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I have an Xbox add on but would like to get a stand alone player. Just looking at 1080p and would also like TrueHD/DTS HD support. Based on price, reliability, and having those specs what HD DVD player would you recommend?

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IIRC Pan's Labyrinth is the only HD DVD with DTS HD MA.
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oops. I think it was the only one with 7.1 then

EDIT: I was looking around. I should have said domestic major studio release. There are some imports, music and demos with DTS HD MA.
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Yeah, looks like very few, mostly imports.

I'm going to make a list. I'll star a new thread on this so we don't get off topic, leaning toward the xa2.

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Ok so looking at the detailed specs tab it would seem these can't bitstream the DTS HD MA, just the Core?

XA2

A35

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actually, they both bitstream...I have both and they both do.
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I went with the XA2, it arrived yesterday and I got it set up with no problems. I sampled Twilight Zone: The Movie, in TrueHD. This is a fantastic player and the remote looks like the best I've ever seen.

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awesome. they are easy to fix if they stop reading HD DVDs. I fixed 2 XA2s with this $7 part.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/180752035569?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
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Just curious, I have a HD-XA2 that I am having trouble getting past VER 2.5 firmware from a upgrade disc to VER 4.0. Think it may be the laser? Display on the front panel of the XA2 never goes past VERUP and the player is frozen on 1080i output.

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