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Old 02-01-2007, 03:58 PM
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I'm thinking about getting the new XA2 and then I saw the upscaler dvd player from Samsung. It got me thinking will these upscaler dvd players hurt the sales of the next gen? I mean the average person will see the price difference and see that that can get high def without the high def cost?


I think this will cause more confusion for the average joe
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:04 PM
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I've seen plenty of upscaling DVD players over the past couple of years. In my humble opinion: they're not worth a damn unless you're willing to spend $300+. The point where they are great = $800+.

For that kind of money (or a little more):

$300+ = Toshiba A2
$800+ = Toshiba XA2

They play both HD DVD's and DVD's (and look great doin' both).

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Old 02-01-2007, 05:09 PM
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When HD DVD and Blu-ray were young I remember seeing some Upconverted DVD pics side by side with HD DVD movie pics. It was in the AVS forums. I really doubt I can find it though. Those forums are just so massive.
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I'm thinking more from the average person who can't tell the difference or cares. It's a good way to go if you wanted to wait out the war.
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I'm thinking more from the average person who can't tell the difference or cares. It's a good way to go if you wanted to wait out the war.
I can't see any difference in SD and upconverted with my samsung dvd player.
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I can't see any difference in SD and upconverted with my samsung dvd player.

Thanks, I think I will go buy best buy and see if they have demos.
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I've been wondering how many times someone buys a new HD DVD player and a hybrid HD DVD movie and puts it in on the DVD side and went "wow, HD is awesome!" hehe.
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:04 PM
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I can't see any difference in SD and upconverted with my samsung dvd player.
Same for me when I bought a Standard Def Toshiba Upconverter. But I definitely noticed a difference when I used my A2 as un upconverter. Especially in movies like Revenge of the Sith or the Incredibles.
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I saw a Site that did a side by side by side of BD, HD DVD and Up Con SD in 1080P. They used Syriana, M:I III among a couple of others. I had been trying to find that site again so I can Bookmark it for posterity but, to no avail. It was a REALLY great side by Side I think They had the X360 HD in there for comparison too.
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I saw a Site that did a side by side by side of BD, HD DVD and Up Con SD in 1080P. They used Syriana, M:I III among a couple of others. I had been trying to find that site again so I can Bookmark it for posterity but, to no avail. It was a REALLY great side by Side I think They had the X360 HD in there for comparison too.

If you can find please post. Thanks
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