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Old 04-11-2007, 02:08 AM
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Default Impressions on the new HD-A20?

The new player has been out for about a week or so and was curious to see what actual users impressions are about this new 1080p HD DVD player from Toshiba.

Seems like it does HD DVD the same as the highly regarded XA-2, but lacks the upconversion quality of that unit, as well as analog outs.

What about build quality? The A2 is kind of flimzy feeling-at least compared to the A1. I'm assuming the A20 is similar?

The other question I have is regarding audio. On the A2, Dolby Digital Plus & True HD tracks are transcoded in the player to DTS 1.5 mbs when the optical output is used. However, on the XA-2, this is not the case. The audio is downmixed to DD at 640 kbs. Does the new A20 do the same?

This is not an issue if one uses the HDMI connection.

Look forward to reading some actual thoughts and comparisons. Thanks!
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