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post #31 of 3175
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Originally Posted by stockwiz View Post

newegg's return policy is clearly stated, which is why I didn't buy from them.

I was aware of that when I bought mine. They make sure you know about it more than once during checkout. I was an idiot for thinking that it will never happen to me.
post #32 of 3175
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Originally Posted by 12bob21 View Post

I was aware of that when I bought mine. They make sure you know about it more than once during checkout. I was an idiot for thinking that it will never happen to me.

Yeah, I hear you. I read the policy and I am just hoping the tv is fine. BTW, did you have to pay for the shipping charges to Olevia?

-Mark
post #33 of 3175
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Originally Posted by Geographer View Post

Yeah, I hear you. I read the policy and I am just hoping the tv is fine. BTW, did you have to pay for the shipping charges to Olevia?

-Mark

Nope. They paid both ways.
post #34 of 3175
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Originally Posted by weberman View Post

I posted this same question in another thread. Never got an answer. For a minute I thought I was reading my post about black levels. The LT37 was twice as much money as the 537 model was selling for.

Here is my other post:

I have been trying to find a Olevia 537H to see what it looks like. No one has the set. CompUSA still has the LT37HVS. I was not impressed. The blacks looked more dark gray than black. There was an LG on one side and an Sharp on the other side. Both had better blacks. I don't know about any TV settings and whether the blacks on the LT37 could be improved. I don't want to buy online without first previewing the TV but that seems impossible. I understand that the 537H is supposed to be a much better TV than the LT37.

Comments from anyone with a LT37 or 537H concerning the black levels would be appreciated. I have seen fabulous prices on the 537H which are much less than the CompUSA price on the LT37 which I believe has been discontinued.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.


From about.com, a review of the 537H:
"What I Liked
The Picture: The 537H had an excellent display of HD and DVD images. Actually, the picture was awesome in HD and it was also great for gaming.

Picture quality was lower when watching standard definition from my satellite receiver. This was expected - 4:3 had a better overall picture than 16:9. This was also expected. The only real issue was in displaying scrolling text - words were blurred and did not scroll smoothly.

During the time I was reviewing the 537H, I forgot that it was a 37" television. I thought it was 42" because the size of images appeared consistent with 42" TVs. This probably doesn't mean much except that this panel would be large enough for a 15x15 room."
about.com review

I think we have to assume we will not be getting black levels such as we can get with a plasma or CRT. His comment "The 537H is a good product. It has the high-end performance to rival a Sony or Samsung but without the price tag of a larger manufacturer. The display of analog and standard digital signals is good. I noticed some issues with the presentation of moving text but when watching non-HD satellite the picture quality was almost as good as my Samsung DLP and the 1080P Westinghouse 42w2 that I reviewed a few months ago." reassures me that we will get at least a good picture. But as in everything-beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
post #35 of 3175
Thread Starter 
Well... I got the 237V today.

UPS NEVER comes before 5:00pm except, of course, for today.

The Bad news:
The top of the bezel was cracked pretty badly, and I was not home to refuse the shipment.

The Good, yet Surprising news:
I called Newegg first. They, without question, asked if I wanted a full refund or a replacement. I choose the replacement.

Newegg could not have been any better. I was on the phone for less than two minutes. I don't know why they changed their policy, but they did. The new one will go out in 3-5 days without having to send the bad one in first. UPS will come get the damaged one.




hc2, Thanks for your impressions on the 532H

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Originally Posted by guffy1 View Post

Can anyone tell me if the 237V accepts qam signals?

EDIT: Yes
post #36 of 3175
Does anyone have the downloaded manuals for 537H. All my browsers just give up trying to download that.

Btw, have someone recently tried to register at Olevia site? It gives this weird error in both IE7 and Firefox2:
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HT_TP Status 404 - /extendedWarranty/registerAcc.jsp

type Status report

message /extendedWarranty/registerAcc.jsp

description The requested resource (/extendedWarranty/registerAcc.jsp) is not available.
Apache Tomcat/4.1.27
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post #37 of 3175
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by iamdigg View Post

Does anyone have the downloaded manuals for 537H. All my browsers just give up trying to download that.


Same here. It's an empty link. I'd like a copy of the 537H manual too.
post #38 of 3175
After much hassle, I finally got a TD order placed for the 537, can't wait to read that disgustingly large thread on the TV to find out what I'm getting into. Chose this over the Westy 32" I had previously as well as the Westy 42" from BestBuy. Can't wait to hopefully see not only a larger screen, but hopefully some slightly improved processing after paying a bit more for the MTK over the Pixel processor.
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post #40 of 3175
I just received my order from Newegg. I got the 237v, ordered two of them. Both arrived in perfect condition. The picture is great in HD, and nicer than most in SD on TW digital cable. I ordered the 537h from zipzoomfly a few weeks ago. It arrived very badly damaged, possibly because it shipped from California and I live in New York. I am sending it back for a refund because I am so happy with the 237v.
post #41 of 3175
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Originally Posted by hc2 View Post

I think we have to assume we will not be getting black levels such as we can get with a plasma or CRT. His comment "The 537H is a good product. It has the high-end performance to rival a Sony or Samsung but without the price tag of a larger manufacturer. The display of analog and standard digital signals is good. I noticed some issues with the presentation of moving text but when watching non-HD satellite the picture quality was almost as good as my Samsung DLP and the 1080P Westinghouse 42w2 that I reviewed a few months ago." reassures me that we will get at least a good picture. But as in everything-beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

have any of you guys who actually own one of these sets looked at the Olevias on display at CC and CUSA? if properly set up in your home, is the set better than what we see at the stores?

I think most of us are aware that we will not be getting plasma or CRT black levels. however, there are LCDs out there (Samsung, Sony et al) that display a very deep black.
post #42 of 3175
I just want to apologize to the administrator for quoting a price I saw this morning ( I just noticed my posting was removed). I see now at the top of this thread that no price talk is allowed. Sorry again and it won't happen again


NO PROBLEM AND WELCOME ABOARD

DAVE
post #43 of 3175
well, i may have gotten the answer to my question in the 542i thread. good to hear that with a little attention given to setting up the Olevias, they can look just as good as the other brands:

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Originally Posted by rantanamo View Post

It may sound weird, but I've found with HD sets, that very few showrooms do justice to what it will look like at home. Especially LCDs. Especially Olevias and their 'showroom' settings. I was totally unimpressed with the 537H in the showroom, but went ahead and ordered based on reviews. Very happy with the performance, and the blacks are no worse than any other LCD.

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Originally Posted by tonychris View Post

I gotta agree with that statement. When I was initially deciding to purchase the 542i on BF, I did some recon beforehand and checked out the set. Totally unimpressed with it, but at 800 bucks I decided what the heck.

I couldn't get the set BF morning because they ran out. On a hunch and due to my 9yo son's persistence, I went back in the afternoon. I'm glad I did, set is easily worth what I paid for it.

When I read about folks in the other 42" LCD threads with problems and buyer's remorse, I just chuckle. What I like about this thread is that there are no fanboys here... everyone who bought this set recognizes that it's not the unltimate in viewing experiences, but's damn good and an excellent value for what many of us paid for it
post #44 of 3175
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Originally Posted by dlifter View Post

I just received my order from Newegg. I got the 237v, ordered two of them. Both arrived in perfect condition. The picture is great in HD, and nicer than most in SD on TW digital cable. I ordered the 537h from zipzoomfly a few weeks ago. It arrived very badly damaged, possibly because it shipped from California and I live in New York. I am sending it back for a refund because I am so happy with the 237v.

very glad to hear that. I should be receiving mine in a few days!
post #45 of 3175
In case anyone still needs it, I have a mirror of the 5 Series Manuals. Can't link, but here is a word version.
topguncomputing(dot)com(slash)olevia(slash)5_series(dot)pdf
post #46 of 3175
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Originally Posted by blastmotor View Post

In case anyone still needs it, I have a mirror of the 5 Series Manuals. Can't link, but here is a word version.
topguncomputing(dot)com(slash)olevia(slash)5_series(dot)pdf

Thanks a lot! It downloaded very fast...
I wish Olevia site was more professional (registration & download not working). And the traffic to their site will increase significantly as they sold a lot of TVs on BlackFriday.
post #47 of 3175
Thread Starter 
237H and 537H menu "settings" differences.

In post #1 I put up a couple of screen shots that show the difference in menu "settings" Olevia's cutomers service reps have told me and others about.
post #48 of 3175
yes, I'm aware there are sets that display deeper black, but simply put, I'm not willing to pay for them.
post #49 of 3175
i got my 237v today
UPS delivery from newegg in good condition
anyone know Universal remote control code for 237v ?
have try the manufacturer's list for codes listed under RCA, YAMAHA, LG, or Philips televisions but no luck
post #50 of 3175
Anyone know if there is macoblocking issues with the 537H when using an oppo 971?

I'm new to A/V stuff and just ordered this tv due to the great BF deals. Now i'm shopping for a dvd player to compliment it. I've read that the macroblocking on the oppo 971 is TV-specific so I was hoping that the 537 was one that was issue free.
post #51 of 3175
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Originally Posted by stanley888 View Post

i got my 237v today
UPS delivery from newegg in good condition
anyone know Universal remote control code for 237v ?
have try the manufacturer's list for codes listed under RCA, YAMAHA, LG, or Philips televisions but no luck

Stanley888,
Just wondering when did you order yours to get it today? I ordered mine on Fri. morning and it isn't arriving until Wed.
Thanks
post #52 of 3175
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Originally Posted by stanley888 View Post

i got my 237v today
UPS delivery from newegg in good condition
anyone know Universal remote control code for 237v ?
have try the manufacturer's list for codes listed under RCA, YAMAHA, LG, or Philips televisions but no luck

The 237V does not come with a Universal Remote.

Here are the 237V Specs, look at the very bottom:

http://www.olevia.com/jsp/products/specs.jsp?pid=237v

post #53 of 3175
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Originally Posted by dopplerbob View Post

Stanley888,
Just wondering when did you order yours to get it today? I ordered mine on Fri. morning and it isn't arriving until Wed.
Thanks

Not sure how they doing their priorities! I ordered mine thursday evening and according to UPS they didn't pick it up until today so I won't receive it until Thursday. That'll be a week from the time I ordered and I'm in Oregon, only one state north of them!
post #54 of 3175
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Originally Posted by weberman View Post

The 237V does not come with a Universal Remote.

Here are the 237V Specs, look at the very bottom:

I believe he is looking for codes for the TV to be used with another remote, not the one that came with the TV.
post #55 of 3175
Just noticed that TigerDirect has this deal for 537 back on. Basically it would be the same price as the 237. I bought the 237 last night. Should I cancel my 237 and place an order for the 537?
post #56 of 3175
i order thursday since they have warehouse in my state TN so they ship overnite and delivery next day.
i try to use my Comcast remote to control my TV but none of those codes work
post #57 of 3175
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Originally Posted by duhfactor View Post

I believe he is looking for codes for the TV to be used with another remote, not the one that came with the TV.

From OLEVIA FAQ

Q: I want to use my universal remote control with the Olevia LCD TV, what is the code for the universal remote control?

A: Universal remote control manufacturers specify different code for the various television brands out there. Please check with the manufacturer's list for codes listed under RCA, YAMAHA, LG, or Philips televisions. Any code listed under the RCA, YAMAHA, LG, or Philips will work.

What brand of Universal Remote are you trying to program? I have some codes if you will post the brand.

Apparently there are some problems with some universal remotes, one being the later model Dish Network remotes.
post #58 of 3175
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Originally Posted by GenoG View Post

Just noticed that TigerDirect has this deal for 537 back on. Basically it would be the same price as the 237. I bought the 237 last night. Should I cancel my 237 and place an order for the 537?

give it a shot and cancel. you're getting a better warranty plus the QAM tuner. if it's too late, then at least you tried.

hurry tho. TD's deal is only good on the 27th
post #59 of 3175
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mojo_lo View Post

give it a shot and cancel. you're getting a better warranty plus the QAM tuner.

There's no QAM tuner according to the manual.

EDIT: There is a QAM tuner.
post #60 of 3175
what is so great about the QAM tuner?
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