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post #271 of 1473
I have my ps3 set hdmi as well. I haven't dl'ed gt hd so I can't really say, but will try to get it dl'ed and see for myself. I have RR:7 but have not seen any blurthis is set to 1080i. I have seen motion blur on my ps2 game (shadow of rome) and this is w/v1.5. I tested out a few others but no blur there. I've also seen it while watching SD DVD's, though not all the time but it's noticeable when it does happen. Maybe lower your sharpness to 0? I have my tv set to aspect.

As w/sound...even if I put volume to 0 I still hear the hissing noise. I have to turn off speakers so I won't hear the hiss. I'm going to try to get a hold of a olevia rep and see what the problem is. The interesting thing is that the highest I've put the speakers is about 1/4.
post #272 of 1473
Hey are firmware updates worth getting for the 232 V? and if so how do you do it?
post #273 of 1473
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Originally Posted by meederman View Post

Hey are firmware updates worth getting for the 232 V? and if so how do you do it?

If your Tv is working fine I wouldnt mess with it. You can go to Olevias website and find out what the firmware upgrade will do for you and how to do it. Just if you do it dont use the TV as your computer monitor because you have to unplug and plug in the TV a couple of times. Someone a few months ago tried to upgrade the fimware and was using the TV as the PC monitor and he couldnt finish it because the instructions were on the screen that went black lol.
post #274 of 1473
Yes I do (BF CC 232) , when I said to stay away from Olevia, it was a response to original question of warranty from Olevia.

As for the unit my original purchase died after 20 min of runtime. While at the store returning it, I had another buyer complaining about the green tinge. The replacement is fine so far - warranty may be essential for this brand.


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Originally Posted by phipp01 View Post

Do u own an Olevia? I own 2 the 537h and the 232v and would recommend either 1 to anybody. And if you dont own an Olevia there is no reason to come into this thread to bash a product you know nothing about. Go troll somewhere else
post #275 of 1473
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Originally Posted by phipp01 View Post

No hiss from my 232v or my 537h. On the 232v the volume changes by itself sometimes goes louder than softer. Thats a pain in the as*. I havent tried hooking it up thru HDMI yet so maybe that will solve the problem. Or update the firmware.

This only happens when mine is set on Dark Room under lighting. If I set it to Light Room, no hiss.
post #276 of 1473
bought the 232v today,and i haven't had any problems with green tint.this is my first hdtv purchase,and i couldn't be happier.my xbox 360 looks phenomenal on it.i'm running it at 1080i through the component cable it came with.i also have the tv hooked up to standard cable connection,did an auto-detect of the channels on the line,and i got my normal cable channels as well as the locals in hd!!!can't wait to watch the superbowl this sunday on this badboy.very happy i bought one
post #277 of 1473
If I have my cable going into my cable box and then out of the box into the TV tuner, is it going to only show me channel 3, which is whatever I have dialed up on my cable box at the moment?
post #278 of 1473
I got this TV a couple days ago and I am very happy with it. Picture looks great, I'm using an Onkyo upscaling DVD player and even at 480p it looks awesome... but the dvd player wont let me go any higher without an hdmi cable so one is on the way. My Xbox360 looks great too. I did a channel scan and picked up all my analog channels, and something like 260 digital channels including all local HD channels... the thing is, I only subscribe to basic cable!
post #279 of 1473
RS232 serial connection to Olevia 232V

I've been able to find the command structure for controlling this TV through the rs232 serial port. However, I have been unable to find any information on the cable itself that is required to connect to the TV.

The TV has a round connector instead of a standard D9.

Does anyone know the pinout for this connector? Or a source for a cable?

I've been searching all over the place for this information - so it's probably really obvious somewhere and only the right google search away. I just can't find it.

[By the way, I posted this several days ago as its own thread and got no response. I probably should have posted it in this thread instead.]
post #280 of 1473
I'm having trouble using the TV's audio out to my receiver. I can't get no sound. Anyone else have this problem?
post #281 of 1473
What is best dvd player you can use on 232 V?
post #282 of 1473
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Originally Posted by agentvic View Post

I'm having trouble using the TV's audio out to my receiver. I can't get no sound. Anyone else have this problem?

Are you using a STB or do you have the cable connected directly to the TV? If you have a STB try using an optical audio cable. If your not using a STB is there anything in the audio or setup menu that you might have to change?
post #283 of 1473
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Originally Posted by meederman View Post

What is best dvd player you can use on 232 V?

I would recommend an upconverting DVD player. I personally like the OPPO DV-970HD. Thats what I will be buying once they are in stock again.
post #284 of 1473
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Originally Posted by phipp01 View Post

Are you using a STB or do you have the cable connected directly to the TV? If you have a STB try using an optical audio cable. If your not using a STB is there anything in the audio or setup menu that you might have to change?

Yeah right now I'm running (non HD) Directv box to TV via s-video & R/L audio, then trying to run out the audio to the receiver using the tv's R/L audio output. (Unfortunately the TV nor STB have optical.) The TV has an off function for it's speakers to use when connected to a stereo receiver/speakers. I'm just not getting any sound.

I'm just wanting to get some better sound as the TV speakers are not the best.

If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Thanks
post #285 of 1473
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Originally Posted by agentvic View Post

Yeah right now I'm running (non HD) Directv box to TV via s-video & R/L audio, then trying to run out the audio to the receiver using the tv's R/L audio output. (Unfortunately the TV nor STB have optical.) The TV has an off function for it's speakers to use when connected to a stereo receiver/speakers. I'm just not getting any sound.

I'm just wanting to get some better sound as the TV speakers are not the best.

If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Thanks

Just run the audio from the DirectTv box to the receiver that should work and then turn the TV's speakers off
post #286 of 1473
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Originally Posted by phipp01 View Post

Just run the audio from the DirectTv box to the receiver that should work and then turn the TV's speakers off

Yeah I thought about that also. The only thing about that is I won't be able to get audio also from OTA HD channels from the tuner.

I guess I can do that until I can figure out what's up.

Thanks
post #287 of 1473
Well, I shopped around quite a bit for an LCD TV and read tons of very positive reviews of this unit on CC's web site (well over 300 as of today), but still wasn't up to paying $599 for it. Kept looking and happened upon a "recertified" unit on Newegg for $499 so I jumped on it. I'd read some of the green tint issues via component, but thought "if it's recertified/refurbished, then if the particular unit did have the issue it's bound to have been fixed."

Just got it today, unpacked it and quickly hooked it up. Recently got a DTV HD DVR in the living room and moved the Tivo DVR to the bedroom (where the 232V is now), and hadn't even noticed the best output avail. is S-video. Crazy to provide optical audio, but no component. Anyway, s-video looked OK, a bit grainy but not completely unexpected, yet on some channels it looks quite good.

I connected a TViX media player to it via component, went into the TViX menu and set it to 16:9 output @ 720p and switched the TV to component source. I immediately saw the TViX menu with a green tint and muttered "f*** me! No way...", then got "No Signal" in about 2 secs. Can't get a picture back up with component. I'll try a DVD player next, but if it has the same issue this sucker is going right back to Newegg - amazingly their standard 1-year refund/exchange policy applies to this TV which is HIGHLY unusual (another reason I went ahead with the purchase). Don't know how a refurb would get through QA twice with a hardware issue unless it just never was returned to the manufacturer. Guess I shoulda paid another $100-200 and got a "better" brand. Sucks as I was totally pumped about this TV and really hoping I'd get a good one be it a refurb. However, with plans to use a DTV box, TViX and DVD player with component & HDMI the green tint is a complete deal-breaker. Speakers are also pretty much junk (much worse than my 8 yr-old 27" Sony CRT) and also have the buzz/hiss when switching sources...not a big deal though. Hoping, with much doubt, that the component isn't jacked up.

Why, unlike many of the other LCD/plasma threads, has no one bothered to post their settings??? I was intending to use a config DVD on mine, but may not get that far. I noticed someone suggested posting settings back on pg 3-4, but no one has. For those of you that do have a good model, pls post your preferred settings.

Anyone want a 232V for $500?
post #288 of 1473
Figures: I just checked Newegg's site and the 232v now shows it's covered by the Bulk Item Return Policy, which is basically "you're screwed." Must've been a mistake on their part, but my order confirmation says Standard Return Policy and I thought to save off a .mdi file of the web page when I purchased it showing the same. May work as a CYA policy now that they seem to have realized their boo-boo.

Still hoping I don't have to send it back, or deal with Olevia directly.
post #289 of 1473
Kind of hard to post your setting when all they use is an arrow and a bar And I paid less than 500 bucks for a BRAND NEW one 6 weeks ago. So nope not interested.
post #290 of 1473
I've seen others post them a approximate percentages - just making a suggestion for information sharing...geez.

Tested the following later last night:
  • Component using progressive scan DVD - looked great, assuming @ 480p
  • Component using TViX media player - went through 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i - GREEN TINT on anything above 480p, so obviously got a bum unit
  • S-video using Tivo DTV DVR - decent, not great - not expected to be, but some channels looked surprisingly good
  • DVI-to-HDMI using TViX media player - went through 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i - all looked great playing "Crank"; noticed what might be some "pixelization" in some areas on fast action, but only when looking closely; no ghosting or any other issues
  • Only found a single stuck pixel in the lower-left quadrant of the screen, so not bad - a 2nd one was unstuck by lightly tapping on it with my knuckle

So, seeing as I have a faulty unit, what's the consensus? Does this REALLY point to an imminent hardware failure, or is it just an annoyance? Seeing as I can use my progressive scan DVD player @ 480p and it looks great and I can use my TViX at 720p/1080i using HDMI with great results, it doesn't bother me THAT much. Just don't know how realistic it is to make an exchange w/Newegg and get a properly functioning unit. Could contact Olevia directly, but even if I can get someone on the phone and they agree to replace I'll be w/out a TV for weeks, I'd expect. Anyone aware of the true severity of this issue? Of course, I don't want the thing to fail completely in days/weeks/months either.

Thanks for any suggestions!
post #291 of 1473
[quote=TxNate]I've seen others post them a approximate percentages - just making a suggestion for information sharing...geez.

There you answered your own question then. Go back search the posts and work on %'s
post #292 of 1473
[quote=phipp01]
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Originally Posted by TxNate View Post

I've seen others post them a approximate percentages - just making a suggestion for information sharing...geez.

There you answered your own question then. Go back search the posts and work on %'s

I was referring to OTHER threads for other LCDs, not this one. I've read every single post in this thread and perhaps one person mentioned a setting or two.

Why is it someone makes a suggestion in a forum meant for information sharing and collaboration and gets bashed??? Read through a number of other threads for Westys, etc. and everyone was all about sharing & helpfulness.

Whatever...
post #293 of 1473
Is the xbox 360 a good dvd player for the 232 V? Does it upscale to 720P or 1080I?
post #294 of 1473
I called Olevia tech support 1st thing this morning and waited on hold for about 30+ minutes before finally talking to a rep. I started off by saying, "Hopefully you've heard of the component input issue with some 232V units displaying a green tint." Not surprisingly, they stated they were not aware of it. My testing efforts were walked through as well as mentioning AVS Forums several times and the number of customers having reported the same issue. Of course, they asked if I'd tested the media player on another HDTV using component, and reported it works fine on my 52" Sony. I was put on hold a couple of more times, but they came back and said they'd replace it with another refurb that's supposedly been confirmed to function properly with all inputs and resolutions. OK, fine...we'll see how #2 looks, but hopefully coming direct from the manufacturer it will have been QA'd prior to releasing back into the market.

Olevia sent me an Advance Replacement form to fill out and fax back so they can ship out the replacement while I hold on to the original, then ship the orig back once the new one arrives. I replied back with a link to this thread and received the following response:

"Thank you I have put the gas on the fire. I really want to thank you for taking the time out to get us the information in a detailed way so we have enough to make a major deal. Also thank all the forum guys if you can. The pictures were worth a million words.

P.S. When replying to this message please leave the original message so I have history of all information given and received for your case.

CT
Tech Support
Syntax-Brillian Corporation
20480 E. Business Parkway
City of Industry, CA 91789
Tel: (888) SYNTAX-8
Fax: (909)859-8499
"

So it would appear they actually READ the thread and saw the example images posted of the green tint issue. May provide a bit of confidence that they're actually looking into it in more detail, though it sounds to have been a problem with only a batch of units. Thanks to everyone here for providing documentation. Here's hoping the new one is all good. Just in case anyone needs it, here's phone & email info for Olevia (the email address I found on their site didn't work):

Customer/Tech Support:
1-866-9-OLEVIA (653842)
1-888-SYNTAX-8

LCD Operations:
1-909-859-8400

Corporate:
1-602-389-8888

E-mail:
support@olevia.com
customerservice@syntaxbrillian.com
post #295 of 1473
[quote=TxNate]
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Originally Posted by phipp01 View Post


I was referring to OTHER threads for other LCDs, not this one. I've read every single post in this thread and perhaps one person mentioned a setting or two.

Why is it someone makes a suggestion in a forum meant for information sharing and collaboration and gets bashed??? Read through a number of other threads for Westys, etc. and everyone was all about sharing & helpfulness.

Whatever...

Go read your original post, you want to mention bashing? How about where you say " I should have spent another 100 to 200 dollars on a "better" brand"???? And your the one who bought the "refurbed" unit. Then you ask why this thread cant be like all the other threads. So if you consider my posts to be bashing you so be it. Maybe you should have bought a WEsty I hear they are quite good.
post #296 of 1473
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Originally Posted by agentvic View Post

Yeah right now I'm running (non HD) Directv box to TV via s-video & R/L audio, then trying to run out the audio to the receiver using the tv's R/L audio output. (Unfortunately the TV nor STB have optical.) The TV has an off function for it's speakers to use when connected to a stereo receiver/speakers. I'm just not getting any sound.

I'm just wanting to get some better sound as the TV speakers are not the best.

If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Thanks

do you have the tv's speakers set to "off"? i believe i read elsewhere that when you set the tv speakers to off, the audio output is also turned off (don't ask me why). the solution another poster used was to leave the tv speakers set to "on" but just turning the tv volume down to zero, and using the receiver to listen in.
post #297 of 1473
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Originally Posted by onepoint View Post

do you have the tv's speakers set to "off"? i believe i read elsewhere that when you set the tv speakers to off, the audio output is also turned off (don't ask me why). the solution another poster used was to leave the tv speakers set to "on" but just turning the tv volume down to zero, and using the receiver to listen in.

Yeah I figured it out last night. I set the TV speakers to on and turned the volume all the way down. Guess what? I got sound...lol (So much for doing what the manual says) Thanks all
post #298 of 1473
hey all, just wanted to say that this tv is back on sale at cc. thinking about getting it for my first entry level lcd!
post #299 of 1473
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Originally Posted by meederman View Post

Is the xbox 360 a good dvd player for the 232 V? Does it upscale to 720P or 1080I?

Should if its connected through the VGA connection.
post #300 of 1473
I use the native color temp because the 6500 looks bad. Washed out and drab. It's also a bit green. So what they recommend in the quick guide is just bad advice. Mines is fines with my pc and xbox 360 and with hdtv over the air. I really like this TV.
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