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post #1531 of 17304
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Originally posted by DOBE
So that was it. One last issue with several easy to answer questions asked in my last post. I received Zero direct responses. (I will note that rbt3 did have the courage to buck the trend of this thread and was honest enough to tell me...in answer to a previous post...that potential owners might have problems with this set in the environment I described.)

The rest of you came in loud and clear...or, put another way, your silence speaks volumes. The PQ of this set obviously suffers in filtered sunlit rooms but no one wants to incur the wrath of the other owners by saying it. You shout to the mountain tops about the quality of the picture but no one has the intestinal fortitude..except brt3...to say that some potential owners will likely be disappointed if they frequently watch this set in a sunlit room.

Also, saying that "006 owners prefer ambient light" doesn't address the issue. Ambient light is the lighting that exists at the moment. It doesn't answer the question of how the Q006 handles bright directional sun light.

Not all displays are ideal for every viewing situation. It's okay for you guys to admit that the Q006 is not ideal for every viewing environment. Each person must make the decision concerning what display to purchase based on their own viewing situation. The conclusion I've drawn based on the silence to my last post...and brt3's answer to my previous post...is that filtered sun light, especially if it comes from behind the viewer or to the sides of the display will...as with other RP displays, but to a lesser extent...wash out or at a minimum significantly degrade the PQ.

I guess ignoring this issue is better than lying about it.

DOBE,
Real sorry to hear how you feel. I sometimes feel bad when there's no response from a post that I made. I did remember someone responding to your inquiry, and I thought that was an adequate response. If you really want to hear from a 006 owner with large windows concerning PQ, then I will give my 2 cents. Remember that I am just a videophile wannabe, but what I do believe is that any TV out there will have a significant effect when sunlight is projected into their environment. Of course the 006 is gorgeous in low light situations, but is very acceptable viewing during daylight periods. I would feel bad for you (not sorry) if you decide not to buy this fantastic TV based on this experience.
post #1532 of 17304
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Originally posted by Dilbert1
I agree with your first comment and, additionally, reality itself can be
compromised by poor viewing conditions.

Reflected light can be difuse and/or specular. It may be that an emitting (point) source of light can do a better job with reproducing specular reflections.

Dilbert1

BTW, I don't mean there is no basis for the emitted vs. reflected light argument, only that the Qualia sets a new standard for sustained light output that makes is far less susceptible to this syndrome. IMHO, the Qualia's output renders this argument moot (or nearly so). Run a CRT maxed out and the life will be cut WAY short. I have my Q006 in very bright conditions, while my plasma display is in a room that gets far less sunlight. The plasma actually does worse in bright conditions than the Qualia. Both sets are very dialed in according to DVE. I think the Qualia's anti-reflective screen helps here; the plasma screen reflects "bright spots" in the room more clearly than the Q006.
post #1533 of 17304
jb007,

You have to admit we do sound like a bunch of Sony salesmen, but I think that just furthers the point of the quality of the Qualia!
post #1534 of 17304
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Originally posted by DOBE

Beware if you are a potential buyer of the Q006 and you have the set in a brightly sunlit room. The owners won't tell you this directly...for reasons that should be obvious to anyone who has followed this thread...but this is clearly what they believe.


Aside from the fact that people are busy I suspect that your answer depends upon actually seeing your environment. If you feel you have a difficult viewing situation, for any reason, the only reasonable think to do is to arrange a demo in your house unless you have the money to take the chance.

I've seen window views that were not great because of internal reflections from other windows in the house. Even reality can be compromised.

I think the TV looks wonderful in some situations and suspect that it is less so in others.

Dilbert
post #1535 of 17304
Does anyone know if it is possible to copy a JPEG (or any other file for that matter) from your computer TO a media card ? I purchased a media card reader today that is supposed to allow reads and writes, but haven't been able as yet to copy a JPEG to a Sony memory stick pro card that I have inserted in the reader and connected via USB to my computer. I want to be able to view JPEGs from my digital camera that are captured on an xD card on the 006, so I uploaded the images from my camera to my computer and now would like to download those images to the Sony memory stick pro card.

I agree with all the other owners - I don't have the extreme lighting issues as DOBE has, but I have had ZERO problems watching the 006 during daylight hours even with a bay window that is directly behind the 006 facing north in which 14 inches of snow on the front lawn were reflecting massive amounts of light into the room on a sunny day. Luckily all the light was not reflecting directly onto the screen but the room was full of light. There is NO set that could perfectly handle the amount of light reflecting in DOBE's room, unless it had a 1000 watt bulb probably, but the 006 does a damn good job in any environment I've seen so far.
post #1536 of 17304
The Qualia will look great in a well lit room but my version of well lit may
not be yours. Use judgement.

Dilbert1
post #1537 of 17304
nhey,

I think all Sony products want to see the files written in a specific way. That is, all the pictures from my Sony use a very specific file naming system:

DSC00129.JPG

Try renaming your files using this convention and see if that helps...
post #1538 of 17304
DOBE -

I'm sorry that you feel the way you do. In my particular situation, I have placed my 006 in a dedicated home theater room so, I hesitated to even fathom a guess as to how the 006 would perform in your particular environment.

That mainly accounts for my lack of response to your query. I JUST DON'T KNOW.
There is nothing sinister here bud.

My other excuse for lack of response is that if I recall correctly, everytime you asked for some info on the Qualia, you listed multiple questions that were extremely lengthy....I mean we're talking War and Peace length. Call me dumb, stupid (after all I did indeed purchase a 13K display that has no return policy) or someone with an exceedingly short attention span.but personally when I see anybody's post of that length I just kind of skim by it to something that is more palatable.

After all this isn't supposed to be work here..... but fun.

I think you honestly just misread everyone.
post #1539 of 17304
I truly appreciate you guys taking the time to respond to this issue...that only seems to be a concern to me. I'm partially frustrated by the fact that I can't yet view this display with my own eyes and I can't return the set if I decide it doesn't work in my HT environment. Given that situation, I was really depending on you guys to help me with this major buying decision.

I was just disappointed in the lack of response and drew what I thought was the most logical conclusion. Anyway, your recent responses have fired me up again and I will wait to see this display with my own eyes before I rule it out. It should be coming to Sacramento in the next few months.

If Colortv is out there I would be interested in his opinion on the washout issue. Thanks again.
post #1540 of 17304
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Originally posted by Penton-Man
DOBE –

My other excuse for lack of response is that if I recall correctly, every time you asked for some info on the Qualia, you listed multiple questions that were extremely lengthy....I mean we're talking War and Peace length. Call me dumb, stupid (after all I did indeed purchase a 13K display that has no return policy) or someone with an exceedingly short attention span…….but personally when I see anybody’s post of that length I just kind of skim by it to something that is more palatable.

After all this isn't supposed to be work here..... but fun.

I think you honestly just misread everyone.

I do have a habit of being a bit verbose. I try to get my point across clearly... but I guess not succinctly. By the time I'm done I realize, O brother this is too long and what if no one reads it. I will try and keep my posts shorter. This ones fairly short.
post #1541 of 17304
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Originally posted by DOBE
I truly appreciate you guys taking the time to respond to this issue...that only seems to be a concern to me. I'm partially frustrated by the fact that I can't yet view this display with my own eyes and I can't return the set if I decide it doesn't work in my HT environment. Given that situation, I was really depending on you guys to help me with this major buying decision.

I was just disappointed in the lack of response and drew what I thought was the most logical conclusion. Anyway, your recent responses have fired me up again and I will wait to see this display with my own eyes before I rule it out. It should be coming to Sacramento in the next few months.

DOBE,
Good to hear that you're all fired up again on the 006. I have a feeling that you're gonna get a whole bunch of responses the next time you have another question on the 006!
post #1542 of 17304
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Originally posted by DOBE
I do have a habit of being a bit verbose. I try to get my point across clearly... but I guess not succinctly. By the time I'm done I realize, O brother this is too long and what if no one reads it. I will try and keep my posts shorter. This ones fairly short.

There ya go bud!
I think you'll get alot more for your money this way.

And if you do revert back, just.... chop em up a bit and feed them to us poor souls in small mouthfuls over the course of several postings.

Works for me.
post #1543 of 17304
JimP; I shoot sports... Most of the time my son's baseball team. Here is one of my favorite pictures of my son:

http://www.pbase.com/acm/image/4127219/original

Look close at the ball on the bat
post #1544 of 17304
How about some screen shots of the Grammies ... should look fabulous on the Qualia!
post #1545 of 17304
Thread Starter 
Quote:


Originally posted by SRT-10 Viper
JimP; I shoot sports... Most of the time my son's baseball team. Here is one of my favorite pictures of my son:

http://www.pbase.com/acm/image/4127219/original

Look close at the ball on the bat

Great, great shot! What are the particulars?
post #1546 of 17304
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Originally posted by SRT-10 Viper
JimP; I shoot sports... Most of the time my son's baseball team. Here is one of my favorite pictures of my son:

http://www.pbase.com/acm/image/4127219/original

Look close at the ball on the bat

Viper,
Beautiful shot!!!!!!! What camera and lens did you use.
post #1547 of 17304
Thread Starter 
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Originally posted by nhey
Does anyone know if it is possible to copy a JPEG (or any other file for that matter) from your computer TO a media card ? I purchased a media card reader today that is supposed to allow reads and writes, but haven't been able as yet to copy a JPEG to a Sony memory stick pro card that I have inserted in the reader and connected via USB to my computer. I want to be able to view JPEGs from my digital camera that are captured on an xD card on the 006, so I uploaded the images from my camera to my computer and now would like to download those images to the Sony memory stick pro card.

There is actually a file system that's placed an a memory stick when photos are taken. Try making a folder called DCIM. In that folder make another folder called 101MSDCF. In that folder place your photos and name them DSC00108, etc. There is another folder also. It's named MISC. Be aware there are informational files in that folder and the 101MSDCF folder and that may be the problem. Good luck
post #1548 of 17304
nhey,

If you know someone with a SonyCam you could also use their camera to format your MemoryStick. jb007 is correct about the hierarchical file system the camera uses; just double-checked on my wife's camera...
post #1549 of 17304
I have several canon 1D cameras (1d =4mg, 1ds= 11mg, 1d MII =8mg)... The picture posted was with 1d 4mg... Picture is blown up in sons room 24X36 and looks like the post (no noise). The lens is the Canon 300 2.8L
post #1550 of 17304
Here is a quick picture from the Grammy's... excuse the alignment... taken from my couch with a 70 -200 lens (quick snap)
LL
post #1551 of 17304
How about Usher and his girl firend:
LL
post #1552 of 17304
Quote:


Originally posted by SRT-10 Viper
JimP; I shoot sports... Most of the time my son's baseball team. Here is one of my favorite pictures of my son:

http://www.pbase.com/acm/image/4127219/original

Look close at the ball on the bat


Great shot. Love that stop action. Great focus.

Here's the kind of stuff I photograph.

Scanned from a print.
post #1553 of 17304
Thread Starter 
Quote:


Originally posted by SRT-10 Viper
How about Usher and his girl firend:

Was Usher even in that photo?!
post #1554 of 17304
Thread Starter 
Quote:


Originally posted by SRT-10 Viper
I have several canon 1D cameras (1d =4mg, 1ds= 11mg, 1d MII =8mg)... The picture posted was with 1d 4mg... Picture is blown up in sons room 24X36 and looks like the post (no noise). The lens is the Canon 300 2.8L

Wow, I'm envious. Doesn't that lens run about the cost of 2.5 Q006 stands?
post #1555 of 17304
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Originally posted by nhey
Does anyone know if it is possible to copy a JPEG (or any other file for that matter) from your computer TO a media card ? I purchased a media card reader today that is supposed to allow reads and writes, but haven't been able as yet to copy a JPEG to a Sony memory stick pro card that I have inserted in the reader and connected via USB to my computer. I want to be able to view JPEGs from my digital camera that are captured on an xD card on the 006, so I uploaded the images from my camera to my computer and now would like to download those images to the Sony memory stick pro card.

The 006 photo viewer defaults to the standard picture folder, but you can change the folder to any folder on the card. The files don't need to follow any naming convention. So, all you need to do is drag the JPGs anywhere on the memory stick.
post #1556 of 17304
JimP;

Looks like you're a pro photographer... I am just an hobbiest... Here's a couple wedding shots of my niece's wedding (since you shoot this type of photos):

http://www.pbase.com/acm/image/8082291


http://www.pbase.com/acm/image/8082228


http://www.pbase.com/acm/image/8082270
post #1557 of 17304
ahhhhhhh,
It looks like the ambiance to the Qualia 006 club has been restored.

Everybody interacting and helping each other with a photog aside.

Great stuff guys, very informative.
post #1558 of 17304
I had Comcast install both a cablecard and the 6412. They first said No but when I questioned why, they had no reason. Bottom line, it works fine and makes it easier to watch regular cable. In fact, in a split comparison of the 6412 (using component) and regular cable (using cablecard) the picture is much better with the card. If you want both, get pushy.
post #1559 of 17304
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Originally posted by rcohen
The 006 looks pretty close to perfect in a well lit room. The only concern is reflections off the screen surface. If you have windows that would be directly reflected by the screen, you either need to cover the windows or avoid all displays with glass screens. Similarly, white surfaces that receive direct light will be a problem, if they would be reflected by the glass. When the 006 is off, the screen appears black. TVs with gray screens have more problems with ambient light.

DOBE, the above post was intended to be a direct response to your question. So, watch out for bright stuff that will be directly reflected in the glass. If you have any posters covered with glass, try placing them where you would put the 006, to see if you need to worry about direct reflections. If this is a serious problem, you need to avoid all screens with glass covers. On some RPTVs, the glass cover can be removed. The surface underneath is typically diffuse, and therefore much less prone to problems with direct reflections. I don't think that removing the glass on the 006 is possible.
post #1560 of 17304
Here are a few screen shots of J.LO... For those of you wondering abount the detail of this set... Look at her necklace in the first picture.
LL
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