Originally posted by HiDef Bob
One other point - I hate the fact that Sony in there wisdom does not allow each input to be setup independently. After all this is not a product for the average consumer. It is a product aimed at the Videophile.
Ummm, where did you get this information? The Qualia 006 retains independent settings for each of the 7 inputs.
The 1080p input issue has been discussed repeatedly in the old thread. Some, as you, are disappointed. Others have opined there is not any 1080p input that is important to them and they are extremely pleased with the scaler in the 006 outputing at 1080p.
You are correct that Sony will undoubtedly continue to make improvements to this television over the coming years. However, that's the same issue we all face in consumer electronics. Wait until next year because there will something cheaper and better or purchase now and enjoy it immdiately. That's a matter of personal opinion and choice.
Could the 006 be improved? Sure.
Are the current owners on this thread happy with their purchase? Absolutely.
I understand that sometimes people that purchase products -- especially for a lot of money (and no one will deny this is one expensive TV!) -- they may try to defend the product, in order to feel better about their purchase. However, with the 006, everyone that owns one, and most those that have seen one, are extremely pleased with its performance.