or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Display Devices › LCD Flat Panel Displays › ~Official Olevia 747i/742i owners thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

~Official Olevia 747i/742i owners thread - Page 89

post #2641 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebesthereis View Post

So, are you proposing having a TV in your bedroom the same size as the TV in your family room? Not only the same size, but the SAME TV? WOW!! Has anybody else done this also?

Thats what I did! Bought the first one, then a week later said why not one for the bedroom. By the way buy.com has a tilting wall mount for 29.95 after $20.00 rebate right now, and the Harmony 550 is also 60.99 after $30.00 rebate

Dan
post #2642 of 5061
thebestthereis, i've been eying that remote for a few days now, wanting so bad to buy it... But it probably wouldn't be a good idea buying a remote that cost 1/4 of what the tv did lol.
post #2643 of 5061
Well, I am trying to upgrade to all 1080p televisions, and the Olevia in my room currently is a 1080i/720p set. Everyone thought I was crazy for already upgrading what used to be a 27" Olevia to a 37" Olevia in my bedroom. But really, looking at the prices of 1080p sets, the Olevia is the best bang for the buck. I'm sure a 42" or even another 37" would be fine, but I would be lucky to save a couple hundred bucks on the set, and get a much lesser quality TV than the 747i at $1100. As stated though, if there was a 742i available which was just as good looking as the 747i should be, and at the very least, $100 cheaper at $1000. I might pick that one up for my bedroom instead.

Depending on how my surplus money income goes though, I might eventually put the 747i that should be here Thursday in my room, and put a bigger or more expensive set downstairs. Maybe the 65" Olevia, or maybe one of the new Olevia LCD's that are supposed to be coming out any day now, or maybe that Samsung LED LCD I have had my eye on for some time.
post #2644 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by livewire89 View Post

thebestthereis, i've been eying that remote for a few days now, wanting so bad to buy it... But it probably wouldn't be a good idea buying a remote that cost 1/4 of what the tv did lol.

Yeah, I agree. The default remote is good enough for me. I posted it for all the high rollers out there wanting to experiment.
post #2645 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanLuckes View Post

Thats what I did! Bought the first one, then a week later said why not one for the bedroom. By the way buy.com has a tilting wall mount for 29.95 after $20.00 rebate right now, and the Harmony 550 is also 60.99 after $30.00 rebate

Dan

Do you not feel that the TV in the family room should be bigger than the one in the bedroom(s)?

I always thought that if you have a TV in the family room (or living room in my case) it should be bigger (or of better quality) than the TV in the bedroom(s).

Just wondering you're reasoning?
post #2646 of 5061
hi all
i need a favor :P could someone measure the detachable speakers for me?
i have a 747i on the way. its coming on thursday. im trying to build a stand and i want to build shelves and store the speakers in it.

thanx ! ill share pics next week end!
: )

post #2647 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebesthereis View Post

Do you not feel that the TV in the family room should be bigger than the one in the bedroom(s)?

Agree, but for around $1100, is there another HDTV out there worth saving the money on? Sure I could maybe save, at most, $200 for a smaller (37inch or 42inch) and not-so-great name brand TV, but I think I would be kicking myself the whole time for not shelling out a couple hundred more and just getting a top o' the line LCD. This all by looking at 1080p sets only, been there and done that with 720p sets, and don't want to be stuck with another outdated LCD TV!
post #2648 of 5061
Does anyone know the weight of the TV with stand AND speakers removed?

Thanks.
post #2649 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by PacoDeth View Post

Agree, but for around $1100, is there another HDTV out there worth saving the money on? Sure I could maybe save, at most, $200 for a smaller (37inch or 42inch) and not-so-great name brand TV, but I think I would be kicking myself the whole time for not shelling out a couple hundred more and just getting a top o' the line LCD. This all by looking at 1080p sets only, been there and done that with 720p sets, and don't want to be stuck with another outdated LCD TV!

I agree with you on most points. But, just wanted to let you know that this set IS INDEED outdated. Now, had it been LED backlit and with a 120Hz refresh rate, or an OLED or LCoS, then I could say, it's not outdated.
post #2650 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebesthereis View Post

I agree with you on most points. But, just wanted to let you know that this set IS INDEED outdated. Now, had it been LED backlit and with a 120Hz refresh rate, or an OLED or LCoS, then I could say, it's not outdated.

Ha I wish it was an OLED, especially because OLED TVs this size aren't supposed to available for a few more years ;-).
post #2651 of 5061
I'm trying to post a page of the 747i CD manual so that people without the TV can see the weight and dimensions of the set. A lot of people keep asking those questions so if anybody can post page 66 of the 747i CD manual for those asking questions, I'm sure they would be GREATLY appreciative.
post #2652 of 5061
unfortunately, that diagram dosnt tell us the speaker dimensions or the dimensions without the speakers and stand.

post #2653 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebesthereis View Post

I'm trying to post a page of the 747i CD manual so that people without the TV can see the weight and dimensions of the set. A lot of people keep asking those questions so if anybody can post page 66 of the 747i CD manual for those asking questions, I'm sure they would be GREATLY appreciative.

Tigerdirect has the the whole manual available for download in the left column of the 747i's page under "product resources". Just make sure you're looking at the 47'' specs not the 42" specs.
post #2654 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakedtuvix View Post

unfortunately, that diagram dosnt tell us the speaker dimensions or the dimensions without the speakers and stand.


I measured the speakers on the 747i they are 5 3/16" tall at each end and 6" tall at the center. Total width of 46 3/8". Keep in mind it is a one piece grill so you'll have to hack it up and hope it looks good or keep em covered in the cabinet. I think Olevia wanted them to have a side mount option but somewhere somebody screwed things up. I haven't had my speakers off but you should be able to leave the grill removed. Kinda looks like when the grill is removed the speakers will separate from each other.

Panel only dimensions are 28 13/16''h x 46 3/8"w and roughly 6 1/2" deep.

There are other dimensions listed elsewhere in the forum.
post #2655 of 5061
Here is the specifications page from the manual. You can make additional measurements of the drawing using the measurement tool in Acrobat or Foxit Reader. The full manual(PDF) is downloadable here http://www.olevia.com/en-us/Support.aspx . Just click the link and enter the model#.

post #2656 of 5061
can someone post me example pics of "motion blur" on this olevia? or tell me how bad is it (is it that bad?). thanks.
post #2657 of 5061
Does anyone know what AutoAlign actually does? It is described in the manual as qoute "It allows to elevate the audio image to the desired speaker height." That description doesn't really help to elevate my understand of the function using.
post #2658 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssadish View Post

can someone post me example pics of "motion blur" on this olevia? or tell me how bad is it (is it that bad?). thanks.

I'm no expert but when viewing Blu-Ray or high quality Over The Air broadcasts (which would seem to eliminate the possibility that the source material or signal compression is the cause of motion problems) I don't really see much blur.
post #2659 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebesthereis View Post

I agree with you on most points. But, just wanted to let you know that this set IS INDEED outdated. Now, had it been LED backlit and with a 120Hz refresh rate, or an OLED or LCoS, then I could say, it's not outdated.


I replaced a 9 year old 61" Sony RPCRT in the living room and a 27" Proscan in the bedroom so having the latest and greatest was not my main concern . Also I am disabled and sometimes spend a whole lot more time in bed than in the living room. I am still waiting for Dishnetw@rk to set up the HD DVRs in both rooms though.
post #2660 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thud2 View Post

Does anyone know what AutoAlign actually does? It is described in the manual as qoute "It allows to elevate the audio image to the desired speaker height." That description doesn't really help to elevate my understand of the function using.

See post #2488 pg. 83
post #2661 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thud2 View Post

Here is the specifications page from the manual. You can make additional measurements of the drawing using the measurement tool in Acrobat or Foxit Reader. The full manual(PDF) is downloadable here http://www.olevia.com/en-us/Support.aspx . Just click the link and enter the model#.


Yo Thud2, how'd you do that? That's EXACTLY what I was trying to do. How were you able to turn that page into a .jpg file?
post #2662 of 5061
Thanks for the dimesions; that does help.
post #2663 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebesthereis View Post

Yo Thud2, how'd you do that?

Hit "Print Screen" on your keyboard to do a screen capture then open any image editing software (Paint etc., I use Photoshop) and paste it into a blank new document, crop (you can see it's not the whole page, just the specs), "save as" Jpeg. Like this.

post #2664 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thud2 View Post

Hit "Print Screen" on your keyboard to do a screen capture then open any image editing software (Paint etc., I use Photoshop) and paste it into a blank new document, crop (you can see it's not the whole page, just the specs), "save as" Jpeg. Like this.


Good stuff. Thanks for the tutorial.
post #2665 of 5061
Glad to help. I've learned a lot more from this forum than I've contibuted. Like Porketta with my AutoAlign question. Thanks, I like not getting blasted by the commercials (You know, when you fall asleep during letterman and the SuperSpongeOmatic commercial comes on and scares the **** out of you?)
post #2666 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by Porketta View Post

I measured the speakers on the 747i

you... are the man.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Porketta View Post

you'll have to hack it up and hope it looks good

so... hack it up? like with a knife?



i can live without the grill, but is it removable?, like, supposed to be able to be removed?

i thought i saw a pic some where back where someone had side mounted their speakers.
post #2667 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakedtuvix View Post

you... are the man.



so... hack it up? like with a knife?



i can live without the grill, but is it removable?, like, supposed to be able to be removed?

i thought i saw a pic some where back where someone had side mounted their speakers.

In post #2469 I describe how to "dismount" the two bottom mounted speakers.

Mine are now indeed side mounted. The dimensions are:

4 3/4 in. wide by 21 3/8 in. high. They are approximately 4 in. deep.

I sure wish Olevia would come up with the proper grills.
post #2668 of 5061
Anyone know if particular sources can be removed from the selection options that way one does not have to rotate through them when choosing a source. Also, is there a macro so that one can specify the source right off the bat?

Thanks
post #2669 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raul GS View Post

Anyone know if particular sources can be removed from the selection options that way one does not have to rotate through them when choosing a source. Also, is there a macro so that one can specify the source right off the bat?

I downloaded an Olevia JP1 remote configuration file for my trusty JP1-compatible universal remote, and it included discrete input codes which I assigned to some buttons, just to see if they would work. Sure enough, I can now select an input directly, so the ability if definitely there, despite the buttons not being on the included Olevia remote.
post #2670 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bishamon View Post

I downloaded an Olevia JP1 remote configuration file for my trusty JP1-compatible universal remote, and it included discrete input codes which I assigned to some buttons, just to see if they would work. Sure enough, I can now select an input directly, so the ability if definitely there, despite the buttons not being on the included Olevia remote.

Is JP-1 an Olevia remote or is that third party?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays
AVS › AVS Forum › Display Devices › LCD Flat Panel Displays › ~Official Olevia 747i/742i owners thread