Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hollywood, California
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It's rare that any product lives up to the hype, but this one does. Obviously a lot of people have bought these sets sight unseen. Are we reading any serious complaints? So far ...no. That really says something! I can't imagine any negative reviews in the HT rags. What complaints could you have with this thing? Maybe minor screen reflection issues?
I haven't seen anymore double-pix on HDMI input 6. The only time I saw it was when I switched to the input when the DVR was paused - as soon as I punched play on the DVR remote, the double-pix vanished. And as we now know, this double-pix issue is not a fault of our TV's.
Sony USA needs to stock spare lamps NOW! I want to buy one, exclusive of the free replacement offer. The thought of having a $13K TV with a blown lamp and no replacement bulb available is chilling. I assume if one of us has that unfortunate occurrence, Sony without hesitation will expedite a replacement from Japan directly to our door.
Someone mentioned they could not see much difference between a D-Theater 1080i tape of "Entrapment" and an SD DVD. I beg to differ - I rented the SD DVD and the HD D-Theater version blows it away. Not only in resolution, but color space. I would not recommend tying up a lot of $$ in a D-Theater movie collection, but I think the machine and a few D-Theater tapes are worth the investment for now to see how much you can get out of your Qualia 006. Also a nice way to archive HD content from the Qualia's tuner and a Firewire equipped STB/DVR. Most of us have some old VHS tapes we might want to play (rarely) and I've noticed my JVC 40000U seems to get more out of those old tapes than I would have expected. The Qualia DRC seems to massage those low res videos - I was surprised.