- 1366 x 768 + 720p, 480i/p
- ATSC / NTSC Tuner
- HDMI, VGA, Component
- 37.8" x 22.2" x 9.4"
I Felt Compelled to write a second review 05/04/2007
This review is from: OLEVIA 32" 720p LCD HDTV 432V
I hooked the Olevia 423V up, through the HDMI Cable, to a Dish VIP 622DVR Receiver which has MPEG 4 Compression. I must say the picture quality is EXCELLENT. At first I was leary about the Olevia since it was a relatively new name. I had eyed a Philips and Samsung for almost twice as much. After reading alot of reviews, I decided to give the Olevia a try as my bedroom TV. I am not disappointed. Hooked up to the old receiver thru the Component Input looked nice but after hooking it up to the new receiver,thru the HDMI Input I am ALOT MORE SATISFIED. For the price of this LCD TV and the picture quality, you can't go wrong. At this point I would consider getting a bigger Olevia for the living room, when the time comes. Right now I have a Pioneer HDTV so that says alot for Olevia. The Olevia 432V is deffinitly worth the money. I actually think I came out ahead by getting this TV and the price here at Newegg is unbeatable.
The remote is weak. I believe they could deffinitly come thru with a better remote although it has alot of good functions it feels like a toy. Another thing I'm not to happy with is that there is only one of each input connection. It would have been nice to have atleast two Component Video inputs and two HDMI inputs. When you adjust the color, tint, contrast, etc it also adjusts in the picture quality of the other inputs. It would be nice to adjust each input individually of each other. The color of the picture from the satallite receiver being hooked up to the HDMI input might look different then the color of the DVD player hooked up to the Componet input. If you adjust the picture in one input it adjusts them all. The inputs should be located in a place where a person can get to them if they mount the LCD on the wall. It doesn't look like it would be easy to get to the way it is now.
If money is tight but you're still considering getting a second TV or even a main TV, this might be the way to go. This is without a doubt the best bang for the buck. The TV can be upgraded thru the USB port. I did it once and it's a nice feature. Hopefully they'll make an upgrade for the OSD functions Color, Tint, Etc so you don't have to make an adjustment each time you switch between an input. The VGA hookup seems pretty cool although I haven't tried hooking up a PC to it yet. I read some reviews where people don't like the speakers. My speakers sound fine considering they're built in. Although I use a S.S. System with mine. With the money you save by not buying a name brand LCD TV, you could get a surround sound system and not have to deal with the TV speakers. The Olevia also comes with speakers connections for external speakers. Overall I'm impressed so far. I don't feel as if I overpaid for a nice TV.
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