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Old 08-12-2015, 08:00 AM
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I am hesitant to post my e-mail up on the forum, and can't send any PM's until I hit 15 posts. Despite having registered in 2007, this is only my second post.

I have the same issue listed previously, audio dropouts on some HDMI connected devices (like the PS4).

I was able to download the firmware from the dropbox link a couple of pages back, but I do not know if it is compatible with my TV. I have the 747i-B11, and I am not sure it is the same as the 747i. The firmware says to check the FM #, but I have no clue what that is.

Also, I see no instructions for the upgrade process and the manual online says to check Olevia's webpage.

So, if anyone can tell me if there is a difference in the TV models (or a difference in the firmware) please reply. If you have a B11 specific version of the firmware, I would love to get a copy (with update instructions).

Or, if you know how to fix the audio dropout problem please reply.

I would also be interested in the process for restoring the TV to factory defaults.

Thank you.
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Hey all.

I'm finally replacing my 747i I bought from TigerDirect for $1000 years ago. It's really been a great TV...just in the mood for something fresher and I really wanted 3d.
I purchased an LG OLED EC9300.

But now I don't know what to do with my 747i....it still works flawlessly, albeit it heavy and bulky as heck compared with the new TVs...
Anyone in Southern California interested in purchasing?
And what do you guys think is a fair price? I realize it could go any day, but I've never had a problem with it.

Thanks!
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Hey all.

I'm finally replacing my 747i I bought from TigerDirect for $1000 years ago. It's really been a great TV...just in the mood for something fresher and I really wanted 3d.
I purchased an LG OLED EC9300.

But now I don't know what to do with my 747i....it still works flawlessly, albeit it heavy and bulky as heck compared with the new TVs...
Anyone in Southern California interested in purchasing?
And what do you guys think is a fair price? I realize it could go any day, but I've never had a problem with it.

Thanks!
Good luck finding quality content for your 3D TV. Avatar is good, but that is about it, unless you like anime'.


I still have a 747i, but I only paid $599 for it. It is being used in a bedroom. Still has a great picture, and the SOUND is much better than the late model skinny mini tv sets. As for value, I would not pay any more than $99.
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Unhappy 747i terminal illness...

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That's what my regular tube TV's (all Sony Trinitrons) lasted me on average, 5-6 years. The 27" Trinitron I bought in 2004 is still working (watching it right now) because the 747i took over in 2007 and they split my workload since. My 747i is on its 7th year and it still works/looks great, milky blacks and noticeable banding aside. Glad you got six years worth of use out of yours.
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You know, I was thinking along the same lines....at least you can rest easy knowing
one thing....at 134 lbs, no one's walking away with that baby.Not even in your neighborhood.
Do you have any special hook ups to clean the cablevision signal,or do you have FIOS?
Started a few weeks ago - turns on, everything is going well for the first 30 seconds or so and then - POP - no sound (from ANY source). Unplugged for a day - let it rest - retry - same outcome.

Jaredante and dad1153,

Assuming you are both still in the NYC area, would either of you be interested in selling (or better yet gifting ) your fully functional, fully working Olevia 747i set to a fellow AVS member (ME! ) ?

And, as a bonus, if you decide to sell it (her?) to me and you happen to get a little 747i-sick, you can come by to visit it (her?) whenever you like!

Thanks in advance!

P.S. I hope you both are enjoying your upgraded gear/t.v. sets.
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747i Terminal Illness Update...

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Started a few weeks ago - turns on, everything is going well for the first 30 seconds or so and then - POP - no sound (from ANY source). Unplugged for a day - let it rest - retry - same outcome.

Jaredante and dad1153,

Assuming you are both still in the NYC area, would either of you be interested in selling (or better yet gifting ) your fully functional, fully working Olevia 747i set to a fellow AVS member (ME! ) ?

And, as a bonus, if you decide to sell it (her?) to me and you happen to get a little 747i-sick, you can come by to visit it (her?) whenever you like!

Thanks in advance!

P.S. I hope you both are enjoying your upgraded gear/t.v. sets.
Update...

Miraculously, I have sound again!

However, still interested in purchasing a used, fully working 747i though. With issues like this, not sure how much longer this set has. Have any of you 747i owners - those of us having problems with the set - taken the back cover off of the set in order to blow dust (using condensed air of course) off of the back of the main board? I'm seriously thinking about doing it. Not sure if it would help prolong the life of the set but at this point, it may not hurt.

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Latest firmware sent to your email listed!
can anyone send me the latest firmware for 747-B11 my email is (t.pro68@gmail.com) thanks in advance! and the instruction on how to load new firmware
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Mary, I may still have the schematic on the 747i. Unfortunately, the TV is in East Texas and I'm at work in Louisiana. I'll gladly take a look next time I'm home and see if I can find the schematic and post up a copy if I'm successful.
Hey Rarjar

can you send me the latest firmware for 747-B11 my email is (t.pro68@gmail.com) thanks in advance! and the instruction on how to load new firmware
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can you send me the latest firmware for 747-B11 my email is (t.pro68@gmail.com) thanks in advance! and the instruction on how to load new firmware

Firmware file and instructions sent to your email.
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...However, still interested in purchasing a used, fully working 747i though.
Mine still works like a charm! I'm trying to save up for a 70" set. If you live near Seattle it might be worth taking a look at mine Ah, I see your in the Big Apple ( used to live in the village for a short time) Shipping would be prohibitive.

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Mine still works like a charm! I'm trying to save up for a 70" set. If you live near Seattle it might be worth taking a look at mine Ah, I see your in the Big Apple ( used to live in the village for a short time) Shipping would be prohibitive.
THUD2?! WOW! Nice to hear your 747i is still kicking along - no hiccups. Yeah, too bad I am in Fort Apache. Too bad you could not visit your old stomping ground and bring the set with you. I have been in touch with dad1153 - he is here (in NYC, not in my apt. ) with me.
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Yeah, it's still kickin. I wasn't watching it much after I bought the projector but now (right at the start of football season *%#&*# it!) the projector has bit the dust, so watchin the 747i again. still love it!
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Yeah, it's still kickin. I wasn't watching it much after I bought the projector but now (right at the start of football season *%#&*# it!) the projector has bit the dust, so watchin the 747i again. still love it!
WOW! You stuck a fork in the projector? Its done? At least you had a few good years of theater style movie watching. Can it not be fixed? I mean, why go backwards from projector to TV?

If you sell the 747i, what will you watch since the projector is done?
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Firmware file and instructions sent to your email.
thanks I can see a slight improvement in picture, no sound still, it stop after about 10 min when I turn on the set
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I haven't been back to this thread for years. Happy to see it's still going. My 747 has not had one problem in the 8 years I've owned it. Great picture. I'll only get rid of it when it stops working.
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Firmware file and instructions sent to your email.
Hi Rarjar,

Would you be willing to send me a copy for a 747-B11 please?
I hope to fix a audio drop issue as well as compatibility with an old composite console.

Thank you in advance for your help. Never thought my old Olevia would make it up to 2016

Happy new year!
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2016 Update...

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Update...

Miraculously, I have sound again!

However, still interested in purchasing a used, fully working 747i though. With issues like this, not sure how much longer this set has. Have any of you 747i owners - those of us having problems with the set - taken the back cover off of the set in order to blow dust (using condensed air of course) off of the back of the main board? I'm seriously thinking about doing it. Not sure if it would help prolong the life of the set but at this point, it may not hurt.
Happy 2016 747iers!

My nine (9) year old set has gone back to the intermittent sound problems. Has anybody found a fix for this issue? Otherwise, the set works.

I'm thinking about this for workaround for OTA TV sound:

Although it sits packed up in a box, I still have my 3808CI Denon AVR that works. So, I'm thinking going from optical out from the 747i to optical in on the Denon to get sound from OTA source. Does anyone having the same sound issues as I, have their set hooked up in this configuration? I'm wondering if I bypass the on board speakers, will I be able to receive sound using this config. I won't need the sound to come from the set itself. I had it hooked up this way for a few years prior to December 2013 when I upgraded my AVR and set and it worked with no problems. Only thing, I didn't have the sound dropouts like I'm having now. I'd hate to drag it out and set it up and it doesn't work, albeit, I may have to try it out. Hopefully I have an extra optical cable lying around that I can use for testing. Not like I can make a quick trip to RadioShack that used to be across the street from me to pick one up for testing purposes.

Hopefully somebody sees this Bat signal in the sky and replies in haste.

Best,
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Hi Rarjar,

Would you be willing to send me a copy for a 747-B11 please?
I hope to fix a audio drop issue as well as compatibility with an old composite console.

Thank you in advance for your help. Never thought my old Olevia would make it up to 2016

Happy new year!


PM me your email address and I'll be glad to send you the last and final firmware update.
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I have a 747-B11 set also. Can you please send the last firmware update to me? ( rjgee @ Hotmail.com) Thank you!
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Vertical banding issues just getting too much for me at this point. Sad to say I may have to finally replace this behemoth

LONG LIVE THE KING OF PIP OPTIONS!
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I have a 747-B11 set also. Can you please send the last firmware update to me? ( rjgee @ Hotmail.com) Thank you!
Sorry just now got back on here and saw your request. Last Olevia 747 firmware sent to you via my work email.
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Just had to replace my 747. The picture started getting bad, contrast was messed up. When you first turn it on, you couldn't see anything on the screen. As it warmed up it got slightly better, but not much. I just purchased a cheap Samsung 55" to replace it. I think the Olevia picture was better
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Just had to replace my 747. The picture started getting bad, contrast was messed up. When you first turn it on, you couldn't see anything on the screen. As it warmed up it got slightly better, but not much. I just purchased a cheap Samsung 55" to replace it. I think the Olevia picture was better
I take it the Samsung is 4K, or you would have said "The Olevia picture was DEFINITELY better"
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My friends still have their 747 and constantly tell me that the picture is still terrific. I went to visit (diff state) recently and was pleasantly surprised at the picture when connected to a good source!
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