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Old 10-30-2007, 12:49 AM
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that makes no sense especially since I think the A1 had 5.1 analog., I Love my system although a bit dated it doesn't even have optical, the XA2 is the only HDDVD with 5.1 connections ??
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a) to save money
b) to force you to buy an XA2 (which does at least give you the fabulous REON chip)

I went with the XA2, picked it up new on Amazon at $499.
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:10 AM
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yeah I love the XA2 don't get me wrong, I have been eyeing that one for a while, the A35 as well although no reon chip.
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:02 AM
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a) to save money
There's quite a bit of cost to put in the multichannel analog outputs. It's probably one of the reasons that the Blu-ray players are more expensive. You find multichannel analog outputs on every Blu-ray player, but only on the high end HD DVD players (AX2, A35). There's the DAC chip itself, the chips that convert the analog signal to line-level for suitable outputting to a receiver/preamplifier, the capacitors that go along with that stuff, and the internal circuitry to wire all that up. All that increases the complexity of the board, and hence, the manufacturing cost.
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