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post #1 of 4 Old 04-27-2016, 02:48 PM - Thread Starter
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Need Used HD-DVD Player!!

After moving I finally started working on organizing my many Bluray movies and I was surprised that I had about 20 HD-DVD movies. So I was thinking a used HD-DVD player may be better than throwing away these movies.

I have found several on Amazon, but I don't know what to look for to make sure I get one with the latest software.

What brands and model numbers do I need to look for?

Sony XBR-75X850C - Living Room
Samsung UN60J6300AFXZA - Bedroom
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I would suggest a Toshiba HD-A35 or HD-A30. Firmware 4.0 was the last update issued (you could always update a player purchased with an older firmware installed). Both of these players can ouput 1080p. The A35 can bitstream Dolby TrueHD, while the A30 will decode it to lossless pcm and bitstream that. I doubt you would hear much difference and for the sake of 20 titles, I expect either model will serve.

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You could also go for an HD-xa2 which gives you 1080p output, bitstream or decode multichannel audio. Latest version is 4.0 and it can be made DVD region free with a firmware hack to install the Euro firmware.
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How much do they sell for at Amazon? You should probably check the AVS Classifieds to see if any are available there for comparison. Heck, many of the people still following this forum probably have extras in storage if you wanted to throw an offer out there (if not against forum rules, not sure).
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