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post #9001 of 17304
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Originally Posted by brt3 View Post

One last thing; Merry Christmas & Happy QualiaDaze to all!

Anything special coming on in HD over the next few days? Looking forward to catching a few great flix and REALLY need a good comedy, so I'm looking forward to catching "The Producers" with Mrs. T and Mini-Tee. Elmo loves Mel Brooks, but it's awfully hard to sneak him into the average cinema...

brt3,
"Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" followed by "Johnson Family Vacation" are on HBO HD tomorrow night. Far from a comedy, but "The Silence of the Lambs" is on HDNM tonight.

Here is a stat to figure out - how many kids have asked Santa for a 006
post #9002 of 17304
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Originally Posted by divedude View Post

Far from a comedy, but "The Silence of the Lambs" is on HDNM tonight.

Depends on how well you think Anthony Hopkins can imitate a chipmunk during the Chianti spiel.
post #9003 of 17304
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Originally Posted by divedude View Post

Only 2 more days til Christmas and just 3 more days til JA and "Into the Blue"
It is going to look great on the 006.

post #9004 of 17304
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Originally Posted by HardDriver View Post

QUALIANS W/MEMORY STICKS: Here's a very cool trick for your 006 while you are entertaining friends and families over the holidays! Take the two images that I linked to below, and put them in a folder together (with no other images) on your memory stick. Put it in your 006, set the Slideshow to "Repeat: On" and "Transition: Fade", and enjoy the "Merry Christmas" scene complete with falling snowflakes! It looks like an animation, and the colors are beautiful on our screens! I just made these for our own Christmas parties this season, and you are all free to use them as well. If you do, let me know - I hope you all enjoy them as much as we do!

Christmas Image #1
Christmas Image #2


Now I thought when I clicked on the images I would see the traditional Christmas fire

Very nice though, should impress all your visitors.
post #9005 of 17304
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Originally Posted by bernster2001 View Post

Have some nice avi files on my pc, some in HD. How do I view them on the 006. Computer is not in same room as Qualia but there is an ethernet outlet at the Qualia.

You are either going to have to pipe the output from your PC to the Q via the traditional DVI/HDMI/component, or get yourself a DVD player that will play the avi file (I have the Oppo 971H for playing divx/xvid encoded material); I also have an HTPC connected to the Q but since getting the Oppo haven't really used it all that much...easier to burn the files to dvd and pop them into the Oppo.
post #9006 of 17304
I suddenly feel like PM, four posts in a row
post #9007 of 17304
A fire is a good idea - you could use the same fades to create a cool looking flicker!

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I also have an HTPC connected to the Q but since getting the Oppo haven't really used it all that much...easier to burn the files to dvd and pop them into the Oppo.

I've been out of the HT world for a few months and just looked up the Oppo (hadn't heard of it before). I take it you like it?
post #9008 of 17304
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Originally Posted by Penton-Man View Post

Stew, if you can recall the exact steps you should post them for us as apparently that is a Sony sanctioned method to determine bulb hours and reset the clock....so if anything goes wrong in the process, people can always plead that they just followed Sony protocol.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and all the rest.............
Penton (a.k.a. KTM ) - Man

Penton (a.k.a. KTM )or is it Husqvarna Man
This ones for you
post #9009 of 17304
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Originally Posted by HardDriver View Post

A fire is a good idea - you could use the same fades to create a cool looking flicker!

I've been out of the HT world for a few months and just looked up the Oppo (hadn't heard of it before). I take it you like it?

Yes, it puts out unbelievable picture quality at such a low price...has a few minor issues, but at the price, it suits its purpose. There are a couple of threads on the Oppos, the Brain Dump/FAQ thread is very informative.

[EDIT: BTW, I guess I should mention that my main DVD player is the Denon 3910; I have only occasionally played commercial DVDs on the Oppo...in the very beginning and now only sometimes for the kids' DVDs ]
post #9010 of 17304
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Originally Posted by Penton-Man View Post

Stew, if you can recall the exact steps you should post them for us as apparently that is a Sony sanctioned method to determine bulb hours and reset the clock....so if anything goes wrong in the process, people can always plead that they just followed Sony protocol.

Official Sony Protocol for accessing the Number of Lamp Timer Hours

The Qualia 006 is in the OFF mode
Using the Qualia remote control
Press Display once
Press the Number 5 once
Press Volume Up once
Press Power
Press Jump Three times
(Be careful here because this can get you into the service menu and in trouble)

The Qualia will power up and display DIM SER in the center of the screen
Then press the Number 2 twelve times
Lamp Timer should appear below DIM SER with the
number of hours following it to the right
Turn the Qualia off to exit

Official Sony Protocol for resetting the Lamp Timer

Continue From the above
Press the Number 1
The menu display should now be at Lamp Timer Reset
Push the Number 3
Press Mute
Press Enter
The menu should display Write - EX in red at the top
Turn the Qualia off to exit
If at any time you feel you are in trouble or where you should not be
Turn the Qualia OFF
If you need assistance call the Qualia 800 number in the manual.
The Sony Qualia people are happy to assist or walk you through the procedure.
post #9011 of 17304
Thread Starter 
Thanks for that info thestewman. It is now linked to post #1
post #9012 of 17304
Thread Starter 
OMG...just after celebrating my 500th post on the 300th page...accepting congratulations from all of you...getting ready for the holiday weekend...and getting excited for the umr calibration in two weeks...

I suffer my first ever issue with my beloved Q006

I was watching this afternoon and all was fine. This evening I power it on and the green power light just keeps flashing...there is no picture, but the bulb has warmed up because I do see black (lit). There is audio through my component system. I try to switch to DVD...still no picture. OMG.

I power down and wait a few minutes. Same thing. However, after several minutes (abnormally long), I do get a picture, bright and clear. However, the Video 6 label stays at the top left of the screen. ??? I try hitting display, and it gives me more info (time, etc.), that disappears, but the Video 6 label stays ???

I try switching inputs. Video 7 comes up, but the source from Video 6 stays on the screen (satellite). I cycle through all my video inputs and the labels change, but the source (satellite) stays the same. ???

Probably unrelated, but I did enter the service menu yesterday to check the hours. Followed all directions and the Q006 worked fine last night, then again today. I also viewed the memory stick pictures of Merry Christmas, posted above. No issues after that as well.

Looks like a service call may be needed
post #9013 of 17304
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Originally Posted by thestewman View Post

Penton (a.k.a. KTM )or is it Husqvarna Man
This ones for you

OK, if we're turning this (briefly) into a bike forum here's a great pic. Come April this should arrive to replace my R1150GS Adventure...

LL
post #9014 of 17304
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Originally Posted by Penton-Man View Post

Depends on how well you think Anthony Hopkins can imitate a chipmunk during the Chianti spiel.

I smell a "Marathon Man" + "Silence Of The Lambs" double-feature...

Actually, I'm the sensitive type -- if I attempted that I wouldn't sleep well for a week or so...

Elmo and I constantly compete to see who is the biggest baby...
post #9015 of 17304
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Originally Posted by jb007 View Post

OMG...just after celebrating my 500th post on the 300th page... I suffer my first ever issue with my beloved Q006 Probably unrelated, but I did enter the service menu yesterday to check the hours... Looks like a service call may be needed

Tell me you did NOT just say that; I believe what you MEANT to say is that you were reading my Qualia Page info on how to enter the service menu, thought (briefly) about entering the service menu, but didn't do so because of potential warranty implications...
post #9016 of 17304
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Originally Posted by BenDover View Post

You are either going to have to pipe the output from your PC to the Q via the traditional DVI/HDMI/component, or get yourself a DVD player that will play the avi file (I have the Oppo 971H for playing divx/xvid encoded material); I also have an HTPC connected to the Q but since getting the Oppo haven't really used it all that much...easier to burn the files to dvd and pop them into the Oppo.

Thanks for the advice. I like your DVD suggestion. I just bought a Sony 975 DVD player and wonder if it is capable of playing divx/xvid encoded files?
post #9017 of 17304
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Originally Posted by bernster2001 View Post

Thanks for the advice. I like your DVD suggestion. I just bought a Sony 975 DVD player and wonder if it is capable of playing divx/xvid encoded files?

No, the Sony 975 does not play divx/xvid...unless I am wrong and then those on this thread that do own the 975 will chime in and set me straight
post #9018 of 17304
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Originally Posted by jb007 View Post

OMG...just after celebrating my 500th post on the 300th page...accepting congratulations from all of you...getting ready for the holiday weekend...and getting excited for the umr calibration in two weeks...

I suffer my first ever issue with my beloved Q006

I was watching this afternoon and all was fine. This evening I power it on and the green power light just keeps flashing...there is no picture, but the bulb has warmed up because I do see black (lit). There is audio through my component system. I try to switch to DVD...still no picture. OMG.

I power down and wait a few minutes. Same thing. However, after several minutes (abnormally long), I do get a picture, bright and clear. However, the Video 6 label stays at the top left of the screen. ??? I try hitting display, and it gives me more info (time, etc.), that disappears, but the Video 6 label stays ???

I try switching inputs. Video 7 comes up, but the source from Video 6 stays on the screen (satellite). I cycle through all my video inputs and the labels change, but the source (satellite) stays the same. ???

Probably unrelated, but I did enter the service menu yesterday to check the hours. Followed all directions and the Q006 worked fine last night, then again today. I also viewed the memory stick pictures of Merry Christmas, posted above. No issues after that as well.

Looks like a service call may be needed


JB, sorry to hear the disturbing news.

Electronics can sometimes, unexplainably, and in no predictable manner (i.e., the hardware and/or software designers will swear that what is happening can't happen )...in those cases, I like to pull the plug for a bit, removing all power. Give that a shot and see if it doesn't "reset"

Alternatively, maybe brt can look through the service manual and see if there is some way to restore the TV to factory settings/defaults.
post #9019 of 17304
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Originally Posted by BenDover View Post

JB, sorry to hear the disturbing news.

Electronics can sometimes, unexplainably, and in no predictable manner (i.e., the hardware and/or software designers will swear that what is happening can't happen )...in those cases, I like to pull the plug for a bit, removing all power. Give that a shot and see if it doesn't "reset"

Alternatively, maybe brt can look through the service manual and see if there is some way to restore the TV to factory settings/defaults.

Unplugging the set is a good idea if the lamp is cool. Resetting to factory settings is generally a horrible idea. This can frequently make a huge mess of things with a Sony set. I doubt it is a service mode problem.
post #9020 of 17304
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Originally Posted by umr View Post

Unplugging the set is a good idea if the lamp is cool. Resetting to factory settings is generally a horrible idea. This can frequently make a huge mess of things with a Sony set. I doubt it is a service mode problem.


I was presuming that he hasn't had any calibrations done and that resetting to factory defaults, even if possible, would only bring him back to his out of the box state, which presumably isn't too far away from where he is at now. But of course, I defer to umr's expertise
post #9021 of 17304
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Originally Posted by BenDover View Post

I was presuming that he hasn't had any calibrations done and that resetting to factory defaults, even if possible, would only bring him back to his out of the box state, which presumably isn't too far away from where he is at now. But of course, I defer to umr's expertise

That is not the way Sony sets typically work when resetting to factory defaults. It may not be what your set was delivered with. Using this option in the SM can result in some serious work to restore the picture to a reasonable level of quality. I have had to do this a few times for customers and it is a real pain. I never use this function because the results can be so bad.
post #9022 of 17304
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Originally Posted by jb007 View Post

OMG...just after celebrating my 500th post on the 300th page...accepting congratulations from all of you...getting ready for the holiday weekend...and getting excited for the umr calibration in two weeks...

I suffer my first ever issue with my beloved Q006

I was watching this afternoon and all was fine. This evening I power it on and the green power light just keeps flashing...there is no picture, but the bulb has warmed up because I do see black (lit). There is audio through my component system. I try to switch to DVD...still no picture. OMG.

I power down and wait a few minutes. Same thing. However, after several minutes (abnormally long), I do get a picture, bright and clear. However, the Video 6 label stays at the top left of the screen. ??? I try hitting display, and it gives me more info (time, etc.), that disappears, but the Video 6 label stays ???

I try switching inputs. Video 7 comes up, but the source from Video 6 stays on the screen (satellite). I cycle through all my video inputs and the labels change, but the source (satellite) stays the same. ???

Probably unrelated, but I did enter the service menu yesterday to check the hours. Followed all directions and the Q006 worked fine last night, then again today. I also viewed the memory stick pictures of Merry Christmas, posted above. No issues after that as well.

Looks like a service call may be needed

JB... I had a very similar problem with my Sony GWIII (OSD screwy, lamp on, no pic, audio didn't switch with inputs, volume + - stopped working....) Did it over the course of a day.. finally unplugged for about an hour, and the problem never came back. Maybe the ghost of GWIII problems coming to pass upon the Q
post #9023 of 17304
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Originally Posted by Penton-Man View Post

If that was involving the Kabanatuan (? sp.) camp, my Filipino father-in-law was there as a fighting force and guide for the American's.

I initially removed "The Great Raid" from my que on Netflix, because of so many releases for this week and I can only rent 3 at a time, but after reading your recommendations, I decided to add it back again. Sounds very interesting, I too have filipino ties.
post #9024 of 17304
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Originally Posted by Penton-Man View Post

Ray, it's always nice to put a face to the voice now, about that "Marathon Man" thing.............................

P.S.
Why are your paws apparently in your mouth ?

Yikes, AKA Cookie Monster! Looking good Ray!
post #9025 of 17304
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Originally Posted by jb007 View Post

OMG...just after celebrating my 500th post on the 300th page...accepting congratulations from all of you...getting ready for the holiday weekend...and getting excited for the umr calibration in two weeks...

I suffer my first ever issue with my beloved Q006

I was watching this afternoon and all was fine. This evening I power it on and the green power light just keeps flashing...there is no picture, but the bulb has warmed up because I do see black (lit). There is audio through my component system. I try to switch to DVD...still no picture. OMG.

I power down and wait a few minutes. Same thing. However, after several minutes (abnormally long), I do get a picture, bright and clear. However, the Video 6 label stays at the top left of the screen. ??? I try hitting display, and it gives me more info (time, etc.), that disappears, but the Video 6 label stays ???

I try switching inputs. Video 7 comes up, but the source from Video 6 stays on the screen (satellite). I cycle through all my video inputs and the labels change, but the source (satellite) stays the same. ???

Probably unrelated, but I did enter the service menu yesterday to check the hours. Followed all directions and the Q006 worked fine last night, then again today. I also viewed the memory stick pictures of Merry Christmas, posted above. No issues after that as well.

Looks like a service call may be needed

jb007,

I really feel bad for you and apologize if my suggestion to check the lamp hours caused your problem.

Have you gone into the regular menu and told it to skip the Video 6 label, just to see if that makes it go away. (menu - setup - Label Video Inputs - Program)
post #9026 of 17304
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Originally Posted by jb007 View Post

OMG...just after celebrating my 500th post on the 300th page...accepting congratulations from all of you...getting ready for the holiday weekend...and getting excited for the umr calibration in two weeks...

I suffer my first ever issue with my beloved Q006

I was watching this afternoon and all was fine. This evening I power it on and the green power light just keeps flashing...there is no picture, but the bulb has warmed up because I do see black (lit). There is audio through my component system. I try to switch to DVD...still no picture. OMG.

I power down and wait a few minutes. Same thing. However, after several minutes (abnormally long), I do get a picture, bright and clear. However, the Video 6 label stays at the top left of the screen. ??? I try hitting display, and it gives me more info (time, etc.), that disappears, but the Video 6 label stays ???

I try switching inputs. Video 7 comes up, but the source from Video 6 stays on the screen (satellite). I cycle through all my video inputs and the labels change, but the source (satellite) stays the same. ???

Probably unrelated, but I did enter the service menu yesterday to check the hours. Followed all directions and the Q006 worked fine last night, then again today. I also viewed the memory stick pictures of Merry Christmas, posted above. No issues after that as well.

Looks like a service call may be needed


You know what guys! I don't think it is necessary for me to check my hours. It would really make no difference to me. My plan all along was to change my bulb every year anyway. You can call me CHICKEN all you want! hehehe
post #9027 of 17304
Thread Starter 
As suggested by FilmMixer and BenDover, the gremlin is now gone. When I fired it up a third time last night, it worked correctly .

My next step would have been to unplug the power, but that hasn't become necessary. It's working today normally as well .

I don't believe it had anything to do with accessing the service menu. That was just a coincidence. I followed the directions very carefully (brt3, is there a way to update your .pdf to reflect pressing "2" 12 times, not 9?) Besides, when I ordered the *replacement* bulb from Qualia, they sent me an email requesting the hours on the bulb. So, I'm not concerned about any warranty issues.

Bottom line is, everything is working normally again, watching the Chargers in HD.

Happy Holidays all, and thanks for your input and support!
post #9028 of 17304
Before it gets busy for me, I'd like to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

JB, Glad to hear your set is back to normal, I may now have the guts to back and check my hours!
post #9029 of 17304
Merry Christmas to all . . .


Mini Dive has a Christmas movie festival planned for tonight on the 006
LL
post #9030 of 17304
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Originally Posted by brt3 View Post

Which brings up an interesting question. Obviously MiniDive wasn't breast-fed (thus his obsession w/Pam's Mams), but if MamaDive HAD fed him in this manner...

would it have been chocolate milk?



brt3,

Mmmm . . . milk chocolate
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