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post #2671 of 5061
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Originally Posted by jimschatz View Post

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.

thanks mate.

how do they look without the grill?
post #2672 of 5061
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Originally Posted by thebesthereis View Post

Is JP-1 an Olevia remote or is that third party?

JP1 is an interface present on some universal remotes sold under different brand names, and even included with set top boxes by some cable companies. Usually undocumented, it allows connection to a PC and uploading of customized codes and configurations. There is quite a large user base, so tracking down remote codes for obscure hardware is fairly easy.

http://www.hifi-remote.com/jp1/

http://www.hifi-remote.com/forums/
post #2673 of 5061
How can I clean the glass pane on my 747i? Is it treated glass? Is windex safe?

Thanks!
post #2674 of 5061
windex it man. thats the beauty part of that 50lb glass sheet. just dont use a glass cleaner with ammonia.
post #2675 of 5061
Yeah, Windex "Original Formula"
post #2676 of 5061
I haven't grown enough hair on my balls to remove the plastic. LOL!!!
post #2677 of 5061
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Originally Posted by Bishamon View Post

JP1 is an interface present on some universal remotes sold under different brand names, and even included with set top boxes by some cable companies. Usually undocumented, it allows connection to a PC and uploading of customized codes and configurations. There is quite a large user base, so tracking down remote codes for obscure hardware is fairly easy.

http://www.hifi-remote.com/jp1/

http://www.hifi-remote.com/forums/

I'm going to have to find one of these remotes.

Cycling through each input is starting to take it's toll on me.

ESPECIALLY, when you're trying to switch with some type of urgency.
post #2678 of 5061
Riverman recommended the Harmony 550 to me for that very reason and it works great. You can directly access the inputs and you can program macros to turn on different components in sequence to watch OTA TV or CD's or to dim the lights, turn on the reciever and set it to the dvd, to watch a movie. It's pretty powerful for $60 on sale.
post #2679 of 5061
thebestthereis, thats the point of the glass, it's almost indestructable. I think the plastic really does degrade the image. Besides, if you hit it hard enough to damage the glass the plastic isn't gonna help you anyway.
post #2680 of 5061
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Originally Posted by Thud2 View Post

thebestthereis, thats the point of the glass, it's almost indestructable. I think the plastic really does degrade the image. Besides, if you hit it hard enough to damage the glass the plastic isn't gonna help you anyway.

Yeah, I know the plastic is providing a SUPER FALSE sense of security.

I guess the real reason why I have not yet removed the plastic from the glass is because I'm not sure if it's in it's permanent spot and I just want to be sure before I remove the plastic. Do you really think it degrades the image that much? WOW!!! I'm wondering what the image must look like with the plastic removed? Dare I venture into the abyss?
post #2681 of 5061
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Originally Posted by thebesthereis View Post

Yeah, I know the plastic is providing a SUPER FALSE sense of security.

Dare I venture into the abyss?

Hell yeah! But I know how you feel, I'm used to leaving the plastic on cellphones and PDA's too, but they have those easy to scratch plastic screens. And yes I did notice that the plastic caused a faint fog or haze, like it diffused the light a bit (I left it on for a while too). If you do decide to remove the plastic you should know that it extends under theframe at the top and bottom of the screen. I had to pull it out very slowly and carefully and I still wound up with a small bit stuck between the frame and the glass. I just scored it carefully with a razor (I know, I know but do it carefully) and it was done.
post #2682 of 5061
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Originally Posted by Thud2 View Post

Hell yeah! But I know how you feel, I'm used to leaving the plastic on cellphones and PDA's too, but they have those easy to scratch plastic screens. And yes I did notice that the plastic caused a faint fog or haze, like it diffused the light a bit (I left it on for a while too). If you do decide to remove the plastic you should know that it extends under theframe at the top and bottom of the screen. I had to pull it out very slowly and carefully and I still wound up with a small bit stuck between the frame and the glass. I just scored it carefully with a razor (I know, I know but do it carefully) and it was done.

I did peel the plastic away from the very edges of the panel, but stopped short of pulling it off and the peeled off part doesn't recede past the black outer edge of the bezel so the part that was stuck under the bezel, I was able to peel from under it so the hard part is pretty much done. All I have to do is slowly pull it off of the panel. A lot of friends that visit me make fun of me and my habits. They say visiting my place is like going to a museum because everything is wrapped in plastic. LOL!! I have all of my remote controls in the plastic that they came with and they actually work through the clear plastic. My other 32" LCD in my back bedroom still has the plastic over the front bezel too.

I think I might have a disorder!!
post #2683 of 5061
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Originally Posted by thebesthereis View Post

I think I might have a disorder!!

Yeah, but everything is in perfect shape, huh!
post #2684 of 5061
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Originally Posted by Thud2 View Post

It's pretty powerful for $60 on sale.

Did a search and could not find it for this price. Is the sale over? Care to divulge the vendor
post #2685 of 5061
My Windex bottle says's it contains Ammonia-D ? It is so called "Original Formula" should we not use this? Might have to mix up some vinegar and water to be safe .
post #2686 of 5061
Hey guys!

This is my first post here. I must have alrd red like 40% of the whole thread (seriously!!).

You guys convinced me to buy this heavy mofo. Should be receiving it next week. I just graduated from univ. and I'm in the process of buying furniture for my appartment.

I assume many of you guys have been shopping for something to put this big thing on. So I'd really like it if you could suggest me something/tell me what you bought.

So far I really like this one :
http://www.walmart.ca/wps-portal/sto...categoryId=177

I've seen it in a wal-mart and it's really beautiful and it looks kinda tough but... it says max weight 95lbs (huh?!?)... don't you think that by the look of it could handle this TV? I mean come on I've seen the TV hole on this furniture and a 62" would fit in that space...

Also, I'm looking for a relatively cheap subwoofer for around 100$ that I could hook-up on the 747i ;P. Any suggestion on that as well?
post #2687 of 5061
2nd post (need 3 to post my URL... sry for spamming)
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3rd (yay)
post #2689 of 5061
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Originally Posted by Smooth-Op View Post

Hey guys!

This is my first post here. I must have alrd red like 40% of the whole thread (seriously!!).

You guys convinced me to buy this heavy mofo. Should be receiving it next week. I just graduated from univ. and I'm in the process of buying furniture for my appartment.

I assume many of you guys have been shopping for something to put this big thing on. So I'd really like it if you could suggest me something/tell me what you bought.

So far I really like this one :
http://www.walmart.ca/wps-portal/sto...categoryId=177

I've seen it in a wal-mart and it's really beautiful and it looks kinda tough but... it says max weight 95lbs (huh?!?)... don't you think that by the look of it could handle this TV? I mean come on I've seen the TV hole on this furniture and a 62" would fit in that space...

Also, I'm looking for a relatively cheap subwoofer for around 100$ that I could hook-up on the 747i ;P. Any suggestion on that as well?

The main problem would be sagging in the center, I have had to reinforce furniture like this in the past and you could lose the shelf space underneath in order to install a center brace. These things are 164 lbs so I would be nervous! If you can sit on one in the store you might be able to tell if it sags.

Also if the sides of the base extend out over the support structure it might be OK rather than sitting in the center of the shelf.

Good Luck
post #2690 of 5061
I saw it in this forum in the last 2 weeks. I gotta run to work but I'll search for it later.
post #2691 of 5061
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Originally Posted by Thud2 View Post

I saw it in this forum in the last 2 weeks. I gotta run to work but I'll search for it later.

http://www.buy.com/prod/logitech-har...202458955.html
post #2692 of 5061
FWIW, I have noticed that the maximum weight measurements for furniture is generally MUCH higher than they put on paper. Which would be for obvious reasons, a shelf that could prolly hold 200lbs. before starting to sag would only get maybe a 100lbs. limit given to the customer because the manufacturers won't want you to be putting an object on their furniture anywhere near the maximum load capacity.

I had a table which the manufacturer told me had a maximum weight of 40lbs. and I had a 33" CRT Computer Monitor that I wanted to stick on the table that weighed 133lbs. I then noticed that the table already had probably well over 40lbs. worth of stuff on it, so as a test I crawled up on the table and laid down on it to see if it would start creaking, or bowing, or break or what not. After seeing it could hold my 180lbs. weight I figured it was safe. Through the TV on top of it, right in the middle where it was actually the most likely spot for it to fail, and it stayed on that table fine for years.

This is just my personal experience, but don't blame me if your table does in fact break if you put above the maximum recommended weight onto the furniture. Kinda difficult if you haven't purchased the furniture yet and you are unsure whether it will hold the Olevia, but if you already have the furniture, or there is a store display you don't mind jumping on, just get your own body on the furniture and see if it will hold that (assuming you weigh somewhere around the weight of the olevia!).
post #2693 of 5061
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Originally Posted by DanLuckes View Post

My Windex bottle says's it contains Ammonia-D ? It is so called "Original Formula" should we not use this? Might have to mix up some vinegar and water to be safe .

This is a good question ... any insight ????
post #2694 of 5061
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Originally Posted by Raul GS View Post

Did a search and could not find it for this price. Is the sale over? Care to divulge the vendor

Buy.com had a 30.00 rebate, $89.88 - $30.00 I think also had a wall mount for 29.99 after rebate I posted this a while ago will recheck
post #2695 of 5061
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Originally Posted by DanLuckes View Post

Buy.com had a 30.00 rebate, $89.88 - $30.00 I think also had a wall mount for 29.99 after rebate I posted this a while ago will recheck

The rebate on the remote is only good through 05/28 so you will have to hurry, also ships for free with superSaver shipping
post #2696 of 5061
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Originally Posted by DanLuckes View Post

The rebate on the remote is only good through 05/28 so you will have to hurry, also ships for free with superSaver shipping

Remote Link

http://www.buy.com/prod/logitech-har...202458955.html

Wall Mount Link

http://www.buy.com/prod/level-mount-...208042806.html
post #2697 of 5061
Here's the site with the ingredients of all the versions of Windex http://www.scjohnson.com/msds_us_ca/windex.asp

Here's the ingredients in Original (sold as "Windex Blue" in Canada)



That's strange, if you look at the ingredients it lists two types of alcohol (one with ether) and water as the three ingredients, it doesn't list ammonia and it certainly doesn't smell like there is ammonia in it, but if you search "Ammonia" on their site, Windex Original pops up?! Any Chemical Engineers out there?

Also, Olevia Recommends NO AMMONIA, but say in the user manual Windex Original is OK.

Also it's rated as 0 on the Health Hazard Rating on their document and if it had ammonia in it it would have to be rated as some health risk.

OK, after looking at the whole document (there is more on their site) I believe ( but please, make your own judgement) that "Ammonia-D" is not actually ammonia just a "Trade Name" for an ingredient that they used to replace ammonia for safety reasons in window cleaners.
post #2698 of 5061
I and a few of other people on this forum went through the trial and error, and error, and error, of setting up the Harmony 550 so if anyone needs any help when they get theirs let us know.
post #2699 of 5061
It's been a rough year for Olevia!



Really makes me want to let everyone know what a good job they did with this set.

Chart courtesy of Yahoo! Finance.
post #2700 of 5061
Hello,
I to have joined the 747i bandwagon (it gets here monday =D) thx to all the good reviews. I have a few questions :

I've read that games like rockband will noticeably lag, is this really a problem for games on the xbox 360? How would you rate it as a gaming tv?

And, the fact that you have to scroll through all inputs everytime you want to switch will no doubt bother me and was hoping one of you would know if the Logitech Harmony 520 has the ability to switch directly to the desired input like the 550 does?

The 520 can be had for around $60 shipped as opposed to the 550 for $77 on amazon. i cant post a link becasue i dont have 3 posts yet.

Thx.

...Now back to impatiently waiting till monday.
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