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Olevia 255T FHD Review – 55-inch LCD HDTV

Originally Reviewed on June 10th, 2008

The Olevia 255T FHD is a 55-inch behemoth, and one of the largest screens available in the market today. Sure there are some bigger models available, but most run into five figures. This one, however, offers close to five foot of screen real estate, and hit it he market in December 2007 at a maximum retail price of $2,699. The set offers full 1080p support (which is a given for a display of this size), plus it also supports 60 frames per second mode, which makes it an excellent option for large screen gaming whether on a console or PC. The display sports a black bezel finish, one that is a step up from the earlier models from the company in terms of design and aesthetics, and looks almost as good as some of the higher end models from certain Asian companies. As usual, a quick glance at the specs.
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Olevia 255T FHD HDTV Features & Specifications Review:

  • Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
  • Contrast ratio: 1,600:1
  • Brightness: 400 cd/m2
  • Viewing angle: 176°
  • Built-in tuners: NTSC/ATSC
  • Response time: 10 ms
  • Picture-in-picture: No
  • PC compatible: Yes
  • HDMI inputs: 2
  • Component inputs: 3
  • Composite inputs: 2
  • S-Video input: 3
  • PC-VGA input: 1
  • Power consumption: 385 watts
  • Weight: 170 pounds

The 255T FHD by Olevia is a large screen display, and as such looks best when connected to HD sources such as a Blu-ray players, high-definition cable and next-generation gaming consoles. Even though the set does a decent job of displaying standard definition content, there may be slight graininess when viewed up close. You shouldn’t experience any problems with ghosting, image distortion and color calibration, whatsoever. Black levels are deep, and the colors vibrant. One good feature is that the set allows firmware updates to be installed to the television from a USB port. These include software updates and quality improvements that can be downloaded from the Olevia website, and seems a nice addition. The on-screen display was user-friendly and responsive. No picture-in-picture support is a disappointment, though. Another thing is the set weighs a ton – literally speaking of course – so make sure you have a couple of friends and family members when you want to move it around. The Olevia 255T FHD looks very good, displays great, and will not cost an arm and a leg. All said and done, it’s one of the more impressive HDTV in the market today.

YouReviewElectronics.com rates the Olevia 255T FHD LCD HDTV 9/10 stars!

3 Customer Reviews for “Olevia 255T FHD Review – 55-inch LCD HDTV”

  1. Monise A's reviewAugust 17, 2009

    I purchased a 42 inch Olevia flat screen LCD TV that only lasted 2.5 years! To my amazment this seems to have outlasted many others. Technical support is non existant. I was told to ship my TV to California! ARE YOU KIDDING!! Nevevr ever again will I stray from the name brand TV manufacturers. I think OLevia should be reported to the attorny generals office!!!

  2. Wendie W's reviewNovember 16, 2009

    We purchased a 55″ Olevia LCD TV about Feb ’08. After one year the screen started cutting out, not the whole screen, but big chunks of it fade to black. Turning the tv off and back on is the only thing that fixes it. It happens about every other night.
    There is a hum to the thing when it’s on. But that’s not surprising when you consider the size of the screen.

  3. Karl F.'s reviewJune 22, 2011

    We have a 37″ Olevia LCD TV. It has lasted for 3 years now. All of a sudden it will fade to black. It must be turned off/on to fix the problem. Its a daily problem. I am now trying to decide weather its worth fixing.

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