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Old 03-09-2007, 10:28 PM
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So how many of us are waiting for the A20 to be released?
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:31 PM
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I have the HD DVD AO for 360 (also have 60GB PS3). I'll wait for the review first.
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:08 AM
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So how many of us are waiting for the A20 to be released?
I just bought the A2 off of Amazon, so I'll wait and get a 1080P HD-DVD player for when they drop in the $200 price range. I have a 1080P capable TV, I just didn't want to spend more money than need be. I hear that 1080i looks just as good.
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Old 03-10-2007, 02:13 AM
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I highly doubt anyone will notice a difference between this and the A2.
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Old 03-10-2007, 02:25 AM
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I have a 1080P capable TV, I just didn't want to spend more money than need be. I hear that 1080i looks just as good.
1080i is not "just as good," it is good. If your TV is already 1080p, chances are that it also deinterlaces any 1080i signal. Don't believe the hype about how the quality of 1080p is superior to 1080i. The difference is minute and can only be distinguished on a 50" or higher set sitting two feet away or less and on those sets which actually accept a signal with a native resolution of 1080p (the Sony 60" XBR1 does not accept any signal at 1080p). HD DVDs have a native resolution of 1080p because Toshiba, I'm sure, are fully aware that when sets which accept this resolution signal are more readily available, consumers will not be disappointed.

As far as the A20 goes, I'm actually excited. My only concern is that it come with HDMI 1.3 so that we don't miss out on the lossless soundtracks.
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1080i is not "just as good," it is good. If your TV is already 1080p, chances are that it also deinterlaces any 1080i signal. Don't believe the hype about how the quality of 1080p is superior to 1080i. The difference is minute and can only be distinguished on a 50" or higher set sitting two feet away or less and on those sets which actually accept a signal with a native resolution of 1080p (the Sony 60" XBR1 does not accept any signal at 1080p). HD DVDs have a native resolution of 1080p because Toshiba, I'm sure, are fully aware that when sets which accept this resolution signal are more readily available, consumers will not be disappointed.

As far as the A20 goes, I'm actually excited. My only concern is that it come with HDMI 1.3 so that we don't miss out on the lossless soundtracks.
It should have HDMI 1.3
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1080i is not "just as good," it is good. If your TV is already 1080p, chances are that it also deinterlaces any 1080i signal. Don't believe the hype about how the quality of 1080p is superior to 1080i. The difference is minute and can only be distinguished on a 50" or higher set sitting two feet away or less and on those sets which actually accept a signal with a native resolution of 1080p (the Sony 60" XBR1 does not accept any signal at 1080p). HD DVDs have a native resolution of 1080p because Toshiba, I'm sure, are fully aware that when sets which accept this resolution signal are more readily available, consumers will not be disappointed.

As far as the A20 goes, I'm actually excited. My only concern is that it come with HDMI 1.3 so that we don't miss out on the lossless soundtracks.
I have a 50" Sammy DLP 1080p and I sit about 8-9 feet away. I was reading that the Sammy deinterlaces the 1080i, so I should be fine. I just ordered the A2 for about $355 off of Amazon, much cheaper then getting the A20 for $450+.
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As far as the A20 goes, I'm actually excited. My only concern is that it come with HDMI 1.3 so that we don't miss out on the lossless soundtracks.
You don't need HDMI 1.3 for lossless soundtracks. HDMI 1.1 will pass lossless audio.
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You don't need HDMI 1.3 for lossless soundtracks. HDMI 1.1 will pass lossless audio.
That's true, but then there's the issue of deep color.
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That's true, but then there's the issue of deep color.
No existing players pass true color anyway.
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