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Old 01-21-2008, 10:00 PM   #1  
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I read the manual, and it says to change the internal clock, you must have a HD antenna, it will automatically adjust the clock. Well I have been through 5 HD antennas, and I can't get one station to be able to change the clock settings in DTV.

Is there a way to bypass this? Seems strange to only be able to change a clock setting if you get OTA stations.

I have tried to trick the regular clock in the menu setting, but to no avail. The longest the tv will stay on will be 1 hr, and 50 mins. I have to turn it off for 5 mins or so to get another hr without it powering itself off again. It is so annoying. Other than that the TV is fantastic, I love it.

Olevia LT42HVi 42 in. LCD Television

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:11 PM   #2  
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My olevia 232v had a very similar problem and I had to send it to Olevia for a replacement.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:20 PM   #3  
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I spoke to Olevia, and they are willing to pay to ship it back. The problem with that is I may get a tv that has a pixel problem, my tv is perfect in every way, except for this.
I'm sure there is a way to fix it through the service port perhaps. Also, it is SuperBowl time, and I have to see it, if I ship it back it could take months to get another one. I was reading that in another forum.

Did they say what was wrong with yours?

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Old 01-21-2008, 10:50 PM   #4  
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my tv is perfect in every way, except for this.
dude the set dose not WORK !!!!!!!!!!! SEND IT BACK........
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have you tried updating the firmware on the tv?? I know that with olevia tvs, you can upgrade the firmware if you have a fat32 thumbdrive
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:27 PM   #6  
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Hi Gameguru, thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, this model does not have a USB port. If you read what they say on the Olevia site it also says this model can't get firmware.

I just spoke to someone else with the same issue, and Olevia sent a tech to their house. That's all I want really.
This whole thing is tied into there DTV clock, it will stay at zero unless you get a OTA with a HD antenna. It's the only way to change the 24hr clock on the TV. Of course i've ben through 5 HD antennas, and could not get a single station to change the clock settings automatically.
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:02 PM   #7  
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I don't care what you say........
Olevia does not send techs out......
You have to send it back and hope you get one within a few months.
I know I waited over3 months..........JT
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You have to send it back and hope you get one within a few months.
this is true........
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Here is the latest firmware for your TV. It is updated through the serial port.

http://64.168.125.230/support/Syntax...1-042000E-S00/

You will have to do a little digging on the FTP site above to find the loader program.
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I assume you really would like to watch the SuperBowl in HD. Does the clock stay in memory once the power is disconnected? If so can you find a friend or family who can get an OTA signal and bring it there to get the clock updated? I know you shouldn't have to do this but unless the FW does the trick and you don't want to wait to return the set...........
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The automatic clock adjustment signals are broadcast over your local PBS channel. Do you get PBS?

I do not have this set but have read about it. There have been mixed information about a firmware upgrades to this TV. There is definitely a firmware upgrade available which I posted above. You might want to check to see what firmware version is on the your set currently. The info is in the setup menu.

I have also read that it takes a special cable (service port) that connects to a computer serial port to do a firmware upgrade and that in some cases Olevia has sent the cable to the user.

You might also try to do a factory default from the setup menu. There is a sleep mode on the TV and something might have got corrupted.

By the way, how old is your TV as this is a discontinued model?

Good Luck!
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To Reset Factory Settings
If, at any time, you wish to go back to original factory setting, you may
do so by choosing the Default setting in the OSD Picture and Audio Sections.
Selecting "Default," will reset all OSD settings to the original
manufacture settings.

The only items which will remain unaffected, are:
Clock
Auto Scan Channels
Edited Channels
Parental Control Password
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Hi Crazyal, thank you for taking the time to respond in a postive way. I think the clock setting would not stay in memory once unplugged. The other issue is moving it, it's huge. I have alot of hunky guy friends who would do it for me, but I don't trust anyone to do this, lol. My last HD antenna was a Phillips 50DB. I was thinking of hooking it up to a coaxial cable, and try getting a signal from outside my condo. If there is a signal to be had perhaps I can get it that way, or stick the dam antenna out the window, lol. I'm so addicted to HD now, and yes I'm female, and love watching Sportscenter in HD.

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Hi Weberman, I bought my tv in December. I want to thank you for finding the firmware update. I will also call them to see if I can get that service port cable. I'm thinking that if what I need is cheaper than them paying for shipping I should be golden.

As far as the factory default settings I tried that, but to no avail. I will try it again, who knows maybe it will take this time. Thank you for taking the time to post to me.
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:03 PM   #15  
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Default I Spoke TO A Olevia Techncian Tonight

I Explained my situation to him, and he said that I can't believe everything I read in the manual, ie: the DTV thing. To make a long story short, he is sending me a motherboard, and a on-site tech to install it.

I will update you when this happens.

The old adage still holds true.
You catch more flys with honey, not vinegar!

Thanks again for all your help

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