Hey there guys, just checking in to say hello...it's been way too long, and I miss this thread and my excitement to be a Q owner - wow, what an amazing set, the depth of field, the first time I watched MTV HD channel thru nothing but the Cablecard slot on that thing, some unplugged Phish concert, and despite the music not being my favorite, it was absolutely STUNNING in the way that the camera pans made you feel like you were floating above the stage, literally! I still say Cablecard was the absolute BEST way to get HD on that set, no pixelation, no slight motion artifacts like Tivo and other great DVR's still give you - convenience has its price after all. But the naked HD picture quality, with just Cablecard and nothing to get in the way, WOW! I found myself watching PBS HD just for the travel shows and the stunning quality of the Q...nothing, not even my Elite 70inch from Sharp, gives me that same feeling when watching any source, not even Bluray.
Am I overly sentimental? Maybe...but my eyes didn't lie to me then, and they aren't lying to me now. I love the Elite, love it - but it is no Qualia.
I find myself surfing ebay from time to time and imagining that I somehow have room/budget to buy maybe an old Qualia 004 projector in fact, just for that same depth of image and realism. Cheers to all of you, it's great to see the old names.
My most recent epiphany btw? After suffering for 2 years with audio dropouts somewhere in my A/V chain, I finally got around to doing something about it - pulled out my old A5 amp from Anthem, and replaced it with a brand new Emotiva 7-channel XPA 3rd Gen amp, and I gotta tell ya, the most amazing sound is back in my room, I can't believe I waited 2 years to fix this crap. WOW! Last night til 3am hooking it up, then listened to so many DVD-Audio and SACD's today, just soaking it all in...even just a good HBO re-run sounds incredible now, I had no idea what I was missing. I bought the Emotiva totally blind from their website, and I gotta tell ya, this brand is for real! Made in America, their Amps are better than I ever heard from my Anthem, for about 30% less money. Anybody needing a 2,3,5, or 7-channel amp, you would be VERY impressed I think with Emotiva. Great quality for reasonable money - made in Tennessee too!
Hope everyone is doing well. You guys are the best on this whole damn site.
Cheers to all,