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Old 02-05-2008, 03:49 PM
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Default What HD-DVD player model is the best one to get?

Out of all the HD-DVD players to get which one is the best one to get.....
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:55 PM
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Out of all three of them?

Usually the top-end model is the best.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:56 PM
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if you're talking about the 3rd gen players, then the A-35

but all of them are great
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:30 PM
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Out of all the HD-DVD players to get which one is the best one to get.....
Out of all HD players the Xa2 is King.

Out of the 3rd gen, The a35 is the top dog. However be may unnecessary depending on what you want.
The A35 can downstream audio via 1.3 hdmi, I believe has RCA 5.1-channel audio output.

Both the A30 & A35 upconvert DVD near the same, if not the same. Have 1080p and are capable of 1080p/24p.

So really it depends on if you need the extra features of the A35, I know plenty who don't and have gone with the a30.
For $231 (at amazon) the A35 is a good deal, and $151.68 for the a30 is outstanding.

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Old 02-05-2008, 04:37 PM
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XA2 all the way.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:47 PM
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:50 PM
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Out of all the HD-DVD players to get which one is the best one to get.....
Out of all I would get HD-A35. 1080p/24, high bitstream audio support up to 7.1 via HDMI. All of that for less than $299
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:01 PM
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I just got the A-35. It is a good machine, but it will not bitstream 7.1, well I can not say that for sure as the movies are not 7.1. Dolby TruHD shows up on my receiver, but no sound from the rear speakers and if I change the audio on the movie menu to DD, I get sound from the rear speakers. still a great machine though. Movies look great.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:57 PM
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Love my A35, I probably would have been fine with an A30 though...at the time though I just wanted the best I could afford.

If money isn't an issue go for the XA2.
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:46 AM
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A35 is now $226 at amazon
A30 $151.68 (No change since last post)
A3 $118.19

I finally pulled the trigger on the a35, great value for the price. I really want a Xa2. But the A35 is better than my tv can handle and just good enough to fully utilize our new kick ass receiver.

Probably give our old A2 away, sad really. I love that player because it's been trooper, played everything thrown at it and then some. May hold on to until I'm sure of the A35.
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