Originally Posted by Justin Horne
Ok, I know this is a 40 page thread, so I assume my question has been answered in it, but I honestly don't have the time to read it all... I know, I suck.
That said, I had decided on this tv a few days ago, and was just about to order it when I found this thread. I see most of it is a year old, but wow, is this tv really crappy or something?
This is my setup:
Xbox 360 NOT using HDMI (that seems to be the source of a problem?), I'll hook it up using component.
DVDs being played through the 360
Satalite TV connecting into the cable input.
The 360 is connected via optical audio to my surround sound, and I plan on connecting this TV to the surround sound as well, for 2ch, normal TV viewing.
Does any of this setup cause any of the problems people are discussing?
Thanks much for answering what is probably already answered.
Why plug in the satellite tv into the coax input? the tv won't be able to change channels, you need to connect it with rca or s-video (or higher if your satellite box supports it).
I have all the components you listed and more connected, and I have 0 problems. Only problems I have with the tv is the hum (which i can't even hear since I use my sound system) and the blue led light that keeps turning on.
I love the tv, but that said, the Vizio 32" (the competitor) has more connections. It has 2 hdmi, and 2 component. the olevia has 1 hdmi and has "2" component with 1 a real component jack and another being a vga-component jack which sucks since you have to buy a converter. Also the Vizio has discrete input selection, the olevia you have to keep pressing the input button to get to the right one. the remote on the vizio is also much better.
Also for Over The Air digital tv/hdtv, the vizio has a GUIDE!!! the olevia doesn't
(my friend has the vizio).
the remote is also better and universal for the vizio.
remote on the olevia is junk.
If I had another chance, I probably would have gotten the Vizio.
the Olevia does boast better contrast ratio etc.. but that's all subjective.
EDIT.. Oh also, the Vizio supports picture in picture and side by side picture.