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post #17281 of 17304
LOL. Touche.
post #17282 of 17304
So.... Hoping someone can help me, one of the sole survivors out here...

Qualia is still running just fine. My question is about Xbox1 hook up. If my Marantz does processing to 1080i, will the TV skip a good deal of video processing? I can't set the TV to game, it is greed out. Even if I set the Marantz to game and no conversion, the Xbox one is sending a 720p signal. I want as little processing as I can to improve reaction time but if the signal is going to get processed, I'm guessing the Marantz will do a better job.

Thoughts?
post #17283 of 17304
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Originally Posted by pawrampe View Post

So.... Hoping someone can help me, one of the sole survivors out here...

Qualia is still running just fine. My question is about Xbox1 hook up. If my Marantz does processing to 1080i, will the TV skip a good deal of video processing? I can't set the TV to game, it is greed out. Even if I set the Marantz to game and no conversion, the Xbox one is sending a 720p signal. I want as little processing as I can to improve reaction time but if the signal is going to get processed, I'm guessing the Marantz will do a better job.

Thoughts?

My thoughts

The Xbox1 can only output 720p or 1080p.
Selectable with your controller in the setup menu.
The Qualia only accepts 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Not 1080p
The only way your going to know which method works best is to test using your Marantz then test using the Qualia
post #17284 of 17304

Hello,

 

Long time Qualia owner here, it's been great coming to this site to see what everyone else has been doing to get the best out of these sets.  It's truly been the best TV I've ever seen, and I'm sad to say that I am now seeing the dreaded green blob/screen issue.  I shouldn't complain I guess - I've had the TV since 2005 and I've been thru at least 8 bulbs.

 

It started with just one area of the screen looking discolored, almost a greenish hue - to now almost the entire screen having a greenish tint to it.  It's not unbearable, but it's getting worse and I don't want to invest in a new optical block as that sounds to be the culprit.  I really notice it bad when I have to reset my DirecTV box, and it's booting up the background is blue and there is this huge black spot on just off-center to the right.  I believe it's time to replace this set, as much as I hate to say it.

 

So I've got a few questions for you guys.

 

What did you do with your Qualia once you noticed your OB was bad/going bad?  Sell it for parts?  Trash it?


What TV did you get to replace your Qualia 006?  I've landed on the VIZIO M701d-A3 or the Panasonic ST60 series (65").  I'm just reluctant to get the ST60 knowing Panasonic is no longer manufacturing TV's and how they plan on honoring warranties.  I'm just looking for a TV set that has the best picture, I could care less about the apps/3-D/240 mhz/yadda yadda marketing hype.

 

Appreciate any kind of guidance you guys can provide - thank you!

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Thread Starter 
Happy Anniversary!!

Nine years ago today I received my Q006. It's really hard to believe it was that long ago. Although the Q006 in my home was retired about a year ago via donation to a local law school, I still have fond memories of the incredible picture and awe when I first powered it on January 7, 2005.

As others have noted, a great tangential benefit has been the camaraderie on this thread, where Q006 owners have regularly posted not only about the now defunct Qualia line, but about other electronics, automobiles and everything else in life. It's great to part of such a collegial thread and I thank all of you for your contributions and for keeping it alive.

Wishing everyone a great 2014!

jb007
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Originally Posted by jb007 View Post

Happy Anniversary!!

Nine years ago today I received my Q006. It's really hard to believe it was that long ago. Although the Q006 in my home was retired about a year ago via donation to a local law school, I still have fond memories of the incredible picture and awe when I first powered it on January 7, 2005.

As others have noted, a great tangential benefit has been the camaraderie on this thread, where Q006 owners have regularly posted not only about the now defunct Qualia line, but about other electronics, automobiles and everything else in life. It's great to part of such a collegial thread and I thank all of you for your contributions and for keeping it alive.

Wishing everyone a great 2014!

jb007

Wow 9 years have passed so fast - that means soon it will be 10 years since I started following these threads. You helped launch a 1000 Qualians (give or take) and it has been a very interesting ride. Friendships here have been long-term and although many no longer have their Q the experience lives on (and for many an aversion to 5 figure tvs). A great 2014 to you and all the rest of the Qualians smile.gif.
post #17287 of 17304
Hey guys. Yes, Happy New Year to all. I've been following the CES threads and it looks like LG and Vizio may be the lowest cost, eventual 4K large panel option. Sony and Samsung will be in it but costlier, I think. I'm not sure where Panasonic will end up with their LCD sets.

I would like to know if any of you can recommend a wireless HDMI device that can penetrate walls. I've tried three of them and the performance has been spotty, at best.
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Originally Posted by sofer View Post

Hey guys. Yes, Happy New Year to all. I've been following the CES threads and it looks like LG and Vizio may be the lowest cost, eventual 4K large panel option. Sony and Samsung will be in it but costlier, I think. I'm not sure where Panasonic will end up with their LCD sets.

I would like to know if any of you can recommend a wireless HDMI device that can penetrate walls. I've tried three of them and the performance has been spotty, at best.
I use the Iogear GW3DHDKIT and it works well for me. My equipment is in a closet and my projector is in the adjoining room about 15 feet away.
post #17289 of 17304
Thanks for the suggestion. I looked into the Iogear and found a lot of dissatisfied owners in the reviews. To be fair, I haven't found any HDMI wireless devices that are very reliable. I think using this equipment is very site specific.
post #17290 of 17304
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Originally Posted by sofer View Post

Hey guys. Yes, Happy New Year to all. I've been following the CES threads and it looks like LG and Vizio may be the lowest cost, eventual 4K large panel option. Sony and Samsung will be in it but costlier, I think. I'm not sure where Panasonic will end up with their LCD sets.

I would like to know if any of you can recommend a wireless HDMI device that can penetrate walls. I've tried three of them and the performance has been spotty, at best.

Forget about trying wireless Blu Ray with lossless audio ]. It is not dependable.
The answer for you would be to use powerline ethernet to where you playback equipment is located if you can not use hardwired ethernet.
Checkout power line ethernet on Amazon or Monoprice. Then check out some user forums to see which brand and model works best.
You probably need 10mb + bandwidth to stream from your storage source.
post #17291 of 17304
Thread Starter 
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.
post #17292 of 17304
Might be quiet but that does not mean no one monitors it.
I thought about the Tesla. A lot of $$$. There appears to be no negatives except some range anxiety if you travel cross country where there are no Supercharger stations.
Unless overnight or a long period of charging is acceptable.
Now Tesla has a SUV and another sedan in the works at a much lower price level. I was thinking it might be worth the wait instead of spending $100,000+ especially after my Sony 84 4K purchase.
In the mean time i did get a Ford Fusion Energi. It is a great car. Currently getting 110 MPG.
Most of our driving is under 35 miles so it's battery only unless the outside temp is cold then the ICE then starts for heat.
With 5000+miles on it we have used under 50 gals of gas
post #17293 of 17304
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Originally Posted by jb007 View Post

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....
post #17294 of 17304
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..."
post #17295 of 17304
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
post #17297 of 17304
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.
post #17298 of 17304
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.
Edited by Bill - 3/7/14 at 11:47pm
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Originally Posted by Bill View Post

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.
post #17300 of 17304
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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Originally Posted by g8t0r06 View Post

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
post #17302 of 17304
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.
post #17303 of 17304
Still running as well and it's giving me no reason to spend any money...
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Originally Posted by bernster2001 View Post

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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