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post #241 of 17305
Quote:


Originally posted by DreamCatcher
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. the 006 RULES!!!!

dc

DreamCatcher: This is some very helpful information to me. As said in the other thread, I own a Fujitsu P50 plasma and love it. But I want something bigger...especially for watching movies. However, I didn't want to lose the qualities of a plasma just to get a bigger picture. (I'm also considering the 65" Panasonic Plasma). I'm in a room that's very bright during the day.

When I purchased my P50 in early 03 there was no display in the 50"+ size that compared to the P50. DreamCatcher's statements comparing the PQ on the 006 to the PQ on the P50 are going to make me think very seriously about purchasing this set...althought I will need to see it with my own eyes first....I mean we're talking real money here.

I also asked about live sports events on the 006 and never got a response. Maybe you guys aren't big sports fans? To me there's nothing that produces that "WOW" "it's like looking through a window" effect like watching live sports.

There are 2 games to be broadcast in HD today.

At Noon Pacific (3 PM East) on Fox broadcasting... in a 720p format...is the NFC championship game.

At 3:30 Pacific (6:30 PM East) on CBS... broadcasting in a 1080i format...is the AFC championship game.

This is a great opportunty to see how the 006 handles live HD sports in the 2 different formats. Also do you get that looking through a window feel. DreamCatcher and anyone else out there...with a large plasma and the 006... (Unfortunately there can't be many of you) would be in a unique position to compare.

Anyway I hope you guys tune in for a at least a few minutes.
post #242 of 17305
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Originally posted by DOBE
DreamCatcher: This is some very helpful information to me. As said in the other thread, I own a Fujitsu P50 plasma and love it. But I want something bigger...especially for watching movies. However, I didn't want to lose the qualities of a plasma just to get a bigger picture. (I'm also considering the 65" Panasonic Plasma). I'm in a room that's very bright during the day.

When I purchased my P50 in early 03 there was no display in the 50"+ size that compared to the P50. DreamCatcher's statements comparing the PQ on the 006 to the PQ on the P50 are going to make me think very seriously about purchasing this set...althought I will need to see it with my own eyes first....I mean we're talking real money here.

I also asked about live sports events on the 006 and never got a response. Maybe you guys aren't big sports fans? To me there's nothing that produces that "WOW" "it's like looking through a window" effect like watching live sports.

There are 2 games to be broadcast in HD today.

At Noon Pacific (3 PM East) on Fox broadcasting... in a 720p format...is the NFC championship game.

At 3:30 Pacific (6:30 PM East) on CBS... broadcasting in a 1080i format...is the AFC championship game.

This is a great opportunty to see how the 006 handles live HD sports in the 2 different formats. Also do you get that looking through a window feel. DreamCatcher and anyone else out there...with a large plasma and the 006... (Unfortunately there can't be many of you) would be in a unique position to compare.

Anyway I hope you guys tune in for a at least a few minutes.

We are having a few friends over for the games and will be doing alot of comparisons between the 006 and the P50. I don't think it will take long to figure out which display is preferred

dc
post #243 of 17305
dc: Great! I can't wait for all your friends reviews of both displays.
post #244 of 17305
Thread Starter 
Quote:


Originally posted by SaltiDawg
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

This is FUD. While it is still questionable whether DirecTV will even have the MPEG4 stream going by this summer, by all accounts, it will be used initially for local HDTV channels in selected markets.

Some here have spent $300 on a new DVD player for their 006, to have good quality until HD DVD and Blu-Ray players are available within the next year. Other posters on this thread convinced me to spend $400 for a DVHS, which will have about the same shelf life as a current DVD player. The point is, many here that spend $13,000+ for a new TV will opt to spend $600 to time shift HD (and SD) programming for the next year or two. And that's why the advice in the posted email is nonsense, except for the fact it may cause there to be an employment opening at DirecTV for a vice-president of communications
post #245 of 17305
Thread Starter 
Quote:


Originally posted by DOBE
DreamCatcher: This is some very helpful information to me. As said in the other thread, I own a Fujitsu P50 plasma and love it. But I want something bigger...especially for watching movies. However, I didn't want to lose the qualities of a plasma just to get a bigger picture. (I'm also considering the 65" Panasonic Plasma). I'm in a room that's very bright during the day.

When I purchased my P50 in early 03 there was no display in the 50"+ size that compared to the P50. DreamCatcher's statements comparing the PQ on the 006 to the PQ on the P50 are going to make me think very seriously about purchasing this set...althought I will need to see it with my own eyes first....I mean we're talking real money here.

I also asked about live sports events on the 006 and never got a response. Maybe you guys aren't big sports fans? To me there's nothing that produces that "WOW" "it's like looking through a window" effect like watching live sports.

There are 2 games to be broadcast in HD today.

At Noon Pacific (3 PM East) on Fox broadcasting... in a 720p format...is the NFC championship game.

At 3:30 Pacific (6:30 PM East) on CBS... broadcasting in a 1080i format...is the AFC championship game.

This is a great opportunty to see how the 006 handles live HD sports in the 2 different formats. Also do you get that looking through a window feel. DreamCatcher and anyone else out there...with a large plasma and the 006... (Unfortunately there can't be many of you) would be in a unique position to compare.

Anyway I hope you guys tune in for a at least a few minutes.

The 006 blows away the picture I receive on my Sony 42" plasma, by a long shot, watching HD, SD and DVDs.

I have posted previously that I have watched the NBA and college hoops on ESPNHD and it has been an outstanding visual experience. I have watched the NFL playoff games on the 006 and there is an absolute WOW factor! You and your guests will feel as though you are there, no question about it! I have also posted that during basketball games, I have occasionally seen some "motion blur." That is the only negative, along with the 006 being incapable of delivering the "smell" of the arena or stadium. Otherwise, the QUALIA 006 was made for sports and it outperforms anything I have ever seen, and in some ways is better than being there, because it takes you right down on the sidelines and immerses you into the action.
post #246 of 17305
Wow dudes I cannot believe the huge amount of cash some of you paid for that set! I could never pay that much and home theater is my favorite hobby.

I also cannot believe how ugly the Qualia (Ugly name too Sony!) tv stand is and how it costs over one thousand dollars!

This looks like something straight out of galaxy quest.

-antonio
post #247 of 17305
Hi, My set is to arrive sometime this week. Can any Q006 owners list the inputs on the set, including what kind of inputs they are? I seem to remember input 7&8 being HDMI, but it could be 6&7.
Also, which i/o's are component? Trying to get my control system set up for it in advance!
Thanks!
Elbert
post #248 of 17305
Thread Starter 
Quote:


Originally posted by Elbert
Hi, My set is to arrive sometime this week. Can any Q006 owners list the inputs on the set, including what kind of inputs they are? I seem to remember input 7&8 being HDMI, but it could be 6&7.
Also, which i/o's are component? Trying to get my control system set up for it in advance!
Thanks!
Elbert

006 Rear Inputs Diagram
post #249 of 17305
Thread Starter 
Quote:


Originally posted by anthonix
I also cannot believe how ugly the Qualia (Ugly name too Sony!) tv stand is and how it costs over one thousand dollars!

This looks like something straight out of galaxy quest.

-antonio

Some here have opined the stand is better looking in person. But, to each his own. I happen to like the stand and it matches/supports the 006 nicely
post #250 of 17305
Thread Starter 
Has anyone experimented with the optical out on the rear of the 006?

Before investing in another optical cable, I was wondering if the 006 will output all audio optically and not just digital audio. The label underneath the jack does say PCM. I think this may be a better way to get audio from the TV to an amp, instead of standard RCA cables, if you're not using the TV speakers, so you can get Dolby Digital.
post #251 of 17305
Half -time of Eagles game:

Best picture quality I've ever seen, period. No motion blur issues whatsoever. I take that comment back from yesterday.

Now back to the game....


GO EAGLES!!!!
post #252 of 17305
the Qualia is also available a little up north in toronto in markham, at the sony store there, looks increadible.
post #253 of 17305
Correct nhey,
We are watching the Eagles game and also no motion artifact. This is a bathroom/computer break for me during the third quarter.

But I did notice those artifacts previously posted...I'll try to find the page and post below.
post #254 of 17305
Quote:


Originally posted by nhey
Half -time of Eagles game:

Best picture quality I've ever seen, period. No motion blur issues whatsoever. I take that comment back from yesterday.

Now back to the game....


GO EAGLES!!!!

GO FALCONS!!!
Yes, picture is ridiculously good. Everybody is just in awe! Even the kids were like, "hey guys check this out"!


BTW DOBE, As expected, NO contest between 006 and the P50! The 006 wins hands down, in every category (except the fact that the P50 looks cool mounted on the wall) and that's saying alot as the P50 is no slouch.

dc
post #255 of 17305
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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 saw these artifacts twice now. Once last night and once this a.m. - but not during a movie.

It happened when I initally turned on my Hi-Def box (run via DVI- HDMI to back of Qualia.)

I think it may be a handshake issue over that connection as all I have to do to remove it is to change the channel and then go back to the previous channel which immediately clears up.

This has not happened with my Adelphia/Moxi DVR box which is currently hooked up via component as DVI port is not active at this time(Moxi suspects to activate it sometime this spring)
post #256 of 17305
Quote:


Originally posted by DreamCatcher
and that's saying alot as the P50 is no slouch.

dc

THAT'S FOR SURE.

Dreamcatcher - I see you have charter cable. I believe they also rent out Moxi DVR's as does Adelphia cable -- you may want to check out my previous posts...as I've decided to rent both the Moxi and the regular Hi-Def box (Moto 6200) from Adelphia.

Oh, Go EAGLES !!!
post #257 of 17305
I've got to get back to the game but, I read somewhere in the last couple of pages that someone thought the weight of the 006 was in the 270lb. range.

Specs list it as 243 I believe.
post #258 of 17305
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Originally posted by BrettStah
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.

I want more info on how to go about this please!!!!!!!!!!
post #259 of 17305
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Originally posted by ehlarson
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.

Sure sounds like a good idea. So which one of you disposable income types is going to pick up one of these and try it out and let us know?!
post #260 of 17305
For those debating the merits of the Sony stand. Here's one thought in support of the stand, which I have. The stand is only 16" tall which is a major +++++ with this huge TV. The bottom of the screen is about 10" off the floor if you placed the TV on the floor with no stand. So... the bottom of the screen, when the TV is on the Sony stand is about 26 inches from the ground. If you get another stand, it will likely be about 24" tall itself. Adding 10" inches gives a floor to bottom of screen distance of 34" inches. This will mean that you will looking UP from most seating positions, and especially if you sit on a recliner. Something to consider.
post #261 of 17305
Has anyone noticed this phenomenon?

I had both component cables and a DVI to HDMI cable connecting my Comcast 6412 to the 006.

When switching inputs (going from component input 4 to the HDMI input 6) to see if there is any noticeable difference in the picture quality, I get a "double picture" with the HDMI input. If I switch back to the component input it goes away and the picture is normal. I have removed the DVI to HDMI cable and am staying with the component connection only.

Penton-man - is this the "handshake" issue you surmise causes the "artifact" described above?
post #262 of 17305
What happened to the calibration settings MauriceF was going to post or send to JB007 to put in the first post?

Would be real interested in them...I can't imagine improving the HD picture quality of this set...
post #263 of 17305
Thread Starter 
Quote:


Originally posted by nhey
What happened to the calibration settings MauriceF was going to post or send to JB007 to put in the first post?

Would be real interested in them...I can't imagine improving the HD picture quality of this set...

Hopefully they'll be coming along soon. After receipt, I will post them in post #1. No pressure Maurice, but enquiring minds want to know
post #264 of 17305
NHEY addressed my concern about stand height. I think the height of the screen is probably important. The other stands I have been looking at are higher.
There was another comment about adding a black material insert to the Sony
stand. I think this would be easy to do if the opening to the stand is basically a rectangle. A simple frame with a thin foam border around the edges would work.
Then, all you have to do is stretch the material over the front, around the foam edges, and then staple from behind. The foam border could be the kind you buy at Home Depot to insulate your door. I like the foam border under the material because it would make a nice friction fit and give a slightly rounded look to the edges. I suppose if you were ambitious you could add hinges but I suspect it makes more sense to put the center speaker in the stand and then close it up with the material insert - and just leave it there.

I would really love to put all the equipment under the TV but it may just not be practical. Do you think a center speaker sounds better under the TV in the Sony stand or above the TV sitting on a shelf? If you took the center speaker out of the stand it would be easy to fit the components in the available space.
post #265 of 17305
Dilbert1 -

I have my center speaker in the Sony stand. This is the first time I've ever had my center speaker below a TV.

NO PROBLEM. Can't tell any difference in the sound. I sit about 12 feet away. I actually placed the center speaker (which is obviously not too big) on top of my TIVO HD-DVR250 which has no vents on top.
post #266 of 17305
Kaduku wrote that he has a Denon 3910 and was interested in
comparing the Denon scaler to the Qualia 006 scaler. I wonder
if he has had a chance to do that and how the results turned out.
I need to buy a new DVD player and am trying to make the decision
what to buy. Others have suggested (Colortv I think) that a Sony
or Panasonic DVD would do fine if I use the Qualia scaler. I though I
would be using DVI instead of component to go from the player to the
Qualia 006 - correct? SD DVDs will likely be around for some time and
I think it makes sense to have a good solution for them.

I currently have Direct TV. I read a post about Comcast being less
compressed etc. Should I stay with Direct TV?

Thanks to all that have replied to me.

Dilbert1
post #267 of 17305
Quote:


Originally posted by nhey
Has anyone noticed this phenomenon?

I had both component cables and a DVI to HDMI cable connecting my Comcast 6412 to the 006.

When switching inputs (going from component input 4 to the HDMI input 6) to see if there is any noticeable difference in the picture quality, I get a "double picture" with the HDMI input. If I switch back to the component input it goes away and the picture is normal. I have removed the DVI to HDMI cable and am staying with the component connection only.

Penton-man - is this the "handshake" issue you surmise causes the "artifact" described above?

Yes, I've seen the same "double picture" with my HD STB hooked up via DVI-HDMI....and not with component cables running from the other box...but all I've had to do was change the channel or turn off the HD STB for a sec. and then turn it back on and the double picture disappears.
post #268 of 17305
CBS game broadcast in 1080i looks noticably sharper than did the Fox game.

I don't know how much of this is due to stadium lighting in Pittsburg as I missed the later part of the Eagles game (walk the dog!) and I can't remember when they turned on the lights in Philly.
post #269 of 17305
Now that the Eagles have won a weight is lifted off my chest and I can post my settings. The CBS broadcast is much clearer than the Fox showing. Some of the Fox cameras were out of focus or were upsampled standard def cameras (particularly the long shots).

Here are my settings. They were all done in the Pro mode since it offers all the advanced options available.

Picture 58
Brightness 34
Color 33
Hue 0
Sharpness 25
Temp Neutral
Noise Low

Advanced Menu
Cinema Black Pro ON
Color Space WIDE
Color Corrector LOW
DTE OFF
Clear White OFF
Detail Enhancer OFF
Black Corrector MEDIUM
Gamma Corrector OFF
White Balance (not modified)
post #270 of 17305
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Originally posted by Penton-Man
CBS game broadcast in 1080i looks noticably sharper than did the Fox game.

I don't know how much of this is due to stadium lighting in Pittsburg as I missed the later part of the Eagles game (walk the dog!) and I can't remember when they turned on the lights in Philly.

It's partially due to the lighting. The Eagles game looked a little better toward the end when the lights began taking effect. However, most of the difference you see is because CBS has more experience with HD and knows how to do "it".

It sounds like the 006 is not letting it's owners down. I've followed many threads. Usually there is complaining about something. This is especially true with new technology. STBs, HD TIVO, DVD players and on and on. Is it possible this SXRD technology is an exception to the rule that you should never buy the first product that includes new technology.

This rule usually applies to cars as well as audio. Is this really the exception. I''ll wait a few more months and hope you guys will report any problems you encounter. If they are small I will still pull the trigger.

So far...except the price...almost all these 006 reviews are too good to be true.
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