I just wanted to let everyone know that I still love "OLEVIA" ... She is still as gorgeous as the first day I picked her up and put her in the back of the truck.
The rest of that story is X-RATED so I will stop there lol.
On a serious note ... The TV is amazing, no clouds, no eggs, beautiful picture and man can this TV put out some GREAT looking SD, that is no lie this TV shines in HD and looks so damn good in SD. I am going to get a 6500 temp light for behind the TV to give it a tad bit deeper blacks or at least the illiusion, not that the blacks are bad (they aren't at all) I just think It would make it even better than what it already is. The TV does have slight banding in a "GREY" test screen, but not in normal viewing or gaming, and I will say it one more time "NOT IN NORMAL VEIWING OR GAMING".
My modded XBOX W/XBMC is awesome, my XBOX 360 is amazing, and my HD-DVD player (HD-A2) is rocking .... This TV does such an outstanding job of upconverting SD DVD's and HD-DVD's at 1080i from my HD-A2 to 1080p it is freaking sweet. I have my XBOX 360 hooked up via componet, I had it hooked up via VGA and it looks sweet but to my eyes (at least to my eyes right now) componet looks better, still switching between the two though.
I don't use the XBOX 360 for up-converting because I have the XBOX W/XBMC and the HD-A2. The HD-A2 is what I use for SD DVD's, I set it to 480i and let the TV do it's magic. The sound is so awesome .... Watching NIN on HD-DVD with the sound cranked up just from the TV at half way makes my apartment shake lol. This TV is loud I don't even usually move the volume slider half way up, but when I do I know it and the neighbors do too.
So I guess I am trying to say I love this TV and coming from quite alot of other HDTV's in the last couple months ( to many to say
) this one does not dissapoint. I think anyone interested in buying "OLEVIA 747i" will not be sad that they did, it's that good.
I know in the next couple years this TV will go in the bedroom and I will get another for the living room, there is alot of new technology coming out in the next few years/months and I will be doing my homework on all of the upcoming brands/technologies but I know the brand of TV that I will be most interested in and that will be the "OLEVIA' I just hope that the next high end series from "OLEVIA" will live up to this series and shine even brighter.