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Experience: 5 Months
Great 768p Picture Quality
Single HDMI Port
Shared Component/VGA Audio
Shared SVideo/Composite Audio
No Tuner (It's just a big monitor)
Grey (Black is cooler)
I've had this HDTV for a while now. It's my first and I've really loved it so far. I use it with my MythTV/Windows HTPC (DVI->HDMI), Nintendo Wii (Component), and Shaw Digital Cable (SVideo). No dead pixels on arrival, and the 768p (1360x768) quality is really good.
The greatest issue is the limited number of ports in the back.. One HDMI, VGA, Component, SVideo and Composite. Worse yet, there are only three audio ins.. One for HDMI, one for Component/VGA, and one for SVideo/Composite. The Video signals can each be viewed, but you'll need some sort of audio splitter if you really pile on the older stuff. My setup just happens to avoid this, but if I got ShawHD it might be an issue. I use it almost exclusively for my HTPC and the Wii, so it's not been an issue.
The ports are also all at the back and bottom, making it difficult to quickly hook up a component or composite device.
There's no Tuner (You need the 537 for that) but in this age of digital cable, who hooks up Co-ax to the TV anyways?
Just a word of warning, and I'm posting this review now so that this is documented. This is true of all Olevia screens apparently. If you hook this up to a computer you may notice that the displayed screen looks like it's zoomed in about 3-4%, and the pixels on the outside of the screen are cut off... Look for a hidden menu option called "Cropping" and turn it off (It's on by default). This will remove the default underscan and improve your picture quality. I just fixed this and my picture quality jumped... the monitor actually scales the 1360x768 up slightly causing some artifacts... with cropping off this goes away. The cropping is really annoying and I'm pleased there's a TV fix for this issue rather than me playing with XWindows to try and find a software fix.
For the price, I really do love this TV. I'd get a second one, but it wouldn't fit in my house!
The 37-inch Olevia 337H is the perfectly equipped and priced high-definition (HD)-ready LCD TV for your home or office. Featuring best-in-class video and audio, it is powered by the state-of-the art PixelWorks® DNX™ (Digital Natural Expression) video processor technology, and features a super-wide 178-degree viewing angle, 1600:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, and fast response time. This means the 337H displays everything — high-definition digital TV and widescreen movies (up to 1080i resolution), standard analog TV, action sports, video games, and home videos — with stunningly crisp, rich and vibrant imagery. The 337H can even double as a computer display with support for resolutions up to 1360 x 768 through HDMI and VGA. The 337H’s horizontal (or bottom) mounted speakers complement its surround sound audio processor, making theater-quality audio part of this outstanding new entertainment experience — all thanks to Olevia.
Olevia 3 Series - Quality For Those Who Spend Smart To Live Rich.
The 337H is part of the Olevia 3 Series of LCD TVs designed expressly to deliver outstanding quality at an exceptional value. Vibrant image quality is paired with a sleek tunerless1 design, making the Olevia 3 Series ideal for use with digital cable or satellite set-top boxes. The high-definition (HD)-ready TVs are perfect for home or office viewing in any non-networked entertainment environment. And, as with all Olevia 3, 5 and 7 Series TVs, the 337H features:
Director’s Image™ — calibrated 6500K color and a full range of brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness and mode controls available to tune image quality.
Big Picture Technology™ — advanced technology displays up to 37% more of analog images and 11% more of digital broadcast images, without distortion.
User Friendly On-Screen Display — scrolling icon wheel simplifies use and features preset video and lighting modes for different environments and content types.
Firmware upgradeable via USB — the latest software updates and quality improvements available from the Olevia website, easily uploadable to your TV through its USB port.
OleviaCare™ — live, in-house technical and customer support personnel assure a total quality experience — every time.
1 The Olevia 3 Series 323V includes an NTSC tuner; all other 3 Series models are tunerless and are designed for use with digital cable or satellite set-top boxes.
- 37" State-of-the-Art HDTV Ready LCD TV
- Ease of Use-User Friendly OSD wheel, Store/Home modes control, color-coded Quick Start Guide, full user manual on CD-ROM
- FutureProof™-User upgradeable firmware via USB to add features, keep current
- Big Picture Technology™-See the entire broadcast, DVD or VHS image
- Director's Image™-Watch programs with the rich colors and image enhancements as the director intended
- OleviaCare™ in-house tech support/customer support
- PixelWorks™ DNX-Digital Natural ExpressionT Video Processing
- 1366 x 768 Resolution (16:9 Aspect Ratio)
- 1600:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
- Super Fast 8ms Response Time
- 178-degree Ultra Wide Viewing Angle
- Video Resolution-Standard definition TV, 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i
- Video Inputs-1 HDMI, 2 component (VGA runs as second component source), VGA, 1 shared S-video/composite
- PC Input-HDMI, VGA-1360 x 768 @60 Hz
- Horizontal Speaker Position
- Easy To Use Remote Control
- RS-232 Control
- Motion Adaptive Processing
- 3:2 Pull Down
- 3D Comb Filter
- True De-Interlacing
|HDTV Built In/HDTV Ready
||1366 x 768|
||PixelWorks DNX Technology|
|Color Temperature Adjust
|Digital 3D Comb Filter
||NTSC & ATSC with High Definition (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i)|
||1 Stereo Mini Jack|
||2 Component + 2 R/L RCA Audio (VGA connector accepts as 2nd Component source)|
|Composite Video Input
||1 composite + 1 R/L RCA Audio (Audio shared with S-Video)|
||1 HDMI w/HDCP, PC + Video, Plug & Play, CEA EDID Extensions|
|Firmware Upgrade by USB
|TV System Support
||up to 1080i|
||RGB 15 Pin D-sub with Analog EDID, PC + Video, Plug & Play, Second Component Input + R/L RCA Audio|
||English, French, and Spanish|
|V- Chip Parental Control
||36.7" x 29.3" x 10.2"|
|PC Resolution Support
||Up to 1360 x 768 at 60 Hz|
|Power Consumption AC
||FCC-B, UL, CUL, ICES003, CSA, Energy Star|
||40.82" x 32" x 12"|
||No (optional purchase)|
**Product Specification Subject To Change Without Notice
Online/Tech Support and CSR Olevia 3 Series "No TV Tuner" Disclaimer
Your Olevia 3 Series 27 ", 32", 37", and 42" HDTV- Ready LCD Monitors are designed to display video from any video source that can produce a resolution of up to 1080i. These TV Monitors do not have a tuner built-in. They do have HDMI, Component, S-Video and Composite inputs where you can plug in hardware such as Cable/ Satellite Receivers, DVD Players, VCRs, and Game Consoles. Cable and satellite receivers function as Tuners which change the channel of programs from your Cable or Satellite provider. A VCR can be utilized in the same way because it also has a built in TV Tuner and can also change channels from Basic Cable TV or "over the air" Analog and Digital reception. Additionally, separate Tuner Boxes, sold as Digital HD Tuner Receivers, can be used specifically with the Olevia 3 Series Products.
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