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post #61 of 1760
This has a glass screen like a plasma?
post #62 of 1760
I saw this LCD at Sam's Club for under 4k. Not a bad price for a 65" LCD and the picture looked good (I did not look at it very close or long, just a passing glance). I hope this is a battlecry so plasma lowers the price of 1080p 65" Plasma to under 4k. That would make my day!

What blew me away is how it made the 50" plasma's around it look small.
post #63 of 1760
Seems like most of these are in west coast stores. I'm in Denver and will check out the local Sams tonight on the way home. Yes a 65" dwarfs a 50".
post #64 of 1760
It's not just west coast. I saw them in Sam's Club in St. Petersburg Florida yesterday too.

What's the deal with the "artifacting" in this TV? If you don't stay quite a way back you see almost a fuzz in the TV. I've seen it in other TVs so maybe that's just the nature of LCD. Do you all know what I'm referring to? And it wasn't a poor connection. They were playing a Blu-Ray disc (Fantastic 4) through HDMI directly on this TV with no splitting to any other TVs.
post #65 of 1760
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I sure wish Olevia would put a Realta in a non glass front LCD HDTV, or Vizio or Sharp would put a Realta in some new sets. Damn it!

I studied the 65" yesterday. Glare/reflection was close to matte. Definitely not a mirror like some plasmas.
post #66 of 1760
Our Sams in denver just got them in. The one I saw was connected to a blue ray and split to about 6 tv's. It was right next to a 52" sony w3000. I was impressed. First of all it had the matte finish with virtually no reflection. Unlike the 65" Sharp 64u I saw at another store I didn't see any artifacts. The picture was very good. Compared to the Sony the colors were a little less crisp but it could have been the way the TV was set up. On think that took me back was how thick this tv was. I didn't have a ruler but I would say it is about 7-8" deep.

This was a darn nice TV for less than 4gs. Now if I only had 4gs.
post #67 of 1760
Thanks for the clarification on the 65" Olevia having a matte screen, and not having the glass front like the 747i. Come to think of it, that would have been one heavy sucker.
post #68 of 1760
Nice to see another LCD option at 65 inches. Hopefully my local Costco will have one on display soon. Would love to see how the PQ compares to the upper tier brands.

But seven inches deep sounds pretty thick though. My Sharp 65D64U is amazingly slim, only 3.75 inches deep. It's been flawless over the past couple months.

Hope within the next couple years we'll begin to more of these large size lcds and plasmas at lower prices.
post #69 of 1760
I just brought one home from Sams in San Diego, but unfortunately I will have to wait until tomorrow to unbox it. It is actually 7" thick. It has a metal case and I think the bezel around the front is black anodized aluminum. All in all, it appears to have a very nice physical construction.

The picture at Sams was not good (crappy source), but I believe it will be tweak-able. We will see...





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Originally Posted by ucsdsig View Post

Nice to see another LCD option at 65 inches. Hopefully my local Costco will have one on display soon. Would love to see how the PQ compares to the upper tier brands.

But seven inches deep sounds pretty thick though. My Sharp 65D64U is amazingly slim, only 3.75 inches deep. It's been flawless over the past couple months.

Hope within the next couple years we'll begin to more of these large size lcds and plasmas at lower prices.
post #70 of 1760
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Originally Posted by acousticartist View Post

I just brought one home from Sams in San Diego, but unfortunately I will have to wait until tomorrow to unbox it. It is actually 7" thick. It has a metal case and I think the bezel around the front is black anodized aluminum. All in all, it appears to have a very nice physical construction.

The picture at Sams was not good (crappy source), but I believe it will be tweak-able. We will see...

Sweet! Definitely post some pictures when you finish setting up the set.
post #71 of 1760
Haven't seen the Olevia 65" yet but I have noticed that Olevia panels are generally much heavier than it's competitors even though they build no glass of their own, the Sharp D64 which is where they get their glass from the Mexican plant is much lighter - in fact it's lighter and slimmer than my 57" at 164lbs.

Recently I was going to add a couple of Olevia 42" panels to my Network Classrooms and in Conference Room and had to pass and get the D64 because of weight - the Olevia were nearly twice as heavy and pushing the limits of the custom mobile stands and the female Case Managers that have to move them around - BF made the purchase a bargain.

I would guess from it's specs and it's source being the less expensive Sharp that the blacks should be it's only comparative weakness to a Kuro level or a 71/81 series or XBR4. For this reason I'm instead waiting for the D93 replacement which should be announced next week at CES and wait for it in the spring to replace my 57" with a 65" with deep blacks. The only annoyance I have are the weaker blacks and haze sometimes compared to the newer high end panels at smaller sizes - though I would never trade my panel for a smaller panel or any Plasma in my viewing room as it destroys plasma - even a Kuro - southern sun rules and reflections are a no-go in my HT.

I'll gladly be patient another 3-6 months to get the better blacks and no Haze. It's terrific to see these price drops as I can attest folks SIZE matters and I have no artifacts that others seem to see in the store and I can go 65" from 8.5' as Dot Mode is that damn good it makes you crave bigger!

Congrats on the new owners and look forward to additonal feedback and CES next week and where larger panels may be going and how black we can go.
post #72 of 1760
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Originally Posted by acousticartist View Post

I just brought one home from Sams in San Diego...

Congratulations on your new tv. Finally, we'll get to hear from someone that actually owns one. Looking forward to your comments.
post #73 of 1760
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Originally Posted by acousticartist View Post

I just brought one home from Sams in San Diego, but unfortunately I will have to wait until tomorrow to unbox it. It is actually 7" thick. It has a metal case and I think the bezel around the front is black anodized aluminum. All in all, it appears to have a very nice physical construction.

The picture at Sams was not good (crappy source), but I believe it will be tweak-able. We will see...

Soooo... I know patience is a virtue but I am waiting for your reply PPLLEEAASSEE!!! Gotta know if this is finally the one.

Thanks! Ken
post #74 of 1760
Well... preliminary assesment. The size is stunning! The picture looks good overall after some basic setting up, but... Backlight uniformity is disappointing so far and there is no adjustment that affects that. The black is black enough for me, I just don't know yet if I can live with the black fall off on the sides... particularly the right side. I am wondering if there is a possibility that some break in will help. I have never heard of backlight break in period, but hey after hefting this 230' TV out of the box and up on the stand, you can't blame a guy for hoping he doesn't have to carry it out again! I haven't found any obvious dead pixels yet, but I haven't really gone out of my way to hunt them down yet, but I did do some full screen one color test patterns (Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta I think they were...) and none leaped off the screen to embed themselves in my minds eye. Watching the Dave Matthews "Radio City Music Hall" in BluRay on my PS3 at the moment and there is a lot of dark backgrounds in there so I haven't been able to not see the lightning of the sides unless there are lighter objects on the sides.

On the plus side, I LOVE the size! I love the detail and the color looks good even with just a preliminary adjustment. With the one color test patterns up, uniformity accros the screen looks quite good... unless the one color is black sigh... I will just have to see if I can live with it or maybe I will have to pony up 2 or 3k more for a pioneer elite. But I would hate to lose the inches

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Soooo... I know patience is a virtue but I am waiting for your reply PPLLEEAASSEE!!! Gotta know if this is finally the one.

Thanks! Ken
post #75 of 1760
One picture enhanced to show the uneven backlighting on a full dark screen (curtain mode from iScan VP50pro). Not so noticable when there is light of any color in the scene but quite noticable with a black or dark background
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Originally Posted by acousticartist View Post

Well... preliminary assesment. The size is stunning! The picture looks good overall after some basic setting up, but... Backlight uniformity is disappointing so far and there is no adjustment that affects that. The black is black enough for me, I just don't know yet if I can live with the black fall off on the sides... particularly the right side. I am wondering if there is a possibility that some break in will help. I have never heard of backlight break in period, but hey after hefting this 230' TV out of the box and up on the stand, you can't blame a guy for hoping he doesn't have to carry it out again! I haven't found any obvious dead pixels yet, but I haven't really gone out of my way to hunt them down yet, but I did do some full screen one color test patterns (Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta I think they were...) and none leaped off the screen to embed themselves in my minds eye. Watching the Dave Matthews "Radio City Music Hall" in BluRay on my PS3 at the moment and there is a lot of dark backgrounds in there so I haven't been able to not see the lightning of the sides unless there are lighter objects on the sides.

On the plus side, I LOVE the size! I love the detail and the color looks good even with just a preliminary adjustment. With the one color test patterns up, uniformity accros the screen looks quite good... unless the one color is black sigh... I will just have to see if I can live with it or maybe I will have to pony up 2 or 3k more for a pioneer elite. But I would hate to lose the inches


LL
post #76 of 1760
More pics, pleeeeze.
post #77 of 1760
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Originally Posted by acousticartist View Post

One picture enhanced to show the uneven backlighting on a full dark screen (curtain mode from iScan VP50pro). Not so noticable when there is light of any color in the scene but quite noticable with a black or dark background

I have an Olevia 747i and my backlight issues are very similar to yours (based on the pic you posted) except its more pronounced on the bottom two corners and not as prominent on the rest of the screen. When completely dark my 747i looks like it has two spotlights coming from the bottom two corners. But when even a relatively dark movie is on (like "Alien" or the last few scenes of "Apocalypse Now") I don't notice the "spotlights" on my 747i at all. I'm not a hardcore videophile though, and I can see why someone that wants total picture uniformity would be upset that their brand-new 65" LCD has such backlight issues. I paid almost $3K for my 747i back in March of '07, so for you to get 18" more inches of viewing space for less than $2K what I paid for mine makes me kind-of jealous. Do what you must acousticartist but remember: once you go "black" (contrast ratio) there's no going back!
post #78 of 1760
That picture is better than my Acer Notebook screen light leaks before the full Windows XP screen on. Once the screen is populated, light leaks are not noticeable. I am not a vedeophile, I can live with that.
post #79 of 1760
I will post more pics after I deal with the aftermath of reconfiguring my AV set up... here is the thing, I am trying not to be a hardcore videophile just like I try to avoid being a hardcore audiophile. Working at being a "reasonably good enough considering the value for the moneyphile" because there are so many areas of life to put my limited resources into. From that perspective, the 65" Olevia is a great deal even if there is no way to improve on what I am seeing. I might even be able to sell myself on the "maybe it can be improved with a firmware update" fantasy, especially since some threads I read about problems with backlight uniformity with the Sony XBR series LCD's seem to indicate that such might be possible. But, being a critical realist by nature, I have to either accept that it is good enough as it is and that I won't suffer from too much buyers remorse if I do keep it, or keep looking. The question for me is that I might be able to accept the Plasma compromises that I would have (Screen reflections, image retention, etc.) that go with that technology if I was to say go for the 63" 1080p Samsung for about the same money (considering sales tax) at $4.3k or so from reputable internet retailers such as some of the sponsors of this forum or buydig.com etc.; or if different example of the Olevia might have more uniformity; or if the 65" Sharp 93 series might be worth another $3.5k or more and whether or not the Pioneer 60" that really only is 58.55" (according to the floor tag at BB) with its great blacks is worth losing 6" of screen size. Also, as I said earlier, this Olevia is constructed like a tank! Very well put together, beautiful to look at even without a picture. Far nicer than the shiny black plastic bezels of the Samsung or the Pioneer, or the Sharps with their plastic cases. So anyways, since it is here and I have the option to return it for 6 months at Sam's, I am going to give it a longer audition for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that returning this behemoth is no trivial matter!

Also know that I was quite happy with the PQ of my 57" CRT RPT, given that I was able to tweak the PQ to work well with HTPC (Mac Mini with EyeTv and the ability to record HD from cable, particularly the excellent concert shows on my local PBS station). However, though the Picture is great the huge matte silver cabinet and the fairly glossy screen is not a thing of beauty to say the least. With the Flat panel, I can use the cabinet under the TV to house the A/V gear and get more flexibility to arrange my living room.

I do want to say that with most material, the image on this Olevia is mesmerizing! In fact, using the Itunes visualizer full screen with music playing, I was nearly hypnotized into staring at the giant screen for 30 minutes before was able to look away! I have also spent more time looking for bad pixels but I haven't found even one as yet and that is pretty damn good in itself. The largest LCD that I have lived with before now (other than front projection systems at work) is my 30" Apple cinema display and I would say that it seems very uniform indeed though the technology behind it is several years old now.

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Originally Posted by dad1153 View Post

I have an Olevia 747i and my backlight issues are very similar to yours (based on the pic you posted) except its more pronounced on the bottom two corners and not as prominent on the rest of the screen. When completely dark my 747i looks like it has two spotlights coming from the bottom two corners. But when even a relatively dark movie is on (like "Alien" or the last few scenes of "Apocalypse Now") I don't notice the "spotlights" on my 747i at all. I'm not a hardcore videophile though, and I can see why someone that wants total picture uniformity would be upset that their brand-new 65" LCD has such backlight issues. I paid almost $3K for my 747i back in March of '07, so for you to get 18" more inches of viewing space for less than $2K what I paid for mine makes me kind-of jealous. Do what you must acousticartist but remember: once you go "black" (contrast ratio) there's no going back!
post #80 of 1760
Have had our 65" Olevia from Sam's in the house for several days, replacing our 57" CRT!

So Far Olevia has been helpful, sending us RS232 codes to interface with our Control 4 system.

There is a bacic Service Menu, I have gone in and tweaked the 3 modes of back light level much lower. This has really helped with the background uneveness, not eliminated it, but really helped. The original settings were so high we had some eye strain. I also run the Brightness control at a minimum, showing a black screen, click down until any screen areas are not effected from the backlight, usually have to tweak up a couple of notches, dependent on program material, of course that is done with any display types I've ever seen.

Watched some dark HD Direct TV. Matrix 3, Dexter etc and this is pretty acceptable to me. Watched King Kong in HD, could not believe all the detail in the background of this movie, stunning. The quality of an HD broadcast can really be seen with this set, there ia a good amount of softer material, this set shows it all.

This set will be used for every day, perhaps adding a Front Projection system at some point. I'd have to say with so many improvements in picture quality, and a much better black level than I expected, this TV has been a pleasure.

I could focus on the negative, I learned to live with many negatives with our past CRT's, but for 95% od the viewing so far, this is a quite a picture. Best of luck with yours!
post #81 of 1760
Thanks for the post... that is very encouraging. I haven't called Olevia yet as I am still reconfiguring my system with the new form factor (placing all of the A/V components in a stand under the TV). I have tweaked many displays in service modes while working in Instructional Technology Systems at a university, so I know there are more levels of control than are made available through the standard menus. How do you get it into service mode? I desperately want to turn the backlight down a bit as I think that will be just what is needed to smooth out those dark scenes. I will call Olevia after the weekend but if you tell me how to activate the service mode I think I will be able to improve things before then.

I am also glad to hear that they gave you the RS-232 control codes because the manual makes it sound like it is only for services, even though several of the press releases specifically mention using the RS-232 for home control systems integration.

Things are definitely looking up... there is so much to like about this display. The picture is breathtaking on well light indoor scenes even with the current settings. It is definitely huge bang for the buck. I just need to take that backlight down a bit to let the honeymoon really start.

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Originally Posted by TS45 View Post

Have had our 65" Olevia from Sam's in the house for several days, replacing our 57" CRT!

So Far Olevia has been helpful, sending us RS232 codes to interface with our Control 4 system.

There is a bacic Service Menu, I have gone in and tweaked the 3 modes of back light level much lower. This has really helped with the background uneveness, not eliminated it, but really helped. The original settings were so high we had some eye strain. I also run the Brightness control at a minimum, showing a black screen, click down until any screen areas are not effected from the backlight, usually have to tweak up a couple of notches, dependent on program material, of course that is done with any display types I've ever seen.

Watched some dark HD Direct TV. Matrix 3, Dexter etc and this is pretty acceptable to me. Watched King Kong in HD, could not believe all the detail in the background of this movie, stunning. The quality of an HD broadcast can really be seen with this set, there ia a good amount of softer material, this set shows it all.

This set will be used for every day, perhaps adding a Front Projection system at some point. I'd have to say with so many improvements in picture quality, and a much better black level than I expected, this TV has been a pleasure.

I could focus on the negative, I learned to live with many negatives with our past CRT's, but for 95% od the viewing so far, this is a quite a picture. Best of luck with yours!
post #82 of 1760
I just purchased at Sams Club, if any of you guys have it mounted please let me know the mount you used...its still in the box...gotta wait for a buddy to come by to help me get it in the house...

I will post thoughts after I get it on a temp stand.

Cipro
post #83 of 1760
Just make sure they have eaten their wheaties (dating myself with that reference....), that is one heavy beast. The hardest part was getting it out of the box bottom. A 3rd party to hold it down while you strongs lift it would be really helpful.

Good luck. You will be amazed at how much bigger it looks in your house than it it appeared at Sams...

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I just purchased at Sams Club, if any of you guys have it mounted please let me know the mount you used...its still in the box...gotta wait for a buddy to come by to help me get it in the house...

I will post thoughts after I get it on a temp stand.

Cipro
post #84 of 1760
Well it is a beast...its out of the box...on the floor right now...(must find a mount online tonight)

So far so good....2 HD sources, Charter HD Cable via HDMI and Xbox 360 over Component....

I have a bootleg WMVHD version of Night at the Museum and it looks terriffic....

I really like the PIP abillity, I did not have that with my Front Projector....I still miss the 120 size I had, but my new house does not have a very freindly PJ setup....and the wife was never very comfortable with a PJ.

Im really happy with my purchase...there is some light leak on the lower right side...but I only see it when the screen is not getting a source....
post #85 of 1760
Olevia is bringing 120Hz LCD's (including a 65" model) in 2008. Press release here: http://www.electronichouse.com/artic...hdtv_demo/C205

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Syntax-Brillian Showcases 120Hz and Full-HD Technology on New LCD HDTV Demonstration Units at CES

Advanced Features Include Firmware Upgradeability Via USB, Universal "Learning" Remote Control, On-screen Installation Guide, JPEG & MP3 Support and New Accessories & Olevia-Licensed CE Products


January 04, 2008 | by Rachel Cericola
TEMPE, Ariz.Syntax-Brillian Corporation (Nasdaq:BRLC) today announced that at CES 2008 it will be exhibiting a diverse range of new Olevia(TM) LCD HDTVs featuring the latest in display technology hardware and feature enhancements combining 120Hz Motion Estimation/Motion Compensation (ME/MC) technology with full-HD 1080p resolution, new industrial designs and firmware upgradeability via USB. These new technology demonstration units will be on exhibit from January 7 - 10, 2008 in the Olevia(TM) booth #20401, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall.

The new features and enhancements we are unveiling at CES 2008 represent our continued commitment to offering consumers innovative and quality digital entertainment products, commented James Li, Syntax-Brillian's CEO. The company's renewed focus on the LCD business is allowing us to be a technology leader in the high growth, LCD HDTV market.

At the Olevia(TM) booth, visitors can experience the stunning reality of images in motion on the new full-HD 1080p Olevia LCD HDTVs in 42"-type, 47"-type, 52"-type, 55"-type and 65"-type sizes. The state-of-the-art 120Hz ME/MC post processor technology produces crystal-clear motion images by reducing image motion blur.

Other innovative features and products demonstrated at the Olevia booth include a new eight-device universal learning remote that enables compatibility with all video sources from a single, convenient control. New Olevia LCD HDTVs can access the world's largest professionally maintained database of infrared function codes from Universal Electronics Inc.'s library of over 321,000 functions.

The new Olevia product line is comprised of the 2 Series, a competitively-priced true mainstream LCD HDTV, plus the Olevia 6 Series which offers premium quality with the latest features and additional inputs, and the best-in-class Olevia 7 Series. Some Olevia LCD HDTVs also incorporate new features that provide for enhanced user experiences including additional HDMI inputs and two USB ports. Users of theses Olevia models will be able to utilize these inputs not only to connect the TV to home entertainment equipment easier, but also to connect USB thumb drives or PCs to their TVs to install firmware upgrades, and use the TV to display photos or play MP3 music files through a home theater audio system.

The technology demonstration units on display in the Olevia(TM) booth are expected to comprise the core of new lines of Olevia(TM) LCD HDTVs scheduled to debut in the second quarter of 2008.

The new Olevia(TM) universal learning remote is expected to accompany select new Olevia(TM) models in January 2008.

New Olevia Accessories & Olevia-Licensed CE Products

New Olevia(TM) brand home theater products and accessories will also be on display at the Olevia booth including a three-in-one HDMI switcher box and a two-to-four HDMI switcher/splitter, each which enable users with multiple sources to distribute or split content through HDMI to ensure digital output to maximize the best possible picture. Each switcher/splitter is compatible with the new Olevia (TM) universal remote control and each comes with multiple HDMI cables. Olevia(TM) brand HDMI cables will also be on display. They are available in sizes including 6', 15', 25', 50' and 75'. These cables support resolutions of 1920 X 1080p video and 1920 X 1200 60Hz graphics in sizes 6' to 50' and 1080i video @ 60Hz in 75'. The 6', 15', 25' and 50' cables are HDMI 1.3 certified. Olevia LCD HDTVs from 19 to 52 can be easily wall mounted by using the new fixed, adjustable, swivel, articulating or ceiling mounts.

Seven models of wall mounts are also available for Olevia LCD HDTVs. The adjustable WM10D wall mount with 20 degrees tilt (fwd/bkwd) is ideal for 19 and 23. The fixed WM30D with 15 degrees forward tilt fits TVs up to 52, and the fixed WM35D with 5 degrees forward tilt is designed for the 65 models. The WM40D swivel wall mount with 15 degrees/5 degrees tilt (fwd/bkwd) fits TVs up to 32. The articulating WM50D with 15 degrees/5 degrees tilt (fwd/bkwd) is used for 37 to 42 type Olevia TVs, while the articulating WD60D model fits 47 to 52 units. A ceiling mount WM70D with 30 degrees vertical tilt can be used with Olevia LCD TVs up to 52.

Syntax-Brillian will also preview its new Olevia-licensed consumer electronics products that are scheduled for availability in Q1 2008. Included are a home theater sound bar for virtual surround sound, a 2.1 DVD home theater system, a 1080p upconverting DVD player, digital photo frames, a wireless 5.1 home theater speaker system, an ultra-slim vertical DVD player, and a wireless/waterproof LCD TV.

About Syntax-Brillian Corporation
Syntax-Brillian Corporation (http://www.syntaxbrillian.com) is a designer, developer and distributor of LCD HDTVs, digital cameras, and microdisplay entertainment products.

The company's lead products include its Olevia (TM) brand (http://www.Olevia.com) high definition widescreen LCD televisionsone of the fastest growing global TV brandsand Vivitar brand (http://www.vivitar.com) digital still and video cameras. Syntax-Brillian has built an Asian supply chain coupled with an international manufacturing and distribution network to support worldwide retail sales channels and position the company as a market leader in consumer digital entertainment products.

Olevia(TM), Brillian, LCoS(TM) and Vivitar are trademarks or registered trademarks of Syntax-Brillian Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-looking Statements:
Certain statements contained in this press release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements under federal securities laws, and Syntax-Brillian intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbor created thereby. Syntax-Brillian cautions that these statements are qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected by the forward-looking statements contained herein. Such factors include changes in markets for the Company's products; changes in the market for customers' products; the failure of the Company's products to deliver commercially acceptable performance; the ability of the Company's management, individually or collectively, to guide the Company in a successful manner; and other risks detailed in Syntax-Brillian's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007 and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
post #86 of 1760
Its disappointing that there is no mention of the SO Realta HQV processor anywhere in their press release.
post #87 of 1760
http://www.bruzziforum.com/vbf/showthread.php?t=49

* Press the {MENU} button on the TV.
* Press simultaneously the {SOURCE} {VOL-} {CH-} buttons on the TV.
* The Service Menu will be displayed.
* Press the {MENU} button to exit.

Bought mine last weekend at Sam's in S. FL. ($4K). Plus: returnable locally. Minus: no way to demo at the store. Set was too bright even as Dark Room so the Service Mode brought it down enough.

The backlight power supply buzzes when dimmed down; anyone else hear this?

My complaints (in order):

1) heavy (250+ pounds: limited stand selection, and I can't wall mount with @#$%! metal studs)
2) ATI tuner not good with a marginal cable signal
3) default black level of an LCD
4) Olevia menu wheel
5) cannot select inputs directly
6) 540 watts !!


Nothing seems to match the IQ and viewing angle for the money.

The sad truth for me is that this TV may be just too big for my room and input sources, which include standard cable and 1000 regular DVDs. This device shows every flaw in the source material.

If you are prone to buyers remorse remember you will be lugging nearly 300 pounds back!

I do think I will be keeping mine.

Q
post #88 of 1760
The service menu did help my backlight uniformity quite a bit, now I am leaning strongly towards keeping it. With Blu-Ray disc sources like Planet Earth, Chronos, Harry Potter (can still perceive a very slight unevenness in the darker scenes but the not so easy to see anymore since the Backlight service mode adjustment) etc., and even 1080i HD cable, the image is incredible.

I also went to study the 63" 1080p Samsung plasma at Frys, which is the only other one in this size price range that I can talk myself into thinking I can afford without un-retiring (the non- elite Pioneer 60" kuro is probably smaller than I want to go), the reflectivity of the Plasma screen in that environment was impossible to ignore. I don't want to have to have perfect light control since my HT has to reside is in my living room. I think that if I studied it too much, I might talk myself into thinking that the 93U 65" Sharp is worth the extra $3000 at its close out price, but that is a lot of money and even that TV will seem dated in a year or two.

The motion on this TV looks very good to me and the detail is exceptional. In short, I think that although this may not be the best TV that I can possibly appreciate, it may well be the best TV that I can afford. One thing that concerns me though, the 265t is gone from Olevias website. I am concerned that support for it may evaporate if this model has such a short run... What do you think? Just website maintainence... getting ready to announce the new models... it concerns me that there is no way to get to the support area for this model from Olevia's Website as I write this.

I will try to take some pictures tonight and post for those curious enough to want to see them.

In regards to some of your questions, if my baklight PS is buzzing, it isn't really noticeable... I can't hear it unless I turn all sound off and stick my ear right up against the TV.

I am concerned about the power draw... I wonder about comparable sized sets. My 57" CRT RPTV that his is replacing only draws about 300 watts. I think I want to get a Watt meter and measure it its actual use with the settings I use.

The TV is heavy, but without the stand the manual says it is 186 lbs. The plus side of that is that it is very sturdily built with its aluminum bezel etc.

Another plus is that it makes the Samsung 63" and even the Pioneer 60" plasmas look cheap with their glossy plastic bezels. The Olevia looks like a real pro piece just sitting there with the lights up and the TV off. As good as the picture was, I hated the way the huge plastic silver/grey cabinet looked on my CRT RPTV. The 265t looks much more elegant.


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Originally Posted by qwerty_2000 View Post

http://www.bruzziforum.com/vbf/showthread.php?t=49

* Press the {MENU} button on the TV.
* Press simultaneously the {SOURCE} {VOL-} {CH-} buttons on the TV.
* The Service Menu will be displayed.
* Press the {MENU} button to exit.

Bought mine last weekend at Sam's in S. FL. ($4K). Plus: returnable locally. Minus: no way to demo at the store. Set was too bright even as Dark Room so the Service Mode brought it down enough.

The backlight power supply buzzes when dimmed down; anyone else hear this?

My complaints (in order):

1) heavy (250+ pounds: limited stand selection, and I can't wall mount with @#$%! metal studs)
2) ATI tuner not good with a marginal cable signal
3) default black level of an LCD
4) Olevia menu wheel
5) cannot select inputs directly
6) 540 watts !!


Nothing seems to match the IQ and viewing angle for the money.

The sad truth for me is that this TV may be just too big for my room and input sources, which include standard cable and 1000 regular DVDs. This device shows every flaw in the source material.

If you are prone to buyers remorse remember you will be lugging nearly 300 pounds back!

I do think I will be keeping mine.

Q
post #89 of 1760
Thanks for the update.

I'm really liking the set too, bang for the buck it's hard to beat.

The set is very revealing, the picture must be tweaked here and there. When Shadow detail is poorly transferred, the problem shows up very easily.

Pirates, Black Pearl standard DVD plyed back quite well, 480p, component connection. Seems this transfer was really good to allow the low level detail to be quite viewable, have seen some other DVD's with poor low level transfer's, these are hard to watch, just create a gray patchy picture.

Wondering what a backlight behind the set would do to improve performance?

Acousticartist, what is your preferred setting on the service menu backlight? Seems mine is approx. 40, and thanks for your posts!
post #90 of 1760
Hey Guys....Checking this out at SAMS, saw a bit of pixelation. They have a 6070 right above it and that pic looked clean. Where it was most noticeable was some shots for the upcoming Olympics.

How is fast motion on this set....football...etc. Did you watch any of the wild card games or can you report after this weekends playoffs. Concerned with the triple ball effect on long pans and motion.

There appears to be quite a bit to like about this set....motion is the concern.

Thanks!!
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