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Syntax Olevia 232V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the tuner and design. The sound and value for money also get good feedback, whereas the energy efficiency and remote control get critical reviews. There are mixed views on the build quality and connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Syntax Olevia 232V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Syntax Olevia 232V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Syntax Olevia 232V from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olevia 32 LCD HDtv, 16/9 Aspect, 1366 768 Horiz. Res Atsc/ntsc Tuners, CharcoalOlevia 42-Inch LCD HDTV

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Olevia 232V LCD TV Review

 

If you are like me, deciding how to use your limited AV budget is a constant battle. On the one hand you've got your home theater and you want the absolute best gear you can afford in that room. However, if, like me, you also have a wife and kids,...

Excellent quality/cost ratio ; Good color saturation

Limited video input options ; limited user controls for calibration ; Crushes whites ; No source-specific buttons on remote

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Olevia 232V Review - 32-inch LCD HDTV

 

is a very reasonably priced flat panel at under $550. It features 720p resolution which isn't top of the line but for a TV of this size, it's very sufficient. This HDTV features an all black matte finish bezel, uncharacteristic of the very trendy...

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Very nice for a great price!

 

Although it isn't THE best in the 32" range (Samsung is the winner, in my opinion), it's still a VERY good choice because of it's price-to-size.

I got this HDTV as a graduation present from my mom. I did tell her to get this specific TV, as I did research myself and found Olevia's 32" line to be some of the best in the 32" range. The picture is excellent, it's nice, crisp, sharp, and the TV...

The speakers that come with the TV are subpar. I couldn't stand them, so I hooked up my stereo speakers. Let this be known, if you are planning to buy this TV, make sure you have some aftermarket sound systems to go with it! Also, I do have one stuck...

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Great TV

 

I don't know why people complain about the menu system. It's not hard at all. I figured it out with no remote and no manual. I also got a cheap universal remote which works just fine for this TV and the rest of my AV components.

Awesome picture, vibrant colors. I get good blacks and whites, minimal blurring, SD content looks just fine and HD content looks even better ; Overall, it's worth a lot more than the price. It has a better picture than TV's that can cost $100+ more

The unit I received did not come with a remote control or manual. The box was completely sealed, so I called Olevia and they sent me the missing items in the mail. Annoying, but not the end of the world

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Overall, a solid TV

 

I've owned this television for close to one month now. I wasn't necessarily ready to lay down some heavy dough on a high-end HDTV, especially because once I save more money, I can always be assured greater advances in technology (for TV's and...

The picture is excellent; the color needed no adjustment out of the box. My family owns a 42" Samsung 1080p LCD HDTV and I found the standard-def video on this Olevia tv looked better! The HD quality is fantastic, looks better than a Sharp Aquos in my...

The greatest problem this TV had for me (and it caused a huge headache) was the fact that the guide instructed me to install a firmware update as soon as I had the TV. So I did this. Much to my horrible dismay, this firmware update essentially KILLed...

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Great for the price...

 

Simply the best price I have found for a 720p HDTV this size. Well worth it.

First off the TV is unbeatable for this price. The picture is decent, my PS3 looks great with the HDMI cable. Unfortunately I don't have HDTV programming yet so I am unable to grade it on that, but DVDs and Blue Ray look stunning on it

Like other customers have stated, the menu system is extremely slow to react. This occurs when changing channels our input sources. It's a bit annoying, but a small price to pay for the cost of the product. One other tiny annoyance is the blue LED on...

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Economical LCD

 

Despite my complaints, I'm reasonably satisfied with my purchase. There are just several "small" issues i have with it. If your remote works better than my harmony did (it WAS a refurb remote) or don't mind juggling 2 remotes, then it's a good TV. If...

Inexpensive, easily navigable menus. variety of inputs. I've been pretty happy with it in light of the fact that it was a 32" in my budget

blue LED indicates 'standby' state and it lights up the room when the TV is turned off. There is a menu setting to turn this off, but it continually resets itself and must be re-selected. The remote is non-universal, i.e. you cannot program it to work...

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Great purchase... Great TV!

 

Considering my Comcast Cable provider doesn't have any HDMI boxes to offer it's customers, I've hooked my HD receiver into the Component source, and it looks great. I guess I will save the HDMI slot for a PS3.

No dead pixels (was my 1st and really only concern buying refurbished.) Clear picture, 1080i. This is my 1st HDTV and I'm impressed, the price was great, and Newegg delivered within approximately 2-3 days (warehouse is only a few miles away). Sports...

Comcast Digital Cable giving me broken receivers and not much of an HD selection? Hmmm, wait that's not Newegg's fault though

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Excellent HD TV

 

Price was great. TV looks good. HD channels work well. HDMI connectivity

Blue light when unit is off. Channel changing slightly delayed. Remote sensor gets poor reception

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nice LCD TV

 

Good LCD TV for the price. Plenty of video connections for all your electronic equipment.

Easy to set up, good setup instructions on CD for different types of video equipment and surround sound systems. Bought an articulating wall mount and installed it in the upper corner of the living room. It looks great either on cable or laptop through...

The only con we have is that when you change the TV channel there is a 2-3 second delay before you see the next station

Product Specifications

OLEVIA 232V LCD HDTV. High contrast ratios and fast response times, mean rapid-action viewing such as sporting events or adventure films is displayed with super clarity and truly come alive! With a super-wide 178-degree viewing angle, images look spectacular wherever you are seated. Perfect for home or office viewing These LCD HDTVs also excel as computer displays with support for TV resolutions up to 1080i, and PC resolutions up to 1360 x 768 through HDMI and VGA.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.4in
Height:22.2in
Weight:35.5lbs
Width:37.8in

DVD

Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Syntax
Model:232V
Product Line:Syntax Olevia

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

Diagonal Size:32in
Diagonal Size (cm):81cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:720p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:1600:1
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:1
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:178 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes
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