Olevia: Very Affordable LCD HDTVs

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Olevia: Very Affordable LCD HDTVs

The Olevia 5 Series LCD HDTVs include a bunch of models in the most popular sizes -- 27-, 32-, 37- and 42-inch models designated, respectively, the 527V, 532H, 537H, and 542i.

Having had my eyes on the 537H for a number of weeks, now, it provides good video and audio quality as well as HD at an affordable price. It may not be the screen featured in your high-end home theater, but funs well in a less critically demanding environment.

Syntax-Brillian has designed in new industry-leading technology innovations to improve video quality, including something it calls "Director’s Image technology" that recreates the director’s intended image through calibrated 6500K color temperature, gamma, optimized gray scales and adjustable black levels.

In addition, another innovation, "Big Picture Technology" shows up to 11% more of digital broadcast images and up to 37% more of analog images without distortion.

Overall setup is a snap, and the On-Screen Display (OSD) for selecting the optimum image attributes for any viewing environment is actually very easy to use, once you figure out the icons and their movement sequence.

The built-in ATSC and NTSC combination tuner provides convenient viewing of HD digital programs and standard analog channels.

The 537H and the other Olevia 5 Series models feature a High-Definition native resolution of 1366 x 768 and a fast 8 ms response time for fast-action program viewing such as sporting events and adventure films.

Versatile connectivity options include PC compatibility of 1360 x 768 @ 60Hz through HDMI and VGA, and video compatibility through HDMI, HD component, composite and S-Video inputs.

CNET Shopper lists prices from $1119 to $1499 for the 537H.


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