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Olevia 537 - wont select HD channels

Olevia 537
Cable using built in tuner.
I have always been able to select HD channels (ex. 1-1,1-4,1-6 ect)
When I key in the HD channels the tv doesnt repond. If I use the channel up or down button the volume cuts off but it doent show mute.
When this first started happening I could power off and then on a few times until I could press the channel up button and it would scroll through the channels. For the last month every time I press the channel up button the volume just cuts off. (not mute because mute displays mute)
Any help will be appreciated.

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  • OTIS MAN Jan 09, 2009

    No the control panel keys cause the same issue.

  • binaryfog Feb 20, 2009

    nope ... tv panel does the same thing... i have this same problem .... when did your tv start doing this ... i had this problem as soon as some of the local stations switched to digital antena broadcast..... im wondering if there possibly is a way that the new digital antena broadcast format can update firm ware or some how alter the firmware on these newer tv's with the upgradable firmware.... not sure though ... i didnt note the firm ware virsion before the problem occured .... im going to look for firm ware updates or possibly original firm ware to see if this cures the problem.... it seems like a software issue. There has been no damage to the tv i.e. nothing spilt, kicked, or any other thing that might damage the hardware.

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    I have the same problem. Did you ever find a fix?

  • binaryfog Feb 23, 2009

    Nope the control panel is having the same issue..It is not the remote.. i dont have the cd that came with the tv any more and im assuming that the original firm ware was located on that cd .... if anyone has the cd for a 747i please let me know.. I would like to see if reloading the firmware fixes this issue but it seems like olevia has pulled their firmware download links or i just cant find them.... all the links that i have found pointed to olevia's site are broken or no longer active! ... I'm going to try to call them but I hear that can be like talking to a wall...Its a shame .. i bought this tv so i would be good for the "Big switch" to digital but it seems like the tv just quit working right when the channels made the switch ....Another symptom of this issue is that you cant manually enter digital "air" broadcasted tv stations i.e. 13-1 or 13-2 and also the scan for channel function freezes and wont search for channels and the tv must be turned off to exit the function *NO DTV!*. Im kinda curious how many other tvs out there have developed software/ firmware issues after the channels started to broadcast purely digital.

  • Mentalspaz Apr 04, 2009

    Same issues exactly, no fix that I can see

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    Ive just encountered the exact same problem yesterday with my Olevia 747i TV (Sunday Apr 5, 2009).  In the morning, I was able to watch all my OTA tv channels.  Then later on, turning on the TV, I couldnt tune into any channels anymore.


    I found that resetting the TV nor auto channel searching didnt solve the problem.  In fact, channel searching progress bar doesnt even move at all.  Been seaching the Internet for soluions but no luck yet.

  • cool_account May 11, 2010

    I'm assuming all signal sources (Air and Cable) don't work? Oh and I have an Olevia 747i / 742i CD and there are no firmware files on it (sadly). I do have the last version of the software (7.5) but without knowing the FM number and whether it's compatible or not, one has to be very careful as it could brick the TV. If you want it anyways, let me know.

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I assume the control panel on the tv still works correctly? If so i would think you have a remote problem. If thats the case let me know I will send you a link to instructions to repair your remote.
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