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post #17281 of 17304 Old 02-22-2014, 07:49 AM
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Looks like this thread, sadly, may be drying up. Off topic, I went to test drive the Tesla S and I was really impressed. Anybody here have one? I would love to hear your thoughts and experience, good and bad.

The one issue that disturbs me about the Teslas is the relatively large number of unexplained fires that have destroyed vehicles. You can use Google to read up on them.. There have been five in the last five months and given that Tesla is still new with relatively few on the road that is definitely a source of concern. From a typical article on the subject published last week::

"With shares of Tesla hitting an all-time high and the company approaching several milestones, another fire involving the Model S is coming to light.

The fire, during which nobody was hurt, happened Feb. 1 in Toronto, Canada, Toronto Fire Services confirmed. TFS said the origin of the fire was in the engine area, but the actual source of the fire is unclear.

Tesla confirmed the fire while downplaying the incident. Spokeswoman Liz Jarvis-Shean said in a statement, "We don't yet know the precise cause, but have definitively determined that it did not originate in the battery, the charging system, the adapter or the electrical receptacle, as these components were untouched by the fire."

The fire in Canada is the fifth blaze involving a Model S in the last five months. Two of the fires occurred after owners of the cars drove over debris in the road, which punctured the battery compartment of the electric car.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently investigating the safety of the Model S battery system. There is no indication when that investigation may be completed. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he believes the NHTSA probe will end without a recall of the Model S.

In a statement responding the most recent fire, the NHTSA said it is aware of the incident, but "since the incident occurred outside the territorial boundaries of the United States the agency will be in contact with the manufacturer and others to gather the facts and take whatever action is warranted by the circumstances."


Perhaps my fears on the subject are an overreaction but then again after having spent $13,000 on a brand new television technology I might be a little gun shy....
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Off-topic always welcome. Personally I want them to toss in the self driving tech and perfect the batteries a bit more. If the reports of meetings with apple bear fruit I am not sure if I could handle Siri ruling my vehicle. "Open the car door Siri!" "Now looking up Cardboard on the internet..."
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How much worth of electricity have you used? Where I live there is no savings using electricity.
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How much worth of electricity have you used? Where I live there is no savings using electricity.

No Tesla, yet. Though I am champin' at the bit to get one. But the price. Ouch
I think will wait for the Model X.

I do have a Ford Fusion Energi. A plugin hybrid.
With 5000+ miles we have used under 50 gal of gas.
Our electricity costs just under $.10 a KW so it usually costs about $.30 to $.50 to fully charge the battery.
Its a great car
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I believe that Tesla is going to start making the Battery.

I know a lady who works there. She sure works long hours!

OH, I gave my Q to someone and it is still running. To him the pic is still good.
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The Fusion Energi requires 34kwh to go 100 miles. At 10cents that is $3.40. I wish I could pay that rate. Interestingly gas contains the equivalent of 33.7 kwh per gallon. Too bad gas cars aren't that efficient yet. Here in California, electric cars are mostly bought/leased to drive solo in the carpool lanes.
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The Fusion Energi requires 34kwh to go 100 miles. At 10cents that is $3.40. I wish I could pay that rate. Interestingly gas contains the equivalent of 33.7 kwh per gallon. Too bad gas cars aren't that efficient yet. Here in California, electric cars are mostly bought/leased to drive solo in the carpool lanes.

There are additional items that I did not mention.

There apparently is some recovery within the battery after a trip. For instance.
You start a drive with 24 miles showing on the battery. You drive 14 miles with 10 miles remaining on the battery. You park the car.
When you return the battery will show a higher charge amount available, maybe 14 or 16 miles. Seems the battery recovers while not being used or charged.resting.


When you are driving you get battery recovery when you brake.
Depending on the distance you drive and how often you have to brake and your driving efficiency
you can recover several miles each time you drive.

Advanced conditioning of the interior temperature of the vehicle can be done via manual or programmed settings while it is plugged in to the charging station
saving the battery or the ICE from having to heat or cool the vehicle.

You can manually control the battery /ICE transition.
You can set it to only use battery or to only use the ICE.
During highway driving or at higher speeds this saves the battery for stop and go driving.
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Does anyone know if Sony is still offering a replacement set for the 006? I was a victim of bad timing and had my optical block replaced just before Sony started the replacement program so I wasn't eligible.
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Does anyone know if Sony is still offering a replacement set for the 006? I was a victim of bad timing and had my optical block replaced just before Sony started the replacement program so I wasn't eligible.

Try asking at Sony Listens on their Facebook page
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My 9 year old Qualia is still miraculously working. I am thinking 4k when it dies. I would get one now if the 1080i upconvert worked well but from what I can tell it does not. With mainstream content like Directv years off I will have to wait and see how this develops.
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Still running as well and it's giving me no reason to spend any money...
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My 9 year old Qualia is still miraculously working. I am thinking 4k when it dies. I would get one now if the 1080i upconvert worked well but from what I can tell it does not. With mainstream content like Directv years off I will have to wait and see how this develops.

Not true. My Sony 4k has a incredible stunning picture. The local Chcago TV stations via a compressed Comcast signal are sent to the home as 1080i.
The Sony upscales (?) the compressed 1080i to 1080P 12 bit and The detail and definition are so real at times, especially live broadcast. I watch in amazement.
I loved my Qualia. I never thought there could be any better until it died and I was forced to find another display.
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Miss the regular chatter on this thread eek.gif
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I agree. It's like the kids have grown up and left the house.
When my Q died, I picked up a 75" laserVue to get me by. I want an 84"+ OLED but don't like my tv enough to keep it till then.
As a result, I will pick up the new Sony 79" X900B in June for about 9k.
I hope it will have some of that "pop" and "wow" that the Q had
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I agree. It's like the kids have grown up and left the house.
When my Q died, I picked up a 75" laserVue to get me by. I want an 84"+ OLED but don't like my tv enough to keep it till then.
As a result, I will pick up the new Sony 79" X900B in June for about 9k.
I hope it will have some of that "pop" and "wow" that the Q had

Once you get the Sony 4K you will never look back. I have had my 84X900 for over a year and every time I view it I see an incredible picture.
Make sure whatever unit you get it has the following built in. They often do not specify exactly which they have and in a 4K you absolutely have to have them.

HDMI 2.0 (not 1.4)

HDCP 2.2 (not 2.0 )

HVEC v265 ( not v264 )

They are needed to stream 4k and to use the Sony 4K player
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I know. There has been some confusion as to what's included. It seems that there may be some differences between US and other versions.
I will welcome 4k with open arms!
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After over 9 years of faithful service and a second optical block,My 006 now has this big yellow spot in the middle of the screen..Anything I can do about it?This is a sad day for me.
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Sadly, I suspect the local landfill will be 300 lbs heavier.mad.gif
Looks like a cartoon bubble.
Maybe somebody here can offer up something positive (for keeping the Q).

Sorry for your (potential) loss. A 10 year old Q is like a 86 year old person. Not bad...
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After over 9 years of faithful service and a second optical block,My 006 now has this big yellow spot in the middle of the screen..Anything I can do about it?This is a sad day for me.

We all feel your pain.
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Wow that is the most awe inspiring blob I have ever seen. Usually it is a bit of discoloration but that truly makes it unusable. I know my Q definitely is going "green" on dark scenes but the kids still like it and as long as it stays bright enough the staining isn't really visible (just don't watch too many night scenes like the stars scenes in star wars).
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Bendable 105 inch

Hmm I think surround sound plus surround tv would be nice (with some motion tracking to ensure that everything stays in sync with the audio directions). Obviously they aren't claiming that degree of bend-ability yet but 105 inches shows a future where the tv could wrap around you pretty well .

http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/04/s...-uhd-bendable/
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Hello ALL:

That was a GREAT BLOB! Did anyone here also get a Panasonic VT25 series Plasma? I ask as I am trying to get 5.1 audio out of the Digital Audio Optical output and it is 2CH only! BTW, this is what I got (65") to replace my Q. The Sony replacement went upstairs and is 60". I guess if I waited I would have gotten the Sony 65". OH well at least I got something.

OH, one last thing...HELLO to all my Q friends!
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Just saying hello

Hi guys,
Still miss my Q.
I am enjoying however, my 79X900B. It has a similar wow that the Q had. The black level is decent but not fantastic, but certainly good enough for me. The 3D is poor but I don't care. Overall a crisp, yummy picture.
4K is crazy good but so little material.
Had Jeff (umr) out yesterday and he did his usual magic. Speaking with him is so informative. I feel like I am pulling back the curtain and getting new insight into everything tv related. He's great.
Anyway, hope everyone is doing well. This thread is/has been a warm, fuzzy place where men could be boys.
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Hi guys,
Still miss my Q.
I am enjoying however, my 79X900B. It has a similar wow that the Q had. The black level is decent but not fantastic, but certainly good enough for me. The 3D is poor but I don't care. Overall a crisp, yummy picture.
4K is crazy good but so little material.
Had Jeff (umr) out yesterday and he did his usual magic. Speaking with him is so informative. I feel like I am pulling back the curtain and getting new insight into everything tv related. He's great.
Anyway, hope everyone is doing well. This thread is/has been a warm, fuzzy place where men could be boys.
Ron
I know how you feel.I'm still watching my Qualia with this huge yellow blob in the center and green around the outside creeping in.
I'm hard core and having been riding it as she sinks to the bottom.
I have a replacement samsung on the way and will say good bye to my old friend tomorrow.

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