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Old 01-29-2009, 12:10 PM
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For those of you with the Onkyo DV-HD805 players, you might be interested in an XA2 remote available on eBay for $31, + $6.95 Priority Mail. In addition to it's solid heavy weight and backlit buttons, it has the Picture button for accessing the adjustments to the Reon processor.

While I mapped over the Picture button to a cheap learning remote before I sold my XA2, I sprang for one. I don't care for Universal remotes, and really missed the XA2 remote, the best remote control I've ever used.

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Old 01-29-2009, 01:23 PM
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Thanks, Cochise, picked one up for my Onkyo. I agree, the best remote I've ever had.
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Thats a great deal thanks
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Thats a great deal thanks
Yeah, I thought it was a pretty fair price, I've seen them listed for around $60. He seems like a real decent eBay seller. We've been emailing back & forth as I was explaining to him what the Picture button does, and one response was interesting -

"FYI, these remotes are all that's left after Toshiba scrapped their entire inventory of new, returned, and refurbished HD-DVD players. It was sad to see pallet loads of new XA2s being destroyed!"

Sad? I can think of another reaction -
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Oh shit!... I wish I hadn't read this thread now.
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:57 PM
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For those of you with the Onkyo DV-HD805 players, you might be interested in an XA2 remote available on eBay for $31, + $6.95 Priority Mail. In addition to it's solid heavy weight and backlit buttons, it has the Picture button for accessing the adjustments to the Reon processor.

While I mapped over the Picture button to a cheap learning remote before I sold my XA2, I sprang for one. I don't care for Universal remotes, and really missed the XA2 remote, the best remote control I've ever used.
That is a great deal. I looked in to xa2 remote prices when I got a xa2 off ebay that wasn't supposed to have a remote (back in May i think it was) and they were $80-90 lowball and most over $100. turned out it did have a the remote and I use it with the onkyo now.

There are a few other sellers that have them form around the same price ($20 + $11 shipping ) seems Toshiba dumped some of there excess HD DVD inventory
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For anyone still in the market it looks like a seller is now offering the same remote for 10.00 plus 11.86 for shipping. Since I'm a new member I can't post links but just search for SE-R0251 on ebay and the sellers store will pop up on the bottom.

As of this posting there is still 34 available. I just purchased an Onkyo HD805 on ebay so this was a no brainer for me.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:22 AM
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Nice thanks! Glad I waited. Here is the link. Got one for $21.55 shipped.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Toshiba-HD-DVD-P...ice_Trackballs

Ya this sounded like BS to me because they still need them for repairs and stuff.
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Received the remote today. Looks brand new, he also shipped it in a pretty big box. Ton of packing material
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I'm thinking about ordering a few since the shipping doesn't really go up any.

Ergonomics aside, this aluminum remote is one of the coolest gadgets around. It also really shows how much more effort Toshiba put into the total HD DVD experience than the Blu monkeys did with their first few generations of equipment.
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