|Olevia 227-S11 27-Inch 1080i Widescreen LCD HDTV|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Monitor | HDTV|
|Written by Hank Tolman - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Wednesday, 27 May 2009|
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Olevia 27-inch HDTV Detailed Features
The Olevia 227V offers a wide range of features that help it outpace the competition. Syntax Brillian partnered with ATi for its graphics processor in the 227V.
ATi is a household name in graphics with their long line of Radeon processors. For this TV, they used the ATi Xillion Video Processor. It offers a recommended 1366 x 768 Resolution with a 16:9 Aspect Ratio for full widescreen viewing and a 1600:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio that helps to make the picture crisp and clear.
This "no frills" set keeps it simple with the panel of buttons. Nothing too fancy here, just a sleek and slimmed down architecture. The power button emits a blue light when the set is turned off. Though it consumes less than 1w of power when turned off, this little light is very bright. Too bright in my opinion. When I had this set in the bedroom, the light was enough to illuminate the room. It was also enough to keep me awake. If you are going to keep this set where you sleep, you will want to cover the power button with something, or use a powerstrip and cut power to it completely when not in use.
You are sure to find the input source of your choice on the back of the set. Along with the standard cable input, there is an RS232 serial input. This method is hardly used anymore, but it is still included on the TV. There is a VGA input for hooking up your computer, as well as an HDMI port.
On the rear side panel you will find your audio out, component video, s-video, and standard A/V inputs. Also, down there at the bottom of this panel is a USB port for firmware upgrade. What a great little feature! Anytime the manufacturer has an update for the TV, you can go the site, download it onto a thumbdrive and upgrade the set.
Also on the back of the TV are standard wall mount holes. Since the set is small, it's no hassle hanging up.