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Old 12-07-2006, 06:15 PM
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Default First Toshiba HD-A2 report!

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Yes, got A2 From BB today! Had my A1 in to their repair facility for over a month and they said not repairable, so gave me exchange for A2. I tried to get A2 before lunch today but had not come in yet!

Behold, got phone call from BB at 1PM and UPS just delivered the first A2 shipment so dashed over and picked it up.

I know there are many questions, and I only had chance to do quick test but so far it's much better than A1 for performance. I checked out the first problem title for most folks with E.O.Days and played TrueHD track flawless not lag, pause or hiccups at all. Then checked out some of KK just to be sure it works and just fine with it.

First thing I noticed on my setup is even better blacks, at least to my eyes. Also much faster, how fast? just like Toshiba says about twice as quick as A1. Another plus is when movie does start don't get all the flashing and video noise like the A1, just starts smooth like it should.

Not a lot of time spent with it yet, so hope this helps take the edge of all you folks still waiting for it to get in your hands. I think it is well worth the wait, but of course my A1 was great for about 6 months before it got sick, hope our new A2's will have better results
Ummm yes I'm buying this sucker early next year.
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:06 PM
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that sounds good i was leaning to either getting this or the PS3.
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Old 12-08-2006, 01:09 AM
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Wow thats great news because I should be getting the 1080p version when it comes out.

Quick question - How is the detail? Sharper, smoother? And how are the colors, do they appear the same? And are you having any lip sync issues?
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Old 12-08-2006, 01:27 PM
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Good news - I'm still figuring out whether to go for the XE1 when it releases here!
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Old 12-08-2006, 03:21 PM
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I am really surprised that this is not getting more interest here. I would suspect someone would have had that sucker torn apart to do a CE autopsy by now and report the results ASAP!
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:09 PM
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Hell it's getting hard to find reviews on the quality of the players. I guess people are actually working on this friday. I'm sure we'll see a whole bunch of reviews next week as people play with their new toy.
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:14 PM
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Just saw the A2 at Best Buy. Hooked up to a sweet $6500 Pioneer plasma display, right in front of the electronics department. Playing the Grinch, and looked awesome!
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Great ..finally some decent displays to showcase HD DVD.
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Old 12-18-2006, 03:03 PM
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here is another link of how well the A2 is doing

at 1080x1920.net
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:58 PM
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Thanks for the review!
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