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post #4771 of 5061
I've owned my 747i for 2 years and am very pleased with it, but am looking for the latest firmware. I had it once but cleared the temp folder and cannot retrieve it anywhere. Is there anyone who still has this zip available somewhere please?

Firmware_747_V63.7.5 or later

I currently have 747_B11_V0.61A17 and get purple flash screens when viewing from HDMI2 and attached BD-player (latest firmware on the player).

While I'd love to file through 150 pages, I have actually tried contacting a few posters who mentioned it earlier this year to no avail yet.

Can someone please help me out ?
post #4772 of 5061
I have a copy of Firmware 747 V63.7.5
My set had this version installed when I bought it, so, this copy has not been used for an install. Therefore, if you want to use it, you do so at your own risk...

If you want it, send me an email address, and I will send it along...

(Private message sent)

Here are the release notes...

Olevia

Firmware Release History

-The Last Firmware Version: 747_V63.7.5
-The Last Firmware Release Date: 2007-1129

** Warning **
-This firmware is only compatible with TV with the FM number you provide.
-Make sure the FM number you provide is the same as your TV's before installing the firmware.
-It is highly recommended to download the instructions as a reference before installing.

-Firmware Version: 747_V63.7.5
-Release Date: 2007-1129
-Solve the issues below:
1. Improve Auto Calibration of Date & Time function.

-Firmware Version: 747_V63.7.2
-Release Date: 2007-0913
-Solve the issues below:
1. Sometimes TV shuts down when users change Source very often.
2. Sometimes TV shuts down when users use OSD a lot in Surfing mode.
3. Sometimes TV shuts down when users switch mode from Split to PIP or from PIP to Split very often.
4. Improve display performance of HDMI 480i.
5. Improve display performance of HDMI 1080i.
6. Improve display performance of HDMI 1080p.

-Firmware Version: 747_V63.7.2
-Release Date: 2007-0701
-Solve the issues below:
1. After executing Factory Default, the TV may shut down sometimes.
2. Compatible problem with PS3 in AV input.
3. When users turn on the TV, sometimes it is locked at Olveia logo.
4. When users switch the View function to PIP, sometimes the picture is not right.


As you can see the problem you describe is not addressed in the release notes.
post #4773 of 5061
The 747i thread, Still providing prompt support a year after the company that made the set is out of business
post #4774 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thud2 View Post

The 747i thread, Still providing prompt support a year after the company that made the set is out of business

There was a good bit of discussion about firmware just before Christmas 2009. I sent the same file to saidiadude, (as did rarjar) who said he couldn't get this firmware to install on his set. Hopefully, YMMV will apply for Erad99. rarjar also has this firmware and has sent it to others in the past. You can look up their posts in December 2009 to get up to speed. I am not sure which version (mine or rarjars) saidiadude could not get to install. (See saidiadudes post #4709 in this thread).
post #4775 of 5061
I have had the 747i since summer 2008 and I really love it. That is until some vertical banding started showing up down the right hand side about 4 months ago - the same banding I've seen some others mention in this thread. Here's a picture:


I live in the Greater Toronto Area - does anyone know of any options for repair, or do you think it might be worth pursuing with my CC company? The set was bought with a platinum AMEX. If anyone has any specific tips of how to get the best chance to get a refund from CC I'd love to hear them. This is a great thread that I hope is around for a long time.
post #4776 of 5061
^^^ I have a band like that in the exact same position and it also took a couple of years to show itself. Guess it's a flaw in the panels themselves that only shows up after extended use. This is better than the immediately-noticeable-since-day-one banding on many Sharp HDTV's (at least we got a couple of years of band-free viewing out of the 747i) but it's not going to get better. Mine hasn't, I've just learned to live with the 'bands' (a few more have crept over the past year or so) and passing time until a truly astounding HDTV makes me want to buy it as badly as I wanted the 747i back in '07.



jasep, since you bought the set with an AMEX you doubled your manufacturer's warranty an extra year, which expires summer of 2010. You have until the exact date you purchased the set in '08 to explore alternatives. Call AMEX, call whoever sold you the 747i NOW and start exploring alternatives. Best case scenario? There's a dealer somewhere that AMEX will re-imburse for fixing the panel because it's under the card's expanded warranty. Even better case scenario? Since Olevia went under and there's no manufacturer to support the product AMEX might agree to finance a replacement TV for the value of what you paid for the 747i back in '08 (i.e. new TV! ). Worst case scenario? Neither AMEX or anyone moves a finger to help you (because of Olevia's trail of fraud and lack of parts/qualified repairmen) and you're stuck with a 747i that still puts a pretty SD/HD picture, but with small bands beginning to appear slowly over the next few months. Get on the horn with AMEX and whoever you purchased your set from (after you check your credit card statement and receipt to check the date by which all of these dealings must be done) RIGHT NOW and don't forget to mention that you doubled your manufacturer's warranty on the purchased electronic product by an extra year.

Good luck, and don't hate the 747i for having a defect none of us knew was there until we got a lot of mileage out of the purchase.
post #4777 of 5061
I will do so and update with results as soon as I can (we have a 15 day old baby so I will do my best to prioritize )
post #4778 of 5061
But the baby's warranty doesn't expire in a few months/weeks, the 747i's (under AMEX purchase) does. Babies, unlike TV's, are built to last.
post #4779 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erad99 View Post

I've owned my 747i for 2 years and am very pleased with it, but am looking for the latest firmware. I had it once but cleared the temp folder and cannot retrieve it anywhere. Is there anyone who still has this zip available somewhere please?

Firmware_747_V63.7.5 or later

I currently have 747_B11_V0.61A17 and get purple flash screens when viewing from HDMI2 and attached BD-player (latest firmware on the player).

While I'd love to file through 150 pages, I have actually tried contacting a few posters who mentioned it earlier this year to no avail yet.

Can someone please help me out ?

Latest firmware emailed to you! Let us know if it helps.
post #4780 of 5061
An L.A. based eBay store is selling five Olevia 747i HDTV's in 'Open Box, New' condition for a very attractive price. Go to eBay, type 'Olevia 747i' and click 'televisions' on the left column. Local pick-up available if you live in the L.A. area. Might be worth a look if somebody needs a 747i for parts or as a back-up.
post #4781 of 5061
my firmware is 747-B11_V63.7.5A17, is that the latest one?
post #4782 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by silvereyes View Post

my firmware is 747-B11_V63.7.5A17, is that the latest one?

Yes, you have the latest firmware.
post #4783 of 5061
Hey guys,
last night when i turned on my 747i (2yrs old) it chirped, the Olevia logo showed, the logo disappeared, then the screen went black. I have sound on every source, but the picture is gone. Does any of you gurus have any suggestions?
post #4784 of 5061
Question: when you turn on the TV again, does the Olevia logo still pop up for you to see followed by a black screen with sound? Or do you get only a black screen from the start (no Olevia logo) with sound? If it's the former there might be hope for repair since the TV can still project an image (the logo, which is on the circuitry like the boot-up screen of a videogame console). If it's the latter though, I don't know...
post #4785 of 5061
The Olevia log does show up every time i turn the unit on. I have a repair guy coming Monday. The unit is still under warranty form Tiger Direct, i am just worried about not being able to get parts. Lets hope for the best
post #4786 of 5061
OK, there's a chance it still works then. Good luck, keep us informed!
post #4787 of 5061
Will do, thanks for responding !
post #4788 of 5061
I read last night that some TVs reset themselves after being unplugged for 6 hours. So i unplugged the unit all night, and whaddyaknow, i have picture again. Lets see if it lasts, will keep you posted.
post #4789 of 5061
You have all weekend, then (if the TV still works) you'll have to cancel the technician from TigerDirect first thing Monday morning.
post #4790 of 5061
Well, it lasted an hour, black screen again.
post #4791 of 5061
Hey dad1153, good job on the other thread with the pics and research and such. Good to see you do INDEED care enough to help out the AVS community. Not to mention, your own family, even if they might not be doing such extensive viewing of different sources. KUDOS!
post #4792 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by sportnytt View Post

Well, it lasted an hour, black screen again.

Here is the text of a private message I sent to sportnytt...

QUOTE

There are parts available on line for these TV's, and there are repair services available for components that you remove, and ship to repair depots. If I were you, I would not volunteer any information that you may know about those availabilities. I would be trying to find out what part or parts the repair tech suspects may be at fault. I would not be satisfied, unless either Tiger Direct can repair the set with ALL NEW PARTS, or they pay me the original cost of the set, plus the pro-rated balance of the unused portion of the extended warranty. Unless they want you to ship the set to them (at their cost), I would then try to repair the set myself. Barring that, I would CONSIDER the 747i sets on ebay ~$720 shipped, then part out your old set on ebay/craigslist.

UNQUOTE

If anyone disagrees with my opinion, please post...
post #4793 of 5061
I finally caved in and bought an Epson 8100 projector! Looks unbelievable in the dark on 106" Grey Wolf screen. It's so so in ambient light so I just kept my 747 behind it.
The Epson gets washed out by ambient light in the day as you can see in the photo. Movie theater quality picture at night though. I didn't realize till after I got it that it has has a Reon VX Processor in it. I don't know how that compares to the HQV but it looks good.



I think the fish in my tank look a little nervous in the first picture.
post #4794 of 5061
You lucky dog! Realta HQV during the day, Reon VX projection at night. Best of both worlds.
post #4795 of 5061
So you guys are still here, eh, after all these years? My 747i is still working, thank god, but I do have issues. The screen burn-in. This is from me falling asleep watching tv on my playstation 3. I've since set the playstation to turn off automatically, but a really bad feature of this tv (at least imo) is that is shows the 'No Signal' in the left bottom corner and that's what is burned in. Also, watching a lot of 'square' (not widescreen) shows have also caused little lines.

Any way to fix/remove the burn-in for the tv? I've read that hooking up a pc and playing a screen saver of solid white over night might help, but haven't tried that. I also have unplugged the tv for a long time (a day?) and that seems to help too.

I have another question: I'm considering wall-mounting this tv. Do you think a wall-mount that's rated 130lbs ok? (i have taken off the speaker). I'm also considering the one that's rated for 175lbs. These are the kind the hold the tv on an extendable arm, which i need because i'll be mounting it on the wall but it'll be extended 45 degrees when being watched (and probably when it's not watched as well) as it's in a corner.
post #4796 of 5061
You know I think the sets only about 125lbs without the stand and speakers but I'd definitely go with the stouter mount. I would really recommend the Omnimount UCL-X, they're rated for 200lbs (I lifted most of my weight on it extended before I put the set on it) but it still gives me pause when I pull it all the way out from the wall. (and it's a bear lifting it onto the mount by yourself).

The Omnimounts have come waaay down in price. You can pick one up on eBay cheap. Here's one for $199 or less http://cgi.ebay.com/OmniMount-UCL-X-...item27b0f87ab8 Magnolia used to sell them for $600!!! You can pick one up on eBay cheap. Be careful tho, they're listing some of the single arm ones like this one http://cgi.ebay.com/OMNIMOUNT-UCL-X-...item4aa07e2995 as UCL-X's and they only support 125lbs. They're actually just "UCL"'s


post #4797 of 5061
I'll be the same place I was last year, best seat in the house. This year I see Lookin at Lucky goin away.

post #4798 of 5061
Quote:
Originally Posted by drtongue96 View Post

So you guys are still here, eh, after all these years? My 747i is still working, thank god, but I do have issues. The screen burn-in. This is from me falling asleep watching tv on my playstation 3. I've since set the playstation to turn off automatically, but a really bad feature of this tv (at least imo) is that is shows the 'No Signal' in the left bottom corner and that's what is burned in. Also, watching a lot of 'square' (not widescreen) shows have also caused little lines.

Any way to fix/remove the burn-in for the tv? I've read that hooking up a pc and playing a screen saver of solid white over night might help, but haven't tried that. I also have unplugged the tv for a long time (a day?) and that seems to help too.

I have another question: I'm considering wall-mounting this tv. Do you think a wall-mount that's rated 130lbs ok? (i have taken off the speaker). I'm also considering the one that's rated for 175lbs. These are the kind the hold the tv on an extendable arm, which i need because i'll be mounting it on the wall but it'll be extended 45 degrees when being watched (and probably when it's not watched as well) as it's in a corner.

I'm with Thud2 on the required mount. You are planning to keep the set not only extended, but pivoted ~ 45 degrees and tilted an unknown amount as well. This could put the entire load on only a small portion of the mount. You might go to monoprice.com and look at PID 6517. Unfortunately, it has only one user rating, but that one rating is for a corner mount (likely) similar to your plan.

That behemoth would definitely work, and you could leave it to your great grand children since it will last for eons.
post #4799 of 5061
Update on the broken set: The Precision TV technician came today and said the inverter boards are bad, possibly the power supply also but he did not really think so. He does not know whether they can replace these parts so there is no telling right now what will happen to the set. They will let me know in 3 days.
post #4800 of 5061
Are you covered with Tiger for a replacement set or credit toward the purchase of a new set? If you can't salvage the 747i the best you can hope for is that it will help you acquire, at a reduced cost (or free), a newer flat screen model.
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