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post #9061 of 17304
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Originally Posted by divedude View Post

A compliant replacement for the HR10-250 has not been released, but will be coming in the future.

Hi DD! I hope you are feeling better and restrained from too much holiday nog.

I've been a little lazy in my reading of other threads. Do you (or anyone else) know if the new D* HD DVR will allow (at extra charge) continued access to the Tivo service? I think Tivo combined with the 006 will be tough to beat. My 5 year old can work through the menus and operations like a champ!

Hope Mini is enjoying his new toys and not ignoring the master of the house.
post #9062 of 17304
hiya,
Has there been any discussion here about Sony dumping the QUALIA project? I know a guy that worked for the group out in SD who recently had his last day after several years with the company.
It's such a great product, I dont understand why they would dump it. Apologies if this is old news for you guys.
post #9063 of 17304
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Originally Posted by RonB63 View Post

Hi DD! I hope you are feeling better and restrained from too much holiday nog.

I've been a little lazy in my reading of other threads. Do you (or anyone else) know if the new D* HD DVR will allow (at extra charge) continued access to the Tivo service? I think Tivo combined with the 006 will be tough to beat. My 5 year old can work through the menus and operations like a champ!

Hope Mini is enjoying his new toys and not ignoring the master of the house.

RonB63,

Thank you. I only had a half bottle of wine. Mini Dive drunk the other half

Since DirecTV has come out with their own version of DVR (not TiVo), I think the HD DVR receiver will use the same new DirecTV version of scheduling software (not TiVo).
post #9064 of 17304
Thread Starter 
According to the folks over at the Tivo Community forum (sister of AVS), Ron who is the owner of Value Electronics (a forum sponsor I believe), writes the HR10-250 will be replaced by the HR20-250. He writes the replacement High Definition Digital Video Recorder is being engineered by NDS, not TiVo. It appears the replcement unit (with MPEG4 capability) will have the new DirecTV software, not TiVo .
post #9065 of 17304
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Originally Posted by jb007 View Post

According to the folks over at the Tivo Community forum (sister of AVS), Ron who is the owner of Value Electronics (a forum sponsor I believe), writes the HR10-250 will be replaced by the HR20-250. He writes the replacement High Definition Digital Video Recorder is being engineered by NDS, not TiVo. It appears the replcement unit (with MPEG4 capability) will have the new DirecTV software, not TiVo .

jb007,
Thanks for the link jb. I got a second HR10-250 for Christmas and plan to stick with it until DirecTV can offer me something I don't have now. I get perfect OTA reception of all locals and have heard complaints about various problems with the new MP4.

All the timeshifting the HR10-250 allows me to do with HD content allows me to make the most of my 006
post #9066 of 17304
What he said...I think the 975 is a great player!

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Originally Posted by divedude View Post

punkzip,
Some of us on this thread have purchased the Sony DVP-NS975V for that reason. I have had very good luck with mine. I believe it has been replaced by the DVP-NS90V. And Sony also has the DVP-NS70H for less money. I can not tell you how well they work, just that the 975 works fine. Other on this thread may have some other alternative suggestions.
post #9067 of 17304
Well, that is why they made me a Manager! I think it was to get me on a Salary!
P.S. I made it to VP of a big International company! I never made so little Penton Paper/hour in my life!

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Originally Posted by divedude View Post

mpsan,
As my boss used to tell me, I could have all the overtime and double time I wanted, I just didn't get paid extra (being a manager with a salary)
post #9068 of 17304
They did not say, but I want the taller ones.

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Originally Posted by divedude View Post

mpsan,
Are those the short Elves like they have at the North Pole or the taller Elves like in "The Lord of the Rings" ??
post #9069 of 17304
Yes I did get one but now gone in Katrina.
post #9070 of 17304
With record heat in the Dallas area, it was a great day to take down the Christmas lights. Mini Dive did his part by running the rain gutters to pull down light strings. Good thing he could tell the difference between the lamp cord and coax
LL
post #9071 of 17304
Don't jump, Mini-Dive -- don't do it!
post #9072 of 17304
I do hope he left the DISH alone!!

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Originally Posted by divedude View Post

With record heat in the Dallas area, it was a great day to take down the Christmas lights. Mini Dive did his part by running the rain gutters to pull down light strings. Good thing he could tell the difference between the lamp cord and coax
post #9073 of 17304
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mothaselin View Post

Yes I did get one but now gone in Katrina.

Wow, really sorry to hear that. So, your question to us is should you replace the Q006 with another Q006?
post #9074 of 17304
I am just short of my 1 year anniversary and I don't know if I am just seeing things (remember I am in my early forties and my eyesight is beginning to deteriorate), but I am starting to notice the brightness dimming. I decided to check my lamp hours prior to replacing the bulb, and found out that I only have 1,258 hours. I held off replacing the bulb thinking it's much to early. Has anyone out there replaced their bulb based on the brightness and with a similar low count. Should I go ahead and replace it even with this low count?
post #9075 of 17304
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Originally Posted by kaduku View Post

I am just short of my 1 year anniversary and I don't know if I am just seeing things (remember I am in my early forties and my eyesight is beginning to deteriorate), but I am starting to notice the brightness dimming. I decided to check my lamp hours prior to replacing the bulb, and found out that I only have 1,258 hours. I held off replacing the bulb thinking it's much to early. Has anyone out there replaced their bulb based on the brightness and with a similar low count. Should I go ahead and replace it even with this low count?

I think many Qualians are above 2000 hours and not noticing any deterioration. UMR told me and others he is seeing the bulbs lasting 3000 hours.
You can expect different results depending on voltage surges and spikes and how often you turn the set on and off etc. Also I would imagine using the reduced power setting would prolong the life of the bulb.
If you have a replacement change it and let us know if you observe much of a difference. If there is not a noticeable difference don't reset the bulb timer and put the old bulb back in.
post #9076 of 17304
Kaduku.......... My first bulb croaked just a few hundred above your hours but others seem to be getting more. I have simply resigned myself that its gonna cost $600 a year to watch this baby.

I could drop that in Vegas within the first 20 minutes without even trying.
post #9077 of 17304
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Originally Posted by kaduku View Post

I am just short of my 1 year anniversary and I don't know if I am just seeing things (remember I am in my early forties and my eyesight is beginning to deteriorate), but I am starting to notice the brightness dimming. I decided to check my lamp hours prior to replacing the bulb, and found out that I only have 1,258 hours. I held off replacing the bulb thinking it's much to early. Has anyone out there replaced their bulb based on the brightness and with a similar low count. Should I go ahead and replace it even with this low count?


I decided to change my first bulb a couple months ago at 1585 hours because the brightness seemed to be waning . You won't believe how really bright a new bulb is for the first 50 or so hours, but it then levels off to a very nice level.

It's really your preference for a bright picture, and willingness to spend for new bulbs. If you sometimes prefer the VIVID mode or COOL color temp (and there is no sin in that no matter what anyone else tells you since it's your set to watch it in whatever way you want) then you will likely prefer a brighter bulb.
post #9078 of 17304
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Originally Posted by nhey View Post

I decided to change my first bulb a couple months ago at 1585 hours because the brightness seemed to be waning . You won't believe how really bright a new bulb is for the first 50 or so hours, but it then levels off to a very nice level.

It's really your preference for a bright picture, and willingness to spend for new bulbs. If you sometimes prefer the VIVID mode or COOL color temp (and there is no sin in that no matter what anyone else tells you since it's your set to watch it in whatever way you want) then you will likely prefer a brighter bulb.

Thanks everyone for the replies, I've have the Q on standard mode for TV and DVD viewing, and vivid for the XBOX 360. I will not use Pro mode until it has been calibrated (too dark). Definitely the brightness has dimmed slightly, but the picture is still awesome. I watched "The Phantom of the Opera" last night on HBO and it just looked great. I calculated (and I might be wrong), that I have so far averaged 3.5 hours a day, If I change my bulb now, by the time Superbowl comes around, the new bulb brightness would have leveled off already, so I will wait another two or three weeks. I really want to blow away my friends on Superbowl!
post #9079 of 17304
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Originally Posted by MotorMouth777 View Post

Kaduku.......... My first bulb croaked just a few hundred above your hours but others seem to be getting more. I have simply resigned myself that its gonna cost $600 a year to watch this baby.

I could drop that in Vegas within the first 20 minutes without even trying.


Guys,
I had 2844 hours on my bulb when I changed it. That works out to about 10.5 cents per hour. I also did a quick calculation and the electricity to run the 006 costs about 3 cents per hour. A small price to pay for all the enjoyment the 006 gives us.
post #9080 of 17304
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Originally Posted by divedude View Post

Guys,
I had 2844 hours on my bulb when I changed it. That works out to about 10.5 cents per hour. I also did a quick calculation and the electricity to run the 006 costs about 3 cents per hour. A small price to pay for all the enjoyment the 006 gives us.

As my grandma would say.........
"You darn tootin !"

esp. given the fact that I believe the price of the bulb for the Ruby and the 004 are 1K each.

This, when my wife thinks that once you buy a TV......... the bulbs are good for the life of the display.
post #9081 of 17304
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Originally Posted by divedude View Post

PM,

Let us know what someone who was actually involved in the raid thought of the depiction. And by all means, do not miss the footage during the ending credits. It is of the actual people, and I found it very interesting.

O.K.-
The Penton clan review

It is a very good DVD, sort of like the old war movies but it didn't have that Are-TEASE-tic graininess like Band of Brothers (which BTW we love in our household ) nor like that of the recently reviewed Cinderella Man (at least in the first third or what not).

So, for me that was actually a pleasant surprise.

In regards to my father-in-laws impressions, he wasn't privy to the actual raid on the camp itself, because he was fighting at the bridge.

He thought that the director could have emphasized a little bit more about how difficult it was just to maneuver behind enemy lines to get to the prison camp but, there were probably time constraints with the length of the film.

He thought that they really gave a soft touch to the interrogation of one of the main characters in the movie (perhaps out of good taste or for ratings ) because he was once hauled in and interrogated (translation = beaten up pretty badly) by the occupiers.

I guess we'll never know if he was in the old newsreel footing at the end because when they flashed the graphics about how many Filipino guerrillas died during the campaign, his eyes swelled up and he had to leave the room as he was starting to weep.
Which I presume indicated that he lost at least one good friend at the bridge.

Today he mentioned to everyone that he was glad at least somebody remembered that mission and he was happy that, in the end, the Army did NOT leave any man behind despite the fact like the movie said, the mission had no real strategic significance.

(That was from an 18 year old fierce Filipino guerilla that went on to become an engineer, move his whole family to the U.S. and participate in design, etc. of such projects as Bangkok's airport, a super-secret place for jets in Saudi Arabia and the D.C. subway system.)

Quite an accomplishment, I'd say.

What does Tom Brokaw call that generation ?
post #9082 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

And back to you !(Yep, I did ride dem bikes too!)
see
http://www.ahrma.org/supply.htm

and scrawl down to "The Thrill is On"

BTW, good job on the Sony Protocol.
post #9083 of 17304
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Originally Posted by Penton-Man View Post

As my grandma would say.........
esp. given the fact that I believe the price of the bulb for the Ruby and the 004 are 1K each.

The 004 bulb is $3k!!!
post #9084 of 17304
Then as my grandma would say

"That's a REAL corker."

Or, Don't leave the TV on!
post #9085 of 17304
Does anyone know if the Sony DVP NS70H or NS90V will output 480i over HDMI (I understand this is the holy grail for DVD players mated to the Qualia correct)? I know that the NS975 will but I hear it is not too stable.
post #9086 of 17304
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Originally Posted by punkzip View Post

Does anyone know if the Sony DVP NS70H or NS90V will output 480i over HDMI (I understand this is the holy grail for DVD players mated to the Qualia correct)? I know that the NS975 will but I hear it is not too stable.

With all due respect to those that went down this path and with great deference to the many discussions along these lines, is that still the current thought, 480i over HDMI?
post #9087 of 17304
Have the Qualia 006 owners experienced any of the color problems being reported by owners of the Sony KDSR-50/60XBR1 SXRD sets? The following thread has many comments about color issues and I have not seen mention of these on this thread. If it is the technology, as Sony supposedly said, I'm wondering why Qualia 006 owners are not seeing the same problem.

"Official 2005 Sony KDSR-50/60XBR1 SXRD Owner's Thread"

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...13#post6798213
post #9088 of 17304
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Originally Posted by HughScot View Post

Have the Qualia 006 owners experienced any of the color problems being reported by owners of the Sony KDSR-50/60XBR1 SXRD sets? The following thread has many comments about color issues and I have not seen mention of these on this thread. If it is the technology, as Sony supposedly said, I'm wondering why Qualia 006 owners are not seeing the same problem.

"Official 2005 Sony KDSR-50/60XBR1 SXRD Owner's Thread"

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...13#post6798213

The Qualia line, including all of the products in the family, are supposed to spare no expense when choosing components, etc. Therefore, in line with premium components being used in the Q006, the optics (lens design/assembly) is supposed to be superior; it is in the lens design that chromatic aberrations (CA) are corrected/compensated. My understanding is that CA is not specific to the SXRD technology but to any multicolored (e.g., white light) source passing through a lens. CA is addressed through lens design which includes, among other things, lens material(s) and lens design/geometry (number, shape, size, etc. of lens elements). Lastly, while many will go on and on about "shiny/reflective" screens, in the Q006, the shiny/reflective screen is part of the "optical engine" (not sure that it has anything to do with CA but more to do with uniform brightness across a very large screen, i.e., 70" ... it always seemed to me that jumping to 70" was a non-linear step in rear projection design).

My take on the *issues* in the GW SXRD owner's thread(s) is that, for the most part (I'm not closing the possibility of some defective units) there are those that will stare at a test pattern and those that will watch the TV and enjoy it
post #9089 of 17304
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Originally Posted by BenDover View Post

The Qualia line, including all of the products in the family, are supposed to spare no expense when choosing components, etc. Therefore, in line with premium components being used in the Q006, the optics (lens design/assembly) is supposed to be superior; it is in the lens design that chromatic aberrations (CA) are corrected/compensated. My understanding is that CA is not specific to the SXRD technology but to any multicolored (e.g., white light) source passing through a lens. CA is addressed through lens design which includes, among other things, lens material(s) and lens design/geometry (number, shape, size, etc. of lens elements). Lastly, while many will go on and on about "shiny/reflective" screens, in the Q006, the shiny/reflective screen is part of the "optical engine" (not sure that it has anything to do with CA but more to do with uniform brightness across a very large screen, i.e., 70" ... it always seemed to me that jumping to 70" was a non-linear step in rear projection design).

My take on the *issues* in the GW SXRD owner's thread(s) is that, for the most part (I'm closing the possibility of some defective units) there are those that will stare at a test pattern and those that will watch the TV and enjoy it

Thanks and while I'm no engineer it does sound resonable. I totally agree with your last paragraph.
post #9090 of 17304
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Originally Posted by punkzip View Post

Does anyone know if the Sony DVP NS70H or NS90V will output 480i over HDMI (I understand this is the holy grail for DVD players mated to the Qualia correct)? I know that the NS975 will but I hear it is not too stable.


punkzip,
There was a fix made to the 975's early in the year. I purchased my unit in April and have not had one problem with it.
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