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post #61 of 1473
Hi. I bought an Olevia 237T today and the idea menu just gets skipped over. Help!
post #62 of 1473
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Originally Posted by n4fw View Post

If all else fails, you can download the 237V manual. It's virtually identical for settings and connections.

237V manual


thanks i'll use that.
post #63 of 1473
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by n4fw View Post

Is everything else the same? HDMI cable? On-site warranty?

I can confirm exact same TV and warranty and in the box goodies at Office Depot AND Target.
post #64 of 1473
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Originally Posted by goblues27 View Post

Hi. I bought an Olevia 237T today and the idea menu just gets skipped over. Help!

You're in showroom mode. Go to Olevia' FAQ's, your manual, or the previous page of this post
post #65 of 1473
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Originally Posted by jsf0656 View Post

could it be a defective CDROM?

Any things possible, but have you tried it on another computer?

You should be able to right click on the CD and then click on the adobe file.

You can also download it at the Olevia website
post #66 of 1473
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Originally Posted by goblues27 View Post

Hi. I bought an Olevia 237T today and the idea menu just gets skipped over. Help!

The idea settings appear to be disabled for the HDMI input.
post #67 of 1473
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Originally Posted by n4fw View Post

The idea settings appear to be disabled for the HDMI input.

They shouldn't be. Make sure you're on the correct source.
post #68 of 1473
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Originally Posted by Yankee_In_TX View Post

Does anyone have any opinion(s) on the "Idea" settings?

They work great. Just make sure they are all turned off before you do any calibration
post #69 of 1473
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Originally Posted by goblues27 View Post

Hi. I bought an Olevia 237T today and the idea menu just gets skipped over. Help!

Just bought one of these today myself, and in HDMI - I don't have an IDEA option either.

Not in showroom mode either.

I'm going to post a review (and ask some questions) tomorrow.
post #70 of 1473
I bought this TV this morning and have had a great time playing with it. When I did a channel scan, the QAM/ATSC tuner picked up the local HD channels through the coaxial cable (4,6,10,28,34). The quality is awesome. I will be subscribing to HD from my local cable provider, but at least this gives me an idea of how crisp the picture will be.

I do have one question/problem. When I play widescreen DVD's on my Olevia 237T, there is a weird skew along the top of the screen and a tiny black curve (about an inch in length) at the top left corner of the screen. I ended up cropping the V.position and H.position to eliminate the skew and curve, however, I was hoping there was another way to fix this problem. Has anybody else tried to watch widescreen DVD's? My full screen DVD's work beautifully without changing any positioning.

Thanks in advance for any information regarding this problem.
post #71 of 1473
Thread Starter 
What aspect are you in when there's skewing? Some movies are filmed in odd aspects, and despite having a 16:9 TV you'll have black boxes. If you're zooming in to eliminate those, you might get skewing.

IE my Pirates BluRay has letterboxes.
post #72 of 1473
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Originally Posted by rbenotti View Post

I don't have an IDEA option either.

Make sure the source is set to tuner
post #73 of 1473
Picked mine up at Target tonite.Box had pop in handles,it was not in show room mode and found all my cable channels and also the hd ones through the coax(these are not very clear tho)Had hdmi cable in the box.Channel change is smooth not much of a lag.I signed up for Target CC got another 10% off.On my dvd with manual i had to go to the drive and click on the adobe files in English to get to manual.Will hook up dvd player tomorrow and post back.I went from a 22 in old style tv and the "size" of these is a little overwhelming.Some whites are washed out but i only have a sd signal so i am very pleased otherwise
post #74 of 1473
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Originally Posted by cliff2456 View Post

I do have one question/problem. When I play widescreen DVD's on my Olevia 237T, there is a weird skew along the top of the screen and a tiny black curve (about an inch in length) at the top left corner of the screen. I ended up cropping the V.position and H.position to eliminate the skew and curve, however, I was hoping there was another way to fix this problem. Has anybody else tried to watch widescreen DVD's? My full screen DVD's work beautifully without changing any positioning.

There is a de-interlacing problem with the 542i and 537h with some 480i DVD signals, so this unit is probably doing the same thing. Switching to 480p sometimes fixes the problem, using composite or s-video seems to consistently fix the problem, and for me switching to HDMI also fixed it.

See:

http://www.audioholics.com/news/edit...lacing-problem
post #75 of 1473
I'm the person who originally posted about the Idea Menu. That's right. It doesn't work in HDMI Mode, but does work in other modes. I don't know why it's like this. Not sure which connection I should use. Hope they fix it.
post #76 of 1473
Is there a pq difference between the 237t and the 537h?
post #77 of 1473
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Originally Posted by Planet HDTV View Post

Make sure the source is set to tuner

That's fine, but I use HDMI from my cable box. I'd like to change the settings (black extender, etc), but can't via HDMI.

The SD picture on the set is ok, but isn't great (so far mind you)
post #78 of 1473
HT connection question:

hi, I wonder how you folks connect your 237T to DVD player and home theater - mine was like this: DVD connect to 237T using HDMI, DVD connect to HT via a digital coaxial. The problem I am having is, the TV sound and HT sound seem out of sync, and annoying.

Of course I can do away with TV sound and live by HT only. However, I notice that TV speaker can boost the dialog when you watch movies, and that helps. It works fine on my old DLP TV, but not this set. I wonder if anyone has any idea or suggestions.

thanks

Oliver
post #79 of 1473
Picked up one of these at Target yesterday. Took it out of the box, hooked up to my cable box via the supplied HDMI cable.

Out of the box, the HD looks fantastic! The SD, doesn't look all that good though. it seems pixelated. I don't expect perfection mind you.

I have a Comcast (Motorola 3416) DVR, and I'm not sure what setting I should be using for output from that box. I can set the signal to be 480i/480p/720p/1080i. There is also an option to upscale 480i to 480p, stretch the signal, or bypass (sending the 480i to the TV). Currently, I have it set to bypass.

What is odd is, the TV shows whatever setting (720p/1080i) I set the cable box to (in the display window). I don't think there is a bypass option for the first setting.

Now that people are getting this TV, has anyone found good settings for cleaner SD?

One thing that is going to be a slight issue, is no CC over HDMI. I suspect this is because the feed is digital, and CC is analog only. There is an audio input jack on the back of the TV (next to the HDMI connector I assume). I tried running stereo cables to that input from the cable box, but hitting the CC button doesn't work.

Has anyone else noticed the HDMI audio is loud? I can only click it up a few ticks from the left before it gets loud. I need to test my DVD/component hookup for comparison. By contrast, the tuner audio appears lower.

Also - there are no options for IDEA while in HDMI. Maybe this would clean up the picture in SD? Seems odd to be missing.

Maybe I need to try the tuner for comparison with SD over HDMI.

PIP does indeed work with HDMI as the main source, and the tuner as the PIP window.

The TV takes far less than 15 seconds to boot. That's fine with me.

Don't get me wrong - I like the TV.

Now to find a remote that will control both the cable box & the TV. I know, I know...Sony makes one, and so does Harmony :-)
post #80 of 1473
Thread Starter 
Sound discrepancy - mute your TV. Sending signals to different compnents is just leading to a lag in your case. You're sending one signal to the TV, which then runs through the TV's electronics, and another signal to your steroe, which then runs through its electronics.

May not always cause a problem, but if it does in this case turn off the TV's speakers. If you have problems with speaking, upgrade your center channel speaker

Cable box: I have a TWC Scientific Atlantic. I let it send whatever the best signal available is. If it is upscaled 720p in 4:3 aspect, I stretch it with my cable box. Are you saying you WANT to send 480i to the TV?

As for SD, it's just grainy. I wonder if I had another TV at 37 inches if it would still be as grainy.
post #81 of 1473
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Originally Posted by Yankee_In_TX View Post

Cable box: I have a TWC Scientific Atlantic. I let it send whatever the best signal available is. If it is upscaled 720p in 4:3 aspect, I stretch it with my cable box. Are you saying you WANT to send 480i to the TV?

As for SD, it's just grainy. I wonder if I had another TV at 37 inches if it would still be as grainy.

No, there are two options on the Comcast box. One for what signal I want to send to the TV (480i-1080i), and another for what I want it to do with 480i (leave it at 480i, upscale to 480p, or off).

I understand grainy, and your point is taken about a comparison TV. I just think it is a bit much.

I have to play some more.
post #82 of 1473
I agree about the SD Quality. I've only seen SD on a 32" before, so it's tough for me to compare. I had planned to get a 32" TV, but the deal was too good on the 37" at Target. How do you assign resolution modes in your comcast box? I have a Motorola 3416.
post #83 of 1473
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Originally Posted by goblues27 View Post

I agree about the SD Quality. I've only seen SD on a 32" before, so it's tough for me to compare. I had planned to get a 32" TV, but the deal was too good on the 37" at Target. How do you assign resolution modes in your comcast box? I have a Motorola 3416.

With the DVR powered off, and the TV on, you hit "menu". This will bring up the DVR settings.

Hit menu to exit, then power the DVR back on.
post #84 of 1473
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by goblues27 View Post

I agree about the SD Quality. I've only seen SD on a 32" before, so it's tough for me to compare. I had planned to get a 32" TV, but the deal was too good on the 37" at Target. How do you assign resolution modes in your comcast box? I have a Motorola 3416.

I'm not complaining, the HD and PS3 and DVD's are FANTASTIC. I am just wondering if other 37 inch LCD's have the same issues with SD.

I was thinking over the weekend - three more HD channels in our line up and I would never have to watch SD again! (we have all the networks, Fox Sports, TNT, Discovery (though they need their normal programs in HD), and ESPN - I want SciFi, Animal Planet, and FX).
post #85 of 1473
The 237T uses the MTK processor, which normally gives very good SD scaling performance, so I'm a bit surprised by the complaints about it. The performance on my 542i is excellent.
post #86 of 1473
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Originally Posted by rbenotti View Post

One thing that is going to be a slight issue, is no CC over HDMI. I suspect this is because the feed is digital, and CC is analog only.

You can have the cable box generate the CC. Unfortunately I haven't figured out a way to toggle it on and off except through the front panel setup menu of the cable box.
post #87 of 1473
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Originally Posted by mm42 View Post

The 237T uses the MTK processor, which normally gives very good SD scaling performance, so I'm a bit surprised by the complaints about it. The performance on my 542i is excellent.

I agree. I was very pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the SD picture.

-- Martin
post #88 of 1473
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Originally Posted by mm42 View Post

You can have the cable box generate the CC. Unfortunately I haven't figured out a way to toggle it on and off except through the front panel setup menu of the cable box.

The front panel has the option? Now that I didn't see.

I did see it from within the config (when the box is off), but you are right - it can't be toggled. It's like there is a button missing on the remote.
post #89 of 1473
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Originally Posted by mschiff View Post

I agree. I was very pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the SD picture.

-- Martin

Are you guys using the HDMI cables via a cable box? Or the tuner?

Maybe it's the box I have, or the HDMI cable itself.
post #90 of 1473
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Originally Posted by rbenotti View Post

Are you guys using the HDMI cables via a cable box? Or the tuner?

Maybe it's the box I have, or the HDMI cable itself.

I'm using component. This weekend I'll try HDMI, see if it improves.
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