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Old 11-11-2007, 09:07 PM
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Anybody know if the Toshiba HD-D3 is 1080p capable? Or is it only 1080i? Costco's got 'em...so I'd like to know...
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:59 AM
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They are the Costco version of the A-3. They do 1080i max but include an HDMI cable when the A-3 doesnt. The also include the 2 movies like the A-3.

p.s. The 1080i/p thing is HIGHLY overrated. If you have a 1080p tv it will deinterlace the exact same way as the player does. There is no difference.
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:35 AM
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1080p is pure marketing hyperbole. I concur, and hopefully most people realize this when making buying decisions.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:43 PM
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Doubtful they will. Full HD and 1080p are the favourite terms of many AV sales people.

Beware of this player and its loading times. Try before you buy or at least be able to return it ie. Walmart doesnt allow returns on opened electronics I think, or maybe just gaming systems (that is the policy in Canada at least)
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:12 PM
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Doubtful they will. Full HD and 1080p are the favourite terms of many AV sales people.

Beware of this player and its loading times. Try before you buy or at least be able to return it ie. Walmart doesnt allow returns on opened electronics I think, or maybe just gaming systems (that is the policy in Canada at least)
Costco has a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee on their products. If you are not happy with it you can bring it back for a refund. Costco is known for only carrying the best products around, while Wal-Mart & Sam's Club are known for going the cheap route to increase their profits. If this machine was not up to Costco's standards it wouldn't be there in the first place, nor would they be marketing it as much as they are in their stores.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:28 PM
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There are no "load times" issues with these, there is about a 30-40 "start up time" for the player to "boot". Loading of movies is nearly instantaneous once the player is booted, you put the disc in, press the open/close button and it will start playing the disc in seconds.

Symantecs maybe, but when I think of "load times" I think of the 3 minutes to start BD titles like POTC, FF2, etc on some of the older stand alone BD players. I understand the PS3 is like greased lightning with anything BD which is sweet. I would love to see someone make a casing for the PS3 that makes it look like a stand alone, complete with IR port. That would be so sweet to me .

Honestly, the startup delay on the A2/A3/D3 is not that bad. My Onkyo 6 disc changer takes nearly that long and my plasma takes about the same time to get started up, so to me it's not that big of an issue to enjoy HD glory.
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:53 PM
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from my own experience, 1080i/p only becomes distinguishable at 48 inches. As I only have a 37" hdtv, 1080i looks just as good as 1080p
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:56 PM
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I'm with the group that says at least make sure your tv properly de-interlaces. If you aren't worried about this then no issue whatsoever.
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Old 11-14-2007, 04:27 PM
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Ditto to all the above.

And if your TV isn't 1080P, all of this is moot anyway.
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