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post #151 of 5061
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Originally Posted by S!TH!NAT0R View Post

All I can tell ya is HDMI V1.2 mang.

Where did you find this info? I cannot find it anywhere in the manual... "mang."?

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Color gamut,no idea.

It'd be nice to have something 90+%.... yeah, I know, I know, I should wake up.

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P.S. -Hope your happy with your set T2k.If you have eggs,just give them a few days to boil out. I'm curious to know the manuf. date of your set.

Haven't ordered mine yet... yet... yet...
post #152 of 5061
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Originally Posted by T2k View Post

Haven't ordered mine yet... yet... yet...

Sorry bout that, confused you with Technaholic.Previous post fixed.




Here's some good 747i calibration info for you guys.Not sure if I posted this before:
http://www.avguide.com/the-perfect-vision/75/syntax.php

http://www.ultimateavmag.com/flatpan...ia/index4.html


Btw, Syntax now has the 742i/747i manuals up for viewing on the Olevia site.The registration info has now been updated properly as well.About time...sheesh.
http://www.olevia.com/jsp/products/detail.jsp?pid=747i
post #153 of 5061
Hey, check this out: LG-Philips do have a 92% color gamut panel in 47", called LC470WU2.

The big question is whether this one or the 'el cheapo' LC470WU1 is used in the 747i...

UPDATE: here's the relevant info...

PS: yeah, I noticed the new manuals too... seems Syntax is reading this topic too...
LL
post #154 of 5061
It's unfortunate to here S!th!nator's news about his set. With the EGGS, backlight bleeding, and now the processor I hope it was just a bad tv. I've told a couple of friends about this set and I hope we begin to hear some more promising news. I really want this set to work but...
post #155 of 5061
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Well judging by that chart I believe the 7-series definitely uses the LC470WU2 panel.Note 'FullHD'. Syntax tech has stated they also use Samsung panels too.

~S!TH
post #156 of 5061
S!th!nator, make sure you are not in gamer mode. That disables HQV processing to improve response time.
post #157 of 5061
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Originally Posted by S!TH!NAT0R View Post

Well judging by that chart I believe the 7-series definitely uses the LC470WU2 panel.Note 'FullHD'. Syntax tech has stated they also use Samsung panels too.

~S!TH

LC470WU1 is also FullHD but has only 72% color gamut.
post #158 of 5061
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Originally Posted by j8lam View Post

S!th!nator, make sure you are not in gamer mode. That disables HQV processing to improve response time.

Yep, that came into my mind first too...
post #159 of 5061
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Originally Posted by T2k View Post

LC470WU1 is also FullHD but has only 72% color gamut.

Ah ok, then the 747i has to use the LG LC470WU2 then because I've been playin' GodOfWar 1&2 on my ps2 lately & also arcade gamin' thru Mame32 via htpc and the color reproduction/accuracy is absolutely fantastic.
-The Htpc is bein' run 1:1 pixel match mode @ 1920x(true)1080P (60hz) and wow what a freakin' image!
-The PS2 is bein' run 525p @ 1080p upconvert full screen w/ crop by the Realta hqv and the image is awesome.Though I'd say about 10% of each side are not filled due to the rez output nature of the ps2.No overscan negs baby!




As far as my problem with the SD lookin' like cr@p I never said it was the tvs processor.HD and dvd still look great.I'm not in 'Gamer' mode'.Just SD has me thrown for a loop.It may very well be this directv H20 reciever overriding the Realta Hqv.Same issue I had with my upconvert dvd player thru hdmi. Btw, I've using the atsc/qam tuners thru the coaxial cable and even though it's a straight coaxial signal local hd channels & sd look pretty sweet. So, more evidence it's gotta be the sat reciever.
post #160 of 5061
Well I got it, been playing around on and off all afternoon and evening.
I tried two sharp's 52 D62 & D92 so I will compare it to those.

Great SD, compared to Sharp.
No bands what so ever, but in a dark room the infamous eggs are there.
More settings than I know what to do with...
HD when good is 3d, Shriek was like watching 3d.
Coral Reefs at 1080p stunning thru Xbox Media center.
My friend who does this thing nearly full time said the SD was the best he has seen on any LCD.
Black's looked fine although the sharp could go darker, but once you brightened the screen to reveal detail, the bands would come with it.
Side angle seemed very good to me.

Bad news, if you didn't like Plasma because of the glass, then buyer beware, the glass does reflect, although the coating does try to stop it, it reflects a lot during day time watching. However if you focus your brain on the picture the reflection is not processed by your brain, but if you look beyond the screen there is a mirror effect. No problem at night though. If it's safe I would consider taking the glass off, not sure what part it plays in the structural integrity of this set though.

My bad deal is my set was an open box item, as the protective film that should of covered the glass was already gone, plus there are several marks on the screen side of the glass, also there a 1/4" fluff thing on the other side also, and I have a damaged plastic cover at the back of the set that looks like it go a knock while being handled. So I phone buy.com, and they said as the set was dropped shipped it's Syntax problem and gave a number to call, also said to call back if they refused to replace it.

Oh nearly forgot the PIP is the bomb, Dishnetwork on one screen tuner on another, and in surf mode you can select anyone of the frames with the arrow keys and it will play the sound from that screen. Really cool. Need a lesson on what to set it too, 1:1, Aspect, Full.... makes my head spin.

Will try to get some pics and play around some more later
post #161 of 5061
Are you sticking with the 747i (assuming you straighten everything with Syntax about the set being used) or were the D92U blacks/contrast ratio strong-enough to think about going back to Sharp Techaholic? Me, I'm addicted to the PIP feature on this HDTV. I'm posting more pictures tomorrow (no HD-DVD or XBox yet though; still watching plenty of TV) and almost all of them have Picture-in-Picture because there's so much TV I'm watching that I need both screens simultaneously. If you're a PIP whore and want the best of the best in 1080p LCD then its either this TV or the Mitsubishi LT-46231/131... and the Mitsu's don't do SD anywhere near as good as the Realta!
post #162 of 5061
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Originally Posted by dad1153 View Post

Are you sticking with the 747i (assuming you straighten everything with Syntax about the set being used) or were the D92U blacks/contrast ratio strong-enough to think about going back to Sharp Techaholic? Me, I'm addicted to the PIP feature on this HDTV. I'm posting more pictures tomorrow (no HD-DVD or XBox yet though; still watching plenty of TV) and almost all of them have Picture-in-Picture because there's so much TV I'm watching that I need both screens simultaneously. If you're a PIP whore and want the best of the best in 1080p LCD then its either this TV or the Mitsubishi LT-46231/131... and the Mitsu's don't do SD anywhere near as good as the Realta!

Yu kidding, except for the blacks the Olevia wins hands down, it truly is a beautifully made set for the money, easily gives an XBR2/3 a run for it's money.

The hd is really fantastic (3D ish) with the great SD what more can you ask for, can't see the eggs during normal play (and it would appear they burn out anyway). No it's really a cool set, and the speakers are great also, it has the equivalent of two center speakers on each side. O o O pattern X 2. No I'm definetly keeping it, although I may return this one, will talk to Syntax tomorrow.
post #163 of 5061
dad1153,

I am glad you are happy with your tv. I remember your posts on the JVC thread and the Sharp thread and was wondering when you were going to pull the trigger on a tv. I also wonder every now and then how Theresa is doing with her set.
Anyway, I had the Sharp 46d62u and exchanged it about 5 times because of bands before I finally returned the set to BB. SHarp set me up with a return authorization. I am now considering making a move on either this set of the Samsung. I am leaning towards the 747i but need to wait to hear a little more feedback from folks in this forum who have purchased one. I really appreciate everyone's feedback so far.
post #164 of 5061
bump, to the top...

Will be calling Olevia today to see how they are going to handle my issues. My wife watched a show last night and said she prefered the picture quality over the Sharp 52D92U
post #165 of 5061
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Originally Posted by Techaholic View Post

My wife watched a show last night and said she the picture quality over the Sharp 52D92U

The 747i passed the WAF test? Dude, you'd be nuts to return this set now.
post #166 of 5061
Techaholic,

I'd be curious to know if your set came directly from Buy.com or if they contracted with a 3rd party to ship it to you from their stock. When I called Olevia, they said that Buy.com was not one of their dealers. I guess if Olevia swaps it out for you they'll be able to look up the serial number and figure out who the dealer was that they shipped it to originally.
post #167 of 5061
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Originally Posted by Techaholic View Post

Yu kidding, except for the blacks the Olevia wins hands down, it truly is a beautifully made set for the money, easily gives an XBR2/3 a run for it's money.

The hd is really fantastic (3D ish) with the great SD what more can you ask for, can't see the eggs during normal play (and it would appear they burn out anyway). No it's really a cool set, and the speakers are great also, it has the equivalent of two center speakers on each side. O o O pattern X 2. No I'm definetly keeping it, although I may return this one, will talk to Syntax tomorrow.

Yeah, it seems almost 3d'ish especially with a really good HD source.What really stands out are scenes with smoke/rain/vapor effects......seems almost like a seperate plane of processing.
Aside from it appearing to be used it's great to hear you love the set though.I would definitely do the swap thru Syntax man.

~S!TH
post #168 of 5061
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Originally Posted by dad1153 View Post

The 747i passed the WAF test? Dude, you'd be nuts to return this set now.

LMAO
post #169 of 5061
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Another 747i review popped up:
http://www.ecoustics.com/sv/2160
And some more calibration info for you cal nuts...
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/hdt...-lcd-hdtv.html


Olevia spokesmodel Jodi Wojdak.I wish she came with my 747i.Hubba-hubba ....
post #170 of 5061
Same disclaimer as before: I'm not a shutter bug, don't snap shots often and I don't own a regular or digital camera (or know anybody crazy enough to trust me with his/her pricey photo gear). The first picture was taken with a Mini-DV camera, captured digitally as TIFF files and the downconverted to JPEG; all pics after that are digital captures. Unless noted you should assume the pictures from the images of the 747i look much sharper and clearer in person than they do here.

The good news first: THE "EGGS" ARE GONE! I was watching TV late into this morning around 2:30AM, changing channels and inputs in complete darkness and at no time could I see the infamous "eggs." I still have minor light leakage on all four corners of the set though, but its minimal and unnoticed with 90% of material I've viewed on the set. I was also tweaking like mad the settings for contrast and brightness though, but not radically enough to hide the "eggs" in case they're still here. Since hooking up the TV on Sunday I estimate its been on for a little less than 40 hours, so maybe the 747i just needs breaking in for a few days to get the "eggs" under control.

Comparing a 1080i high-def picture to its 480p DVD counterpart on the same system (XBox 360 w/HD-DVD add-on):

"American Gangster" (HD-DVD / DVD):



"An American Werewolf in London" (HD-DVD / DVD):



Blu-ray movies (1080p/24 from PS3) "Ratatoille" and "Pan's Labyrinth":




Picture-in-Picture (1080p PS3 / 1080i cable):
post #171 of 5061
Thats' the same review I've read somewhere else.

And her name sounds Polish. Ah and she "is also the manager at one of the California-based Amadeus Salons and Spas" as I read here: http://tv.about.com/od/manufacturers...odi-Wojdak.htm
post #172 of 5061
Dad1153, sorry to say this but those typical DV pictures look horrible with their interlace artifacts.
post #173 of 5061
BTW does anyone know a good site/store to order from, under $3k (or ~$3,100 with +2-ys warranty)? Goddamn' buy.com ran out of 747i by today...
post #174 of 5061
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Originally Posted by T2k View Post

BTW does anyone know a good site/store to order from, under $3k (or ~$3,100 with +2-ys warranty)? Goddamn' buy.com ran out of 747i by today...

I bought mine straight out from Lasertech.They are close to Syntax's hq in Cali and are Syntax's #1 distributor.They were great with me.
http://www.ltcom.com/page/nusers/ite...roid=tv-747b11
post #175 of 5061
The many mix-and-match Picture-in-Picture modes of the 747i, now updated with better/newer digital pictures. For more PIP pictures click here and scroll down: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...814773&page=79.

Side-by-Side Split-Screen with different sized windows:






HD-DVD & Blu-ray (1080p/24):





Three and/or two high-definition channels on at the same time with OTA and PIP from SA-8300HD cable box (with this set-up you can create a 'Pyramid of PIP' where your eyes/attention can go three different ways, like watching the three sides of a pyramid):



post #176 of 5061
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Originally Posted by T2k View Post

Dad1153, sorry to say this but those typical DV pictures look horrible with their interlace artifacts.

Remember that my camera set-up is crap and down a few resolutions. When the video is moving (I didn't pause any of these shots, they're snapshots of moving video) those interlaced signals are barely visible, if at all. You have to see it in person to appreciate it although yes, composite video feed cannot hold a candle to OTA or cable HD.
post #177 of 5061
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dad1153, yur such a PIP whore.
Considering the equipment you have to work with still nice pics though doesnt come close to doing the 747i justice.
post #178 of 5061
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Originally Posted by S!TH!NAT0R View Post

I bought mine straight out from Lasertech.They are close to Syntax's hq in Cali and are Syntax's #1 distributor.They were great with me.
http://www.ltcom.com/page/nusers/ite...roid=tv-747b11

Sounds OK but do they offer any financing? Somebody owes me a bigger sum but he has no cash and this way I could collect it...
post #179 of 5061
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Sounds OK but do they offer any financing? Somebody owes me a bigger sum but he has no cash and this way I could collect it...

I don't believe so since they are a direct distributor not a retailer.CC/COD only but it may not hurt to inquire about it.

~S!TH
post #180 of 5061
I'm giving this TV serious consideration for my first HDTV. I've always been reluctant to buy one because of the bad SD pictures they produce. I'm happy to see that a manufacturer is finally taking SD seriously. My disappointment with this set is its glass front. It would be sitting in a bright room. I realize only a few people own one, but I'd like to get some perspective on a few issues.


1) Are the reflections on this TV's glass about the same as a typical plasma?

2) How bright is the picture compared to other LCD's



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