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Discussion in 'Movie Lounge' started by Pete Apruzzese, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. Pete Apruzzese

    Pete Apruzzese New Member

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    The Toshiba HD-D2 player should be coming home with me tonight :)
     
  2. Steve Tannehill

    Steve Tannehill New Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    Yea! Sams or Costco?

    I noticed they still had one on display at Costco, but none left in stock--a sign said that more were on order.

    It was also posted as $349, but it is hard to say what the actual price is when there are none in stock.

    Costco also had several Warner and Universal titles for sale next to the DVD's.

    - Steve
     
  3. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    I brought one home last night to replace my A1. I think you'll like it.
     
  4. Steve Tannehill

    Steve Tannehill New Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    Were you using the discrete 5.1 outputs of the A1?

    - Steve
     
  5. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    I was at first but quit out of simple logistics convenience. As I was explaining to Larry on the phone last night, my Yamaha receiver has some quirks that make using the analog inputs a PITA. I'll deal with not having some of the advanced audio until I get a receiver that does that processing on board.
     
  6. Pete Apruzzese

    Pete Apruzzese New Member

    BJ's Wholesale Club, marked at $349 minus a $100 instant rebate/discount at the register. They had 5 of them the other night, but I had no cash on hand. Must also stop at Best Buy and take advantage of the "$20 off of 3" deal they have going to get King Kong, Adventures of Robin Hood, and something else (Corpse Bride, maybe?).
     
  7. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    BTW, the local West Omaha Best Buy is having trouble keeping these stocked. They were out when I went there. Had to go to NFM where they had 4-5 with a lot of empty shelf space around what was left. Anecdotally these are selling well in a pretty conservative market.
     
  8. Steve Tannehill

    Steve Tannehill New Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    How about The Searchers?

    This is exciting, three new HD-A2/D2 owners in the course of just over a week! We should start a club. :D

    - Steve
     
  9. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

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    Is the D2 the same as the A2? Limited to 1080i?
     
  10. Pete Apruzzese

    Pete Apruzzese New Member

    That's another probable purchase. I'm looking forward to comparing the SD and HD of Kong and Robin Hood, should be interesting :)
     
  11. Randy Anderson

    Randy Anderson New Member

    Just out of curiousity, why did you buy one of these? Didn't you state a month of so ago (on the other forum)that you thought BluRay would win the "war"?


    Pete, congrats on the player. Please post your thoughts on the Robin Hood differences as this is one of my favorite movies and would be interested.
     
  12. Steve Tannehill

    Steve Tannehill New Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    From what I've read, the HD-D2 is the same as the HD-A2, except the D2 comes with an HDMI cable. Like its cousin, it maxes out at 1080i.

    My Mitsubishi 57831 deinterlaces it to 1080p just fine, though.

    - Steve
     
  13. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    I bought this because I'm invested in HD-DVD for now and the price was hard to beat and the A1 was just too slow. This is much better. The bottom line is pretty much eh, I just did. Regarding the format war, who really knows. Every time BD looks stronger HD-DVD lowers its prices again. Who'd have thought you could get a NiB next gen player for $250? Who knows where this will all end up.
     
  14. Tom R S 4

    Tom R S 4 New Member War Zone Member

    I thought HD-DVD & Blu-Ray would output 7.1. Is this not the case?
     
  15. Steve Tannehill

    Steve Tannehill New Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    Through HDMI, sure. The discrete analog outputs of the Toshiba HD-A1 are 5.1.

    - Steve
     
  16. Tom R S 4

    Tom R S 4 New Member War Zone Member

    Are there any players (Blu-Ray or HD-DVD) that have 7.1 analog outputs? :?
     
  17. Steve Tannehill

    Steve Tannehill New Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    Yes. I believe the Panasonic has them, probably others, just not sure of the models.

    - Steve
     
  18. Graeme

    Graeme Active Member War Zone Member

    Does your Yammy use the "External Decoder" button? If so, then I know exactly what you mean. It's the one feature that my Harmony just can't figure out.

    Graeme
     
  19. chad

    chad Active Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    I have had my A2 for a few months now, I love it.

    I second the vote for The Searchers, there are parts where it really seems like you are looking out of a window!
     
  20. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

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    Yes, I think you are correct Steve the Panasonic BD10 is currently the only high def player with 7.1 analog outs. It's BRD.
     

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