the 747i on Newegg only to be shot down because right when I was placing my order they deleted it from thier site......grrrrr.I'm assuming they never had it in the first place or atleast only had one so oh well.Which this prompted me to deal with Syntax directly. Turns out after going through select channels they were able to setup a special order for me with a direct buiseness distributor not far from them as a special exception.I cannot disclose what I paid or who so let's just say it is substantially lower than the msrp including shipping. How's that for excellent loyal customer support! I should be recieving this badboy Friday so I'll be sure to post back soon with my initial review. Oh some more info, for the 7-series they went with $100k+ panels for the 7-series versus the typical $40-$50k panels for the 5-series.That just rocks.

In the meantime, to further wet your guys' appetites here's some nice reviews for the 747i...
EDIT: Seems I cannot post links or emoticons.Oh well.
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In the meantime, to further wet your guys' appetites here's some nice reviews for the 747i...
EDIT: Seems I cannot post links or emoticons.Oh well.
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Looks like I can post links now. Here ya go...

http://www.syntaxbrillian.com/pdf/news/UAV2_Article.pdf

Here's a download link to dl the #75 issue of 'ThePerfectVision' which includes a rather lengthy/informative review of the 747i...
http://www.avguide.com/the-perfect-vision/75/

http://www.ultimateavmag.com/flatpan...ys/1206olevia/

http://www.hdtvsolutions.com/Olevia_747i_Review.htm


Aside from the moderately high black level every other aspect of this badboy seems grade-A+. Ohhhhh can't wait 'till Friday!


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