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Old 12-27-2006, 03:10 PM
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Default HD-XA2s shipping on 1/3/07

Robert from Value Electronics says they will receive their allotment and start shipping the XA2s on Wednesday, 1/3/07.

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Old 12-28-2006, 11:33 AM
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Good news - that means we might see the XE1 here in Europe in January too!
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:10 PM
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It is too bad that the XA2 is so expensive. One of HD DVDs driving forces is its affordability relative to Blu-Ray. At least there will still be $400-$500 A2
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It is too bad that the XA2 is so expensive. One of HD DVDs driving forces is its affordability relative to Blu-Ray. At least there will still be $400-$500 A2
New information is coming out that the XA2 will support the Silicon Optix REON VX processor which comes with excellent processing facilities. There will be a firmware update that enables 1080p24 output for capable monitors.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post9290448

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1080p 60 Hz on launch, 1080p 24 Hz will be upgraded with new firmware within two months.

Also, my Toshiba technical specialist friend told me a little more on the picture quality management tools.

"On screen adjustments for Tint, Color,selective color enhancement, edge enhancement, mosquito noise, block noise, and random noise."

-Robert
Great news for those who have higher end HT that need better calibration features.
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Wow, the HD-DVD folks are really making this one easy. Why would you choose an HD-DVD player that costs the same as a Blu-ray player when you have virtually no studio support? The PS3 has 1080p output for goodness sake, and it's only $500. Mine starts up as fast or faster than a DVD and the quality is Fantastic. Universal is going to run out of titles soon, then they will start to double dip, and then people will realize that they can get 66% of all HD-DVD releases on Blu-ray.
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Wow, the HD-DVD folks are really making this one easy. Why would you choose an HD-DVD player that costs the same as a Blu-ray player when you have virtually no studio support? The PS3 has 1080p output for goodness sake, and it's only $500. Mine starts up as fast or faster than a DVD and the quality is Fantastic. Universal is going to run out of titles soon, then they will start to double dip, and then people will realize that they can get 66% of all HD-DVD releases on Blu-ray.

Please read the ToS. This forum is not for Blu-ray vs HD DVD discussions. That goes into the "Smackdown" forum. Enjoy your PS3 and welcome to the boards. Come on over to the Smackdown forum and see if your debate skills can cut muster.
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There will be a firmware update that enables 1080p24 output for capable monitors.
Well that is fantastic news. Now if only they had DTS-HD MA codecs on board too...
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Wow, the HD-DVD folks are really making this one easy. Why would you choose an HD-DVD player that costs the same as a Blu-ray player when you have virtually no studio support? The PS3 has 1080p output for goodness sake, and it's only $500. Mine starts up as fast or faster than a DVD and the quality is Fantastic. Universal is going to run out of titles soon, then they will start to double dip, and then people will realize that they can get 66% of all HD-DVD releases on Blu-ray.
But I don't have to spend $1000 to watch HD DVDs, I could spend $500, or $400, or $200. I spend $44 on my HD DVD drive, gotta love Gamestop credit! I knew old PS2 and XBox games were good for something
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None of the Blu-ray players have the Silicon Optix chip like the XA2. The XA2 is actually cheaper than most SD DVD players with this chip, and people pay thousands of dollars for external scalers with similar performance.

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