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post #121 of 17304
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post #122 of 17304
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Originally posted by kaduku
Let me know if you need to see one in person.

Kaduku... I'd love to see it once you've got it hooked up if that's ok. Where in the area are you?

-Gary
post #123 of 17304
Thread Starter 
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Originally posted by Barrybud
This thread has been added to the "Popular Threads" post stuck near the top of the forum.

Hey fellow 006 owners, we're up there with the big boys now
post #124 of 17304
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Originally posted by 3deye
Kaduku... I'd love to see it once you've got it hooked up if that's ok. Where in the area are you?

-Gary

I'm in WC. I'll let you know when it's set up already.
post #125 of 17304
Colortv-

Thanks for the excellent primer on D-Theater. You know instead of South American river, for me, you could have said just think of the movie featuring the Latina with the blank the size of Texas whom nobody even heard or knew about before she starred in that movie with the big snake. (Ah, for the uninformed but interested, go to our old beloved Sony jumps on the 1080p bandwagon thread and search under arse or snake and that should provide enlightenment)

Anyway at that modest price point and the now factor - which is why we all essentially bought this TV, the D-Theater is indeed appealing to me.

What the hell, for that price, my better half would only require about 4 or 5 more big holes dug for more bungevillas (?sp).

How much are blank tapes anyway?

Here's the dilemma for me. My wife has seen the Blu-ray hooked up to the 004 that Sony has in Culver City ..and she was present when they said they expect it to be available in the U.S. to the general public around Dec. of this yearso, it may be a tough sell to invest in this format.

So..I need some Rogo advice..

Oh color, did you ever play that D.V.E. 1080i tape with the 006 and did you find anything informative ?
post #126 of 17304
ATTENTION - ATTENTION - ROGO Query Alert-

Mark,
Let's say, Sony is able to ship the Blu-ray in Dec. as is predicted at this point.
Would the format war have any bearing on delaying that release ???

Also, more importantly, do you have any prediction on the availability of movies for that Hi-Def moe-chine - when the Blu-ray debuts.

I mean are we talking as many titles as are available on D- Theater in a couple of months after the Blu-ray comes out.or is that process going to drag.

Also, how much do you think Blu-ray movies and blank discs will cost ???
post #127 of 17304
Go for the D-theater, you will not regret it at all. It's the highest quality content you can feed your Qualia right now and will help you hold off on Blu-Ray/HD-DVD until the content is there. DVD can look excellent but D-VHS makes it look very low-res. There's also the benefit of Digital Video Essentials in 1080i on D-theater.

The movies are $25-$35 and most of the transfers are very very well done. Due to the wide bandwidth, the HD content is the best you can get... D-theater offers 28Mbps which IIRC is more than any other consumer HD distribution method available at present. There's also a decent if small software library out for it. Yes it's dead-end but you're not talking a large investment. You should be able to find the first-gen deck (HM-DH30000U) out there for $399 or less as well as the second gen model. You can find lots of info and a source for mail-ordering tapes at HTTP://www.dvhsmovieguide.com .

IMO it's VERY much worth the investment to be able to play back some excellent movies as well as tape what HD content is available. You needn't purchase DVHS blanks either, normal SVHS tapes work just fine although you have to tell the machine you want to record digitally as opposed to automatic operation with the DVHS blanks.

Back on topic : Select Sony dealers WILL apparently be getting the 006 in February. I have one on order. I know I could buy from Sony themselves but would rather go through my current dealer who offers excellent support.
post #128 of 17304
Just got my 006 today. Voom(now Doom) looks absolutely wonderful.

My Bravo D-1 has an issue. I had it connected to my Toshiba LCOS at 1080i setting via DVI and it worked fine. I got an HDMI adapter for the DVI cable and when I connect to 006 at 1080i colors are all wrong, e.g. blue flesh tone. 720p setting on Bravo works ok with 006. I called V Inc. and they said since it was working ok with Toshiba set its a Sony problem. Is there a fix for this? Would pq even be better at 1080i setting if I could get it to work? Or should I just buy a Blu Ray
post #129 of 17304
My thoughts are that as he's the one who'll install and maintain the set, I'd much rather give him the business than a corporate store who won't be nearly as accountable when it comes to support later on. He said he had to order quite a bit of product (several 004 projectors, a number of 006 tvs, not sure about the SACD system, the MD portable or the camera)

What is Sony's policy WRT MSRP and discounting when it comes to Qualia? I'd be surprised if they didn't have a Bose-esque policy in place to rigorously support and protect the perceived product value/price (E.G. get caught discounting and face the wrath of Sony).
post #130 of 17304
I have the JVC DVHS desk. And I love it. If anything it's a nice tool for working those firewire ports and PC. I think now they have built in OTA tuners.
post #131 of 17304
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Originally posted by Penton-Man
Colortv-

Thanks for the excellent primer on D-Theater. You know instead of South American river, for me, you could have said just think of the movie featuring the Latina with the blank the size of Texas whom nobody even heard or knew about before she starred in that movie with the big snake. (Ah, for the uninformed but interested, go to our old beloved Sony jumps on the 1080p bandwagon thread and search under arse or snake and that should provide enlightenment)

Anyway at that modest price point and the now factor - which is why we all essentially bought this TV, the D-Theater is indeed appealing to me.

What the hell, for that price, my better half would only require about 4 or 5 more big holes dug for more bungevillas (?sp).

How much are blank tapes anyway?

Here's the dilemma for me. My wife has seen the Blu-ray hooked up to the 004 that Sony has in Culver City ..and she was present when they said they expect it to be available in the U.S. to the general public around Dec. of this yearso, it may be a tough sell to invest in this format.

So..I need some Rogo advice..

Oh color, did you ever play that D.V.E. 1080i tape with the 006 and did you find anything informative ?

Penton,

That Latina was one of the Fly Girls (dancers) on In Living Color. She used to hang out in my editing room to escape the tirades of Rosie Perez who was the choreographer on the show. She used to be a very sweet girl - always fighting the battle of the bulge. But her fortunes have changed and I've heard she's a bit less than pleasant these days. That was a good film by the way!

Rather than investing in a bunch of these movies, maybe some of us trusted Qualia 006 owners may consider sharing our D-Theater collections. I agree, it's not worth wasting a lot of money on a format with such a limited life span (I have a nice collection of movies on Betamax, by the way). I'm rationalizing the value of the machine itself because of the ability to archive recordings from my Comcast Motorola DVR, which by the way is really awesome! Too bad it only holds 10 hours of HD on the teeny 120 gig hard drive, but the DVHS machine will help me manage stuff I want to hang onto. I think the blank tapes are around ten bucks.

I opted not to buy the 1080i DVE tape. Ninety smackers is too much money to spend on it, and the lack of DVD menu functionality on the DVHS version turned me off. So I'll play with the DVD version of DVE this weekend and see how the Qualia 006 tweaks out.
post #132 of 17304
colortv-
Well you're in HD recording heaven compared to me. The Adelphia Moxi box apparently has a WHOPPING 80 gigs of storage !

And guess what, I just checked the back and no firewire.

Luckily, I'm also renting a Moto 6200 from Adelphia for reasons as listed abovewhich does have firewire.

One more question, if you please, after how many hours of use are you getting the heads cleaned ?

You know you really intrigued me with your first post on this accessorial use of the Qualia 006 to obtain 1080i inputNOT by the resolution thing at first but by the movie that you displayed to your friends.

I've always been big fan of Catherine Zeta-Jones from the first time I saw her in ZORRO -after which I was convinced with her accent that she was the loveliest Latina on earththat is until my wife burst my bubble shortly after the movie by informing me that she was indeed a Brit (actually I think having won Miss Universe or perhaps her country's delegate to said event?). Anyway, if you ever tell us that SHE was in your editing room, I'll absolutely scream !
post #133 of 17304
I don't believe BluRay and movies will ship this year.

I'd be surprised if they did.
post #134 of 17304
I currently have d* with the samsung 160 stb. I was considering getting the hd-tivo but wanted to know my options with the 006. I live in a comcast area and use comcast for my cable modem connection. I am wondering what would be the cleanest signal for watching on the 006. Is it possible to use a cablecard and have some form of hd dvr capabilities? Or would comcast's hd dvr not allow that? I have heard that the cablecard may be the best way to achieve the highest pq for tv viewing. Does comcast have any form of hd dvr that will work in conjunction with a cable card or would I need to go with their 6412 box and not use the cablecard?
thanks for any info.
brgds,
jp
post #135 of 17304
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Originally posted by kaduku
I'm in WC. I'll let you know when it's set up already.

Hey, only 90 minutes away... I'd love to come over sometime in mid-February after you're all set up and burned in a bit. My email address is g2k@pacbell.net... please give me a shout when you get the unit. (And I have some questions for you about how you ordered it and from whom.)

Thanks...

-G
post #136 of 17304
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Originally posted by kanebear
You should be able to find the first-gen deck (HM-DH30000U) out there for $399 or less as well as the second gen model.

I believe the only difference between the 1st Gen JVC HM3000U and the 2nd Gen HM4000U is the HM3000U does Dolby Digital 5.1 and the HM4000U does Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS.

And think of the variety sources you can feed the JVC in various formats and then firewire to the 006 or a HTPC.

Stew
post #137 of 17304
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Originally posted by Penton-Man
ATTENTION - ATTENTION - ROGO Query Alert-

Mark,
Let's say, Sony is able to ship the Blu-ray in Dec. as is predicted at this point....

Blu-Ray is currently scheduled to ship in 2006.

HD-DVD will ship in time for Christmas 2005. Among theHD-DVD titles: slated to make their HD DVD bow this year are the upcoming Warner theatrical releases Batman Begins, Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves; and the Tim Burton-directed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp.

The three new releases will lead a slate of 50 titles from the studios, also including The Polar Express and The Phantom of the Opera, along with HBO's The Sopranos and New Line's Rush Hour and Final Destination. Paramount will contribute the upcoming Cameron Crowe film Elizabethtown and the recent Manchurian Candidate as part of a 20-title slate, while Universal will offer Van Helsing, The Bourne Supremacy and The Chronicles of Riddick.

Toshiba and Sanyo will begin selling HD DVD players in the U.S. by the fourth quarter.

Not advocating one or the other and I Apologize if reply is off topic thread; just wanted to answer your question
post #138 of 17304
jp2,

I just changed over from the Samsung 160 to the Directv HD DVR. IMO the HD DVR is noticably better than the 160. The 160 crushes blacks on the DVI out.
post #139 of 17304
From what I have read, the Qualia 006 cannot accept a 1080p signal via HDMI or i.Link, is this correct?
post #140 of 17304
twd,
what about all the hdmi issues that I've been reading about with the hd-tivo? It also seems like its still a lot of money for the hd-tivo and d*'s relationship with tivo seems to be up in the air. My ideal setup would be to use the cable card and have an hd dvr connected via firewire.
thanks,
jp
post #141 of 17304
jp2,

I have my DLP connected via HDMI with no problem. I understand your concern regarding the HD DVR, Rumors are flying all over the place. But it really is a great piece. Check it out over on the TIVO community forum.

When I was using the 160, I had it connected via component and my DVD (Bravo D2) via DVI.

PS - I've had the DVR running since December 9.
post #142 of 17304
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Originally posted by hdnathan

Not advocating one or the other and I Apologize if reply is off topic thread; just wanted to answer your question

No apologies to me needed.
Thanks for the input.

As far as I'm concerned all of this stuff is interrelated and simply serves to embellish the qualities of the 006!

I actually find that Johnny Depp's movie that you mention on HD-DVD to be ironic since he just recently bought an 004 for his L.A. abode.
post #143 of 17304
colortv-
Please check your PM when you get a chance.
post #144 of 17304
dpc123-
Sorry, I never check my PM box unless somebody gives me a heads up.
Your query was just responded to.

I hope that helps.

Good luck with the traffic around the Perimeter - I personally think its worse than the L.A. area!
post #145 of 17304
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Originally posted by colortv
In a previous post someone mentioned that the Firewire ports on the Qualia 006 are inputs only and do not pass video out...that has not been my experience. Here is a photo of my setup taken this morning of an HD recording of The Tonight Show recorded FROM one of the Qualia 006's iLink ports TO my JVC 40000 DVHS machine, and played back via iLink to the TV.

I said that previous Sony TVs had input only firewire ports. Good to hear that the 006 does not have that limitation. However I assume you were recording off the internal tuner or another firewire port. I would be very surprised if you could record off the HDMI or component ports.
post #146 of 17304
My 006 arrived today and is looking good. I looked at some HD via CableCard and it looked exceptional as expected. I tried a few DVDs (Kiil Bill Vol 1, Shrek 2, Spiderman 2) and they all looked great. I will watch some HD hoops on TNTHD tonight. The real test is when I watch the Eagles finally make it to the Super Bowl on Sunday.

This display is clearly superior to my old Toshiba LCOS.

Thanks to all who contributed to the 006 threads. It was helpful in my decsion.
post #147 of 17304
mauricef -
Welcome to the party!!!

Do I surmise chilly, willy Philly ??
post #148 of 17304
My Sony KDP-65WS550 has i.Link that outputs to my JVC 40k as well, so Sony's have had Input/Output i.Link for a while now. I notice the new HDMI equipped models don't have i.Link anymore, except for the 006 that is. Wonder if they have dropped i.Link altogether.
post #149 of 17304
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Originally posted by ADGrant
I said that previous Sony TVs had input only firewire ports. Good to hear that the 006 does not have that limitation. However I assume you were recording off the internal tuner or another firewire port. I would be very surprised if you could record off the HDMI or component ports.

My only DVHS recording test so far has been using the Qualia's ATSC tuner and recording on the DVHS machine via Firewire. No problems - a no-brainer. However, in playing back a couple of D-Theater movies from DVHS to the Qualia via Firewire there has been an occasional glitch causing audio/video freeze and a momentary sea of tiles. I don't know if there is a Firewire issue or dropout on the tapes or what. As a test, I connected the output of the DVHS machine to the Qualia via component cables and haven't seen anymore dropout problems. Another bonus of connecting via component: the DVHS machine's on-screen menus and fast scanning are not visible via Firewire, but are visible via component. I can't see a difference in PQ between the two, so I'm going component for now. But I am still have the DVHS machine connected to the Qualia via Firewire in case I want to record from the Qualia's ATSC tuner (the DVHS machine has 2 Firewire ports for daisy chain).

My Firewire path:
Motorola 6412/Comcast HD DVR > JVC 40000 DVHS (for archiving HD DVR to HD DVHS)

JVC 40000 DVHS > Qualia 006 for recording from Qualia 006 ATSC tuner to HD DVHS (select either the Motorola Firewire DVR or the Sony Firewire TV on the JVC's input menu)

JVC 40000 DVHS component out > Qualia 006 component input to view DVHS without Firewire data glitches
post #150 of 17304
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Originally posted by bernster2001
Just got my 006 today. Voom(now Doom) looks absolutely wonderful.

What's up with the Doom thing? I'm considering VOOM when they come out with their DVR in March. Is there some news I haven't heard about a possible demise of VOOM? I hope not!
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