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post #211 of 17304
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[i]Originally posted by nhey there is some motion blur I've noticed infrequently that might bother some folks who like to watch fast moving sports like basketball or hockey. [/b]

I've watched some BB ball and noticed no motion blur...what's your source hook-up nhey?

I haven't tuned it to CNN yet.

Hell, I've been so involved in my Home Theater room that I've not keep current with any news events.

Tell me, have they found any weapons of mass destruction yet...or have we become the self-appointed spreader of democracy around the world or the international policemen at tens of millions of dollars a day in Iraq?
(funny how we don't push the democracy thing in Saudi Arabia)

Has the civil war exploded yet between the Sunnis (?sp.) and the Sheites (?sp.) ?

Sorry for the off-topic rant, but I lost teenage friends in Nam. Colin P. (a true soldier) was the only voice of reason and non-arrogance in this administration.
post #212 of 17304
Geez,
I'm starting to sound like Artwood !
post #213 of 17304
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Originally posted by rogo
How is free or discounted equipment to replace the Tivo an issue?

Watch out.

Me thinks Tivo is one of Rogo's pet peeves!

After all Tivo does contain an "O".
post #214 of 17304
colortv-
Nice film.

On the topic of delivery-guy logistics - and anyone with hesitation on buying this TV for an upstairs delivery.

Not to worry.

The local contractors that NVC uses in my area were able to carry this puppy up a flight of stairs AND negotiate a 90 degree turn which necessitated the bottom dwellers to raise the 006 above shoulder level.

It CAN be done...so don't worry about it.
post #215 of 17304
Signing off...all caught up.
To all 006 owners:
Enjoy your new toy.

To all 006 contributors and consultants:
Thanks so much for your input...it makes our lives a helluva alot easier.
post #216 of 17304
Could someone hook up a PC to the HDMI port, and run a game at 1920 x 1080 at greater than 30 fps (should be possible with most good video cards) and see how much artifact there is?
post #217 of 17304
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Originally posted by DJ_V
A question for the owners: have you seen the abnormality I've illustrated below? I spotted in when viewing the 006 in Vegas. I'm not sure if it was the setup, or the TV. At the time, I was watching HDnet via their feed (DirecTV?). I believe the DirecTV was box was connected via component video. I noticed it during the closing titles for a movie.

It's hard to describe, so here's an illustration:


I haven't seen anything like that on my Qualia 006 and I've seen white titles on a black background just as in your simulation. Must have been a quirk, perhaps in the incoming feed.
post #218 of 17304
punkzip,
I have a htpc connected via a dvi to hdmi cable and it works fine at 1080i. I've been trying to get it to sync with a 1080/24PsF signal. I am almost there with that input. I'm struggling wih a driver issue but it looks like it shoud work with the 006. I went out and bought a pc game that the so called pc game guru would put the 006 to the test. It was need for speed underground 2. i don't think most people have any clue as to what we are doing. The graphics in this game top out around 1024X768 and it doesn't even include DD let alone DTS. I had mentioned to the guy at the pc game store that i was trying to find a game that would do at least 1080 and mentioned the limitied number of xbox games at this resolution. He thought that the need for speed pc game would do it. Live and learn! i also got a true 1080i xbox game, mx unleashed, that looks very good with no motion lag. As I mentioned before, a am not a pc gamer and can't rely on the local pc gamer wiz. What type of test would you like me to perform. Are there any specific test programs that I could try as opposed to just my casual observations? Keep in mind that a lot of these programs may just be testing the capabilities of the pc and it's graphics card and not the actual monitor. Thanks for any detailed suggestions and sorry that i'm not up on this as I would like to be.
brgds,
jp
post #219 of 17304
I saw my first issue in the 006. It has some serious internal reflections. The credits of "The Village" were scrolling when I noticed a faint mirrored version of the credits scrolling in the opposite direction. I did some more testing and I could see them on any moving object on a all black background. This could be what DJ_V was seeing.

The good news is that I could not see this on normal viewing and it has not dampened my enthusiasm for the TV.

JB007 I will jot down my settings and send them to you.
post #220 of 17304
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Originally posted by colortv

I'd advise you to think twice about spending big bucks on a standard definition DVD player. In a year or so you'll be done with it because high definition DVD will be here.

With the format wars I really doubt that there will be much in the way of consumer acceptance of HD DVD and thus catalog buildout for the next few years. Look at the situation with DVD-Audio and SACD. Look how long DVD catalog buildout took. Heck there are a lot of desireable movies that even today you can't get in Widescreen DVD.

As far as the cheap upscalers like the Sony, don't waste your time, they are artifact city. Get one of the SiL based deinterlacer units aka Denon 2200, 2900 or 3800 and feed that 480p via composite, and let the scaler in the Qualia do the rest.
post #221 of 17304
DVD feedback: Fifth Element superbit is considered a "reference" DVD - it looks great on most DVD players. However, with the 006 it is not great - it is PHENOMENAL!!!!!!!!!!!! The detail, color, etc. etc. is just tremendous. Must be like watching a blu-ray HD-def DVD - can't wait for those.... If you have that DVD do yourself a favor and watch it on the Qualia with a bunch of friends - they will be blown away.
post #222 of 17304
Positive aspects to ordering from a dealer : Better support, they'll install and wire everything gratis, if it breaks they're local and will help with warranty issues... and I might just get a sweet discount.

Negative aspects to ordering from a dealer : Waiting sucks. No, waiting REALLY REALLY sucks. Sucks hard. It's even worse as I have a custom built cabinet (was built for a 60XBR950 but was very very easy to modify for the 006) all ready and waiting for a TV. I'm SO hopeful February means Feb 1 and NOT Feb 28th.
post #223 of 17304
"Me thinks Tivo is one of Rogo's pet peeves!"

Not at all....

I got annoyed with the nonsense above about staying away from something great that DirecTV is apparently willing to replace later for next to nothing.

My HD Tivo went on the blink and it's been serious withdrawal waiting for the replacement.

I'd get one today if I didn't have one.
post #224 of 17304
Had Directv installed today. All I can say about HD on the 006 is WOW!!!!!!

3deye,

Sorry I could not get to you. I will call you later today.
post #225 of 17304
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Originally posted by rogo
[BMy HD Tivo went on the blink and it's been serious withdrawal waiting for the replacement.

I'd get one today if I didn't have one. [/b]

Well put Mark, to combine HD with Tivo functionality is by far the best
STB I have ever owned.

Martin
post #226 of 17304
Wow. The 006's specs say that it's a WHOPPING 273 lbs in weight. Damn that is pretty heavy. My 55XS is only about 120. The guts of that monster must be pretty extensive.
post #227 of 17304
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Originally posted by kaduku
Had Directv installed today. All I can say about HD on the 006 is WOW!!!!!!

3deye,

Sorry I could not get to you. I will call you later today.

kaduku,

Since DirecTV is not doing all locals in HD, how will you watch your locals in HD - such as the forthcoming Oscarcast on ABC? Do you have an antenna to see OTA thru the Qualia's ATSC tuner?
post #228 of 17304
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Originally posted by nhey
ColorTV or anyone else,

Last night, I decided to move my roof top antennae hook up from my HD TIVO (yes, I have both comcast cable and DirecTV) to the 006 "VHF/UHF" input to see if the set's tuner is better than the HD TIVO's in terms of picking up local digital OTA channels. I then went to my "TV" input but don't see any of the OTA channels. Do I have to run the "50 minute set up" again manually to see the channels from the roof top antennae? Will the set then display all the analog cable TV channels and my rooftop antennae channels through the "TV" input?

Sounds like you need to run the Qualia setup again. Mine took more like 10 minutes instead of the indicated 50.

Since you have both Comcast HD and DirecTV HD, can you comment on PQ comparison of the same HD channels carried by both services? Such as Discovery HD? I'm surprised that Comcast looks as good as it does - in the past, I never liked cable's signal degradation, at least back in the SD days. I hope Comcast adds more HD channels now that VOOM is soon to be history. I was planning to switch to VOOM when their DVR was coming out in March. Oh well...
post #229 of 17304
I am new to the forum... Have been following this forum as well as the previous one on Sony 006. I ordered the TV sight unseen based on the feedback here on the forum. I would like feedback on the way I plan to set up my system:

1) TV to Comcast HD STB (Firewire) since it has no HDMI it has DVI but
Firewire does both Digital Video and Audio
2) Comcast STB to Denon 5803 A/V Reciever (Optical)
3) Denon DVD to TV (HDMI)
4) Denon DVD to Denon 5803 A/V Receiver (Denon Link) this works now
5) JVC D-Video to TV (Firewire)
6) JVC D-Video to Denon 5803 A/V Reciever (Optical)

I figured since composite is Analog I would try to go all digital connections... Any recommendations on the above connections? I think I read from JB007 the TVs firewire port is 4 pin.

I get my 006 Tuesday... Can't wait!
post #230 of 17304
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Originally posted by jp2
punkzip,
I have a htpc connected via a dvi to hdmi cable and it works fine at 1080i. I've been trying to get it to sync with a 1080/24PsF signal. I am almost there with that input. I'm struggling wih a driver issue but it looks like it shoud work with the 006. I went out and bought a pc game that the so called pc game guru would put the 006 to the test. It was need for speed underground 2. i don't think most people have any clue as to what we are doing. The graphics in this game top out around 1024X768 and it doesn't even include DD let alone DTS. I had mentioned to the guy at the pc game store that i was trying to find a game that would do at least 1080 and mentioned the limitied number of xbox games at this resolution. He thought that the need for speed pc game would do it. Live and learn! i also got a true 1080i xbox game, mx unleashed, that looks very good with no motion lag. As I mentioned before, a am not a pc gamer and can't rely on the local pc gamer wiz. What type of test would you like me to perform. Are there any specific test programs that I could try as opposed to just my casual observations? Keep in mind that a lot of these programs may just be testing the capabilities of the pc and it's graphics card and not the actual monitor. Thanks for any detailed suggestions and sorry that i'm not up on this as I would like to be.
brgds,
jp

jp, I know myself and quite a few other people are DYING to know whether or not we can drive this sucker with true 1080p from a PC, and if so at what refresh rate, since it's a tough sell for me to buy a 6 megapixel display that's logically limited to 1080p then artificially limited to 1080i! I know you're not a PC video expert and we thank you for your efforts, but is anyone here a knowledgeable PC user who's planning to answer the 1080p question?
post #231 of 17304
ColorTV-

I find Comcast HD to be much better than Directv HD and, if fact, I always watch the Comcast feed. Also, in NJ, Comcast has about 2x as many channels available as Directv. Most people claim that Comcast passes through the HD signal without adding any additional compression, while Directv is "bandwidth constrained" to say the least. I find the difference to be clearly noticeable.

SRT-10 - you have GREAT equipment. Your suggested setup sounds good to me. You will be in "Video Heaven" in a short few days.

To all those with a HD-TIVO 250 - I tried to hook up HDMI to the set's HDMI and get nothing - screen is black. My 250 is one of the earlier manufactured ones. I know they will replace it for free with free shipping so I may take them up on a replacement. I'm familiar that many 250's have this problem. Too bad it doesn't have a firewire port.

I was able to hook up via a DVI to HDMI cable to my Comcast 6412 dual tuner PVR, to input 6 (HDMI) and it works. Have not had enough time to compare that to a component hookup. I don't have a firewire cable as yet to try the firewire route to the set.

Somebody needs to answer the PC 1080p question. It sounds like that is the one remaining major unknown about this set. Sorry can't do that myself.
post #232 of 17304
I have read articles on the sony sxrd, but it doesn't mention if it has a built in hd tuner. does this tv have a built in hd tuner? For $13,000 Im hoping it has a built in hd tuner.
post #233 of 17304
Yes.
post #234 of 17304
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Originally posted by colortv
kaduku,

Since DirecTV is not doing all locals in HD, how will you watch your locals in HD - such as the forthcoming Oscarcast on ABC? Do you have an antenna to see OTA thru the Qualia's ATSC tuner?

Colortv,

Unfortunately, I don't have OTA signals in my area. Someone a few miles away, where they also said had no signals, was able to receive all the local HD stuff. Any suggests on this? Directv did get me CBS in HD. I've requested a waiver for ABC and NBC, will take up to 45 days for an answer. FOX is a no go, so no Super Bowl.
post #235 of 17304
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Originally posted by SRT-10 Viper
I get my 006 Tuesday... Can't wait!

SRT-10,

Welcome to the Qualia Owner's Club!!!!!!!
post #236 of 17304
Question about the bulb -

If you run the set at a high contrast and/or brightness level does it diminish the bulb's life or is the bulb "always on" at the same output level????
post #237 of 17304
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Originally posted by kaduku
Colortv,

Unfortunately, I don't have OTA signals in my area. Someone a few miles away, where they also said had no signals, was able to receive all the local HD stuff. Any suggests on this? Directv did get me CBS in HD. I've requested a waiver for ABC and NBC, will take up to 45 days for an answer. FOX is a no go, so no Super Bowl.

Some people "move" to an area that qualifies for the distant network feeds. Basically you tell DirecTV that you live in a different area/ZIP code that's considered part of a "white area", yet are keeping your existing address as your billing address. Tell them you do not need to take advantage of their Movers Program either, of course. This "white" lie (get it, "white" lie, "white area") will mean that you will have the privilege of paying DirecTV more money each month for those distant network feeds.
post #238 of 17304
hi all i just found this fourm about 3 days ago and have read all the post

about the qualia 006, over 120 pages later i registered and first off would

like to let u know i did decide to buy the 006 on thursday jan 13, i paid half

money orders and half on the sony credit card.sonystyle las vegas has

gaurented me that i will have my tv before the super bowl but they didnt

send it yet they keep telling me they have to wait till my postal money

orders clear from the bank, witch i think is an excuse cause my bank said

that it could only take 1-3 days for it to clear, should i be concerned? i

have a few questions hopefully some one can help me get a list together

on what i need. first off i have the comcast hd reciever hooked up to my

toshiba 56h80 with is like 5 years old one of the first wide screens, all the

conections were done by comcast service guy so i dont know how good

the wires they used are can someone help me out as to what i need to buy

wires, conections to make my hd expirence the best with in reasonable

price. what can i pick up from best buy? and i was told to get a monster amp

cause most tvs run 120v and philly and jersey run at 110v ? im a little

clueless in this area so any help would be great can i run the hd fead on

fire wall cables i seen this in other posts ? and ill keep every one up to

date on the arival of my 006 thanks in advance.
post #239 of 17304
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Originally posted by rogo
...
I got annoyed with the nonsense above about staying away from something great that DirecTV is apparently willing to replace later for next to nothing.
...

Bob Marsocci
Vice President, Communications
DIRECTV, Inc.
310 726-4656
ramarsocci@directv.com

is the one that was quoted as saying:

" .... When we begin transmitting in MPEG4 new reception equipment will be required; thus you may want to hold off purchasing an HD DVR receiver until we begin selling one that will receive the MPEG4 transmission. For customers who have purchased an HD Tivo receiver we will have an equipment replacement offer available; we have not yet finalized what that offer will be. ..."

In other threads it has been reported, IIRC, that some HD in MPEG4 will be trnasmitted by D* as early as this summer. One man's "nonsense" is another man's "advice." lol
post #240 of 17304
Well I finally received my 006 (Sat).
WOW, you guys are right, this set kicks major *ss
Best picture by a long shot I've ever seen. Even a good SD signal looks amazing.
Compared to our Fujitsu P50 plasma, well there is no comparsion, the 006 PQ is much, much better. Colors are just insanely good.

Only concern was the delivery crew, or lack there of.
The crew of two, a 65 year old man and his grandson, neither one the big beefy guys you like to see moving your $13K display.
My son and I both had to help them or they wouldn't have even got the beast out of the box.
I'm also having cable HD (Charter) hooked up this coming week and plan to do some comparsions with our current DirecTV HD stuff.

The 006 RULES!!!!

dc
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