After all is said and done in my quest for a true stand alone HD-DVD player I've got an HD-A30
I was wanting a Player that could bitstream the HD codecs but lets face it, the value of HD-DVD starts rapidly diminishing when buying the XA-2, A35, or UP5000.
not really, it actually isn't that bad
Thanks to the efforts of some determined individuals
the HD-A30 CAN BITSTREAM MOST CODECS (no True-HD or DTS-MA) with some different firmware.
A30 -> A32.5 halfway is still OK
Guess I'm stuck doing onboard->PCM conversion for True-HD and DTS-Core. After doing a quick survey of the HD-DVD I have, most are DD+ anyways
I can live with the onboard for D-THD, and How many North American DTS-HD releases are there? 1???
THOUGHTS / DISCUSSION ???