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post #151 of 17304
(It appears that Dish is buying Voom.)
post #152 of 17304
I also received my 006 today. The delivery guys were very careful in bringing in my set. So far I've only been able to try the 006 with my upconverting Denon 3910. I'm very impressed so far. Directv is being hooked up later. You can see actually see the pixels in my old 70 XBR, but you can hardly see them on the 006 and the blacks are definitely blacker on this set. The 006 also appears to be deeper than the 70 XBR. I'm probably gonna keep the stock speakers off to give it a more streamline look, but I am gonna need a toslink switcher for the audio. I am soooo glad I opted to return the 70 XBR, and waited to get this baby. Totally no regrets on the money that was spent. I thought I was first one in my area to get the 006, but I learned through the delivery guy that another 006 was delivered earlier just 6 miles away.

I thought Blu-Ray players were already available because theres two for sale on eBay.

Congratulations to the new owners today including mauricef!!!!!!!

Bernster2001,
Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with you 006. Hope you resolve it soon.
post #153 of 17304
bernster and kaduka - Welcome to the club !

This Qualia bug is becoming contagious !

I hope you guys are as happy as the rest of us lads!
post #154 of 17304
Quote:


Originally posted by Ed Weinman
(It appears that Dish is buying Voom.)

Not exactly.

Echostar who owns Dish is buying Rainbow 1, Voom's satellite, and certain other related equipment.

My guess is that Dish will wind up with the customers, but we'll see how that goes.
post #155 of 17304
Got my set today. Great picture quality. Watched Fifth element superbit - incredible. Still setting everything up.


ONE QUESTION: The manual for the stand on page 3 says it can't be moved to the left or right once the TV is placed on it. But the very next paragraph says that if you want to move it to the left or right you need to move the left or right end towards you, then the other end towards you etc. However, that doesn't seem to move the stand left or right. I need to move it to the left about 1 foot. Has anyone succeeded in moving it left or right once the TV is seated on it??????
post #156 of 17304
I thought this stand had built-in casters. No???
post #157 of 17304
david - Yes it does! Who did you buy your unit from ?
post #158 of 17304
nhey-
Congradulations -
I really didn't read the manual about moving the stand but, it won't go directly from side to side.

You have to kind of move it forward or backward one end at a time and sort of manuever it into place and you will easily get it one foot or more to the right or left.

I had to get mine to go at least 2 feet to the left from where the delivery guys placed it and probably more after doing all the hook-ups...all it takes is a little back and forth elbow grease.
post #159 of 17304
Penton - you ARE THE MAN!!

Thanks!!
post #160 of 17304
Quote:


Originally posted by 3deye
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

3deye,

Check your email!
post #161 of 17304
nhey,

Congrats!!!! Isn't it a great tv. I guess there was alot of deliveries today.
post #162 of 17304
Quote:


Originally posted by Penton-Man
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.

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

I bought a DVHS cleaning tape when I got the machine but haven't used it yet. I thought all HD cable boxes were REQUIRED to have Firewire ports. Obviously, the word didn't get to Moxi. 80 gigs? Comcast told me that's what their previous DVR had so maybe they were Moxi before. So far I'm loving the Motorola 6412 and the TV Guide interface.
post #163 of 17304
Thread Starter 
Welcome to all the new QUALIA 006 owners! This group just keeps getting bigger and better
post #164 of 17304
Wow, this was Good Friday for a lot of us! Congrats guys, I know you are enjoying the experience.

One thought about upconverting DVD players such as the Sony NS975V and the Panny S97 ... since the scaler in the Qualia 006 is SO GOOD, should we not let the TV do the upscaling job on SD DVD's rather than having our DVD players do the math? My logic may be flawed, but I tested the theory last night with my Sony 975 DVD player which was set to HDMI "Auto" by default. During a brief test, the video looked better to me on the DVD player's "Auto" setting than when I forced it to upconvert to 1920x1080. But it was really late and I didn't have time to test further with DVE. Any ideas?
post #165 of 17304
(a) Your logic is not flawed. People have an irrational love for upconverting DVD players when the key is >>digital output<< not internal scaling.

(b) Most of the upconverting DVD players out today are considered dreadful by videophiles. Check out the DVD Players section to learn all the bugaboos.
post #166 of 17304
For everyone's information: Through a contact at Sony (Engineer for the Q004), there are no plans for an XBR version of the Q006. That doesn't mean that they'll change their mind sometime this year, but the plan was to bolster the Qualia line, set up Q Dealers with the Q006 as the lead in, and wait for more competitive products to hit the market before XBR XSRD.
There seems to be enough Q006 to go around at this time.
Elbert
post #167 of 17304
Quote:


Originally posted by rogo
(a) Your logic is not flawed. People have an irrational love for upconverting DVD players when the key is >>digital output<< not internal scaling.

(b) Most of the upconverting DVD players out today are considered dreadful by videophiles. Check out the DVD Players section to learn all the bugaboos.

Thanks rogo. We're lucky to have your sage advice! I'll let the Qualia do the scaling and set the DVD player accordingly.

No doubt there are far better and more expensive DVD players out there than my new Sony 975V, but I want to minimize my investment in standard def DVD. The only reason I bought this new player was to get HDMI connectivity. I've been telling my friends for years not to spend a lot of money on huge collections of standard def DVD titles because high def DVD's were on the horizon. In due time, the studios will be thrilled to sell high def DVD's to those collectors to replace their fuzzy old SD DVD's. For now, I'm strictly a DVD renter - or better yet, try to see as much HD content as possible.
post #168 of 17304
Quote:


Originally posted by Elbert
For everyone's information: Through a contact at Sony (Engineer for the Q004), there are no plans for an XBR version of the Q006. That doesn't mean that they'll change their mind sometime this year, but the plan was to bolster the Qualia line, set up Q Dealers with the Q006 as the lead in, and wait for more competitive products to hit the market before XBR XSRD.
There seems to be enough Q006 to go around at this time.
Elbert

That makes a lot of sense. The poor Qualia salesmen have had almost no PRACTICAL items to sell. Just very pricey stuff that is beautifully designed, but can be bought in less snazzy wrapping with equal or superior quality for far less money. Giving the Qualia stores this TV was a smart move by Sony. Despite the price, the SXRD TV is an item with no peers (for now) that will surely bring recognition to the Qualia name.

I was shopping for cables a new a/v receiver today at The Good Guys and stopped to take a look at every plasma, direct view LCD, and RPTV on display. After having spent a few days with my Qualia 006 and becoming familiar with the look of SXRD video, I was reminded that nothing out there can match this TV. You fellow owners give that a try after spending time with your 006's - nothing else looks as good in comparison.
post #169 of 17304
JB007-

Does your Harmony remote allow you to switch to the "TV" input directly? That's the input between Video 7 and Video 1. In other words, does it have a discrete code for the TV input?

Penton-man - is your set on a carpeted floor or wood floor?
post #170 of 17304
Quote:


Originally posted by colortv

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)

So if you buy a Qualia you can record all HD channels to D-VHS?
Does it work with a Panasonic D-VHS VCR too? Do some channels not
work?
post #171 of 17304
Quote:


Originally posted by kanebear
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).

I was told that Sony is enforcing that it's full MSRP and was quoted $13,999 as MSRP by Tweeter here in Atlanta.
post #172 of 17304
I only have comcast analog channels right now. Directv with HD is being installed in a few days. The 006 was still able to get more channels than my other tvs, including some digital ones. The standard channels are alot better than the ones on the 70 XBR. The set is also alot heavier than the XBR. Did I mention that I was happy camper.

Pls help me on this!!!!! I plan to hook up the XBOX with Halo 2, along with the high definition av adapter. Will I have any isssues on this? Colortv, you seem very knowledgeable, any input on this?
post #173 of 17304
Kaduku,
No issues with xbox with component adapter with 006. I purchased mx unleashed which is a 1080i xbox game and it looks very good. Just to make sure, I went into the xbox setup console and disabled everything except 1080i.
post #174 of 17304
Quote:


Originally posted by jp2
Kaduku,
No issues with xbox with component adapter with 006. I purchased mx unleashed which is a 1080i xbox game and it looks very good. Just to make sure, I went into the xbox setup console and disabled everything except 1080i.

Thanks jp2,

My son's birthday is coming up and he wanted to play Halo 2 with his friends on the 006 on that day. I will do the XBOX setup. Thanks again for the info.

I JUST LOVE THIS FORUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #175 of 17304
Thread Starter 
Quote:


Originally posted by nhey
JB007-

Does your Harmony remote allow you to switch to the "TV" input directly? That's the input between Video 7 and Video 1. In other words, does it have a discrete code for the TV input?

nhey,

Funny you should ask that question, because that's the one command I have noticed I do not have set on my Harmony 688 (by the way, I can't wait for the Harmony 880). I have an HD TiVo that I utilize as my primary viewing input. The only time I will watch the "TV" input is to view Channel 4 (cable) for Padres games when the season starts. I can get to the TV input on the Harmony by selecting TV on its screen (as I would to access settings on the 006) and then just hit the channel up or down button.

I have two thoughts on this issue. First, maybe I just need to set up (teach) the discrete code for TV to the Harmony database, or maybe there is not a discrete code for TV, since that is the one input source on the 006 you can not set to skip.
post #176 of 17304
Hello All,

I am planning to pull the trigger on the Qualia 006, perhaps today.
I was planning on also getting a Denon3910 DVD player based on
comparisons I did with other players at the store. The Denon clearly
had a better picture (edge detail was smooth and free of jagged lines).

Is the Denon a good choice or am I throwing away money if it is better
to have the Qualia do the scaling and whatever else?

I did not by DLP or LCD because, among other things, I did not like
the way these TVs handled subtle color changes. For example, ocean
water changing its color with distance. The DLP made the ocean look
flat. Plasma did a better job but was not a technology that I wanted.
Does the Qualia 006 do a good job with this sort of thing?

There also does not seem to be many good choices for stands to put this TV on. The stand has to be strong and also the correct height. Are people happy with the Sony stand? My concern with that stand is with a cheap look and lack of room for components. I only know of the stand "Colortv" used - are there other options?

Thanks
post #177 of 17304
jb007,
How do you like the hd-tivo with the 006? Do you have it connected via the hdmi port? There have been a lot of reports on hdmi issues with the hd-tivo and I'm also considering any cable options.
thanks,
jp
post #178 of 17304
Dilbert1,
I have the sony stand and it doesn't look cheap in person. Also it has a lot of space for a large center channel speaker and several components. I think the main issue is that it is wide open and may look cluttered if you stack components on top of each other. My toshiba lcos tv has given me an idea with how to "clean up" the look of this stand though. I was thinking of having a custom made door/cover for the front of the stand. This would use acoustically transparent cloth like the toshiba had. It would also lift up from the bottom. I might even have "Qualia" etched in the cloth to make me feel better!
post #179 of 17304
Quote:


Originally posted by Dilbert1
Hello All,

I am planning to pull the trigger on the Qualia 006, perhaps today.
I was planning on also getting a Denon3910 DVD player based on
comparisons I did with other players at the store. The Denon clearly
had a better picture (edge detail was smooth and free of jagged lines).

Is the Denon a good choice or am I throwing away money if it is better
to have the Qualia do the scaling and whatever else?

I did not by DLP or LCD because, among other things, I did not like
the way these TVs handled subtle color changes. For example, ocean
water changing its color with distance. The DLP made the ocean look
flat. Plasma did a better job but was not a technology that I wanted.
Does the Qualia 006 do a good job with this sort of thing?

There also does not seem to be many good choices for stands to put this TV on. The stand has to be strong and also the correct height. Are people happy with the Sony stand? My concern with that stand is with a cheap look and lack of room for components. I only know of the stand "Colortv" used - are there other options?

Thanks

Dilbert1,

I have the Denon 3910 and I am very happy with it. It does a great job in scaling, though I am very interested in Colortv's approach on having the 006 do it itself. Colortv also has a great stand, probably best so far I've seen. Another option for you is the Salamander triple. I have one of these and it is not bad all.

http://www.salamanderdesigns.com/

Here's a link to the other popular thread and check out my pic of the stand with my old 70" XBR.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...pagenumber=100
post #180 of 17304
Thread Starter 
Quote:


Originally posted by jp2
jb007,
How do you like the hd-tivo with the 006? Do you have it connected via the hdmi port? There have been a lot of reports on hdmi issues with the hd-tivo and I'm also considering any cable options.
thanks,
jp

I am a huge fan of the HD TiVO. I've been using one with the Sony 42" plasma upstairs for about one year and replaced a Sony SAT-T60 DirecTV TiVo downstairs when I received the 006. I've added 300GB hard drives to each of them, and am now able to record 70 hours of HD or 470 hours of SD.

I have had HDMI issues with each unit. Basically, the picture output through HDMI was posterized. However, DirecTV sent a brand new replacement unit out via FedEx overnight (no cost to me) both times. Posters in the TiVo community report the problem has been fixed on the new batch of units. Typically, if the HDMI card is bad, you will know it the first time you plug it into your TV. If it's OK, you should be fine thereafter.
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