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I've recently been sold on an Olevia for a $500ish HDTV. I've browsed some threads on here but these questions weren't answered.


1) What's "T?" (Target has a 232t?!)

2) Which video processor is better? ATI or PixelWorks?

3) Other than USB, in/outputs, and tuner (lack of) are there anyother differences I should be noting?


I'm looking at 232v, 232t, 332, 432, and 532. Not having too much luck truly narrowing down the differences. (are some just the same TV w/ different warranties?).


I'll be playing PS3, DVD's and watching cable (SD for now, HD in a year).


Thanks

Here's what I figured out-

332: Pixelworks (the other 3 have ATI), but only a monitor

232/432: no difference?

532: on-site warranty
 

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I am looking at the same tv. I think the difference between the 232H and 532H is that the 532 has a tuner in it. That would make the 232H a monitor (you would need like a vcr and cable box connected to get channels if I am correct). Thats my guess. Did you look at the vizio VX32L? I'm deciding which one to get.
 

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I purchased an Olevia 332 back in February. I use it as a monitor, for X Box games and watching movies when I know I don't have time to enjoy them from the projector. This set has worked flawlessly and has the best picture for the price that I have seen.

The picture is better than the Sharpe Aquos we have in the bedroom, and yes I ran both sets from the same source and did a side by side comparison. Black levels are good and colors are great. Considering what I paid for this I'm very pleased with this display.
 

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OK, I own a couple Olevia's and let me explain my take on the minimal differences.


232V, 432V, and 532H - are all identical as far as specs and features. Only differences are speaker position (V for vertical and H for horizontal) and unit color in the case of the 432V (silver). I have also noticed Target has a 232T now. Best I can tell it is the same as the 232V except with speakers on the bottom. I can't really confirm anything else since Olevia doesn't have the 232T listed on its site and Target's description pages are horrible.


*All of the above TV's have the same inputs and built-in NTSC/ATSC dual tuners. I do also know for FACT that the 232V and the 532H have QAM tuning capability. I am guessing since it is a slightly newer model the 232T also has QAM.


332H - this is the TV that does not have any built-in TV tuners and is therefore just a monitor. It also has the Pixelworks while the rest have the ATI chip. Both I think are so-so at best, so no real advantage there.


Oh, and as you noted, another difference is the 5-series TVs have 1 -year "in-home" service while the rest are just 1-yr basic replacement warranties.
 

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It also has the Pixelworks while the rest have the ATI chip. Both I think are so-so at best, so no real advantage there.

Thanks for the input. Really? Seems everyone agrees the MTK is better, but the ATI and Pixelworks are a toss up?
 

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Well I definitely don't know a whole lot about the specific processors so don't quote me there. What you said is what I do know, is that the MTK is preferred over both the ATI and the Pixelworks. So that's why I just said they are a push.


What I am going off of is I recall reading threads saying the Pixelworks was just OK, and the recent stuff on the ATI with SD problems. As far as what I've seen with my own I eyes, I have a 227V (ATI) and I do notice some blurring with SD stuff. But it is really on a channel to channel basis, DVD to DVD basis. I just have it hooked up through coax on the wall outlet. All in all, I still say I am quite happy with it.


I am also interested in testing it on my HD DVR out in the living room thru component (or HDMI, I'd have to buy a cable though) to see how it impacts the regular SD quality. I'm really just too lazy to unplug everything and take it out there.


To me, basically your choice lies in how you are going to use the TV. If you are just going to get an STB anyways, then the 332H comes a real option for you. Otherwise, I prefer having the TVs (232's, 432, 532) with built-in tuners, not forcing me to get a box if I want to use it as a second or third TV. The QAM is also a nice bonus as I get to watch all my locals in HD w/o a box or antenna on the 227V in my bedroom.
 

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Originally Posted by spetsacdc /forum/post/0


I am looking at the same tv. I think the difference between the 232H and 532H is that the 532 has a tuner in it. That would make the 232H a monitor (you would need like a vcr and cable box connected to get channels if I am correct). Thats my guess. Did you look at the vizio VX32L? I'm deciding which one to get.

Incorrect. just for the record the 2xx series all have tuners. it is the 3xx series that do not have tuners.


The first digit is the model type (2,4,5, and 7 have tuner and 3 does not)

The second and third digit are the size in inches


the letter is the placement of the speakers or a retailer. eg "h" has horizontal speakers "on the bottom and "v" has vertical speakers on the sides. "t" would stand for target"
 

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I'm trying to tweak my color settings on my Olevia 232T, I don't like how mine looks, any suggestions on the contrast, brightness, etc...


Im semi LCD iliterate, so if anyone have any suggestions, right now my picture looks grainy on HDMI and i have it outputted from an Onkyo 605, even w/out the receiver it still looked grainy, when I went to Target the other day, I saw how bright they had there 232T display, and it looked like a decent setting, I wanted to play with the menu but would feel weird and would take me a while to count how many bars each settings needed to be in..SO PLEASE HELP ME..THANK YOU
 
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