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Old 02-09-2007, 01:34 AM
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A-1 Times via HDMI (Firmware 2.0)
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Power off to picture with DVD in drive................................67 seconds
Power off to picture with HD DVD in drive..........................103 seconds

Power off to open drawer............................................ .....70 seconds

Powered open drawer to picture with DVD in drive..............32 seconds
Powered open drawer to picture with HD DVD in drive.........70 seconds
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A-2 Times via HDMI (Firmware 1.3)
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Power off to picture with DVD in drive.............................46 seconds(-21)
Power off to picture with HD DVD in drive.........................?? seconds

Power off to open drawer............................................ ..40 seconds(-30)

Powered open drawer to picture with DVD in drive..............22 seconds(-10)
Powered open drawer to picture with HD DVD in drive..........27 seconds(-43)
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:22 PM
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67 seconds for DVD?! I knew it took a long time but I never knew it was actually that long. The DVD delay has always baffled me because with so much processing power you would think that the A1 would be able to handle an SD DVD with as much if not more speed than a standard DVD player, especially with a damn pentium 4 under the hood
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:09 PM
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holy fawk! those are some god damn long times
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:31 AM
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I am reworking the numbers with the new 1.3 firmware on the A-2. The power off to open drawer time has been reduced by a full 33 seconds with the new firmware ! I will have all the times updated soon.

All in all with the new firmware I think that this player is a worthwhile upgrade if you dont mind loosing the analog outs.

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Old 03-03-2007, 11:19 PM
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I do like mine. The only problem is it has left me with a HD-A1 and a 360 add-on sitting boxed up here at my house. But, oh well.
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Old 03-03-2007, 11:41 PM
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Has anyone ever heard why the Toshibas are so slow?

I have the HDA1 and love the player but the slowness does bother me. My DVD players are pretty much instant, the PS3 is pretty much instant, even my computer boots up faster than my HDA1.

I would say it is a minor inconvenience rather than a negative but I've never actually heard what causes the slowness.
That's a good question. I went to answer that for a friend the other day and then realized that the other players (add-on, ps3) move a lot faster. So I said I didn't know.
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Old 03-04-2007, 12:15 AM
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this is interesting, keep up the good work
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Old 03-04-2007, 02:42 AM
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Has anyone ever heard why the Toshibas are so slow?

I have the HDA1 and love the player but the slowness does bother me. My DVD players are pretty much instant, the PS3 is pretty much instant, even my computer boots up faster than my HDA1.

I would say it is a minor inconvenience rather than a negative but I've never actually heard what causes the slowness.
It may be because the HD A1 is actually more like a PC than a player. As I said before, It's got a Pentium 4 motherboard, PC2700 RAM, operating system (linux if I'm not mistaken, althougn it may be Win CE), etc. Because of that, it has to boot the OS, start the software that runs the HD DVD drive, and then load the disk. But as to why the A2 is so much faster, it may just be the faster drive.

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Old 03-04-2007, 07:29 AM
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I have no quote, but I believe it's been stated before that it's Linux-based. Also, all the "open source" statements in the box give it away
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