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Olevia tv


tv wont work, they exchange and same issues

Complaint Rating:  81 % with 43 votes
81% 43
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City of Industry, California
United States
My tv packed up on me within the yr it was purchase, they replace it and i had the same issues. The tv is in my guest bedroom so its hardly used so i dont understand how i have the same issues. All the company does when i call them is take my number and say they are going to call back. I am still waiting. Dont buy olevia tv, its the worst brand i have ever purchased, even the remote for the tv sucks.
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A  16th of Mar, 2010 by    0 Votes
I have a Olevia 42 inch that is only a year and a half old! i can't get a hold of anyone to help me! this is ridiculous!!! the blue light is on but when I go to turn the tv on, blue light goes out (like it should) and the tv won't turn on.

I'm in Trshyfriga@aol.com
N  18th of Apr, 2010 by    0 Votes
N  18th of Jun, 2010 by    0 Votes
our 37" olevia turns off by itself once in a while we have to unplug and plug back in! Not sure what is wrong.
A  21st of Jun, 2010 by    0 Votes
Have a 37" olevia and when I turned it on this AM, I heard a pop. Now is has no power. From reading all the others post, I see I'm screwed. I guess I can add this to the list of junk makers, IE, Phillips/magnavox, Kawasaki. Sign me up for the class action law suit.
A  23rd of Jun, 2010 by    0 Votes
I have a 42" Olevia HDTV (2007 model) that will only turn on after numerous 'resets' from the back of the tv. Once it's on, the sound comes in later, and continues to come and go. I would like to know who can I contact to complain about this because the TV was not cheap and we have only had it for a little over 2 years.
N  26th of Jun, 2010 by    0 Votes
I was given an Olevia TV-337 as a gift that was purchased at Ultimate Electronics in Thorthon, COlorado. I was very happy with it until one day I was watching a movie and it just went off, no picture nothing. I of course had bought the manufactures extended warranty (3 years extended warranty) so I thought I would call them and they would send a technican to my house to fix it. Well that is when my nightmare started. I could never reach anyone by telephone or fax. I even called Ultimate Electronic in Thorton, CO and they said they could do nothing about it becuase I did not buy the extended warranty from them but from the manufacture. So what they were telling me was that it was my problem not their's) I then found out that Syntax-Brillian had filled chapter 11 Bankruptcy so the consumer is stuck with a dead tv. I would never again buy a LCD TV from Ultimate Electronics or Olevia YV's It is not worth the hassle and stress you go throught dealing with this two companies. I am now stuck having to go out and purchase another LCD TV. I can guarntee you that I will never purchase an extended warranty it is way to stick it to the customer nothing else. If anyone feels as angry as I am Contact me at my e-mail myrna.mestas@yahoo.com
A  10th of Jul, 2010 by    0 Votes
have the same problem with 26" sent it back, got a refurb and it lasted only a couple of months. mark it up as bad investment and no longer will shop the folks it was bought from
N  17th of Jul, 2010 by    0 Votes
Bought my Olevia 242T FHD TV about 2 years ago, just light Doghouse did. After 1 year, power light didn't work. Now, sometimes sound comes on but no picture...more and more frequently. Expect the TV to be junk soon! If there is a class action, count me in: tsalvo978@hotmail.com
A  21st of Jul, 2010 by    0 Votes
Purshased my 37" LCD Olevia Feb.2009 it just stopped coming on Tuesday July 20, 201o blue light will power off as if tv is coming on then the blue light will just keep flashing.I also have a 26" LCD Olevia that was purchased in September 2007 that works fine...so far.I guess I'll try to fix it, it just seems like they don't make electronics up to par nowadays everybodys trying to cut costs meanwile screwing us consumers!
A  27th of Jul, 2010 by    0 Votes
I have Olevia 437-S11. I have had no trouble with this t.v until yesterday. I left the t.v. on while I ran to the store. I came home to a black screen/blue light. I have tried everything and the t.v. is dead. I made numerous calls to any numbers I could find related to Olevia and either they were bad numbers or I was informed that they would be unable to help me. The t.v is only a few years old...this was WAY to expensive to pay for the short life.
A  30th of Jul, 2010 by    0 Votes
have an Olevia 537 now for 3 years, about 3 months ago it would randomly lose the picture..sound could be heard, i would turn the power off then on again and it would work, sometimes for hours and other times it would need to be reset 5 times in 1 hr. sign me up for class action suite // formulaav@aol.com
N  10th of Aug, 2010 by    0 Votes
I have had troubles in the past aswell, i have a 42'' my roomate has night terrors and in his sleep he punched my screen, if anybody has a broken olevia and the screen is still working I will pay a fair deal thanks! -Max email: Maallen@mesastate.edu
N  10th of Aug, 2010 by    0 Votes
Hey, I was wondering if anybody had a broken 42'' olevia, im currently in school and my roomate who hads night terrors punched my tv in his sleep, I will pay a good price for just a new screen, Thanks -Max you can reach me at maallen@mesastate.edu
N  16th of Aug, 2010 by    0 Votes
I have a 42 " olevia LCD and my screen went completely green . Anyone else with this problem or a lawsuit my email is amaster23@hotmail.com
A  4th of Sep, 2010 by    0 Votes
I purchased my 37 inch Olevia LCD HDTV about 3.5 years ago, from Target. It had been acting up, the blue screen would come up with sound, but no picture. Now the blue light won't even power on or off. It just stopped working! I'm highly upset. I bought this at Target in May 2007 and can't believe it's not working. I read the manual and it isn't much help. If there is a class action - count me in as well!

Email: dmc0408@gmail.com
N  16th of Sep, 2010 by    +1 Votes
Most of the issues can be traced back to bad capacitors on variuos boards. My 42 Olevia went out a few days ago. It would power up with numerous resets for a while but eventually stopped powering up at all. After searching the net I found this little tidbit that saved my TV. I had 2 bad capacitors on the power board. You dont need alot of skill to do this but you do need a $25 soldering iron and some solder. I had the iron so I was able to fix mine for about $11(capacitors+ shipped).

N  30th of Sep, 2010 by    0 Votes
I've recieved a number to contact a tech for parts and service i found it helpful 1_866-965-3842 Amergence Technologies/in Cal. My 37" has been great for almost 4 years and now I'm having a prob with no picture, but I've got sound my wii, xbox360, blue ray, & ps3 all work fine just no picture with my dish network box. If someone can help my email lockdpain@yahoo.com Thanks
A  5th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
I have a 37" Olevia 237 -T12, purchased Nov.2007, after a bit over 2 years it started turning off on its own with the blue light blinking. I would have to turn it off with switch on back, wait awhile, then could watch again for awhile. For last few months it will only stay on for about 20 minutes at a time, consequently I rarely bother turning it on. I agree with pretty much everything others have said here: it's related to faulty capacitors (also affected computers, mainly Dell, I believe), and with my Olevia the power board apparently overheats after about 20 min. I may try the self-repair per the flickr instructions listed in GoldCraft's post, though I've never soldered before and would have to buy/borrow one and learn how, or maybe get help from someone experienced. Otherwise the TV will just sit there dead as a hulking reminder of how Consumer Reports isn't always right. However, if there ever is a class action lawsuit against Olevia / Syntax-Brillian, sign me up. They were selling defective TVs, just as Dell is majorly being sued for knowingly selling computers with faulty capacitors (there's a big article about it online: New York Times, though printed at Yahoo Finance on 6/30/10 ). However, since the company is bankrupt not sure how lawsuit would proceed; I understand Emerson purchased the company. Also, I read somewhere that they're being sued by their investors as a lot of money was siphoned out of Olevia and disappeared overseas. kentgli@yahoo.com
A  24th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
I agree with all the complaints. i have a 42" Olevia 242 s11 lcd flatpanel and have had several problems with it. First no sound, had to turn on and off the cable box and tv several times to get sound back. The sound comes back, turn the cahnnel and the sound goes. Have turned the tv off to reset many times and now it won't come back on at all, the blue led light comes on and quickly goes off. I also have tried to call Olevia to no avail, and called the number on the back of the tv for Syntaxbrillian only to find out that Olevia went bankrupt, and Syntaxbrillian was of no help also. Got the run around. I strongly believe that this company was running a scam from the start and selling less then quality products that weren't inexpensive to consumers. If this company was bought out then why can't the company/companies that bought them help the consumers that purchased these useless televisions. Lets face it, they bout out Olevia knowing the situation they were in. We were taken, it wasn't just one model, it seems to be if not all, most of thier models and someone should be held accountable.
A  16th of Nov, 2010 by    0 Votes
Well Im Pissed as well I havent had my TV But a year and have had problems with it from the start. The Power button never worked. I sometimes have to press MENU to even cut the thing on its a 37" flat panel BTW. Now it cuts off by itself and when i try to cut it back on I have to unplug it sometimes. Also the blue light will flash on and off whats that about??? I never should have brought this brand of TV. We should all get our money back for the piece of crap!

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